Production Designer (Remote/seasonal in OHIO)

Location: WORK FROM HOME, OH
Date Posted: 01-09-2017
THE PERFECT CANDIDATE

Do you love t-shirts and swag? Are you speedy at Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, relish key commands, details, and well planned prints? Are you based in Ohio? We're looking for a production designer to work from home on a seasonal basis (Feb through April with the possibility of permanent remote hire). You'll be a crucial piece in our constant goal to make the best shirts & swag ever.

THE JOB

Prep graphics for apparel and promo products in both the college and corporate market (shirts, hoodies, hats, drinkware, bags, etc). This will entail double checking designs to ensure printability, breaking down the artwork to its simplest form, and reviewing design proofs to ensure intended results. Much of this will be in relation to the Greek System, so kudos if you were in a fraternity/sorority or know the scene. If you're into shirts, swag, and the college market, then this is for you!

THE COMPANY 
We are a screen printer, promo product peddler, graphic design firm and warehouse/fulfillment center; but most of all – we are brand evangelists. We tackle every project with unbridled enthusiasm, promising that in the end we always make the Best Shirts & Swag Ever.
For 6 of the last 7 years in a row we’ve been named one of the Fastest Growing companies in Washington. Merchandise we’ve created can be found coast-to-coast on the backs of college students and corporate execs alike.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
Prep art and send to suppliers/printers: make sure files are accurate and will print as expected.
Adjust and tweak art from designers to make it look/print better.
Review design proofs. Check min/max print requirements to ensure products will print well.
Color-correct garment icons to match physical garment swatches.
Track and prioritize lists so all jobs are completed on time. 
 
REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS
Ability/Desire to work from home seasonally (February through April). There is a possibility of permanent remote hire after this term, based on need.
Thorough knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop with the ability to work super fast 
Experience with screen printing and the environment is a plus
Good handle on organization and "clean" files
Attention to detail and disciplined work ethic
Ability to manage time so tight deadlines are met within Kotis' fast paced environment
BA in Graphic Design (or equivalent visual degree)
Positive, problem solving attitude
Spot color separation experience in Illustrator and Photoshop is also a plus
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