Internship Opportunity: Marketing / Graphic Designer

Koolgator has posted an internship opening for a Marketing / Graphic Designer position on the Idaho Ad Agencies job board.

From the job description:

Koolgator is a leading Supplier/Manufacturer of cooling neck wraps. Koolgator provides a unique and purposeful branding item to the world of promotional items. Your job wouold be to research and incorporate current prospects marketing campaigns and create various design samples to showcase Koolgator’s promotional and branding capabilities.

The designs you would help create would be reviewed by top Fortune 500 companies and many others. We have done artwork for: Geico, Jelly Belly, CBS Sports, Rockstar Energy Drink, Major League Baseball, State Farm, NFL Teams, Budweiser, Pepsi, Coke, Collegiate Teams, Samsung Mobile just to name a few…

Artwork would also be reviewed by many of the top Distributors in the nation. We deal every day with many distributors. Many have in house art departments providing another excellent opportunity to develop contacts.

We offer flexible hours to fit with your school schedule and you can work at home or in the office.

For more information on how to apply, see the original job posting.

Job Opening: Graphic Designer

The City of Boise has an opening for a Graphic Designer. A partial description from the job listing on their website:

Designs and creates deliverables for print and web. Utilizes Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft programs to produce files and formats for various output applications. Works from general outlines and descriptions to originate and develop layouts of graphic work. Researches data, develops and designs artwork, and writes copy. Performs quality control proofing. Revises design until acceptable results are obtained. Selects photographs for print processing. Plans layouts and writes printing specifications, including paper stock, size and face of type, binding systems, and multi-color reproductions. Readies projects to final output stage whether offset or digital printing, advertisements, environmental graphics, signage, vehicle graphics or multimedia applications. Assists with planning, organizing and implementing promotional programs or campaigns. Manipulates and formats photographic images in digital formats for electronic and/or web-based documents and applications. Works with management to determine web needs, design, content, application and forms. Designs new pages and graphics for web sites and maintains and updates existing web pages and web site content. Keeps informed of industry trends, best practices, comparative and competitive reviews, and evolving technologies. Consults with internal and external customers on project specifications, considering budget and end use.

For full details about the position and how to apply, see the original job listing.

Ritter PR on the move

Ritter Public Relations has set up shop in the Hoff Building in downtown Boise. According to their recently release, the move into the new office space coincides with a change in business model from that of a public relations consultant to a fully staffed, full service agency.

Clients include corporations, associations, government and non-profit organizations. The agency offers strategic counsel, media relations, social marketing, issues management, marketing support, public awareness and public involvement campaigns. Ritter PR offers particularly strong depth of knowledge and experience in education, health care, transportation and economic development.

2011 IFAF GEM Awards: Best of Show

By now you’ve likely seen the winners from the Idaho Falls Advertising Federation’s 2011 GEM Awards. In addition to their earlier recognition, the Best of Show award went to:

Mixed Media Campaign
Company: IE Productions
Client: Eastern Idaho State Fair
Title: Udderly Fantastic
Credit: Mark Blethen, Kristen Tyler, Gary Stewart

The GEM’s 2011 Best of Show and Top 2011 Diamond awards both went to the advertising agency, IE Productions lead by Chad Hammond, in Idaho Falls. The Best of Show campaign ‘Udderly Fantastic’ created for the Eastern Idaho State Fair was also recently crowned number one in a State Fair specific advertising contest.

Congratulations to IE Productions, and all of the GEM Award winners. All Diamond winners were automatically forwarded for inclusion in the Rockie Awards competition, which recently completed its judging.

IFAF 2011 GEM Award Winners: Diamond Winners

Earlier this month the Idaho Falls Advertising Federation held their annual GEM Awards, recognizing outstanding work throughout eastern Idaho.

The GEM Awards are broken down into three levels:

  1. First place: Diamond
  2. Second place: Idaho Star Garnet
  3. Third place: Opal

Below are the Diamond winners:


Television Over $1,000
Company: ISU Credit Union
Title: $499 Origination Fee
Credit: Steele Branding

Television Over $1,000
Company: IE Productions
Client: JD Premium
Title: B-Slim
Credit: Gary Stewart

Advertising Industry Self-Promotion
Company: AlphaGraphics
Title: Blockbuster Summer
Credit: Travis Powell, Brian Talbot

Company: Riverbend Communications
Client: Haunted Mill
Title: Haunted Mill
Credit: Sarah Henderson and Brad Collins

Public Services / Arts & Science
Company: IE Productions
Client: Huntsman Cancer Foundation
Title: Help Us Help You
Credit: Gary Stewart and Colton Phillips

Print Publications
Company: Star Moose
Client: War Bonnet Roundup
Title: 100 Years of Man vs. Horse
Credit: Brent McDowell and Michael A. Cousin

Company: Star Moose
Client: Blank Snowboards
Title: Snowboard Construction
Credit: Mark Richardson, Daniel Berry, Michael A. Cousin

Collateral Material
Company: Chesbro Music
Title: “Backyard” Mailer
Credit: Cory Kerr

Company: IE Productions
Client: Eastern Idaho State Fair
Title: Udderly Fantastic
 Credit: Mark Blethen and Kristen Tyler

Television Under $1,000
Company: IE Productions
Client: Eastern Idaho State Fair
Title: Udderly Fantastic
Credit: Gary Stewart

Mixed Media Campaign
Company: IE Productions
Client: Eastern Idaho State Fair
Title: Udderly Fantastic
Credit: Mark Blethen, Kristen Tyler, Gary Stewart