The folks over at Carew Co. have added a new face to their growing team. Aaron Kvarfordt, recent graduate of Boise State University, joined the crew as a Graphic Designer.
Read more about Aaron on Carew Co’s site.
If you follow an industry long enough, you start to see the same patterns and cycles repeat themselves every so often. The ebbs and flows of staffing as clients come and go through different shops. The shouting from the rooftops PR pushes, followed by periods of radio silence.
This one is no exception.
Every decade or so, there’s another wave of new businesses that make an appearance. Call them agencies, call them creative shops — whatever label you choose to put on them, it happens like clockwork. Some survive, some thrive, and others wilt away.
Often, those new agencies are formed by senior or experienced staff from other agencies that want to be in charge of their own destiny.
And like clockwork, another chapter in this story is being written.
It continued earlier this year with the launch of Against. Founded by former Drake Cooper staffers Jennie Myers and Brad Weigle, Against bills themselves as a creative company that “focuses on helping companies define their purpose and rebel against the norm.”
Collectively, Myers and Weigle have over 20 years of experience, and have worked with clients in myriad industries, from finance and technology to consumer packaged goods, real estate and much more.
In addition to launching Against, Myers and Weigle have also developed a unique certificate of innovation and design (ID:EA Certificate), offered through the College of Innovation and Design at Boise State University.
Once again, the cycle repeats itself. The question remains — who else will join this latest group?
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.
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.
Skills and Abilities:
Salary and Benefits:
Please send your resume, cover letter, and any gifts to Paul@CarewCo.net. I look forward to hearing from you!
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
REFRESHMENTS & DRINKS
The new hire news seems to be a common thing these days — and that’s a good thing, I think.
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.
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.