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Design Fairy

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Who I'm Looking For

Do you create crafts for sublimation or for your Cricut, Silhouette, or other cutting machine? Do you love to design SVG cut files and patterns? Are you comfortable creating vector designs in Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape?

I might just have the perfect role for you!  

I am looking for an employee to help us at JenniferMaker as a "Design Fairy" (aka "craft designer and teacher"). This position is located on-site at our local studio in Ann Arbor, MI, and is not a remote position.

This position focuses on designing high-quality craft designs that can be used with "maker machines" like cutting machines, sewing machines, laser cutters, sublimation printers, and/or 3D printers, as well as the assembly, photography, and step-by-step explanation of the projects. The ideal candidate will be experienced with cutting machine and sublimation crafting, photography, and technical writing, as well as familiar with the JenniferMaker brand.

The person who is right for this position loves to design projects that are as beautiful and unique as they are easy-to-make and useful.

While perhaps not quite yet an expert, this person does have a solid grasp of design and vector software, an ability/willingness to learn how to take beautiful photos and videos, some experience writing directions, familiarity with the JenniferMaker blog and my courses/ebooks, and a basic understanding of Cricut and sublimation crafting.

This position involves a combination of creativity, attention to detail, follow-through, and it has high expectations for meeting deadlines. Project management skills and experience are a plus.

Are you ready to be a Design Fairy for the JenniferMaker brand?

Position Details

Status: This is a full-time employee position (not a contractor position).

Hours: 35 - 40 hours/week; flexibility and ability to pivot is a must. 

Location: This position is located on-site at our local studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This is NOT a remote position. The person in this position must live within a 30-minute commute of Ann Arbor, MI. 

Salary Range: $21.00 - $24.00 per hour

Special Note: As a JenniferMaker employee, you will not be able to engage in any outside activity that could be construed as a conflict of interest, such as running or working on your own craft blog or crafting business, or someone else's craft blog or crafting business.


  • Designs 1-2 complete and high-quality projects each week under the direction of Jennifer and her Lead Designer.
  • Tests, corrects, and assembles the project completely.
  • Writes step-by-step instructions for the project from start to finish in simple and easy to understand steps.
  • Photographs the project with high-resolution images in a styled and well-lighted setting, then creates watermarked images.
  • Uploads the design files, step by step instructions, and watermarked images.
  • Ships the project (in both unassembled and assembled forms) by the pre-determined deadline.
  • Responds timely to update requests and feedback from Jennifer and the team.
  • Is careful to respect copyrights of other designers.
  • Understands that copyrights and ownership for designs created for the JenniferMaker brand will belong to the brand.
  • Understands and uses the JenniferMaker products and projects so you can answer questions and support our people.
  • Assists with support during product launches with excellent customer service and be available as needed during launch periods.
  • Effectively communicates with team and meets with us weekly on Zoom video chats.
  • Has the best interest of the JenniferMaker brand in mind.
  • Helps us look good to our readers and customers.
  • Works with minimal supervision.
  • Additional duties as required by management.

Things You've Done in the Past

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in instructional design or related field.
  • Experience creating and sharing/selling SVG cut files created from vector software (either Illustrator or Inkscape). Sharing can simply mean sharing for free on a blog or FB group.
  • Experience with Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore, Silhouette Cameo, and/or Brother Scan 'N' Cut.
  • Experience with Cricut Design Space and/or Silhouette Studio.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Cricut and sublimation crafting.
  • Experience working with a virtual team.
  • Preference may be given to candidates who have successfully completed college level design classes.
  • Preference may be given to candidates possessing experience with taking well-lighted photos and videos.
  • Preference may be given to candidates possessing technical writing experience.
  • Project management skills and experience are a plus.

Things I'd Love For You to Know (optional, not required)

Adobe Illustrator (if you know another vector program, please understand that you will need to change to Illustrator)

Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Pro

Gmail, Google Drive, Docs, Forms, and Sheets


Facebook Groups

Note: I'd just like familiarity, not expertise, with how to generally use these tools. If you don't have it but are willing to learn, great!

This Position is NOT For a Person Who:

Already has a job and is not willing to leave it for ours

Already has a lot going on and doesn't have the time and focus to do a quality job

Isn't interested in providing excellence, growing, and learning

Wants to be front and center, rather than working in the background

Is not willing to sign a non-disclosure and non-compete agreement

Is unwilling to go the extra step to make our brand look good to our readers and customers, and to reflect our core values

Needs immediate supervision, firm structure, and frequent feedback

Will take customer problems or complaints personally

Has unreliable Internet or computer access (you must have your own Mac or Windows desktop or laptop for this position -- ChromeBooks and tablets will not get the job done)

Wants to learn how to blog or run a business from Jennifer. As an employee, you will not be able to have your own blog or craft-related business, as that would be a conflict of interest and split your focus. This position requires 100% focus on growing the JenniferMaker brand and community.

This Position IS For a Person Who:

  • Is highly creative.
  • Is able to follow directions or innovate as needed.
  • Has excellent communication and people skills.
  • Has excellent follow-through with the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Has a great feel for the JenniferMaker brand and what our people want from it.
  • Possesses an aptitude in problem solving.
  • Has a desire to work as a team with a results driven approach.
  • Is responsive and proactive rather than reactive.
  • Works smarter.
  • Loves to rise above and offer solutions.
  • Is real and "Jenuine."
  • Expects and exceeds excellence.
  • Is driven to grow.
  • Knows our word is our bond.
  • Is compassionate.
  • Is resourceful.
  • Takes the initiative and doesn’t need to have their hand held.
  • Has a great attention to detail and brand quality.
  • Is highly organized but moves quickly.
  • Takes ownership and pride in your work.
  • Is not afraid of new challenges.
  • Loves learning new things and can implement new ideas quickly.
  • Adapts very well to changes on-the-go.
  • Is technology savvy but is willing to ask for help if needed.
  • Can handle direct feedback without getting their feelings hurt.
  • Can juggle lots of moving pieces while staying focused and collected.
  • Is willing and able to complete training and learn new systems 

Why Should I Be Interested in This Career?

Team JenniferMaker

You’ll get to work in a fun business that helps change and improve people’s lives through their handmade creations.

You’ll get to work with an awesome team of people who make things happen!

You will have the resources you need to do your job well.  

You will get answers to any and all questions you have.

You'll have access to an AMAZING comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability, 401(k), paid time off, paid holidays, and MUCH more!

You’ll have flexibility with your schedule.

You’ll be paid to do the things you already love and rock!

Why This Job is Important

This position will involve working closely with all members of the JenniferMaker team to ensure that our fast-growing company runs smoothly.

You will be responsible for the positive experience of every crafter and maker in our community -- all our readers, members, and students. 

Brand quality and making everything work seamlessly is the foundation to our expansion and growth long term.

You get to make a real difference for other crafters and makers who are struggling to learn and create.

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Questions before you apply? Please email our HR Hero, Karla, at karla@jennifermaker.com