Classic Elite Yarns

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Graphic Designer/Web Developer


About Classic Elite Yarns

Classic Elite Yarns is a woman owned and run yarn company that is based in Massachusetts. CEY prides itself on distributing the best hand knitting yarns to local yarn shops across the US and Canada. Along with exemplary customer service, CEY's in-house staff manages all pattern design and development, technical editing, graphic design and much of the designing for its collections. Besides its own branded merchandise, CEY is the proud distributor of yarns and designs from Jil Eaton's MinnowKnits collection, as well as books and yarns from MillaMia, a UK-based yarn and pattern company.

From its beginnings as a spinning mill, CEY has always been dedicated to providing top quality products for people who love to make and create. After all, CEY sells inspiration – patterns and yarns that beg to be used for making beautiful garments and accessories by fiber artists who care deeply about their craft.

 

The Role

Classic Elite Yarns is looking to hire a graphic designer who will double as a web developer. This person will be responsible for graphically presenting CEY to the world, one pattern, advertisement and web page at a time.

 

Specifics

Through collaboration with all staff, the candidate will strategize, brainstorm, write and execute sales materials at the retail and consumer levels. Working with Adobe Creative Suite, this person will develop photography, patterns, and copy into production-quality content (pattern books, marketing materials, newsletters, etc.). A key part of the position requires the ability to code and publish this content online, so familiarity with HTML and front end code is a must. The company has a multi-faceted online presence that the candidate will administer using different content management systems.

Our ideal candidate will have a passion for knitting/crocheting, fashion and all things handmade. In addition, the ideal candidate will be flexible, be a master of time management, have a positive attitude and be willing to work well under pressure toward both long-term and short-term deadlines. CEY is a small company and each employee wears many hats. This position comes with much responsibility and just as much variety and opportunity for creative expression.

 

Responsibilities

  • design advertisements, posters, flyers, newsletters, lookbooks and other promotional materials
  • create labels for yarn and other products
  • prepare content and update website regularly with new products
  • write copy for e-mails and other sales materials
  • create blast e-mails for both consumers and retailers
  • help prepare materials for seasonal trade shows and customer mailings
  • be flexible and prepared to contribute to new projects as needed

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design, Web Design or related experience
  • extensive computer knowledge
    • strong skills with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
    • HTML [other languages and responsive design a plus]
    • Dreamweaver, iMovie
    • other software that is helpful in duties described above
  • passion for marketing
  • an eye for detail and consistency
  • general knowledge of publication best practices and standards
  • desire and temperament for working in a small office environment, which frequently means "all hands on deck"


To apply, please send a cover letter and your resume to jobs@classiceliteyarns.com.