Apparel Graphic Designer (Print on Demand)

Hot Topic HQ - City of Industry, California - Full-time


We're looking for a Graphic Designer to bring our Pop Culture designs to life through our product. This role will design original graphics and artwork for both licensed and non-licensed apparel.  You'll work with our Print on Demand design team to conceptualize and create the coolest designs for our customers at lightening speed.

What You'll Do:

  • Work under the direction of the design manager and design team to create original apparel graphics
  • Design original graphics and artwork, as well as contribute ideas to design process regarding color and placement
  • Work under the direction of the design manager to create artwork call outs and deliver to vendor
  • Make recommendations and changes on re-coloring existing artwork
  • Stay current with markets and up on current trends
  • Create graphics for both licensed and non-licensed apparel
  • Understand and oversee artwork process from design creation to print ready production

What You'll Need:

  • Geek-level knowledge of Hot Topic licensed partners (Disney, Marvel, Warner Brothers, Cartoon Network, Lucasfilm, studio ghibli and more)
  • Minimum 2-3 years of hands on experience in graphic arts and apparel design
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe CS6 Programs (Photoshop, Illustrator) is required
  • Formal Training (certified) and/or education in graphic arts required. Bachelor’s degree in Design or Graphic Design preferred
  • Ability to effectively use computer design applications and hand drawn/illustrations for mixed media artwork
  • You're a team player but also can thrive working independently on projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Illustrates a dedication to meeting requirements of internal and external customers, responding to all customer requests promptly and thoroughly
  • Strong communication skills including ability to work in a team environment, give honest, direct feedback and is a solid verbal and written communicator
  • Inquisitiveness and open mind regarding teen music and fashion trends
  • Meets deadlines, prioritizes appropriately, copes well with change, and maintains composure under pressure
  • Is accountable for results, approaches obstacles proactively and looks for ways to resolve problems and issues
  • Knowledge with DTG process and experience is a plus
  • Experience designing for licensed apparel
  • Ability to quickly design strong trend based graphics