Intern or Part Time Designer
September 10th, 2021


Job Description

Retro51 is looking to hire a graphic design intern or part time designer. Retro has 30 years in the gift industry creating fun and unique gift items with a specialization in fine writing instruments. We are a small team of 8-10 people that work together in our Richardson, Texas office and are looking for a talented and self-driven person to help out in the creative department. You would work inhouse next to the creative director doing a multitude of tasks from photography to creating social media graphics to creating graphics to be printed on the pen itself plus its packaging and sales material. If you are looking for a job that brings fun design projects, yet at the same time includes all the hard work that surrounds bringing the product to market then this position is for you. This job has the opportunity to turn into a full-time employment for the right candidate.

Job Responsibilities

You will work with the creative director through a wide variety of creative projects including:

- Creating social media graphics

- Sales material such as sale sheets and emailers

- Vector illustration to be used on the product (writing pens)

- Packaging design

- Assist with promotional product layouts

- Photography and Photoshop touch ups


Job Qualifications

• Passion for graphic design & illustration!

• Illustrator and Photoshop experience

• Some InDesign experience

• Apple Mac experience

• Photography experience not required but is a plus

• Vector Illustration experience definite plus

• Knowledge of Social Media marketing a plus

• Fun personality, strong work ethic and good attitude

• Excellent communication skills

• Love for writing pens, stationery and other office supplies even more pluses

How to Apply

Email your resume and portfolio (links) to

Email  Phone 972-818-5361
Additional Information

Feel free to reach out with any questions.

Posted By
Richard Koehler

Retro 1951 was founded in 1990 with a focus on unique gifts with an emphasis on fine writing instruments and the accoutrements of life. The pen is not only a pen but instead a vehicle to create a world of possibilities and a way of revealing who you are. The pen is a perfect gift that will last for years and serve as a token of achievement or fond memories. Retro merges the fashionable colors and designs of today with the vintage, quality ideals of yesteryear. Although Retro specializes in vibrant, unusual and fun pens, we also offer “other cool stuff” with uncommon stylings. All of these items are branded and packaged with electrifying graphics, colors and a feel of classic Americana. Every Retro piece is designed with an eye towards that nostalgic American Dream, and it could be best said that We make ‘em like they used to!TM


Richardson, TX

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