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Need studio space and making facilities? Need it now? Need it for free? Contact us by 27th January 2017

 

We are offering free studio space and production facilities for aspiring artists/ illustrators / and designers in Liverpool

 

An opportunity has arisen for a creative to join our team on a time / facilities share programme. The programme offers free use of a fully equipped studio with 24/7 access and free parking in exchange for a day a week time commitment from you to help us with manning our little shop at the Bluecoat OR helping out with admin tasks for our own wholesale and retail brand in the studio. 


Our studio is fully heated / decorated and is near to Lime Street station access is 24 hour hours on allocated days and "open studio days" and you will have your own keys. You are free to make an area your own and come and go any time during timetabled hours. We operate a "priority" day" rota amongst all users for the main equipment to ensure that everyone is able to make full use of facilities.


 

Facilities include:


· An exclusive office with kitchen sofa (sofabed if needed) and bathroom


· Landline telephone and internet (unlimited internet use and free phone use to UK landlines and mobiles)


· Wifi colour a3 printer


- 2 x sewing machines, dressmakers dummy and overlocker


- Professional digital SLR camera and tripod plus backdrops and lighting equipment for product photography


· 700mm CNC vinyl cutter and fabric press


- A brand new wood spindle lathe


· Sublimation printer / mug heat press / t shirt press / iron


· Workshop power and hand tools


· Band Saw


· Faceplate lathe


· Fixed use power sanding disc and belt


· Small pillar drill


· Design Library and stock room (use by further arrangement)


If opting to work at the shop you can continue working on your own drawings / computer work during quiet times and also learn what is required of your art / craft and product work to get them into shops and make them sell, if you opt to help out in the studio you will be helping to make and fulfil orders for our own brands (rethinkthings.co.uk and MYNE.boutique) and can also learn some skills in image manipulation and web design as we get more of our items online!


Shop duties would include:


· Responsibility for opening / closing shop


· Collecting mail / posting some online orders


· Operating till and serving customers


· Gift wrapping / print framing


· Light cleaning and restocking / repackaging


· Marketing activities (blogging / social media and signwriting)


· Placing orders with known suppliers form time to time


 

Studio duties would include:

 

· Assisting with admin / accounts

 

· Sending emails

 

· Image manipulation

 

· Uploading products to our websites

 

· Packing orders and posting out

 

· Marketing activities (blogging / social media and signwriting)

 

· Creating stock for sale in our shop and to wholesale customers

 

Applicants must be reliable, willing to get involved and help out, independent and enthusiastic. No payment for use of the facilities or equipment or in respect of bills or rent is required from applicants but materials and consumables for use on their own projects would need to be self purchased. The agreement would run on a four month basis (January to April) and would terminate with three weeks notice either way. The relationship would not be one of employer / employee but instead would be based upon a mutual interest collaboration / partnership and works on a basis of reliability and trust.

 

Interested creatives should contact Ilsa directly for an email discussion by 5pm on Friday 27th January  – info@ilsaparry.com. Interviews are by meet up the following week with studio and / or shop training taking place during the same period. Photographs of either the shop or studio can be sent in advance. Partnership will commence from Monday 6th February and continue until the end of April (or longer by mutual agreement).

 



Looking for work experience or an internship? 

 

The studio offers a handful of internships each year for degree students, postgraduates and new designers seeking to forge links into the industry and gather experience of working in a commercial practice. Our studio can expose those hunger for knowledge and experience to industry insights and contacts that many can only dream of. In return we only take the most committed and creative individuals who show dedication and passion. Simply fill in the form to the left to enquire.




You can also check out our other brands to see if opportunities may exist there:

 

>>Rethinkthings product brand

>>MYNE Boutique, online design lead retail store

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