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Production Designer/Graphic Artist

Company: Gear Up Sports, Inc.
Location: Hillsboro
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

*Mission: * gearUP's mission is to inspire and unite teams with customized gear for work and play. Everything we do is designed to ease the burden on managers and coordinators in dealing with uniforms and apparel. We are differentiated in the market via a unique eCommerce platform that enables parents, athletes, and employees to order their own items and ships them directly to their homes or business in two weeks or less. We are an authorized team dealer for Nike and Carhartt. We have been one of the fastest-growing companies in the Pacific Northwest since 2018. Now is a great time to join our rapidly expanding business team!

*Job Description: * This is a hybrid or on-site position. Art team members work with the gearUP sales team and their customers to prepare garment embellishment proofs and create digital content for production and marketing. This is an operational role that involves being on-hand in the production area in a *high-volume environment*. This position will also be supporting the sales team. Team members are very detail oriented with particular attention to design elements: including colors, design sizing, appropriate placement, and apparel or product functionality. They work with and manage, multiple inbound requests and competing deadlines. This role will be cross-trained in collateral areas of responsibility for the support of production teams and overall company success.

*Responsibilities include*

- Receive, understand, and validate design requests from Sales team

- Conversion of existing designs, from multiple formats into vectored art

- Creation of unique designs based on basic request from customer

- Ensure function and fit of requested design to specific garments

- Ensure that design requests meet company standards

- Customer facing 'Proof' creation for graphical representation of embellished garment design

- Compile, sort and verify the accuracy of data before it is sent out to the Sales team

- Communicate with sales team and customers on best embellishment methods and materials

- Communicate with outside vendors to aid in production of media related to designs you have created

- Communicate with production team to fulfill customer embellishment requests

- Manage digital assets

- Work with design team to review new products for design details and embellishment options

- Support and assist in webstore deployment.

*Required Skills & Qualifications: *The ideal candidate is motivated by a passion for growth and learning, as well as a desire to create continued efficiency and improvement in all processes that support a rapidly growing company. The candidate will be able to deal with potential ambiguity and have outstanding problem-solving skills

*Skills & Qualities*

--- Attention to *detail and accuracy *under ambiguity and pressure

--- Experience in *vectored art and recreation*

--- Experience in Data Entry

--- Basic working understanding of image resolution, file formats, compression, etc

--- Proficient in *Adobe Illustrator (Pen Tool) *and Acrobat Pro

--- Ability to read and interpret order requests and other written instructions.

--- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

--- Strong communication skills to facilitate effective and efficient workflow across multiple departments.

--- Excellent time management skills

--- Familiarity with other Creative Cloud tools a plus

--- Proficient with Microsoft office tools, Outlook, Excel, and Teams or other collaborative communication platform (Slack)

--- Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities.

--- Work independently, and as part of a team.

--- 'Can Do' attitude and willingness to take on new tasks as requested.

--- Energetic and motivated.

--- Previous involvement in athletic programs a plus

--- Overtime will be required during peak production seasons.

*Experience & Education*

- High school diploma or GED required

- Experience in high volume print production and/or like environment

*Physical Requirements: *

- Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer

- Talking, listening, and typing for extended periods of time

- Manipulation of computer mouse and other small wrist movements required for digital design tools

*Benefits: * gearUP offers competitive pay and benefits including paid time off, paid holidays, health/vision/dental insurance, 401(k) Plan with match, FSA Plan, EAP Plan, and product discounts.

*How to apply: * *Submit cover letter and resume at https://gearupwithus.com/gearup-careers/*

*Equal Opportunity Employer*

_gearUP Sports, Inc.is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to individual's race, color, religion, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, age, sexual orientation, veteran and/or military status, protected medical or family leaves, domestic violence victim status, political affiliation, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws._

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00 - $19.00 per hour

Benefits:
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift
* Monday to Friday

Experience:
* Production: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Gear Up Sports, Inc., Hillsboro , Production Designer/Graphic Artist, Design, Graphic Design & CAD , Hillsboro, Oregon

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