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ROLE: Part-Time Production Designer
Location: Brooklyn, NY, Austin TX, Charleston, WV or Remote

Part-time: ~20 hours/week

JOB DESCRIPTION

Studio MESH is seeking a Part-Time Production Designer to aid with all things graphic production for our studio. As a Production Designer at Studio MESH, you will work closely with the Creative Director and Senior Designer to build and implement print, branding, and web design work for socially-driven creative companies and organizations.

Studio MESH is a fast-paced multi-disciplinary design studio that believes in a shared work atmosphere, collaboration, and equal ownership of the projects we produce. We engage directly with our clients — listening to their needs and working with them in a collaborative manner. It’s important to us that to present our best work, we present our best selves. And at Studio MESH that means taking the time to rest, re-charge, and start fresh each week.

We operate out of several locations across the country. Our ideal candidate is in Brooklyn NY, Austin TX, or Charleston WV for some in-person collaboration, but we’re open to remote locations too. It’s important to us to get the right person on our team, rather than where you live. 

You’re the ideal candidate if you:  

  • Are obsessed with the details. 
    • You love alignment, tightening up text boxes, matching all the color swatches, and keeping things neat and tidy.
    • You ask the questions needed to understand what has to get done.
    • You can organize a file folder with ease and put the same love and attention into the file artboards, no matter the program.
  • Are a self-sustaining individual
    • You’re comfortable taking your assignment and working on the task solo.
    • You’re okay with making decisions with the information given to you to keep the project moving forward. 
    • You step in to help out with one of your teammates’ projects where they need it. 
  • Are a great online or on the phone communicator
    • You are comfortable using technology to communicate between different offices and locations. We use Slack and Zoom daily to keep things running. 
    • You have clear and professional communication with a studio network, such as photographers, vendors, and printers.

  • Appreciate a small studio environment.
    • You thrive in a collaborative small studio environment.
    • You like switching it up between different projects often
    • You’re happiest when you can help someone get the full picture accomplished.
  • Are inspired by social justice work and hard-working small businesses.
    • You have a passion for making impactful design for non-profits and small, local businesses across the U.S.

Responsibilities

  • Taking a newly designed branding system and building out the final brand package; saving out logomarks and other full brand visual systems.
  • Taking print work — including publications, reports, promotional pieces, packaging, and stationery sets — to the final stages and getting them production-ready.
  • Taking and making edits given by the team or a client to see the project to the finish line; from brand kits to full books. 
  • Aiding in creating and finalizing components for digital experiences and interactions, in a range of project scales and levels of complexity, from simple one-page sites to complex information systems. 
  • Stepping in to help with the small stuff; save out one-off graphics and/or organize a project folder to help everyone do their jobs efficiently.  
  • Be an active and engaged listener to understand your tasks at hand.
  • Manage your own time and efficiency. 
  • Communicate with team members to let them know when tasks are completed and when you have questions. 
  • Communicate with printers, photographers, and other vendors when needed.


Qualifications 

  • 3 – 6 years experience in the design field, working at a small studio or agency,
    with experience in:
    • Logo Design and Brand Identity Design Production
    • Campaign Visual Systems Production
    • Typographic Layout from Posters to Books (In-Design baby!)
    • Print Design creation
    • General Production (including working with printers and setting up print-ready files)
    • Web and digital Design, a plus
    • BA/BFA in graphic or communication design or similar
  • Fluency in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator software 
  • Fluency in Sketch and a plus
  • Must be comfortable working on Dropbox


Competencies

  • Organization (we love clean files!) 
  • Decision-making and self-management
  • Active and reflective listening
  • Ability to transition quickly and seamlessly between projects

 

Does this sound like a good fit for you? Please send resume, work samples via a personal website or PDF, and cover letter to careers@meshfresh.com, Subject Line: Production Designer Application. Please tell us a little about yourself and how you would fit into this role at Studio MESH.

Studio MESH is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage anyone who fits the job description to apply

ROLE: Studio MESH Operations Assistant
Location: Charleston, WV

Part-time: ~20 hours/week; $15/hr

JOB DESCRIPTION

Studio MESH is looking for an Operations Assistant to assist in the day-to-day operations of our design studios. You will be working directly with the Operations Manager.

Responsibilities

  • Support the Operations Manager on coordination of client projects and administrative tasks, and on a day-to-day basis as needed
  • Schedule support (including setting up meetings in Google calendar)
  • Organize, update, and manage our internal documents and databases in Google Drive and Dropbox
  • Facilitate the collection of client content and creative assets (photography, brand guidelines, written content, etc)
  • Manage Studio MESH’s Voicemail/Calls
  • Print and scan documents and art
  • Manage the Makeshop Design Lab space
  • Mon-Wed – by appointment and membership coworking
  • Upkeep studio space in Charleston:
    • Errands (checking mail, stocking supplies, etc)
    • Studio Upkeep (changing light bulbs & filters, taking out trash, watering plants, coordinate cleaning service, etc)

Skills

  • Great time management for yourself, and for others; ability to multitask; and ability to schedule for projects, support team member scheduling, and make deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Organizational skills, including note-taking and filing, maintaining project documents and assets
  • Analytical and problem solving skills, in order to solve problems that arise day-to-day in an office setting
  • Excellent interpersonal written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
  • Eagerness to take on increasing responsibilities, grow, and learn
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced creative environment
  • Comfortable with technology + online communication, including (If you have not used these, you are open to learning them!):
    • Google Calendar (for scheduling)
    • Google Voicemail (for company calls)
    • Google Docs and Dropbox (for file sharing)
    • Adobe Acrobat (for documents)
    • Trello (for project management)
    • Slack (for internal communication)
    • WordPress Content Management System (for website management)
    • Instagram, Facebook, (for social media accounts)
  • BONUS: Experience or love of design a major plus, especially in branding, print and digital design + love of socially driven design work

This position comes with the opportunity to grow into a full-time career at Studio Mesh.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s level degree, preferably in a creative or creative management field
  • Proficient in Adobe Acrobat, Dropbox, and Google Workspace (Gmail, Calendar, Google docs, sheets, and forms, etc)
  • Experience using Mac computer systems
  • Must have a transportation vehicle to be able to run errands
  • Minimum 2 years experience working in an administrative position or related field

How to Apply:

Please email your cover letter and resume to hello@meshfresh.com. Please make sure your subject line reads: Studio MESH Operations Assistant.

Role: Makeshop Design Lab Shopkeeper
Location: Charleston, WV

Part-time: ~15-20 hours/week Th-Sat; $12/hr

JOB DESCRIPTION

Makeshop Design Lab, a space founded by Studio MESH, is looking for a shopkeeper to greet visitors and maintain the Makeshop Design Lab shop and coworking space for summer 2021.

Responsibilities

  • Greet, welcome, and inform visitors and patrons at the Makeshop Design Lab 
  • Notify appropriate company personnel of visitor arrivals (for meetings, appointments, etc)
  • Assist the Operations Assistant with maintaining the shared studio space for coworking
  • Maintain storefront shop and sales
    • Interacts with customers to share product information and make sales
    • Runs the POS system (Square Reader) to handle transactions
    • Keeps records of sales to share inventory with management
    • Supports in artisan good restocks as needed
    • Opens + Closes the shop
    • Ensures that the studio + shop are kept clean and organized 

The shopkeeper reports to the Studio Mesh Operations Manager and Operations Assistant.

Skills

  • Must be punctual and organized
  • Must love talking with people and comfortable sharing the stories of Makeshop
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Analytical and problem solving skills 
  • Excellent customer service and internal communication skills
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced creative environment
  • Comfortable with technology + online communication, including  (If you have not used these, you are open to learning them!) :
    • Google Drive and Dropbox
    • Instagram and Facebook
    • Apple products and Square Reader 
    • BONUS: Experience or love of design a major plus, especially in branding, print and digital design + love of socially driven design work

Requirements:

  • Ability to use Adobe Acrobat, Dropbox, Facebook, Instagram, and Google Workspace (Gmail, Calendar, Google docs, sheets, and forms, etc) 
  • Experience using Apple products
  • Must have reliable transportation to work in the studio

This position comes with the opportunity to grow into a full-time position as Community Manager at Makeshop Design Lab.  

How to Apply:

Please email your cover letter and resume to hello@meshfresh.com. Please make sure your subject line reads: Makeshop Design Lab Shopkeeper.

About Makeshop Design Lab:

Makeshop Design Lab is a creative placemaking project founded by Studio MESH in the Elk City neighborhood of Charleston, West Virginia. We’ve collaborated with over 30 local artists and craftspeople to renovate 4,000 sq. feet. of a 1920’s abandoned building — home of a former neighborhood trophy shop — into an art + design studio space, artist live/work lofts, and a growing community of artists, makers, and creative entrepreneurs.

Makeshop Design Lab is a place for collaboration, celebration, prototyping, incubating ideas, and action. This is a place to try out new things, share ideas, and grow together. A place to start small, but dream big. We are workshops; we are coworking; we are pop-up shops; we are community-led happenings. We are open to all, and we are ready to change the world, starting in West Virginia.

Opening summer 2021, the Makeshop Design Lab storefront space will open as a retail shop, open to the public with rotating featured makers.

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