Prior to joining CarewCo, Hanna was a senior project manager then project management consultant with Taphandles in Seattle, Washington, and relocated to Boise last year.
2018 kicked off with Brad buying back the company from the Ivie family. Our time with Ivie was good in providing new experiences and perspectives, but we are thankful for Brad’s desire to focus on CLM and our team and clients. The move breathed a new life back into CLM. We spent time contemplating and developing CLM 3.0, CLM’s strategy for the future, and with that came a new mission, vision and set of values for the company.
The return to local control and decision-making marked the next chapter for the agency, whose roots date back to 1980.
Who killed it in 2018? That’s what the Idaho Falls Advertising Federation wants to know. And it’s also why they’ve issued a call for entries for the Gem Awards.
The Gem Awards recognize outstanding creative throughout eastern Idaho, and all Diamond and Star Garnet award-winning work is automatically forwarded for consideration to the Idaho Advertising Federation’s Rockie Awards.
We are seeking an art director with excellent design chops who can also provide clear direction without losing sight of project goals. We want an art director that can work with and mentor our designers, animators, videographers and other creatives to lead and unify a creative vision and deliver campaigns that are as impactful as they are thoughtful. To mesh with our team at SOVRN, you’ll need to be able to communicate a vision to the team, provide clear direction and feedback, and listen to client requests to determine how to best incorporate feedback.
As an art director, your responsibility lies in leading and maintaining the creative vision for a project or campaign and helping the team produce that vision. You can expect eager team members to support and enhance your vision, as well as simple and effective processes to help you maintain deadlines and deliverables.
We are seeking a talented graphic designer that is looking to create work that makes an impact. We want a talented designer that pushes creative boundaries and delivers appropriate, unique and rich design for a range of work in print and digital mediums. You’ll get great direction and support from the project teams to help you achieve your best work. To fit in at SOVRN, you’ll need to be able to work well with others, which includes having the confidence to stand behind your work and receive constructive feedback.
Full details about both positions — including how to apply — can be found on SOVRN’s website.
In October we wrote about the news of Chad Rea joining Oliver Russell as its new creative director. Well, it appears there’s been an about-face on that front recently.
Chad posted an update on LinkedIn that he would not be moving to Boise, but rather will remain in Austin, Texas.
You can read his full post here: Tomorrow, I’m starting with a clean slate.
Reading between the lines, it sounds like the fit may not have been there, on either side. And as is the case with any shop, the fit and the culture is just as, if not more important, than the job function itself.
One of their early guest essays also proved to be among the most popular of the year. For those who haven’t read it, I encourage you to take a few minutes to do so:
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We need a risk-taker, someone who is fearless & refuses to settle. A dynamic creative who break from the herd and forge their own path. Who pores over the latest graphic design photography and social trends for information and inspiration. They motivate us to be uncompromising, unapologetic, to express ourselves and stay true to who we are no matter the consequences. Someone who generates innovative, jaw-dropping ideas and loves bringing them to life!
We need a designer to implement our marketing plan, do web-work, photography, graphic design, creative.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Create and implement marketing strategies.
- Develop and implement our marketing calendar.
- Work closely with the creative team to produce award-winning and compelling, integrated communications. campaigns that include traditional and digital media applications.
- Translate high-level designs into production ready files.
- Develop and organize marketing and branding materials.
- Maintain the company’s website and support with our social media accounts (Facebook/Inista/LinkedIn)
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
- Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
- Proactive in their work – when you have free time, recommend to the Design Lead what is next to get done, or reach out for direction (prepares work by gathering information and materials necessary).
- Typography, Grid Systems, Composition.
Full details and how to apply can be found in the original job listing.
Osler, a Boise native, has held director-level roles in brand strategy and management at both public companies and at top agencies, including Fitch and Landor Associates.
At Oliver Russell, he’ll help manage business development opportunities, as well as provide operational support. Russ Stoddard will remain involved with the strategic direction of the agency and as a senior adviser on client work as needed. The hire comes on the heels of Chad Rea joining in September as Creative Director, and as Stoddard forms a new social impact consulting venture, Humanista.
According to the article, the school entered into an eight-month, $975,000 contract with Mitchell+Palmer last month, with the majority of that budget allocated to media placement.
The article also mentions that Mitchell+Palmer previously worked on projects for Boise State University for more than a decade, but given the size and scope of this new relationship with ISU, it seems safe to presume that Boise State has been relegated to the “former clients” category.
From their announcement about the addition:
“We’re thrilled for a creative leader of Chad’s caliber to join our team,” said Oliver Russell’s president and founder, Russ Stoddard. “He’s got the right mix of expertise, experience, and heart to position the agency as among the best in the world.”
“I knew from the first time I visited Oliver Russell that they had something truly special,” said Rea. “Getting the rare opportunity to live and work with purpose and use our collective talents to make the world a better place is a dream come true.”
In addition to consulting for major brands while creating his own art, Rea has been teaching Texas Creative’s portfolio sequence at the University of Texas in Austin for the past 4.5 years. Previously, he built brands with some of the top creative agencies in the world and worked as creative director at Wieden+Kennedy and 86 the onions, an unconventional ad agency he founded in Los Angeles, as well as holding senior copywriter roles at Mother (London), and KesselsKramer (Amsterdam).