Travis Dryden has joined the SOVRN Creative ranks, advising and supporting both current and future SOVRN clients with a combination of account planning, strategic marketing and creative development specializing in content creation and management.
Travis comes to SOVRN with over 20 years of big agency, small agency, startup and military leadership experience in his messenger bag. He’s developed award-winning go-to-market, branding, and targeted B2B and B2C campaigns across a number of industries including agriculture, high tech, automotive, construction and building, retail, education, insurance, healthcare, action sports and consumer lifestyle. In his diverse career, Travis has contributed to the success of Apple, Boeing, Discovery Center of Idaho, Goodyear, Idaho Conservation League, Intel, Jim Beam, Simplot, Lowe’s, Micron, Microsoft, Motorola, Nike, Oakley, T-Mobile and others.
Nicole comes to SOVRN fresh out of Boise State University where she recently graduated with a BFA in Design. Not only does Nicole have a great eye, but her designs always have a strategic conceptual basis. When not immersed in the world of graphic art, Nicole likes to make extravagant cakes, attend music festivals and indulge her love of candy. She also has a passion for working with adults with disabilities, a job she did all through college.
Prior to joining SOVRN, Chris was most recently a creative at [wire] stone, where he was responsible for animation and video production. Chris is a graduate of Boise State University with a BFA in Design.
Also, for those who are interested, SOVRN is still interviewing candidates for the Graphic Designer position. [UPDATE: We got word this afternoon that the position has been filled.]
SOVRN Seeking Kick-Butt, Take No Prisoners Design Talent.
SOVRN, an on-the-rise creative and branding agency specializing in advertising, design, digital communications and video production (it’s a mouthful, we know) is seeking an also on-the-rise graphic designer. Our ideal candidate is junior to mid level and has a portfolio that will blow us away, as well as an entrepreneurial work ethic. You should also be well-versed in both traditional and digital media. We’re a growing agency, so we need a designer who’s a self starter, capable of looking around, seeing what needs to be done and diving in.
For more details, including how to apply, see the full job listing on the SOVRN website.
Sean, who recently moved to Boise from Fort Wayne, Indiana, joins the shop after having worked at agencies such as Carmichael Lynch and Sullivan, Higdon & Sink, before moving to Fort Wayne, where he spent the past 12 years as creative director, chief writer and broadcast producer for a 20-person agency.
For regular readers of the Idaho Ad Agencies blog, you’ve not doubt noticed that updates and new posts have been few and far between. Or, at the very least, they haven’t kept up with the pace that you’ve come to expect from this site.
Even though that’s been the case as of late, there have still been quite a few things happening in and around the marketing, advertising and communications industry. Here’s just a sampling:
SOVRN Creative has added a new face to their staff in Alex Oyler, who joined SOVRN this past summer.
Alex has a background in motion graphics, animation, music composition, sound design, and traditional graphic design. Most recently he was with Wirestone in Boise, and has also worked at MMA Advertising in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Although the work was judged back in April and the winners have long-since been notified, I finally had a chance to find the full list of winners from the 2010 Northwest ADDY Awards. Here is some of the recognition that Idaho entrants received:
Joe has learned more about trash and recycling, water conservation, wastewater management, and nursing than he ever thought he would. Unless you want to incur his wrath, don’t throw away anything that can be recycled. And unless you’ve got a spare hour, don’t mention anything about wastewater or Steven Seagal.
For our work in 2009, we earned a Silver Addy and a Gold Rockie for Rapture in Six Cantos, Silver Rockies for both the Parallels video and the Wastewater 2020 video, an Impact Excellence Award for Curb It, and a bunch of Citations for Excellence. Pretty cool, especially since we submitted 5 pieces and received 10 awards!
For our annual board meeting, we took a fishing trip. It got pretty dicey at moments, especially since Joe out-caught Philip, the accomplished fisherman. It made it worse that Joe was borrowing Philip’s equipment and hadn’t been fishing for over 20 years. Brian managed to catch quite a few silver Natty Lights.
Whether you want to call it a birthday, an anniversary, or just a milestone — congratulations are in order to Brian, Joe and Philip for all the success they’ve had so far, and what we’re sure will be much more still to come.