Graphic Designer - Seasonal/Remote

Location: Remote, OH
Date Posted: 07-12-2017
THE PERFECT CANDIDATE
Do you love t-shirts and swag... and especially designing graphics for said items? Are you speedy at Adobe Illustrator, relish key commands, brand guidelines and well kerned type? Are you based in Ohio? We’re looking for a graphic designer to work from home on a seasonal basis (August-October). You'll be a crucial piece in our constant goal of making the best shirts & swag ever.

THE JOB
Design sweet graphics from home for apparel and promo products in both the college and corporate market (shirts, hoodies, hats, drinkware, bags, etc). This will entail creating new designs, improving client art, and working with brand guidelines as well as product templates. 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 and enjoy working from home, 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
Create Designs for Apparel/Promo Items: Custom designs for college and corporate markets.
Improve Art from Clients: Adjust and tweak art from clients to make it look/print better when necessary.
Enforce Brand Standards: Make sure logos, colors, spacing, etc. are used appropriately.
Create Accurate Mockups: Place designs on product templates so mockups look accurate to what will print. Check min/max print requirements per medium to ensure products will print well.
Prioritize Lists: Track and prioritize lists so rush jobs and changes are done when needed and all other jobs/changes are also completed on time.
Complete Specified Jobs per Day: Must complete 6-8 news jobs per day (depending on job scope) and necessary revisions.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS
Ability/Desire to work from home seasonally (August - October). There is a possibility of permanent remote hire after this term, based on need.
Positive, problem solving attitude
Self-Motivated and solution oriented with the ability to work independently
Thorough knowledge of Illustrator and ability to work super fast (Photoshop knowledge a plus)
Good handle on typography since it relates to almost every product we make
Hand Illustration skills strongly desired
Screen-printing background a plus
Willingness to share ideas and work with other members of the remote design team
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)
Must have high speed internet.
 
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