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12.01.15

JOBS

*UPDATED OFTEN*

i 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!)

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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

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MY FRIENDS HAVE JOBS FOR YOU …

companyEsoteric Events | Los Angeles or Orange County

job title: Freelance Event Producer 

tasks include: Looking for a freelance event producer to take on a few weddings per year. The ideal candidate for this role will work well autonomously, be extremely detail oriented, have experience producing high end weddings and/or events, impeccable taste and have excellent interpersonal skills. 

more details: Being freelance you will be compensated per project and can create your own schedule/hours and work independently but weekly check-in’s will be required during an initial training/shadow period.

contact: Please apply via the following link http://goo.gl/forms/nMNqa8iJFQ

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companyBoudoir Collective | Remote

job title: Brand Development Manager 

tasks include: ARE YOU CREATIVE, CURIOUS, AND THRIVE ON HUSTLE? We are seeking an energetic and tenacious Brand Development Manager to create, implement and optimize compelling print and digital advertising campaigns for both established and emerging brands that want to partner with Boudoir Collective. Your high-performing and innovative sales and advertising strategies will retain and attract brands, ensuring the continuous development of our business. Your innate curiosity and willingness to continuously learn will keep you abreast of industry trends and insights, facilitating the growth of our offerings and of your commission.

more details: As an integral contributor to Boudoir Collective, you’ll be a part of a true grassroots movement in artistic creativity while you build a flexible and rewarding career by our side.

contact: Apply here: http://bit.ly/20K2gJP

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companyhospitality collaborative | los angeles 

job title: creative director 

tasks include: We are seeking to hire a creative director who will manage creative growth and opportunity at room forty, the fig house and beyond. this person must be able to handle front end graphic development and graphic design for our websites, social channels and blogs. we’re looking for someone who lives on pinterest, understands color, fronts, and has superior taste. in addition, we’re looking for someone who is passionate about the event industry. this role has a huge opportunity for growth and is largely autonomous within the brand guidelines of the collaborative. you will need to be branding and marketing savvy, able to develop, implement, and execute marketing initiatives and activities for the brand. 

more details: if you’re a hustler with great taste and experienced in graphic design we’re looking for you! this role is extremely varied and can grow in many directions and expand based on your abilities and drive. 

contact: Steve Fortunato: steve@hospitalitycollaborative.com

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companyUrbanic Paper Boutique | Los Angeles

job titleE-commerce Coordinator (PT-FT)

tasks includeWe’re looking for a part-to-full time addition to our team who is e-commerce savvy. Tasks include: populating product onto the website, editing photos, writing creative product descriptions, maintaining inventory and  offering stellar customer service.

more detailsThis is currently a part time position but can be combined with hours working as a sales associate in the shop for full time hours.

contact: Please send over your resume with the position you are applying for in the subject line, along with a little more about yourself to : jobs@urbanicpaper.com

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companyUrbanic Paper Boutique | Los Angeles

job titleSales Associate & Design Coordinator  (FT)

tasks includeWe’re looking for a full time addition to our team who is great with people and is experienced in retail sales. Tasks include: retail sales, entering and receiving product, creative merchandising, and working with clients to coordinate wedding invitations and custom stationery.

more detailsThis position requires an eye for design and an excellence in customer service. You might be exactly who we’re looking for if you have an affinity for design and paper, talent in gift wrapping, stellar in multi tasking and are proactive when it comes to creative projects and merchandising. Bonus points if you are fun, appreciate, snail mail and have graphic design skills.

contact: Please send over your resume with the position you are applying for in the subject line, along with a little more about yourself to : jobs@urbanicpaper.com

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company: Parachute | Venice Beach

job title: Customer Experience Associate

tasks include: Help foster customer relationships on the phone, email and social media. Be a brand expert and knowledgeable of all products. Assist with inquiries ranging from general to order specific. Relate relevant feedback to management to optimize customer experience.

more details: Customer service or sales experience preferred. Availability for varied hours/days (including holidays and weekends). Experience working with ZenDesk or a comparable customer service ticketing system a plus. Outstanding problem solving and time management abilities. Self-motivated team player with an entrepreneurial spirit. Positive, sincere, patient and adaptable. Great writing and communication skills. Social media experience a plus.

contact: Please send your resume to careers@parachutehome.com with “CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE ASSOCIATE” in subject line.

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companyClique Media Group | Los Angeles

job title: Graphic Designer

tasks include: Create inspiring and visually compelling graphic and typographic solutions for one of our properties: Obsessee, a social media only content destination for the “Gen Z” demographic. Must have an aesthetic than leans toward “indie.” Must have an active interest in social media that informs solutions that are specific to different platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc. Strong original illustration work and the ability to work with/create hand-drawn elements. Expert level skill in Photoshop and Illustrator. Strong understanding of Brand Design and be aware of current design trends. Must be able to juggle and meet daily deadlines in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment.

more details: Must have a BA in Graphic Design. Must have completed at least an internship within a similar type of environment and live in the Los Angeles area.

contact: Annie at ahong@cmginc.com subject line: Obsessee graphic designer applicant

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company: Anne Robin Calligraphy | Studio City, Los Angeles

job title: Graphic Designer / Assistant 

tasks include: Manipulation of images and layouts in Photoshop and Illustrator to help with designing invitations/logos/etc., requests and client communication, proofreading, shop management and shipping, some errands, and possibly some babysitting and other personal tasks. 

more details: 10-20 hrs/week, timing is flexible. To see my work, visit: http://www.annerobin.com 

contact: anne@annerobin.com

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companySweet & Saucy Shop | Long Beach, CA

job title: Delivery Driver

tasks include: As a driver your duties consists of delivery cakes & desserts as well as doing dessert bar set ups/styling dessert tables. Although, the job is fun it can also be very stressful, so it’s extremely important to have someone with great communication, the ability to be professional in a busy environment & very reliable. 

more detailsThe delivery position is honestly the most important job. You are the face of Sweet & Saucy, representing our company & all of our hard work to the client. You are the last point of contact on most people’s biggest days, their wedding! The hours are part time & require open availability on the weekends.

contact: Cortney Pritchard at info@sweetandsaucyshop.com

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company: Mr. Boddington’s Studio | Brooklyn, New York

job title: Operations Assistant

tasks include: Mr. Boddington cordially invites you to join his (aces!) team of stationers. The day-to-day would include a mix of duties: prepping products, shipping orders, some data entry work — my my! And other little this-and-thats around the studio. If all feels quite right, you would earn more responsibilities as time passes. 

more details: You do need to live in New York City, and this is a paid position. Start date is immediate!

contact: To apply, kindly send a paper application and a jotted-by-hand list of your three favorite dog breeds to:

Mr. Boddington’s Studio
220 36th Street
Mailbox 54, Suite B526
Brooklyn, New York 11232

(Important to note: only paper applications will be reviewed.)

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companyTHE FLASHDANCE / YEAH! RENTALS | Los Angeles

job title: personal assistant (20-30 hours per week)

tasks include: organizing logistics, light production work (must be able to lift 50+ lbs.),
phone scheduling, errands, promo material distribution
(social media savvy is a plus but not essential / familiarity with event industry plus but not essential)

more details: busy multidisciplinary team that is super hardworking yet has a lot of fun.

contact: please contact Michael senorantonia@gmail.com

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company: Zero Gravity | Los Angeles

job title: P/T In-house Wholesale Rep

tasks include: Assist and support owner in maintaining existing accounts as well as acquiring new prospects + Communicate and build relationships with our current vendors + Develop and execute sales strategies based on monthly and annual goals + Create reports based on accumulated earnings and successes + Deliver exemplary support and drive sales within the tech accessory market + Maintain a commitment to the company’s sales processes, values, and code of ethics + Open and close sales by displaying extensive knowledge of the product as well as the brand vision.

more details: Located in the downtown L.A. fashion district, Zero Gravity is a tech accessory brand catering to the style-conscious girl. We’ve established ourselves by specializing in fashion-forward iPhone cases. We’re a highly creative and driven team that works together to achieve greatness in all that we do. We’re considered a leader in the mobile accessory space with accounts such as: Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, ASOS, and Nasty Gal. We’re seeking an experienced part-time sales rep to manage our wholesale business domestically and internationally.

contact: Email info@zgla.com with your resume and cover letter (if applicable) with subject line: SALES REP

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company: ban.do | los angeles

job title: key accounts sales manager

tasks include: partnering with leadership on sales strategy and category development • develops, sets, and presents seasonal sales plans • manages assigned wholesale accounts and develops new relationships • meets sales objectives in assigned categories to achieve company goals • attends regional and national fashion, accessories, swim and gift trade shows • travels seasonally to pitch new seasons, build relationships and close sales • communicates pos and ship windows to processing as ready • keen understanding of brand ethos, product, assortments and positioning • maintains strong communication with department heads • provides continuous market feedback to internal sales team and leadership • nurtures talent and provides appropriate coaching to support individual growth • conceptualizes and implements promotional plans and in-store initiatives • facilitates the on-boarding process with accounting and support teams • gathers and maintains weekly selling reports from accounts • creates and updates seasonal reports: market comments, slow sellers, and best sellers • partners with sales manager and vp of brand management on trade-show strategy • attends in-store trunk shows, clinics, selling days and seminars where needed • conceptualizes retail initiatives with the marketing department • collaborates with marketing department on wholesale promotions and printed materials • builds relationships with retail marketing departments of wholesale accounts  for a full list of responsibilities, click here –> http://bit.ly/bando-careers

more details: heads up! ban.do is seeking a superstar key accounts sales manager to join our los angeles team. you’ll be responsible for leading new business development efforts and execution of growth strategies within specified sales channels. you’ll collaborate with our in-house sales team, and set sales standards with external showrooms and independent sales reps. you will attend wholesale trade shows and drive revenue on the road with your own existing relationships and new leads. you’ll partner with the vp of brand management and the sales manager to set clear sales strategies to meet annual sales goals. we’re looking for an experienced go-getter with excellent communication, collaboration, and selling skills. if you’re passionate about our brand and are ready to roll up your sleeves and take our sales to the next level, you may just be our match.

contact: to apply, submit your cover letters + resumes online to our new careers page! http://bit.ly/bando-careers

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companyLili Claspe | Orange County

job title: Jewelry Assembler / Metalsmith Assistant

tasks includeWe are looking for a full-time jewelry assembler to join our in-house production team. Daily tasks would include fulfilling a task sheet of items needed for orders, maintaining supply organization, and assisting in supply order projection for future production. Attention to detail is an absolute necessity, as well as a self-motivated approach to keep up with deadlines.

more detailsJewelry making experience preferred but not necessary, looking for someone who is generally crafty and feel they could quickly pick up the assembly process. Any metalsmith or soldering experience is also a plus.

contact: Please send your resume to careers@liliclaspe.com

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company Lili Claspe | Orange County

job titleData Entry Specialist

tasks includeWe are looking for someone who is highly organized and self-motivated to assist in data entry related to production, sales, and record keeping. The ideal candidate would need to be proficient in Microsoft Office, with exceptional communication skills and proofreading capability. Attention to detail is a must.

more details: This is a part time position with the possibility to grow into a full time position, potentially taking on customer service duties as an understanding of the company and product develops.

contact: Please send your resume to careers@liliclaspe.com

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companyChairish, Inc. | San Francisco or Los Angeles

job titleDesigner

tasks includeThe Designer’s role is to assist and support the digital creative team with design, production, file prep, file management of assets: email and online marketing, site graphics, promotional banners, app graphics and imagery. This is a full-time position that can be located either in San Francisco or Los Angeles. Responsibilities include: Assist in creating visual assets for all of Chairish’s digital channels: Social media, desktop, mobile, apps, etc. through style guides and optimized graphics for each format; Ensure digital file format standards and proactively provide technical assistance within the best practices of file management; Work with Creative Director, Marketing Manager and Product Manager to maintain deadlines and clearly communicate project status to team members; Collaborates with engineering and product teams to maintain high visual standards.  BFA in Graphic or Communication Design, and a minimum of 2 years work experience

more detailsChairish makes it fun and easy for design lovers to buy and sell pre-loved decor to one another. Our shop exclusively features curator-approved treasures in a full-service and trustworthy environment. Launched in 2013, Chairish is a rapidly growing marketplace built by an experienced entrepreneurial executive team from previous successful startups including TripIt, Hotwire, eBay, PayPal, Yammer, Fab.com and One Kings Lane.

contact: Please apply here: http://www.jobscore.com/employer/candidates/new

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company: The Chalkboard Mag | L.A. (Santa Monica)

job title: Editorial Assistant

tasks include: The Chalkboard is currently seeking a full-time editorial assistant. Candidates should be obsessed with great design, have a talent for absorbing brand voice and style, a proactive and organized self-starter with skills in basic graphics and social media. Tasks will include: Asset preparation for content, assistance to the editorial team, light site and engagement management, social media assistance and some clerical/organizational work. Knowledge of Photoshop is a must. Social media skills are a plus. Must live in Los Angeles. 

more details: The Chalkboard Mag is A Guide To Living Well. A healthy lifestyle site launched by Pressed Juicery that covers wellness, healthy food, natural beauty, sustainable living and mind/body balance. 

contact: Submit resumes and other information to hello@thechalkboardmag.com and please place ‘Editorial Assistant’ in the subject line. 

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company: max wanger photography/print shop – los angeles

job title: office/print shop manager

tasks include: max wanger print shop related tasks include – overall management. responding to emails. ordering prints. packaging/mailing prints. marketing. conceptualizing and mailing promos. social media. wedding photography related tasks include – responding to email inquiries. client thank you notes. shared calendar management. proofing gallery management. client slide show creation. packaging/delivery of photos. album design/creation. blog content/updates. photography submissions/scheduling. facebook/social media updates. misc tasks – responding to general emails/inquiries/photo requests. completion of day to day errands. cataloging hard drives. stock photo submissions. acquiring model releases, etc.

more details: must be willing to work part time (starting approx 15-20 hrs/week). highly organized and detail oriented. excellent follow up and communication skills (including writing and proof reading). hard working and ok with repetitive tasks. familiar with popular wedding/design/lifestyle blogs. comfortable using social media outlets (twitter, facebook, instagram). confident in internet researching abilities. sufficient in excel, word and photoshop. familiar with blog formatting – ideally has experience uploading + creating blog content. interest/excitement when it comes to finding new ways to market/promote the print shop.

contact: jobs@maxandfriends.com / subject: manager position / please send your resume and a brief paragraph including any ideas you might already have about how you would help grow the print shop.

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company: Chairish.com / San Francisco

job title: Social Media Manager

tasks include: Chairish is an online vintage furnishings marketplace that makes it delightfully simple for design lovers to buy and sell fabulous pre-loved decor to one another. We’re looking for a social media contractor to join our marketing team in San Francisco at about 40 hrs/week. Everyone wants a rock star, but we’re looking for someone extraordinary. Our social media lead will manage all hands-on aspects of our social media campaigns: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Houzz. This includes developing, executing, tracking and analyzing social media marketing and strategy. Duties include planning and managing the publishing calendar, social objectives, messaging, taking photos, writing posts, and in some aspects, creating the visual images for these posts. He/she will also spearhead the Chairish blog, from writing blog posts to mapping out the content calendar and content marketing.

more detailsYou = Know, love, and breathe all things social media and be well versed in social media best practices. Attached to your device….all the time. Be a really strong writer with a gift for turning a phrase. Have great design taste and a strong aesthetic and a good sense of what will perform on social. Be ridiculously organized. Be diplomatic on social (we likes to make friends). Be a dynamic planner. You know how to be strategic, put a plan in place, and make sure it things get done. Be results-obsessed – you love tracking how your campaigns are doing based on stats that you can turn into big picture stories. Have mad interested in furniture (design and fashion is a plus). You read “those” blogs, especially Design Love Fest, and know what’s up with trends and happenings. Be an outstanding collaborator. We’re a team. You need to be a part of it. Be insane about Instagram, Pinterest, and excited about photography and video. Knowing Photoshop is a plus! Be ready to move quickly we move fast. Live in Bay Area (sorry, too hard to be a remote team member).

contact: Please apply here soon! We’re hiring quickly. http://bit.ly/1MGUQzA

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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 steve@hospitalitycollaborative.com

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company: True&Co

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.

contact: jobs@trueandco.com

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companyBoudoir Collective | Remote

job title: Magazine Editorial Intern

tasks include

-Writing
-Reporting and interviewing
-Research, outreach, and content development
-Scheduling and posting to social media (Pinterest and Facebook)
-Managing the editorial calendar
-Brainstorming content ideas for print and online
-A story in our print issue

more details: The ideal candidate has a strong interest in web and magazine publishing, lifestyle editorials, and fine art photography. We are looking for enthusiasm, drive and editorial instinct, a self-starter who can jump right into a digital team. This is a rare chance to join a young, growing brand and gain valuable editorial experience in print and online.

contact: Apply here: http://bit.ly/1Mz3l4O

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companyGravillis Inc | Los Angeles, CA (k-town meets mid-wilshire)

job title: Design Assistant | Intern

tasks include: maintaining the daily grind of the studio (coffee!, organization), runs (deliveries, prop shops, supplies), print production (presentation boards and binders), contributing original designs for movie + tv advertisement (see your work in the theaters! or on a billboard! …or printed on a piece of paper and eventually recycled – go green!)

 more details: this is essentially a paid internship ($10/hr + reimbursement for gas…gotta start somewhere). currently-enrolled students or recent grads. 3-6 month program (or until graduation), flexible with hours/days to accommodate school schedules. assigned supervisor + mentor. included in studio meetings, project kick-offs, and crits. if you (yes, you) shine in the role, we will offer you a junior designer position. we have a great history of promoting from within – more than half our team started in this position!

contact: Dara, jobs@gravillisinc.com (no “dear sir or madam,” say “hey!”). more application tips: So You Want To Be Our Design Assistant?

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10.06.15

NEW JOB OPENING

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we are looking for someone to join our growing team! and remember you can always check our constantly updated job board for more jobs from companies we love. oh, and if you like the phone cases above, you can purchase them here!

company: designlovefest

job title: personal assistant to bri and administrative assistant at designlovefest (this job is part time)

tasks include: we’re looking for someone who is flexible, organized, eager, attentive to detail, hard working and a jack (jane) of all trades. the tasks for this job will range from all things personal for bri to tasks within the company as well. you must be willing to help out on any and all levels. no ego or attitude please. must have prior experience with administrative or personal assisting and live in los angeles. please include three references, we will check all references. you need to be available to start immediately. will start out as part time with the potential to move into full time. 

more details: designlovefest is growing quickly and we’re looking to build the business with hard working, intelligent people who are willing to go the extra mile. join our fun loving, fast pace team today! 

contact: submit your resume, cover letter and references to jobs@designlovefest.com

02.16.15

LOOKING FOR A DIY INTERN

hi there! we are on the lookout for a DIY intern to help out natalie with blog posts & DIY events. natalie is one of the most creative gals i know (and an established stylist in LA) and i’m sure you can learn a ton from her! we have a handful of fun projects we want to create and need an extra hand. see how to apply below…thanks! -bri

Responsibilities include preparing supplies for Make It blog posts, resourcing materials, test driving projects before shoots, and assisting the designlovefest team with our super fun DIY event nights.

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 a good working knowledge of materials, techniques, and basic Photoshop skills and a familiarity with popular DIY projects. An interest in photo styling is a plus. 5 hours a week, schedule is flexible and there is a possibility for additional hours that would be paid. An upbeat and adventurous attitude are a must.

To be considered for the position please submit directly to natalieshriver@gmail.com the following:

• resume or bio
• several examples of recent art or craft work
• a list of all applicable skills 
• proposal for a DIY project for the blog
• candidates must currently live in the los angeles vicinity.  

04.26.13

CREATIVE JOBS HIRING!

i 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!)

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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

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MY FRIENDS HAVE JOBS FOR YOU …

companyUnderwood Letterpress | South San Francisco

job titleStudio Assistant

tasks includestudio operations, order fulfillment, inventory tracking, post paper production work, customer service, graphic design/photography assistance (preferred, not required)

more detailsthis position is part-time, up to 20 hrs per week

contact: send resume and portfolio (if applicable) to info@underwoodletterpress.com

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companyChairish, Inc. | San Francisco or Los Angeles

job titleDesigner

tasks includeThe Designer’s role is to assist and support the digital creative team with design, production, file prep, file management of assets: email and online marketing, site graphics, promotional banners, app graphics and imagery. This is a full-time position that can be located either in San Francisco or Los Angeles. Responsibilities include: Assist in creating visual assets for all of Chairish’s digital channels: Social media, desktop, mobile, apps, etc. through style guides and optimized graphics for each format; Ensure digital file format standards and proactively provide technical assistance within the best practices of file management; Work with Creative Director, Marketing Manager and Product Manager to maintain deadlines and clearly communicate project status to team members; Collaborates with engineering and product teams to maintain high visual standards.  BFA in Graphic or Communication Design, and a minimum of 2 years work experience

more detailsChairish makes it fun and easy for design lovers to buy and sell pre-loved decor to one another. Our shop exclusively features curator-approved treasures in a full-service and trustworthy environment. Launched in 2013, Chairish is a rapidly growing marketplace built by an experienced entrepreneurial executive team from previous successful startups including TripIt, Hotwire, eBay, PayPal, Yammer, Fab.com and One Kings Lane.

contact: Please apply here: http://www.jobscore.com/employer/candidates/new

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company: The Chalkboard Mag | L.A. (Santa Monica)

job title: Editorial Assistant

tasks include: The Chalkboard is currently seeking a full-time editorial assistant. Candidates should be obsessed with great design, have a talent for absorbing brand voice and style, a proactive and organized self-starter with skills in basic graphics and social media. Tasks will include: Asset preparation for content, assistance to the editorial team, light site and engagement management, social media assistance and some clerical/organizational work. Knowledge of Photoshop is a must. Social media skills are a plus. Must live in Los Angeles. 

more details: The Chalkboard Mag is A Guide To Living Well. A healthy lifestyle site launched by Pressed Juicery that covers wellness, healthy food, natural beauty, sustainable living and mind/body balance. 

contact: Submit resumes and other information to hello@thechalkboardmag.com and please place ‘Editorial Assistant’ in the subject line. 

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company: Minted | Oakland, CA

job title: Seasonal Design Assoicate

tasks includeCreating and editing design file templates using Adobe Creative Suite, Proofing orders to ensure accuracy and providing quality control assessment for our products, Preparing and color correcting photos for optimal printing quality, Creating print-ready files, Corresponding with customers regarding their customization instructions

Able to work a flexible/variable hour schedule including weekends based on business needs

more details1-3 years of experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro). Experience executing the principles of typography and print design

contact: to apply, click here or email kendra.thibodeaux@minted.com

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company: Cardtorial

job title: Operations/Studio Assistant

tasks include: Managing inventory and orders, making products (with the laser!), packing & shipping orders, data entry, and keeping the studio neat, clean, & organized.

more detailsWe’re looking for a part-time operations/studio assistant who is interested in working with a small and growing creative business. The position is available immediately and has potential for growth (& lots of it!). It is very important to us that you are passionate about learning and excited about helping with a wide variety of tasks in the office. We’re looking for someone who is reliable, works hard, has great attention to detail, and is OK with repetitive tasks. Having the ability to work independently and with a team, and being organized and able to prioritize is a must! Previous work experience is preferred. Ideally, our operations/studio assistant will come into the studio for 15-25 hrs/week — there’s potential for this to turn into a full-time job!

contact: If interested, please reach out with cover letter (or simply intro email) & resume to info@cardtorial.com with the subject line: Ops / Studio Assistant. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and why’d you like to join our team! We can’t wait to hear from you.

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company: max wanger photography/print shop – los angeles

job title: office/print shop manager

tasks include: max wanger print shop related tasks include – overall management. responding to emails. ordering prints. packaging/mailing prints. marketing. conceptualizing and mailing promos. social media. wedding photography related tasks include – responding to email inquiries. client thank you notes. shared calendar management. proofing gallery management. client slide show creation. packaging/delivery of photos. album design/creation. blog content/updates. photography submissions/scheduling. facebook/social media updates. misc tasks – responding to general emails/inquiries/photo requests. completion of day to day errands. cataloging hard drives. stock photo submissions. acquiring model releases, etc.

more details: must be willing to work part time (starting approx 15-20 hrs/week). highly organized and detail oriented. excellent follow up and communication skills (including writing and proof reading). hard working and ok with repetitive tasks. familiar with popular wedding/design/lifestyle blogs. comfortable using social media outlets (twitter, facebook, instagram). confident in internet researching abilities. sufficient in excel, word and photoshop. familiar with blog formatting – ideally has experience uploading + creating blog content. interest/excitement when it comes to finding new ways to market/promote the print shop.

contact: jobs@maxandfriends.com / subject: manager position / please send your resume and a brief paragraph including any ideas you might already have about how you would help grow the print shop.

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company: Juice Served Here | Los Angeles

job title: Personal Assistant for CEO

tasks include: The ideal candidate will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. Responsibilities will include: general administrative tasks, maintaining  CEO’s extensive appointment schedule by planning and scheduling meetings, travel bookings, heavy project management: including carrying out background research, presenting finding and executing the project,  assist CEO with personal requests, tasks and arrangements,travel to site meeting with the CEO.

more detailsCandidate will possess excellent organizational and follow up skills, microsoft office proficiency,  excellent interpersonal and communication skills and minimum 1 year relevant experience

contact: anna@juiceservedhere.com / Email Subject: Personal Assistant for CEO. Please submit resume & cover letter detailing relevant experience

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company: Chairish.com | San Francisco

job title: Social Media Manager

tasks include: Chairish is an online vintage furnishings marketplace that makes it delightfully simple for design lovers to buy and sell fabulous pre-loved decor to one another. We’re looking for a social media contractor to join our marketing team in San Francisco at about 40 hrs/week. Everyone wants a rock star, but we’re looking for someone extraordinary. Our social media lead will manage all hands-on aspects of our social media campaigns: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Houzz. This includes developing, executing, tracking and analyzing social media marketing and strategy. Duties include planning and managing the publishing calendar, social objectives, messaging, taking photos, writing posts, and in some aspects, creating the visual images for these posts. He/she will also spearhead the Chairish blog, from writing blog posts to mapping out the content calendar and content marketing.

more detailsYou = Know, love, and breathe all things social media and be well versed in social media best practices. Attached to your device….all the time. Be a really strong writer with a gift for turning a phrase. Have great design taste and a strong aesthetic and a good sense of what will perform on social. Be ridiculously organized. Be diplomatic on social (we likes to make friends). Be a dynamic planner. You know how to be strategic, put a plan in place, and make sure it things get done. Be results-obsessed – you love tracking how your campaigns are doing based on stats that you can turn into big picture stories. Have mad interested in furniture (design and fashion is a plus). You read “those” blogs, especially Design Love Fest, and know what’s up with trends and happenings. Be an outstanding collaborator. We’re a team. You need to be a part of it. Be insane about Instagram, Pinterest, and excited about photography and video. Knowing Photoshop is a plus! Be ready to move quickly we move fast. Live in Bay Area (sorry, too hard to be a remote team member).

contact: Please apply here soon! We’re hiring quickly. http://bit.ly/1MGUQzA

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company: Winston Flowers | Boston, MA

job title: Floral Designer

tasks include: Develop a working understanding of the basic Winston Styles of design and accurately create gift line designs based on established standards / successfully interpret clients’ wishes on custom design orders / day to day responsibilities will be dependent on business needs including, but not limited to event design and installation, as well as participating in corporate, residential, gift and custom design and installation.

more details3+ years of custom floral design experience in a high-end, high volume floral shop or design studio is desired but not required; equivalent studio/visual arts or visual merchandising background may be considered.

contact: hr@winstonflowers.com

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company: smallSHOP | Los Angeles

job title: Private Art Teacher

tasks include: Tasks include driving to homes in Los Angeles area and creating a pop up art class. You will teach the art lessons to individuals and small groups.

more details: Looking for a fine artist who loves kids and has flexible hours for a part time job. A happy, kind and patient person who can inspire older kids and keep itty bitty ones engaged. An experienced teacher who has great class management skills and is available to work on weekdays and weekends when needed. 

contact: Please send resume, photos of your own artwork, photos of artwork that you have done with children and a brief statement of why you would like to teach children art. Send submissions to: hello@smallshopathome.com

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company: Moon Juice | Los Angeles

job title: E-Commerce Manager

tasks include: Strategize and prioritize sales via E-Commerce channel, implement A/B testing and track ROI across all campaigns and dollars spent on enhancements, oversee the development of the new website with responsive mobile design for customers and wholesale vendors, Coordinate with web agency to scope, troubleshoot, and test all functionality to meet Moon Juice business needs, manage content migration from old system, new content needs, and uploading all copy, pricing, imagery, and metadata, among other tasks.

more details: qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree or 3+ years related experience. Excellent communication skills, including writing, proof reading skills, and speaking. Excellent organization skills and experience with project management. Startup experience preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills in person, e-mail, and by phone, with high professionalism. Demonstrates passion, awareness, and support in the health and wellness community.

contact: careers@moonjuiceshop.com / Email Subject: E-Commerce Manager. Please submit resume & very brief note

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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 steve@hospitalitycollaborative.com

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company: True&Co | San Francisco

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.

contact: jobs@trueandco.com

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companyThe 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 catherine@thelifestyled.com

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companyGravillis Inc / Los Angeles, CA (k-town meets mid-wilshire)

job title: Design Assistant/Paid Intern

tasks include: maintaining the daily grind of the studio (coffee!, organization), runs (deliveries, prop shops, supplies), print production (presentation boards and binders), contributing original designs for movie + tv advertisement (see your work in the theaters! or on a billboard! …or printed on a piece of paper and eventually recycled – go green!)

 more details: this is essentially a paid internship ($10/hr + reimbursement for gas…gotta start somewhere). currently-enrolled students or recent grads. 3-6 month program (or until graduation), flexible with hours/days to accommodate school schedules. assigned supervisor + mentor. included in studio meetings, project kick-offs, and crits. if you (yes, you) shine in the role, we will offer you a junior designer position. we have a great history of promoting from within – more than half our team started in this position!

contact: Dara, jobs@gravillisinc.com (no “dear sir or madam,” say “hey!”). more application tips: So You Want To Be Our Design Assistant?

 (photo in poster by max wanger)

02.27.13

ADVICE / 53

today’s question: “how do you say “no” to friends asking you to work for free?”

KATIE’S ANSWER:
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.

BRI’S ANSWER:
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!)

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