Archive | March 2, 2009

Want to see the latest photo gear?


Super photography gear geek Scott Bourne is at PMA 09 (the Photo Marketing Association 2009 tradeshow). Just like CHA for scrapbooking, at PMA is where all the new camera gear and accessories gets unveiled, at least in the U.S.

Even though the event technically doesn’t start till tomorrow, Scott has started posting photos from PMA 09 to his Flickr feed already because he attended a press preview this afternoon.

The PSRO 09 show is also taking place in conjunction with PMA 09. The Professional Scrapbook Retailer’s Organization is a member organization of PMA. PSRO was created out of the membership and education programs of The SMART Group, which PMA purchased from the A-Z Media Group in 2007.


[Jobs] Michaels Seeking Scrapbook Product Designer

Michaels Stores, Inc. has a job listing up at for a product designer who can design paper, stickers and embellishments for their Michaels Scrapbooking private label brand.

The position requires a minimum of two years’ experience as a product designer, solid sketching and drawing skills, and the ability to relocate to the Dallas, TX area. Applicants must supply several non-returnable digital samples of their work designing scrapbook paper.

A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred, in Graphics or Fine Arts, along with proficiency in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

No pay scale is provided in the listing, but the company lists a variety of benefits, including medical/dental/vision, 401k, FSA, and day care discounts.