Industry News 3/2/2009

Malakye Weekly: March 2, 2009

Malakye Weekly: March 2, 2009
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NEW - Mike's Mash-Up!

If you ever wondered what it'd be like to travel the world working in an industry you love and own a successful business, Mike's Mash-Up is here to get you up to speed. Michael Akira West, the Owner and Creative Director of 686 Technical Apparel, sheds light on his experiences across the globe, inside and outside of the industry. Whether it's last minute flights to trade shows in the U.S. and Europe, or heading off to several countries in Asia for sales and marketing meetings, Mike West is out and about in the world, makin' it happen one country at a time.  MORE>>
Who Got Hired!
Congratulations to Florida Action Sports "guru" Theo Mitchelson for acquiring the General Manager gig at the legendary Kona Skatepark.  Look for big additions at the skatepark as Theo will be implementing his valuable knowledge and expertise. The Bowlriders cup will be held at Kona Skatepark March 6.  Check out for details.
Cappeline welcomes Matt Bagley as its newest Outside Sales Rep for the New England area. Matt also reps for Elwood Clothing, Fallen Footwear, Fastlife urethane, & Stereo skateboards. On top of being a rep, Matt is one of the owners of Orchard Skateboard shop up in Roxbury, Maine.  If you're in the New England area, stop by and give him a visit!  "We are hyped to have Matt in charge of this region and we look forward to all of his good work to come" - Cappeline.
If you know who got hired, click here to let us know!
Sales Rep. Opportunities
If you are an established Sales Rep and you're interested in getting the word on available lines before it hits the streets, send us an email:!   Don't forget to include your name, e-mail and territory!

Every position listed below is COMMISSION ONLY.

Fox Head, Inc.
Field Sales Representatives (MX) - Northwest & Southwest Regions.  Salary + commission!

Alstyle Apparel
Sales Representative - Pacific Northwest, Northern California
I and I, Inc.
Outside Sales Reps - SoCal, NorCal, Pacific Northwest, Rockies, Hawaii, Mid-Atlantic & Florida
S.T.E.P. Athletics
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories
Industry News
This Week on FUEL TV's The Daily Habit
Laura Lynn Murphey Hosts Action Sports Training Seminar in Costa Mesa, CA.
Lifetime Clothing | Spring/Summer 2009
Ross Garrett joins Journal Concepts, Inc.
"Down the Line" Surf Talk Radio Expands to Two Hours
”Oxbow Back To Powder: A Backcountry Contest By the Riders For the Riders”
My first post...Help!
Cover Letters on Emailed Resumes
all over prints/ graphics
please help?
Source for Used Mannequins
Action Sports Association
Is Kelly Slater bad for pro surfing?
Starting a cosmetic line... product development?
Skate/Snow Design - STUDENT FORUM #1
.. please help
I want to be my own boss
MalakyeB2B Update: Latest News & Vendors

Oxbow, Laird Hamilton - Imagine
Online Services Boosted at Origin Design + Communications
The Machine Cranks to Help Your Company's Bottom Line

  • Oxbow Media Day & Grand Opening was a huge success thanks to Imagine Marketing Agency. When Oxbow looked for a U.S. partner to assist with launching it's retail presence in the U.S. it found Imagine Marketing Agency. Imagine's work produced results, noted above. Imagine's expertise range from, "launching a brand or a store in a new market to developing annual marketing and PR strategies." More of Imagine's work with Oxbow is right around the corner.

    Origin Design + Communications recently added Sylvain Maregnere to head the firm's online design and development work for its roster of mountain sport and resort clientle. One look at Sylvain's personal website (picutred above) is a clear indication of his creative talent. And his "behind the scenes" skill sets in HTML, XHTML, DHTML, CSS, Java Script, Action Script and PHP will no doubt ensure Origin Design + Communications online clientele will be touting an envious position online. Learn more about Origin Design + Communications.

    In the midst of a full blow recession and job layoffs on the rise, how can now be the best time to use a design studio like The Machine?

    With years of experience in Action Sports The Machine guys just "get it" and they can help your company stay focused on deadlines, create relevant designs, and at the same time, offer a fresh point of view without the high cost of hiring new employees. You may ask, " How can I afford to hire a design studio when I am laying employees off." The answer is simple, By hiring a design studio to help on a per project basis, you no longer have to pay into employee taxes, unemployment taxes, salaries, bonuses, medical benefits, etc. There is no need to train new employees or buy extra computers and software and there is definately no more paying an employee to surf the internet. You get the services you need on demand. "It is a win-win situation. Companies who use our services get a fresh perspective from seasoned industry designers without the headache of hiring and training an employee." says Mark Hibdon, Art Director for The Machine Design.

    Saving money on the high cost of extra employees is not the only benefit to hiring a design studio, The Machine Design can help your busy company to meet crucial deadlines which ensures your product or service will get to the market on time. Getting your product out to consumers has always been priority number one and delays due to overwheliming workloads in the creative department can be detrimental to your company especially in this unstable economy. The Machine's surgical strike style of approach will not only help you save cash but you'll also be getting the best design services the industry has to offer.

    For a limited time The Machine is running a SPECIAL 15% DISCOUNT FOR NEW CLIENTS
    The Machine Design guys know how important it is to stretch a dollar, so they are offering a 15% discount on all graphic design, product and photography services to new clients. They'd love the chance to put together an estimate for your next project. Just mention that you found them on Malakye to receive the special offer discount.

    Click here to see The Machine Design's MalakyeB2B vendor profile and see client testimonials about The Machine Design.

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    JobWire: March 2, 2009
    Paragon Sports needs a Soft Goods Buyer with 3+ years buying and merchandising experience to join its location in New York City.

    NPX Wetsuits, a division of Neil Pryde, Inc. is looking to make major changes with the assistance of a Freelance Product Design Consultant (Wetsuits).  This position requires 6+ years experience and is open to people in any area across the globe!

    ASICS, a footwear and apparel manufacturer, is seeking an Assistant Manager of Production with 5+ years experience to join their apparel division based in Irvine, Calif.

    Metal Mulisha, in Irvine, Calif., has an opportunity for a dynamic, creative Apparel Designer (Juniors) with 4+ years experience to join their design and development team and execute designated styles from inception to completion while maintaining constant communication with managers and vendors in order to meet tight deadlines.

    Fox Head is searching for experienced Field Sales Representatives (MX) with 4+ years experience to focus on its established MX dealer channels in the United States.  Territories include the Northwest & Southwest Regions, and this position is salary + commission!

    Fox is also on the prowl for a part-time Junior’s Fit Model (Female/Junior's Clothing Division) to hop on over to their location in Irvine, Calif. No modeling experience necessary!

    Loop’d Network, the largest online network for action sports, is seeking a Sales & E-Commerce Support Rep with 2+ years experience to join their team in San Diego, Calif.

    A Confidential Company, located in Irvine, Calif., is in need of an Art & Production Assistant to work in their art department on a variety of tasks.

    Wasserman Media Group, located in Los Angeles, Calif., is seeking an experienced individual for Online Advertising Sales who can manage a territory/category, generate revenue through aggressively selling online media and be an integral part of a national sales organization.

    February 27, 2009

    Alstyle Apparel is looking for a Sales Representative with 3+ years experience in apparel sales in the industry to cover the Pacific Northwest & Northern California territories.  This position is salary plus commission, and you "must" live within the territory to be considered!

    NEFF, located in Ventura, Calif., has an immediate opportunity for a versatile full-time Freelance/Contract Designer with 2+ years of design experience in the snowsports/lifestyle world.  This role will be responsible for design of graphics, apparel, and accessories, construction of factory-ready teck packs, and other design projects as they come up.

    The Berrics, Steve Berra and Eric Koston's website in Los Angeles, Calif., is looking for an In-house Graphic Designer/Production Artist with a solid work ethic and a strong interest in skateboarding.  Your basic skill set should include: Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Actionscript, HTML and CSS.  Knowledge of AfterEffects, PHP and MySQL a definite plus!

    DC Shoes, in Vista, Calif., is currently looking for an Operations Manager (SE Asia) with 3+ years experience who will work closely with the apparel M&D team on the timelines and execution of their seasonal sample program.  Mandarin and/or Cantonese speaking a plus!

    The North Face, in San Leandro, Calif., is looking for a Product Developer with 3+ years experience to join their action sports division and manage the development process of company product lines as assigned.

    Oakley, in Foothill Ranch, Calif., is currently seeking a Customer Care Analyst with 5+ years experience to maintain service level, average speed of answer and other call center metrics to the determined standards; revise and maintain all IVR routing and messaging; daily, weekly and monthly analysis of call trends, mailer response, and other factors, etc.

    EVS Sports, a leader in protective gear located in Rancho Dominguez, Calif., is looking for a Graphic Designer (Web Design & Print) with 2+ years experience to be responsible for HTML newsletter creation and updates, updating company-owned website code, creating and editing video for online distribution, POP graphics and signage, etc.  Apply today!

    February 26, 2009

    Atmosphere NW LLC
    , in Portland, Ore., is currently looking for a National Sales Manager with 4+ years experience in the action sports world. Qualified out-of-state candidates will be considered to work from home!

    Creative Recreation has an exciting opportunity for a senior level Business Systems Analyst. If you have 11+ years experience in the apparel business and understand the seasonal business process you could be joining their team in West Hollywood, Calif.

    William Rast, Peoples Lib and J Lindeberg, located in Los Angeles, Calif., is looking for an expert Senior Technical Designer / Product Developer with 7+ years experience.

    Quiksilver, located in Huntington Beach, Calif., is in need of a Cash Manager with 6+ years experience to be responsible for running a complex financial model, under the direct supervision of the CFO of the Quiksilver Americas region, which earns annual revenue in excess of $1 billion.

    In Carlsbad, Calif., Dragon is in need of a Senior Graphic Designer with 4+ years experience to develop and execute creative design concepts in accordance with brand objectives.

    One Industries, a leading MX racewear and protective gear company located in Rancho Bernardo (San Diego), Calif. is looking for a Customer Service Rep to work in the sales department.  Knowing MX is a big plus and you have to be able to handle heavy data entry, RMAs, and have a keen ability to handle product and service issues for retailers and retail customers (end-users).

    Flow Snowboarding, located in San Clemente, Calif., is looking for Design Interns with good Mac creative suite knowledge and excellent organization and cataloging skills.

    February 25, 2009

    The Outdoor Recreation Group, in Los Angeles, Calif., is currently seeking a Product Designer with 4+ years experience to innovatively originate and develop ideas to design the form of manufactured products.

    Chrome Industries, in San Francisco, Calif., is searching for a Sales Manager with 5+ years experience to be responsible for helping the company achieve its annual top line sales goals specifically in the wholesale channels

    Creative Recreation, in Los Angeles, Calif., is looking for a Credit Manager with 4+ years experience to manage the credit and collections team.  Apply today!

    Specialized Bicycle Components, in Morgan Hill, Calif., is looking for a Retail Services Manager (USA) with 5+ years experience and detailed understanding of independent bicycle retail.

    Additionally, Specialized Bicycle Components, in Morgan Hill, Calif., is looking for a Road Product Manager with 4+ years experience and a broad knowledge of USA bicycle factory manufacturing and bicycle products.

    Specialized is also looking to fill its Associate Women's Road Product Manager position in Morgan Hill, Calif.  This job will enable you to put your finger on the pulse of everything in the Women's category.

    Paul Frank, in Costa Mesa, Calif., has an opportunity for an Accounting / Finance Associate to assist with corporate accounting, retail store vouchering A/P, and working with the CFO to manage cash and other accounting/finance projects.

    Loop’d Network, the largest online network for action sports, is seeking a Sales Support Rep with 2+ years experience to join their team in San Diego, Calif.

    February 24, 2009

    O'Neill, located in Irvine, Calif., is looking for qualified individuals for the "3" exciting opportunities:
    ERP Manager - 5+ yrs exp
    Merchandiser - 3+ yrs exp
    Help Desk Support Engineer / Team Trainer - 3+ yrs exp

    Creative Recreation, in West Hollywood, Calif., has an immediate opening for a Luxury Line Developer with 5+ years experience in developing men’s and women’s dress shoes and bags.

    TaylorMade, in Carlsbad, Calif., is looking for a Footwear Developer (Adidas Golf) with 5+ years experience to provide effective development of footwear designs from prototyping through commercialization and production.

    Vans, in Cypress, Calif., has an immediate opening for a Product Compliance Specialist with 3+ years experience who will ensure product safety by setting and maintaining Vans apparel testing standards.

    No Fear, located in Carlsbad, Calif., is looking for a Buyer (Retail) with 3+ years experience to assist in achieving financial objectives and merchandising procurement by selecting, purchasing, and promoting merchandise.

    Metal Mulisha, in Irvine, Calif., is looking for a motivated and organized Assistant Merchandiser with 2+ years experience to manage the sample calendar, insure accuracy of purchase orders, track proto development and manage spec/tech packages.

    A Confidential Company, located in Westwood, Calif., is looking for a Marketing / Project Manager with 2+ years experience to develop grass roots marketing programs and develop high impact/low cost marketing campaigns.

    Quiksilver Retail is now hiring a Store Manager for their location in Montreal, Quebec.

    L-R-G, located in Irvine, Calif., is looking for an Internet Specialist Intern who can design HTML web pages, Flash elements, and email blasts along with doing the design, programming and action scripting for interactive flash mini-sites.

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