Design Team Acknowledgement and Tips | New Team Members Announcement

Hello, hello!

It’s Thanh here and before I make the announcement of our New Design Team Members, I wanted to acknowledge ALL the applicants who applied for our last Design Team Call or for those who thought about it and decided “maybe next time.” Trust me when I say that I’ve been in your position; I’ve received my share of – I’m going to use the word – rejection emails. It’s not an easy topic to discuss and it was definitely challenging for Karen and I to choose just TWO designers from all the applicants! We’re so humbled by the love and the growth that you’ve given YNS over these years that we want to ensure you that each application was reviewed carefully and thoroughly. You took the time and effort to send them in to us and Karen made a point of responding to each one – with a discount to the Store!

When I was starting out (been actively in the business since 2008 now), I always used to wonder how companies choose their design team members. I hope that by being transparent about our selection process and giving you tips for next time (to apply for YNS or any other DT out there), this will help you in your future endeavours!

When Karen and I were reviewing the applications, we were looking for/most interested in the following:

  1. Photography: how well you photograph your creations. Are your photos showing off your projects in the best way? Are they crisp and clear?
  2. Team Player: There is no I in team. You work closely with us and other DT members and we need to have each other’s backs.
  3. Social Media and Communication Skills: With the movement of fewer publications and more digital/social mediums, we needed to see how you promote yourself, your blog and how you would be willing to promote YNS. Are you a good writer; do you communicate well and have clear instructions on your projects? Are you active on your social media accounts? Are you enthusiastic about the products you’re using?
  4. Readership: Do you have a large readership; what’s your influence on them?
  5. Being open to learning, growing and receiving feedback: We love educating our DT members and love seeing them grow with YNS. Are you the type of person who can handle that nudge – sometimes a push – from us?

I hope that this has helped and we encourage you to apply with us next time; continue applying to any DT company that you love. Your passion and enthusiasm will shine through! To summarize, I’ll leave you with a simple yet very true quote:

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky 

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Once again, ya’ll made it so tough on us, but I am so happy to be introducing the following two ladies to our North American DT:

 

Anette-AllenAnnette Allen
Blog: My Clever Creations

suebwSue Taylor-Hill
Blog: Gertsgoods 

You may recognize Sue who was our September Guest Designer. You will learn more about these two ladies in the new year as they create up a storm for YNS! Please help me in welcoming them to our YNS family.

Surprise! We have another exciting announcement to make. I bet you didn’t know that YNS has a large following in Japan! We are so fortunate that our stamps are also well known on the East Coast of the World and that we have some very talented designers working with our images. These two ladies will be joining the Japanese segment of the YNS family. Please also help me in welcoming the following two ladies:

JapanDTAyakoHoliday Snow Globe – Ayako Hama

 JapanDTMakiToo many YNS products to list :o) – Maki Kubo 

Thank you so much for joining us today and helping us welcoming our new Team Members.

All the best,
Thanh

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Your Next Stamp Design Team Call

DT Badge Nov2014

Your Next Stamp (YNS) is looking to add a few new designers to our fabulous and fun team!

  1. Are you a paper crafter who loves stamping?
  2. Do you have a well-maintained blog and love to share your creations with others?
  3. Are you organized and able to meet deadlines?
  4. Would you like to be on a fabulous, friendly, talented and helpful DT?
  5. Would you like to work with adorable, cute and whimsical stamp designs?

If so…YNS is looking for you!

The new term will run from from January through to June 2015. You must be on different social mediums which you would be willing to share your YNS creations each week, be able to take good quality photographs of your work, possess amazing coloring skills, be willing to participate in bi-weekly YNS Challenges and New Releases as well as post to any online galleries you belong to.

We are also looking for a few video designers so please be sure to let us know if this is one of your skills!

This call will remain open from today (November 15, 2014) through midnight EST on November 29th, 2014. New members will be contacted via email within a week of the DT call ending and announced on the YNS blog thereafter.

DT members will receive monthly stamp images as well as an awesome store discount to be used towards any of our YNS stamps and dies.

To apply:

Send an email to ynsdtcall@gmail.com and include ALL of the following:

  1. Your full name
  2. Address
  3. Blog address
  4. 3 of your best projects that you’ve created
  5. What is your creative style and how does it differ from others?
  6. What social mediums do you currently use; which one is your favorite and why?
  7. Are you open to learning and growing with YNS; why do you want to join YNS?  We are looking for team players who continually want to grow and learn while actively participating in our DT forum.

Please Note: Previous DT experience and/or publication of your work is not necessary to apply. This is an open design team call, so anyone of any age from anywhere can apply!

When we’ve received your email with all the above information, we’ll send you an email confirming receipt of your application. If you don’t hear from us within 5 days of applying, assume we did not receive your application and please re-send it.

We look forward to receiving your applications!

Karen and Thanh

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Your Next Stamp Design Team Call!

Your Next Stamp is looking for a few new designers to add to our fun team! We are looking for designers who enjoy making cards, altered items and for people who LOVE to COLOR!!! 

We are also looking for a few special designers that enjoy doing video and or picture tutorials and special projects other than just cards. Please be sure to let us know if you would like to be considered for this and share some of your online tutorials with us 
Everyone for around the globe is welcome to submit an application!  The call will close Nov. 8th at 12pm EST.

What you need to do:
1. Send us 3 of your best projects, to ynsdtcall@gmail.com, preferably using YNS stamps, but it if you don’t have any that is okay too.
2. Your blog address and Splitcoast gallery links or any you tube links showing us your video tutorials
3. Tell us a little bit about your self, your style, why you want to join YNS along with anything else you want to tell us!

What’s in it for you? 

We’ll send you a YNS stamp package to get your started! COOL! You’re get a special store discount! AWESOME! You’ll get to be apart of all the YNS FUN!!! 

You are welcome to email us if you have any questions!

Good luck, we can’t wait to see all of your amazing creations!
Hugs,
Peg

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