Thursday, April 09, 2009

seeking a studio intern!


i'm really excited about the possibility of finding a studio intern who can help grow my art biz! ideally i'd love someone who is interested in art and learning the ins and outs of running a small art business.

i work both in my home office in the mission district of SF (walking distance to BART). i package orders and do design work on the computer in my home office, while i paint and make creative messes in my art studio behind my home that is shared with other awesome artists. i am flexible around hours and times, but would love to work together to create a schedule and goals that work for us both!

my days vary between preparing for art shows, sending out orders from my shoppe, lesson planning for teaching art classes, on-line marketing and illustration jobs, some of which i collaborate on with my husband hugh. some recent clients have been shirts for Patagonia, board game characters for University Games and a rock album for Blame Sally.

here are some areas which i need help with :

office/studio space: help organize, prepare panels for painting, print and package orders for my shoppe and for shows

creative & artistic: i would love to teach someone my artistic process and how i develop work, stay inspired, brainstorm, sketch and execute new ideas

admin: help keep inventory of packaging and art supplies, update mailing list, post office runs, invoice jobs, enter info into quickbooks

design: photograph, style, scan, clean up with photoshop, upload work on-line, help create promos for postcards, advertising, newsletters, update website

marketing: help send out samples to various galleries, boutiques and agents and blogs

unfortunately i cannot pay at this point, but would i would love to exchange for art, school credit and can teach you painting and any aspect of art making and the illustration business that you are interested in learning.

thank you! please email me with any questions or interest: matimcd (AT) hotmail (DOT) com


Meg Brothers said...

oh, how desperately i wish i were in the SF area. unfortunately i'm in denver and am (obviously) no where near there. it sounds absolutely dreamy though. oh how dreamy to work side by side with you.

i'm anxiously awaiting my true love necklace in the mail from mood swing studio. i love your necklaces and can't wait to wear it.

best of luck on finding someone (nearby) to intern. if you ever need someone from afar... :)

Vivienne said...

how much do i wish i were staying in the bay area longer! i'd be a rockin' studio intern for you!

Jill from N.H. said...

Mati, WOW I too wish I lived closer to you. I'd love the opportunity to work along side of you. I wish you the best in your search.
Love, Hugs and Smiles,
Jill from N.H.
P.S. I love your new work at Nahcotta!!

Sara Moriarty-delaFuente said...

i'm with the other ladies- wishing I was in SF. Hope you find someone who would do as good a job as I would. :)

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Hi mati . You work is just so awesomely fresh!!! looks great on "tiny"! Hey we went to the same college except it was called the college of arts and crafts when I went, a long time ago... Hugs Julie

Omz said...

Dear Mati...took your class at Art Nest, OMG, what a wonderful opportunity for someone close to you. Wish I was close. Hope you find someone that works for you. I am organizing my own shop so that I can paint and create. I just bought myself a new camera to explore natural designs that we see everyday but do not notice. I wish I was growning with you.

shash said...

your newsletter looks awesome this month mati!

stacy kathryn said...

What an amazing opportunity for one lucky person. I too so wish I lived closer and could be your intern! You'd have a whole Mati Team of interns if we all relocated.

paperbird said...

Congratulations Mati, it sounds like you are doing really well- that is wonderful. I wish my Ally girl lived close to you- she would be an awesome intern and you would be the best teacher for her!

loved your last post- made me teary.

little t jane said...

rats! i so wish i was younger and free and living in the SF area for this...i totally would hop up quick to apply. what a fantastic opportunity!!! :D my best wishes to you!