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"The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good
things for the first time." (Friedrich Nietzsche)

March 30, 2003 - Vol. 2. No.12

I hope those of you who had a Spring break enjoyed your time away from the books. Now, to get your mind back on the task of problem solving, try to figure out the mystery behind The Magic Ball mind game. Let me know if you discover how your computer can read your mind. Enjoy!

It is always good to see former students succeed. Gail Dolgin, a graduate student of mine in the early 1980's, has gone on to become an Oscar nominee this year for best documentary (the award went to Bowling for Columbine). Her film, Daughter From Danang, was awarded the 2002 Grand Jury Prize winner at the Sundance Film Festival. It will be broadcast on PBS's American Experience on April 7.

Are you looking for audio resources on the Internet? You can search using the word sound and find hundreds of links on or Lycos. To speed up your searching try FindSounds. This site allows you to search for resources by type, sampling rate, and size. But remember, the sounds you locate may be copyrighted. When it comes to buying sounds off the web Ken recommends Sound Dogs as his first choice.

While on the subject of audio have you tried using the Audacity sound editing program? It is currently a free program that Ken recommends for those who do not have editing software.
From the Audacity web site: "Audacity is a free audio editor. You can record sounds, play sounds, import and export WAV, AIFF, and MP3 files, and more. Use it to edit your sounds using Cut, Copy and Paste (with unlimited Undo), mix tracks together, or apply effects to your recordings. It also has a built-in amplitude envelope editor, a customizable spectrogram mode and a frequency analysis window for audio analysis applications. Built-in effects include Bass Boost, Wahwah, and Noise Removal, and it also supports VST plug-in effects."

Spark Me is another sound editor Ken recommends for OS X. TCWorks has a free version, a $49 version, and a $600 version that are all very good. You have to enter you e-mail, etc. to get the free version. It is amongst the first audio applications not only to be announced, but actually to become available for the new operating system - and now even in the brand new version 2.7!

There is always the chance that you'll pick up a virus when you spend time on the Internet. To check out how vulnerable your systems is access Symantec's Security Check. This free online security test will expose any open holes in your system. It is a good test but it cannot prevent you from falling prey. Use your common sense to avoid most virus problems. Do read all the related documentation before initiating a scan of your computer.

Individuals wanting to learn basic video editing might try using Apple's iMovie. Consider learning the ins and outs of this program with an iMovie Tutorial. A recent Apple Newsletter notes, "The tutorial's eight lessons introduce you to all aspects of iMovie, explaining how to edit scenes, pull digital photos in from iPhoto, add video and audio effects (iMovie 3 has an impressive collection of new video and audio effects), work with the enhanced titling available in iMovie 3, and much more. Here's how simple it is to take the iMovie 3 tutorial. With iMovie 3 open, choose iMovie Help from the Help menu and click Tutorial. You may want to take a few minutes to install the newest version: iMovie 3.0.2. To do so, launch Software Update"

While on the subject of film you might want to check out The Complete EEJIT Guide to Film Making. This site is rich with articles on film-making for those wanting to work with this medium. And while at this site take a look at Robert Rodriguez's 10-Minute Film School. Rodriguez is the father of guerilla film-making who shoots from the hip with inspiration for fledgling filmmakers. For more on Rodriguez see, 'I'm probably the only guy who really enjoys being in the movies'

A new publication is available for those in multimedia. GAMESTATE: Playing to win in the games industry is available as a free subscription ( It is a slick and informative publication.

For those of you interested in words and writing Ken suggest taking a look at Plumb Design's Visual Thesaurus "It is an experiment in language and interface which provides both an artistic exploration and a tool to explore, study, and analyze the structure of language. By displaying the interrelationships between words and meanings as spatial maps, the Visual Thesaurus translates language into a visible architecture. It was created using Plumb Design's Thinkmap visualization software, a Java-based technology designed to create dynamic interfaces to information systems that reveal interrelationships often obscured by conventional methods of navigation and information display."

Finally, The Chicago International Children's Film Festival is now accepting entries made for and by children. Deadline is May 1. For more information contact: .

Please pass this newsletter on to others who may be interested in multimedia and communication. And, as always, if you would like to be removed from this list please let me know.

Cheers, Gary


Matt Groening, creator of the Simpsons, grew up in Portland and that many of that city's streets and landmarks are referenced in the television series? Groening was a a 1972 graduate of Lincoln high school. He attended Evergreen State College in Washington and moved to Los Angeles in 1977. Landmarks and variation on local names in Portland, Eugene and Springfield are used by Groening who is reported to have spent many a time enjoying the ambiance of Max's Tavern on 13th near the Bijou Theater.


DISCUSSION: Storyboard Artist

If you love to draw cartoon strips and tell stories using visual sequences perhaps the field of storyboard design may be a career option for you.

Storyboard artist Greg High writes that "Storyboard design is a specialty niche of commercial illustration. It entails telling a story with a number of sequential images with consideration for scene detail, character continuity, camera angles, special effects, etc. Storyboards come in many forms depending on budgets. Sometimes a simple series of pencil thumbnails does the trick and sometimes only super color paintings can sell your project. One has to be creative, versatile and flexible. There aren't a lot of us out here who do storyboards."

A storyboard artist is assigned the task of translating a script into a visual form. The ability to visualize a story and to create continuity between shots is a vital skill. One needs to be able to quickly do perspective drawing using cartoon or realistic images. Illustrating backgrounds, landscapes, figures, and action are all a part of the storyboard artist bag of skills.

A good place to see a variety of storyboard art styles is at the Famous Frames web site. This site has many examples of storyboard art. See frames from Red Dragon and The Ring. Also check out the portfolio section. There is also a good collection of movie spoof storyboards - a lot of fun to explore.

Interviews: Here are four online interviews with professional storyboard artists. There is much one can learn by reading what these individuals have to say about their work as illustrators.

Ricardo Delgado conceptual designer and storyboard artists who worked on Men Black, Tomb Raider, Dinosaur and Atlantis

Tony Kieme commercial and game designer worked on Final Fantasy

Elizabeth Colomba worked on Polish Wedding or William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet.

Wendy McAllister has been churning out storyboards in Vancouver's film industry since 1993. She has worked on "Saving Silverman","3000 miles to Graceland", "Free Willy 3" and many others.

Anthony Zierhut is a storyboard artist by profession working in Los Angeles. His site gives useful insight into his career as storyboard artist for George of the Jungle, Babylon 5 and other television programs

Other Artists: Portfolio sites

Paul Power. A wide range of storyboard examples from film such as the Mummy and Con Air to TV commercials and other graphic work.

Ulrich Zeidler not an interview but a great site to explore by a film designer and storyboard artist.


Josh Sheppard's Storyboard Site is worth a visit as it has a large collection of materials related to the art of the storyboard. His Storyboard Tutorial was developed "... in response to the many, many requests for tips I've gotten over the years from other artists trying to break into storyboarding as a career. This tutorial is not meant to be definitive or exhaustive. These are my opinions. Unlike some successful commercial artists who jealously guard their hard won knowledge, I am not threatened by helping out up and coming hopefuls. I've been doing it for years and nobody has taken my job away yet."

Useful Links

Acting with a Pencil - Storyboarding your Movie using some innovative ideas for non-artist and artist alike.

Information Architecture Tutorial by John Shiple. Information architecture is the science of figuring out what you want your site to do and then constructing a blueprint before you dive in and put the thing together. It's more important than you might think. Topics include: defining your goals, audience, site content, structure, and visual design.

Job Profile: Background of a Storyboard Artist/Production Illustrator . The ins and outs of work as a production artist.

Scott McCloud is recognized as one of the leading theorist on the design of comic strip or sequential art. His book Understanding Comics is used in many multimedia design courses. This site is full of ideas for the individual interested in storyboarding techniques.

Storyboard Example This site has sequences of storyboard cards for the film Twister in thumbnail arrangement that can be clicked on an enlarged for examination.

Storyboarding Multimedia Depending on the nature and scale of your operation, you might be skeptical of the idea of storyboarding programs. It can be time-consuming and if the product development time is short (as in TV or Radio news programming) then who has time to produce a shot-by-shot plan of how the end product should look and sound? But if you are in film, commercial or TV magazine and documentary production, dealing with large multidisciplinary production teams who may be split between different sites, then careful planning is essential. Storyboarding plays an important role in these areas in providing everyone, including the client, if there is one, with a common point of reference, to verify and validate structural and content elements. The same is true in multimedia production, perhaps even more so since teams in this area are still in the process of developing a common cross-disciplinary language and, with development tools still in the process of evolution, experience is not always there to draw on when it comes to the incorporation of more obscure design elements

Storyboarding for Success This worksheet will assist anyone creating an online course, especially those who have no instructional design support.







FEATURED STUDIO OR SCHOOL: USC School of Cinema and Television

School of Cinema and Television. OK, I graduated from USC and so I have a bias for my alma mater. But, given that the USC program has produced at least one individual nominated for an Academy Award each year since 1965, its worth letting people know about this fine Los Angeles institution. The School of Cinema and Television has six academic divisions that offer a wide variety of degree and non-degree programs for students interested in cinema and television production, film history, animation, digital arts, writing, producing and interactive media.



FILM FESTIVAL FOR TINY SCREENS. The "World's Smallest Film Festival" is being held in conjunction with the annual Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association, featuring such quirky fare as an X-ray of a yellow people, a man falling down over and over again, and a 3D astrological chart. The festival's sponsor, BigDigit, is hoping that the event will spark interest in films made specially for mobile phones. "This is a new medium, and we want to explore what the new rules and the new content are going to be," says BigDigit CEO Beau Buck. Among the 100 submissions was one by big screen filmmaker Bonnie Palef, whose credits include "Moonstruck" and "Children of a Lesser God." Her contribution, called "What Great Thinkers Think," explores the Dalai Lama's ruminations on the concept of love, as illustrated by a dog eating roast chicken. "You use humor more in a short period of time because you want an epiphany for the person and you only have their attention for a brief moment," says Palef. "It's like movie-making in the silent era. It's preparing audiences for a whole new way of seeing." (Reuters 18 Mar 2003) Source:NewsScanDaily

PAYPHONES SEEK NEW LIFE AS INTERNET TERMINALS. Bell Canada is in the midst of a pilot program that offers customers in Toronto, Montreal and Kingston free Wi-Fi Internet access through hotspots originating in 16 former payphone booths located in airports, hotels, libraries, train stations and other public transit locales. As with regular Wi-Fi access, customers must be within 100 feet of the booth to use the signal. Bell Canada spokesman Don Blair says the company has received positive feedback so far: "We've received phone calls and e-mails from people using the service. The are very positive responses from users, as well as a lot of calls from location providers -- people wanting to offer (wireless Internet) hotspots to their customers." Meanwhile, in Singapore, InfiniTech has a different idea for resuscitating the payphone booth. The company is looking for U.S. partners to help roll out booths where people could recharge their cell phones when their batteries run down. Users would deposit coins and then recharge their phones. ( 17 Mar 2003) Source:NewsScanDaily

BEWARE THE SPELLCHECKER. A study at the University of Pittsburgh reveals that the ubiquitous spellchecker software may be doing as much harm as good, when it comes to writing. In the study, 33 undergraduate students were asked to proofread a one-page business letter -- half of them using Microsoft Word, with its spell- and grammar-checking features and the other half using only their brains. Without the software, students with higher SAT verbal scores made, on average, five errors, compared with 12.3 errors made by students with lower scores. However, using the software, the two groups made about the same number of errors -- 16 vs. 17. Dennis Galletta, a professor of information systems at the Katz Business School, says people have come to rely on spellchecking software too completely. "It's not a software problem, it's a behavior problem." (AP 14 Mar 2003) Source:NewsScanDaily

RECORD LABELS WARN COMPANIES OF 'SIGNIFICANT LEGAL DAMAGES'. The Recording Industry Association of America has sent letters to about 300 companies, informing them that their computers were being used by workers for illegal file-swapping and threatening "significant legal damages" for employers and employees alike. The new tactic is the RIAA's first systematic effort to tackle digital music piracy that occurs using corporate networks, following a similar effort to enlist universities in the fight against illegal file-sharing. Copyright law experts said companies might be liable for piracy on their networks if they know about it and don't intervene, but it's unclear whether companies have an obligation to police their networks and remove unauthorized copies of songs without being asked to. "I think what they're trying to do is get people thinking 'Gee, I'm in this gray area, and I don't want to be the guy who gets fingered for the test case,'" says one intellectual property attorney. "As a corporation, do you really want to be in the news defending the right of your employees to have pirated music on your network?" About 35% of the letters went to information technology companies, 20% to healthcare firms, 20% to manufacturers, and the rest to miscellaneous industries. (Los Angeles Times 18 Mar 2003) Source:NewsScanDaily

PORN SWINDLE. Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn, NY, have arrested three men for using pornography Web sites to obtain credit information from visitors and then charging them as much as $90 a month, which was funneled into the coffers of the Gambino crime family. The scam worked like this: visitors to a porn site were offered a "free tour" of explicit material on the site, and asked to provide credit information as proof they were "adults." (New York Times 19 Mar 2003) Source:NewsScanDaily

MORE UNDERSERVED CHILDREN ARE GETTING ONLINE. Almost two-thirds of American children between the ages of 2 and 17 logged onto the Net last year, with a whopping 205% increase among African-American children, according to a new report from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The disparities between higher and lower income children still exist, but the study found that 58% of African American children and 50% of Hispanic children now use the Internet from some location -- either home, school or the local library. The study, based on a series of surveys conducted last year by technology market research firm Grunwald Associates, also found that digital media use among children ages 6-17 is now approaching parity with television viewing. According to the report, children spend 3.1 hours per day watching TV and 2.9 hours a day surfing the Web, playing video games or using the computer for non-Internet activities. Among teenagers, computer use actually outstrips TV viewing -- 3.5 hours vs. 3.1 hours per day. An electronic version of the report "Connected to the Future" is available at Corporation for Public Broadcasting 19 Mar 2003) Source:NewsScanDaily

WE ARE YOUR CHILDREN, AND WE'RE PLAYING VIDEO GAMES. The market research group Zanthus claims that 92% of American young people own and play video games, with males ages 14-17 the heaviest users and females 18-26 the lightest users. Both males and females regard Nintendo's GameCube as being "geared for little kids," and prefer the Sony Playstation 2 and the Microsoft Xbox, which they feel are "more grown-up." (Gannett/USA Today 18 Mar 2003) Source:NewsScanDaily

RIO MP3 - SONICBLUE FILES FOR CHAPTER 11. SonicBlue, maker of ReplayTV digital video recorders and the Rio MP3 player, is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and has signed a nonbinding letter of intent to sell the ReplayTV and Rio business units to Japan's D&M Holdings for $40 million. "We believe the proposed sale transactions will offer SonicBlue's current product lines a stable and financially strong base that will enable product development and current services to carry on," says CEO L. Gregory Ballard. SonicBlue has been plagued by legal problems: its Rio digital music player was the target of a recording industry lawsuit in the late 1990s, and its ReplayTV was the object of a recent lawsuit by television networks, which alleged copyright infringement. (AP 21 Mar 2003) Source:NewsScanDaily

NEW ANTI-SPAM SYSTEM BEING DEVELOPED. A California start-up company created by well-known software designer Phil Goldman (formerly of Apple, General Magic, WebTV and Microsoft) has designed an e-mail service that takes a "challenge-response" approach to blocking spam. When a user receives a bulkmail message from an unknown source the system intercepts the message and requires the sender to give indication (by filling out a form) that the message is not an instance of spam. The service will cost $9.95 a year, so Forrester Research analyst Jim Nail note skeptically: "It's a really nice product, and it's pretty easy to use. The question is how big a market. Do people want to pay anybody anything for these features?" (New York Times 24 Mar 2003) Source:NewsScanDaily

WHEN IS A FREE DOWNLOAD NOT? It seemed like a good idea at the time -- author Glen Fleishman reasoned that by offering his book, "Real World Adobe GoLive 6," as a free download, he might be able to kickstart sales, which were languishing. Rather than taking the time to download the 922 pages of the PDF file, maybe readers would decide to buy a hard copy on Amazon or elsewhere. It turns out that instead of the few hundred downloads that Fleishman was anticipating, the book was downloaded 10,000 times in just 36 hours, racking up a bandwidth bill of $15,000 (Fleishman's provider, Level 3, charges incrementally for bandwidth used). "It's a financial catastrophe. I'm a working stiff with a mortgageŠ I never suspected the penalty would be so high for giving something awayŠ It's like living in Singapore and getting 15 years in jail for chewing gumŠ I was aware I would be charged a fortune for high bandwidth. But I never suspected we would have topped a few hundred downloads." Fleishman could have made use of file-sharing networks like Kazaa or Gnutella, which require users to bear the cost, says sci-fi author Cory Doctorow, who recently released his first novel, "Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom," as a free download. Alternatively, Fleishman could have released the book under an open Creative Commons license, which would have allowed it to be posted to the Internet Archive and other open content Web sites, says Doctorow. "It doesn't make any sense to be the sole point of distribution for a file like this. It highlights the design flaw in the client-server Internet. The more popular a file becomes, the more of a penalty people pay to get it. I think the lesson is 'Use P2P networks.'" ( 27 Mar 2003) Source: NewsScanDaily

AOL OFFERS VOICE MAIL ONLINE America Online has launched its latest paid service, AOL Voicemail, which allows subscribers to listen to voicemail messages online and retrieve e-mail messages over the phone. "It lets members get their important messages in one place," says Jeremy Verba, an AOL VP. "Now when they are in their e-mail in-box, they can see all their messages at once -- who's calling, the phone number -- and you can see the most important messages right away." The move puts AOL in direct competition with telephone company services that deliver voicemail. "It has more value than what some of the telcos have been pushing. It's a bit more value-added with some tricks," says an IDC analyst. "How the telcos are going to respond will be interesting. Telcos are jealous of their voicemail revenue." (Reuters 26 Mar 2003)Source: NewsScanDaily

Network Tools

Web Mon 1.0.7 is an application designed to allows users to keep track of new and updated information that appears on frequently visited Web pages. Features of this program include the ability to check an unlimited number of Web pages at set intervals, along with optional pop-up alerts and sounds when updates are detected. The application also has a built-in help system and can be removed at any time. Web Mon 1.0.7 is compatible with all systems running Windows 95 and higher. Copyright Internet Scout Project 1.

Camino 0.7 is a beta version of a Web browser for the Mac OS X system that has some helpful features for users looking to examine a useful way to navigate the Internet. This particular version features a new download manager, with auto-download and a global history feature in the sidebar. Other additions include the ability to drag images and links to the desktop, and support for Shockwave directory content. The program homepage also contains a feedback section, version release notes, and a FAQ listing. Copyright Internet Scout Project 1



ArtsElectric is a worldwide calendar and information center for new music, electronic music and the media arts.You'll find hundreds of events listed, as well as articles, interviews, and other writings.


Game Market Watch Conference and Exposition. April 1-2, 2003. Hilton Hotel at Universal City, Los Angeles. A two-day event designed to educate professionals from the PC, console and handheld games industry on emerging trends and o help them identify and evaluate new business initiatives and revenue generating opportunities. See full schedule at

Vancouver Film School Visits Portland. April 29 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Westion Portland Hotel, 750 SW Alder Street. Book your seat 1-. Don't miss your chance to meet VFS' Creative Director, learn about one year diploma programs, watch award winning student work - even to to an admissions advisor. Portfolio reviews possible. Website www.vfscom.



AECT takes great pride in opening the Call for Entries for the 2003 International Student Media Festival. If your school (K-University) utilizes student produced media in its curriculum, you are invited to enter this exciting competition. Winning entries will premier in Anaheim, CA., in October. Official instructions, entry forms, and Festival details are available now. Entry deadline is May 31, 2003


SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Film Festival is an exciting new competitive Festival, created to celebrate, honor and showcase documentaries from around the world. Between June 18-22, 2003, SILVERDOCS will present 45 provocative documentary films at the newly restored, state-of-the art AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in downtown Silver Spring, MD. The festival will bring together filmmakers, international documentary professionals and the communities of the Greater DC Metropolitan area to debate issues raised by these documentary films and celebrate their art. Location: AFI Silver Theatre & Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910 USA Start date: June 18, 2003 End date: June 22, 2003 URL: E-mail: Phone: (1) Fax: (1) Entry deadline: March 1, 2003 Source: Northwest Film Center


Full Moon Audio Art Camp. Full Moon changed not only the way I listen to the world around me, but opened my mind to creative possibilities I didn't know I had in me."- Joellen Easton, Full Moon '02 participant "Full Moon was among the most inspiring and motivational experiences I have had as an artist. The quality of instruction was tops in Canada and the incredible support for experimentation and creativity reminded me of my days at university when I was studying film production and sound. Full Moon fostered a spirit of sharing and cooperation - and an optimism that we could do anything...which we did."-Heather Ritchie, Full Moon '02 participant The fifth annual Full Moon Audio Art camp will take place August 10-16, 2003 at Au Grand Bois, 565 acres of rolling hills, woods, fields and ponds, located in the Pontiac region of Quebec. Full Moon provides a space where artists can live, work and create audio art 24 hours a day with energy focussed on the work itself, without the distractions of daily society. The week's activities include sound-walks, listening sessions, live concerts, workshops, production studio/editing facilities, good (vegetarian) food and great company. Full Moon welcomes participants in all stages of their careers : emerging, established, or curious. Our audio artists in residence this year are Chris Brookes and Rita McKeough, and both have a unique approach to sound, radio, performance and installation. Early-Bird Registration Fees. Payment received by May 31, 2003 CSIRP Members (in Canada) $300.00 Non-Members (in Canada) $325.00 American and International registrants $325.00 U.S. Full registration information and details about Full Moon are at On-line Registration Form: Participation is limited to 20 people. Spaces tend to fill up quickly, so please don't wait until July to register. Full Moon Audio Art Camp is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts; and sponsored by the Canadian Society for Independent Radio Production. Registration cost includes accommodation, either camping, or in lovely and rustic cabins, and most meals. Please forward this email to anyone who you think might be interested. Any questions can be directed to Janna Graham Full Moon Project-Coordinator



Here are two resources that I would recommend for learning more about careers in multimedia production. The first is Boston College's Guide: Careers In Multimedia. To this I would add Skills Net. Skills Net has an extensive collection of material related to working in the media industry.



Animation Job Board: Animation World Network. This site provides continuiously updated listings of international jobs in the field of animation. Check it out.

Film and Television Job Board: Film, TV, & Commercial Employment Network provides important information and resources for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. It's for beginners as well as seasoned professionals. Information and resources are provided for many areas both behind and in front of the camera.


Graphic Designer. Design and execution of interiors and covers for educational books and related materials on a freelance basis. Must have thorough knowledge of traditional book design , including typesetting, production of layouts, color, and printing requirements. Excellent communication and problem-solving skills in a team environment necessary. Knowledge of Macintosh computers and design software, including QuarkXPress and Adobe Photoshop essential. Send cover letter, resume, portfolio, and fee scale to: Director of Publishing 1787 Agate St. Eugene, OR 97403 or No phone calls or drop-in visits please. For more info about us, visit our Web site at Location: OR Date: 3/27/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Computer Internet Technician. International non-profit child welfare & adoption agency seeks individual to provide technical management of Holt's website. Works in conjunction with Internet Administrator to analyze communications goals & implement technical solutions. Requires knowledge of Internet software including JavaScript, HTML, SHTML, SSI, CSS, CGI & PERL. Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent experience. Complete job description at our website Submit cover letter & resume by 4/11/03 online or mail to: P.O. BOX 2880 EUGENE, OR 97402 Holt International Childrens Services Register Guard (Eugene) Editor Assistant: Specialty publication seeks well-organized, outgoing, efficient self-starter. Must be computer literate and able to multi-task. Digital layout & design skills a plus. Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Television - Traffic Assistant. KEZI-TV is looking for a traffic assistant. Duties include log editing, copy entry, and sales order entry. Experience in radio or television traffic is preferred. This position closes Mar. 28, 2003 Send resume to: Pepper Smelser, Traffic Manager KEZI-TV PO Box 7009 Eugene, OR 97401 Drug screening is a pre-employment requirement. Chambers Communications Corp/KEZI-TV is an equal opportunity employer. Source: Register Guard (Eugene)



Informtion Technology Manager. Extremely stable, fast-growing, profitable int'l business needs its own Wizard. Must have 2-3 yrs exp w/SQL7 database design & maintenance, be able to create in Flash, HTML, Java & other web design programs, expertise w/Mac & UNIX platforms. Extra 'wows' for Filemaker application scripting & assistance work. Important: must be able to communicate technical information to non-technical entrepreners. Imagination & the ability to see the big picture will be worshipped here. Resumes c/o Oregonian, Dept. 8247-M, Portland, OR 97. Published in The Oregonian on 03/23

Assistant to the Graduate Program Director. - F/T position, salary approx. $29,000 with full benefit package includng tuition remission for undergraduate courses. This position will assist the Graduate Program Director in the College of Education with all tasks necessary to support the College's growing graduate programs and the organizations with which it networks. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree required, advanced writing skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, Adobe, Acrobat 5, Illustrator, PageMaker, Photoshop and some graphic design skills and a knowledge of HTML basics, creating and maintaining websites, scanning documents and creating CDs. TO APPLY: Send letter of application and resume to Jan Albrecht, Graduate Program Director, College of Education, Concordia University, 2811 NE Holman, Portland, OR 97211. Position open until filled. Published in The Oregonian on 03/29

Art Director, Design Group Portland, Oregon CMD is looking for an art director to join its design group. The successful candidate will possess essential proficiencies in leadership, strategy, presentation and delivery of print and interactive project work. Requirements: BA, BFA or equivalent degree in graphic arts, design, or communications Minimum of 5 years of experience as an art director in an agency or graphic design firm Complete working knowledge of print production processes and of interactive methods and principles, including programming techniques Exemplary skills in QuarkXpress, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator Additional skills in Macromedia Flash, Adobe Acrobat, MS PowerPoint Responsibilities include: Partner with creative directors, writers, account group leads and production managers or producers to define creative strategies on assigned projects Direct and/or serve as lead designer on assigned projects Participate in new business development and proposals supporting creative directors' direction Recommend, select and direct freelance talent, illustrators, photographers and animators on assigned projects Present creative concepts and solutions to creative directors, account managers and clients Work with production managers and producers to ensure that time commitments and budget requirements are met on assigned projects Collaborate with production managers and producers on cost effective solutions that maintain the creative integrity of all project work Reporting structure: Design group art directors report to the design group creative director and the design group manager To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to Susan Hawkins at Please paste your cover letter and resume into the body of your email message. Please do not send information as attachments. No phone calls, please.

Graphics and Designer. The Columbian newspaper in Vancouver has a challenging position available in our advertising division. The qualified candidate will be able to demonstrate professional layout skills, creative ability and possess the knowledge of graphic procedures, color use & printing while meeting critical deadlines. Mac skills will consist of Quark, Freehand, Photoshop, Illustrator, scanning & some copywriting. We offer a fast-paced work environment, excellent benefits with opportunities for personal and professional growth. If you are achievement driven, possess technical and creative skills, please send your cover letter, resume & samples to: The Columbian, Attn: HR, PO Box 180, Vancouver, WA 98666, or bring to 701 W. 8th Street Published in The Oregonian on 03/26

Video Production Assistant. CITY OF PORTLAND . Video Production Assistant - $3,084 to $4,751/mo. Closes 4/7/03. Reference No. 832. Exam No. 03-036. FOR DETAILED INFORMATION, Call , AND CHOOSE REFERENCE NO. FROM AD. Pick up applications at: Portland Building Lobby 1120 SW 5th Avenue Apply at our website: Satellite application centers then press 1 Equal Opportunity Employer Published in The Oregonian on 03/23

Graphic Designer needed w/3yrs exper in ASP Web & print design. Please send resume c/o Oregonian, Dept. 8297-H, Portland, Or 97 Published in The Oregonian on 03/30

Graphic Designer-Corporate Degreed Graphic Designer w/ print prod exp. Prefer 5+ yrs corp graphic background w/full project exp, conception to completion. Send resume to Graphics @ PO Box 8844, Ptld, OR 97207 Published in The Oregonian on 03/30


Graphic Designer. The graphic designer is responsible for developing and maintaining a 'visual personality' for Cascade Designs ( through world-class graphic design for all marketing communication vehicles. Specific responsibilities include the design and production of annual catalogs, print advertising, packaging components, retail point-of-purchase displays and signage, trade show literature, and corporate publications. Education, Skills and Abilities: * Art School or University Degree in Graphic Design. * 3 to 5 years graphic design/art director experience to include: concept, layout, design, pre-press and print production supervision, photography direction, electronic production, estimating, budgeting, and cost control. * Proficient with the following software: Quark, Freehand, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe In-design, Adobe Pagemaker, Flash Animation, Web authoring software, Power Point. E-Mail to: Mail resume to: Cascade Designs, Attn: HR Dept., 4000 1st Ave. S., Seattle, WA  98134  No phone calls please. Cascade Designs is a smoke and drug free work place. Source: Flip Dog.

Graphic Designer. Excell Data Corporation. Seattle. A leading design consulting agency needs your skills and experience! For this position you will be taking customer ideas and driving their concepts through the design process, from sketch to finish. Working closely with our clients, you will be responsible for the entire creation process, from brand development through site navigation. This will include creating mockups and prototypes from business, functional and user specifications; design for various browsers and hardware configurations; and creating graphic art designs, web layouts, and multimedia and print designs. You will also be involved with the implementation and deployment of site layout and presentation features. In addition to client projects, you may also be working on internal product designs and marketing. YOUR BACKGROUND: - 5+ years related experience - Expertise with UI design and layout - Solid skills with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Dreamweaver, HTML, Visual Interdev, VBScript, and JavaScript About Excell Data: Excell is your home base for an awesome career path spanning diverse projects in a wide range of software consulting, systems integration, and on-site technical services to Fortune 1000 and high velocity middle market companies. Excell is currently recruiting nationwide for hundreds of contract and full-time direct positions. We are continuously seeking skilled IT professionals in a wide variety of functional areas. Check out our web site at to learn more about our EXCELLent career opportunities. EOE M/F/V/D sending your resume to

Wed Developer. MediaPro an award winning services company specializing in creating comprehensive e-Learning solutions, is looking for two Web Developers: Experienced Web/Javascript Developer and Production Web Developer to work on projects responsible for development of interactive training materials. The two position requirements are as follows: Web Developer with Advanced Javascript Requirements: € Advanced level Dreamweaver developer (min 3+ years). € Advanced level JavaScript developer (min 2+ years). € Development environment is JavaScript, HTML/DHTML, ASP, PHP and Perl. € Required experience with: ? Server-based components ? Server-side and client-side scripting ? Database interaction ? Familiarity with object-oriented software development € Extensive knowledge of HTML cross-platform and cross-browser compatibility issues € Detailed knowledge of HTTP headers and standard Internet protocols € Familiarity with application performance and load testing and tuning € Moderate level Flash developer; experience working with audio files and animation a plus. € Experience with AICC or SCORM compliant LMS programs a definite plus. € Excellent communication skills; ability to see the ³big picture² in application architecture; ability to work independently as well as with a team. € Experience using established code base, maintaining and following standard conventions. Production Web Developer € Advanced level Dreamweaver developer (min 2+ years). € Expertise with Photoshop and graphics production (min 2+ years). € Experience with Flash; animation and audio file experience a plus € Experience with version control software. € Experience with audio editing tools a plus. € Experience using established code base, maintaining and following standard conventions. € Excellent communication skills; ability to work independently as well as with a team. These positions will start as an hourly contract position, with the potential to grow to a full-time employment opportunity. Our company offers medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, Section 125, and 401K plan. Please send your resume, along with hourly rate / salary expectations to: .

Graphic Artist (#GA211) Kirkland, WA. Parametrix, a leading NW engineering and environmental consulting firm, is seeking a part-time (20 hours per week) graphic artist for the Marketing Department in our Kirkland, WA office. Responsibilities include graphic design, production of marketing materials, proposal layout, production, and document coordination. Must have previous experience in technical marketing document production. Only resumes of candidates with previous A/E experience (or work history with strong technical document graphics support) will be considered. Candidates will possess an AA or BA in Graphic Design or the equivalent work experience. Must be proficient in Freehand/Illustrator, Pagemaker, Photoshop, and Powerpoint. Must have the desire to work in a fast paced high production environment. We are looking for an individual who is decisive, organized and detail-oriented! Qualified applicants please email/fax a letter of interest, resume and salary requirements to:



Entertainment Writer The Yakima Hearald-Republic, a 40,000-circulation morning daily in Central Washington, seeks a creative and energetic entertainment reporter who can write and coordinate a weekly section covering visual arts, theater, film, dance and music. We cover a richly diverse area that includes a four-year state university, a community college, numerous art galleries and a calendar filled with special events. The section is awaiting an extensive redesign, and reconfiguration plans may soon expand its space. Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and patience with a demanding local arts community are essential. Western U.S. applicants with at least two years' daily experience preferred; Spanish-language skills a plus. Mail letter of application, resume, reference and clips to Human Resources Department Yakima Herald-Republic, P.O. Box 9668, Yakima, WA 98909. We are a member of The Seattle Times group and an Equal Opportunity Employer Published in The Oregonian on 03/23

Graphic Designer. Los Angeles. Generates Computer animation & design for 2D/3D systems. Build script levels using Softimage, Photoshop & Maya. 2 + yrs exp. Fax Resume to ic .

Freelance Catalog Design & Photo Direction We need some expert help during our busy season. We are the creative team for Harry & David - America's first choice for gourmet fruit and food gifts. You'll work with the in-house advertising agency at Bear Creek Corporation, located in Medford, Oregon. You need a minimum of seven years experience designing page layouts and photo art directing - fruit, food and gifts a plus. You must be a wizard at Quark and Photoshop. And you'll be working with our in-house graphic designers and photo staff, so a good sense of teamwork is essential. Interested? Send or e-mail your letter of introduction, resume and five of your best samples to: Peggy Bender Bear Creek Corporation 2518 S. Pacific Highway Medford, Oregon 97501 Location: OR Date: 3/29/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Production/Pre-Press Artist Graphic company is seeking a fast and accurate Production/ Pre-Press Artist. This position is 90% pre-press and 10% design. Pre-press duties include color separation of customer provided art, creating press ready art from rough sketches, proofing and filing. Proficiency in Illustrator and PhotoShop (Macintosh) required. Design skills, PC knowledge and digital output for a large format inkjet printer (Vutek, HP, Arizona) a plus. Knowledge of screen-print processes preferred. We offer a competitive benefits package with a family atmosphere. Please email resume and cover letter outlining salary requirements to: or mail: Production/Pre-Press Artist, PO Box 1340, Wilsonville, OR 97070 Equal Opportunity Employer Published in The Oregonian on 03/30

Graphic Artist: Beaverton printshop seeking FT graphic artist. Exper in Photoshop & Illustrator for Mac & PC a must. Mail resume to HR, PO Box 8055, Portland, OR 97207 Published in The Oregonian on 03/30

Graphic Design. Chinook Winds Casino On the Beach in Lincoln City, Oregon Graphic Designer QUALIFICATIONS: 3 yrs exp in design, develop, prod, and coordination of advertising materials, using multiple printing processes, including offset, digital, and silk-screen 2 yrs education in Graphic Arts preferred Adv knowledge of Macintosh, Freehand, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Quark Express, and PageMaker Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously Closing Date 4/9/03 Competitive Salary & Benefits Package Please submit your application/Resume' to Chinook Winds, attn: H.R. Dept 1777 NW 44th St. Lincoln City, OR 97367. We can be reached at or toll free at 1-(888)- Ext. 5800, FAX . or visit our website

Graphic Designer: Join a fast paced in-house team working on print ads, sales material, packaging, displays, ad copy and marketing strategies for a national manufacturer. Quark, Freehand, Photoshop. At least 2 years graphic design experience. Send resume & salary requirements to: Graphic Designer, PO Box 2275, Vancouver, WA 98. Published in The Oregonian on 03/30

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