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Visual Art ,
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Phil Thompson

Studio/Illustration Assistant

Seeking a Studio/Illustration Assistant for Wonder City Studio

Wonder City Studio is a small, Ravenswood-based visual arts company. We create artwork that honors the architecture and history of places worth preserving, with a special love for Chicago.

We're looking for a part-time assistant to help us during the week with a variety of tasks outlined below.


  • Hours: 8 hrs/week. 4 hrs two days a week, from 12PM - 4PM (we have some flexibility on which days. We also occasionally have a need for more hours during busier times.)
  • Pay: $18/hour
  • Start date: ASAP
  • Work location is at our studio (not remote/home-based)

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Preparing online orders for shipment and for retail/wholesale/shows
  • Assisting with creating free-hand drafts for drawings, graphic design
  • Working with Photoshop and/or Procreate to do touchups, coloring, layout and other digital work
  • Ordering production supplies, keeping track of levels and stocks
  • Customer service, handling customer/vendor/retail questions
  • Helping keep the studio organized and neat
  • Assisting with preparation for shows/fairs (display prep, helping load-in/out, etc)
  • General miscellaneous tasks needed around studio

Requirements and preferences

  • High attention to detail
  • Great free-hand drawing skills and a knack for color and design
  • High level of proficiency with Adobe Photoshop. Familiarity with Adobe Illustrator good too.
  • Knack for organization, punctuality, and efficiency
  • Good writing skills/communication
  • Enjoy some repetitive tasks (the ones where you can zone out and listen to music/podcasts)
  • Interest in the arts and Chicago architecture and history is a big plus!

What we need from you: Please email us a short cover letter, resume, and portfolio (examples of your drawing are best).

Thank you!

Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago / Ravenswood