Working at Emerson and Friends

We are a family-owned baby and children’s clothing company, specializing in bamboo sleepwear and accessories, in addition to books, toys, adult sleepwear, and other baby and children’s clothing. Our products are designed in house and sold both retail to direct customers and wholesale to retailers across the United States and internationally. Our products are carried in both regional boutiques and clothing chains. We also have our own retail children’s boutique, located in Clearwater. We pride ourselves on a company culture that empowers its associates to achieve excellence and feel confident in their abilities to succeed. We are a small but growing team, with a focus on working together to achieve common goals. We treat each other like a family, and though we all work hard, we find time to have fun at work as well. We value everybody’s opinion and welcome everyone’s unique insight and suggestions about products and processes. We are firmly committed to delivering the best possible product and experience to our customers and providing a fun, safe, and productive environment for our associates.

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  • Emerson and Friends is hiring a warehouse associate to perform order fulfillment, receiving, inventory, and general warehouse duties at our Clearwater warehouse location.
  • ORDER FULFILLMENT Pulling retail and wholesale orders from stock locations, as well as orders from our retail location Verifying orders for accuracy Packing and shipping orders Giving packages to pickup drivers Occasionally dropping off packages at USPS, UPS, and Fedex locations
  • RECEIVING Unloading and sorting incoming inventory packages Counting incoming inventory and comparing numbers to packing lists
  • INVENTORY Stocking pulling location bins Maintaining and organizing backstock areas Performing weekly cycle counts and low inventory counts Updating inventory levels in Shopify
  • GENERAL Sweeping, mopping, and cleaning warehouse, office, and restroom areas Keeping the warehouse organized Repackaging and retagging products Transporting inventory and supplies to annual retail markets; helping set up and break down market booths
  • REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS Ability to lift 50 lbs. Ability to work on ladders Computer skills Great teamwork skills
  • JOB SUMMARY We are seeking a talented and creative Design Assistant to join our production and marketing team. As a Design Assistant, you will provide valuable support to our design department, assisting in the creation, development, and execution of various design projects. You will work closely with the CEO and head designer, collaborating to execute print, product, and marketing designs and contributing to the overall visual aesthetic of our brand. We are seeking a highly creative and talented individual with a passion for design to gain hands-on experience and grow within a fast-paced company. You will be responsible for aiding in the final design of the following: children’s books, puzzles, games, apparel print design, marketing materials, catalogs, mailers, and store signage under the guidance of the lead designer and marketing manager.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES Assist the production team in creating and developing design concepts, including graphics, illustrations, mood boards, layouts, and other visual materials. Assist the lead designer in getting production designs print ready for the factories. Collaborate with the design and marketing team to brainstorm and generate creative ideas for new design projects and product collections. Research and gather relevant design references, trends, and inspiration to contribute to the design process, creating a mood board for collections and presenting to lead designer. Assist in the production of design assets, ensuring they meet quality standards and brand guidelines. Prepare and format design files for both print and digital use. Provide general administrative support to the design and marketing team, including organizing files, maintaining design libraries, and managing design project schedules. Assist in creating presentations and visual materials for internal and external stakeholders. Stay up-to-date with industry trends and main competitors, design techniques, and software advancements to continuously enhance design skills and knowledge. Collaborate effectively with cross-functional team members, such as marketing, sales, product development, and production, to ensure design projects are aligned with overall brand objectives. Contribute to a positive and collaborative team environment, fostering creativity and open communication.
  • QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design or equivalent experience. Previous experience as a Design Assistant or similar role preferred. Proficiency in design software including: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign). Proficiency using Mac and Apple products. Strong visual and conceptual design skills with a keen eye for detail and aesthetics. Knowledge of current design trends, color theory, typography, and layout principles. Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Effective communication and collaboration skills with the ability to articulate ideas and receive feedback constructively. Self-motivated and proactive with a strong sense of initiative and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Flexibility and adaptability to evolving project requirements and changing priorities. A portfolio of previous design work or relevant design projects is highly desirable.