li have so many friends with jobs and great opportunities opening up and i wanted to share with you the details in case you are on the lookout for work. you can always click that link up top in my navigation bar that says “jobs” to check the job listings on a regular basis. see if there is a position you might be the perfect fit for! (i’ll be adding even more soon!)
see the list below for job listings near you! keep in mind it is always best to send all appropriate links & materials when submitting for the positions. we can’t wait to hear from you. -bri
MY FRIENDS HAVE JOBS FOR YOU …
company: P.F. Candle Co.
job title: Office/Accounts Assistant
tasks include: Assisting our Sales Manager in working with our 400+ independent boutiques worldwide. You will be inputting wholesale orders and sending out invoices, answering phone calls and fielding inquiries from our stockists and customers, as well as coordinating with our shipping department to facilitate wholesale shipments. Includes occasional general office work.
more details: This is a full-time customer-oriented role that involves extensive data entry. You should have strong verbal & written communication skills, high attention to detail and a sense of urgency. Excellent grammar & spelling are a must. Ideal candidate would be organized, resourceful and have a positive attitude towards creative problem solving. Social media & Mac savvy are a plus! You’ll be working in the energetic, creative office of a grass-roots company where your best skills and assets would be tapped into!
contact: To apply, send your resume, contact info and a short blurb about yourself to: email@example.com. Social media links are welcome! See full listing & more opportunities here – http://www.pfcandleco.com/jobs
company: Bow & Drape / New York City
job title: Art Director
tasks include: Bringing a clear point of view across all consumer touch points, Helping build the brand’s visual and content strategy + vision, Helping maintain the Bow & Drape brand’s look and feel, Overseeing the creation of graphic, photography and copy across all brand materials and content, Monitoring and assessing the marketplace to further differentiate the brands online and in-store presence
more details: You love our brand already. You follow us on Instagram already and have ideas on how we can be better. Already. A true creative. You have several projects in your portfolio and have a proven track record of success with consumer brands. A photographer – as a hobby or professionally, you know what you’re doing. Experience at a creative agency or an in-house team. Expert in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and basic web knowledge (HTML, CSS, etc). Obsessed with visual consistency and strong attention to little details – you believe you can give our CEO/Creative Director a run for her money in this department. Track record of being solution-oriented and achieving results. Strategic yet hands on; involved in the day-to-day
company: sfgirlbybay.com / los angeles
job title: editorial assistant
tasks include: blogging: creating / collaborating on original blog content for sfgirlbybay, primarily focused around all things decor related; interior design; studio and home tours; home product round-ups; boutique/shopping tours.
more details: flexible hours / part-time position with room to grow. can work from home; but also be available for creative strategy meetings at our home office in L.A. you should have a website, pinterest board, instagram and/or tumblr to share with us so we can see if our aesthetics align well — if you look at sfgirlbybay’s website, as well as pinterest, instagram you’ll see if we have a similar design sense. an instagram account is helpful, too. if you have photography skills that’s excellent, but not mandatory. but must be proficient in Photoshop and WordPress. SEO skills a plus.
contact: To apply for the position, send intro letter, resume, samples of work and/or link to website and/or sites listed above to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject line: Editorial Assistant
company: Moon Juice
job title: Social Media Manager
tasks include: Develop and manage social support workflow and operations across multiple channels and tools, partner with Marketing Directors to develop social media support strategies with defined measures of success, and oversee execution of the tactics behind those strategies, conceive of new and assess existing promotional campaigns; provide recommendations for social media related impacts to extend promotions across all social platforms, collaborate graphic designer, photographer, and copywriter to implement social media support plans, understands brand identity, captures and hones brand voice, and adheres to existing branding guidelines.
more details: qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree or 3-5 years related experience, 3+ yrs of experience in communication/social media strategy and delivery, 3+ yrs of analytical experience, 2+ yrs leadership experience
contact: email@example.com / Email Subject: Social Media Manager. Please submit resume & very brief note
company: Customer Service Associate
job title: Moon Juice
tasks include: Implement and oversee new CRM system and provide exceptional customer care via phone and email, consistently exceeding customer expectations– always responding with patience, grace, and individual attention, work with Marketing and Social Media team to develop appropriate responses across all social channels (Yelp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc), develop and maintain a Moon Juice customer service manual so that all responses are on brand with proper grammar, language, and tone, maintain detailed documentation of customer inquiries and consistently collect and present relevant qualitative data; customer reviews, purchasing trends, and stories, identify trends in customer service issues, suggest improvements, and consistently update the FAQ on website as well as training manual
more details: qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree or 3+ years related experience, excellent communication skills, including writing, proof reading skills, and speaking
contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / Email Subject: Customer Service Associate. Please submit resume & very brief note
company: Elk / South and Eastern USA and Eastern Canada
job title: Independent Sales Representatives
tasks include: This role is a remote position requiring a high level of self-motivation with an ability prioritise your own workload. It is aimed at supporting and servicing all existing wholesale accounts in your territory and seeking new opportunities ultimately ensuring Elk’s high standards are met, customers are serviced and sales targets are exceeded- expanding Elk’s Wholesale network. A great deal of trust and responsibility comes with this role along with limitless potential and opportunity for growth.
more details: see online listing for more details.
company: roomforty | Los Angeles
job title: sales coordinator
tasks include: the sales coordinator would be the primary contact for the client from the time of inquiry to the actual event day, and to that end has experience dealing with sales, client services, events, rentals, venues, and all of the aspects of the events industry. a critical distinction for interested parties is that our product is food and service–so someone would need to be knowledgable about food, or a very quick study. we need someone who is an articulate communicator (both on the phone and in emails), psychotically organized, comfortable with the negotiation process, natural at selling, and can maintain grace under pressure. creating proposed menus and contracts is a big piece of the scope of work. this position juxtaposes the creative/intuitive and administrative.
more details: the salary would be a combination of base plus commission. our office is located in highland park and and shares a property with the Fig House.
contact: please email cover letter and resumé to email@example.com
job title: Account / Sales Rep
tasks include: focus on outbound sales, bringing in international boutiques, major accounts & private label accounts, manage inbound sales leads and account reorders, ensure all wholesale shipments get out on time
more details: Clashist is a line of digitally printed goods founded in Dec 2013. Inspired by pop culture, the brand quickly found success with its progressive prints and nostalgic motifs. Every piece from the collection is designed and made in Los Angeles, CA. Please check out clashist.com for more.
contact: Heather, firstname.lastname@example.org
company: Steel Petal Press | Chicago Illinois
job title: part-time studio manager/ administrative assistant with potential for growth
tasks include: supply and inventory management, data entry, fulfillment, packing and shipping orders, managing wholesale accounts, etsy orders and online shops (shopify, etsy), possibly some research and marketing assistance, some general studio maintenance
more details: This position is part-time with potential for growth. We are currently located in Pilsen and are relocating to Logan Square in the Fall. You must be organized and hard working with the ability to work independently. Keen attention to detail, with ability to understand the ‘Big Picture’ is a required. Must have online selling/shipping experience, great communication skills, previous office management experience, and a flexible schedule. Bonus if you have a Love of stationery, Small Boutique experience, and visual merchandising and buying experience. Compensation depends on experience.
contact: To be considered please send cover letter and resume to shayna(at)steelpetalpress(dot)com with subject line “Part Time Studio Application”
company: Catbird / Williamsburg, Brooklyn
job title: Full Time Bench Jeweler
strong bench jeweler skills (soldering, polishing, assembly), casting finishing, attention to details a must, efficient time management and ability to multitask, stone setting experience is a plus
more details: Must have excellent communication skills since you will be working as part of a team. We are a growing company that produces a large amount of jewelry, you must be willing to embrace repetition as a challenge or mantra. FT position is five days a week in our jewelry studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
contact: Email email@example.com with a resumé, cover letter, and images of your work. Please make sure “JEWELER APPLICATION” is in the subject line.
company: Clique. (Los Angeles, CA)
job title: Senior Designer
tasks include: Create typographic layouts for editorial content. Retouch imagery for all three websites. Oversee and approve all images to be published. Work with the Editorial team to concept graphic solutions for content. Oversee and approve the work of Jr. Designers. Develop and strengthen the work of the editorial design team.
more details: Must have experience managing a team, have strong typographic and photo editing skills, and be in the Los Angeles area. Strong interest in fashion, beauty and home is a plus
contact: Cate – firstname.lastname@example.org / subject line: Senior graphic designer applicant
company: Drybar | Irvine, CA
job title: Graphic Designer
tasks include: Everything from packaging, web updates, print, collateral, guerrilla marketing, emails, videos – literally everything under the sun. Every day it’s something different!
more details: Please apply only if you have an online portfolio, are able to work in-house in our Irvine, CA office and you are looking for a full time position. You must be proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. Ideally this position would start as freelance, with intent to hire. Let’s date first, before we get married:) For more info, please visit: https://www.thedrybar.com/designer
contact: email@example.com subject line: graphic designer applicant
company: Heirloom LA | Los Angeles (Eagle Rock)
job title: Driver + Set-Up Stylist
tasks include: loading, unloading, and driving company vans, coordinating with chefs, styling catering delivery set-up, exercising confident customer service skills while interacting with clients, completing prep and organizational work with HLA team, maintaining excellent safety and service standards
more details: we are looking for full time, part time, and on call positions. hours vary based on weekly delivery schedule but all shifts have a 4-hour minimum.
contact: please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume, a paragraph describing the best meal you have ever eaten, and contact information included in the body of the email. DO NOT ATTACH YOUR RESUME. label the email subject as Driver + Set-Up Stylist. do not send multiple submissions.
job title: operations manager
tasks include: looking for a full-time addition to our team to facilitate all aspects of our growing jewelry business. looking for smart, bright-eyed applicants who are trust-worthy, detail-oriented, and dependable. you will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with the CEO of the company.
more details: small company with big dreams so there is always room for growth depending on your past experience, future performance, and enthusiasm. must be a highly organized and detail-oriented person.
contact: send a resume, links, and a little about yourself to email@example.com
job title: Copywriter/Social Media Intern
tasks include: Everything from assisting with blog content, to working on social media campaigns, and other projects as they arise.
more details: This internship is paid, and has the potential to grow into a permanent position. Hours would be 10-20 hours a week and while most of the work can be done from home/offsite, you do need to be local to LA. If you are interested in blogging/marketing/social media management/copy writing/brand development/PR, this will be a good internship for you. If you are interested in interior design/styling, this is not for you.
contact: Visit our jobs page for full details and application instructions.
company: project m plus
/ branding and digital design studio / silver lake, cajob title:
mid-level graphic designer (5 years experience)
tasks include: strong adobe cc and digital design experience. front end development a plus. in-house, temp to permanent.
more details: m plus is a los angeles–based collective of designers and architects based on the belief that design shapes how we experience the world.
job title: Director of Communications
tasks include: Deepening consumer and fashion media relationships and investing in initiatives that showcase the True&Co brand to future customers. Build on our successful PR track record and take it to the next level. Oversee all public relations and communications activities at True&Co, starting with defining and implement a branding and communications strategy that recognizes our differentiated positioning in the marketplace.
more details: This position requires 7-9 years of agency experience and managing an agency as an in-house publicist. The candidate should be social, energetic and likeable, with a wealth of experience and knowledge within the fashion industry and extensive network of consumer and fashion media contacts, with proven experience in securing significant, brand building press coverage.
company: smitten on paper | monrovia, ca
job title: stationery intern
tasks include: our intern will be responsible for assisting with assembling sample orders, taking care of our shop inventory (pricing, updating inventory, restocking), researching planners and bloggers, and assisting with workshops. This internship is perfect for someone that is genuinely interested in stationery and the wedding industry.
more details: the internship is unpaid and can be taken for school credit. huge plus if you are familiar and/or comfortable with any of the following: indesign, photoshop, illustrator, styling, being crafty, calligraphy, overall awesomeness.
contact: to apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org with a short bio about yourself, why are you interested in the internship and samples/links to your work (if applicable). Thanks!
company: For the Makers | Brooklyn, NY
job title: Intern
tasks include: Looking for a NYC-based intern to assist in photoshoot preparation, editorial assistance, social media, shop organization, DIY parties and events, project planning and sourcing the market for DIY supplies.
more details: The ideal candidate is a creative thinker with a variety of arts and craft skills and an attention to detail. We’re looking for someone with good working knowledge of materials and techniques, who works well under pressure, loves to collaborate and is always thinking of new and better ways to do things. 10-15 hours a week, schedule is flexible. An upbeat and adventurous attitude is a must. No prior experience necessary but a working knowledge of Adobe photoshop and illustrator a big plus!
contact: please submit resume, examples of work and a bit about yourself with subject line ‘intern’ to: email@example.com
company: The Life Styled | Los Angeles, CA (West Hollywood)
job title: Intern
tasks include: The Life Styled is currently seeking a part time styling/blog intern. Candidates should be proactive, creative, and have a strong interest in fashion and trends but no previous styling experience is required. Tasks will include: trend research, social media, blog editorials, assisting on styling projects, and some clerical/organizational work. Knowledge of social media is a must. Photography and/or Photoshop skills are always a plus. Must have your own computer, wheels, and live in Los Angeles. Looking for a commitment of 2 days per week. Lunch will be provided.
more details: The Life Styled is a fashion blog and styling business owned by stylist Catherine Sheppard, which offers wardrobe styling for media, including television and magazine, and personal styling for individual clients.
contact: Email resume, a little bit about yourself, and links to any social media accounts you’d like to share to firstname.lastname@example.org
(photo in poster by max wanger)
today’s question: “how do you say “no” to friends asking you to work for free?”
so your friend is starting a new company and needs help with all her branding, website, blog, etc. she knows you’re a kick ass designer and comes to you first because she trusts you… and also has no budget. we’ve all been there. it’s awkward. you’d love to help your friend out but your time is worth something too.
we’ve talked before about trading or giving a friend discount. you could find something between those two, but that doesn’t always work. both sides have to really stick to their side of the deal. if you make a trade be sure to put a time limit on that trade (something i recently learned). a friend of mine wanted to claim their side of the trade before my wedding. in hindsight i should’ve said no because i was in the thick of designing for myself and i was already overwhelmed. i said “sure!” because it was my turn to deliver. i didn’t give it my all like i should’ve and it was so stressful on top of my crazy work load.
if you end up saying yes and doing it for free (you’re a really good friend) still write a contract! tell your friend that you will treat her like any other client when you’re working together. be up front about what you will be giving her, how many rounds of revisions and when everything is due. also ask her to be professional with you. if she doesn’t take you seriously and wastes your time it could be a disaster. be honest and up front the entire time. if you feel like she is asking for too many revisions or not giving feedback in a timely manner SPEAK UP! you don’t want to let that because you will start to resent taking on the project and possibly your friend. bad combination.
i’ve helped out some friends for free but i made it very clear how much time i could spend with them on their project. so far, we’re all still friends.
this one is hard because i have had some really amazing experiences working for friends at no charge. i considered them fun, creative, easy projects and a lot of them turned out that way. but i will also tell you that some of my least favorite projects have been for friends because it is hard to put boundaries on a project. one of my worst experinces was for a mutual friend that i did a favor for (because i thought “if my friends love this person, so will i!”) WRONG. i wasn’t professional enough from the start, i didn’t have a proper contract, and things turned really sour. endless revisions, she had a really bad attitude and was very needy. but you know what, it was my fault for assuming that things would be just fine. lesson learned.
i have also had friends come out of the woodwork needing free design work (you know, the ones you haven’t talked to in years and then all of a sudden need a favor?) and that’s when i had to put my foot down. it will never be easy to say no to a real friend that needs help. i can sit here and tell you to just give them a discounted rate instead…but i am guilty of doing a lot of free work for friends because i just really like the person. or the project. but when someone you haven’t talked to all year needs you to design their business cards? that i can’t stand behind. people are entitled and i’m not cool with that.
katie’s right. trades should have a deadline. make a contract. be upfront about revisions. and do your best to talk to them like you would any other client. if you’re too busy, just say it! because you really aren’t doing them a favor if you are going to give them half-ass work. refer them to someone that you know will do a good job and let them know you would love to give your opinion about it. it’s really a case by case scenario. i’m still going to help my little sister with her resume design and my best friend with her company if she really needs it. it’s only when you feel like someone is taking advantage of you that the situation is bound to get ugly.
have you had any terrible experiences with doing free work for friends? it’s hard, right?
(illustration by katie evans. read more freelance advice posts are over here!)
today’s question: how do you present your work?
BRI & KATIE’S ANSWERS (mixed together this time!)
in an interview…
when i was about to graduate college i was interviewing left and right. my book was 8.5″ x 11″ (perfect for fitting in my bag) sturdy (it was touched by so many hands) and made of orange plexi with sheet protectors on the inside. it was really easy to rearrange or make edits if i changed my mind later. there was minimal copy in my layouts because i think its better to talk about my work vs. having the interviewer read it. i did have friends that went above and beyond with a printed and bound book. they looked really great, but they would get so frustrated when they decided they wanted to add a project. last year i transfered over to an ipad. it’s cleaner and i’ve found that people love to be able to zoom into projects to get a closer look. i don’t have to worry about getting my pages nicely printed and can update it so much faster. i also got a nice bright red case to match back to my resume and it usually matches something i’m wearing.
and be confident in the way that you speak about the work…you should be able to say a few sentences about each project in case they ask you specifics about them. if you don’t have anything to say about the project, it probably means that you don’t love it…so take that one out. a few things to think about when explaining a project: your inspiration, why you loved it, an interesting back story, the vibe you were trying to capture…
and how about something you can leave with them? we get our blogshop magazines printed at magcloud (affordable & pretty good quality!) you could make a little magazine with examples of your work, a little about you, and your resume in the back. just a fun idea to think about.
to a client…
i work with most of my clients over emails and pdfs. for each round of delivery i place their files on a pdf with my logo and information at the top of each page. i include the date, deliverable round, brief description and my contact info. sometimes the elements need some descriptive copy that i include off to the side. and! i always watermark everything just incase. i’ve never experienced a client running off with my work (knock on wood) but i’ve hear horror stories.
no matter what, always present your best and favorite pieces. it will really show by the way you talk about it or just by how amazing it looks. don’t overwhelm the viewer with too many options.
always remember, you want this process to be a creative experience. you want them to feel engaged and excited when they see an email come in from you! so if that means going the extra mile and photoshopping the logo option that you love on a shopping bag so they can envision it, do it! the 5 minutes that took you to do will often seal the deal!
(illustration by katie evans. read more freelance advice posts are over here!)