Archive for March, 2011
This position is filled and we are no longer accepting applications.
We’re seeking a multi-talented individual who will promote our retail typefaces, tell our story, and differentiate us from our competition to ultimately increase recognition, visibility and sales. Working in collaboration with the owners, you’ll develop and execute a communications strategy that includes traditional print ads and email alerts, along with social media initiatives, directing or writing website content, developing media relationships, being attentive to overall customer experience and any other plans worth doing.
As an extension of managing customer experience, this position will also take the lead on licensing-related tasks. Responsibilities include promoting our various licenses, answering pre- and post-sales questions, creating quotes and invoices, shepherding the contracting process, and recommending then implementing approved policy changes.
At a micro-business like ours, job descriptions are starting off points not inhibitors. You should be willing to capitalize on your existing skills, learn new ones, expand your responsibilities, be flexible, embrace challenges and contribute to creating a more successful and productive studio as a matter of course.
This is a full time position working on-site with the potential to work remotely one or two days a week once work routines are fully established. Benefits and perks include healthcare, personal time and work/life balance.
The ideal candidate has the following:
- A passion for typography, typefaces and type design
- 3+ years of professional experience in the design industry (graphic or web design specifically); involvement with the type industry is ideal
- Demonstrated skills and experience in the realms of online marketing and communications
- A belief in communication efforts driven by authenticity and value over hype
- Ability to determine the success of your efforts through data and use research to aid in decision-making
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills including copywriting and editing
- An unwavering attention to detail with an ability to simplify the complex
- The confidence to collaborate with strong-willed individuals
- Exceptional self-motivation; capable of thriving with minimal direction
- Good knowledge of Word and Excel; InDesign, Photoshop, or HTML/CSS skills a bonus
- Last but not least, tolerance for a small dog that frequents the studio
How to Apply:
Send the following materials to work (at) processtypefoundry.com. Incomplete submissions
will not be considered.
- Resume or CV
- Salary requirements
- Three typography-related writing samples
No phone calls, please.
Hidden within a large collection of rub down and transfer type we acquired last fall was this set of adhesive Helvetica caps and matching Samsonite logos. The stuffy palette says 1984 (as does the fine print on the bottom) but we can only guess at their use. We assume the letters’ original owner, an interior designer by trade, first personalized her luggage (her initials were VR) and then… well we’re not sure. The destination of S & O will have to remain a mystery.
Designer Ross Moody and his 55 Hi’s imprint are one of the reasons we love running our own type foundry. It’s been said that type design is a lonely, difficult and frustrating endeavor and while that can be true, it’s also immensely gratifying when the bi-product of your work is so surprising.
‘Is that our FIG Script?’ we wondered. When set in all caps, a script face doesn’t traditionally connect. So what gives? Capable hands. Ross deftly connected the caps, modified certain letters and added flourishing touches.
‘Not all who wander are lost’ is a derivative of a line from a J.R.R. Tolkien poem titled, ‘All that is gold does not glitter.’ The poem appeared in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the original line read, ‘Not all those who wander are lost.’ The poem and its place in the trilogy is documented on Wikipedia.
Ross has created limited edition, hand screen printed posters and postcards of ‘Not all who wonder are lost’ that are available on his site.
The February issue of Print magazine, guest art directed by ProjectProjects, featured our oldest typeface Kettler. Starting on the cover and continuing throughout the issue, Kettler quietly punctuates conversations between a panel of selected guests on the subject of collaboration between disciplines.
Kettler played a role in another magazine designed by ProjectProjects called Work, now out-of-print. It’s been a joy to see Kettler used by such capable hands.
When buying used books, sometimes a glimpse of the previous owner comes with them. Inside our copy of “Lettering Poster Design For Pen And Brush” by Ross F. George, copyright 1941, is a very lightly used lettering practice sheet.
On the opposite side of same sheet are several variations on the wordmark “Wick”. The previous owner’s last name?