- Location: 95060
Job Category: Arts, Entertainment, and Media
Status: Part Time, Temporary/Contract/Project
We are looking for illustrator/cartoonist/comic artist/graphic artist to work as an independent contractor (with all that that entails) to perform illustration and graphic duties on original projects. Projects may deal with health, military, patriotic and/or educational subjects for various media outlets (print, internet, TV, etc).
WHO WE ARE:
An independent media company, in business since 1993, that is producing illustrated entertainment in print and animation formats for the public.
WHAT WE EXPECT:
You will have the unique opportunity to assist in the creation of unsurpassed products for the public market place.
You will be required to sign a Confidentiality Agreement, an Independent Contractor Work Agreement that will state that the company will own and control all rights for any/all artwork you generate while working with us, and you may be required to submit to a background check.
You can work from home. You will be required to routinely submit both completed and rough illustrations in digital media format (CD, DVD) to us, perform routine back-ups of all artwork generated, work within specific deadlines, be available for bi-weekly phone conferences, and face to face meetings. Also please note, all hard copy artwork (doodles, sketches in any form, notes, etc) will be owned by the company and we will require all hard copy artwork to be routinely turned over to us.
SPECIFIC QUALITIES WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
1. Extremely Talented
2. Very Creative
3. Honest, Forthright
4. Excellent Communication skills
5. Team Player
6. Self starter & Self Motivator
7. Attention to Detail
8. Effectively balance Life schedule for Deadlines
9. Grounded, Stable
10. Mature & Experienced
12. Know your Limitations
14. Security Conscious and aware of the company’s Confidential/sensitive information in your home
17. Open to Suggestions and Constructive criticism
PRIMARY SKILLS REQUIREMENT:
Adobe Photoshop 7.0, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, Scanning Software
DIGITAL MEDIA EXPERIENCE:
Scanning, Graphics, writing CD’s, writing DVD’s, performing back-ups
Be able to illustrate from rough sketches, rough ideas, photographs, and/or script formats and then be able to digitize (i.e. scan) artwork, make alterations, output it into digital file format, and forward to us (DVD, CD, email, etc.).
EQUIPMENT/SOFTWARE YOU MUST HAVE:
a. CD Writer
b. DVD Writer
c. Back-up hardware with software
d. High Resolution Scanner with software
f. Color Printer
e. Software: Personal Firewall, Latest Anti-Virus, Adobe Photoshop 7.0, Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat
OPTIONAL SECONDARY SKILLS:
Software: Adobe Illustrator, Flash media, Adobe Premiere and/or Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Pinnacle Commotion, html code
Other Skills: Understand all procedures and requirements for professional printing.
Negotiable based on your experience/skills, projects you work on and hours spent. Compensation will be agreed up before you proceed on any projects.
PROCESS FOR SELECTION:
If you’re looking for something challenging and creatively stimulating, and you meet the criteria listed above, please send us a detailed resume and a few illustrations (no more than five total) that adequately demonstrate your array of talents via email, or point us to your website (if you have one that has all the information we require).
Now, maybe I'm reading it wrong, But, here's my take on it:
- "Hi. We're not going to offer you very many hours, and no benefits of any kind, but don't even think about taking other jobs to support yourself because we own everything you create for the entire time you work with us. Seriously, everything. You drew on a napkin at dinner last night? Mail it to us, or you're in violation of contract. And don't think we won't come after you, 'cause we will. We're very serious about our intellectual property.
As an independant contractor, you will receive no ongoing royalties for the continuing sales of your work. Nor will you be credited for it. But, at the end of your term, you'll have lots of experience, which our confidentiality agreement ensures you won't be allowed to talk about. Did I mention there's a background check?"