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May 8, 2007

Design Internship

I got this in my inbox today:

Initio Advertising

We are looking for a top performer to fill our paid internship position. The candidate will work on a diverse set of projects from print to web to environmental design. Previous experience and knowledge on projects of these types will be a plus, but not a requirement. Essentials for this position are a strong creative problem solving process and work ethic paired with the ability follow creative direction. Experience in the following applications: Quark or InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator are a must.

Below is some contact info:

Randy Pierce
612 339 7195

Initio Advertising
212 3rd Ave N, Suite 510
Minneapolis, MN 55401

no office hours today

I will be over at Rapson helping to prep our "final" event tonight.

If you have uncompleted OR missing work tonight is the last day to turn things in. Please bring your stuff to Rapson hall. If you want your projects back we will need to discuss a time to set up a pick up off campus after my grades are submitted...otherwise I will just hold on to projects til next semester.
See you there.


May 7, 2007

Summer Gig

I received this last week from Kraig Larson at Ciceron:

Hi all,

It’s favor time. I’m looking to help fill a entry-level designer job out at Jostens in Edina. It’s a contract job, 40 hour a week for the 3 months. They are building out a new web site, and are looking for help in translating Photoshop docs to HTML & CSS, plus production of supporting graphics. So Photoshop and HTML skills are a must, plus some knowledge or at least appreciation of SEO. Jostens is a great local company selling to and supporting high schools and higher ed, and there are lots of cool and talented people working out there, including a couple of close friends of mine.

If anybody comes to mind, please let me know, and I can forward on the contact information.

Kraig Larson
Founding Partner and Chief Creative Officer
Ciceron - Web Marketing. Measurable Results.
Phone: (612) 204-1919, ext 15

May 4, 2007

Web Development Intern

Colle+McVoy is seeking exceptional individuals who are interested in gaining hands-on experience in working with some of the best in the industry on some of the most exciting projects available. We’re looking for someone who is innovative, resourceful, and adventurous, with an enterprising spirit and an excitement for new media.

See the JOBS section of cm.com for all the nitty gritty:

Our Last Day


Tuesday May 8th is our last day of class and its a big one. As you know I have been contacting designers and working with Kim from the Learning Enrichment office to set up the Second Annual 4355 Portfolio Review night. This is your "final". As part of your Portfolio (30pts) I will be walking the room taking notes over your shoulders as you present books. Be prepared to show and talk about your projects in detail, what type of job you might look for, what you struggle with as a designer this senior year and other informational interview type questions. This group of professionals is volunteering presious time to meet with you so please give them some respect that and come ready to sell yourself. These will be short twenty minute interviews and the plan is to have you sign up for 3 sessions during a 2 hour period. You may the opportunity for a 4th session if time permits. Last year this was a huge success and I am hoping for similar results. Please take this serious, but have some fun too. I understand some of you might be a bit nervous... don't be. They will understand that you are just getting out of school and will continue to work on your Portfolios for years to come. This is your opportunity to get some great advice. As the "teacher" it was not my duty to look at every detail of every project in your book and "get you detailed feedback". I tried to help some, when you asked and when we had time... but the designers coming in will tell it like it is. I am really looking forward to this night because I am proud of the work you guys have accomplished this semester and you should be too.

Event Details:
Tuesday May 8th
Sign In at Rapson Hall (east bank CDES building) 6 - 6:30pm (I know our final time is 6:30)

Sessions from 6:30 to 8:30 or so.
Close and mingle 8:30 - 9pm