Title: Creative Artist

FLSA Status:  Full-time Employee/Non-Exempt/Hourly

Salary: Wage dependent on experience

Reports to: Creative Art Manager

Purpose: Ouray's new Production Artists will be responsible for the creation of customer specific graphics for textile screen printing and machine embroidering. Includes typesetting, coloring and custom logo production and ensuring accuracy and quality of work.


  • Ouray Sportswear is looking for a rockstar Creative Artist to join our fun and talented Creative Art team! We offer a business casual work environment with a competitive pay package AND a WORK/LIFE BALANCE ! Benefits, including medical insurance, PTO, holiday pay and 401(k), begin after 60 days of employment. We have a great company culture and many opportunities for training and advancement. Come join the best team in decorated apparel and headwear!


Supervisory Responsibilities: None


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create designs for screen print and embroidered decorated apparel.

  • Collaborate with creative department to arrive at a marketable product.

  • Manage varied creative workload within a corporate environment.

  • Respond to Art Direction, adjust to the needs of the client and refine design work accordingly.

  • Adhere to deadlines, be punctual and reliable.

  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.


Knowledge Skills and Experience required (unless otherwise noted):

  • Expert proficiency using PC based programs, Adobe Creative Suite - particularly Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.

  • Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose and produce visual art.

  • Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services.

  • Knowledge of customer service principles.

  • Knowledge of the English language with excellent ability to communicate ideas visually, verbally and in writing.

  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills. Must be detail-oriented.

  • Ability to work independently and within a team under pressure.

  • Proficiency in communication via email and basic internet usage.

  • Strong layout and typography skills.

  • Strong creative portfolio.


Skills that are highly preferred:

  • Illustration - Intermediate to Advanced Skills

  • Adobe Illustrator –Advanced Level Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop – Intermediate Level Skills

  • Adobe InDesign – Intermediate Level Skills

  • Typography - Advanced Level Skills

  • Knowledge of Screen printing processes

  • Knowledge of Embroidery processes

  • Knowledge of apparel art trends and ability to identify and design within art styles and vibes.

  • Ability to create art for varied markets and customers meeting their individual brand guidelines and Ouray's company standards.

  • Wage dependent upon experience


NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. The employee will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by their supervisor. Nothing in this job description shall create or is intended to create, or shall be construed to constitute a contract of employment, express or implied. Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job.