Careers

Careers

We are always on the lookout for new talent, trend-setting designs, and innovative paper engineering, to add to our award winning collections. If you would like to submit your portfolio for consideration for illustration or paper engineering freelance work, or inquire about full or part-time employment and internships, please reach out to us using the fields below. 

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We currently an opening for an in-house full-time Illustrator/Graphic Designer within our New Haven, CT studio. 

Required Skills:

We are looking for a highly organized, detail oriented and self-motivated digital illustrator and designer that can work in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple deadlines. The best candidate must be fluent in Creative Suite in conjunction with the ability to illustrate original concepts for UWP products. This candidate will play a heavy role in working on Up With Paper’s custom products for different key accounts across the country. They will aid in completing prepress and work on the approval process from start to finish.

Additional skills/requirements:

  • BFA or Equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in related field (can include time in college)
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design)
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of prepress production and print production
  • Enthusiasm and strong understanding of typography and layout
  • Preferred: knowledge of specialty printing including embossing, foil stamping, and glitter applications.
  • Preferred: familiarity with using ProCreate
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Work under direction of Art Director and Creative Director
  • Experience applying brand guidelines to projects
  • Participate in design concepts
  • Design collaboration skills
  • Effortless sketching skills to quickly convey concepts
  • Assistance with trade show set-up and break-down 2-3X/year
  • Occasional travel to domestic and international trade shows

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Benefits: A full benefits package is provided including 401K, health insurance, life insurance, health savings account, paid holidays, PTO, flexible hours, and profit sharing when the company is profitable.

How to apply:

Please send résumé, cover letter including salary requirements and link to portfolio to Yoojin Kim, Art Director. YoojinK@upwithpaper.com  (include “Graphic/Illustrator” in subject line of email.)

No phone calls please.

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We are also looking for an in-house full-time Paper Engineer within our New Haven, CT studio. 
We will fully nurture and train the right detail oriented candidate, however, an experienced paper engineer that can also bring an eye for trend-setting design and illustrative skills will be most highly considered. Product design and development is also a benefit.

Required Skills:
We are looking for a highly organized, detail oriented and self-motivated designer that can work in a fast paced environment while managing multiple deadlines. The best candidate must  be fluent in Creative Suite in conjunction with the ability to engineer and design original pop-up concepts for UWP products.

Additional skills/requirements:

  • BFA or Equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in related field (can include time in college)
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design)
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Work under direction of Art Director and Creative Director
  • Experience applying brand
  • Participate in design concepts
  • Design collaboration skills
  • Effortless sketching skills to quickly convey concepts
  • Operating plotting machines and large format printers
  • Hand assembly of complex pop-ups
  • Assistance with trade show set-up and break-down 2-3X/year
  • Occasional travel to domestic and international trade shows

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Benefits: A full benefits package is provided including 401K, health insurance, life insurance,  health savings account, paid holidays, PTO, flexible hours, bonus, and profit sharing when the company is profitable.

How to apply:

Please send résumé, cover letter including salary requirements and link to portfolio to Yoojin Kim, Art Director. YoojinK@upwithpaper.com  (include “Paper Engineer” in subject line of email.)

No phone calls please.

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