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.

Client-side job opening – Senior Manager, Creative Services Team

Here’s one you don’t see every day…

Micron in Boise is looking for a Senior Manager, Creative Services Team. From the job listing on their site:

The Senior Manager, Creative Services Team provides creative leadership to Micron’s in-house agency. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Global Studio and part of our Global Communications and Marketing team, this position is responsible for connecting our creative approach to the business strategy.

In this strategic role you will:

  • Partner and create strong alignment with GCM teams in the brand and content programs
  • Define creative direction, guide the creation of creative and collateral, and provide stewardship for Micron’s corporate brand from a visual and creative perspective
  • Support your peers in the account services and operations teams in managing senior client relationships
  • Create workflow efficiencies and provide full-service support to clients
  • Convincingly present creative concepts to all partners
  • Exhibit outstanding creative judgment and guide the creative services team in achieving the highest possible standards appropriate for all materials regardless of medium.

Additionally, the Senior Manager, Creative Services Team (and team) will be review all creative work from our strategic agency partners to ensure the work is aligned with Micron’s corporate brand identity and strategy.

The job listing indicates a minimum of 10 years professional experience required, with five years as an art director or designer. It also specifies that in-house agency experience is required, and external agency experience is desired.

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

Oliver Russell branches out into Portland. Again.

Coinciding with the addition of Business Development Director Morgan Rider, Oliver Russell recently announced their expansion into Portland, Oregon. Their Portland office shares space with B-Line Urban Delivery, a fellow B Corp, in the Redd.

In the press release about the expansion, Rider says, “I couldn’t be more excited to be expanding Oliver Russell’s reach beyond Idaho to Oregon, Washington and California,” said Rider. “My focus will be on cultivating new opportunities with businesses and nonprofits that share our vision for positive world change. Portland is home to many purpose-driven brands, and Oliver Russell’s expertise in branding and marketing helps organizations across the Northwest achieve their goals with a strong sense of values and purpose.”

Longtime readers may remember that this is not Oliver Russell’s first foray into the Portland market, as the agency previously had a presence there in the mid-2000s.

New hires at Oliver Russell

Oliver Russell recently announced that they’ve added a few new folks to their team: Rebecca Mulkey as a studio designer, Morgan Rider as business development director, and Heidy Caruso as an account manager.

Rebecca Mulkey recently relocated to Boise from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and has experience creating visual identity for stationary, advertisements and marketing collateral. She honed her eye for design at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.

Morgan Rider will spearhead Oliver Russell’s new business opportunities from Portland, Oregon, She was previously with Grady Britton, and serves as a board member on both The Climate Trust and The Wetlands Conservancy.

Heidy Caruso returned to the agency world after most recently serving as a client services manager at MarkMonitor. A graduate of University of Idaho, she spent several years with Drake Cooper, and KTVB prior to that.

Congratulations to all.

Rockie Awards – The Winners

For those who might have missed the show in April, the Boise Advertising Federation recently published the complete list of winners from this year’s Rockie Awards.

Of the 429 entries, 123 were recognized at various levels – Gold, Silver, or Citation. Gold winners were automatically forwarded to the AAF District 11 competition.

Notables from this year’s show: Drake Cooper won Best of Show for their 18 Summers campaign, Duft Watterson took Gold in 8 of the 16 categories, and Christal Gammill was this year’s recipient of the Idaho Advertising Federation Silver Medal Award.

The complete list of award winners and select samples of winning work can be found on the Boise Advertising Federation’s website.

People on the move

A quick spin around recent new hire news

Rizen Creative recently added graphic designer Jacey Arnzen as a Graphic Designer. She’s a recent graduate of the University of Idaho, with a bachelor’s degree in Advertising and a minor in Art.

Stoltz Marketing Group recently added Cameron Murray to their team as a Senior Copywriter. A graduate of San Diego State University and The Book Shop School for Ads, he has worked for notable west coast agencies including Gallegos United, GS&P and 2018 Small Agency of the Year, BSSP.

At Red Sky, they’ve added recent graduate Sophia Maupin to their team.

Are there others we’ve missed? Let us know.