Thursday, January 4, 2018

OPEN CALL for Design Team Members!


Hi!  Mitzi here.  We're kicking off 2018 with an OPEN CALL for design team members!  My teams and I would like to encourage anyone who is interested to go ahead and apply to be a part of the AW family whether you're an experienced design team member or a friendly and enthusiastic crafter who enjoys working with AW images.

Here is a list of things we ask that you kindly do as a part of the AW family.
  • Design a card or other project as inspiration for our challenges once a month.
  • Write up a friendly and fun blog post (preferably with lots of additional pics of your project and info like colors used or tools used) and schedule your post to coordinate with the timing of the challenge posts (or mid-challenge posts) at our main blog.
  • Help spread the word about our monthly challenge, plus any special events or deals (sales, discount codes, or gifts) advertised at our Facebook group on any social media you like to use.  It's vitally important that you don't just post your inspiration pics and blog links at our main group on FB.  "Spread the word" means 'at different craft and coloring groups' and 'among your circle of friends on your personal FB profile'.
  • Be friendly and comment on challenge entrants' posts for the comment number you are assigned for.
  • Be kind and supportive of the AW family of designers, and comment on your teamies' posts when there's a challenge post, mid-challenge post, or a showcase post.
  • Be friendly and supportive of other craft enthusiasts at the Stamps by AuroraWings FB group by hitting 'like' buttons or commenting.
  • Enter other challenges with your inspiration/sample creations so more people can see your gorgeous stuff.
  • Be there to cast your votes on the DT's Pick Top 3 polls when each challenge closes.
  • Check the secret DT group on FB on a regular basis (Doesn't have to be every day, just at least a few times a week.) for group communication.

Below is a list of qualities we are looking for in a DT member.

  • Has a blog of their own - this is a MUST.  It can be Blogger or WordPress.
  • A big fan of Aurora Wings' digital stamps and love coloring and crafting with them.
  • Be an organized person and stay on top of the challenge schedules.
  • Love entering different challenges and enjoy blogging about your craft projects.
  • Be familiar with the basic blog functionalities, and have the initiative to look things up like time zone differences.
  • Does not have to be an advanced crafter/colorist, but creates with passion and joy.
  • Good at (We are not asking for "perfection".  It's an issue of "willingness".) written communications in English (via e-mail, Facebook PM, etc.) and enjoy sharing details of your work in your blog posts.  We love to see blog posts that talk about your creative inspiration, methods and techniques, any back stories to share, and what's going on in your life... that sort of stuff, not just one small pic with a link pointing to the challenge post with little else to read about.  Because that's just boring.
  • Experience with designing for blogs (showcase or challenge) helpful, but not required if you're willing to learn... and learn FAST
  • Be friendly and be able to let your writing reflect that quality about you.
  • Be able to stay with us for a period of 1 year.  
  • Be proactive about necessary communications - if something comes up in RL and you can't meet the deadline, we ask that you kindly let us know... and not at the absolute last minute. 

Here's what the designers who join our family will get.

  • Your custom blog badge as a designer for AW Challenge Blog
  • Access to AW digis for use on your DT projects
  • Access to a small, designers-only FB secret group, where most communications will take place. We are a family of friendly, smart women, who are not into drama.
  • Having your sample work featured on AW's Etsy listings with your blog links and on FB group cover
  • Designers-only perks like special discount code and access to some new release digis
  • Opportunity to create additional samples for special events or AW Showcase Blog posts

How to apply
If this is something you're interested in, please link one of the following of your choice via the linky tool below - 1.) your blog (main URL),  or 2.) your specific blog post that features a project using an AW image.  We are not asking you to fill out any application form this time.  Many crafters have all the relevant information already up on their blogs - either on the sidebars or in links across the top to pages with additional info.  Please make sure there is a way we can contact you via a link on your blog (somewhere in the sidebar) aside from the comment feature. (Don't worry about this if you are on my friends list on FB or a member of the Stamps by AuroraWings FB group.)

PLEASE DO NOT COMMENT ON THIS POST WITH YOUR INFO, LINK TO YOUR BLOG, ETC.  ONLY THE APPLICANTS WHO FOLLOW OUR SIMPLE APPLICATION PROCESS WILL BE CONSIDERED.  Please DO NOT send email to me or members of my DTs.   And please, no Etsy convo or FB PM regarding the open call or the results.  Thank you.

Deadline for application:  Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 11:55 pm EDT US.
Please expect the final decision to be made within a week after the application deadline.  The designers chosen for the position will be contacted (may be FB PM, email, and as a last resort, a comment on your blog) as soon as the decision is made.

ADD YOUR LINK HERE TO APPLY


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3 comments:

DonnaMundinger said...

So excited to have some new teamies. Hope to see you apply. xxD

Sara Wright said...

Greetings AW and Mitzi! I'm excited to find you... I'm looking forward to trying out some of your products!

Fikreta said...

great! will aplay!