A few months ago we got word that Carew Co. was on the hunt for a Relationship Manager to join their team, and recently we discovered that they found the person they were looking for in Pat Brubaker.

In their words:

He’s a whiz at client and customer management. He’s a master at agency flow and schedules. He’s able to see the big picture and develop processes that work. He figures out people’s best qualities and plays to them. And he’s a smart strategy guy.

In other words: He’s a catch.

This also reunites Brubaker and Carew Co. founder Paul Carew, who worked together at Oliver Russell in the mid-2000s.

You can read more about Carew Co’s new hire here.

Job opening: Relationship Manager

Our friends over at Carew Co. have an opening for a Relationship Manager. From the job description they sent over recently:

Given that we are a small creative agency, the role is somewhat “loose” in the definition. This role included a little bit of everything, ranging from project coordinator to office manager to project coordinator. It involves primary support functions that increase efficiency, consistency, and agency success. As a small team, we all contribute to everything — the owner makes bank deposits and orders office supplies, our designers speak with clients and manages timelines, and we all fill gaps. Ultimately, this person is our “glue” that holds it all together.

Key Functions:

  • Responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of the team and project workflow.
  • Responsible for maintaining and reporting status of assigned projects.
  • Support the internal team and manage ongoing relationships, including frequent direct contact and interaction with clients.
  • Support the purchasing and business office functions as needed.
  • Responsible for monitoring and assessing/projecting workflow management.
  • Ability to transition notes and interactions with clients into clearly articulated, actionable tasks for team members.
  • Calendar and schedule management for the team.
  • Act as a primary point of contact between clients and designers.
  • Demonstrate effective organization, prioritization, time management and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Additional duties as assigned by management

Skills and Abilities:

  • Able to work in a very fast-paced, results-oriented environment.
  • Team leadership and ability to inspire and motivate others.
  • Ability to work under tight time constraints.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Can adapt to frequently changing priorities.
  • Insanely organized.


  • No requirements for a degree.
  • Project management or agency experience a plus, but not required.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Benefits package includes employer-paid downtown parking, year-end profit sharing, 10 days PTO annually, and a medical stipend included in your paycheck.

Please send your resume, cover letter, and any gifts to I look forward to hearing from you!

Social + Digital Marketing Strategy with Paul Carew

Boise Graphic Design Group is hosting a Social + Digital Marketing Strategy event on Thursday, June 9th.

Join us as Paul Carew (Carew Co) presents on creating a marketing strategy around your client’s brand, with case studies and useful tips. Paul is the Chief Marketing Strategist and Graphic Designer for his company and Founding President of AIGA Idaho.

Q&A after presentation



Watching a Career Grow

One of the unique things about being in a smaller market such as ours is the ability to follow certain people’s career growth over the years.  Sure, there are always those who come and go, move to different cities, or get out of the marketing and advertising business altogether.

But, there are also those who stay in the area, and in the business long enough to get noticed.

Nate Hanson is one of the latter.

Nate first appeared on the scene as an intern at Carew Co, and quickly became their first “official” hire.  Over the course of the next two years, Nate continued to grow his creative skills, and was a valuable member of the Carew Co team.

Recently, Nate took the next step in his career, moving from Carew Co over to Brandsmack.  It’s another step in a career started first as a student at Northwest Nazarene University, then an intern, and has since grown into a career for a talented designer.

Congratulations Nate on the move.

And a tip of the hat to the folks over at Carew Co for bragging on their staff, even when they decide to move on in their careers.

New Hire at Carew Co

Carew Co. in Boise has added Leigh Ann Dufurrena to their staff.

Leigh Ann is a graduate of Boise State University with a B.A. in Communication and Public Relations with a Minor in Visual Art. She is is on the resource council for Trey McIntyre Project and volunteers with TrICA (Treasure Valley Institute for Children’s Arts), as well as involvement in many other events and organizations.

Congratulations Leigh Ann.

Rockies – The Winners: Interactive / Multimedia

Websites – Consumer Budget Less Than $10,000:

Silver RockieDrake Cooper
United Dairymen of Idaho,
Concept:  Dennis Budell, Joe Quatrone
Casting:  Justin Yonk

Silver RockieCarew Co.
Urban Winemakers Cooperative, Urban Winemakers Cooperative Website
Concept:  Paul Carew, Nate Hanson
Art Director:  Nate Hanson
Producer:  Ryan Lascano

Websites – Consumer Budget More Than $10,000:

Silver Rockie – Drake Cooper
CBH Homes, CBH Homes Website
Concept:  Chad Connally
Art Director:  Jennie Myers
Casting:  Josh McDannel, Justin Yonk

Citation: IllustrationOliver Russell
Clearweath, Clearwealth Website
Concept:  Toby Robin
Copy:  Kelli Fulton
Art Director:  Toby Robin
Production:  Curious Media

Websites – B to B Budget Less Than $10,000:

Silver RockieBalihoo Creative
Wide Eye Productions, Website
Concept:  Nicolet Laursen
Copy:  Jennifer Isenhart
Art Director:  Mel Mansfield
Photographer:  Wide Eye Productions
Production:  Nicolet Laursen

Websites – B to B Budget More Than $10,000:

Silver Rockie – Drake Cooper
Idaho Department of Commerce, Idaho Department of Commerce Website
Concept:  Warren Lassen, Chad Connally

Online Advertising Non-Interactive:

Silver RockieMitchell + Palmer
ProTeam, Namaste
Concept:  Rob Palmer
Copy:  Billy Mitchell, Rob Palmer
Art Director:  Rob Palmer
Photographer:  David Day
Production:  Maria Sabo
Illustrator: Maria Sabo
Producer:  Maria Sabo

Internet Commercials:

Silver RockieNoot Group
BOB Strollers Inc., “Bob Strollers Snow Video”

Interactive / Multimedia Campaign:

Silver Rockie– Noot Group
BOB Strollers Inc., “BOB Interactive Campaign”

Websites – Consumer Budget More Than $10,000:

Gold RockieStoltz Marketing Group
AIRE, “AIRE Website”
:  Kate Holgate, David Cook
Copy:  David Cook, Dave Jansik
Art Director:  Kate Holgate
Productions:  Kate Holgate
Producer:  John Lewis, Stuart Walsh

New Hire at Carew Co

Following on the heels of their recent move into a larger office space, Carew Co. has added to their staff.

Ryan Lascano has joined the shop as a Graphic Designer. Ryan was previously with Noot Group in Boise, and will be working in both online and print environments at Carew Co. Ryan is a graduate of The Art Institute of California – Orange County.

Congratulations Ryan.

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