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August 03, 2003 - Vol 2. No. 31

Up Front Sunday Morning:

Summer is definitely here with Eugene roasting in the triple digit numbers. Cooler days are just ahead as Fall is only a few weeks away.

Check out the Oregon Web Designers directory for a listing of designers and firms across the state. You might also explore the E-commerce & web Designer Directory which provides a cornucopia of valuable resources for web developers.

A special showing of a 20 minute documentary on former University of Oregon art professor David Foster will be held on Monday August 11 in 100 Willamette Hall on the University of Oregon campus.This film was made in cooperation with the Art and Journalism programs. Dave Foster was a painter, filmmaker, animator, and teacher extraorniaire.Many of his students have gone on to distinguished careers in the visual arts. Foster recently died from injuries received in a vehicle accident in Springfield.

"Siberian Smiles," a documentary by Springfield's Jason Miller, premiers tonight at 7:30 PM at the McDonald Theater in Eugene. The 90 minute film follows a group of Willamette Valley dentists on their May 2002 trip to Siberia to bring humanitarian aid to the people of the area. Junction City's Levi Mills contributed the soundtrack to the film.

According to a Register Guard article , "Lawyers for Nike CEO Phil Knight have asked a Multnomah County District Court judge to dismiss a lawsuit that Portland animator Will Vinton Filed against him. Vinton sued Knight and other directors of Will Vinton Studios in late May, claiming that his dismissal by the animation studio he co-founded in 1976 was unfair and improper."

Got an old computer and don't know what to do with it? Recycle! Contact Oregon Public Networking at ,e-mail or, and follow the "helping out" link.

Special greetings to Proscenia co-founder Ken Loge on this his wedding day! Congratulations my friend.

Cheers, Gary


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DID YOU KNOW? Facts about Oregon Media Personalities

How important is 'background music' to a movie? Corvallis born David Metzger, composer and orchestrator for Oscar-winning films illustrated the impact of music in film at the recent 2002 da Vinci Film & Video Festival.

Metzger delivered the film festival's keynote film presentation, sharing his experiences in the world of film orchestration, including composing, arranging, and orchestrating for film, television, and stage.

Metzger has orchestrated such films as Disney's feature animation film Tarzan (songs by Phil Collins, score by Mark Mancina), Training Day which won Denzel Washington an Oscar), Domestic Disturbance ,Bait ,Return to Paradise, Armageddon , and Speed 2 . Metzger received a Tony award nomination for the orchestration of Disney's Broadway production of The Lion King

His television work includes scoring episodes and composing the end title for The Legend of Tarzan , scoring episodes of the CBS series, The Magnificent Seven , and spending five years as a composer/arranger for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in the early 1990s, contributing over 250 works to that show. He has also worked on a multitude of commercials for products including Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Miller Beer, Budweiser, IBM, McDonalds, Jack In The Box, Toyota, and Bank of America.

Metzger grew up in Corvallis, Oregon, where he started composing and arranging music in the seventh grade. He proudly credits his musical success to the tutelage of two excellent Corvallis teachers, Harvey Brooks and Joyce Eilers. They greatly influenced his life, and (along with his parents) offered encouragement and immense support for his pursuit of a musical career.

After his 1978 graduation from Corvallis High School, he moved to Los Angeles to attend college at California State University at Long Beach, where he received a Bachelors degree in music. Metzger returned to Oregon in 1992 to raise his family. Today, he lives in Salem with his wife and two children.

Source:da Vinci Film & Video web site.


DISCUSSION: Motion Graphics

Have your ever been fascinated by the design of the opening credits for a film, a flash intro to a web site, or a moving diagram in news broadcast? Motion graphics describes a specialized field within graphic arts that concentrates on the design of moving image sequences such as titles, charts, graphs, diagrams, and other support illustrations that require movement.

The origins of this specialization can be traced back to the work of designer Saul Bass who changed the way feature film credits were displayed. Before the James Bond movie, 'The Man with the Golden Arm', credit titles scrolled across the screen with very little relationship to the story that followed. Bass created a motion graphics sequence including moving bars morphed into an arm that symbolically referenced the movie's theme. This provided a direct connection for the audience between the title and to the film's story.

Today, motion graphic artists produce not only titles but also a wide array of work that requires movement to effectively communicate and enhance usually static visual information. One example is a 3D animated diagram of how a tornado is formed providing insight into the dynamic interaction of warm and cold fronts colliding over the Great Plains. Other examples include the illustration of a moving army across a battlefield, the rise and fall of the stock market over time, the opening credits for a TV program such as the national nightly news, a Flash animation opening for a web site, roll-overs, and interactive menus for wed band CD and DVD media.

Today's designer has the ability to combine sound, video, animation, photographs, illustration, and other visual using a variety of computer software. PhotoShop, After Effects, Flash, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools and other software form the common tools a motion graphics designer uses to prepare material for use on web sites, DVDs, video walls, kiosks, projection systems, and any number of other venues. So when you watch a sports event on ESPN, the latest news from the battle field on CNN, the graphics you see have been designed and produced by motion graphic artists.


CyberMotion is a motion graphics design studio in the Los Angeles area specializing in high-impact, multi-layered 2D and 3D graphics for video and film, often tightly integrated with music. The studio has created motion graphics for a large variety of media and venues, including film titles and trailers, commercials and show opens, plus animations for nine-screen circlevisions, the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, and NBC's AstroVision sign in Times Square. We also have crafted main and support graphics for a number of trade shows (including Comdex for Xerox, CES for Clarion, and Sun JavaOne), press events, and other promotional purposes.

Directory: Motion Graphic Schools. Private schools offering programs in 2D and 3D motion graphics.

Title Safe. A Houston media design studio specializing in 2D and 3D graphics and animation for video and film, with an emphasis on special visual effects.  The studio has produced motion graphic material in a wide variety of media, including commercials and show opens for broadcast and cable TV and graphics and animation for press events, trade shows, and other promotional purposes.

Portfolio Examples. Work by Toronto based motion graphic designers.

Books and Software:

ProAnimator A software product designed for video editors and motion graphic artists to easily create broadcast-quality 3D text and logo animations. ProAnimator lets you open Illustrator EPS files, fonts, and 3D models; color and arrange them, and then animate them using a special no-keyframe-based method. As you craft your animation you will see a preview playing back over and over in real time. Changes made to the animation are immediately reflected in the playback window. When you are done creating the animation it can be rendered to a wide variety of file formats for integration into compositing or video editing programs. Source: web site.

, Volume 1: The Essentials (2nd Edition, Version 5.5) Master all the core concepts needed to use After Effects 5.5 on a daily basis, including transformations, keyframing animation, editing layers, masking, track mattes, stencils, nesting, precomposing, transfer modes, effects, adjustment layers, and rendering, plus the major new features Parenting, 3D Layers, Cameras, and Lights. In addition to the new topics, owners of the first edition of CMG will benefit from the updated coverage of such key features as transfer modes, masking, and collapsing transformations. Beginners and students will enjoy the new first chapter, which takes them on a tour through After Effects in the form of creating a mythical television show opening title sequence. The CD includes free plug-ins and keyframe assistants from Boris FX, Walker Effects, Digital Film Tools, The Foundry, Digital Anarchy, and DigiEffects plus inspirational footage from Artbeats, Digital Vision, and EyeWire to experiment with. Source: web site.

On Screen In Time: Transitions in motion graphic design for film, television, and new media.Few disciplines can capture attention and imagination as effectively as motion graphic design—and few are as seductive both to designers and viewers. Through interviews with the cream of today's motion graphic designers and examples of their work from the turn of the 21st century, this book brings a global perspective to the creative innovations at the cutting edge of motion graphics, and the challenges facing the industry. Source: web site.


FEATURED STUDIO OR SCHOOL: Legal Arts Communications

This week we feature a graphic arts firm that specializes in the preparation of visual material for legal purposes. Legal Arts Communications is a nationwide consulting, graphic design and technology firm blending ingenuity, inspiration and innovation into powerful visuals that persuade throughout the litigation process.

Found in April, 1979, Legal Arts was one of a few firms dedicated exclusively to designing and producing demonstrative evidence. Today, the advantages of computer generated graphics, animation, and presentation media combined with a strong dedication on visual communication fundamentals has facilitated Legal Arts Communications goal to provide the fact finder with information that is informative, interesting, and persuasive.

Source: Legal Arts web site.



VHS MAKING THE LONG GOODBYE. DVD now accounts for 70% of the overall home video market, whereas last year the split between DVD and VHS was 50-50. But there are still almost 50 million U.S. homes with VHS players (and without DVD players), and Fox's Steven Feldstein says: "It's not time to play taps for VHS... It will make a graceful exit." Others, however, think the end is near, and Columbia TriStar president Benjamin Feingold predicts, "I suspect in a year and a half it will be tough to find (movies on tape)." VCR sales are down 46% in the first six months this year compared with the same period in 2002, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. (USA Today 27 Jul 2003) Source:NewsScanDaily

TECH EXODUS: 500,000 JOBS MOVING OVERSEAS. One out of 10 jobs in the U.S. computer services and software sector could move overseas by the end of next year, according to a new report from Gartner Inc. And while professionals in the computer industry will be especially hard-hit, IT jobs in other sectors such as banking, health-care and insurance will feel the impact also, with one in 20 being exported to emerging markets such as Russia, India or other countries in Southeast Asia. "Suddenly we have a profession -- computer programming -- that has to wake up and consider what value it really has to offer," says Gartner VP and research director Diane Morello. Morello estimates that based on her preliminary calculations, at least 500,000 jobs will be lost to offshore outsourcing by then end of 2004. The trend toward "offshore outsourcing" is heating up as a political issue, with legislators in five states proposing bills that would require workers hired under state contracts be American citizens or fill a special niche that citizens cannot. (Reuters/ 30 Jul 2003)

WHAT ARE THEY DOING DOWN ON THE FARM? Answer: surfing and sending e-mail. An Agriculture Department survey has found that 48% of the 2 million farms in the U.S. are connected to the Internet. The next big push will be to upgrade from dialup to broadband connections. Because the scarcity of rural subscribers doesn't justify the cost of laying cable or building rural areas, Congress last year passed a farm bill pushed by President Bush, that provided $100 million in loans and loan guarantees over the next six years to encourage companies, cities and counties to invest in broadband in rural areas. (AP/San Jose Mercury News 29 Jul 2003) Source:NewsScanDaily

VIRTUAL STUNTMEN SET FOR HOLLYWOOD DEBUT. Natural Motion, based in Oxford, England, has developed software that creates and controls the bodies of virtual stuntmen who can perform death-defying feats just like real people, but without the risk of injury.
The simulation system is being used to create stunts for the forthcoming historical epic, "Troy," which stars Brad Pitt as Achilles and Orlando Bloom as Paris. The software, dubbed Endorphin, is based on models of the human body and is capable of "learning" how real muscles and bone work together in a situation to create a convincing simulation of live action. "Sometimes you see some of our behavior engineers lying on the ground, rolling around trying to work out how they would do something," says Natural Motion technology director Colm Massey. "Then they try to teach the virtual actor to do what they had just been doing… We say to the director 'what do you want to happen now? Do you want him to be blown up, do you want his legs to be ripped off or do you want him to fall down a cliff or
reach out and grab for something and fail and stumble and fall?'" Massey says his Endorphin creations will never fully take the place of human stuntmen, who will always be needed for close-up action. "It's not the end of the day for real stuntmen, but we will take some of their jobs." (BBC News 31 Jul 2003) Source:NewsScanDaily

EXPERTS SHARE TIPS ON AVOIDING FILE-SHARING LAWSUITS. In the wake of the recording industry's unprecedented moves against individual consumers to enforce copyright laws, legal experts are warning people who engage in music file-swapping to immediately stop sharing potentially infringing files or to disable file-sharing software. "…(T)he first thing you should do if you want to be off (the RIAA's) radar is to stop uploading," says Electronic Frontier Foundation senior intellectual property attorney Fred von Lohmann. But whether that strategy will prove successful is uncertain, because the RIAA has been collecting snapshots of individuals' shared file folders since June 26 to use as evidence lawsuits. Even if a file-swapper has since deleted those files, "that snapshot establishes enough evidence to establish infringement," says copyright expert Evan Cox. An RIAA spokeswoman says her group might be "willing to talk settlement" if a file-sharer has erased the evidence, but that will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The RIAA is using a provision included in the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act to issue subpoenas requiring ISPs to disclose the names of suspected infringers, raising the stakes in its battle against unauthorized use of its copyrighted music. "What I think they're going to do is start suing moms and dads and families across America," says California attorney Ira Rothken. "They could lose their house or lose their ability to send their kids to college. That is not the intent of copyright statutes, to bankrupt a middle-class family." (San Francisco Chronicle 28 Jul 2003) Source:NewsScanDaily

RECORD LABELS, COLLEGES SEEK LEGITIMATE MUSIC OPTIONS. Recording industry executives are quietly working with colleges and universities to develop new online music services that would give students a legitimate and attractive alternative to using file-sharing sites such as Kazaa. The discussions are still at an early stage, but music executives are hopeful they can win over college administrators: "This is a great opportunity to tap into this university base, show them the promise of digital music, show them the compelling digital offerings," says Musicmatch president Peter D. Csathy. The proposed services would provide students with an extensive collection of songs stored on an online jukebox for a fee of $5 or $10 a month. If they wanted to purchase songs to burn to a CD or transfer to an MP3 player, the cost would be $1 or less per track. However, for a legitimate service to succeed on campus, colleges would need to curtail access to unauthorized ones, something they've so far been reluctant to do, arguing that blocking peer-to-peer services runs counter to the ideals of academic freedom. "Part of it was that [universities] weren’t yet feeling the real heat," says Peter Fader, a market professor at University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. "So, unfortunately, it will come down to when the threats are large enough, either legal or financial. Then it will happen." (Los Angeles Times 1 Aug 2003),1,3021446.story?coll=la-headlines-technology Source:NewsScanDaily

THE MOVIE PIRATES. An unanticipated by-product of Malaysia's campaign against the sale of illegal video discs is the rise of extortionists who impersonate law enforcement officers on surprise checks and demand 50 ringgit (US$13) for each illegal disc they find. Illegal copying of movies and computer software is pervasive in Malaysia and cheap versions of the latest Hollywood, Indian and Hong Kong films have been widely available at street stalls and in stores. (AP/San Jose Mercury News 29 Jul 2003)

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

NewsMac 2.3. As Marshall McLuhan once said, "News, far more than art, is artifact." With that aphorism in mind, users looking to consolidate their preferred "artifact" sources online, will find that NewsMac 2.3 is a handy program to have on their computer. Essentially, NewsMac "brings together all your favorite news web sites" and lets users view the current headlines. This latest version of NewsMac also allows users to copy channel headlines as text or HTML, along with support for displaying non-Roman characters (such as Japanese) in headlines. NewsMac 2.3 is compatible with all systems running Mac OS 10.2 and higher.

Cosmo Popup Blocker 2.3 To say that there are numerous popup ad blockers available would be something of an understatement. This latest version of Cosmo Popup Blocker is notable for its easy usability, and will be of interest to anyone looking for such an application. Compatible with Internet Explorer, Cosmo Popup Blocker features several helpful options, such as an auditory reminder when an ad is blocked, and the ability to customize which domain names are blocked in their entirety. Cosmo Popup Blocker is compatible with all systems running Windows 95 and higher.




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.

Directory of Film Festivals. Prepared by Inside Film Magazine. One of the more comprehensive listing of film competitions available on line.


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 recommend for learning more about careers in media 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 Creative, innovative, collaborative, production-oriented individual is needed at Lane Transit District to be responsible for designing and producing a variety of informational and promotional printed materials, and developing, monitoring and managing LTD's Web site. Qualified candidates must have knowledge of the principles and practices of graphic design and production; Web page design/maintenance and printing processes; and the ability to utilize computer graphics, desktop publishing/ web design software programs, and traditional graphic design tools. Compensation for this position is based on a a salary range of $27,089 to $36,119 per year, plus comprehensive benefits. Apply by submitting a completed Lane Transit District employment application by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 8, 2003. Application packets are available at Lane Transit District, 3500 E. 17th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97403. Phone: . FAX: . Lane Transit District is an AA/EEO Employer LTD Location: OR  Date: 8/3/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Computer/Web Designer. Must have technical experience in all aspects of web design. Required expertise in HTML, JavaScript and CSS (not reliant on WYSIWYG editors). Able to write HTML compliant with current W3C standards. Experienced with Fireworks & Dreamweaver. Ability to work quickly and accurately in a fast paced environment. Able to manage multiple tasks and have excellent communication skills. Send resume' and portfolio to Date: 8/3/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

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. Source: Register Guard (Eugene)    

Writer/Programmer.Computer WordPerfect 8 macro writer/ programmer Looking for a WordPerfect 8 (for Windows) expert to write and adjust macros for a Eugene based client on a regular basis. Must have extensive macro writing skills for the position. Please send resume to; InfoGroup NorthWest Location: OR  Date: 8/3/2003
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
Ad Executive / Creative 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: Source: Register Guard (Eugene)  8/03/2003      

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. Source: Register Guard (Eugene) Date: 7/27/2003
Graphic 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 Source: Register Guard (Eugene) Date: 8/03/2003

Programmer Application programmer to enhance and maintain various in-house systems. Experience with ERP systems, SQL, ASP, VB, and Access required. Delphi experience a plus. Resume to .Location: OR  Date: 8/3/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Technical Support Experienced team player needed for dynamic local software company. Requires strong communication skills, analytical abilities, familiarity with Windows networks and MS Office. AS degree in computer science or equivalent, 3+ years experience, MRP/ERP familiarity. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Email letter and resume to: . Put "Tech Support" in email subject field. Location: OR  Date: 8/3/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Interface Designer: Local Internet marketing firm seeks: Skilled designer to build user interfaces for multiple web-based applications, using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, FLASH/MING. Prior experience with user interface use case creation, development and testing required. Familiarity with search engines, e-commerce a plus. Java developer to help design and build multiple web-based platforms. 6-9 month contract with potential for full time. Strong Java application development. Familiar with Apache, Tomcat, ANT, Windows, Linux, Unix, SQL. Ability to write and test modules, documentation of code, and troubleshoot existing systems. E-mail resume, cover letter, (including salary requirements), work samples and/or portfolio to: Location: OR  Date: 8/3/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)


Travel industry marketing or sales. Passport Online provides electronic content, marketing and promotional tools to travel agencies and travel product vendors around the country. We offer web-based content delivery, email marketing tools, and electronic marketing services to leisure travel companies across the travel industry. We have built a successful, growing business and are now the leading provider of these services in the leisure travel market. We are looking to hire a new team member, to help us coordinate our email marketing programs and produce high quality email and web promotions for our many customers. The best candidates to join our team have several years of experience in the travel industry, experience with sales or marketing of travel products, strong written and verbal communications skills, good organizational skills, ability to quickly learn new computer tools and techniques, and a distinct love of the world of leisure travel. Additional consideration will be given to candidates with graphic design skills and experience with tools such as Photoshop. It is vital that candidates be excellent team members, willing to learn and to contribute ideas in a positive, productive manner. Also, our customers are our business, so respect for customers is critical. If you think this is work you can do well and love, please contact us at . This position is in our Beaverton, Oregon office. Responsibilities and compensation will depend on the skills and qualifications of the successful candidate. Please note that we cannot provide relocation.
Click here for more information and to apply online! Oregonian Published on 08/02

Graphic Designer 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

Marketing Coordinator. needed for graphic design, event coordination, web site creation, and market analysis. Send resume and salary history to P.O. Box 5435, Vancouver, WA 98668 Published in The Oregonian on 08/02

Marketing Communications Creative Coordinator 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

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:

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

Television 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 Equal Opportunity Employer A Drug Screen and Background Check will be required of all final applicants. This position closes on August 1, 2003. Published in The Oregonian on 08/03

Instructional Design. Via is seeking experienced instructional designers to set web-based course designs and interactivity for training retail sales channel on high-tech products. Primary focus is on product and sales training for technology retailers. Responsibilities Include:
- Collaboration with clients to establish project goals and training objectives
- Defining project scope and functionality in conjunction with clients and internal team
- Content research and management
- Producing fully descriptive production-ready storyboards; leading both client and internal team reviews
- Reviewing screen designs and functionality with graphics and programming teams for usability
- Determining and writing information resources as adjuncts to training courses
Required Skills and Experience:
- Minimum two years experience designing and writing interactive training projects with an emphasis on web functionality
- Ability to communicate clearly with all web development disciplines under tight deadlines
- Client and content scope management techniques and practices
- Ability to understand complex technology and communicate simply and clearly
- Bachelor’s degree in information design, instructional development or related fields
- Conceptual thinker, team player, excellent communication skills with clients and coworkers
- Attention to detail and strong work ethic
- Exceptional writing skills
- Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously under aggressive deadlines
- Experience with sales training a plus
- Desire to incorporate the most effective, leading-edge instructional approaches in a cost-effective manner
Human Resources
1620 SW Taylor, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97205

Senior Web Producer.Via is seeking experienced interactive producers to lead dedicated project teams in a rapid development environment. Responsibilities Include:
Managing interactive projects, including scheduling, budgeting and workflow
Leading teams of designers, writers, and programmers
Serve as second client contact under an account manager
Required Skills and Experience:
- 5 + years experience with both CD-ROM and Web projects
- Experience with both marketing and training content
- Strong skills in team coordination and collaborative problem solving
- Organized, professional demeanor
- Excellent people skills, clear communication with both team members and clients
- Strong knowledge of interactive technologies and issues
- Experience with both marketing and training content
- Strong skills in team coordination and collaborative problem solving
- Organized, professional demeanor
- Excellent people skills, clear communication with both team members and clients
- Strong knowledge of interactive technologies and issues
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Strong computer skills – including MS Office and MS Project
- Ability to meet multiple deadlines under conditions characterized by short lead times and changing priorities
- Ability to work extended and odd hours as needed to complete projects
Human Resources
1620 SW Taylor, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97205

Software Engineer Via is seeking experienced software developers comfortable in highly collaborative team settings. Responsibilities Include:
- Responsible for the design and implementation of key modules using J2EE-based technologies, particularly EJBs, Servlets, JSP, JDBC, other Component architectures (such as CORBA, DCOM, etc), XML, SQL, etc.
- Contribute substantially to the J2EE system architecture, and take ownership for the design and development of major components and sub-systems
- Participate in Java design and code reviews, documentation of design, implementation of methodologies to ensure high quality software
Gather and document functional requirements from client subject matter experts and provide engineering support to them during and after product delivery
Required Skills and Experience:
- Experience designing and building high performance, mission critical software deployable across multiple platforms, including Windows NT, Unix and Linux
- Must possess strong technical skills and have an eagerness to excel
- Experience with 3-tier e-commerce server-side applications using EJBs (Enterprise Java Beans) or specific experience with BEA/WebLogic is a big plus (or other such application servers like Jboss, WebSphere, ATG/Dynamo, etc.)
- Demonstrable skills in algorithm development and problem solving
- Must be a team player, and have excellent communication skills
- Attention to detail, and a commitment to quality work
- Experience with Component-Based Development (CBD)
- Java certification
- Background working with relational databases such as Oracle or DB2
- Strong verbal, visual, and written communication skills
- Ability to meet multiple deadlines under conditions characterized by short lead times and changing priorities
- Ability to work extended and odd hours as needed to complete projects
Human Resources
1620 SW Taylor, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97205

Graphic Designer.Via is seeking experienced Graphic Designers with proven skills in designing multimedia training. Responsibilities Include:
- A team player to design and produce print collateral and interactive material
- Participate in strategic internal design meetings
- Solve visual problems creatively
- Ability to maintain corporate identity guidelines
- Ensure the integrity, quality and consistency of every project's design
Required Skills and Experience:
- Minimum of four years full-time experience in design and production
- Oustanding design skills
- Excellent skills in QuarkXPress, PhotoShop, Illustrator/Freehand, Fireworks and Flash
- Attention to detail and strong work ethic
- Strong background in web design with a true understanding of graphic design principles and how they apply to the web
- Team skills, ability to take direction
- Interactive training design knowledge/experience

Human Resources
1620 SW Taylor, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97205

Web Designer. Invest In Your Career and Contribute to Your Community! Educational Service District (ESD) 112 is currently seeking a half-time Web Designer to perform design, development, implementation, and maintenance activities related to the ESD Web site. The successful applicant will have a background using Microsoft IIS, online databases, Web authoring tools, and Web related programming languages such as ASP, HTML, and JavaScript. Minimum of: a degree in Information Systems or related field, and experience in Web design, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required. Knowledge of Microsoft SQL, Windows 2000, and E-Commerce is desired. 20 hrs/week. Starting pay range $13.56-$15.16 with advancement to $18.51. Position closes Aug 7, 2003 at 5:00pm. Include Web URLs you have designed in the application packet. To request complete position description and application materials contact: ESD 112 Educational Service Dist NE 65th Avenue Vancouver, WA 98661 1-/ An Equal Opportunity Employer Published in The Oregonian on 07/27


I'm currently limiting my Newsletter job searching to Oregon and South West Washington. However, for those interested in job positions elsewhere in the Northwest may I recommend the following.


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.


Career Click .COM. This online service allows you to search individual, regional, or national Canadian newspapers for job positions. Remember that Canada has tight employment restrictions for non residents.

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.