AIGA Idaho Student Portfolio Review

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In the spirit of competition, college Senior Graphic Design students are invited to show their portfolios to industry professionals. There is no cost, no need to rsvp, all you need to do is show up with your portfolio. Junior, Sophomore, and Freshman Graphic Design students may attend and observe. Companies will be present, some with internship and job opportunities. The event will be held from 10am–2pm, Saturday, March 17th at the US Bank Building If you are in the design industry and would like to judge and critique work, there are 2-hour morning and afternoon slots available. Free lunch provided. If you are interested, check out the link in our bio. . . . . . #Idaho #GraphicDesign #AIGA #student #portfolio #design #instagood #picoftheday #Boise #PNW #Art #Professional #designfirm #jobs #internships

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Drinks for Design

AIGA Idaho is hosting Drinks for Design, a social get-together for designers and like-minded individuals. From the folks at AIGA:

Enjoy the spring weather and come have a drink with some fellow designers. No agenda other than socializing and networking with some great like-minded people. If you want bring a project to share and get feedback great; but no pressure.

We can’t wait to see you!

Web Design for Print Designers—Round 2

Join us for this second part of AIGA Idaho Education Series event on web design featuring Aaron Day web programmer, designer and owner of Thrive Web Designs and Steve Norell Sr. interactive designer at Drake Cooper.

Aaron Day will share his techniques for building a portfolio website using WordPress. He’ll review the basics of the ubiquitous CMS and then dive in to show how to build an online portfolio with a blog and contact form. Steve Norell will go over the basic front-end code structure of the web, including an introduction to HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and how it all fits together.

January 13, 2016
Doors opens 11:30 AM
Event 12–1:30 PM

 Boise State University Venture College,
301 S. Capitol Blvd (SW Corner Front and Capitol)

 Members $10
 Non-members $15
Registration is required, seating is limited. Lunch will be provided.

Strange Beauty – The Art of Bill Carman

AIGA Bill Carman event

Join AIGA Idaho for an Evening with Bill Carman

Known for his stunning illustrations, Bill Carman has harnessed his creative passions and applied them to a wide variety of positions including freelancer, teacher, art director and more. In August 2015, Carman released his second book: Imagery from the Bird’s Home. Join AIGA Idaho for an evening with Carman as he discusses how he turned his creativity into an expression of a journey through life.

There will be a raffle for prizes including a signed copy of Carman’s new work and a printed piece of Carman’s art. Books and posters will be for sale and Carman will be available for signing after his presentation.

AIGA + BAF Luncheon – Nick Thiel: Brand Largesse

AIGA-BAF Luncheon - Nick Thiel

AIGA Idaho and the Boise Advertising Federation are co-presenting a luncheon featuring Nick Thiel, Design Director at Hornall Anderson in Seattle. From the event description on Facebook:

Join AIGA Idaho and the Boise Ad Fed for lunch with Nick Thiel, Design Director at Hornall Anderson in Seattle. Nick will be discussing the idea of “Brand Largesse.”

Abstract: Building a brand is hard. Building a brand that people love is even harder. With the myriad strategies and tactics at your disposal, consider simple ways to create love by delivering joy to your consumers when and where they least suspect it.

A New Creative Director with a Familiar Face at Drake Cooper

Drake Cooper in Boise announced recently that Jennie Myers has accepted the role of Creative Director.

Jennie has been with the agency for six years, and has led creative efforts for clients such as The Idaho Travel Council, CBH Homes, 44 North Vodka,, Microsoft Office, Simplot, and The Idaho Department of Labor, among others. She also recently completed the Executive MBA program at Boise State University, serves as a board member of both the Boise Advertising Federation and AIGA Idaho, and is an adjunct professor at BSU.

You can read more about the news (and see some of the work that Jennie has played a part in) on the Drake Cooper website.

While belated, congratulations to Jennie are still in order.