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Production Shop Assistant



This is an entry level position in the sign world. The full/part time candidate will be introduced to every aspect of the sign business throughout their employment at Artisan Graphics Co.


The Production Shop Assistant will be working closely with the operations manager in making sure that the shop is running at peak efficiency. You will be responsible for shop cleanliness, trimming, laminating & mounting prints help running CNC Router, Vinyl Plotter, and Large Format Printers.


Responsibilities will also include laying vinyl on multiple types of substrates in the shop and in the field as well as helping the lead installer on larger installs.


While minimal experience is required, experience will help in determining starting pay. This position is perfect for recent high school graduates, college students, or someone looking to acquire new skills and enter into a new career path. Construction experience is a great plus.


You will typically work in our Streamwood office and travel to job sites for installations in our company vehicles.

Primary Job Duties


  • Ensure shop cleanliness and organization
  • Assist in operating large format printers, laminators, heat presses, CNC, vinyl plotters, media cutters, trimmers and mounting equipment
  • Help with on-site signs & graphics installations
  • Learn how to weed, mask, and apply vinyl lettering, wall paper, car wraps
  • Keep track of inventory, organize tools and provide light maintenance to our equipment and vehicles
Minimum Requirements


  • Lift 50 pounds unassisted
  • Be able to stand for prolong periods of time
  • Know how to operate Windows / Mac based computers
  • Know how to read a Tape Measurer to within a 1/16th of an inch
  • Must be able to take instructions and work independently
  • Perform basic math problems with or without a calculator
Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience in operating a CNC Router
  • Some Electrical or Welding experience
  • Experience in operating a Large Format Printer and/or a Vinyl Plotter
  • Experience in Adobe Illustrator, & Adobe Photoshop
  • Carpentry, painting, installing and other similar building trades
  • Sign industry experience

Graphic Designer

Artisan Graphics Co - Graphic Designer


Artisan Graphics Co. is looking for an enthusiastic and multifaceted graphic designer to join our team. In this role, you’ll collaborate closely with marketing and the rest of our team to generate concepts that tell a story, align with our clients’ messages and drive results. You’ll see a wide variety of projects through to completion touching on printing and signage projects most regularly. When you design with us, you’ll be working in a personable, highly collaborative environment where thinking outside the box and questioning the status quo are all in a day’s work.  You’ll also be required to work out of our Streamwood office.

Primary Job Duties


  • Determine the message each design should portray
  • Illustrates concept by designing rough layout of art and copy regarding arrangement, size, type size and style, and related aesthetic concepts
  • Preparing rough drafts of material based on an agreed brief
  • Reviewing final layouts and suggesting improvements if required
  • Meeting with project management and marketing department on a regular basis to ensure deadlines are met and material is printed to the highest quality


  • Proven corporate graphic design experience
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Experience working in a variety of design mediums
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to make smart, purposeful decisions regarding layout and typography
  • Experience designing in a collaborative setting
  • Word Press development a plus but not mandatory
  • Basic video editing skills a plus but not mandatory
  • Able to present a current portfolio related to graphic design
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