Illustrator/Designer

Employer
Cricut
Location
South Jordan
Posted
Aug 07, 2014
Closes
Sep 06, 2014
Contact
Hiring Manager
Category
Design
Duration
Full Time
JOB DESCRIPTION

General Summary of Position

Create compelling, custom illustrations and art for Cricut, Imagine, Cuttlebug, Yudu and other Provo Craft product lines in a digital format

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Illustrate/create original artwork and supplemental artwork where assigned
Illustrate and design in a wide variety of styles
Create new fonts (from scratch)
Formulate basic layout design and style concepts for projects assigned
Conduct research for product content and style for projects assigned
Complete custom cartridge features for art received from outside artists
Optimize vector artwork received from in-house and outsourced artists
Provide background inspiration information for cartridges
Provide and receive art direction from peers and outside artists
Provide insight, feedback, and new content ideas for artwork and new products
Keep up-to-date on current creative trends (home décor, crafts, scrapbooking, handmade products, sewing, party décor, weddings, paper crafting, etc.) to help conceptualize new products and art
Translate the artwork created into finished end-consumer projects
Create end-consumer projects (paper crafting, wearables, home décor and cards) from new and existing art content
Maintain an awareness of design trends, product knowledge and consumer interests
Communicate effectively about new content and products
Prioritize and meet deadlines
Team player, able to work with a wide variety of departments

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or Art
2 – 3 years experience preferred
Ability to perform each essential duty satisfactorily
Proficiency with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop is required
Proficiency with additional industry standard graphic software helpful
Working understanding of industry-specific vocabulary and technology
Working understanding of file types and exporting and importing of files
Outstanding creativity and artistic skill-set
Background and experience in crafting (projects (paper crafting, wearables, home décor and cards)
Ability to match existing art styles to provide supplemental original art
Knowledge of trends and trend forecasting helpful
Strong typographical skills and layout a plus
Experience managing and completing multiple projects simultaneously
Proficient on Mac platform
Portfolio required


Physical Requirements: Minimal lifting and bending

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