Job opening: Digital Art Director

From our friends at Rizen Creative:

Who are you?

You are a driven Digital Designer or Art Director that loves the digital marketing landscape and more importantly a web design challenge. Maybe you call yourself a designer, a creative, or just a really talented human. You know the clear difference between kerning and leading, UI versus UX and CX. You see things differently than most… that’s more than okay in our book, and frankly it’s a cherished character trait. You play well with others and love the art of critique as much a good debate on the “why” of design.

The Must-Haves:
  • 2+ Years of Related Experience in Responsive Website Design
  • Creating Pattern Libraries, Style Guides, and Brand Elements
  • User Experience and Interface Design Methodologies
  • Basic Understanding of How HTML/CSS/JS work together (but you don’t need to be a developer)
  • Building Personas & Journey Mapping
  • Sketch, Adobe XD, and/or Figma
  • Information Architecture
  • Wireframing and prototyping with tools like InVision and/or Marvel
  • Adobe Creative Suite™

And… you pride yourself on your communication skills. You’ll be collaborating closely every week with programmers and project managers!

Extremely Helpful:
  • Webflow
  • Zeplin
  • Atomic Design Methodology
  • Lottie Animations
A Plus:
  • You’ve worked at a creative agency in the past
  • You have highly developed opinions on design, but are open to new outlooks
  • You prefer small teams to huge corporations

Full details about the position, including how to apply, are available on Rizen’s site.

Job opening: Communications and Grant Manager, Life’s Kitchen

Because helping spread the word about jobs — even those that aren’t agency-related, is just one of the many services I offer…and thanks for the heads-up, Mike.

Life’s Kitchen is looking for a Communications and Grant Manager. From the job description:

This position is responsible for assisting in the creation and implementation of marketing and fundraising strategies to grow the base of philanthropic support and increase public awareness of Life’s Kitchen. The Communications & Grant Manager, who will report to the Executive Director, will assist in setting the organization’s strategic fundraising agenda to achieve and exceed its revenue goals through the solicitation of individual, corporate and foundation support and grants. Additionally, this person will manage the brand and marketing communications to raise awareness of the organization and its programs throughout the Treasure Valley.

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Client-side job opening: Manager of Public Relations

Spotted recently on TwitterSt. Luke’s is looking for a Manager of Public Relations. From the job description:

Overview

St. Luke’s Health System in Boise is seeking a Manager of Public Relations to join our Communications and Marketing team.

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Reunited

And then there was one.

Following up on the previous post about the Idaho Lottery RFP (that proved to be a bit of unintentional foreshadowing), we recently found that CLM shared the news that they were selected to handle the Idaho Lottery’s creative services:

This marks the first time in almost a decade that creative, strategy, and media will all be under the umbrella of a single agency, if memory serves.

Congratulations to CLM on the win.

Who will the next Lottery winner be?

Back in March, the Idaho Lottery issued a Creative Services Request for Proposal. Not unusual, given that it’s a state agency, and the RFP calendar and process is pretty cyclical.

The question of who will be selected to provide creatives services for the Lottery is still to be determined. But we know one agency it won’t be.

Yesterday, incumbent shop Mitchell Palmer shared a post and video on their LinkedIn page wishing their friends at the Idaho Lottery success in finding their next creative partner.

For background and context, Mitchell + Palmer was awarded the creative portion of the Lottery’s work in 2015, following a similar RFP process.

The new creative services contract is scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2021, according to the proposed timeline in the Idaho Lottery’s RFP. In 2012, the Lottery first issued separate contracts for creative and media. CLM has held the media portion of the contract since then, and added strategy in more recent years.