Production Artist II - NCAA - Jerseys

Florida - Tampa /
Fanatics Brands – Operations - FB - AVP /
Salaried
/ Hybrid
Company Overview
Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform to ignite and harness the passions of fans and maximize the presence and reach for hundreds of partners globally. Optimizing these long-standing partnerships, a database of more than 80 million global consumers and a trusted, recognizable brand name, Fanatics is expanding beyond its position as a global leader for licensed sports merchandise to now becoming a next-gen digital sports platform, featuring an array of offerings for fans across the sports ecosystem.

The Fanatics family of companies currently includes Fanatics Commerce, a vertically-integrated licensed merchandise business that has changed the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel, jerseys, headwear and hardgoods through a tech-infused approach to making and quickly distributing fan gear in today’s 24/7 mobile-first economy; Candy Digital, a digital collectibles company that is partnering with prominent sports properties, including MLB and MLBPA, to build an official NFT ecosystem; Fanatics Collectibles, a transformative company that is building a new model for the hobby and giving collectors an end-to-end collectibles experience; and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming and retail sportsbook platform. Additional ventures that will build out Fanatics’ footprint across the broader digital sports landscape will be rolled out soon.  Fanatics’ partners include all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA) and hundreds of collegiate and professional teams, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs. 
 
As a market leader with more than 8,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.
 
At Fanatics, we’re a diverse, passionate group of employees aiming to ignite pride and passion in the fans we outfit, celebrate and support.  We recognize that diversity helps drive and foster innovation, and through our IDEA program (inclusion, diversity, equality and advocacy) at Fanatics we provide employees with tools and resources to feel connected and engaged in who they are and what they do to support the ultimate fan experience.   

JOB SUMMARY:
The Production Artist II 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 cross functional internal partners such as: merchandising, graphic design, product development, Tampa Production Art, BKK Production Art and Operations. Responsible for gaining knowledge about processes, technical 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!

GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Supports and partners with internal creative department to replicate apparel design templates in line with league or branded need, with intermediate supervision
•Responsible for creating computer generated and/or full color graphics output that can be processed or layer separated through internal technology for apparel, jersey, and headwear products. Turning concepts into print –buy ready deliverables while understanding the full production process.
•Technical knowledge of graphic setups, fabric/twill graphic preparation, typography, color matching, application processes that are industry known is necessary for success, combining the instincts of a designer and the skills of an engineer.
•Builds out technical graphics to support innovative machines and changes to processes, that detail specific template attributes necessary for replication (i.e. font size, position and layout, color, abbreviations).
•Builds call-out lists that detail specific template attributes necessary for replication (i.e. font size, position and layout, color, abbreviations)
•Must maintain the aesthetic integrity of replicated fonts and detailed graphics for our licensed partners
•Responsible for color matching product across multiple product categories
•Assist Supervisor & Managers with flex assignments as needed
•Works on a variety of assignments on an as-needed basis
•Maintains records, documents, and other files.
•Maintains archive of images, photos, and previous work products.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
•Associates degree in Graphic Design, Fine Arts or related field, or the equivalent combination of education, training, or work experience that equals 3to 5years of experience in apparel manufacturing, Licensing or Sports related experience 
•Can provide a strong professional portfolio showcasing a wide range of skills/abilities 

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
•Must have intermediate to advanced level experience with Adobe Creative Suite
•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
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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.

Fanatics is committed to responsible planning and purchasing (RPP) practices, working with its business partners across its global and multi-layered supply chain, to ensure that planning, sourcing, and purchasing decisions, along with other supporting processes, do not impede or conflict with the fulfillment of Fanatics’ fair labor practices.

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