Thursday, June 24, 2010

InStyle Stamps Design Team Call

InStyle Stamps is looking for a new Design Team! If you love papercrafting, working with digital images and high quality rubber stamps, and enjoy sharing your creativity with others, then we are looking for you!

This is an open design team call for anyone in the United States (we currently have an international team as well - a new call will be held for that team later this year) to join our InStyle Stamps team! You must have an actively maintained blog and be willing to share your InStyle Stamps creations at least once a week. This DT term will run from August 1, 2010 through January 31, 2011 -- that is a six month commitment! This call will be open until July 16, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. At that time, we will email a free InStyle image to all of the finalists, and you will have until July 21, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST to submit a project using that InStyle image to us.From those submissions we will choose the next design team. New members will be notified via email no later than July 23, 2010!

Before submitting your application to join our team, please read through the requirements listed below. If you are not prepared to meet all of these obligations for the full term, please do not apply.

InStyle Stamps Design Team Requirements:
•Design Team duties will last for a period of six months and will include at least one InStyle Stamps related project per week on your blog.
•You will be required to create six (6) projects per month with InStyle Stamps images.
•You will be required to participate in four (4) company-sponsored challenges each month (these include a sketch challenge, a color challenge, an inspiration challenge, and a blog hop).
•You will be required to submit a tutorial or project to the company blog at least once a month - this is a separate project from posts that go on your personal blog; each designer will be assigned a specific date for these.
•As a team member, you will be expected to maintain up to date online galleries (such as Splitcoast Stampers, Papercraft Planet, SNR's Card Universe) that reflect your current work for InStyle Stamps. This helps keep our images visible and increases our exposure.
•You must be able to take quality photographs of your work.
•You must be able to complete projects in a timely manner. Schedules are given out well in advance so everyone has ample time to prepare their projects.

InStyle Stamps Designer Benefits:
•Six (6) free digital images to work with each month (to complete required projects)
•An additional two (2) free images for your own personal use per month
•The opportunity to work with sneak peek and new release images
•Opportunity to work with images not sold online (images that are available only in retail stores)
•50% discount on in-stock rubber stamps
•5% discount on digital images
•Other product discounts and perks
•You will be granted access to our Yahoo group
•You will receive a badge to display on your blog noting that you are a designer for InStyle Stamps
•You will receive a custom made watermark for your InStyle Stamps projects
•All images you receive during your term with InStyle Stamps are yours to keep forever

What Are We Looking for in a Designer?
•You must be able to properly color eyes on an anime image. We have a tutorial here. Not all of our images are anime, but quite a lot of them are.
•All images must be well colored (i.e. not outside of the image lines)
•Designers must demonstrate a good use of colors (ability to match, contrast, and complement), papers, and embellishments. We want cards and projects that are well balanced and focus on our images.

To be considered for a position on our Design Team, please do the following:
•Send an email to us at instylestampsdt(at)yahoo(dot)com with the following information: your name, a link to your blog, and three (3) examples of your best work NOT published on your blog.

**Remember - this call is open to anyone in the United States. You have until July 16th at 11:59 PM PST to apply. We look forward to seeing your work!

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