Dena of Dena Designs asked if I knew of anyone looking for a full time job in Lafayette, CA.  I told her I didn’t know anyone personally but would see what the power of social media could do – maybe I can help connect a great match!  Here are the details:


Entry Level Graphic Design Assistant

Available June 28, 2010

Dena Designs is a dynamic art licensing / surface design company in Lafayette, CA. We are looking for a full time entry level employee with the following skills:
Photoshop – As most of this job is creating repeating patterns from paintings, you will be scanning, erasing white paper backgrounds, and creating coordinates in Photoshop. You will also be creating PR printouts, brochures, and more.

Illustrator – Our newest line is almost all created in Illustrator. You will need to be able to trace sketches with the pen tool, and create patterns & mockups.
Sewing – Is a plus, but not a necessity. You should be comfortable with a home sewing machine both with and without patterns, mostly without. Things typically sewn include pillows, tote bags, aprons, stuffed animals, and dresses. You should also know how to make things like ruffles, pleats, and piping.

Digital Photography – Occasionally you till take photos for magazine ads, blogs, Scripps Howard News Service Monthly DIY columns, PR, and more.

Writing – At the very least, the writing of the monthly Scripps Howard column and 2 blog entries per month will need to be written.

Other programs that are good to know – imovie, iphoto (to create slideshows), idvd (to make dvds of videos and slideshows).

The position also includes some website maintenance, shipping & receiving, ordering supplies, studio organization, filing of contracts and paperwork.

They are hoping to hold interviews this week!  If you are interested, call 925-299-0470 or email info@denadesigns.com if it is after hours.


Best of luck if you are interested!

– Tara Reed