OPPORTUNITY: Junior Graphic Designer – www.biofiredx.com

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From Kevin Landeen (SLCC VAD Graphic Design Alumnus):

BioFire Diagnostics is looking for two in-house designers/technical writers.


You can use Sean Kowallis (through Kevin Landeen) as the reference.

Junior Graphic Designer

To view more about this position, please visit – http://careers.biofiredx.com/

Job Responsibilities:

BioFire Diagnostics is seeking a Junior Graphic Designer must be an innovative thinker who is looking for an opportunity to grow and develop artistic, professional and organizational skills. Primary responsibilities include tasks such as building and maintaining production-ready files for all print and electronic collateral (four-color, web, and many digital mediums) and getting clean and correct files out the door on time, all the time. Additional design tasks may include: website content, online banners and ads, digital and printed materials, event promotions, print packaging, and interactive environments. This role will also require help with website maintenance, project and collateral administration, and general tasks within the Marketing department.

Job Qualifications:

Associate’s degree or higher in Graphic Design or a related field with 1-3 years of experience. Must have strong experience with Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress as well as some experience with After Effects and/or Premiere or comparable video editing software. Knowledge of Fireworks, Final Cut Pro, HTML, and CSS is preferred. Must have confidence handling multiple projects simultaneously in a fast paced, autonomous environment. Must also have knowledge of video production and web video. Successful candidates will possess professionalism and the ability to do whatever it takes to deliver projects on time. Must also possess exceptional written, editing, verbal, telephone, and interpersonal communication skills with excellent organization skills and attention to detail. While this position is mainly sedentary it will require occasional moving of heavy boxes (~50lbs.) of marketing materials to and from stock room, lifting up and down from shelves, and preparing shipments.

ARTICLE: 9 Multimedia Resources for Information Design


To view this article in its entirety, please visit – http://www.howdesign.com/

Whether you’re a web designer or specialize in graphics, information design is one of the fundamental principles of usability and visual storytelling. A good grasp of information architecture enables you to create web designs, infographics and other data with a user-friendly presentation.

If you want to learn how to design user-friendly websites, create interactive infographics, redesign your navigation, visualize a dataset or simply brush up on visual communications and information architecture, the resources below can help you become a more effective designer.

- See more at: http://www.howdesign.com/editors-picks/9-multimedia-resources-information-design/#sthash.4Ywi89Vp.dpuf

NEWS: Hammerpress Printing Studio Celebrates 20 Years


To view this article in its entirety, please visit – http://www.howdesign.com

It seems like just yesterday that I was marveling at the fresh new work from a little printing studio in the Midwest calling itself Hammerpress. It was with great pride that I included them in New Masters of Poster Design, showcasing their inventive take on letterpress for the world to see. Soon after, I couldn’t help but smile as I saw their cards and stationery work in some of the coolest shops in town. Success couldn’t come to a nicer (and incredibly talented) bunch! Amazingly, the studio has now reached its 20th year. Stretching from their humble beginnings to become one of the most influential letterpress shops in the world, all while staying true to the roots. I had a chance to talk with founder Brady Vest about the twists and turns of the last 20.

ARTICLE: Wonderfully Eerie Shape and Letter Installations Created From Everyday Objects


To view this article in its entirety, please visit – http://laughingsquid.com

Everyday objects form ghostly shapes and letters in the wonderfully eerie installations of artist Nicola Yeoman. Yeoman builds her installations from chairs, hats, fabric, and other objects. She places her installations in empty buildings, dark forests, and other eerie locales. Each installation is then documented in collaboration with a photographer. Her installations have appeared in T Magazine and other editorial work and advertising campaigns.

ARTICLE: A Typeface Designed to Help Dyslexics Read

Dyslexie overview 2

To view this article in its entirety, please visit – http://www.slate.com/

Dutch designer Christian Boer created a dyslexic-friendly font to make reading easier for people with dyslexia, like himself.

“Traditional fonts are designed solely from an aesthetic point of view,” Boer writes on his website, “which means they often have characteristics that make characters difficult to recognize for people with dyslexia. Oftentimes, the letters of a word are confused, turned around or jumbled up because they look too similar.”

Designed to make reading clearer and more enjoyable for people with dyslexia, Dyslexie uses heavy base lines, alternating stick and tail lengths, larger openings, and semicursive slants to ensure that each character has a unique and more easily recognizable form.

NEWS: Hilary Spillane featured in Steamboat Magazine


To view this article in it’s entirety, please visit – http://www.steamboatmagazine.com/

Local portrait photographer Hilary Spillane fell in love with Steamboat Springs’ beautiful landscape and tight-knit community after moving here in 2007. Married to former Olympian and world champion Nordic Combined skier Johnny Spillane, this Utah-born mother of two runs Spillane Creative. Knowing the significance of capturing a photographic record of vacation memories, she has advice to share.

Photographer Hilary Spillane knows how to capture the perfect winter family portrait.

When is the best time of day to take pictures during the winter months?
 My favorite time of day is always in the evening just before sunset when the light is glowing. If it’s overcast, I like to shoot earlier in the day when there is more light and it’s typically warmer.

Any advice for a bright snowy day when trying to capture active moments on the mountain?
 If you have a camera with manual settings,
try using a faster shutter speed to more easily capture skiers or riders on the mountain or tubers at Howelsen Hill. There is a lot of light, which means you’ll catch
all the action, but white balance can cause problems because of sun and white snow. On automatic settings, the camera tends to lean more to a cool hue, so you may need to manually compensate. Try photographing the action with the sun behind your subject and expose for their face. This will lessen the shadows and help with squinting.



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