Seeking Contract Designer

Pinkpolka Design is a boutique design studio specializing in custom wedding invitations and stationery. We are seeking a contract designer to digitize and create portfolio imagery of our invitation products. To see what the images look like visit our portfolio. The position would be best suited for a graphic design student looking to build real work experience or a freelance designer looking for extra work. A passion for paper art and a genuine interest in the stationery industry would be considered an asset. Candidate must have access to their own equipment including a computer, scanner, and appropriate software. A negotiable compensation will be provided per image created. 

DUTIES
The duties will include, but are not limited to:  
Scan 3-dimensional invitations and stationery 
Close crop scans and create layered Photoshop files 
Color correct images to accurately depict the printed invitation 
Save images as specified size and file type

REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must possess the following skills: 
Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop
Proficiency with Apple hardware and software
Ability to manage and organize digital files
Effective written and verbal communication via email and phone

TRAITS
We are seeking applicants who are: 
Meticulously organized 
Able to comprehend and execute verbal and written directions  
Detail-oriented
Outgoing and pleasant work demeanor

If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, please email your resume and portfolio to:
info {at} pinkpolkadesign.com

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

Birdcage Theme Stylized Shoot by Picture That and Just For You Photography

Over the past couple of years I haven't been able to devote as much time to stylized shoots. I was particulary drawn to being a part of this shoot not only because of the fabulous photographers and vendors, but also the bird theme requested for the stationery. I'm a sucker for animals or anything remotely classified as "cute". Below are some of the photos of this fresh bird-inspired photoshoot.

For more photos check out this photoshoot featured on Wedding Obsession!




Photographer: Picture That + Just For You Photography / Design: A Modern Proposal Event Planning / Stationery: PinkPolka Design / Dress: ROOY Couture / Florals: Akiko Floral Artistry / Rentals: Special Event Rentals + Elegant Touches / Cake: Bluebird Cakes / Table Number: Michaels / Birdcage + Plates: Homesense






Featured Work :: Special Event Rentals Showcase

Last night Special Event Rentals hosted an evening for event planners featuring some of their newest linens and rentals. The highlighted tables were nothing short of gorgeous and I was happy to compliment the tables with customized stationery for each themed table. Other vendors who contributed to the tables included: FaBLOOMosity, Dasee, Wild Orchid, Flirt cupcakes, and Cake Couture. I was able to get a few photos of some of the tables below. Thanks so much to SER for inviting me to be a part of their successful event!










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Personal Project :: Vintage Bridal Shower

Because of my skill set, I feel honoured to be able to contribute to the special life events for all my wonderful friends. This featured bridal shower was no exception. My dear friend, Shauna, was showered with love from her friends and family before tying the knot in Jamaica earlier this year. Her mom orchestrated and executed this Pinterest-worthy ivory and pink vintage bridal shower. I supplied all the stationery including: sweet table labels, drink flags, favour tags, and signage. I also must mention the delectable catering by The Butler Did It and sweets by The Art of Cake. Enjoy some of the photos I was able to capture below!

 








Meet Angela our New Intern!

For the next couple of months we have a new face around the studio. I'm happy to introduce Angela, our new intern! Angela is a recent graduate of the Grant MacEwan Design - Illustration program. She is a perfect fit for us as she is building her creative and professional experience while looking for her first post-graduation job. She has shared a bit about herself so we could get to know her and you can also check out her personal website.
 
Name: Angela Wun
Hometown: This is a toughy. I'd say Hong Kong because I was born there, but Edmonton is where I'm raised.
Reason I became a designer: I wanted to turn my hobby, drawing, into a career. On the way towards that goal, I discovered that I love print design, too!
Favourite thing about weddings: The slideshow at the reception–adorable baby pictures and embarrassing haircuts/outfits? Yes, please!
One thing I can't live without: Emoticons. :) :( :'( >_< :D :S :P :-/ Oh my gosh, make me stop. I actually consciously tell myself to reel it in when I type e-mails to clients or potential employers. It is nearly instinctive to inform people of my digital feelings.
Current obsession: The Edmonton Public Library. Did you know you can access free and legal music downloads from the public library?! And they carry video games, too! Video game design is relevant to my illustration background, so I borrow them for research purposes. ;)

A Modern Proposal Tablescape - Ryan + Beth Workshop

I was approached by Julianne of A Modern Proposal to create stationery for  Ryan + Beth Photographer's Full Circle Wedding Photography Workshop. I was happy to donate my stationery in exchange for these beautiful shots taken by Julianne herself!

This interesting workshop was created to teach photographers how to create and sustain a successful wedding photography studio. To find out more information on this workshop you can visit their blog/website or become a fan of their Facebook page.

Tablescape Design – Julianne from A Modern Proposal Event Planning (http://amodernproposal.com/)
Flowers – Akiko Floral (http://www.akikofloral.com/)
Custom Stationary for the Tablescape – Pinkpolka Wedding Design (http://www.pinkpolkadesign.com/)
Chairs and Tables – Special Event Rentals Edmonton (http://www.specialeventrentals.com/)
Hair and Makeup – Amie and Katrina (780-887-2643)
Jewellery, Hand Bag and Veil – Ladybird Bridal Designs (http://http://www.ladybirdbridal.com/)





Super Cute Teal & Gray Tablescape by A Modern Proposal

I was super excited to work on the stationery for this tablescape designed by Julianne of A Modern Proposal and captured by Elizabeth Vanderbij Photography. By nature, I have always loved created stationery that is cute, colorful and full of flowers or patterns and this concept was exactly that! The color palette is ultra modern and the use of various patterns makes this combination so fun! I love the detail Julianne included such as the patterns on the sugar cookies and even custom drink flags (that I designed!). And how about that amazing cake design by Amanda of Bluebird Cakes...so adorable! Enjoy the collection of photos from this super cute shoot!

Event :: Site6 Visual Solutions

This post is a bit delayed, but I had to share the photos from the Site6 event I attended back in September 2011. Karin Hoogland is the Creative Director and Owner of Site6 Events, who hosted this fabulous event highlighting the visual solutions her company can offer for trade shows and any other special event. I especially wanted to draw this company to the attention of all the recently engaged couples who are in the beginning stages of planning a wedding. Lighting and drapery create big impact and Site6 can effectively transform your reception into a space with style and flair!

Vendors featured at this event include: 
TransAlta Arts Barns – Venue: Westbury Theatre
Production Lighting – Lighting Design by Chris Baker
Mediaco - Video projection "Flower Timelapse"
La Piazza Dasee – Floral design by Janine Sebastian
Harman B & DJ Kwake - Music
Pinkpolka Wedding Design – Stationary design
Restaurant 27 Catering – Appetizers & buffet
Timewise Event Management – Flipbooks
enV Photography – Photos by Elizabeth van der Bij
Various event rental décor and product from Rivercity Event Rentals, Elegant Touches, Special Event Rentals, Etc Event Styling, ID Bohemia








Seeking Studio Intern

Pinkpolka Wedding Design is a boutique design studio specializing in custom wedding invitations and stationery. We are seeking a talented designer to intern at our design studio in the Edmonton area.

The internship is a 3-6 month, non-paid position that is best suited for graphic design students with a passion for paper art and a genuine interest in the stationery industry. We offer interns a variety of design projects that can be used in a portfolio (with credit) along with real work experience for a resume. Depending on performance during the internship, a part-time contract position
as a Junior Designer or Studio Assistant may be offered.

DUTIES
An intern’s duties will include a variety of special projects including:
•    Design of corporate promotion material
•    Scan invitations and create layered Photoshop images
•    Concept development for catalogue design
•    Create digital image files for catalogue from native InDesign files

SKILLS
Applicants must possess the following skills:
•    Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop
•    Proficiency with Macs and Apple software/hardware
•    A design aesthetic and style which compliments our work
•    Exceptional typography, layout, and illustration skills
•    Ability to effectively manage and organize digital files
•     Good communication skills (written & verbal)

TRAITS
We are seeking students who are:
•    Outgoing and eager to learn
•    Meticulously organized
•    Creative thinker and problem solver
•    Enthusiastic about design and stationery

If this sounds like you, please complete our online application at: www.pinkpolkadesign.com/intern

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.