**Please note that the AMM gallery and message board are being updated and are closed at the moment. Please participate on our facebook page. **
We are looking for new Design Team Members and will be accepting applications through JANUARY 15, 2011. The design team position is a commitment through June, 2011.
GENERAL INFORMATION: We are looking for friendly, talented, versatile and creative individuals who are team players. Strong photography, digital scrapbooking and class experience is a plus, but not required.
Interested applicants MUST REGISTER AND POST on the message boards at AMM during the DT call. We want to spend time getting to know you and we want you to get to know us. Your design team experience at AMM will require daily activity on our boards and posting praise in the gallery.
We keep our Design Team Members busy with all sorts of activities, i.e., monthly kits, manufacturer kits, 2-3 blog posts per month, message boards, chats, classes, etc., so when considering whether you would like to apply for the DT position, please think about the amount of time that will be required to fulfill the requirements.
FOR LAYOUT ARTISTS: Submit 2 NEW (not previously posted or published) original 12 x 12 layouts. A bonus to your submission can also be an altered project that you may have created in the past (or a new one). "Altered Project" in this respect can include a mini book (but not a card or a page).
FOR ALTERED ARTISTS: Submit 1 NEW (not previously posted or published) original project, with photos of previously created projects.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:A Million Memories Designers are exclusive to our team. Our designers cannot hold design team positions with any competing kit club or online scrapbooking retailers. Manufacturer design teams, blog challenge boards and teaching at your LSS are acceptable. Your main function as a Design Team Member for AMM is that you ARE A
MARKETING TOOL FOR OUR STORE AND KIT CLUB!!! Whether it be through your designs of the product that we provide for you, word of mouth, etc., We do not want our designers to advertise for competing online businesses.
As an AMM designer, you will promote AMM whenever possible. Example, if you have a blog, there should be a link to AMM with our blinkie. A picture of our latest monthly kit should be on your blog and on your Facebook page (if you have one). The latest happenings at AMM (such as contests), should all be posted on your blogs and on Facebook. We will in turn post your blog on our blog and promote you and your designs.
As previously indicated, CONSISTENT message board participation is required.
DT members are required to post at least 3-4 layouts per kit, the altered item included in the kit (if there is one) and a card (if possible – not required). All pieces of the kit should be utilized in order for kit members to be inspired by your work. We want our members to use your creativity to inspire their own twists on their own projects.
Complete manufacturer sponsorship projects. You will receive product for free and in return we will showcase your work directly to the manufacturer.
Actively participate in challenges, organizing contests and vendor advertising (where appropriate).
WHAT DO OUR DESIGNERS RECEIVE?
A free kit every other month containing the industry's latest and greatest products, plus extra supplemental products as compensation.
Special sponsored manufacturer's kits. These projects are completed and posted on our boards and then we send the projects directly to the manufacturers, who may in turn, use your projects on their site, catalogs, etc. This is direct access to having your work seen by manufacturers.
Product discounts (more detail will be provided to those who are selected for the team) and larger discounts with designer direct manufacturer orders.
Free product for special limited edition kits that you may (on occasion) design yourself from items in our store.
Free product for special class kits that you will design yourself.
Miscellaneous perks - free passes to CHA, opportunity to design with our kits, etc. The opportunity to teach in our store and earn a percentage of the class fees.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE e-mail your projects with the following information to email@example.com:
-Links to other online galleries that show your work (as well as your screen name)
-Link to your blog, if you have one (there is going to be an AMM link on there, right?)
-Become an AMM fan on Facebook. Send us a friend request if you have an account so we can follow you.
-A bio of yourself
Include the answers to the following questions in your email:
1) Why are you interested in a DT position with AMM?
2) Site commitment and participation. How will you encourage people to become involved in the AMM community?
3) Have you ever designed for another website/company? If so, who?
4) Are you active on any message boards? Which ones? (please provide a few links to your posts and your user name)
**Note: The answers to the above questions will NOT effect your chances of being on the Design Team . . .we are just curious. ; ) If you have any comments or questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org