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Patent Illustrator (Mechanical)

| Austin



We are currently seeking a highly motivated candidate to join our growing Intellectual Property team. The Patent Illustrator will use their mechanical and drafting knowledge/skills to prepare Patent application drawings using CAD software for submission to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


What you’ll do:

Responsible for creating Patent drawings using various computer programs (AutoCad and SpaceClaim) that meet the expectations and Rules of Practice set forth by the USPTO.

  • Responsible for accurately illustrating designs and product characteristics by producing a variety of perspective, assembly and sectional drawings, outlining the details of the claimed invention.
  • The job requires the use of knowledge and artistic abilities incorporating different style drawings ranging from simple Flow charts and In-Use views to complicated Exploded Pespective Views.
  • Accurate drawings are to be completed in a timely manner.



    • 3+ years drafting or illustration and mechanical experience and aptitude.
    • Experience with CAD programs (AutoCad experience is required but we will train on the in-house 3D Modeling program [SpaceClaim]) – Knowledge of SolidWorks and/or other 3D Modeling Software is recommended
    • Knowledge of perspective and orthographic view construction as well as general drafting and illustration practices is required
    • Familiar with principles of isometric projection and construction.
    • Mechanical/technical illustration experience.
  • Must be deadline-oriented as most work is time-sensitive, artistic, and mechanically-inclined.
  • Strong attention to detail and good visualization skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment with highly motivated team members.
  • Ability to perform in a self-managed environment -- must be a self-starter.
  • Experience interacting with clients is required.
  • Proven focus on teamwork.
  • Experience with MS Office.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior patent illustration experience.
Knowledge of AutoCad, SpaceClaim and/or Adobe Acrobat.

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9900 Spectrum Dr, Austin, TX 78717

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