Sunday, 25 January 2015

Design Team Call

INTERNATIONAL DESIGN TEAM CALL X 2 TEAMS

We are very excited to announce that we are looking for some additional talented crafters to join our Design Team so if you would love to be involved with the team please read our criteria below and contact us!

We are looking for more than one person and we specifically need people from around the globe who can colour using alcohol markers, pencils or distress inks (any brand) and people with a variety of skills. You MUST be willing to use digital products and love crafting with characters whilst also be able to showcase other styles of cards and projects too.
WE HAVE DIFFERENT POSITIONS TO FILL:
1. We are looking for people who use ALL social media and blogs to take part in our CHALLENGE TEAM. It is a pre-requisite that you MUST HAVE AN ACTIVE BLOG to be on the challenge team. 
2. We are also looking for people for our FACEBOOK TEAM. This is a new team and members will be expected to take part in all our Facebook activity, including a weekly challenge, regular Facebook events and a busy posting schedule.
When you apply please state which team you wish to apply for - we have a couple of vacancies on both teams.

At Polkadoodles we are first and foremost a business and our challenge blog and promotions support that, so we require more input than a 'hobby-type' blog where you would have sponsors that change from week to week - being on our team means you are valued and will be expected to work hard during your time with us, but you can also obtain great exposure for your creativity and we have opportunities for sample making and other projects along the way too.

We make a variety of products from downloadable digi stamps, printables, digital CD collections to die cut sheets, digi stamps and clear and rubber stamps, not to mention lots of other things we do and make.
We are always on the lookout for exceptional creative talent that can help us make our products look great and help to promote the Polkadoodles brand.

We do have some stringent requirements for our teamies but if you can manage the following we'd love to hear from you:


1. You must be able to commit long term to a very busy team - many people underestimate how important this is, we're not interested in people who flit from team to team to gain new stash or having no staying power, we commit to you and so we need that commitment back.

You will be given a 3 month term initially with a review to joining us permanently after this period.
2. You must be able to complete projects on time to deadline - deadline failure is a BIG no no!
3. Commitment: 
Challenge Team: We need you to make a minimum of one project every week during your time on the team.  You will also be expected to: actively promote our brand on Facebook in our Facebook groups, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and your own blog - a blog is an absolute must-have.  Being active on Social media is a pre-requisite to being on our team (you don't have to do ALL of these).
You will be expected to leave comments using our rota system for people who enter our challenges and to vote weekly.
Facebook Team: We need you to make a minimum of one project every week during your time on the team.  You will also be expected to: actively promote our brand as part of our events on Facebook in our Facebook groups, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and your own blog if you have one.  Being active on Social media is a pre-requisite to being on our team (you don't have to do ALL of these).
You will be expected to leave comments using our rota system for people who enter our challenges and to vote weekly. If you are a great colourist you may not need to make an actual card project if we think your colouring is suitable to promote in the way we need.
4. We look for variety within the team so it's not always about having the best of everything in one person - we want to show how versatile our products are so we look for people with different skills....so if you fancy applying but don't really consider yourself a colour expert, please still apply - you don't know what we're looking for so please don't assume you're not it!
5. Skill level - you need to be of a suitable skill level and be capable of good composition in your projects.  Projects need to be finished to a high standard.
6. Colouring skills - not a pre-requisite for our team but we love it if you're and awesome colourer!
7. Photos - you MUST be able to take good photos of your work.  Your photos represent our products and they need to be a good standard to showcase them properly.  We can help with this if needed.


It's hard to say what we're looking for in terms of the style we're looking for, but we need a high standard of work at all times - if you can produce to similar standards like the ones on this blog we would love to see your work.  You need to be able to create a project from scratch and to be able to think outside the page to include home decor, scrap layouts etc etc - we need versatility from our team.  So, it doesn't matter if you like fussy or clean and simple, it's about the overall composition and skill level you can present.  We sell SVG cutting files and digital papers and kits, so you must also be prepared to used your printer!  If you don't like printing your own papers then please don't apply as this will be required (our papers are not expensive to print because of the way we design). You will be generously rewarded with products to use during your time on the team in return for your hard work and commitment - the more work you do for us the more you will be rewarded.  We may also require our UK people to submit physical samples for our TV shows from time to time, so be prepared for some extra work too!

Most of all - we need people who ADORE craft and live and breathe for it.  We want people who are always looking to improve their skills and who are team players in it for the long haul.
So if this is you, email us with why you wanna be in the team, your blog address and examples of some work, we'd love to see them!  email us at: sales@polkadoodles.co.uk
Closing date: 7th February 2015 or until all positions are filled
All entries will be replied to after the call has closed - we will create a shortlist in the first instance.
You will receive an email by the end of February.