Monday, December 01, 2008

STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam_Designers Wanted

Deadline: Ongoing/Unspecified

Wanted: Dynamic Designers

The Dow Chemical Company
Chagrin Falls, OH

Do you have a dynamite new craft idea for STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam? Whether you're a designing pro or a designer "wannabe", we'd love to hear from you. And we'll offer you all of the encouragement we can, because it's your vision and creativity that help keep this 60-year old favorite fresh and exciting.

Over the last 60 years, design trends have come and gone, but one thing has never changed: STYROFOAM Brand Foam. It remains the highest quality craft foam on the market today. When you design with genuine STYROFOAM Brand Foam, you're using a product that's easier to cut, shape, glue, paint and cover than any other foam product.

The STYROFOAM brand name is the one most requested by consumers and most recognized by retailers. And, because STYROFOAM Brand Foam is sold nationwide in the largest selection of shapes and sizes, you can be assured that consumers will successfully find the materials you specify.

Designer FAQs (truncated)

What does it take to design for Dow? Take a few moments and read through the list of frequently-asked questions below, and then if you need more information, contact STYROFOAM Crafts.

Q: I have a great new craft idea. Who do I contact?
A: Please email STYROFOAM Crafts to discuss your project idea. Or, send a quick sketch to: STYROFOAM Crafts, P.O. Box 68, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022.

Q: What does Dow do with the designs?
A: We purchase dozens of designs throughout the year for several reasons - we provide them to magazines, post them on theweb site, publish project sheets and sometimes demonstrate designs on television.

Q: What sort of designs are you looking for?
A: We look for original design ideas incorporating STYROFOAM* Brand Foam and today's popular trends. Examples might include a project with today's popular papers and embelishments, a party craft for children, or a bridal shower centerpiece. We are always seeking new designs for home decor, parties, children, holidays and life's many celebrations.

Q: What do you pay for designs?
A: We pay market price for designs, and each project is priced on an individual basis. Typically, Dow will purchase the model, instructions and copyright for your design. Once the purchase price is determined, you will receive a confirmation in writing.

Q: Does the designer receive credit for the design?
A: Absolutely.

Q: Does Dow have an endorsement fee program?
A: Yes. We will pay from $50 to $150 for a published design that meets our guidelines. Learn more about our Endorsement Fee Policy.

Visit the website to view projects and to obtain complete details: STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam

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P.O. Box 68, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022