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Job Opening: Full-time Designer/ Production Artist (Portland, Oregon)

Kinfolk is seeking a full-time Designer/Production Artist to assist with both print and online editorial needs. Kinfolk currently publishes a collectible quarterly lifestyle magazine, cookbooks and other printed material, as well as running a constantly updated website, workshops, dinners and a soon-to-be-released fashion and lifestyle brand called Ouur.

Designer must be living in Portland, Oregon, or be willing to relocate before July 1, 2014. We’re looking for someone who is humble, good humored and eager to help build and strengthen the brand of a young publication. Salary will be commensurate with experience.


  • Lay out each issue following established brand guidelines
  • Work closely with the editorial team to determine best visual treatments for each story
  • Create designs for issue-specific materials (such as Issue 11′s Home Tours section)
  • Scale, crop, retouch and color-correct artwork
  • Consult with editorial team on production details such as paper selections, Pantone selections and more
  • Prepare issue files for press
  • Work directly with the prepress vendor communicating all prepress requests, overseeing proofing process, etc.
  • Work directly with the printer communicating high-priority signatures, coordinating and attending press checks, etc.
  • Organize, archive and update files on our internal server
  • Compile promo materials for each issue
  • Assist the community team with any design needs related to events, dinners and workshops
  • Aid the editorial team with web needs: image sizing, working within our CMS, directing product photography, etc.
  • Help the editorial team develop story ideas for both print and online



  • 2–4 years of professional experience in graphic design or similar field (required)
  • Strong understanding of typography fundamentals
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite with an emphasis on InDesign and Photoshop
  • Experience designing for both print and digital
  • Expertise with multi-page documents, master pages and style sheets
  • In-depth experience and understanding of print production
  • Understanding of different paper stocks and varying performance
  • Experience with image compression, file correction and optimization techniques
  • Very comfortable assisting with prepress file adjustments and transmission
  • An eagle-eye for details
  • Highly organized
  • Solid communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and timelines in a smooth and efficient manner
  • Dependability, accuracy and a collaborative nature
  • A desire to learn and grow in your position
  • An interest in photography would be helpful



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All candidates should submit an application with 1) cover letter, 2) résumé and 3) portfolio samples (links and pdf).

Unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applicants, so you will only hear from us if we feel you might be a good fit for this position. Please allow three weeks for consideration. Thanks for your understanding.



Internships are available

Kinfolk offers a three-month training and work experience program with a broad scope that will teach you about many elements of working in the publishing industry (administrative, production, editorial, fulfillment, print, etc.). You will experience all aspects of the magazine world, such as being pulled in to help with photo shoots or editorial assistance, but the position will also be heavily clerical—unfortunately emails and Excel documents are part of everyday life here. The tasks and activities are designed to enrich the intern with valuable skills transferable to the intern’s future career.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for any of the terms, but decisions will be made roughly 6–8 weeks prior to term start date.

We’re no longer accepting applications for the Summer term.

We’re accepting applications for Fall 2014 (Early September-Early December 2014), and Winter 2014 (Early December-Early March 2015)