Thursday, April 14, 2011


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REMINDER CALL: Fiskars Open Design Team Call

Deadline: Tuesday, April 19, 2011

For the first time, we are opening up the Fiskars Craft Design Team to an open public call. We want to see your innovative, inspirational, and amazing projects – sewing and paper crafting.
What we are looking for:
Crisp, clean, bold and innovative projects that reflect our core design aesthetic.
Creative and innovative uses for our tools – show us things we had no idea a punch or rotary cutter could create.
Passionate storytellers and excellent writing skills. You will be writing project directions, as well as articles.
Sophisticated photography skills – we need high resolution photos at no less than 1000 pixels wide that are on clean backgrounds, crisp, and well-lit for proper displaying on our website.
People who are paper crafters, as well as sewers and quilters, and invite you to respond with submissions of your best work in your medium.

Design Team Expectations:
Designers are expected to:
Create content for the Fiskars website monthly
Use only Fiskars tools
Provide all directions and high resolution step-out photos
Provide class project ideas for events. Include directions, photos, and project sample(s) (Approximately 1-2 times per year max.)
Refrain from participating on other design teams or work for any other tool manufacturer that is in direct competition with Fiskars Brands, Inc. (If you have questions or concerns about this, please ask for clarification)
Provide display items for trade and consumer show booths as needed
Provide projects for customer-specific requests (ie, Jo-Ann Fabrics)
Create projects for new product packaging upon request

Other duties:
As appropriate, and within FTC guidelines, we encourage you to post on your personal blogs, Facebook pages, and Twitter accounts sharing news about Fiskars products along with your projects.
Designers are paid per project. Compensation information will be provided to those in the final running for placement on our team.
This term will run from June 1, 2011-May 30, 2012 (A one-year contract will be sent for signature to those selected for the team.)

How to Apply:
Fill out the application below completely
Provide 3 samples of your work through high-res photos, with multiple angles if needed to capture all aspects of the projects. These can either be all fabric, all paper, or a mix of the two if you are proficient in both.
Provide written directions, with step-outs, including photo step-outs (again high-res) of one of the sample projects. (See project gallery on for examples)
Write an article about the creation of, story behind, importance of… one of the other 2 sample items. (See article section on for examples)
Use the third project to show us a unique and innovative tool use – paper piecing, appliqué, etc… Please describe, but specific directions are not needed for this piece.
All 3 samples and application are due by April 19th, 2011 noon CST.
The three samples should be saved as one .PDF document, and labeled as parts 1, 2, and 3, no larger than 10MB and send to or post them to your blog or website and send the link for each part to for review.
If you become a finalist, you will receive communication as to your status and further interviewing could potentially follow.
Final design team members will be announced on or around the week of May 24, 2011th.
Click this link to begin the application:

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1 comment:

Karen Shady said...

brilliant idea Michelle.... thanks for this blog :)