Pitchers and Pints Graduation Celebration

AIGA Idaho is celebrating this semester’s graduating designers with a graduation celebration at Pitchers and Pints in downtown Boise.

More about the event:

An AIGA Event to show support for this semesters graduating designers. We think that the professional hour at the portfolio event dose not allow the student or professionals enough time to really get to know each other. So lets have some beers and rub elbows a little!

For more information or to RSVP, check out the event listing on Facebook.

New Hires at Hanna and Associates

Hanna and Associates has added three new faces to their team:

Joe Preston has joined the agency as an Art Director.  Prior to joining Hanna, Preston served as an Art Director for a number of Northwest firms. He studied graphic design at Spokane Falls Community College and at The Art Institute of Seattle.

Krista Yep has joined the agency as a Copywriter.  She was previously a freelance writer in the San Francisco area and attended Miami Ad School in San Francisco.

Carly Chandler has also joined the agency as an Administrative Assistant.

Congratulations to all.

Job Opening: Lead UX and Interaction Designer

Creative Soapbox in Boise has an opening for a Lead UX and Interaction Designer.  From the job description on their website:

We are looking for a top-notch, ambitious and very talented interactive designer with a stellar portfolio, showcasing examples of compelling and usable design. Creative Soapbox is a small, talented team so you will wear many hats from project manager to design grunt. You will work on large-scale client and internal projects using your creative skills to develop memorable user experiences. The ideal candidate has a passion for user-centric design, a keen eye for detail, and a strong understanding of the design process.

Full details about the position and how to apply can be found on Creative Soapbox’s website.

LEARNCH: The Art of Relationships

AIGA Idaho is presenting their second LEARNCH event of the year.  This event, scheduled for Wednesday, April 27th at Ha’ Penny Bridge Pub in downtown Boise, features guest speakers Chad Biggs and Jessica Flynn from Red Sky Public Relations.

Chad and Jessica will be speaking about The Art of Relationships: Fostering Media and Community Relations.

The event is free to all attendees with no host food and drinks by Ha’ Penny.  You can RSVP through the Facebook event listing if you’re planning to attend.

Freelance / Contract Job Opening: Information Architect

Zeta Interactive in Boise has an opening for a freelance / contract Information Architect. From the job listing on Craigslist:

Freelance/Contract work at Zeta Interactive’s Boise office. (Please do not reply if you cannot work on location)

Must be able to hit the ground running, be proficient in Visio and/or Axure, produce very sound and thorough user-flows, intuitive navigation, and documentation.

Full details and how to apply can be found in the original job listing.

Creating the Perfect Storm: SEO, Social Media and Marketing

Capital City Communicators’ next event is scheduled for Tuesday, April 19th.

The event — Creating the Perfect Storm: SEO, Social Media and Marketing — features guest speaker Mike Kerby, President of c308.

The event will be held at Beside Bardenay, and is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Cost is $18 for members and $23 for non-members.

RSVPs should be sent to Michelle Hicks by Thursday, April 14th.

Ignite Boise 6

The 6th edition of Ignite Boise hits the town on Thursday, April 21st at the Egyptian Theatre in downtown Boise.  Doors open to advance ticket holders at 6:00 p.m. (sorry, all tickets have been scooped up), and to the general public at 6:30.  Everything on stage kicks off at 7:00.

If you’ve been to an Ignite Boise event in the past, you have a fairly good idea of what to expect, although from my experience, each one is just different enough to keep them interesting.  If you’ve never been to one, however, now’s as good of a time as any to start.

Don’t miss it.