Production Artist- Licensed Apparel

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


Our Product Development team (reigning champs of our annual costume contest), is looking for someone who is passionate about graphic tees and has an eye for details. The Production Artist will be responsible for processing, managing, and developing print ready artwork files.  In addition, the role will be responsible for overseeing the management of artwork at pre-production stage. This includes a variety of graphic art and print production functions such as overseeing preparation of artwork files, developing print-ready files for vendors, managing digital assets to be utilized throughout the apparel production process. 


  • Manage the development of artwork files, which includes layout, sizing and color call outs
  • Review and manage art submits, approvals and revisions
  • Utilize expertise in color and computer applications to finalize graphic designs and production callouts. Apply technical expertise as needed relative to scaling, artwork manipulation and cleaning artwork files
  • Responsible for maintaining open communication and working relationship with cross functional partners including design, product development, and licensing
  • Performs other job duties as needed


  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience apparel art room production within a fashion retail company and/or agency
  • Formal training (certified) and/or educational background in Graphic Arts required. AA or BA in Graphic Design preferred.
  • Expert level proficiency in a MAC based environment, utilizing Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Experience with licensed apparel
  • Excellent communication skills across all areas
  • Dedicated commitment to ensuring quality and exceeding designer and merchant satisfaction expectations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with others in a team environment
  • Comfortable working in a deadline driven, fast paced environment. Adaptive to change and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Flexibility to deadline demands and seasonal schedules
  • 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. Creative and effective problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience and knowledge of Direct to Garment printing is a plus
  • Demonstrated knowledge of various printing techniques including pre-production processes, artwork file preparation and requirements for print is a plus
  • Ability to create unique and original graphics a plus