Job openings at Drake Cooper

We got word recently of a couple new job openings at Drake Cooper:


Art Director

YOU: Strategically-minded-Art Director/Designer-rock star-type person. Highly developed collaborative muscles and concept chops with mad execution skills. Comfortable living and playing in the digital world. Fluent in geek, gradient, GFX and glass half-full vernacular. Not afraid to throw ROI into a sentence, between FTW and a fist bump. Have the talent to backup a huge ego, but you don’t have one. Passionate, driven, curious, resourceful, inventive, friend, problem solver.

US: We have mad love for advertising. We have mad love for advertising. We have mad love for ADVERTISING. And we thrive on creating great work that works. We value drive, debate, breaking trail, please and thank yous, POV, and making things better than we found them. We collaborate fiercely, we play nice and drink beer together. We’re good at what we do, but we’re constantly working to get better, we embrace change, we take risks, we show up, we stay late when we need to and leave early when we can, but we don’t leave anyone hanging. We have your back. We don’t believe in the limitations of titles, we dedicate time to learn and grow. We are artists, nerds, hackers, gamers, coders, storytellers, strategists, analysts, and makers. We don’t work for Drake Cooper, we are Drake Cooper.

Production Artist

How good are you at bringing things to life? Do you need a castle and lots of wires and a lightning storm? Or can you pretty much do everything with a Mac? We’re looking for a killer production artist with proven experience. Someone who has mad attention to detail, and can keep their head when things in the lab don’t go as planned. Strong typographic and layout skills are a must and outstanding organizational skills are a given. Lab coat and goggles not required.


Full details about both positions, and how to apply, can be found via their respective links.

Job openings at Oliver Russell

Oliver Russell in Boise has a handful of openings at the moment, including:

Producer

We’re looking to hire a purpose-oriented all-star to complement and strengthen our team as we grow our roster of clients that currently stretches from Silicon Valley to Singapore to the Smithsonian. We’re on the hunt for a Producer to join our team and to provide a necessary conduit between the account group and the rest of the agency. Along with having a passion for all things creative, we expect you to have an outgoing, motivated personality and be willing to bring your unique style to the table.

Your primary responsibilities:

  • Guiding projects from initial client conversations through completion and ensuring projects are delivered on time and on budget
  • Managing the day-to-day account relationship with clients
  • Developing and managing production schedules and estimates for client projects
  • Gathering and assembling background information for strategic planning, creative brief development, etc.
  • Helping provide project strategy
  • Providing logistical support for, running, and documenting client meetings and calls
  • Trafficking projects between account and creative teams
  • Proofreading copy and artwork
  • Compiling and relaying client feedback to the creative team
  • Assisting with proposals

Senior Designer / Art Director

You’ll need to be strong in developing a concept and able to implement it as well—we are a small and flat organization. (You should also be comfortable getting dirty on a volunteer project to rebuild trails in the Boise Foothills or helping rearrange furniture to accommodate a speaker’s event in the office. We’re a collaborative place, we work hard, and there’s no job too big or small for anyone.)

Note: We previously wrote about this opening here.

And while not mentioned on the Oliver Russell website, we’ve heard they’re working with a recruiting firm to find a Creative Director.

Job opening: Junior Art Director

Foerstel Design is looking for a Junior Art Director to join their team. From the job listing on their website:

At Foerstel Design, being a kick-ass designer ranks number one, but caring about the environment and sustainability is also at the top of our list. We are a design and strategic marketing group located in beautiful Boise, Idaho, and we sleep better at night because we spend our days working for thoughtful clients whose products and services make the world a better place to live. We are looking to add a full-time Junior Art Director to our tribe who has bushels of positive energy and a minimum 2 years of design/production experience. A perfect candidate thinks that creativity isn’t limited to the office, embraces problem solving, and plays well with others. Packaging design experience is a plus, and fitting in with our fun, creative bunch is a must.

THE DEETS

What you’ll do

  • Package design for retail and foodservice, from early concepting to production
  • Brand architecture, including but not limited to, establishing foundational elements, logo design, and collateral development
  • Digital/web and interactive design
  • Digital illustration
  • Digital renderings
  • Work with team to develop new creative and technical skills
  • Report directly to Creative Director to achieve desired project goals and quality creative projects
  • Assist Creative and Art Directors in new business development efforts

What you’ll need

  • Minimum 2 years design experience in an agency or design studio
  • Package design experience is highly preferred but not mandatory
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating a variety of design skills
  • Adequate knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    An optimistic, can-do attitude
  • Willingness to embrace design as a discipline of co-creation
  • Flexibility with work schedule to accommodate client deadlines

Full details and how to apply can be found on their website.

Job openings at Drake Cooper

In what feels like a song stuck on repeat…

Drake Cooper is looking for the right people to fill a couple of positions on their team:

Art Director

DESCRIPTION
Are we a good match?

YOU: Strategically minded Art Director/Designer rock star type person. Highly developed collaborative muscles and concept chops with mad execution skills. Comfortable living and playing in the digital world. Fluent in geek, gradient, GFX and glass half full vernacular. Not afraid to throw ROI into a sentence, between FTW and a fist bump. Have the talent to back up a huge ego, but you don’t. Passionate, driven, curious, resourceful, inventive, problem solver.

US: We have mad love for advertising and we thrive on creating great work that works. We value debate, breaking trail and making things better than we found them. We collaborate fiercely, we play nice and drink beer together. We’re good at what we do, but we’re constantly working to get better, we embrace change, we take risks, we show up, we stay late when we need to and leave early when we can but we don’t leave anyone hanging, we’ve got each others back. We don’t believe in limitations of titles, we dedicate time to learn and grow. We are artists, nerds, hackers, gamers, coders, storytellers, strategists, analysts, and makers. We don’t work for Drake Cooper, we are Drake Cooper.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Current experience talking the talk and walking the walk in marketing, advertising and design
  • Bonus for degree in advertising design
  • Video content and broadcast experience
  • Understand how people live and communicate in the digital / mobile world
  • Understanding of all Agency disciplines and how they work together strategically

Buck the Quo Student Ambassador

DESCRIPTION
We are on a mission, searching the globe (actually just Idaho) for a group of rockin’ teens with crazy cool ideas. We’re looking for high schoolers from all over Idaho to help ideate and generate content for a YouTube series. The series – “Buck The Quo” – follows Chris, our host, as he discovers the not so typical, super awesome life paths that await teens after high school.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Respond to weekly “challenges” and send video/photo content back to Buck The Quo headquarters.
  • Interact with friends and classmates to gain feedback and generate additional ideas.
    Respond/react to Buck The Quo content
  • Tell it like it is. No sugar coating.

For full details about either of these positions or to apply, follow the links in their respective titles.

Job openings at Drake Cooper

Drake Cooper in Boise has a couple new job openings they let us know about recently:

Art Director

DESCRIPTION
Are we a good match?

YOU: Strategically minded Art Director/Designer rock star type person. Highly developed collaborative muscles and concept chops with mad execution skills. Comfortable living and playing in the digital world. Fluent in geek, gradient, GFX and glass half full vernacular. Not afraid to throw ROI into a sentence, between FTW and a fist bump. Have the talent to back up a huge ego, but you don’t. Passionate, driven, curious, resourceful, inventive, problem solver.

US: We have mad love for advertising and we thrive on creating great work that works. We value debate, breaking trail and making things better than we found them. We collaborate fiercely, we play nice and drink beer together. We’re good at what we do, but we’re constantly working to get better, we embrace change, we take risks, we show up, we stay late when we need to and leave early when we can but we don’t leave anyone hanging, we’ve got each others back. We don’t believe in limitations of titles, we dedicate time to learn and grow. We are artists, nerds, hackers, gamers, coders, storytellers, strategists, analysts, and makers. We don’t work for Drake Cooper, we are Drake Cooper.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Current experience talking the talk and walking the walk in marketing, advertising and design
  • Bonus for degree in advertising design
  • Video content and broadcast experience
    Understand how people live and communicate in the digital / mobile world
  • Understanding of all Agency disciplines and how they work together strategically

Project Manager – Part Time Contract

DESCRIPTION

A grown up job for a grown-up who isn’t sure they always want to be a grown-up.

At Drake Cooper, the Project Manager role requires imagination and attention to detail. Someone who rides the swings higher + waxes the slide faster + teeters AND totters by standing in the middle. Ruling the playground is kind of what this job is all about.

You already are a leader, a team builder, and a motivator. You are also articulate and strategic. You are a fundamentally sensitive person who stands up to bullies without being one. You have an empathetic understanding of the consumer as well as the ability to be a bulldog for our creative team to meet the objectives of our clients.
RESPONSIBILITIES

  • You are the internal and external brand champion, Team Captain of Crack the Whip to stay on the brand message and client goals
  • Lead the team through the full production process, from concept, to pre-production, production, execution, and analytic wrap-up
  • Dominate the research, interpret analytics and watch industry trends to keep client strategy and goals within reach and measurable
  • Anticipate, troubleshoot and prevent production delays
  • Collaborate to define project strategy, message and scope. Create and track budgets and project plans, write briefs, reconcile hour tracking, POs, and invoices from project beginning to end. You are Quality Control.
  • Grease the wheels for creative and media collateral for review, revisions, and approval
  • Communicate. Document. Verify. [repeat repeat repeat] [repeat]

Follow the links for full descriptions about the positions and how to apply.

Job Opening – Junior Art Director

Mitchell + Palmer in Boise has an opening for a Junior Art Director. From the job listing on LinkedIn:

Mitchell Palmer is a colorful, intense, close-knit family of talented individuals sharing a great space overlooking the mountains above downtown Boise.  The agency needs a solid creative person with design chops—someone who is equally passionate about execution and idea strategy.

Agency ‘fit’ is equally as important to us as individual talent.   While a talented individual with art skills is paramount, Mitchell Palmer prizes real people who love to laugh, play, dream and push boundaries.  We are not a tame group—it is very loud sometimes!

JOB STATS

  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Starting Salary: Negotiable DOE (depending on experience)
  • Relocation Allowance: Negotiable
  • Benefits: 20 days PTO with immediate vesting; 100% health insurance coverage; HSA and POP plans (employee funded); year-end bonus as company profits allow; training and skills enhancement; great coffee… booze… shuffleboard… foosball… darts; retirement plan for mid-2016 is in the works
  • Necessary Experience: minimum 5 years working in a creative ad agency, or agency network including working under a creative director who focused more on big ideas rather than design execution

KEY TASKS:

  • Conceptualize and produce design work celebrating the ‘big idea’: layouts, storyboards, edits and whatever else dramatizes the creative concept in a wide range of graphic applications (packaging; video titling; digital interfaces/tools; installations; brand identity; environmental graphics, etc.)
  • Produce work that is original and effective, and meets the targeted marketing strategy. Recommend surprising solutions.
  • Lead by example: produce creative work of a consistently great standard.
  • Be accountable for ensuring that the proposed creative solution can be feasibly executed within the time and budget given on the brief.
  • Present and explain creative concepts and visual solutions both internally, and to clients effectively; support strategies behind ideas and executions.
  • Support the Creative Directors in all aspects of the creative development process, from strategy development to final design execution.

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE:

  • Able to clearly differentiate between design execution and the big idea.
  • Able to perform under pressure and work on several projects at a time
  • Strong people skills, internally and externally.
  • Appreciation of how creative concepts adapt across different media.
  • Aware of current trends in producing great advertising.
  • In-depth knowledge of Mac technology, networking, typefaces/fonts, etc.
  • In-depth knowledge of key software programs (Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Key Note, etc.).
  • Able to select the best program meeting the need of the client brief.
  • Have an appreciation and understanding for process and structure for overall sanity and efficiency; be an excellent time manager, with the ability to gauge how far to take design within the time allotted.
  • Minimum 5 years creative agency experience.
  • Experience in a large agency network, or creative network, a plus.

If this position, and moving to a top-10 up and coming city boasting loads of outdoor beauty and sporting opportunities is appealing to you, please send your resume, best portfolio samples and web-links to:

Dirk Robinson – COO
dirk@mitchellpalmer.com

Job opening: Art Director

Stoltz Marketing Group in Boise is looking for an Art Director. Is it you?

From the job listing on LinkedIn:

We’re looking for an Art Director raconteur.

We need AD’s and brand designers in Boise. Bring your design and concepting chops– a.k.a., your ability to distill complicated marketing problems into elegantly simple solutions–and we’ll provide you a platform to thrive in an agency filled with super-smart creatives, brand strategists and digital agitators. Clients range from packaged goods to outdoor rec, finance, tech and insurance. Shoot me a link to your portfolio and CV if you’re interested.

Full details about the position and how to apply can be found here.

Disclosure: By day I can usually be found here, so you’d have to put up with me regularly. But longtime readers already know that.

Job Opening: Art Director at Oliver Russell

Oliver Russell in Boise is looking to add a full-time or freelance Art Director to their team. From the job listing on their website:

You love design—branding, packaging, interactive, etc. And because you love design, you’re prolific. You know what the word “prolific” means because you read books. And because you read books, you know there’s a lot more to the world than just marketing. You’d like to devote your talent to promote people and products that make life a little more interesting and a lot more sustainable—because the clients you’re working on today are slowly crushing your soul.

We’re Oliver Russell, a Boise Certified B Corp. that builds brands for purpose-driven companies. We’re growing and looking for a great designer with at least a few years of experience and a solid portfolio of branding, packaging, interactive and illustration work. We offer good pay and benefits like health insurance, wellness allowance, matching IRA contributions, paid volunteer time, and four-day weekends over Memorial Day and Labor Day. As a bicycle-friendly business, we’ll pay you to leave your car at home. Not so coincidentally, we were just selected as “Best in World for Workers 2015” by B Lab, the nonprofit organization that certifies B Corporations.

This is a full-time position, but we’re open to freelancers too. If this sounds like your cup of tea, please send your resume and work samples to info@oliverrussell.com. Show us you’re good. Show us you get it.

Desired skills:

  • CS Suite, MS Office
  • Coding for email blasts
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Decent writing skills
  • Motion graphics a plus
  • Experience in categories of food & beverage, sustainable technology, health & well-being a plus

Compensation DOE.

And in related news, they are still looking to add a PR Professional to their staff.

Job Opening: Graphic Designer/Art Director

An unnamed “long-established downtown agency” in Boise is looking for a Graphic Designer/Art Director. From the post on Craigslist:

We’re a long-established downtown agency and we’re getting busy. We’d like to see what kind of design talent might be ready for a change of scenery and the chance to do some great work. Your past work should include a significant amount of brand design and interactive. Advertising and motion graphics experience are a plus, but not mandatory. Please reply with a link to your portfolio and a cover letter that tells us what you’re trying to accomplish with your career. All correspondence will be kept in confidence, so don’t be shy.

Full details and how to apply can be found in the Craigslist job posting.

Job Opening: Art Director

Mitchell + Palmer is at it again. This time they’re looking for an Art Director to join their team, with 4+ years of agency experience. From their job listing:

WHAT WE WANT FROM YOU:

  • 4+ years of agency art direction experience

  • Have BIG IDEAS after weeks of careful consideration or in only 2-minutes

  • Produce original creative work of a consistently great standard

  • Have the chops to inspire the creative team to do the best work they’ve ever done

  • Confidently present creative work in new business pitches and in client meetings

  • Encourage a positive and stimulating working environment

  • Don’t be an asshole or a prima donna

Full details about the job, and how to apply, can be found either on Monster or Craigslist.