Summary: The 2D Graphic Designer/Illustrator will work with the Creative and Marketing Departments to design and utilize licensed and original artwork to create unique products such as beverageware, home decor, wall art and more. This individual must have excellent design and typography skills, some illustration skills, knowledge of print production techniques and processes, and awareness and enthusiasm for anime and pop culture trends. Licenses include Naruto, Demon Slayer, Dragon Ball Z, Attack on Titan, Resident Evil, The Office, Golden Girls and more.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Translate licensed art assets to designs on products
  • Work with Photoshop mockups to create photo-realistic product art with designs created
  • Design and illustrate original artwork/typographic solutions for product
  • Produce 2D layouts of brochures, sell sheets and pitch decks
  • Create production ready artwork that is prepared properly with clear instructions for manufacturers
  • Research top of trending anime, entertainment, and pop culture, along with knowledge and basic understanding of various gaming titles.
  • Actively participate and contribute to team brainstorms and concept pitches
  • Work within PLM program to track design deadlines and sample reviews

Skill and Capabilities

  • Ability to layout type/image on page and product that is aesthetically pleasing
  • Understand branding and style guides and design within guidelines both accurately and creatively
  • Interest, enthusiasm and knowledge of anime, movies and top shows, and pop culture trends
  • Self-motivated and able to manage day to day workflows and shifting priorities
  • Ability to multi-task and work quickly under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Great attitude and work ethic
  • Excellent communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail
  • Understands print production techniques and willing to learn new manufacturing techniques
  • Proficiency in Adobe: specifically, Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
  • Great typographic skills and some illustration skills
  • Website design/development is a plus
  • Ability or willingness to learn PLM program necessary for daily tasks

Experience/Education:

Degree in relevant area of Graphic Design with good Illustration skills, with minimum 1-2 years practical experience beyond coursework. Four-year College degree in Graphic Design/Visual Communication preferred

About our company: Just Funky is a premiere manufacturer of licensed and private label merchandise for the mainstream retail market. Our goal is to create the most innovative products with unmatched quality. Just Funky takes pride in leading the industry by developing new ideas and being able to translate them to unique products that fans love.