Communication Arts has opened their Call for Entries for the 16th Annual (really?!) Interactive Competition. Deadline for entries is October 2, 2009. Enter, win, get some prestige and exposure! And...if you're an interactive designer, let us know. We (and our clients) are looking for you.
Extremely popular earlier in the year, Fuse Factory is offering a second round of web design workshops: Intro to HTML 4.01 - 9/16 At Wild Goose Creative, taught by Dawn Friedman 6:30-9:30 pm, $25 Intro to CSS - 9/23, with repeat on 9/27 At Wild Goose Creative, taught by Dawn Friedman 6:30-9:30 pm, $25 Getting Started with Flash Animation - 10/4, with repeat on 10/7 At Wild Goose Creative, taught by Alison Colman 6:30-9:30 pm, $25
Hey Interactive Design people! Local companies ARE hiring... I'm working on Design up to Director level jobs in Columbus, requiring anywhere from 1 to 10+ years of interactive experience. Design positions: • Working on user interfaces, flash presentations, information graphics and interactive production details. • Experienced with Creative Suite and MS Office • Flash and basic ActionScript • Understanding of HTML, CSS, video and multimedia • 1-3 years (or more) interactive agency or in-house interactive experience Director positions: • Working with and leading creative team to concept, design and deliver user interfaces, flash presentations and information graphics • Understand client needs, working with abstract concepts and minimal corporate visuals, maintaining brand guidelines • Experienced with Creative Suite and MS Office • Understanding of Flash, HTML, CSS, video multimedia • Knowledge of Flex, AIR, ProScape, Skura, Exploria and similar is a bonus • 3-10 years (or more) interactive agency or in-house interactive experience Interested? Qualified? Curious and want to know more? Email your resume and any relevant info over to Kristen.
Recently Chris Kavinsky at White Boxer Design asked a great series of questions, and posted the answers on his blog. His questions were insightful and timely, and are even more so today. One question was "...what are you seeing at the hot skills or jobs companies are looking for..." Interactive, interactive, interactive. I can't say it enough. We certainly have requests for a variety of types of design and creative functions (and you can see the full answer on Chris' blog), there are a lot of opportunities out there that are not interactive. But if you are at all interested and involved in web, interactive and multimedia creative work--please keep pursuing it. When Roger Black, with a reputation built on decades of traditional magazine design, shows his latest work designing websites and interactive magazines...people, there's no turning back. The web is here and it needs you. It needs good designers with a strong sense of color, typography, branding and page layout. Developers who can make magic happen online. Writers who can say what needs said clearly and with a strong voice. Project managers who can help bring it all together. With that said, we're always looking for good web people for our clients too.