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Administrative Experience, Creative Soul – Illustrator and Production Office Assistant

Illustrator Job


Full time, 40 hours a week

Start Date: ASAP

Starting rate: £8 per hour

About Us

Costumes with Character is one of the world’s leading Mascot and Costume Character manufacturers, creating bespoke costumes for a wide variety of clients from all sectors including leisure, entertainment, sports, education, corporate, charities and many more across the globe.

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Illustrator and Production Office Assistant to join our talented team.

Job Role

The role of the Illustrator and Production office assistant is to aid in the design and printing of full Mascot characters, company graphics and character components to a very high standard and assist in the administrative responsibilities held by the production dept. Working closely with the Production Manager, Creative Director and Print Manager you will be required to create and amend character designs, artwork for sublimation printing (small and large scale) and maintain and update the costume galleries. Alongside this, you will be directly answerable to the Production Manager and will assist with tasks such as creating Job spec sheets, processing and boxing costume orders, ordering materials and assisting in fittings/photographs when required.

Skills Required 

  • A sound knowledge of Microsoft Office, Gmail and other office based applications.
  • Experience of working with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop beyond a basic level.
  • The ability to work to a brief.
  • A basic understanding of Sublimation printing (large and small scale).
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Good administrative experience.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Self-motivated with excellent time management.
  • Most importantly, excellent creativity and imagination.

The standard interview process will include a short illustration skills test.

Please send your CV and covering letter to

The deadline for submitting your CV is 30th November 2016.

The role is based in Stockport, Cheshire.

Deanna Gutteridge says:

I would love to do this as I’m a independent illustrator, is this a In house posting are you fexible taking freelancers who are committed to work from home?

Alex Marshall says:

Hi Deanna, Thank you for your message. Unfortunately in this instance we are looking for an in-house designer who can split their time between illustration and administration to help out the production manager. Thanks.

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