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July 27 - Vol 2. No. 30

Up Front Sunday Morning:

A dinner party to celebrate the end of bachelorhood for Proscenia co-founder Ken Loge was held at Mekala's Restaurant on July 25. Congratulations, best wishes, and three cheers to Ken and Bethanne on their forthcoming August marriage.

Are you starting a small business of your own? You may want to access The Small Business School site that explores new start up companies and how they have succeeded. This site complements the PBS program by the same title. Check out the Paths and Steps section which leads one through some of the fundamental topics and issues to consider in the development of a successful business. The Resources section provides state by state information of value related to the financial and legal aspects of owning a business. This is a worthwhile site when you need to get down to the nitty gritty of starting your own business.

Do you enjoy photographing and documenting the world in which you live? If so, the BBC is interested in seeing your work. Each week the BBC picture editor selects and publishes the best of those submitted. The submission of pictures that interpret both local and global issues as well as just great pictures of daily life are encouraged. Check out the requirements and send your entry today.

A fun and entertaining web site is Soyouwanna as in "so you wanna be a movie star?" The site provides detailed answers to questions you've wanted to ask but didn't know if you could fine answers. There are sixteen different categories. Check it out. I found a nice section on writing business plans and how to become a comic book artist.

Finally this item from Apple's Quicktime newsletter: "Imagine you're an aspiring filmmaker picked to shoot a short movie,all expenses paid, and that your film will compete against nine others for a million-dollar Hollywood movie contract. Sound like a dream? Wait, there's a catch--you have to cast, shoot, and edit in just ten days.In May, Chrysler unleashed ten select filmmakers in New York City under these conditions to compete in the Chrysler Million Dollar Film Festival. Watch the short films created by the festival finalists and semi-finalists, and cast your vote for the one you like best ( Pop-up windows must be enabled on your browser to access these videos. Registration required. Please read the privacy policy of this non-Apple site before submitting your information. Apple is not affiliated in any way with the sweepstakes featured on this site."

Cheers, Gary


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DID YOU KNOW? Facts about Oregon Media Personalities

Eugene resident, Proscenia Newsletter subscriber and Clandestino-Productions affiliate,Daniel Mackay has written a book that will be of interest to those working in the area of interactive media and specifically the design of game environments. His book, The Fantasy Role-Playing Game: A New Performing Art, is published by McFarland & Company, Inc. It is available from the publisher and can be found on .

Here is a brief description from the publisher's web site.

Many of today’s hottest selling games—both non-electronic and electronic—focus on such elements as shooting up as many bad guys as one can (Duke Nuk’em), beating the toughest level (Mortal Kombat), collecting all the cards (Pokémon), and scoring the most points (Tetris). Fantasy role-playing games (Dungeons & Dragons, Rolemaster, GURPS), while they may involve some of those aforementioned elements, rarely focus on them. Instead, playing a fantasy role-playing game is much like acting out a scene from a play, movie or book, only without a predefined script. Players take on such roles as wise wizards, noble knights, roguish sellswords, crafty hobbits, greedy dwarves, and anything else one can imagine and the referee allows. The players don’t exactly compete; instead, they interact with each other and with the fantasy setting. The game is played orally with no game board, and although the referee usually has a storyline planned for a game, much of the action is impromptu.

Performance is a major part of role-playing, and role-playing games as a performing art is the subject of this book, which attempts to introduce an appreciation for the performance aesthetics of such games. The author provides the framework for a critical model useful in understanding the art—especially in terms of aesthetics—of role-playing games. The book also serves as a contribution to the beginnings of a body of criticism, theory, and aesthetics analysis of a mostly unrecognized and newly developing art form. There are four parts: the cultural structure, the extent to which the game relates to outside cultural elements; the formal structure, or the rules of the game; the social structure, which encompasses the degree and quality of social interaction among players; and the aesthetic structure, concerned with the emergence of role-playing as an art form.

Daniel Mackay holds an M.A. in performance studies from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He lives in Eugene, Oregon where he is a doctoral student and graduate teaching fellow at the University of Oregon.

Reviewer Comments: "Role-playing may be fun and sociable but is it art? Mackay's answer is yes, and his account goes a long way towards explaining what for me is the most mystifying aspect of the game: ask role-players about role-playing what you get is a long account of the story constructed during play. Mackay argues that such stories are the distinctive way in which role-playing games are transformed into aesthetic objects."Tim Robbins, Interzone, September 2001.

Mackay, Daniel. The Fantasy Role-Playing Game: A New Performing Art, Jefferson, North Carolina, McFarland & Company, Inc. Publishers. ISBN 0-7-4


DISCUSSION: The Value of Search Engines

What information can be gained by studying the searching habits of Internet users? The Search Engine Index by Apex functions as a clearinging house on the use of search engines that is helpful in developing marketing stratagies and in making a site shine on more than a handful of computer screens. Here is just a sample of the information being gathered.

  • Search engines are the top way consumers find new web sites online, used by 73.4% of those surveyed.
  • Search engines are the top information resource Americans use when seeking answers, used 32 percent of the time, more than any other option.
  • Americans search the web practically every other day. Nearly 1/3 search once or more per day.
  • On average, Americans spend 1.5 hours per week searching for information.
  • On average, Americans experience "search rage" if they don't find what they want within 12 minutes.
  • 57% of Internet users search the web each day, making search the second most popular Internet activity. 46% say they look for product info, making this the third most popular activity. Email is the most popular activity, with 81% checking each day.
  • is by far your most important search engine ranking. If your site is not listed on the first results page for your top search terms then you're missing about 70% of all potential web searchs for your product or service.
  • Nearly half use multiple keywords when searching, rather than a single keyword or other options
  • About 32,000 businesses run paid listings with They pay an average of
    21 cents (US) per visitor.
  • Search engine positioning was the top method cited by web site marketers to drive traffic to their sites (66%), followed by email marketing (54%).
  • Meta tags are the most popular search engine optimization technique, used by 61% of those surveyed, followed by optimizing page titles (44%) and link building (32%).
  • Marketers checking on search engine rankings generated half a million queries per day at Northern Light using position checking software -- the numbers are probably similar or more for other major search engines.
  • The Open Directory receives  250 site submissions per hour
  • The average work user spends 73 minutes per month at search engines, second only to  97 minutes at news, info and entertainment sites.

Statistics quoted from the Search Engine Index



I'm always looking for online opportunities to learn new skills. A number of distant-education offerings are now available . I will be posting these from time to time but without recommendation. I'm not familiar with these organizations and caution that you do research before signing up. Here is one of the new online educational centers - MediaSchool.

"MediaSchool delivers online education in Apple technologies that includes Web Design, Digital Video, Audio, Interactivity and Technology. Learn how to use iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD or Final Cut Pro. Learn about business issues including PR, presentations, and finance. At MediaSchool you will study with some of the best-known working professionals in their respective fields – and interact with them as much as you would like. Gain confidence and earn more money with your new skills." Source: MediaSchool web page information



LIBRARIES GET REPRIEVE ON NET FILTER DEADLINE. The Federal Communications Commission said yesterday that libraries will have an extra year to comply with the provisions of the controversial Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), which mandates that libraries accepting federal funding must install Internet filtering software. The new deadline is July 1, 2004. Opponents of the Act -- including the American Library Association and the American Civil Liberties Union -- have challenged CIPA, saying it violates free speech guarantees, but the U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 23 that CIPA did not infringe on First Amendment rights, noting "the ease with which patrons may have the filtering software disabled" by asking a librarian to unblock a particular site. (CNet 24 Jul 2003)

SCHOOLS RELUCTANT TO ENFORCE RIAA FILE-SWAP SUBPOENAS. Citing procedural concerns, MIT and Boston College have asked a court to quash subpoenas requesting that they provide the Recording Industry Association of American the identification of certain students accused of illegally downloading copyrighted music. The two institutions merely said that the subpoenas didn't allow for adequate time to notify the students, and a Boston College official explained: "We're not trying to protect our students from the consequences of copyright infringement. Once the subpoenas are properly filed, we will comply with the subpoenas." The RIAA is trying to discourage illegal file-sharing by pursuing not only
large-scale downloaders but small-time ones as well. Some schools (for example, Northeastern University) are complying with the subpoenas without protest. (AP/San Jose Mercury News 23 Jul 2003) Source:NewsScanDaily

RIAA UNLEASHES LAWYERS ON PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS The Recording Industry Association of America is targeting parents and, in some cases, grandparents of youthful music file-swappers, threatening them with legal action over their offspring's music-sharing activities. The subpoenas have come as a shock to both parents and their children, who
assumed that using cryptic nicknames such as "hottdude0587" guaranteed them anonymity. The RIAA says it has cited the numeric Internet addresses of high-volume music downloaders on its subpoenas and can track users only by comparing those addresses against subscriber records held by ISPs, but the Associated Press had no trouble using those addresses and some details culled from the subpoenas to identify and locate some of the targets. Outside legal experts warned that the music industry should move carefully in selecting targets for prosecution. "If they end up picking on individuals who are perceived to be grandmothers or junior high students who have only downloaded in isolated incidents, they run the risk of a backlash," says one Hollywood attorney. (AP 24 Jul 2003)

SMILE, YOU'RE ON CLOSED CIRCUIT TV In Cambridge, England, RFID technology will cause a CCTV camera to take a photo of anyone taking a package of Gillette Mach3 razorblades from the shelves of supermarket chain Tesco Ltd.; a second camera then takes a picture at the checkout and security staff then compare the two images. "Customers know that there are CCTV cameras in the store," said a spokesman for Tesco, and says that the purpose of the pilot project is to provide stock information rather than provide security. However, the manager of the Cambridge store says he has shown the police photos of a shoplifter. Civil libertarians says that the so-called "spy chips" are an invasion of consumers' privacy, but manufacturers point out that the chips can be disabled simply by having the data erased at checkout when a consumer leaves the store. (The Guardian (UK) 19 Jul 2003),3604,1001211,00.html Source:NewsScanDaily

'SMART' PASSPORTS SET FOR 2004 DEBUTBeginning in October 2004, the U.S. will begin issuing "smart" passports that include an embedded microchip that stores a compressed image of its owner's face. The new digital passports are intended to prevent tampering,
but civil liberties groups say such technology could eventually be used to monitor the activities of citizens in unprecedented detail. However, Frank Moss, deputy assistant secretary for Passport Services at the U.S. State Department says such fears are unfounded: "They will include no information other than that on the basic passport information page." Meanwhile, European travelers may also soon be required to carry passports containing both fingerprint and iris scan biometric information, but no date has been set yet for the new passports' introduction. (New Scientist 23 Jul 2003) Source:NewsScanDaily

WEBVAN FOUNDER LAUNCHES ONLINE MAGAZINE ARCHIVE Webvan founder Louis Borders is launching an online newsstand that makes back issues of 140+ magazines available for browsing and downloading for a flat fee of $4.95 a month. KeepMedia, as the new venture's called, will post issues only after they expire on the newsstand in order to avoid cannibalizing print sales. Borders, who also co-founded Borders Books, says he believes that online users are finally changing their "information must be free" attitude: "We feel we're right on the cusp" of a mass audience willing to pay for digital content, he says. In 2000, media entrepreneur Steven Brill launched a similar effort called Contentville, which charged users a couple of dollars to download articles from more than 600 magazines. Brill's operation burned through $6 million to $8 million before shutting its doors in 2001, but he says the concept is still valid. "The Internet and electronic delivery is far and away the best way to do it. Someone will get this right." (Wall Street Journal 21 Jul 2003),,SB105873917397247200,00.html (sub req'd) Source:NewsScanDaily

AMAZON'S TRIBUTARIES: SOFTWARE, SEARCHING, MUSIC, AND ... Revenue for Amazon, the Internet's largest retailer, reached $1.1 billion this quarter (up 36%). Although books and other media account for more than 78% of that revenue, the company is rapidly expanding into areas far beyond its bookseller origins, with new projects in software, searching, music, and international markets (where it's 2nd quarter results showed a 81%
year-over-year gain to $397 million). With regard to searching, Amazon has been developing a search engine that will allow consumers to search the entire text of books (rather than just the titles or summaries). (USA Today 23 Jul 2003) Source:NewsScanDaily x.htm

OUTSOURCING: IT'S 11 PM, DO YOU KNOW WHERE THE SUN IS? Debashish Sinha of Gartner Inc., a research and consulting firm, calls the outsourcing of high-tech jobs "a very important, fundamental transition in the IT service industry that's taking place today," and characterizes it as a "megatrend in the IT services industry." But Phil Friedman, a software executive for a U.S. company, fears that once high-tech jobs leave the country "they will never come back," and predicts: "If we continue losing these jobs, our schools will stop producing the computer engineers and programmers we need for the future." But the immediate problem faced by businesses is how to get the work done and get it done at the best price; Stephanie Moore, vice president for outsourcing at the Forrester Research firm, explains: "You can get crackerjack Java programmers in India right out of college for $5,000 a year versus $60,000 here. The technology is such, why be in New York City when you can be 9,000 miles away with far less expense?" On the other hand, many executives insist that the goal is not to cut costs as much as it is to provide more and better services. Oracle executive David Samson says: "Our aim here is not cost-driven. It's to build a 24/7 follow-the-sun model for development and support. When a software engineer goes to bed at night in the U.S., his or her colleague in India picks up development when they get into work. They're able to continually develop products." (New York Times 22 Jul 2003) Source:NewsScanDaily

WOZNET: APPLE COFOUNDER COMES BLAZING BACK Beginning with an interest in finding a way to track his lost dogs, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak developed location-monitoring technology using electronic tags and designed to help people keep track of their animals, children or property. The new company, Wheels of Zeus, is touting WozNet as a simple and inexpensive wireless network that uses radio signals and global positioning satellite data to keep track of a cluster of inexpensive tags within a one- or two-mile radius of each base station. Its low-power network will complement rather than compete with other wireless technologies such as radio-frequency I.D. tags used in stores and factories
and higher speed Wi-Fi and cellular data networks. WozNet, with data rates of no more than 20,000 bps, will be able to transmit a very small amount of digital information even through environments subject to radio interference, and will be able to location information from global positioning system (GPS) satellites. (New York Times 21 Jul 2003)

ADIEU TO 'E-MAIL'? France's Culture Ministry has announced a ban on the use of the word
"e-mail" in all government ministries, publications or Web sites and is encouraging French Internet users to adopt the term "courriel" when referring to electronic mail. Courriel is derived from "courrier electronique" -- electronic mail -- and, according to the General
Commission on Terminology and Neology, the term is "broadly used in the press and competes advantageously with the borrowed 'mail' in English." However, some Internet industry experts disagree with that assessment: "The word 'courriel' is not at all actively used… Protecting the language is normal, but e-mail's so assimilated now that no one thinks of it as American," says Marie-Christine Levet, president of French ISP Club Internet, who adds that her company has no plans to switch its terminology. (AP 19 Jul 2003)

Network Tools (From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1.)

X11 for Mac OS X. When Apple developed Mac OS X, it based the core of the operating system on BSD, a type of UNIX. This not only provided stability for the new operating system, it also allowed users to easily move programs that they had been running on other Unix or Linux systems to Mac OS X. However, when it came to graphical applications, the new Macintosh operating system was radically different than other Unix and Linux systems. While X11 is the defacto standard for graphical applications for Linux- and UNIX-based systems, Apple decided to create a more modern graphical interface for its system, called Aqua. Here is where X11 for Mac OS X comes into play. X11 for Mac OS X is produced by Apple and allows users to run programs designed for X11 right alongside other native Mac applications. While currently still in beta form, the program performs quite well. X11 for Mac OS X is available free of charge on Apple's Web site.

Avant Browser 8.01 If you have ever used Opera before then you will notice the similarities right away, for those that haven't used a tabbed browser before, you are in for a treat. Avant Browser incorporates Microsoft Internet Explorer into a tabbed Web browser, making it not only fast but also compatible with most Web sites and all Internet plug-ins. Not only is this product available in 27 different languages, but it's FREE (donations accepted). With a built-in pop-up stopper available with just one click and its Windows XP look and feel, this browser is a great addition for any active Web surfer.

Other Software News:

An item from the current Apple Newsletter:"Not a musician? Not to worry. With Soundtrack, you can choose from over 4,000 royalty-free instrument loops and sound effects to create just the right mood for your project. Soundtrack automatically matches key and tempo. If you'd like to squeeze in some samba or tickle your audience with a piano accompaniment, Soundtrack lets you search its library for the right instrument, mood, and genre. With Soundtrack you can also easily create fade ins and fade outs, speed up the tempo or slow things down, increase or decrease volume--all in real time. Like to take a quick Soundtrack tour?"



The sixth annual STOCKHOLM CHALLENGE AWARD (2003/2004) is open for submission until November 1, 2003. The aim of Stockholm's international Award for innovative use of information technology is to diminish the digital divide and to create an information society for all. The Stockholm Challenge is a platform for innovative projects from all over the world to create networks for the exchange of experience and knowledge. The competition is open to private, public and academic contestants. The Challenge invites projects in the following categories: e-Government, Culture, Health, Education, e-Business and Environment.
Further information:


The 20th annual OLYMPIA FILM FESTIVAL is coming November 7-16, 2003.
The Olympia Film Society is accepting submissions for inspired works of all kinds: long, short, narrative, documentary, animation and experimental. Deadline: 9/1. Fee: $10 (+ return postage if you want your tape returned). Printable entry form is available at: For more info, email , or call .

Coney Island Short Film Festival, September 27-28 at Sideshows by the Seashore, Brooklyn, Coney Island, New York. The Festival is open to filmmakers working in all genres and formats. Early deadline is July 15 and late deadline July 29. For more information go to www.


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.


Classic Gaming Exposition. Jackie Gaughan's Plaza Hotel. Las Vegas, Nev. August 9-10, 2003. Weekend pass $35.00.


International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA) Conference, "Changing Tides" is being held in "America's First Resort," Newport, RI on October 1 through October 5, 2003.Prepare for an exciting agenda along with all the historical and magnificent scenery of Newport, Rhode Island, and surrounding New England.


First International Digital Storytelling Conference, November 27-29, 2003, Cardiff, Wales. The British Broadcasting Corporation-Cymru-Wales will host an international dialogue and presentations about ways to build and sustain the Digital Storytelling movement. Co-sponsored by the Center for Digital Storytelling and the DSA, the conference will include the first International Meeting of the Association. Representives from around the world will be expected to attend.



Here are four resources that I would recommend for learning more about careers in multimedia production.

The first is Boston College's Guide: Careers In Multimedia. This is the best resource I've seen related to the field and determining where one might want to go with a career in multimedia design.

To this I would add Skills Net. Skills Net has an extensive collection of material related to working in the media industry.

Career Advice. provides an excellent overview of the following career options and links to possible jobs.

- Cinematographer
- Copywriter
- Creative Writer
- Editor
- Graphic Designer
- Photographer
- PhotoJournalist
- Sound/Recording Engineer
- Studio Musician
- Technical Writer

Landing Your Dream Job in Computer Graphics: Steps you should take to get the ultimate computer graphics job. By Mark Swain. A nice clearly written guide to professional opporutnities in web design, game development, and television and video.




JOB BOARDS. Click and go directly to a listing of jobs - no need for searching.

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.

Entertainment Careers. Net. Job Board. Entertainment jobs and internships listings at Studios, Networks, Production Companies, Record Companies, Radio Stations, VFX, Animation,Broadcasting


Graphic Designer.The Mill Casino Hotel We are a progressive leader in friendly, fun entertainment with an opening for a GRAPHIC DESIGNER in our marketing department. The right candidate will have 2 yrs + experience in all aspects of print production, Photoshop Illustrator, Quark Xpress, Mac Environment, being able to work in a deadline intensive, high volume surrounding. We offer group health, dental, life insurance and 401(k) Plan. APPLICATIONS AT: TMCH General Store, 3201 Tremont Ave, North Bend, OR 97459. Resumes to above address, attn: Recruitment. Drug Free workplace, Tribal preference. Date: 7/24/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Graphic Designer. The ideal candidate would be experienced with both print & web, exception Photoshop, Quark & all industry standard software, both Mac & PC. Knowledge of pre-press, 4-color process & print coordination, able to manage large workload in a fast-paced but highly creative work environment. If this describes you, please send resume, samples of work & cover letter to 1271 G St., Spfd, OR 97477. No walk ins. 7/27/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Creative Ad Executive. If you're ready for a more fun and exciting advertising career, you've found the right ad. We're a unique marketing & advertising firm that produces outrageous results for our clients. We're seeking to hire an account executive who also has writing & design skills. You'll consult with our professional clients and create marketing materials for their use. To be considered, you must have excellent writing, design & communication skills, as well as experience using PageMaker and a database (we use Macs). Experience with illustrator & PhotoShop helpful. To apply E-Mail resume with 3 work samples & income history: or fax: Date: 7/27/2003
Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Computer Graphics Design Assistant. For small marketing department. Mac background with working knowledge & experience in Quark & Photoshop. Good origination, creative, communication skills, team player, Illustration skills a plus, 1-2 yrs. experience. Full time. Competitive wage, great benefits. Mail or fax resume to: Down to Earth Distributors, PO Box 1419, Eugene, OR 97440; fax . EOE Date: 7/27/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Web Programmer. 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 and implement technical solutions. Requires knowledge of Internet software including Flash, Photoshop, JavaScript, HTML, SHTML, SSI, CSS, CGI and PERL. Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent experience. Complete job description at . Submit cover letter & resume by 8/1/03 online or mail to: P.O. BOX 2880 EUGENE, OR 97402 Holt International Childrens Services Date: 7/27/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Video Producer Comcast Advertising Sales has an immediate opening for a Producer. Join the Production Team at Comcast in our Salem office. We are seeking candidates who will perform a variety of duties on production projects. Responsible for coordination & production of Video Advertising. Includes the direction of all talent during the production, for selecting music, and special effects for the video projects. Operates all linear and nonlinear editing equipment necessary to complete assignments. 3 years previous production experience necessary. Interview required of final candidates. To apply visit our website at EOE A Drug Screen and Background Check will be required of all final applicants. This position closes on August 1, 2003.
Date: 7/27/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Development and Communications Officer. Responsible for direct mail, communications, fundraising, grant writing, and events. Four-year degree & 3+ years of related experience required. Strong computer skills in Mac, MS Office & internet. Knowledge of India or international development work a plus. India Partners is a Christian based development & relief nonprofit. Please visit for detailed job description, qualifications, and hiring process. No phone calls, please. INDIA PARTNERS Date: 7/27/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Web Application Developer PacInfo Internet Solutions has openings for a Web Application This position requires BA in Computer Science or equivalence with practical knowledge on ASP, JavaScript, XML, HTML. Knowledge on Java, ColdFusion, Flash, or any computer language will be a plus. Resume to ATT: Recruiting Manager, P.O. Box 5447, Eugene, Or. 97405 Date: 7/27/2003
Source: Register Guard (Eugene)


Writers and Graphic Artists Positions open for new show. Brand Name Productions, LLC in Forest Grove is currently looking to interview Producers, Writers and Graphic Artists for a new Television Entertainment Show. Qualified persons must have skills in all aspects of the mechanics of production, deadlines and budgeting. Details will be given at interview.Production to start August, 1st 2003. Please contact: Tracy Rowatt or Dantes Reyes Or e-mail resume' to:

Administrative Secretary. The Office of Computing & Information Services at Reed College seeks an individual with the following skills: word processing, proofreading, budget monitoring, light bookkeeping, web page maintenance, meeting scheduling, travel arrangements, and other aspects of general office administration. Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel, database software (Filemaker Pro), bookkeeping software (Quicken), web development software (Dreamweaver), graphics software (Photoshop), preferably in a Macintosh environment is desirable. Send resume, salary requirements, and the names & phone numbers of two references by email to: or by US mail to: CIS Office, Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland, OR 97202, by Monday, August 1st. Reed College is an equal opportunity employer (
Published in The Oregonian on 07/27

Graphic Designer. Norm Thompson Since 1949 The Solutions Catalog division of Norm Thompson Outfitters, located at our corporate headquarters in Hillsboro, is currently seeking a Graphic Designer, preferably with catalog experience to provide page layout and design, color proofing and management of electronic files. We are looking for a flexible individual who is comfortable working in a collaborative team environment with the ability to design creatively in order to sell products persuasively. Experience in hard goods advertising a plus. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent specializing in Advertising, Design or related field and 3 years graphic design experience. Candidate must have superior production/layout skills, with excellent attention to detail and a working knowledge of Macintosh programs. High skill level in QuarkXPress required, and Photoshop preferred. We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a work environment that encourages initiative and fosters respect. For immediate consideration, please apply by sending your resume with cover letter and three non-returnable work samples by August 4, 2003 to: Norm Thompson - HRDES 3188 NW Aloclek Drive Hillsboro, OR 97124 Fax: Email: Norm Thompson values diversity and promotes a drug-free workplace Equal Opportunity Employer Published in The Oregonian on 07/27

Dept Manager. Label Mfg currently has an opening for an indiv to manage our Pre-Press Dept. Works w/customers to meet specs, manages activities of dept personnel, trains new employees. Responsible for equip setup, operation, & maint; manages plate production process. Must have 4-color process printing exp. Illustrator, Freehand, Quark, & Photoshop exp req. Technical knowledge of Macintosh systems & platemaking. Drug screen req. Salary dep on exp. Send resume w/salary history to Westmark Ind, Attn: HR, 6701 SW McEwan Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035. Fax , email: Published in The Oregonian on 07/27

Technical Support Representative. Extensis, Inc is a leading publisher of software and tools that extend the capabilities of creative professionals. Our award-winning software for Macintosh, Windows, and the Internet is distributed worldwide from downtown Portland. We are looking for a Technical Support Rep that will provide phone and email support with excellent communication skills. This position requires 3+ yrs in a Technical Support role with experience supporting Mac OS X & 9, Windows, Adobe Photoshop and QuarkXPress. Mac & Windows networking is strongly desired. We offer a high energy, high tech environment with an excellent compensation package. All interested applicants please send your resume in MS Word format to: j Equal Opportunity Employer Published in The Oregonian on 07/27

Creative Coordinator - Marketing Job #03/04-960C Portland Community College Functions as creative coordinator for the College's public and mass communications (e.g. Web, print publications, advertising, etc.). In the marketing industry, this position would be called 'Creative Director.' Requirements include: Associates degree in Communications, Graphic Arts, Advertising, Journalism, or related field. Bachelor's degree is preferred. 3 yrs of progressively responsible experience performing the duties of the position. Demonstrated exper. in information and interface design and project management. Closes: August 1, 2003. For complete position details, visit web site at: To request the application packetby US mail, email: Or call . PCC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Institution Published in The Oregonian on 07/27

Administrative Assistant Contractor needs person w/construction exp, exclnt computer skills incl Access, PowerPoint, Excel, graphics, & good phone skills to prepare bids & proposals for large projects. Must be organized, calm & able to work well w/many engineers. Resume c/o Oregonian, Dept. 8873-M, Portland, OR 97 Published in The Oregonian on 07/27

Director of Publications Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) is a public Bachelor's degree institution with over 3,000 students and approximately 12,500 contractable alumni. OIT seeks a Director of Publications to oversee the stategic development and day-to-day management of all OIT publications, and is responsible for the look and image of the institution's website. The Director will serve as a resource to the campus community on all matters of design and publication of institutional materials. The Director shall oversee the production and edit all publications designed for external audiences, including but not limited to recruitment materials, alumni communications, program promotions, and general institutional information. The Director is responsible for accuracy and content. The Director shall develop and oversee the enforcement of OIT's graphic identity standards for publications and the website. This is a new position. Candidates should possess excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills, be computer proficient, and have experience with project management. A Bachelor's degree is required, and 5 years of professional experience in editing and publications management is preferred. Individuals with graphic design and digital media experience and/or a strong marketing background will also be considered. Occasional travel may be required. The position reports to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement. Application deadline: September 1, 2003 with an anticipated start date of November 1, 2003. For consideration, submit a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references to:
Office of Human Resources 04-33002, Oregon Institute of Technology, 3201 Campus Drive, Klamath Falls, OR 97601. Application materials can also be e-mailed to , or faxed . For further information, please visit the OIT website at, or contact DavidDisend, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at , email: OIT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer Published in The Oregonian on 07/27

Graphic Artist. Production-oriented graphic artist for in-house agency. Build ads, newsletters and other print materials. Must have excellent customer service & Mac skills. Multi-tasking and superior organizational skills necessary. Self-starter, deadline-oriented and ability to take direction from several individuals. Corporate office of Figaro's Pizza located in Salem. Full time $13-$15 per hr + benefits dep on exp. Fax resume & cover letter to Torie: Published in The Oregonian on 07/27

Graphic Design. Production/Account Mgmt. Award winning graphic design firm seeks an experienced prod mgr. Must be knowledgeable about all phases of print production & have the expertise and temperment to work directly with clients to plan and direct projects. Fax resume to or mail to: Staccato Design, 700 SW Taylor, #420, Portland 97205.
Published in The Oregonian on 07/27

Graphic Design.. Account Executive. Award winning graphic design firm seeks a person with 5+ years account mgmt exper. to work with existing accounts. New business development skills a must. Fax resume to: or mail to: Staccato Design, 700 SW Taylor #420, Portland 97205
Published in The Oregonian on 07/27

Marketing & Visual Communications Specialist The Oregon Trail Chapter of American Red Cross seeks talented communicator to produce and coordinate wide variety of print and electronic materials to support growing and dynamic Red Cross programs and pro- ducts. Position is for 30 hours per week and requires 3 to 5 years marketing and graphics design experience with business or advertising organization. Non-profit experience a plus. Technical experience requires print and website design/layout/publishing, excellent skills with Adobe Illustrator, Quark or Page Maker, Photo Shop and Dreamweaver MX. Excellent written, speaking and interpersonal skills. Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, marketing or advertising preferred. For application instructions, please access our website at or mail, e-mail or fax resume andcover letter to:
American Red Cross Oregon Trail Chapter Human Resources PO Box 3200, Dept O Portland, OR 97208 e-mail: Fax: Drug Screen Required Equal Opportunity Employer Published in The Oregonian on 07/27


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Sakson and Taylor. Most media jobs in the Seattle area seem to be promoted through Sakson and Taylor a Seattle based employment service that specializes in technical communication. The organization fills positions in animation, graphics, media, instructional design, writing and other areas. This seems to be a central connection to the media production opportunities in the Seattle area.

Seattle Times. Seattle area jobs not listed with Sakson and Tayler will be found in the Seattle Times online employment service.

Microsoft Corporation. Search for national and international jobs with this 50,000 plus employee based company.


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Vancouver Sun . The Vancouver Sun provides an online employment section that lists jobs in that great city of the North. These same jobs can be found on Career Click. Com listed aboved.