As a Product Designer/Illustrator at Gemmy Industries, your role requires creativity, flexibility, and a passion for innovative design in the seasonal décor space. You’ll be in a fast-paced environment that requires the ability to deliver exceptional work while managing multiple projects amid changing priorities. You must be comfortable transitioning easily between projects, collaborating effectively with various product teams, and communicating professionally in all work spaces, including our factory abroad. Attention to detail and a desire to produce quality work are a must.

  • Conceptualize new product ideas for various seasonal product lines in many artistic styles (realistic, whimsical, humorous, etc.)
  • Take concepts from brainstorm to sketch to fully detailed, finished art
  • Follow and be aware of style and material trends in the marketplace
  • Exhibit exceptional communication skills, collaborating effectively with various product teams to conceive great design
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously with a high attention to detail
  • Ability to shift gears between projects while maintaining quality and a positive attitude
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency on Mac-based platform
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
  • Knowledge of ZBrush a plus
  • 3-5 years of experience in a professional, creative environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration, Art or 3D Design
  • Exhibits strong illustrative and visual problem solving skills
  • Includes examples of creative process (sketch → color art → final product)
  • Shows proven examples of skills in Photoshop, Illustrator and ZBrush
  • Shows proven examples of seasonal décor products

Founded in 1984 in Dallas, Texas, Gemmy Industries has been a groundbreaker in the
novelty, animation and seasonal décor industries. Gemmy’s animation expertise created
such pop culture classics as Pete the Repeat Parrot, Douglas Fir and, of course, Big
Mouth Billy Bass. The originator of Airblown® Inflatable, Gemmy pioneered the way for
life-sized figures in Christmas and Halloween decorating and also blazed new trails in
lighting solutions and technology – most notably with LIGHTSHOW® LED projection

Gemmy products have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and The
Washington Post, as well as being prominently featured on The Tonight Show, Late
Night with Conan O’Brien and The Colbert Report.


Gemmy Industries offers an exceptional benefits package and employee perks, including:

  • Health coverage, including dental and vision
  • 401K participation/company matching
  • Spacious, open workspace with Varidesk work stations
  • Onsite gym and complimentary boot camp classes
  • Gemmy Central, a full kitchen and break area
  • Stocked gourmet food and snack options
  • Complimentary filtered water and customizable coffee drinks / hot beverages
  • Continental breakfast on Fridays with bagels or donuts and fruit
  • Summer hours with Friday afternoons off

Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience, a performance based bonus program, a benefits package that includes insurance coverage, 401(k), and career growth opportunities.

If you have the skills to work as part of our fun, energetic team and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please submit your resume to: