Job opening: Front End Developer

Pluto in Boise is looking to add a contract-based Front End Developer to their team. From the job listing posted recently on Craigslist:

Pluto is an award winning digital agency located in Boise, Idaho. We believe in creating highly functional creative experiences based on solid strategy. We’re looking for a Front End Developer to compliment our development and design staff.

As a Front End Developer, you will work closely with our development team to create marketing websites and web applications for our clients. You have a strong attention to detail and have an understanding of UX and visual design concepts. With our client base, you will work on multiple projects each month.

Our ideal candidate is passionate about the overall design and experience delivered to the user. This person will own a project from its inception, and will only let it out into the wild if it delivers a solid experience for our client and their users.

This is an hourly on-site contract position for 30 – 40 hours a week within the hours of 8 to 5. You will work out of our office located in downtown Boise. We will not reply to distributed or outsourced work forces. Hourly rate is DOE.

Core Requirements

  • A solid understanding of vanilla JavaScript and jQuery. We are not looking for people who simply copy code from Stack Overflow.
  • An intermediate to advanced level of CSS knowledge.
  • Knows how to use CSS preprocessors such as LESS or SASS.
  • Has the ability to slice Photoshop and Illustrator files into lean markup and image assets.
  • Fully understands cross-browser compatibility and performance.
  • Has a full understanding of responsive design best practices.
  • Ability to deliver work on time.


  • Slicing up webpage comps that will be handed off to the back end development team. You can view our portfolio of work at and
  • Working close to the developers to integrate your front end code.
  • Testing your front end HTML and CSS using BrowserStack.
  • Participating in regular team meetings.
  • Contributing to our best practices; recommending, exploring and implementing better ways to deliver solid products to our clients.
  • Growing personal and team member expertise through training and exploring.

Nice To Haves

  • An understanding of version control (Git, SVN, etc).
  • Has used or has a good understanding of a JavaScript framework other than jQuery (AngularJS, Vue.js, React, Backbone, etc.).
  • Has worked with CSS3 animations and transitions.
  • Has read an article or two on BEM, SMACSS, or OOCSS.
  • Has worked with a content management system such as WordPress or Drupal.

What We Need

Please send us two of the following. While we love meeting new people, please no walk-ins.

  • Resume and LinkedIn URL.
  • Link to your personal website/blog.
  • GitHub or CodePen pages.
  • Links to sites that you’ve built in which you had a significant contribution to. Please elaborate on what you did.

Job opening: Front End Web Developer

Rizen Creative in Boise is looking for a Front End Web Developer. From the job listing on LinkedIn:

We are seeking a motivated individual that lives, eats and breathes CSS, CMS, JavaScript, HTML 5…and interesting to ways to push the digital envelope.

You love to code. Wait, you love to design. You love the front end of the web, wireframes, and working with creative types to see the interactivity of the web realized. That and you speak developer speak.

You get along well with others but aren’t afraid to challenge your peers. Rizen is an environment focused on collaboration, and solving clients needs in the interactive space as well as finding digital solutions to meet the our clients’ challenges.

At minimum, you need to be an expert in all this stuff:

  • CMS’s: Craft, ExpressionEngine, WordPress
  • Skill set: LAMP Stack, HTML, CSS (SCSS and/or LESS), Javascript, GIT
  • Experience with AJAX, AngularJS, Bower

You in?

Then send us your resumé and portfolio of sites you’ve worked on.

And, to make sure you are really really interested, we would love to know what your favorite cartoon character or super hero is.

Thanks for your interest in Rizen Creative.

‘Round the new hire horn — Part 2

A few weeks ago we wrote up some of the recent new hire news we’ve heard about. And of course, there were a few that we missed. So without further ado, here’s Part 2:

Drake Cooper has added a number of new faces to their staff, including:

Nicole Coleman – Digital Producer

Maria Walker – Marketing Analyst

Dustin Fuller – Media Buyer

Katie Reid – Curator of Culture & Talent

Lisa Hawkes – Producer

Cody Evans – Interactive Designer

Dannielle Nicholson – Art Director

Ella Koonce – Junior Creator

Jess Carter – Brand Manager

Mattie Stanford – Project Manager

Molly Gil – Manager, Digital Engagement

Shannon Little – Interactive Developer

Mitchell + Palmer

We neglected to include Tyler LaDouceur in our earlier update, who joined Mitchell + Palmer last fall, after a brief stint with Oliver Russell. Tyler joined Mitchell + Palmer as Account/Media Director.

CLM Marketing & Advertising

We’ve heard rumors, but have not yet received confirmation, that Brooke Smith left DaviesMoore recently to join CLM Marketing & Advertising. Given that CLM was looking for a Senior Media Planner / Buyer earlier this year, that seems within the realm of possibility.

Who else have we missed?

Ten years

Ten years. It’s really been that long, huh?

Ten years ago today was the first post on the Idaho Ad Agencies blog. It wasn’t anything terribly interesting – just a quick welcome to the site. Who would have thought that it would last this long…

Holy crap.

While the updates may be a little more sporadic than they have been in years past, I’d like to say thank you to everyone that has visited, and continues to visit the site. It’s been fun, and that’s why I keep doing it.

Thanks for putting up with me.

Let’s keep this crazy train rolling.

Job opening: Interactive Art Director

Publicis in Boise has an opening for an Interactive Art Director. From the job listing provided to us:

Who we are.
At Publicis Boise, we embrace resourceful ideas in all that we do, whether it’s launching a unique marketing campaign, developing a new app, creating an impactful ad or designing a brilliant logo.

We’re self-starters and go-getters, and believe that collaboration is key for turning good ideas into great ones. We’re adept at adapting, embracing new ways of engaging with customers, not just reaching them. We take the lead in identifying strategies that help our clients succeed.

Our office is located in the heart of downtown Boise, and as part of the third-largest marketing communications network in the world, we can tap into resources from throughout the country or around the world.

Who you are.
You have a minimum of 3 years experience digital marketing design (web, apps, and other interactive formats) with a strong design eye. You have a BA degree in Graphic Design  or equivalent work experience, with excellent layout/design/production skills. You’re a detail-oriented self-starter who can take a project and run with it, and a team player who works well in a collaborative environment.

Your skills include:

  • Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite, with strong Photoshop, typography and illustration skills
  • Basic programming knowledge—emails, websites using WordPress; knowledge of HTML5 a plus
  • Ability to develop strong, creative ideas within set deadlines
  • Ability to take direction and prioritize work
  • Good communication/presentation skills
  • Experienced with video editing and After Effects is a plus

The Perks.
Comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, prescriptions, flexible spending accounts, company-matched 401(k), life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance, employee assistance program, group legal program and pet insurance.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with salary requirements and resume/portfolio link to and

Be sure to include “Interactive Art Director—Boise” in the subject line.