Open RFP – Logo and Brand Style Guide, City of Pocatello

The City of Pocatello recently issued an RFP for the design of a logo and accompanying brand style guide for the City. From the RFP introduction:

The City of Pocatello is requesting proposals for a logo and an associated brand style guide. The organization that is selected will be asked to work in collaboration with the City of Pocatello Public Information Officer and Mayor’s Office.

The City of Pocatello is funded by taxpayers and as such, the City is committed to the most efficient use of those dollars. The proposed contract period for services is from the date of City Council approval through February 28, 2020.

The full contents of the RFP can be found here:

Note the deadline to respond is 2:00 p.m. MST, Wednesday, October 23rd. Questions regarding the RFP should be directed to City of Pocatello Public Information Officer Logan McDougall no later than 5:00 p.m. MST, Friday, October 18th.

So, you’re looking for a new gig

Here are a few openings that have popped up recently. In no particular order:

In addition to the Art Director position we previously noted, Foerstel is looking to add a Junior Designer to their team. And for a change of pace, they’re inviting applicants to submit their materials, and if selected, join them for what they’re calling a “VIP hiring event” with a speed dating style interview process. More details about that here.


Drake Cooper is in search of a Marketing Analyst, a Front End Developer / Designer (contract), and an Associate Producer (DC/Studio).


Stoltz Marketing Group is looking to add an Account Manager to their team, according to their recent job opening posted on LinkedIn.


Finally, Quad is after a Senior Graphic Designer to work onsite at a Boise-based client’s location.

Bursting at the seams

Duft Watterson has gone through quite the growth spurt over the past several months.

In April, they announced the addition of two new team members, Designer Sam Fischer and Account Coordinator and Content Writer Angie Heuring.

Shortly thereafter, they grew by three more, as Account Managers Casaundra Petersen and Shauna Tefft, and Designer Jeff Lautenslager joined the team.

Thought they were done? Not even close.

Their most recent additions, based on what they’ve shared on Instagram and published on their website, are Designer Randi Arnot, Senior Designer Inna Grishchuk, Account Manager Hanna Wenter, Senior Copywriter Rich Lufrano, Digital Programmer David Scholer, and Videographer and Photographer Michael Bonocore.

Phew! That’s a lot of new names and faces to try and keep track of. And yes, there will be a quiz. Better study up.

Job opening: Art Director

Foerstel Design is looking to add an Art Director to their team. From the job listing on their website:

At Foerstel Design, being a kick-ass designer ranks number one, but caring about the environment and sustainability is also at the top of our list. We are a design and strategic marketing group located in sunny Boise, Idaho, and we sleep better at night because we spend our days working for thoughtful clients whose products and services make the world a better place to live. We are looking to add an art director to our tribe who has bushels of positive energy and a minimum 10 years of design/production experience. A perfect candidate thinks that creativity isn’t limited to the office, embraces problem-solving, and plays well with others. Food package design experience is a plus, and fitting in with our fun, creative bunch is a must.

What you’ll do

  • Package design for retail and foodservice, from early concepting to production
  • Brand architecture, including but not limited to, establishing foundational elements, logo design, and collateral development
  • Digital/web and interactive design
  • Digital illustration
  • Work directly with creative, web, and account teams to achieve desired project goals and quality creative projects
  • Participate in new business development efforts

What you’ll need

  • Minimum 10 years design experience in an agency or design studio
  • Package design experience is highly preferred but not mandatory
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating a variety of design skills
  • Superior knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • An optimistic, can-do attitude
  • Willingness to embrace design as a discipline of co-creation

Full details about the position and how to apply can be found on Foerstel’s site.