Market Revival

Here’s an event that was brought to my attention recently.

Freelancers, job-seeking advertising professionals and agencies are invited to show their latest work at Market Revival, a new event coordinated by members of the Boise advertising community.

Registration is free but space is limited, so please reserve your table today by e-mailing marketrevival@yahoo.com. Tables will best accommodate stacked, book-style or laptop portfolios.

Event details:
Market Revival
Cole Marr Gallery Coffee House
Wednesday, September 16th
7:30 – 9 AM
Eat • Drink • Network • Browse • Brainstorm

The market’s bouncing back – are you ready? Come check out the latest local work and get fresh ideas and inspiration from Boise’s amazing talent pool. Invite your coworkers, friends and clients – everyone will benefit from this Market Revival.

For more information or to reserve a free table to show work, please e-mail marketrevival@yahoo.com.

UPDATE: All tables for this event have been reserved.

Job Openings at Valice

Valice in Boise is hiring for two positions:

Website and Software Developer:

Responsibilities (partial list):

  • Develop, implement, and maintain web-based software applications or specialized utilities
  • Analyze and design databases to support client applications
  • Analyze client needs and develop software solutions that aim to optimize operational efficiency
  • Assist internal team with proposal writing, describing solutions and estimating costs

Qualifications (partial list):

  • Minimum 3-5 years of web-based application development using ASP, ASP.Net, AJAX, SQL, JavaScript, and CSS
  • Experience developing and supporting Flash applications
  • Ability to integrate Web applications utilizing various tools and methodologies such as Web Services

Junior Website Developer:

The Junior Website Developer is responsible for implementing design files into workable and functioning websites on a variety of content management platforms as well as making edits and modifications to the structure and basic functionalities of existing websites. The Junior Developer reports to the Project Manger and also works as a team with the design department.

More details about both positions can be found on the Valice site.

Internship Opening: Graphic Designer

Wirestone in Boise has a Graphic Design Internship available.  From the folks behind the scenes:

Wirestone, a digital marketing solutions company, is looking for a highly motivated and talented Graphic Design Intern to assist with growing needs in our creative department. The intern must be organized, detail-oriented and possess strong typography and layout skills. Day-to-day duties might include working on PowerPoint layouts, helping to design a presentation or creating storyboards for an animation. Knowledge of the following programs will be expected; Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, PowerPoint and Word. At Wirestone, our interns are considered an integral part of our team and as such, their ideas and input will be valued.

Those interested should contact Brie Bolopue for more information.

Curb Cup

If you’ve been around downtown Boise, you’ve likely seen the posters.  If you’re active in the Twitterverse, you’ve probably heard the chatter.  But what exactly is Curb Cup you ask?  Well, from the source:

On Sunday, August 30, much of Downtown Boise will be a stage – where entertainment and performance all come to life on our streets and sidewalks.

Destined to be a must-attend, gotta-participate annual signature event for our community, the inaugural Curb Cup will feature hundreds of performers and thousands of voter attendees…all in one great circus of creativity in the heart of our city. It’s all free. It’s all fun. And, it’s all to celebrate who we are, where we live, and how we express ourselves.

Curb Cup

Boise’s Inaugural Curb Cup will take place on Sunday, August 30th from 2pm – 4pm in the streets of downtown Boise.  It features over $3,000 in prizes, including $1,000 First Prize.

And, if you’d like to register to perform, you still have time.  Registration is open until August 25th.

Feedback Needed: Job Board

When the Idaho Ad Agencies blog was revamped earlier this year, one of the new additions to the site was the Jobs section.

Well, it’s been a few months since that happened, so now is a good time to get some feedback from you, dear readers.  Do you use the Jobs section?  How often do you look through the job listings?  Do you find valuable information there?

And, for the employers in the crowd:  Have you considered posting a job on the Idaho Ad Agencies Job Board?  Why or why not?

As always, feedback and comments are much appreciated.