Creative Production Artist

Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.

Location: US - IL - Chicago

May 2, 2018
Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.
Job Details


  • Design Production Skillset:

    • Primary function is to effectively execute the production of assets for the department and for specific projects.

    • Must have a graphic design portfolio that showcases a broad production and design skill set, while also demonstrating the ability to successfully build assets that carry a significant amount of detail.

    • Must be adept at extending an established brand standards and voice from one piece to others.

    • It is expected that candidate will quickly develop knowledge of each property's nuances and how it relates to creative assets.

  • Range of projects and work

    • Final file print preparation

    • Accurately creating multiple versions of a core creative asset

    • Successfully executing a large volume of revisions to an asset with minimal oversight

    • Rebuild concept art to print ready files

    • Asset management

    • Meta tagging

    • Archiving assets and photos

    • Re-sizing assets and photos

    • Building style-sheets and maintaining standards

  • Work Style:

    • Well organized, accurate and self-motivated.

      • High attention to details and accuracy.

      • Able to manage multiple projects, under tight deadlines while maintaining a positive attitude.

      • Able to work independently with little supervision. But also be part of the team.

    • Collaborative

      • Effective day to day collaboration with all members of GWR's in-house creative team.

      • Collaboration with the Creative Services Traffic Manager to prioritize projects and work load for all team members, to meet critical deadlines.

      • This position requires direct dialogue with external stakeholders, marketing operations and with the individual lodges in order to deliver the best possible end product.

      • Candidate at times will interact with 3rd party agencies including advertising/marketing agencies, GWR marketing partners, vendors to deliver the best end solution.

  • Campion new ideas and approaches, within the brand voice, to keep our brand evolving and unique. Balancing creativity with speed of execution.

  • Help ensure that in all we do the brand's energy, fun and heritage are present.

  • Be able to lead multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.

  • Build relationships in the marketing team, the operations team, the business development team and directly with the lodges.



Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum Associates degree in Graphic Design or similar discipline.

  • 2-3 years of professional design experience.

  • Technical Skills:

    • Proficient in the Mac platform, as well as in the most recent Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat). Also general knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

    • Ability to quickly master a Digital Asset Management system, including uploading and assigning meta data to assets.

    • Up-to-date knowledge of widely used Internet-based services such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram.

    • Demonstrates a record of protecting organization's value by keeping information confidential.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Illustration, Sketch-up, Wayfinding or Photography

  • Knowledge of Hotel, Lodging, Entertainment or Amusement industries


Additional Details
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.