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burton + BURTON® is the world’s largest balloon and coordinating gift wholesaler, located in Athens, GA.  

Job Opportunities

Resumes should be emailed to cblackwell@burtonandburton.com .

The following positions are available:

 

Illustration Artist/Fine Artist

We are seeking an experienced Illustration Artist/Fine Artist.  This position works within our Creative Art Department performing the following essential job functions.

  • Conducts research to understand company objectives, target markets, and industry trends to develop innovative and trending product designs.
  • Conceptualizes and designs artwork for balloon images, gift and home décor products.
  • Makes modifications to existing artwork as suggested through peer and management critique; creates mechanicals.
  • Domestic and international travel.

Specific skills:

  • Ability to read, write, and speak clearly in English; proficient with desktop/laptop/tablet computers and MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Possess broad knowledge and understanding of graphic/fine art standards.
  • Highly developed skills in both Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator on a MAC platform.
  • Has a strong sense and understanding of color theory, design principles, and typography.
  • Must be well-versed in watercolor/acrylic mediums.
  • Can produce precise, accurate and vendor-ready art boards in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Proficiency with social media.

Preferred Education:       Bachelor’s degree required, specifically in Art or Design, or related field

Preferred Experience:     A minimum of 2 years’ experience specializing in an Illustration role

 

Graphic Designer

We are seeking an experienced Graphic Designer for a high production Graphic Arts department.  This position will perform the following essential job functions.

  • Complete page layout design of company catalogs and literature following dummy book instructions.
  • Incorporate understanding of font use, color theory, and color coordination in page layout.
  • Conceptualize and communicate precise descriptions of product in company literature.
  • Multi-task well under tight production deadlines.

Specific skills:

  • Extensive working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, specifically advanced skills in InDesign on an Apple desktop platform.
  • Acute attention to detail and good understanding of font use, color theory, and catalog page composition.
  • Printing layout knowledge, production understanding, and strong organizational and communication skills.

Preferred Education:  Bachelor’s degree required in related field

Preferred Experience:   A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role.  Must provide online portfolio of InDesign projects with resume.

 

 We are a DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE.

Full-time positions offer:

  • Generous company contribution towards medical coverage
  • Full spectrum of voluntary benefits offered including dental, vision, additional life, short-term and long-term disability, hospital indemnity, accident, critcal illness and cancer coverage. 
  • Company paid life insurance
  • Paid time off, paid sick leave, and paid holidays
  • Childcare subsidy
  • 401(k)/Profit Sharing Plan