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September 2, 2008

Malakye Weekly: Sept. 2, 2008  
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Malakye's Shmoozapalooza arrives at ASR this Friday, Sept. 5.,2008.  Pre-registration is now closed, but don't worry, you can still come out to the event!  The first two hours are open to pre-registered people only, meaning you'll just have to wait until 1 p.m. to attend.  That leaves you with a solid 3 hours of Shmooz time, so come down to San Diego and we'll see you there.

If you're attending the show and have a bright shiny ASR badge to confirm, stop be the Malakye Casting Call (Booth # 3839) for a chance at starring in the next ad for Malakye.  If you thought comic strips were funny, just wait until you write your own script and become and instant star!

Who Got Hired!

Tilly's now has Ryan McClurg on deck as its latest Graphic Designer.

Triple Eight Distribution hired Kerry McLaughlin as its Office Manager.

Sales Rep. Opportunities
Beach Feet
Outside Sales Reps - So Cal & Multiple Territories
REMARE Sandals
Independent Sales Representatives - Multiple Territories
Globe International
Independent Sales Reps - Fl & Mid West

Rip Curl
Independent Sales Reps - MTN | S.W. | MID W | EAST | SOUTH | NEW ENG


Independent Sales Representatives - Northeast, Southeast, Southwest & Midwest Territories

Tyrant Snowboards
Outside Sales Representatives - Multiple Territories
Dwindle Distribution
Independent Sales Reps - Fl & Mid West

Lucy Love
Independent Sales Representatives - New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, & Washington D.C
Larry Hansel Clothing, LLC
Outside Sales Executive - Orange County
Outside Sales Reps - West Coast (ASR/Magic/Surf EXPO)
66º North US Inc.
Outside Sales Rep (New England, PNW, Great Lakes, Mid Atlantic)
Motive Boardwear
Independent Sales Representatives - Florida & California
Vertical Limit
Outside Sales Rep - All Territories
O’Quinn Clothing
Outside Sales Rep - Hawaii-Guam, Pacific NW, Midwest-Texas, Colorado-Rockies, Northeast
Lifted Research Group
Outside Sales Reps (Action Sports Division) - Northeast and Midwest

NEMA International
Independent Sales Representatives - All Territories

Solar Swim
East and West Regional Independent Sales Agents

Industry News
This Week on the Daily Habit
BACKWARDS Big-Wig Contest
“Deathbowl to Downtown” Launches Regional Tour September 8
Surf Expo announces Seminars and Events for September 2008 Show
DC Shoes Presents: Grind For Life High Ollie Challenge
Morrow Snowboards 2008-2009 Website Goes Live
International Surfwear Company Oxbow Launches Brand in the U.S. at ASR
Retail-Specific Events at ASR Announced
Virtue: Powered by ASR Debuts Next Week in San Diego
VANS Taps Jim Watson as Director of Apparel Sales
Allyance to Sponsor Unsound Pro and Oakley Newport Beach Pro

Obama Speech!
Salary Ranges
Pick Your Poison
Hundreds of Jobs Just Ain't Worth IT
DC Grind 4 Life High Ollie Challenge
Need a new surfboard?
Pimp My MySpace
The Showcase Thread

MalakyeB2B Update


Is the product lifecycle of headwear and accessories (as illustrated above) really that simple? It is for Thread Design, a company dedicated to making this simplistic picture a reality in production of headwear and accessories for more than a decade.  Thread is a private label manufacturer of headwear and beanies with offices in San Diego, Calif., and Chicago, Ill. and has more than a decade of experience in making headwear. Seeing a company's service lifecycle (Thread's diagram above) might put a developer at ease some, but testimony from one of it's customers might really make the time between pre-book and retail delivery more enjoyable.  "We rely upon Thread to deliver products that match our cost, delivery and quality standards and they meet these requirements time and time again. I highly recommend Thread for any and all your custom headwear needs." states Cory Patterson of Hurley. It almost brings a one-dimensional photo into full on 3D!

Do you ever feel like someone follows you around, writes down your good ideas, then turns them in to reality? One look at Swany's g.cell glove might make you feel that way. Winter 08/09 will find snow enthusiasts on peaks across the globe talking to their thumbs! Swany has created the first (that we know of) Bluetooth enabled ski / snowboard glove. About 18 months of design and development and it's pretty much ready to go. Simulate the real action by walking up to the person you work next to, holding your thumb next to your mouth and saying, "hey, are you at mid lodge right now?!"

Eco-consciousness is growing within tradeshows. One San Francisco based marketing firm is reportedly working with one of the largest tradeshows in the world, Consumer Elecectronics Tradeshow, on minimizing the carbon footprint of the show. That work is supported by another company's product which is a giant "dashboard" for all show goers to obverse the carbon foot, set a bench mark to beat next year print created by this show. Meanwhile, Tadpole Marketing out of Venice, Calif., put together a short list of five ideas on how to make your company's tradeshow presence a little more green.

Adding flair to hoodies is a growing trend according to 3D Industries. 3D has been delivering demands with what they see as the new trend for hoodies. The shift is now adding not only to the look, but also the use and feel with technical features and different fabrics. Adding tech features such as an iPod integrated system and strategic storage pocket placements.

The '80s are back! Correction, the '80s have been back for a while, not only in the style of clothes, music, and maybe art, but also in media. Surfer Magazine provides a blast from the past with it's 3D issue. Photo featuring old school thrill technique and new school surfing.

JobWire: Sept. 2, 2008

Grenade, in Portland, Ore., is looking for an Apparel Designer with 3+ years experience in coordinating designs, theme styling, fabrics, trend directions, and design software.

The North Face, in San Leandro, Calif., has "4" openings for the following positions:
Design Director (Performance)
Design Director (Action Sports)
Sr. Materials Analyst
Product Manager (Equipment)

Dekline Shoes, in San Diego, Calif., is looking for a Creative Director / Footwear Developer with 7+ years experience who can lead the overall look and feel of the brand.

Loomworks Apparel, a leading sportswear and loungewear company based in Irvine, Calif., is seeking a strong creative
Junior Contemporary Designer with 5+ years experience and a trained eye for trends, prints & colors.

Havoc TV, in El Segundo, Calif., is looking for an action sports and indie music enthusiast with 4+ years experience in web design to be their
Director of Web Development.

Nixon, in Carlsbad, Calif., is looking for a Distribution Shipping Supervisor with 3+ years experience to be responsible for the daily order fulfillment and shipping operations in their USA Distribution Center.

Spy Optic is currently seeking an
Inside Sales Representative / Territory Manager with 3+ years experience to join their team in Carlsbad, Calif.

REMARE Sandals, in Whittier, Calif., has an immediate opening for a Product Designer (Sandals) / Graphic Designer with 3+ years experience to conduct trend research and create design concepts.

Top Heavy Design Studios, in Temecula, Calif., is looking for an Accessories Designer with 3+ years experience to manage and provide fashion right styles for young men's and boys accessories.

NHS, Inc., located in Santa Cruz, Calif., is looking for a
Website / Email Designer to assist in Website/Microsite creation and maintenance, creation of flash banner ads, as well as create and execute HTML e-mailers.

Billabong Retail is looking for a Store Manager for their Breckenridge, Colo., location.

August 29, 2008

Fox Head is currently looking to fill the following "2" positions:
Morgan Hill, Calif: MX Boot Developer (Performance Products) - Previous boot development experience in technical trail, hiking, snowboard or ski boots is preferred.
Irvine, Calif: Footwear Developer (Performance Products) - 3-5 years minimum footwear development experience (two additional years of job related experience in lieu of a degree).

DC Shoes, in Vista, Calif., needs an experienced Freelance Video Producer to create various forms of content for distribution via the internet, cable and broadcast television, DCSHOES.COM, sales conferences, etc.

Sportnet, in Los Angeles, Calif., is looking for a Video Editor to shoot, edit, and produce video for both action sports and traditional sports websites.

A Confidential Company, in Carlsbad, Calif., needs a Creative Director with 5+ years experience to establish and evolve the brand “voice” and is responsible for determining the best ways for the company to conceptually represent the brand.

Oakley, in Foothill Ranch, Calif., is looking for a Customer Service Supervisor to manage and oversee a group of Customer Service Representatives who receive inbound calls from dealers, consumers, and potential consumers.

Hybrid Tees, a rapidly growing supplier of private label Ts to several key Action Sports retail chain stores, has an immediate opening for an Assistant Account Manager/Merchandiser (Mens & Boys) to join its location in Cypress, Calif.

, in San Leandro, Calif., needs a Product Developer (Packs & Travel) with 3+ years experience to manage the development process of company product lines as assigned.

Nine Star, a rapidly expanding action sports retailer in Los Angeles, Calif., is currently seeking a
Director of Buying (Hardgoods) with 7-10+ years buying experience.

Rip Curl, in Costa Mesa, Calif., is looking for a Sr. Customer Service Representative with 3+ years experience to handle incoming phone calls, while building and maintaining professional relationships with all accounts and sales representatives.

Spy Optic, in Carlsbad, Calif., is looking for an Inside Sales Rep with fluency in French & English and a strong sales background.

MMS, a private label t-shirt company with Action Sports industry clients located in Laguna Beach, Calif., has an immediate opening for a fun, creative Graphic Designer/Illustrator to create cutting edge t-shirt graphics for mens, boys, and toddlers for private lable and different licenses in major retailers.

Quiksilver Retail is looking for a Store Manager for its location in Thousand Oaks, Calif., as well as Retail Supervisors throughout the US.  Click the links to apply!

Vans has a slew of Retail Positions Up for Grabs!  Check out the following:
Orlando, Fla.

General Manager (Vans Skatepark)
Co-General Manager (Vans Skatepark)
Store Manager
Assistant Store Manager
Retail Floor Supervisor
Awesome Sales Associate
Orange, Calif.
Assistant Store Manager
Retail Floor Supervisor
Awesome Sales Associate

August 28, 2008

, in Everett, Wash., is looking for a Men's Designer with 5+ years experience to manage creative and technical development of product and research seasonal trends, themes and styling.

Quiksilver, located in Huntington Beach, Calif., has "3" openings for the following positions:
In-Line Planner - (4 yrs exp)

Graphic Design/Production Artist - (2 yrs exp)
Sales Support Associate - Roxy

Fortress Eyewear Group, makers of Crush, Kreed, and Vortex sunglass and goggle brands, has an exciting opportunity for a Warehouse Lead Hand with 3+ years experience to join their team in Lake Forest, Calif.

O'Neill Clothing, located in Irvine, Calif., is seeking a dynamic, creative Swimwear Designer with 3+ years experience for their Junior's division.

Tilly's, in Irvine, Calif., is currently seeking an Assistant Technical Designer / Fit Model who is familiar with product development or design.

Friedman Stroffe & Gerard, a law firm in Irvine, Calif. whose client base includes surf/ski/athletic companies, is looking for a Legal Secretary Assistant to join their team.

SCOTT USA, in Sun Valley, Idaho, is looking for a Web / Graphic Designer with 4+ years experience and an understanding of youth driven action-sport culture.

Nixon, in Encinitas, Calif., has "3" openings for the following positions:
Product Designer (AC/SG) - (5+ yrs exp)
Visual Merchandising Manager (NIXONNOW.COM) - (5+ yrs exp)
Sr. Merchandising Manager (Men's AC/SG) - (4+ yrs exp)

Alliance MultiMedia, in Cardif, Calif., has an immediate opening for a Managing Editor (Web & Magazine) with 3+ years experience to manage editorial flow and timeliness.

C1RCA, in San Clemente, Calif., needs "2" people to take on the following positions:
POP & Packaging Specialist - (3 yrs exp)
Footwear Designer - (3 yrs exp)

Black Box Distribution, in Carlsbad, Calif., has "2" openings for the following positions:
Graphic Designer (Zero, Mystery)
Footwear Development Assistant (Fallen Footwear)

Price Point Mail Order, located in Gardena, Calif., is a fast-growing bike industry mail order company that is looking for a Web Assistant with expertise in Dreamweaver and other web design software to make their website that much better!  Is that you?!

August 27, 2008

, located in Corona, Calif., is currently seeking an experienced Senior Graphic Designer (4+ yrs exp) and Graphic Designer and who are able to create innovative ads, catalogs and packaging as well as contribute to the graphics and concept development involved with Motocross and lifestyle apparel.

Hurley, in Irvine, Calif., is currently seeking an
Accounting Manager who's CPA certified.  Click here to apply!

The North Face, in San Leandro, Calif., is currently seeking a Textiles Graphic Manager with 5+ years experience to execute the aesthetic vision of the print design, understand technical limitations and suggest best methods.

FUEL TV, located in Los Angeles, Calif., is currently recruiting a Marketing Manager with 3+ years experience to create and execute a wide range of marketing initiatives to maximize brand awareness, viewer tune-in and customer acquisition and retention.

Quiksilver, in Huntington Beach, Calif., is looking for a HRIS Programmer Analyst with 3+ years experience to serve as an integral part of Quiksilver’s HRIS team.

Channel Islands Surfboards, in Carpentaria, Calif., is looking for an Inside Sales Representative with 2+ years experience who knows how to drive sales, build relationships, and build sales channels.

O’Brien, one of the biggest players in the water sports market based in Redmond, Wash., is looking for a
Footwear Designer with 3+ years experience to bring their creative ideas to life in wakeboard / waterski bindings.

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