Tap Handle Designer

Hoptown Handles

Hoptown Handles is looking for a hardworking and motivated individual to join our team as an Industrial and Graphic Designer to help us grow and continue to provide beautiful, durable, and responsibly made products to our customers. Hoptown Handles designs and manufactures custom tap handles and marketing tools for craft breweries and other businesses throughout North America. We produce all of our tap handles locally in Portland, Oregon using responsibly sourced materials and environmentally friendly practices.   

The ideal candidate is expected to be trustworthy, honest, friendly, and open to improving their skill set. The desire and ability to learn quickly, work quickly, and constantly improve is essential. This position requires a high degree of organization, and attention to detail.  As a growing company, we need someone who can be flexible and adapt to new situations and initiatives.  You need to be self driven to succeed and take a new challenge and run with it.

We encourage applicants of all genders, races, backgrounds, sexual orientations, and ethnicities to apply.  

What you would be doing:

  • Generating tap handle concepts in both 2D and 3D that can be manufactured using our production capabilities

  • Preparing art and print setups for production (pre-press)

  • Communicating with clients to ensure their satisfaction with designs.

  • Communicating with the production team to ensure feasibility of designs.

  • Communicating with the sales team to ensure understanding of design details and order status.

  • Managing workflow while projects are in the design phase.

What you would bring to the team:

  • Experience working in a manufacturing related environment

  • High level of proficiency in Adobe Illustrator. Photoshop or other image editing software a plus.

  • Experience creating 3D renderings of designs. Adobe Dimension and/or Fusion 360 preferred

  • Experience in the craft beverage industry

  • An organized and efficient workflow

  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently, as well as multitask between different projects.

  • An eye for detail

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • An outgoing, positive, and most of all, friendly attitude

  • Extremely high level of professionalism, particularly in the area of communication.

If you’re interested, please submit your resume and a personal statement to Be sure to include a smiley face somewhere in your personal statement.  If it all looks good, we'll get back to you soon.

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