THE BASICS

Job Type: Seasonal Freelance/Contract

Location: Columbus, OH (MUST BE IN OHIO TO ATTEND TRAINING)

Workplace: Hybrid (In-person training followed by fully remote work)

Days/Hours: TBD hours/week (Days vary by shift)

Duration: 9/06/22 to 12/31/22 (16 weeks)

Pay: $15/ hour

Applicants must be available to attend in-person training sessions and have access to the following:

  • Reliable high speed internet
  • A computer (Mac is preferred but not required)
  • A Wacom tablet
  • Access to Photoshop

 

ABOUT PERKIE PRINTS

At Perkie Prints, we transform our customer’s ordinary photos into custom pet portraits printed on a variety of products. Since 2018, our small team of passionate pet-loving creatives has designed and printed over 17,000 unique pet portraits!

Members of our team can expect a friendly, casual work environment, flexible hours and unlimited access to cute pet photos!

What motivates us as a company:

  • Pride in Our Work – We take pride in doing great work for both our customers and our teammates. In everything we do, we strive to bring our best effort to our craftsmanship and attention to detail.
  • Giving Back – A portion of every Perkie Prints order is donated to animal rescue charities, and it inspires us every day to know that what we’re doing is making a positive difference in the world!
  • People First – Our top priority at all times is to treat our team members with respect and compassion. We look out for each other and work to cultivate a company culture that is positive, inclusive, and welcoming.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Our Art Department is looking for talented seasonal artists to help us create pet portraits during our busy holiday season. As a Portrait Artist, you’ll be working alongside other artists under the direction of the Art Team Manager to create the signature Perkie “look” that makes our customers fall in love.

Portrait Artist Responsibilities:

  • 85% Creating custom portraits
  • 5% Communicating with the Art Team Leader
  • 5% Emailing portrait previews to customers
  • 5% General organization (File naming, time tracking, etc.)

**NOTE: All artists will be assigned one of the following weekly shifts for the duration of this role. In your interview, please let us know immediately if you have a conflict with one of these shifts. If no conflict is noted, your shift assignment will be random. (Please note that once you are assigned to a weekly shift, that assignment will stay in place for the full duration of the season.)

  • Shift A: Monday – Friday (5 days total, 2-4 hours daily, (10-20 hours/wk))
  • Shift B: Sunday – Wednesday (4 days total, 3-5 hours daily, (12-20 hours/wk))
  • Shift C: Thursday – Saturday (3 days total, 4-6 hours daily, (12-18 hours/wk))
  • Shift D: Saturday & Sunday (2 days total, 5-8 hours daily, (10-16 hours/wk))

Please be aware that this is a seasonal position designed to provide support during our holiday rush. The only days our company will be taking off are Thursday November 24th (Thanksgiving Day), Saturday December 24th (Christmas Eve), and Sunday December 25th (Christmas Day)

 

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

Experience

Because we’re in a very unique line of work, there isn’t one single type of professional experience that aligns exactly with this job role. That being said, we think that any of the following types of experience would prepare an artist well for this position (The more of these you have experience with, the better!)

  • Any Remote Work Experience – Most of this position will be done remotely, so we would love to meet candidates who are pros at staying organized, motivated, and communicative when working independently from home!
  • Photo Editing – Calling all Photoshop wizards! Knowing how to edit photos quickly and smoothly will give you an advantage in this role.
  • Digital Art – We create digital artwork for our customers, so digital artists are a great fit for this role!
  • 2D Fine Arts – We love to see candidates who have a strong grasp of basic visual principles from a robust fine art education. Drawing, painting, and photography are most relevant to this role.
  • Custom Artwork Commissions – Experience creating original custom artwork for individual clients
  • Production Craftsmanship – Have you ever had a job where you had to make a lot of similar things in one day? From bakeries to glass blowing shops, any type of repetitive production experience could be useful in this role!

Technical & Artistic Skills

  • Fluent in Photoshop
  • Extremely comfortable using a Wacom tablet
  • Capable of adapting to the signature Perkie Prints aesthetic
  • Not required, but a BIG bonus: fine art experience rendering animals and/or fur in a realistic style

Soft Skills

  • Strong Attention to Detail
  • Independent Time Management
  • Proactive Communication
  • Dependability
  • Open to Learning From Feedback

Personal Qualities

  • Comfortable with Routine – Do you thrive on keeping a consistent daily rhythm? Do you love “getting into the zone” in a familiar creative process you know by heart? Good news! This role involves creating lots of similar pet portraits for long periods of time.
  • Bonus: Loves Animals – This one is completely optional, but we do think that Portrait Artists have more fun in this role if they genuinely love animals!

 

COVID-19 considerations: This position will be remote with the exception of in-person training. During training, we will follow any masking guidelines set by the city of Columbus. Masks will be provided for anyone who wishes to use them, and distancing will be used when possible.