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Full-time Publication Designer, Portland, Oregon
















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Job Opening: Full-time Publication Designer (Portland, Oregon)

Ouur (www.OuurStudio.com) is seeking a full-time Publication Designer to work on both the design of Kinfolk magazine and other publishing projects. Ouur is a lifestyle studio with seasonal collections of publications, apparel and home wares. Kinfolk is a slow lifestyle magazine published by Ouur to explore ways for readers to simplify their lives, cultivate community and spend more time with their friends and family.

Founded in 2011, Kinfolk is now the leading independent lifestyle magazine for young creative professionals and also produces international editions in Japan, China, Korea and Russia. Published quarterly, Kinfolk maintains a vibrant contributor base from Copenhagen to Cape Town and hosts hundreds of global events that bring the community together.

Designer must be living in Portland, Oregon, or be willing to relocate before January 5, 2014. We’re looking for someone who is humble, good humored and eager to help build and strengthen the Ouur collection of publications. Salary will be commensurate with experience; position may initially be a contracted position.

Detailed expectations and skill requisites outlined on application.


All candidates must create an account with Submittable (free) via the link below, and submit an application with:

1) Cover letter 2) Résumé 3) PDF of relevant work or links to online portfolio.

Deadline for applications is November 27, 2014, midnight

Please allow two-three weeks for consideration.



We’re always on the lookout for creative minds.

The Kinfolk and Ouur teams are composed of exceptionally positive, solid, hard-working people from around the world who have come together in our office in Portland, Oregon.  We have been lucky enough to witness huge growth over our first few years, and we don’t plan on slowing down any time soon. Although we often don’t have openings or if our current listings don’t suit you, we always enjoy hearing from folks who’d like to get involved. We value resourcefulness, efficiency and humility, and love to work with down-to-earth people who think outside the box.

If that sounds like you, we keep a rolling list of individuals on file who inspire us. Whenever a need arises for more hands on deck, we go through the collected pool of portfolios to see if anyone can help us out. If you’d like to throw your creative hat in the ring to be considered for future projects (either as a freelancer or as a job opportunity), please feel free to fill out the below form.


Create an account through the link below, then submit the form on the following page.

All candidates should submit an application with: 1) a cover letter, 2) their résumé and 3) a portfolio or samples of their work (either as links or PDF).



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 winter term.

We’re accepting applications for spring and summer 2015.