MEMORIAL DESIGNER/ARTIST To apply, complete a Coldspring application at www.coldspringusa.com, click on "About Coldspring," "Careers," choose desired job and then click on "Apply Online Now." This application must be completed by June 8, 2021. About Coldspring: For over 120 years, Coldspring has been recognized as one of the world’s leading quarriers and fabricators of natural stone and bronze. With nearly 30 quarries across the U.S. and fabrication facilities in Minnesota, California, and New York, Coldspring primarily serves the memorial and commercial construction industries. Our products are meant to stand the test of time, with craftsmanship that tells the story of something meaningful and enduring. Engaged employees is what has enabled Coldspring to solve the needs of our customers for over a century. To foster a culture of engagement, we believe in the importance of physical, financial, social, community, career, and spiritual wellbeing. In combination with living our values of HONOR: Honesty & Integrity, Organized & Purposeful, Nimble & Innovative, Open & Transparent, Respect & Trust, we successfully balance interests of employees, customers, and shareholders to achieve what we call win-win-win solutions. Supervisor: Pam Birch Department: Customer Support - Memorial Design Job Summary: Creates portraits, graphics, illustrations and design files for bronze and granite memorials, as well as reference materials and renderings for customer approval with a high degree of accuracy in regards to placement, detail and grammar. Requirements: • Prepares drawings, illustrations and graphics for bronze and granite memorials using existing designs, specific references from customers and/or creates unique designs as needed. • Understands effects of colors and shadows in photographs • Draws well and has an eye for a balanced layout • Reads and inteprets rubbings, drawings, or electronic files provided by customers • Creates, revises, and modifies illustrations and designs for pre-sales concept renderings • Prepares or assists in the production of technical illustrations for detailed projects or products • Esnures proper communication and obtains approvals from customers in regards to specific graphics, proofing text, corrections, as well as confirmation of sizes, colors and textures to meet customers’ expectations • Inputs, monitors and reviews data relating to processes and orders and tracks daily productivity and quality • Meets with Coldspring team members to discuss project goals as well as with external customers to discuss issues, processes, expectations, etc. as needed • Completes and attends required training • Identifies and eliminates potential safety hazards in area • Supports all Continuous Improvement programs and company policies Required Skills: • Artistic talent with a strong understanding of design in relation to portrait, scenic and drawing elements • Completes tasks effectively and efficiently requiring concentration for long periods of time • Communicates well via phone, video, fax and email • Makes independent, good decisions quickly • Uses design software effectively and efficiently to produce artwork • Advanced training in Corel Draw, Photoshop, Illustrator, CAD and 3D modeling software Physical Demands: • Extensive time sitting in the same position, climbing stairs, some standing and lifting not to exceed 50 lbs. • Travel within the plants and other areas within Coldspring • Personal Protective Equipment is required Education & Experience: • High School diploma or equivalent required, plus a minimum two year degree in Graphic Design, Graphic Illustration, Fine Arts or Design. A minimum of 4 years work experience in graphic illustration or design is required for those without a two-year degree • 1-3 years experience in a memorial, monument or graphic design capacity preferred. Willing to train if candidate has acceptable education and skill set Status: This is a full-time, hourly position. Hours vary between 7AM and 4PM Monday – Friday. If assistance is needed in completing this application, please call Andrea Ricke-Deopere in Human Resources at (320) 685-4682. Coldspring is a Veteran Friendly, Wellness-Oriented, Tobacco-Free Company. Coldspring is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will give all qualified applicants consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
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