Industry News 5/18/2009

Malakye RoundUp: Amazing Jobs | New Hires | Matt Moore IP | Process on B2B

Matt Moore, graphic designer, artist and founder of MWM Graphics, sets the bar high when it comes to originality and taking design and art to the next level.  Working inside and outside the industry for clients such as Burton, Nike SB, O'Neill, the NFL, Microsoft Zune, and Scion Motors is a true testament to his abilities and range of composition.  With 10,000 hours under his belt and a wealth of experience under the table, Matt has the skills and know-how to land jobs with the industry’s finest.  MORE >>

Factory Direct! - Process Agency | China is based in Salt lake City, Utah. Process is capable of designing, developing, and sourcing a wide variety of manufactured goods in China. The company defines itself as being a "China Factory Connection" which enables it to provide pricing that is "generally 30% below brokerages and sourcing houses."

Process Agency's core competencies in product include accessories, a wide variety of softgoods, packaging, retail displays, point of purchase, printables, and more.

Pictured above is Process' work for a new accessory line called Sumi-G. Process handled everything from initial branding concepts through launch. This included identity development, product design and production, website design and development, retail POP displays, full retail window displays, trade show booth design, and marketing sales materials. Their work runs deep.

Process does work for companies such as: 3-Form, Abercrombie & Fitch, Alpinestars, Celtek Gloves, Monavie, Oakley, Quiksilver / ROXY, Redbull, Skullcandy, Technine Boards and Bindings and Victoria's Secret. Have a look at the Process Website for other notable names such as: Apex, Blindside Company, Brian Craighill, Fice Boutique, Faction MX, Fiz Golf, Redman Condos, Red Bull, Sumi-G and more.
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May 18, 2009

, Inc. | Foothill Ranch, Calif. | Product Development Engineer II

Height of Land Publications | Jeffersonville, Vt. | Designer/Art Director

Amer Sports | Ogden, Utah | National Sales Manager

K2 Sports | Seattle, Wash. | eCommerce Coordinator

Rip Curl | Costa Mesa, Calif. | Customer Service Representative

Electric Visual | San Clemente, Calif. | Staff Accountant

Sole Tech | Lake Forest, Calif. | Senior Apparel Designer (Emerica)

Sole Tech | Lake Forest, Calif. | Application Architect

May 15, 2009

The La Jolla Group | Irvine, Calif. | "4" positions:
Director of Information Technology
Retail Compliance Coordinator
Graphic Designer - Apparel - Men's
Accounts Payable Assistant

Sanuk | Irvine, Calif. | Chargeback Analyst/Collector

Rip Curl | Costa Mesa, Calif. | Accounts Payable Specialist

Sole Tech | Lake Forest, Calif. | Summer Interns

Quiksilver | Huntington Beach, Calif. | Marketing Interns

Oakley | Foothill Ranch, Calif. | "16" positions:
Direct Marketing Manager

Key Account Manager
Business Systems Analyst - Hyperion
Systems Administrator I
Test Lab Engineer
Web Architect
Web Software Engineer
Web Developer
Lab Tech

Quality Tech
Warranty Tech II
Accounting Clerk (Accounts Payable)

Payroll Manager
Jr. Apparel Developer
Warehouse Clerk
Receiving Clerk

May 14, 2009

Bauer Hockey | Greenland, N.H. | Sales Development Manager

O'Neill | Irvine, Calif. | Apparel Graphic Designer (Men's)

O'Neill | Irvine, Calif. | Accounts Payable Assistant

Point Conception | Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. | Customer Service Manager

Volcom | Costa Mesa, Calif. | Non Cut & Sew Merchandising Manager (Men’s Apparel)

Stereo Skateboards | Los Angeles, Calif. | Marketing & Team Coordinator

Keeper Sports Products | San Diego, Calif. | Graphic Art Designer

New Era Cap | Irvine, Calif. | Design Intern

May 13, 2009

Fifth Sun | Chico, Calif. | Merchandising and Brand Manager

K2 Sports | Seattle, Wash. | Technical Designer (Planet Earth)

Adio Footwear | Vista, Calif. | Global Marketing Manager

DC Shoes | Vista, Calif. | Sales Representative

O'Neill Clothing | Irvine, Calif. | Sales Support Representative

Confidential Hard Goods Company | San Diego, Calif. | Office Administrator

Sole Tech | Lake Forest, Calif. | Color Designer (Footwear)

Vans Retail | Stockton, Calif. | Store Manager

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DuFFS Footwear
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories
Independent Sales Reps - Mid A, Tri-State, New E, ROCKIES, S. West, N. Ca., S. Ca., P. NW

Hostility Clothing, Inc
Outside Sales Reps - All Territories
Independent Sales Reps - Ca, P. NW, Mid A, FL, NE
Loser Machine Company
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories 
Jet Pilot (Apparel, Boardshorts, Wake Products & Accessories)
Pacific Northwest, Southwest (Arizona & New Mexico) & Northeast Territories
Factor54 (Base Salary + Commission)
Outside Sales Rep - OC/LA, San Diego, N. CA., Rockies, AZ / TX, Mid A
Ambiguous Clothing
Independent Sales Reps - Mid West, North East, Mid Atlantic & South East
Independent Sales Rep - Northern California
Jeepney Clothing
Independent Sales Reps P.NW, MW, N. CAL, S, SW
Independent Sales Rep - Los Angeles
Pinkney Turner Denim
Outside Sales Reps - LA, Atlanta, Dallas, NY, Philadelphia, Miami, D.C. & Chicago

Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories

Quantum Optics (Anarchy, Angel, Body Glove)
Outside Sales Reps - Northern California, New England-Mass, RI, New Hamp, Conn, Vermont, Maine
Pleasure Ground Eyewear
Independent Sales Reps - N. CA, P. NW, Mid A, NE

Head Start Caps
Outside Sales Representative - NY/NY & Dallas, TX

Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories

O'Neill Snow (OUTERWEAR - not clothing or wetsuits)
Territory Sales Representatives - Northwest & Northeast

Zumiez has a new Marketing Coordinator in town!  Hint: he's smith grinding the rail above and most recently was the marketing and team manager at Adidas Skateboarding. That's right, Jesse Bracewell takes the reigns and heads to Seattle to get started in his new role.
Volcom recently hired Juanita De La Llave as its Girl's Tees & Fleece Merchandiser / Designer.  Congrats to Juanita on her new position!
Malakye strikes again!  Allison Trapani is now the part-time Junior Account Executive at SnL Communications.
Dave Appel is a nice guy, and nice guys don't always finish last. Dave finished first in this case and is now a Product Development Engineer at Oakley.  We wish Dave the best in making really cool products.
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