- Microsoft Word
- Adobe Photoshop
- Microsoft Office
- Adobe Illustrator
Fanatics is the global leader in licensed sports merchandise and changing the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel and jerseys. Through an innovative, tech-infused approach to making and selling fan gear in today's on-demand culture, Fanatics operates more than 300 online and offline stores, including the e-commerce business for all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA), major media brands (NBC Sports, CBS Sports, FOX Sports) and more than 200 collegiate and professional team properties, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs (Manchester United, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester City). Fanatics offers the largest collection of timeless and timely merchandise whether shopping online, on your phone, in stores, in stadiums or on-site at the world's biggest sporting events.
About the Team
We are a passionate group of product developers, designers, artists, merchants and planners where art truly meets science. Fanatics Brands is proud to be the largest purveyor of long-term rights and partnerships for all major sports leagues and hundreds of colleges. We are first to market with premium apparel and headwear along with official fan jerseys for the NHL, NBA and NFL. When the Super Bowl, Stanley Cup and World Series ends, we are the team running apparel to the players and delivering to fans around the globe. Our commitment to sports doesn’t stop there - we’ve made strategic alliances with Blizzard Entertainment, Disney, Marvel, Lucas Film and Pixar to bring fans an unprecedented assortment. At its core, Fanatics Brands is all about speed and agility. We are built to always respond to the ever-changing sports world.
The production artist will be responsible for replicating template-based designs with high attention to detail to ensure that all brand guidelines are met and accurate. Advanced Data, Graphic and Font replication experience needed to maintain aesthetic for Sports licensed business groups. Illustrator and Photoshop skills necessary to ensure graphic design integrity and maintain product quality. This position will also work with the graphic designer to gain knowledge about processes and conceptual thinking. This is a fast paced, exciting work environment where you will work with a passionate team, producing quality graphic apparel for the fans!
Supports and partners with internal creative department to replicate apparel design templates
Builds call-out lists that detail specific template attributes necessary for replication (i.e. font size, position and layout, color, abbreviations)
Maintains design templates and processes to meet production goals
Sends out comps for customer/sales concept approval
Must maintain the aesthetic integrity of replicated fonts and detailed graphics for our licensed partners
Occasionally edits graphics/images to ensure it meets company standards
Responsible for color matching product across multiple product categories
Associates Degree in Graphic Design, Fine Arts, or related field
At least one year of professional experience
Must have beginner to intermediate level experience with Adobe Illustrator Photoshop
Functional computer skills and familiarity with MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Exceptional attention to detail
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Familiarity with Pantone Matching System
Understanding fonts, typefaces and ability to cross reference, match and replicate. Graphic and font replication experience needed to maintain aesthetic for licensed business groups
Demonstrate some apparel embellishment knowledge
Ability to thrive and deliver results in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
Works well collaboratively with a team as well as individually
Sports fan, a plus
Schedule: normal business hours M-F and must have flexibility to be on-call, and work extended hours (overtime), nights and weekends to support business needs.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Usual office environment with frequent sitting, walking, and standing, and occasional climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and balancing. Frequent use of eye, hand, and finger coordination enabling the use of office machinery. Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the telephone.
Tryouts are open at Fanatics! Our team is passionate, talented, unified, and charged with creating the fan experience of tomorrow. The ball is in your court now.
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