Elk Grove Village

Cristaux is looking to hire a Drafting Technician. This position will be filled by someone who is passionate about design, pays attention to detail, has technical skills, artistic ability and excellent communication skills. This individual is someone who will use our computer software to prepare technical designs and drawing files to send off to the factories.

Qualifications and Physical/Mental Requirements:

The Drafting Technician is versed in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, CS5 or higher. Skills and education in CAD is a bonus. All resumes MUST BE accompanied with a detailed portfolio of work completed.

Basic Requirements

  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop CS6 or CC
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe InDesign CS6 or CC
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Acrobat
  • Good hand sketching skills is desirable
  • Must have Knowledge of 3D Modeling programs
  • Must demonstrate outstanding design talent, passion and creativity.
  • The ability to work directly in-house Graphic Designers.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to listen and advocate for best design practices.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, collaborative, flexible and professional with attention to detail is required

Specific Position Requirements:

  • Must have at least a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
  • Minimum of 2 years of design experience.
  • Must demonstrate outstanding design talent, passion and creativity.
  • The ability to work and report metrics directly to manager.
  • Full understanding and proficiency of Adobe Creative Cloud applications, including but not limited to InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator & Acrobat.
  • Proficiency in Auto CAD, 3ds Max, and Keyshot.
  • Fully accountable for the overall flow and organization of assigned projects to Creative Team.
  • Meeting the highest of customer service expectations and providing a very personable experience for our clients.
  • Involvement in sales meetings with clients or prospects to provide suggestions and solicit feedback may be required.
  • Open collaboration and contributing design ideas with internal and external parties to bring a design to life.
  • Management and oversight of the handoffs to the Art Department for virtual mockups or any other creative services.
  • Responsible for learning the decoration machinery & decoration methods used in the decoration of all products. This includes understanding the process of setting up the correct file types necessary for accurate production with instructions.
  • Keeping open communication with manager addressing constraints and successes.
  • Keep open communication/feedback/brainstorming/meetings within Creative & Fabrication Department for departmental growth & learning opportunities.
  • Facilitation of projects to 3rd party design assistance through vendors or other channels.
  • Proficient in adjusting client files and creating 2D & 3D designs.
  • Preparation of design files for internal and external production processes.
  • Frequent communication with the Procurement + Programs Manager with oversight and inspection of completed product.
  • Sending creative proofs, CAD design proofs and full broker project proofs.
  • Continuously be forward thinking to recommend and adjust processes to improve internal efficiency and the client experience.
  • Research and Development physically working with the machinery
  • Assisting in the build out and maintenance of the Procurement/Creative/Production matrix and training center.
  • Performs miscellaneous duties and projects as assigned and required.

Qualifications and Physical/Mental Requirements:

The Drafting Technician must have the ability to clearly and effectively communicate to clients and team in person as well as via email, phone, and video conference. The Drafting Technician must be able to work at a desk for majority of the day, but also capable of hand-on designing & creating of prototypes. A complete understanding of material & decoration options is mandatory, as well as application in the production process. Travel may be required based upon the needs of the business and development of the departments. Must also be flexible with hours and willing to work longer as needed.

Daily tasks include: Sitting, occasional walking or standing, answering phone calls, maintaining emails, communicating to team via chat client, participating in conference calls, computer related tasks, archiving files digitally, working in a team and independently, critical thinking, meeting with production team and/or clients, occasional travel, receiving packages, maintain good customer and employee relations.