Title: Assistant Graphic Artist
Reports to: Senior Graphic Artist
Position Summary: Weissman is a national Costume/Dancewear catalog/web retailer and manufacturer. The Asst. Graphic Artist is responsible for the creation of original graphics and sublimation artwork that are highly creative, brand relevant, and trend appropriate product for the Weissman customer. This individual protects the integrity of the brand by delivering product that fulfills the Merchandising strategies and meets the customers’ expectations in quality, design, and functionality. This position requires close collaborative partnerships with Technical Design, Product Development, Merchandising, Sourcing, and Production.
Strong ability to design highly creative and original artwork relevant to the Weissman customer.
Assist in the creation and production of all Customized product at Weissman.
Strong ability to design highly creative and original artwork relevant to the Weissman customer base.
Understand garment construction, fit, fabric and printing techniques applicable to the apparel industry.
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Trend and Market Knowledge:
Researches current artwork trends in partnership with Director of Design/Graphic Art Team.
Study competition relative to brand position to stay informed with what is new & directional.
Creates original artwork and assists with graphic art needs of the internal design team.
Understands internal/vendor capabilities for print techniques and fabric base limitations. (Dye-Sub, Vinyl Heat Press, DTG, Screen Printing)
Ability to operationalize original artwork across printing techniques. Dye-sub expertise considered a plus.
Ability to color match manage and approve strike offs. Knowledge of ErgoSoft RIP software, and/or EFI Reggiani printer a plus.
Maintains strong cross-functional partnerships.
Ability to communicate creative vision from concept to finished product and present designs to Director of Design/Cross-Functional Teams.
Communicates graphic work/original art to Pattern Makers, Technical Designers and vendors both domestic and international.
Analyzes sales and assortment along with competitor’s assortments, pricing, and catalog/web presentations.
Partner with Product Development and Product Assurance teams to ensure that all products meet or exceed the customer’s needs and expectations.
Designs that consistently meet planned sales and margin goals.
Meets all internal design, merchandising, purchasing and marketing deadlines as planned
Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Design or a related field
0 to 5 years of Illustration or Graphic Design in apparel or a related field.
Strong fashion and color aesthetic, with an ability to design & execute unique concepts.
Highly creative and self-motivated. Disciplined with a sharp eye for detail.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and collaborative team environment; flexible and adaptable to change
Manages role with finesse and diplomacy with an understanding of changing priorities, sense of urgency, execution of results and support for the team
Operates with high integrity, is productive under high pressure, hands-on when needed
Must align in value system professionally and personally with the culture of Weissman
No calls please