Job Opening: Art Director

Noot Group in Boise is looking for an Art Director. From the job description they sent over to us:

This is you: You have ideas – lots of them. Even better you have the strategic know-how to put them into action. You’re an artist, competitive, like to work hard, and have experience in both digital and traditional media. You have obsessive organizational skills; directing and managing in a creatively driven think tank are where you find joy.

This is us: We’re based in beautiful Boise, Idaho. We enjoy ski outings in the winter, river trips in the summer and celebrating obscure holidays in between. But make no mistake, we do absolutely whatever it takes to create the best work for our clients. The national and international brands we steward are in the consumer retail product, outdoor recreation and destination resort industries, among others. Our culture is a rare mix of exceptional people and the best working conditions combined with a diverse roster of clients: BOB Gear, Sun Valley Resort, Big Sky Brewing and Franz Bakery to name a few. Send your pitch, portfolio and salary requirements to


Job Opening: Production Manager

Noot Group in Boise has an opening for a Production Manager.  From the job listing on Craigslist:

Noot Group is hiring a Production Manager.

This is you: You have a sense of humor, dedicated, competent and not afraid to ask questions. You don’t get bogged down in minutiae or by egos. And, when it comes to organizational skills, you rival the most tenured librarian. You like to work in a creatively driven environment where you can share your ideas. It would be silly for us to hire people without ideas because ideas are what our clients need. You’re brilliant, competitive, like to work hard and think we lifted the below out of your resume:

  • Unique ability to oversee a multitude of production tasks for a diverse range of media
  • Demonstrates a high degree of understanding and knowledge in new and traditional media development, advertising and marketing, including online, social and viral marketing
  • Able to lead and construct the best course for completing work
  • Identifies, coordinates and understands requirements for efficient production and finalization
  • Projects a high degree of confidence to both creative and account teams
  • Excellent resource for agency during client meetings

Full details about the position, including how to apply, can be found in the original job listing.

New Hire at Noot Group

Noot Group in Boise has added Liz Brown to their staff as a Designer.

Liz BrownLiz joins the agency from Salt Lake City, Utah, where she was responsible for managing the design of the Wasatch Journal, a quarterly publication celebrating Utah’s arts, culture and outdoors. She has also worked with clients such as the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau, Brighton Terrain Parks, KAB Rails, Utah Geological Survey, No More Homeless Pets in Utah, Dead Poets, Oettinger & Associates, and The Onyx Group.

Brown is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Arts and Design with a focus on Digital Imaging.

Congratulations Liz.

New Leadership for BAF’s 100th Year

At the recent Three Ounces + Ice event, the Boise Advertising Federation announced their new board members for the year, which marks the BAF’s 100th Anniversary.

All the details from the BAF:

The Boise Advertising Federation (BAF) named their 2009-2010 board members to lead the advertising trade organization, effective June 1, 2009. Shane Vaughan, vice president of marketing at Balihoo, will serve as president for the BAF’s 100th anniversary year.

“I’m honored to be elected BAF president in this, the 100th anniversary year of the organization. The talent in the BAF and the Boise advertising community as a whole is stunning. We’re committed to continuing to build outstanding educational, networking and award programming for the advertising and marketing community throughout 2009-2010”, said Vaughan.

Vaughan succeeds Jason Hamilton, Fuel3 Advertising, who will now serve as chairman of the board.

Board members were voted in by the membership at the annual Past Presidents and Installation event on May 28th. Also during the event, Brian Harrison, Almost Live Productions, received the BAF member of the year award for his outstanding contributions to the organization.

Additional board members include:

Edward Moore, DaviesMoore, executive chairman of the board
John Drake, Drake Cooper, 1st vice president
David Jensen, Oliver Russell, 2nd vice president
Carolyn Sali, DaviesMoore, 3rd vice president
Madeline Rutledge, KIVI-TV, executive secretary
Jennie Myers, Drake Cooper, creative awards show chair
Laurie Asin McMichael, KTVB News Group, fundraising chair
Robbin Gibson, Drake Cooper, membership chair
Sandy Anderson, Journal Broadcast Group, creative awards show judging chair
David Noot, Noot Group, programs chair
Laura Herrick, Foerstel Design + Marketing, public service chair
Kelsey Merida, KIVI, education chair
Lindzee Frei, Stoltz Marketing Group, publicity chair
Holly Sue Kerns, Kerns Branding, government relations chair
Crissie McDowell, Stoltz Marketing Group, website chair

The Boise Advertising Federation is a non-profit volunteer trade organization made up of members in the marketing, advertising, design, web, relationship marketing, mass media and public relation industries. As the oldest trade organization in Idaho, the BAF’s primary goals are to educate and promote professional development among the membership; and guide and protect the advertising industry from unwanted legislation. The BAF offers professional development seminars, informative luncheons and industry networking events.

For BAF membership inquiries contact Robbin Gibson or visit

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

Rockies – The Winners: Newspaper

Regional / National Campaign, B&W, Any Size:

Silver RockieNoot Group
Meriwether Ranch, “Wall Street Journal Ads”

Regional / National, Color, Any Size:

Gold RockieDrake Cooper
United Dairymen of Idaho, Kristin Armstrong / Chocolate Milk Newspaper
Concept:  Dennis Budell, Joe Quatrone
Copy:  Joe Quatrone
Art Director:  Dennis Budell
Photographer:  Tri-Digital Group
Production:  Cale Cathey
Illustrator:  Cale Cathey

Job Opening – Designer

I have to say, it feels good to be able to write about someone hiring…

Noot Group in Boise has an opening for a Designer. Specifically, they’re looking for someone who has experience in graphic, interactive, and multimedia design. From the job listing:

Interactive Designer? Multimedia Designer? Graphic Designer? It’d be an injustice to peg you to just one title because your work kicks, regardless of the medium.

You know Adobe CS, Flash and Dreamweaver so well that you could tour the country giving seminars on all the short cuts. Your strength is collaborating with an Art Director to produce the best out of a concept with fresh, creative ideas and executions. You thrive on a high volume of work for a diverse list of clients in a creatively driven, fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment. You have 2+ years agency experience in digital and traditional media, obsessive organizational skills and will take initiative when needed.

Full details about this position are available via the job listing on Craigslist.

New Hire at Noot Group

Noot Group in Boise has a new Creative Director.

Ray Fesenmaier has joined the agency as Vice President/Creative Director. He comes to the shop from the Minneapolis area, and has previously worked with agencies such as Carmichael Lynch, Martin Williams and Campbell Mithun. Fesenmaier’s experience includes work for brands such as Harley-Davidson, Target, Sears Optical, Polaris Industries, 3M, US Bank, American Standard and Timberland.

Congratulations Ray, and welcome to the area.

Update: Corrected typo in last name.

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Job Openings at Noot Group

Noot Group in Boise has a number of job openings, including:

Account Executive with 2+ years of related experience and a solid understanding of all things marketing-related.
Production Artist who can work with everything from Adobe CS to Flash to Dreamweaver with their eyes closed.
Art Director who can lead and manage other designers, as well as turn ideas into actions.
(Courtesy of Craigslist)

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