Foerstel Design is looking to add an Art Director to their team. From the job listing on their website:
At Foerstel Design, being a kick-ass designer ranks number one, but caring about the environment and sustainability is also at the top of our list. We are a design and strategic marketing group located in sunny Boise, Idaho, and we sleep better at night because we spend our days working for thoughtful clients whose products and services make the world a better place to live. We are looking to add an art director to our tribe who has bushels of positive energy and a minimum 10 years of design/production experience. A perfect candidate thinks that creativity isn’t limited to the office, embraces problem-solving, and plays well with others. Food package design experience is a plus, and fitting in with our fun, creative bunch is a must.
What you’ll do
Package design for retail and foodservice, from early concepting to production
Brand architecture, including but not limited to, establishing foundational elements, logo design, and collateral development
Digital/web and interactive design
Work directly with creative, web, and account teams to achieve desired project goals and quality creative projects
Participate in new business development efforts
What you’ll need
Minimum 10 years design experience in an agency or design studio
Package design experience is highly preferred but not mandatory
A strong portfolio demonstrating a variety of design skills
Superior knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
An optimistic, can-do attitude
Willingness to embrace design as a discipline of co-creation
The Senior Manager, Creative Services Team provides creative leadership to Micron’s in-house agency. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Global Studio and part of our Global Communications and Marketing team, this position is responsible for connecting our creative approach to the business strategy.
In this strategic role you will:
Partner and create strong alignment with GCM teams in the brand and content programs
Define creative direction, guide the creation of creative and collateral, and provide stewardship for Micron’s corporate brand from a visual and creative perspective
Support your peers in the account services and operations teams in managing senior client relationships
Create workflow efficiencies and provide full-service support to clients
Convincingly present creative concepts to all partners
Exhibit outstanding creative judgment and guide the creative services team in achieving the highest possible standards appropriate for all materials regardless of medium.
Additionally, the Senior Manager, Creative Services Team (and team) will be review all creative work from our strategic agency partners to ensure the work is aligned with Micron’s corporate brand identity and strategy.
The job listing indicates a minimum of 10 years professional experience required, with five years as an art director or designer. It also specifies that in-house agency experience is required, and external agency experience is desired.
In the press release about the expansion, Rider says, “I couldn’t be more excited to be expanding Oliver Russell’s reach beyond Idaho to Oregon, Washington and California,” said Rider. “My focus will be on cultivating new opportunities with businesses and nonprofits that share our vision for positive world change. Portland is home to many purpose-driven brands, and Oliver Russell’s expertise in branding and marketing helps organizations across the Northwest achieve their goals with a strong sense of values and purpose.”
Longtime readers may remember that this is not Oliver Russell’s first foray into the Portland market, as the agency previously had a presence there in the mid-2000s.
Oliver Russell recently announced that they’ve added a few new folks to their team: Rebecca Mulkey as a studio designer, Morgan Rider as business development director, and Heidy Caruso as an account manager.
Rebecca Mulkey recently relocated to Boise from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and has experience creating visual identity for stationary, advertisements and marketing collateral. She honed her eye for design at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.
Morgan Rider will spearhead Oliver Russell’s new business opportunities from Portland, Oregon, She was previously with Grady Britton, and serves as a board member on both The Climate Trust and The Wetlands Conservancy.
Heidy Caruso returned to the agency world after most recently serving as a client services manager at MarkMonitor. A graduate of University of Idaho, she spent several years with Drake Cooper, and KTVB prior to that.
Stoltz Marketing Group recently added Cameron Murray to their team as a Senior Copywriter. A graduate of San Diego State University and The Book Shop School for Ads, he has worked for notable west coast agencies including Gallegos United, GS&P and 2018 Small Agency of the Year, BSSP.