Adobe Workshop with Brian Wood

Looking to polish your Adobe tools skills? AIGA Idaho is proud to present an Adobe workshop: Hot Tips for Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop with Brian Wood, an Adobe certified instructor. AIGA has a longstanding relationship with Adobe, which allows us to offer workshops such as this as a benefit to our members and the design community at large. Don’t pass up this opportunity.

Inaugural IAAGI Meeting

The inaugural meeting of the Interactive Artists and Animators Group of Idaho is coming up on Thursday, January 26th from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at The WaterCooler, at the corner of 14th and Idaho in downtown Boise.

More details about the group:

About Us

The culture of animators, game developers and technical artists in Idaho is taking leaps forward. For years, these types have been scattered throughout garages, bedrooms and small independent shops with virtually no way to share, teach and network. Through IAAGI, Pixel Fish Studios will be working to bring those days to an end.

Pizza and beer drinks will be provided at the event. To RSVP, or for any questions you might have, email Stuart Walsh at Pixel Fish Studios.

There’s a Whole Lot of Moving Going On

Maybe it’s the time of year. Perhaps it’s the amount of vacant office space available. Or it could be something entirely different.  No matter how you look at it, there’s a whole lot of moving going on in the agency world lately.

For example:

Red Sky Public Relations: Red Sky recently (well, within the past six months or so) moved their office from the space on 9th Street to what used to be Balihoo’s space down in BoDo.

Mitchell + Palmer: The folks at Mitchell + Palmer have moved north just a bit, leaving their space on Hill Road for what we presume to be a larger location off of Bogus Basin Road, and judging by the number of new faces around their shop, the extra space was sorely needed.

c308 Marketing: c308 left the familiar halls of the Hoff Building and moved into a space at 14th & Idaho, across from the WaterCooler.

Stoltz Marketing Group: After more than a decade on Main Street, above two restaurants – first Zutto, now Flatbread Community Oven – Stoltz Marketing Group is moving to the Cornerstone Building at 9th and River. Not one to mess with a trend, they’ll still be above a restaurant. This time, however, it’ll be a few floors up from Cottonwood Grille.

DaviesMoore: The most recent shop (that we know of, at least) to throw their hat into the moving ring, DaviesMoore recently signed a lease for space in the 805 Idaho Building (also known as the Boise National Bank Building), according to the listings in the Idaho Business Review. If I had to venture a guess, I’d suspect they’ll be moving by the end of the summer.

Are there others that we’ve missed?


Glaring oversight on my part — Noot Group recently moved as well – from their space on Broadway to a new location in Bown Crossing. (Thanks for the reminder James).

Open House: Yellow Block Party

The folks at YellowBox Studio are hosting the Yellow Block Party, an open house in the WaterCooler building at 14th and Idaho St. in downtown Boise.

This event is free to attend, and will kick off at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 23rd.

More details about the event are available here.

The Savvy Designer’s Guide to Success

AIGA Idaho’s next event is coming up on Thursday, April 15th.  This event is titled The Savvy Designer’s Guide to Success and presented by Jeff Fisher.  From the event’s listing on the AIGA Idaho site:

The Savvy Designer

Jeff Fisher’s presentation will keep you moving toward the career track you want. You’ll learn to:

  • Market yourself and your business more effectively
  • Set pricing and master the all-important art of client communication
  • Choose a career path that will balance happiness and financial success
  • Improve your professional image and bounce back from mistakes
  • Putting yourself “out there” with books, articles and speaking engagements

“The Savvy Designer’s Guide to Success” is a practical — and sometimes daring — guide to turning your creative talent into a flourishing career in the competitive, ever-changing world of graphic design. Come prepared with your career questions for this 32-year design industry veteran.

The event will be held at The Watercooler in Boise, and is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.

Cost is $15 for AIGA members, $25 for non-members, and $10 for students.

More details and how to register can be found on the AIGA Idaho site.