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Production Designer-Ornaments

Date: Aug 3, 2022

Location: Kansas City, MO, US, 64108

Company: Hallmark

     reqid: 129292 

Why we’re hiring and why we need you

We are looking for a creative, tech-savvy Production Designer to join our growing Ornaments business! You will work on projects from concept, through bid packs, and with our development team through product approvals. If you have visual creative and conceptual thinking skills, strong digital sculpting skills and clear communication skills, you might be a great match for this opportunity!

 

What we do and how we do it 

For over 45 years, Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments have helped bring the meaning and joy of the holidays to life. Our talented and passionate group of studio artists utilize a variety of traditional and digital sculpting techniques and high-quality materials to create more than 500 new ornaments every season, each one lovingly crafted and expertly designed to help consumers capture meaningful moments, honor important relationships, reflect individual interests, and relive timeless memories year after year. Today, Keepsake Ornaments are among the most beloved and widely collected in the world.

 

What your role entails and how you’ll contribute 
As a Production Designer in on the Ornaments team, you will create product SKUs for our ornaments lines by integrating creative elements such as 3D modeling, digital color application, 3D output using rapid prototyping methods. You'll have accoutability for projects from concept, through bid packs, and work in partnership with our development team through final product approvals. In this role, strong digital skills, aesthetic judgment, decision-making, and problem solving skills are essential. You must also be technically proficient to ensure that all design deliverables in the program meet technical, color and reproduction requirements.

 

In addition to the creative design phase, you will assemble and/or coordinate bid pack activities and assembly of final deliverables, such as technical drawings, color call out sheets, clean 3D prototypes, lettering, and process explanations.You must understand and closely follow procedural guidelines across a variety of processes and formats to ensure accurate and complete digital and physical deliverables are released on time.

 

You will also collaborate with and mentor other 3D  designers and artists to ensure successful product creation and bid pack execution. The Production Designer is capable of completing a range of 3D modeling assignments, from basic to very complex. You will actively engaged with the Product Development Director, Studio Art Directors, and peers in maintaining a productive, engaged, flexible, and resilient creative environment.

 

This role includes working with leading licensed content and also original Hallmark content, so the opportunities are broad and exciting, and your creativity has endless possibilities.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS 

The following is required to be considered for this role: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree OR 4 years of professional work experience
  • Experience in a creative visual arts field, such as Illustration, 3D Design, Multimedia, or Graphic Design
  • Experience sculpting in a digital 3D program (ie: ZBrush, Modo, Freeform, etc.)

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Your resume and portfolio will stand out if you have: 

  • A creative portfolio that demonstrates:
    • Strong visual creative and conceptual thinking skills
    • Strong aesthetic judgement and strong use of trends, color, and design principles
    • Strong technical and production capabilities
    • A range of 3D modeling and rendering capabilities, from simple to very complex
    • Prior 3D product development experience
  • Work experience in a team environment
  • Commercial application of 3D design, graphic design, illustration, and lettering
  • Proficient at 3D digital prototyping using 3D rendering programs, color application using 3D paint programs, and skilled at using rapid prototyping equipment
  • Skilled at producing accurate final product outputs
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft 365 Suite
  • Outstanding communication and collaboation skills
  • Flexible and adaptable

 

Additional Details

This position is a hybrid role that must have the flexibility to work on site at Hallmark's headquarters in Kansas City, MO, as needed by the business. Hybrid schedule will be outlined in more detail during the interview phase of the consideration process.

 

Now’s your chance to embrace a future with Hallmark—just follow the instructions below to apply!

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: 

You must show how you meet the basic qualifications (listed below) in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields. Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT.  

 

A portfolio is required for this position. Your portfolio should be compiled into one PDF or Microsoft Word document that is no larger than 10 MB. You can also submit a link to a personal portfolio website, but only as a supplement to your uploaded portfolio. Applicants who do not upload a portfolio cannot be considered. 

 

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference checks. 

 

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About Hallmark - Connecting With Each Other Has Never Been More Important 

For more than a century, Hallmark has been bringing people together and improving the relationships that matter most. That’s why millions of people all over the world connect with the Hallmark brand. It has always been a mission so much bigger than any one of us who work here. Today, we need empathetic learners, strategic thinkers, and enthusiastic visionaries with diverse experiences and skills to help us create the rest of Hallmark’s second century as we shift to a more digitally savvy, unified approach that combines the best of brick-and-mortar retail with the efficiency of dot-com spaces. Help us imagine what our next hundred years could look like! 

  

When you join Hallmark, we will go out of our way to make you feel like part of the team, even in a remote/hybrid work environment. In the day-to-day, we’ll make the best use of the skills and talents you already have. We’ll also give you leadership opportunities and show you multiple potential pathways to future success. 

  

Our culture of care for our consumers and for one another shows in the way we embrace different backgrounds, identities, and working styles, deliberately seeking out ways to be more inclusive both internally among our work groups and externally through the things we make and sell to our retail partners and consumers. We believe that a broadly inclusive, equitable approach is also our best path to future success. We’re seeking out those who can bring a fresh perspective to our business and would love your input as someone new to our team! We can only change and grow when we intentionally include new perspectives–like yours. 

 

Good for You, Good for your Family, Good for the Community

We offer competitive healthcare and PTO, remote work options, flexible schedules, parental leave, support for professional development, and employee assistance programs to care for your total well-being. You can learn more about our benefits here. But we also know the idea of benefits is bigger than that. From volunteering for relevant-skills-based projects to helping children and families and others in need, from partnering with nonprofit groups to inspiring a new generation, Hallmark provides many simple and rewarding ways for you to give back to your community. We applaud and fully support all our employees’ efforts to make their communities better. Whether you’re living near the KC HQ or somewhere else, Hallmarkers have a number of ways to bring our values out into the world every day. We can help you direct your energies and passions toward the things that make life better for all, whether that’s volunteering, project-coordinating, donating, public-art-creating, or otherwise contributing to the neighborhoods that we call home. You can find out more about our approach to community involvement and corporate social responsibility here.

Hallmark is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.  Principals only please.


Nearest Major Market: Kansas City