Production Artist - Licensed Apparel

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City of Industry, CA, USA
Posted 18 days ago
Full time


Our Product Development team (reigning champs of our annual costume contest), is looking for someone who is passionate about Licensed Fashion apparel and has an eye for details. The Production Artist is responsible for evaluating pre-production strike-off samples submitted by our Vendors. This role involves evaluating samples for quality, size, technique and checking colors based on Pantone standards against provided art file. Reviewing with Design and Production teams in person or remotely, then filling out and completing clear, accurate summaries of sample evaluation for Vendors to follow for any and all adjustments and revisions.

This role operates from our HQ located in the City of Industry, CA five days a week.

Pay range is $27.00 - $28.00/hr.

Please note the pay range for this position starts as listed in the job posting, but other factors such as an individual’s education, location, meeting the minimum job requirements for the role, training and experience, will determine the final salary for potential new hires.

What You'll Do

  • Review and manage art submits from vendors, comments, revisions and approvals
  • Log, photograph, evaluate and file submitted samples
  • Utilize preproduction expertise to advise PD Teams and Vendors on how to best revise and resubmit strike-offs for successful execution
  • Responsible for maintaining open communication and working relationship with cross functional partners including design, product development, and licensing
  • Performs other job duties as needed
What You'll Need
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience apparel art room production within a fashion retail company and/or agency
  • Formal training (certified) and/or educational background in Graphic Arts required. AA or BA in Graphic Design preferred
  • Expert level proficiency in a MAC based environment, utilizing Photoshop and Illustrator and Microsoft Office
  • Preproduction experience in Fashion apparel with background in separating art and preparing files to be print ready for overseas vendors
  • Excellent communication skills across all areas
  • Dedicated commitment to ensuring quality and exceeding designer and merchant satisfaction expectations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with others in a team environment
  • Comfortable working in a deadline driven, fast paced environment. Adaptive to change and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Flexibility to deadline demands and seasonal schedules
  • Meets deadlines, prioritizes appropriately, copes well with change, and maintains composure under pressure
  • Is accountable for results, approaches obstacles proactively and looks for ways to resolve problems and issues. Creative and effective problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of various printing techniques and processes

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