New Year, New You, New Me....New Us!

New Year, New You, New Me - New Us

As we bring 2016 to a close and look to 2017, there is so much we are excited to see and do. With each passing year we all take stock of our lives, who we are, and where we are in this great big world. At mac & murphy we have seen our teeny tiny card shop that made its mark locally around Charleston as the go to spot for laugh-out-loud cards and good conversation with the owners, grow into an international brand. That was way (way) back in 2009 and year by year we watched so many other companies launch to grow, thrive and prosper locally and nationally. Being a part of that growth has been an enormous honor for us.

And we grew too. And we thrived. And we have prospered. Both professionally and personally.

mac & murphy continues to be solely owned and operated by Liz Macpherson and Ami Murphy. We are two dear friends who met in the oddest of circumstances, stayed out way too late that first night and never missed a beat since then. So here comes the part about change and finding our place in the world.  In the same eight years that mac & murphy has grown, Ami Murphy’s family has grown too… 3 daughters to be exact. While this might be new news to some, we have the picture to prove it and now it’s time for Murphy to focus on raising those sweet girls.  

With that change, we are proud to announce that in 2017 Liz Macpherson will take over full ownership of the business.  While this change means so very much to us, it won’t look much different to you.  The shop is staying exactly where it is. The lines we carry and brands we represent are staying exactly who they are. Our wedding department will continue to design and produce the most beautiful creations. Our online shop and social media will expand in only the best of ways as mac & murphy continues to collaborate with national and international artist. We have so much in the works.

So, as we bring the year to an end and this news to you, please know from the bottom of our hearts that we are so overwhelmingly proud of what we have created and we thank each and every one of you who have supported us over the years. 

We look forward to 2017 and experiencing all the magic that a new year holds.

xoxo,

Liz & Ami

 

INTERNSHIP APPLICATION

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN INTERNING FOR MAC & MURPHY PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW AND EMAIL YOUR RESUME TO WRITE@MACANDMURPHY.COM


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LEAD GRAPHIC DESIGNER

 

Company: mac & murphy //  visit: www.macandmurphy.com // follow: macandmurphy

Location: 74 ½ Cannon Street, Charleston, South Carolina

Position: Lead Graphic Designer

Start Date: January 2, 2017

Lead Graphic Designer Job Description:                             

  • Reports directly to business owner.

  • Will work in a group environment sharing cross over work with additional employees to include the Junior Art Designer and Media & Product Manager.

  • Responsible for building design concepts by studying information and materials with clients.

  • Will work directly with clients via design consultations and proofing process. Client communication will involve face-to-face meetings, email and phone correspondence.

  • Illustrates design concept by setting up layout of art and copy regarding arrangement, size, type size and style, and related aesthetic concepts.

  • Obtains approval of concept by submitting draft layout for approval.

  • Prepares finished copy and art by preparing files for production.

  • Prepares print ready files to include sizing, formatting bleeds and crop marks  for finished copy and art.

  • Must be familiar with preparing print ready files for print methods to include digital, letterpress, foil and engraving.

  • Able to complete projects by coordinating with outside agencies, custom album vendors,  art services, calligraphers and print shops.

  • Ability to operate in house print production projects.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects (20+)  simultaneously and manage production schedule.

Skills and Qualifications:

Designer Skills: Proficient in Adobe Illustrator Creative Services, Dropbox storage + sharing.

MANDATORY:  Minimum of 3+ years in graphic design position.

Personal Skills: Ability to articulate thoughts and communicate with team members, Customer focused, Respectful of customers and team members, Creative, Flexibility in design, Task Oriented, Focused, 100% Attention to detail, Maturity to handle rejection of design concepts and proofing process, Ability to manage 20+ projects on a rotating basis, Deadline-Oriented.

Pay + Hours:

Hourly pay rate commensurate with experience. Your experience should demand a minimum of $18.00/hourly. You will self report taxes as an “Independent Contractor” and will be issued a W-9 by mac & murphy for tax reporting. Benefits are not offered.

 

Schedule: 9:00am - 2pm weekly  

 

Please email your resume to write@macandmurphy.com