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We Are Looking for a Director of Sales and Marketing

by 1 | December 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Brendan Ravenhill Studio is seeking to hire a director of sales and marketing. This is not your typical sales job, this is a creative problem-solving position that requires an attention to detail, strong organizational skills, good judgement, and a drive to do something different. You would be joining our small studio and would be responsible for helping us grow. We are looking for someone ready to put in the extra effort, to notice when things don’t work and offer solutions, to work smarter not harder. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in sales and marketing. We're looking for someone who's creative, ambitious, tireless, charming and persuasive. You should be a strong communicator in clarity and tone, great with people, and enthusiastic about design. You will be expected to work seamlessly with other members of our team and represent the studio in meetings with architects, interior designers and the general public. Responsibilities Include: Market and sell Brendan Ravenhill Studio and our products to individuals, interior designers, architects, small business owners and others. This includes: -Create new sales and marketing strategies and help implement them. -Generate leads and follow up on inquiries. -Create estimates and invoices in Quickbooks. Represent Brendan Ravenhill Studio out in the world. This includes: -Generally make people understand and love our work! -Arrange and attend visits to architecture and interior design offices with samples of our work. -Establish and maintain new relationships with design influencers, bloggers, architects and interior designers. Manage and drive inquiries and interactions with press and the general public. This includes: -Handle press and studio inquiries and provide quotes. -Manage some of our social media and website content. -Host sample sales and press events at the studio. -Schedule and organize photo shoots and product videos. Schedule: The position is full time, beginning on a freelance hourly basis and becoming salaried after a 3-month review. There will be opportunities for travel to trade fairs in NY, LA and Milan, as well as potential travel to other cities for meetings with interior design and architectural offices. Please send all applications to Brendan@brendanravenhill.com with the following: -A brief cover letter explaining why you want to join Brendan Ravenhill Studio and an example of your creative problem solving (this can be a story, an object, anything that demonstrates the way you think and work) -Resume -Two professional references -Date you can start (ideally January 2014) -Compensation requirements

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Grain Pendant – A Case Study

by 3 | November 05, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Grain Pendant is a great example of why we love working with local fabricators, and how those relationships can lead to new discoveries. While working on a commission to design a trash can for the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, our metal spinner, H& H manufacturing, mentioned that there was a chance that the wood grain from the spinning mold might be visible on the finished part. He meant it as a warning--but instead of being worried, I was intrigued. My reaction surprised him, and when I asked if this was something that could be enhanced he was truly taken aback. In 20 years, he said I was the only person that heard his disclaimer and wanted to double down. The idea simmered for a while and finally last summer we started work on what would become the Grain Pendant. We began with a full size drawing of our Bare Light holding a half chrome G25 bulb. From this drawing we carefully calculated the proportions and dimensions of the new spun part, designing it so that the wood grain on the shade would be illuminated by the reflected light coming from the half chrome bulb. We were also careful to cut the mold for the part in such a way that the "wedding cake" layers of wood used in the molds would be oriented to minimize the visible seams of the glued-up blank. Once the mold was cut we took it to our local metal plater and had them gently sandblast the mold in order to raise the grain. The first pieces that we spun of this new sandblasted mold were even more beautiful than we had anticipated, with the wood grain clearly visible on both sides of the spun shade. After being plated or anodized, the shade is paired with a modified version of out Bare Light, which has had its lower edge flared out to for this design in order to suspend the spun shade. We are thrilled about the end result, and hope you will be too!

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