Industry News 6/29/2009

Today on Malakye: JOBS! | "I HEARD THAT..." | Dang Durrani!

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Dang Durrani! This design firm located in Encinitas, Calif., offers a wide variety of design services. Click on through to see all. Pictured above are two samples of recent work out of Durrani - top is a catalog for Kane Garden Surfboards in which Durrani did photography, graphic design, and layout. Below is a website for Outhaus Designs. Durrani is responsible for website graphic design (still in development but too hot not to show off). Durrani also has E-commerce design & development capabilities showcased here. One last item out of the Durrani Design camp is - you need to see it to believe it. Promo dollars available for the tradeshow? Get your own custom shape and knock people out of their socks!
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June 29, 2009

Under Armour | Baltimore, Md. | Senior Product Line Manager (Snow Sports)

Lucy Activewear | Portland, Ore. | Senior Apparel Designer (Yoga)

A Confidential Company | Irvine, Calif. | Operations Manager

Sole Tech | Lake Forest, Calif. | "4" openings:
Trend Specialist (Footwear)
Senior Apparel Designer (Emerica)
Assistant Production Coordinator
Printables Product Developer / Technical Designer

One Distribution | Santa Ana, Calif. | Accounts Receivable Specialist

Ocean Current | Vernon, Calif. | Graphic Designer

Innovative Systems | Laguna Hills, Calif. | Customer Service/Client Support Representative

On A Mission | San Clemente, Calif. | Assistant to Operations

Yamaha | Cypress, Calif. | ATV & SXS Product Trainer

June 26, 2009

Origin Design + Communications | Whistler
, BC. Canada | Web & Interactive Designer

Sole Technology | Lake Forest, Calif. | Retail Marketing Manager

Crankbrothers | Laguna Beach, Calif. | Mechanical Drafter

Olukai | Aliso Viejo, Calif. | Sales Operations Manager

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

Kaenon Polarized | Newport Beach, Calif. | Receptionist/Sales Support/Office Admin Assistant

Zumiez | Everett, Wash. | Financial Merchandise Planner

Zumiez | Everett, Wash. | Online Marketing Manager

Zuffa | Las Vegas, Nevada | New Media Sales Account Director

Zuffa | Las Vegas, Nevada | Account Executive Director (Advertising / Sponsorship)

Black Box Distribution | Carlsbad, Calif. | "2" Positions:
International Logistics Specialist
Accounts Receivable Clerk

June 25, 2009

Loomworks Apparel | Irvine
, Calif. | Merchandiser

Franklin's Paine Skatepark Fund | Philadelphia, Pa. | Executive Director

Quiksilver | Huntington Beach, Calif. | Sales Assistant

Bauer Hockey | Irvine, Calif. | Product Line Coordinator

Volcom | Costa Mesa, Calif. | Sample Coordinator

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

Sunbelt USA | La Verne, Calif. | Web Designer

June 24, 2009

Volcom | Costa Mesa
, Calif. | Web Production Artist

Price Point | Gardena, Calif. | "3" Positions:
- Bicycle Product / Specification Manager (5+ yrs exp)
- Product Buyer
- Marketing & Sales Assistant

Girl Skateboard Company | Torrance, Calif. | National Sales Manager

DC Shoes | Vista, Calif. | Production Coordinator

Billabong | Irvine, Calif. | Graphic Designer (Men's T Shirts and Apparel)

Vans Retail | Lake Elsinore, Calif. | Assistant Store Manager

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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.

Rasa Libre
Outside Sales Reps - Northeast & Southeast USA
Ripper Skateboards
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories in Canada & U.S.
ASF Distribution Inc.
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories

Point Conception
Independent Sales Reps - U.S. & Canada
Independent Sales Rep - NC, SC, VA, MD & DE

Fox Head, Inc.
Outside Sales Reps - MX (Northeast Region)

Hippy Tree
Outside Sales Reps - Mid-Atlantic, South East/Florida, Mid West, Hawaii, Canada, Puerto Rico and Rocky Mountains
Outside Sales Reps - Southwest, South, Mid-Atlantic & Florida
Famous Stars and Straps
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories
Independent Sales Rep - Northern California

Outdoor Technology
Outside Sales Reps - Multiple Territories
Ocean & Earth
Independent Sales Reps - N Cal, Mid West, ROCKIES


Independent Sales Rep - Southern California

DC Shoes
Independent Sales Rep - South East Territories
Independent Sales Reps - Mid A, Tri-State, New E, ROCKIES, S. West, N. Ca., S. Ca., P. NW

Outside Sales Rep (Golf) - Southeast / Texas
Shade Sports
Energetic Sales Assistant / Sub Rep - Rocky Mountain Territory
Ocean & Earth has new Reps in opposite corners of the country! Matt Baker is in the Pacific Northwest and Dan Fitzgerald straight across in New England. Ocean & Earth has a couple of territories still open: Nor Cal, Rockiers, and Mid West.

Hard work pays off for Loren Dilullo. Education, internship and retail experiences landed Loren at Olukai headquarters as the newest Customer Service Representative.

TSG Protective Gear now has Chris Anderson on board as its Rep in the Rockies!

The La Jolla Group recently announced moving to its new corporate headquarters. It's only fitting for the next announcement to be the addition of many people to the team:
* Carrie Tornatela - Allocator / Planner, The La Jolla Group
* Jana Schwartz - ERP Manager, The La Jolla Group
* Joe Highfill - Design Assistant, Rusty
* Warren Ellison as a Men’s Designer, Rusty
* Casey Burianek - Marketing/Sales Assistant , Metal Mulisha

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