The Search Is On!
Reminisce is searching for a new member to add to our Design Team for 2009! We want to see your very best Reminisce layouts for a chance to win an incredible prize or even a spot on our Design Team!
one year spot on the Reminisce Design Team
1st Runner-Up will receive $100 cash and
$100 in Reminisce credit
2nd, 3rd and 4th Runner-Up will receive $50 cash and
$50 in Reminisce credit
To enter, please submit your favorite creation(s) using a majority of Reminisce product. Reply in the comments section of this post, linking your projects to your comment. Be sure to include your first and last name as well as your email address. We ask that you please submit at least one layout (which can be one or two pages), as well as either a card or altered project, so that we may get a feel for your overall style. You may submit as many times and items as you like. We accept all submissions, including international entries.
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have compiled the most frequently asked questions below and answered
them as thoroughly as possible. If you still have a question after
reading through the FAQs, please post it in the comments section and we
will be sure to address it.
What exactly is a design team?
Our design team is currently a group of seven fun and creative freelance scrapbookers from around the country who work from their homes. Using Reminisce products, they create layouts, projects and cards as assigned by Reminisce. Being so spread out, all team members keep in touch regularly through a group website. The comraderie of this team is very supportive - every time someone is published or has personal news, everyone else is quick to post a congrats message!
What does being a design team member entail?
A huge perk of being on the design team is seeing the newest Reminisce products before anyone else! Every time Reminisce releases a new collection of products, we ship samples of everything to each of our design team members, along with an assignment as to what we need in terms of layouts, projects and more. We provide a shipping account number to each of our members so that it is easy to ship finished projects back to our main office. Other member perks include a standing discount on any orders placed for personal use products, as well as a Reminisce t-shirt. (The "Design Team 2009" shirts are in production right now!)
How are design team members paid?
Design team members are compensated monthly. They submit an invoice at the end of every month, listing all of the projects completed since their last invoice. Paychecks are issued within the first ten days of the following month. Team members work as contractors, not employees, and are given a 1099 form at the end of the year for tax purposes. Team members are also encouraged to orchestrate make 'n' takes at their local scrapbook stores and submit items for publication - both of which Reminisce provides additional compensation for.
What is the work load like?
Design team members truly have an ideal work situation! They have the flexibility to work from home, and during the hours that are most convenient for them. Assignments are given on a regular basis, although some are more extensive than others. One month we may only need a single layout from each member, the next we may need half a dozen. Workloads are typically heaviest right before CHA trade shows which take place in January and July every year. This is because at CHA shows, we release multiple collections all at once and therefore need several project samples for each line. Because the window between new products being manufactured and released is small, turnaround times on assignments are typically between 1-2 weeks. To make this easier, we give as much "heads up" before an assignment as possible, including sending images of new products in production, so that members can start to brainstorm their projects before they even receive the actual supplies.