We're Hiring // Shop Manager // Sellwood Store

Grafletics is a dynamic growing apparel brand focused on local lifestyle and sports-centric outfitting. Here is an excerpt from our “About” page. Please review this website to gain an understanding of what we are about.

At the core of Grafletics is the commitment to make unique products that represent what you love most, in an authentic way. We do so by using premium fabrics and customized printing techniques on every item we produce while partnering with like-minded people in our community to build and grown this brand. Ideally when you buy Grafletics, you’re buying a piece of yourself that expresses who you are to the world.”

Purpose:

Manage retail space, help create a market culture of excitement and ensure consistent merchandising across locations and participate in online and social media merchandising strategies. Deliver exceptional customer service. Coordinate and execute shop events.

This position requires a person willing to self initiate in an autonomous environment as well as take direction and carry through on tasks when required. 

Ideal candidates will have an enthusiastic nature and a passion for customer relations and merchandising. 

Skills required:

  • One year minimum customer facing retail experience. 
  • Valid Driver’s license and vehicle.
  • Willingness to travel to multiple retail locations or factory (Portland metro area).
  • Participate in offsite street fairs and markets (Portland metro area).
  • Energetic, outgoing, customer oriented personality.
  • Ability to self initiate seasonal merchandising concepts including window display.
  • light maintenance of shop.

25-30 hrs/week  -------weekend availability a must-------- Monday and Tuesday’s off.

Background check required

1-2 references required

Compensation range is $12 - $15 an hour, based on experience. 

Interested candidates should email whatup@grafletics.com with resumé and follow up correspondence. 

Grafletics Flagship in Sellwood

If you follow us on social media, you may know that in November of last year we opened our Flagship Retail Location in the SE Portland neighborhood of Sellwood. We threw a big party with friends and family to break-in the new space. Its been almost six-months to date and our store has continued to progress. A huge part of our Brand DNA is about working with other Portland businesses so when it came time to decide on store upgrades we began reaching out to others in the community to help us create the space of our dreams. 

Allie and MC of L+R Design lab made every fixture in our space which houses our local line of t-shirts, hats, and accessories. The wood used is reclaimed Doug Fir which came from a defunct warehouse space in inner SE Portland. Our primary tee fixture is made to resemble a pull-up bar and features our logo laser etched on the face-out posts. For lighting we hired Squires Electric to get the job done. All existing lighting was removed and replaced with a modern looking track lighting system from Globe Lighting. For paint we went with Miller Paint and chose Subway Black and Championship Gold. See all the shop upgrades via Google Vitural Tour.

Origins of Oregon is Above California

A few years ago I designed a t-shirt called Oregon is Above California, today it's something we're known for. We make a Men's Tee, Women's T-Shirt, Hat, Patch, Pin and Decal emblazoned with the slogan. It's part of our Greatest Hits Collection which means it's available in new limited edition colors of our Spring/Summer '17 Collection.

Often I get asked where "Oregon is Above California" came from, so I thought to write to you and explain. Before and during the few years of Grafletics I worked in Portland's Athletic & Outdoor Industry as a Creative Director and Graphic Designer for my business Rick Gilbert Design. A few years ago I was at a client meeting and talking with a footwear designer when he mentioned that when traveling to Asia he typically referred to Oregon's location as being above California. So when speaking with someone he'd say "Oregon...it's above California". I thought that was hilarious. It's also a double entendre because there's an underlying resentment many Oregonians have against Californian's moving here. I knew we needed a t-shirt about this subject, so I made the design and the rest is history. 

 

Keeping Portland Weird

Portland is known as a city of eccentricities, filled with eclectic people who serve as the fabric of our culture. When I moved here from Baltimore in 2010 isn't wasn't uncommon to see a street flooded with double decker bikes or hear band practice blaring out of your neighbors delightfully dilapidated craftsman house. But, with time comes change. One hundred and eleven people move to this city everyday. Silicon Valley families relocate and pay cash for houses they consider a bargain and millennials move here to pursue their own versions of Portlandia. 

This past weekend we hosted a live in-store performance with the Unipiper and MoShow The Cat Rapper. Both are local artists who moved to Portland in pursuit of their creative passions. For this event we released a limited edition Unipiper Collab Tee along with Moshow Pin Packs and Watches. We're stoked to have a store in Sellwood that doubles as an event space to support the innovative spirit. Together we contribute and write the story of this beautiful place we call home as showcased by Nina Mehlhaf of KGW News.