Job Vacancy – Graphic Designer

posted on July 11th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

Seasalt Grahic Design Job

We’re on the lookout for a talented graphic designer to join our busy team. You’ll have at least 3-4 years of graphic design experience, be passionate about print, and daft about brochure & catalogue design.

We are looking for someone who loves a good old fashion pencil but is totally up-to-date with Adobe Creative Suite Illustrator, Indesign and Photoshop. Experience in a busy design studio essential, as is a relevant degree.

If you think you have a gift for print design get in touch by sending samples of your work as well as the job application form to emily.sullivan@seasaltcornwall.co.uk .

This role is full-time, based in our Falmouth office. Previous applicants need not apply.

Graphic Designer Job Description

Seasalt Job Application Form

Closing date: 25th July 2014

Job Vacancy – Image Retoucher

posted on July 8th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

Seasalt Grahic Design Job

As an image retoucher your main responsibilities will be to maintain the high standard of Seasalt’s product images ready to be used in print and online. You will file, retouch and name images following the current Seasalt process, along with carrying out image checks and updates. You will have an eye for detail and are happy to work on your own in a fast paced environment and excel at meeting deadlines. Working in the Marketing department, you will be flexible depending on workload and photoshoot schedules.

Image Retoucher Job Description

Seasalt Job Application Form

Closing date for applications is Friday 25th July 2014

Please send all applications to mikki.stratton-monck@seasaltcornwall.co.uk

 

Job Vacancy – Part Time Sales Advisor (Totnes)

posted on July 8th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

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We have a position for a motivated, well organised and customer focused Temporary Part Time Sales Advisor at our Totnes store. You will need to be flexible and adaptable, and able to work weekends and school holidays. For more details please see the job description.

Sales Advisor Job Description

Seasalt Job Application Form

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 29th July 2014

Please send all applications to Totnesshop@seasaltcornwall.co.uk

Striped Sailor Shirts – A History

posted on July 8th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

 

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At Seasalt striped sailor shirts are our staple garments – in fact they were the first Seasalt garment we ever made 33 years ago! But how did nautical stripes become part of our everyday wardrobe?

Stripes were popular among seafarers as they were highly visible should a sailor be unlucky enough to fall over-board. Vertically striped trousers were the garment of choice for mariners in the 1700s, with Nelson owning a rather fetching pair of striped stockings! Stripes proved so effective when out at sea that in 1858 the French Navy demanded the humble striped shirt become strict, naval uniform.

During the early 1900s stripes had started to seep into everyday clothing. Swimsuits (think vintage, strong man outfits) were a popular choice for the striped design – but the shirts had started to make their way onto the creative scene, with artists and writers including Man Ray, Ernest Hemingway and Picasso regularly wearing them – there are pictures floating around of F. Scott Fitzgerald pairing his stripes with a pair of plus fours!

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Perhaps the most famous striped top lover of them all, and the person credited with bringing the humble sailor shirt on to the radar of the fabulously fashionable, was Coco Chanel. Arguably one of the most famous and influential designers in the world, she took elements of menswear and transformed them into luxurious clothing for women. A firm believer that clothing ought to be comfortable, a strong sentiment that moved away from the constraints of women’s fashion in the early 1900s, she once said, “luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury” – a sentiment strongly shared by Seasalt designers today!

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Throughout the years the classic striped shirt showed no signs of abating and became synonymous with 1960s French New Wave Cinema, and the burgeoning creative art scene. Actresses Jean Seberg and Brigitte Bardot, and artist Andy Warhol were rarely seen without their nautical attire.

Even today the striped shirt is still as popular as ever – perhaps due to its magical ability to make any outfit look as though you’ve just stepped off the boat from the French Riviera, or maybe because it looks as good with a pair of jeans as it does with a floral print skirt. One thing’s for certain, the striped top shows no sign of slowing down, and we’re proud that our Sailor Shirt is the best you can buy!

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Job Vacancy – Systems Project Manager

posted on July 8th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

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Seasalt is looking for an experienced Systems Project  Manager  to join the team at Head Office overlooking Falmouth Bay.

The Role
The Systems Project Manager will be part of the Information Systems Team, reporting to the Business Systems Director, with the project to deliver a new ERP system, development due to start later this year. The successful candidate will be required to manage, co-ordinate and deliver successful business systems projects – on time and within budget, prepare and maintain realistic project and quality plans and track all activities against plan. Change Management experience is key to help minimise disruption and pressure to teams, it’s essential to have knowledge and proven experience of project management methodology, including successful delivery of an ERP business transformation project.

Full Time, 18-24 month contract

The Person
We are looking for a well organised, great communicator with the following skills and experience:

  • Problem solving – overcome issues, propose solutions, make commercial decisions
  • Strong commercial aptitude.
  • Commercially aware with a strong understanding of competitors
  • Can perform under pressure and operate in a fast paced environment.
  • Strong planning and strategy development skills
  • Advanced IT skills
  • Data analysis and reporting
  • Negotiating skills

We would particularly like to hear from Systems Project Managers who have:

  • MS Dynamics AX or other ERP experience
  • A relevant  degree
  • Project Management qualification
  • Experience of working in the retail/fashion industry

The Benefits
This is a fantastic opportunity to join an expanding, dynamic company with opportunities to grow the business.  The company provides pension contributions, group life insurance and a generous clothing discount.

If you are looking for an opportunity with a growing company in a fantastic part of the world please e-mail your application to stuart.backhouse@seasaltcornwall.co.uk by Thursday 17th July 2014.
For more information please see the job description below.

Systems Project Manager Job Description
Seasalt Application Form

Job Vacancy – Business Analyst

posted on July 8th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

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Seasalt, is looking for an experienced Business Analyst to join our growing Information Systems team at the Head Office overlooking Falmouth Bay.

The Role
The Business Analyst will be part of the Information Systems Team, reporting to the Information Systems Manager and working closely with the ERP system Project Manager. They will work with all areas of the business to document ‘as is’ processes, gather and analyse business requirements, make recommendations for improvements, specify requirements for system configuration, deliver and test developments, document ‘to be’ processes, manage and support change control and deliver systems training. This is a key role in the exciting new ERP system development due to start later this year.

Full Time, Permanent

The Person
We are looking for a flexible and motivated business analyst with excellent IT skills, proven process review and mapping skills and experience of working in a fast paced deadline driven environment. They will need:

  • Strong organisational and planning skills
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Rigorous and methodical attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Hands-on approach

We would particularly like to hear from Business Analysts who have:

  • MS Dynamics AX or other ERP experience
  • A relevant degree
  • Project Management qualification
  • Experience of working in the retail/fashion industry

The Benefits
This Business Analyst will have a fantastic opportunity to join an expanding, dynamic company with opportunities to grow with the business. The company provides pension contributions, group life insurance and a generous clothing discount.

If you are looking for an opportunity with a growing company in a fantastic part of the world please e-mail your application to stuart.backhouse@seasaltcornwall.co.uk by Thursday 17th July 2014
For more information please see the job description below.

Business Analyst Job Description
Seasalt Application Form

A Deliciously, Spicy Oyster Recipe

posted on July 7th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

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We know it’s only Monday but we’re already looking forward to the weekend! The Rock Oyster Festival is on Saturday (July 12th) and we’re pretty excited.

Living by the sea means we are all big fans of seafood, especially oysters. Our favourite way to eat them is with a squeeze of lemon, on a sun soaked deck with good company. The oysters at the Rock Oyster festival are so fresh you won’t need much else!

If you fancy something a little more adventurous, then why not try oysters with chilli, coriander and lime.

You’ll need:
12 fresh oysters
1 large red chilli, deseeded
½ cucumber
1 medium sized red onion
Handful of fresh coriander
2 limes, squeezed
2 tbsp virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Prepare the  sauce in advance and place in the fridge to chill.
Put the chilli, cucumber, onion, coriander, lime juice and olive oil into a blender and blitz until the ingredients are roughly diced. Pop the ingredients in a bowl and season to taste.
Shuck 12 fresh oysters and place them in their half-shell. Then top each oyster with a spoonful of chilli sauce.

Enjoy!

This recipe was originally featured here

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New prints for our new season!

posted on July 4th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

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What makes a Seasalt print so special?
All of our prints are designed by us – meaning you won’t find our prints anywhere else. We take inspiration from the landscape, its colours and the maritime heritage of Cornwall. Each season, we create a brand new collection of prints for you to enjoy.
If you’ve received your ‘When Cornish Skies are Smiling’ catalogue, you’ll have noticed that our signature print for this edition is called ‘Smiling Skies’. The autobiography of writer Denys Val Baker, When Cornish Skies are Smiling, was the inspiration for this beautiful print (you can read an introduction to the author and his work here).
Our designers Sophie Chadwick & Laura Watson create all of our unique prints, and these often start off life as simple sketches on plain paper:

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A traditional ‘lino cut’ technique was used for designing the ‘Smiling Skies’ print to give it a really lovely handmade feel.

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The colour combination of the muted green surrounded by bright spots of yellow is very eye catching, and the geometric nature of the print makes this a really fun design to wear.

 

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We have many different prints throughout each season, and there are lots more coming soon. Looking at Sophie’s latest drawings always gives us a taster of what to expect – which one might be your favourite?

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More on the inspiration for our latest collection, Denys Val Baker

posted on July 2nd, 2014 by Laura Ellis

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Our new collection is inspired by the life and work of Denys Val Baker. Back when Seasalt first started life in a little shop in Adelaide Street, Penzance we met Denys’ son, Martin who ran the nearby Rainyday Gallery. He introduced us to Denys’ writings and over the years of getting to know Martin, we also learnt more about Denys’ works.

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In 1948 Denys moved to Cornwall, renting a small cottage just outside St Ives. He married his wife, Jess, and as their family grew they moved around Penwith, living at Trencrom, Sennen Cove, Penzance and the beautiful Old Vicarage in St Hilary. They moved back to Kent and London, but soon returned back to their beloved Cornwall, settling this time in St. Ives with a view across Porthmeor Beach. Although Denys wrote many novels and short stories, it was here that he started writing his series of autobiographical accounts of life in the Duchy.

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The first of the series, The Sea’s in the Kitchen, was published in 1962 and was followed by another twenty-four books, each evoking the humour, and character of Denys, his family and the wilds of West Penwith. The stunning backdrops of his work have become the scenes for our new season photo shoots.

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Previous to this he launched The Cornish Review in 1949, which featured poems, short stories, articles, art and book reviews – the look of which has inspired our ‘When Cornish Skies Are Smiling’ catalogue.

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When Cornish Skies Are Smiling’ is just one of Denys’ books that has helped to shape the upcoming Seasalt collection, lending its name not only to our first catalogue but also to a beautiful, signature print designed by Sophie called Smiling Skies Steel.

 

We have fallen in love with Denys’ wild, bohemian spirit, and his wonderful writings, all of which have inspired every aspect of our Autumn/Winter collection.  We’re so grateful to the Val Baker family for allowing us to reference their father’s work – we really hope you can get hold of a rare copy of one of his books and become as enraptured as we are.

Celebrating Golowan in Penzance

posted on June 27th, 2014 by Laura Ellis
Photo: Claire Graham

Photo: Claire Graham

Seasalt started life in a little shop in Adelaide Street, Penzance.

The works of Denys Val Baker, Penzance and the rest of West Penwith has become a source of inspiration for our AW14 collection.

This weekend is one of the biggest events in Penzance’s calendar. The town has been a hive of activity celebrating the traditional Golowan Festival. (Quick Cornish lesson: Golowan is the Cornish word for Midsummer)

Traditionally the streets would be lined with lit tar barrels, and bonfires could be seen on the surrounding hills, although this was outlawed in the late 1800s! Luckily the local schools along with a group of local artists came together in 1991 and revived the Golowan Festival in a bid to remember their heritage. The modern festival is much less dangerous than its predecessor (no flaming barrels to avoid!) but it is no less fun.

This weekend is the heart of the celebrations. Tonight, Mazey Eve, showcases local musicians, Penglaz, the Penzance equivalent of the Obby Oss weaving its way around the quay and culminates in a beautiful firework display.

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Photo: Gingerbeardman

On Saturday, Mazey Day, the streets are lined with stalls, there’s music, art exhibitions and activities throughout Penzance, but perhaps the main events not to be missed are the parades through the town.

Photo: Tiffany Terry

Photo: Tiffany Terry

Sunday is Quay Fair Day – it’s a slightly more relaxed day focused more around the quay.  With model boats on the boating lake, art exhibitions, folk music and market stalls there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

If you are planning to join in the festivities we’re still in that little shop on Adelaide Street, so do pop in and say hello!

Photo: Tiffany Terry

Photo: Tiffany Terry