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August 10, 2003 - Vol 2. No. 32

Up Front Sunday Morning:

Do you have a web site? I'm planning to start a new feature in the Newsletter that will focus on the skills and services represented by this Newsletter's talented readership.Let me know if you would like to be included. Send your web URL to .

A recent survey of Portland based business listings found that there are: 118 web design firms, 161 video production houses, and 43 multimedia companies in Portland. Most of these are small agencies with 1 to 5 employees.

Nine films by Eugene filmmakers are being shown at the current Cascade Independent Film Festival that ends tonight. Some of the films include "Code," a short experimental film by Erik Gorski; "Meet the Thunder," a short animation film by Saritdikhun Somasa; and "X-R Extreme Running," a mockumentary" by Adam Wendt, Laura Stroebel, Ty Connor and Scott K. The festival ends tonight with screenings at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m at the Clinton Street Theater in Portland. Check web site for more information.

Over 2,000 designers from around the world will gather in Vancouver, B.C. October 23-26 for the Power of Design conference. See Events and Opportunities section for more details.

My apologies to those for whom this may be the first newsletter in sometime. Apparently I lost a few addresses during my conversion to OS-X and a new mail system in May.Past newsletters are archived on the Proscenia Interactive web site.

Cheers, Gary


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DID YOU KNOW? Facts about Oregon Media Personalities

Don Hunter, born and raised in Eugene, is a pioneer in multimedia program design and audio recording. Now 89, Hunter continues to do audio field recording capturing the ever changing soundscape and producing six projector slide sound presentations documenting the flora, fauna, and natural world of the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Hunter began recording on discs in 1932 and then moved on to other media including wire and tape. After receiving a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska he first worked as an engineer with Eugene Water and Electric Board's communication office and then became director of the University of Oregon Audiovisual Media Center. He held that position for 30 years until retiring in 1977.

Hunter's audio collection of over five thousand recordings is one of the largest private collections of field sounds in the nation. Many of the sounds he has recorded no longer can be heard such as the Eugene air raid siren that was test once a week through the 1960's.
Don Hunter's work can be currently seen at the University of Oregon Museum of Natural History's exhibit Preserving Sight and Sound.


DISCUSSION: 7 Tips for Interface Design

A short column this week in which 7 basic tips for more effective web site interface design are suggested.

  1. Use short blocks of text. Keep written material simple. Write more as for a newspaper than magazine. Short sentences and paragraphs work best.
  2. Organize material for quick scanning. Internet readers tend to scan a page for information. Use descriptive sub headings, bulleted text, and highlighted words.
  3. Use scrolling cautiously. It has been found that readers do not like to do horizontal scrolling. Vertical scrolling is acceptable though it too can become annoying if pages are too long.It is estimated that only 10% of users scroll beyond the information that is visible on the screen when a page comes up.
  4. Avoid frames.Frames tend to create problems for users such as when bookmarking and printing pages.
  5. Design for fast loading. It is estimated that you have three seconds to convince a user not to change sites. Get something on the screen and make it interesting enough to hold the viewer's attention. If it takes too long to download, revise your design.
  6. Don't distract the eye. Human visual perception is very sensitive to movement. Flashing animations and traveling banners only serve to distract a reader. Use on-screen movement only when needed.
  7. Use short URL addresses. Addresses over 72 characters are often difficult to send as part of an e-mail posting. A long URL may break in an email and few recipients may know they need to attach the line to make it function.
Sources: Internet web design sites.



Crazy Fingers is a Portland based design group, chartered May 8, 1997, that provides graphic arts, advertising and interactive services for dozens of corporate clients along the West coast. It has grown over the years to service dozens of corporate clients, with profitable web sites, beautiful collateral material, concise copy writing and expert consulting. The firm focuses on interactive communication and has earned several appointments to handle art direction for tech houses, other web design firms and advertising agencies.Crazy Fingers is located at 4598 SW Comus Place, Portland. Voice: 503 Fax: 503 and by e-mail at:

What may be of interest to those wondering about charging for services is Crazy Fingers pricing and process statements. This is always helpful information for newbies in the media design business.

Source: company web site.



SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION ON THE NET. The parlor game "Six Degrees of Separation" (based on the idea that you're only six friends distant by telephone call to anyone in the world) is the idea behind new companies like Visible Path and Spoke, which examine social networks on the Internet to see who-knows-whom. By scanning information in electronic calendars and address book to find networks of friends or correspondents, the software is able to answer questions such as "Is there anyone I know who knows someone who could get me through to Arnold Schwarzenegger?" Jay Ziskrout, the chief operating officer of a music publishing company, enthuses: "I was actually blown away. Instead of sending a mass e-mail to my whole office -- or walking around to everyone saying, 'Do you know this person? Do you know so-and-so?' -- this is really a great way of doing it." David Gilmour, founder of Tacit Knowledge Systems, agrees: "I think something really big is about to unfold here. Within five years, software that chases around and picks up the bread crumbs you leave behind, and does so for the benefit of you as an individual, will be ubiquitous." Hewlett-Packard is already exploring whether cell phones could perform similar information-sharing for networking or dating applications, and many privacy advocates are wondering about unintended consequences. One of them says: "So far there hasn't been the Chernobyl of social network analysis. But believe me, it's out there... Like crooks keep two sets of books, I think people are going to keep two sets of Outlook files. One for Visible Path, one for themselves." (AP/USA Today 4 Aug 2003)

'NANO' ENJOYS MEGA-POPULARITY.Nano is hot, and if you don't think so, just check Google. More than a million entries containing the word "nano" pop up, according to Reuters. "It's kind of a fad word people use now to give the appearance of being high-tech," says Jim Lowe, senior editor for Merriam-Webster Dictionary, which defines nanotechnology as "the art of manipulating materials on an atomic or molecular scale, especially to build microscopic devices." The term -- derived from nanometer, which is a unit of measure equal to a billionth of a meter -- is popping up all over the place, and has become a special favorite of startups in search of venture capital. "This is in the great tradition of picking up on the latest buzz prefix or suffix and attaching it to your company's name to make it sound cool. And that can translate into more investment and better chance in the marketplace," says Wired Magazine senior editor Mark Robinson. Meanwhile, there are Nanotex trousers and a Nano Bag for cradling sleeping babies, and even a site that instructs users on setting up and maintaining coral reef ecosystems in home aquariums. Enthusiasts of the latter are called… what else? Nano reefers. (Reuters 1 Aug 2003)Source:NewsScanDaily

XML: EXTREMELY CONFUSING? Most experts agree that XML -- a meta-language designed as "a toolset to define building blocks for data identifiers" -- will play a major role in the future of digital content and how it's stored and found on the Web, but the fragmentation of XML standards and specifications is daunting. "At the very least, the proliferation of standards could result in millions of dollars in lost effort for organizations utilizing the meta-language; at worst it will corrupt data and compromise business-critical transactions and operations because different parts of the same company will process conflicting XML messages without knowing it," says a recent Gartner report, which predicts that of the $3 billion likely to be spent worldwide on XML modeling activities between 2001 and 2004, $2 billion of it will be wasted. "There are so many specifications under development in XML right now that no one can keep track of them. There are hundreds of them," says Gartner research director Charles Abrams. Abrams predicts that the current hodgepodge of standards will consolidate over time as companies gain experience in applying XML to their business operations, but that it will require additional cooperation among users and customers to make the whole system workable in the long run. "It's not just a matter of agreeing on specifications, it's getting experience of what you do with it. Just because you have letters, grammar and an alphabet does not mean you are going to press a button and end up with literature overnight." Meanwhile, McKinsey & Co. advises that for the time being, companies should stick withtried-and-true technologies such as Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) for e-commerce and other mission-critical applications. (ZDNet UK 5 Aug 2003),39020415,39115499,00.htm Source:NewsScanDaily

MICROSOFT MOUSE SHOWS OFF SMOOTH MOVES. The latest model of Microsoft's mouse will feature wheels that tilt as well as roll, enabling users to scroll from side-to-side as well as vertically without resorting to on-screen navigation bars. The device will be especially handy for people viewing large documents or spreadsheets that do not fit neatly into the screen's space. The new mice, which are slated to hit the shelves September 3, will also allow users to switch between open applications by pressing down on the scroll wheel instead of using the keyboard. (BBC News 7 Aug 2003) Source:NewsScanDaily

STUDY SAYS THE INTERNET IS GOOD FOR KIDS. A three-year, $1.5-million Michigan State University study of children from 90 low-income families has tentatively concluded that children introduced to the Internet at home improve their grades and perform better on standardized reading tests. A project administrator explained, "You have to read for everything you want to do on the Web, even if you want to download music. They were playing and happened to be learning, which is the way we learn most basic things in our first years... We need more good research on what this technology is doing to children and adults. We hear a lot of hype and anecdotes. We really don't know how much time kids are spending and the impact on their lives." The average age of the 140 children participating was 13, and nearly half the families reported household incomes of less than $15,000 a year. The children were online an average of 30 minutes a day. (Globe & Mail 4 Aug 2003) Source:NewsScanDaily

MILLIONS HANG UP ON LANDLINES Some 7.5 million Americans have cut the cord, canceling their landline phone service in favor of cell phone plans that offer free long distance and hundreds of minutes at competitive rates. Leading the way are students and young professionals who find that wireless devices mesh better with their mobile lifestyles. "It will be interesting to see if these young people who have abandoned landline phones will turn back to them as they grow older or if wireless will be able to serve all their needs," says a spokesman for the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association. According to figures from the International Telecommunication Union, cell phones now comprise 43% of all U.S. phones, up from 37% in 2000. Over the same period, the number of U.S. landline phones has dropped almost 3%, according to the FCC. The U.S. now has nearly one cell phone for every two
Americans -- a penetration rate it took landline phones 100 years to achieve. (AP 4 Aug 2003)

'FLASH MOBS' SWARM EUROPEAN CITIESThe "flash mob" craze, where groups of fun-seeking young people congregate at a moment's notice, perform some silly activity, and then quickly disperse, is taking Europe by storm. The fad started in Manhattan in June, when a group of more than 100 people converged on a Macy's department store and proceeded to besiege bemused sales clerks with queries about buying a "love rug" for their "suburban commune." Quickly following were flash mob events in Manhattan's SoHo area and Central Park. The phenomenon then crossed over to Rome, where 300 people mobbed a music and book store asking for non-existent titles, and last Friday in Berlin, 40 people gathered in the middle of a busy street, pulled out their cell phones and shouted "Yes, yes!" and then applauded. "Bill," the self-proclaimed inventor of the flash mob concept, says, "I called ours 'inexplicable mobs.' For some people, it is purely funny. For others, it is social -- they like being out with people. For others, it is political -- just getting out in the streets is a political act. I personally like it because it is aesthetic -- I love seeing all the people come together, seemingly out of nowhere." But Howard Rheingold, author of "Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution," warns that the concept could become politicized. "So far it is harmless fun -- a harmless way to experiment with a new form of technology-enabled collective action. But the same technique of using the Internet and mobile phones to organize collective action was used to bring down the Estrada regime in the Philippines and to tip the Korean election toward the ultimate winner, President Roh. All mobs have potential for danger." ( 5 Aug 2003)

APPLE 'THINKS DIFFERENT' ABOUT ITS FUTURE Apple Computer's success with its iPod MP3 player and its iTunes Music Store are harbingers of an enterprise-wide change, says Charles Wolf, a Needham & Co. analyst. "It's a paradigm shift at the company… [The iPod] represents a shift in strategy, whether they realized it at first or not. The iPod was the first product that wasn't tethered to the Mac." Indeed, years after Apple's "Think Different" advertising campaign, CEO Steve Jobs appears to be doing just that, slowly transforming Apple into a high-end consumer electronics and services company á la Sony, and enabling it to move away from Apple's dependence on Macintosh PC sales, which currently account for 80% of company revenues. The strategy could work --- morphing into a consumer-electronic company would capitalize on Apple's "cult of cool" brand that it has spent billions building. Says one recording industry exec: "Until Apple, it wasn't cool to buy digital music. This was about getting to that pivotal group of people -- the people who buy the cool sneakers and wear the right clothes -- and showing them that legally downloading music could be cooler than stealing it." Industry veteran Tim O'Reilly, founder and president of O'Reilly & Associates, likens Apple's decision to push its services into the Windows world to the one Sony made when it abandoned its Betamax technology in favor of the more popular but inferior VHS: "At some point Sony decided to compete on brand, software, design, and quality. That's what Apple has to do." (Business Week 5 Aug 2003) Source:NewsScanDaily

USING MOBILE PHONE DATA TO TRACE PEOPLE'S LOCATION. Carphone Warehouse PLC, a U.K. company, has launched the first major commercial service that traces people's locations using their mobile phones. Called mapAmobile, the service is charging £30 ($48) a year and 30 pence (48 cents) per request, and claims accuracy to within 50 yards. Carphone chief executive Andrew Harrison says, "We are responding to a real consumer need by bringing to the market a reliable, affordable and effective way for people to locate each other without disturbing them." But privacy advocate Barry Hugill of a group called Liberty worries: "Once the technology is there, it is there to be abused and I find it very hard to believe that it would be watertight. Potentially we could see stalkers moving in on the act." MapAmobile locates users by tracing the unique identifier each cell phone transmits and triangulating between the network towers that transmit and receive signals to and from phones. (AP/San Jose Mercury News 6 Aug 2003) Source:NewsScanDaily

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

Indie Toolbar 2.0 Developed by Alexander Wilson, this handy little application allows users to create a customizable standalone internet toolbar. This latest version also contains a host of new icons, bringing the total that may be used to over 300. The icons themselves are divided into a number of different themes such as those related to Macs, and those representing the Web sites of different nonprofit organizations. The Web site for Indie Toolbar 2.0 also features several screen shots and an area where users can send bug reports to Mr. Wilson directly. Indie Toolbar 2.0 is compatible with all systems running Mac OS X 10.1 and higher or Windows 95 and higher.

ANYwebcam 3.17. During the past few years, there have been a number of webcam programs released that allow fellow computer users to chat with each other. With this latest free version of ANYwebcam, users can choose from a variety of webcam categories, and read about other users via their individualized profile pages. From the program's homepage, users can create their own profile page, chat with other users, and ask questions about the program and how it works. ANYwebcam 3.17 is compatible with all systems running Windows 98 and higher.



ArtsElectric Calendar.
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.

Show off your video directing and editing prowess.Last May, The Cooper Temple Clause had a camera crew shoot four different views of their Glasgow performance of their new single, "Promises, Promises." The band now invites you to use these clips to create a great music video. And if they like yours best, you'll win a customized iPod.For an idea of what's possible, watch a sample video created by Dreamtek, a team of Apple Solutions Experts. Then download the videoclips and get started.
(Source: Apple Newsletter)


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.

The Power of Design: AIGA National Design Conference October 23-26, 2003, Vancouver, B.C.The Power of Design" will focus on the extraordinary opportunities for designing in the 21st century. Designers will play critical roles in the success of our rebounding economy - both as agents of social change in a complex world and as leading architects of sustainable solutions for a troubled planet. You'll hear speakers from diverse disciplines who work in a variety of media discuss designing for the economy, environment and culture. Join 2,000 designers for 3 days of conversation, inspiration, discovery and fun in the beautiful city of Vancouver, British Columbia.


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


Computer 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 Location: OR  Date: 8/3/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Computer Lab Instructor St. paul School (1201 Satre St., Eugene 97401 Seeks an experience Computer Lab Instructor (1.5 hrs. per day) for grades 1 to 4. Applications are available by stopping by or calling . Applications are due no later than 12:00 PM on Aug. 20, 2003. Location: OR  Date: 8/10/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Desktop Publishing Magazine Editor/ Graphic Designer Nonprofit international child welfare and adoption agency seeks creative team player to help edit magazine and design and edit other print projects. Proficiency in writing, editing, graphic design, and preparing productions for print. Thorough knowledge of Macintosh desktop publishing software: QuarkXPress, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and MS Word. Knowledge of online publishing and Internet software, including GoLive, a plus. Prefer Bachelors degree in Journalism, Communications, Applied Graphic Arts, or equivalent skills and 2 years experience. Complete job description at . Qualified candidates submit cover letter, resume and sample of both writing and design work by 8/22/03 to: HICS, PO Box 2880, Eugene, OR 97402. Holt International Childrens Services Location: OR  Date: 8/10/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Education. The computer information Technology division of Lane Community College is looking to expand it's pool of part-time instructions for possible openings. Minimum qualifications include a Master Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Technology or closely related field. Instructors with work experience in the computing field and previous college level teaching experience are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should send a resume & cover letter to: CIT Dept., 4000 E 30th Ave., Eugene, OR 97405, Attn: C. Appleby. Lane Community College is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. Location: OR  Date: 8/10/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Education Assistant. Non-profit art center seeking part-time Education Assistant. Provide administrative support Arts Program Manager. PC/Mac, Page Maker, Photoshop, Excel. Background in art or education. For Packet: 1910 E. 15th Ave., Eugene. Application deadline 8/20, 5:30 p.m. Start 09/02. Location: OR  Date: 8/10/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Information Services Analyst Salary: $41,600-$57,574/annually Assists in development of requirements for system hardware and software based on business needs. Evaluates, configures, installs, and documents systems hardware and software. Provides technical support to staff and users. Installs, tests, and upgrades personal computer software. Configures and implements remote problem resolution tools, troubleshoots, diagnoses and resolves system hardware and software problems. Plans, organizes and produces technical documentation and procedures. Equivalent to an Associate degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in computer science or a related field. Three years of increasingly responsible professional experience in a computer field working in a Client Support track. For more information about the requirements for this opportunity and to fill out the REQUIRED application and supplemental questionnaire please visit or contact Lane County Human Resources, 125 E. 8th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401, . Closes: 5:00pm, 8/25/03. EOE/ADA Location: OR  Date: 8/10/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Information Services Technician. Lane County Extra Help Position Limited to 520 hrs in a fiscal year Minimum 24 hour workweek at $15.00 per hour. Requires experience in the installation, repair, upgrade, maintenance, and problem determination on personal computers and systems in a complex networked environment. Preference given to person with additional training and skills such as more than one year of computer classes, or information systems support experience. Requires lifting computer and peripheral equipment. Must have a valid ODL for work at remote county sites and subject to a criminal background check. Send a resume postmarked by August 19th to: Jim Dotson, 125 E. 8th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401 Location: OR  Date: 8/10/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Interface Design: 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)

Software Engineer with degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field. We are a looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our small product development team. Embedded programming experience plus knowledge of C & Object oriented principles required. Windows client/server programming and/or interest in CD/DVD duplication a plus. E-mail resume to: , fax to: or mail to: Personnel Director, PO Box 549, Cottage Grove, OR 97424. Application deadline: 8/15/03 Location: OR  Date: 8/9/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Software Engeineer with degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field. We are a looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our small product development team. Embedded programming experience plus knowledge of C & Object oriented principles required. Windows client/server programming and/or interest in CD/DVD duplication a plus. E-mail resume to: , fax to: or mail to: Personnel Director, PO Box 549, Cottage Grove, OR 97424. Application deadline: 8/15/03 Location: OR  Date: 8/10/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Software Quality Assurance Experienced, professional QA person needed for fast-paced software company. Requirements: BS in Computer Science or equivalent; 2+ yrs. testing experience; knowledge of software quality methods; strong written & verbal communication skills. Experience with source code control, installation systems, databases, user interface design and usability standards are pluses. MS certification desired. Competitive salary & excellent benefits. Email letter and resume to: Put "QA Tester" in email subject field. Location: OR  Date: 8/10/2003 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)

Technical/Translators Norwegian and Danish Looking for Internet savvy people fluent in either language above to translate Web Pages. FT, 6 month project. $20/hr. Call Dale Published in The Oregonian on 08/10

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 Location: OR  Date: 8/3/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Web Photographer. Fire Mountain Gems is a direct mail catalog leader in the jewelry supply industry. We sell beads, gems, and jewelry-making supplies to crafters, jewelry and bead shops, and manufacturers worldwide. We're celebrating our 30th year in business and have experienced significant growth over the past 10 years. We're looking for a photographer to join our fast-paced, deadline-driven catalog and web production environment. The Assistant/Web Photographer should possess: * Product & digital photography experience. * Macintosh computer & Adobe Photoshop software knowledge. * Knowledge of color correction & computer file management. * Good organizational & time management skills. * The ability to work independently as well as with a team. * Photography training & at least 2 yrs. job experience. Interested candidates should send resume & salary requirements to: Fire Mountain Gems HR Department One Fire Mountain Way Grants Pass, OR 97526 Or E-mail resume to: EOE & Drug Free Workplace Location: OR  Date: 8/10/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)


ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONAL ASSISTANT With graphic design & marketing background. Do you have exper in taking creative ideas & data and then converting them into PowerPoint, Execl & Word presentations? We need a self-starter who is able to work independently & is flexible enough to take ownership of general tasks alongside special projects & do it with 'Zest, zeal, gusto, enthusiasm, enjoyment'. If this describes your passion and background, please fax your resume along with examples of your work & salary requirements to
Published in The Oregonian on 08/09

Administrative Assistant. Position available for careerminded person seeking full-time Administrative Assistant position in commercial real estate firm located in Beaverton. Proficient in Word and Excel, plus experience w/PhotoShop, Pagemaker and Act. Some cold calling required. Detail oriented and organized with an ability to multitask. If you're looking for a team environment with a well-established company, fax your resume and salary requirements to Business Mgr, or mail to 8625 SW Cascade, Suite 500, Beaverton OR 97008 or e-mail to Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Environment Published in The Oregonian on 08/03

Administrative Clerk- temporary. Norm Thompson Since 1949 Seasonal Opportunities! Temporary Administrative Clerk 'Escape From The Ordinary' with Norm Thompson, a leader in the mail order/retail field, specializing in unique apparel, gifts and food items.
We are seeking two Seasonal Administrative Assistants to support our Customer Center Training and Operations departments during our holiday season.
Training Administrative Clerk 10:30am-7:00pm Sept 22nd-Nov 26th. Good keyboarding and computer skills including MS Word and Excel with knowledge of Photoshop preferred
Operations Administrative Clerk Sept 22nd-Mid December. Knowledge of MS Word, Excel & Access. Ability to present brief, routine Operations Dept orientation information to new hire training classes. Both positions require excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to work well under pressure of daily deadlines and regular interruptions. Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload. Strong interpersonal and written communication skills. Mon-Fri, full time schedules, $10.00 per hour. Send resume to: Norm Thompson HR/PC PO Box 3999 Portland, OR 97208 Fax: Email: Norm Thompson values diversity and promotes a drug-free workplace. Equal Opportunity Employer
Published in The Oregonian on 08/10

Administrative Personal Assistant With graphic design & marketing background. Do you have exper in taking creative ideas & data and then converting them into PowerPoint, Execl & Word presentations? We need a self-starter who is able to work independently & is flexible enough to take ownership of general tasks alongside special projects & do it with 'Zest, zeal, gusto, enthusiasm, enjoyment'. If this describes your passion and background, please fax your resume along with examples of your work & salary requirements to Published in The Oregonian on 08/10

Apparel Design Assistant-Swimwear Position assists Designers in development and execution of swimwear product lines. Works with Designer to also assemble and maintain line for each group and assists in development of fabrications and maintenance of computer data. Must be creative, organized, flexible and extremely detailed oriented. Req. strong computer and office skills and must be able to prioritize and manage time. PDM/Illustrator experience a must. Knowledge of Photoshop & U4ia a definite plus. Please submit resume by fax or Published in The Oregonian on 08/03

Education Program Director, Information Technology Oregon Institute of Technology is seeking a Program Director for its Information Technology (IT) programs in Portland. This is a 12-month, fixed-term position (eligible for tenure track) with a split assignment of teaching and program administration. Position is available September 2003. This position reports to the Chair of the Department of Management in Klamath Falls and is responsible for assisting in the development of a program that results in increased enrollment and graduation and assures academic excellence. Primary duties include serving as student advisor for both prospective and enrolled students; assuring that course content follows guidelines; teaching IT courses; taking an active role in selecting, mentoring and evaluating adjunct faculty; and developing and maintaining relationships with local IT business and education communities. The successful candidate must possess a master's degree in an Information Systems related field, Ph.D. preferred. Applicants must also possess skills in marketing and promotion of academic programs. Preference will be given to candidates with college teaching experience and/or industry experience in the information technology field. Application screening will begin September 8, 2003 and continue until filled. To apply for this position, please submit a letter of interest, resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references to: Oregon Institute of Technology, Office of Human Resouces 04-66001, 3201 Campus Drive, Klamath Falls, OR 97601. Application materials can also be e-mailed to , or faxed to . For further information, please visit the OIT website at, or contact CharlesJones, Search Chair at , or e-mail OIT is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / ADA employer Published in The Oregonian on 08/10

Freelance Production Wizard. Production wizard needed for freelance assignments for a small design studio. MUST have 5+ years experience using Quark for long document and book layout/typesetting; knowledge of editorial shorthand and a sense of humor. Must also be a perfectionist, fast and like dogs.
Published on 08/07

Graphic Designer. DAVID EVANS AND ASSOCIATES INC. David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA), a leading national multidisciplinary Engineering-News Record Top 100 consulting firm, has the following opening available in its Portland office:Graphic / Project Assistant Team-oriented, organized, and detail oriented individual responsible for formatting, editing, and production of graphics for a variety of documents. Providing backup administrative assistance (invoicing, timecards). Required Qualifications: Minimum of 5 years experience as a graphics designer/ project assistant with stable work history Proficient in CorelDraw 10, Photoshop 7, AutoCAD 2000, Adobe Acrobat 5.0, and MS Office applications Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Cover letter/resume to: Attn: K-O DEA 2100 SW River Parkway Portland, OR 97201 (no phone calls please) Equal Opportunity Employer Published in The Oregonian on 08/03

Graphic Artist. Parametrix, a leading Pacific Northwest engineering and environmental sciences consulting firm, is seeking a full-time GRAPHIC ARTIST to join our growing Portland, OR office. Prepares sales proposals, technical reports, brochures, maps, and various quality graphic design work for internal and external use utilizing various software programs. Candidates must have AA (BA preferred) and 1-5 years related experience. BA can count for 1 year of experience. Must be proficient with PC-based design and production in Freehand/Illustrator, Photoshop, In Design, Power Point, and Map Publisher and/or ArcView. Experience in web site design preferred. Must have the desire to work in a fast paced environment. Candidates with previous A/E experience desired but not required. Our 34-year history is based on participatory management where employee-owners are encouraged to seize opportunity and maximize their professional potential. Parametrix offers an excellent benefits package including an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, a 401(k) plan and Incentive Pay Program. Qualified applicants please email/fax a letter of interest, resume and salary requirements to: Published in The Oregonian on 08/03

Graphic Artist. Production Photography PT/Flex schedule at newspaper. Exp with PhotoShop, Quark, Adobe Acrobat pref'd. Mac/PC Platforms. Photography a plus. Forest Grove News Times is located 25 mins west of Pltnd in college town. Immed opening. Send resume & refs a.s.a.p. to: Publisher @ Forest Grove News Times - PO Box 408, Forest Grove OR 97116 or email: Published in The Oregonian on 08/10

Graphic Artist/Designer. Apply your professional exp, hands-on artistic ability & computer proficiency in PhotoShop, Illustrator & InDesign to create craft & scrapbook backgrounds & papers, and cover lay-out for instructional craft books & catalogs. F/T on-site in Canby. See further details under employment opportunities on our website: Send cover letter w/salary requirements, resume & examples of work to: Dept GAD, 1250 NW 3rd, Canby, OR 97013 Published in The Oregonian on 08/03

Graphic Designer. Grand & Benedicts, the West Coast's largest store fixture company, is looking for a talented graphic designer with a minimum of 1-year design experience. Responsibilities include developing marketing materials, such as catalogs, presentations, brochures, and advertisements, from concept to production. Ideal should possess a sophisticated understanding of the use of color, page layout, and typography along with the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines. Must be familiar with the printing process and preparing electronic files for print. Experience in Mac environment with expert knowlege using Photoshop, Illustrator, PageMaker, Microsoft Office, and Acrobat a must. Web design experience desired. A bachelor's degree is preferred. Competitive salry, 401k, profit sharing, 125 plan, wellness programs, and full health benefits. Email resume to , or visit our web site at Published in The Oregonian on 08/10

Graphic Designer Marketing Assistant.Progressive telecommunications co SE of Oregon City seeks a graphic designer/marketing assistant to produce & create quality work for our marketing department. This is a full time position with a salary range of $27,000 to $29,400 per yr. Requirements: 2-3 yrs exp in graphic design, proficient with a Mac, PC, free hand, Quark, Illustrator & Photoshop. Samples of work expected. Company offers excellent benefits including a 401 K retirement package & a 125 cafeteria plan. Requires a preemployment drug screening test. Mail, FAX or e-mail cover letter & resume to Human Resources Mgr, 15223 S Henrici Rd, Oregon City, Or 97045 FAX e-mail Equal Opportunity Employer Published in The Oregonian on 08/10

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 08/04

Marketing Coordinator - International Real Estate Transaction Services Co seeks Mrktg Coord for its tri-county operations. Ideal candidate will be well versed in marketing, graphic design, & event planning. She/he must be proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher & FrontPage. We are looking for a team player who is organized, articulate, & detail-oriented. Please direct all responses to Lane Mueller, 1515 SW 5th Ave, Ste 840, Portland, OR 97201. Published in The Oregonian on 08/09

Marketing Communications. Use your copywriting, desktop design and layout talents to produce effective medical marketing, sales and corporate communications solutions for RS medical, the leading provider of electrotherapy products to US physicians. Medical marketing experience is a definite advantage, with minimum five years' in copywriting, graphic design, marketing communications or related areas. Produce sales collateral, clinical papers, product and other materials from concept to completion. Requires advanced skills in writing, editing and digital layout, as well as image creation/manipulation, drawing and presentation development using InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and related soft- ware. Need working knowledge of digital and traditional prepress and printing. Bachelor's degree with journalism/communications or English studies. RS Medical is a fast-growing, marketing-driven company headquartered in Vancouver. Qualified applicants should visit for moreinfo, then mail, fax, or email resume & salary requirements to RS Medical 14401 SE 1st St. Vancouver WA 98684 Fax j No telephone calls please.
Published in The Oregonian on 08/10

Photographer. Columbia Sportswear Company Columbia Sportswear Company Digital Studio Photographer Part-Time Columbia Sportswear Company, a global leader in the design and development of outerwear, sportwear and footwear is currently seeking a Part Time Digital Studio Photographer. In this part time position, you wll photograph apparel for Columbia and Sorel websites and catalogs, and fulfill other requests as scheduled by the Digital Studio Coordinator. Responsibilities include maintaining camera and other studio equipment, work with Stylist during photo sessions and complete all color correction work to ensure final images will be suitable for print production. Potential Columbia team member will have a high school education or equivalent. Work experience to include a minimum of three to five years experience in photo studio work. Experience in a graphics/print environment using MAC computer systems, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Ability to successfully execute multiple tasks and projects. If you have a proven track record as a successful studio photographer, please send your resume to our Corporate Headquarters: Columbia Sportswear Company, 14375 NW Science Park Drive, Portland, OR 97, Human Resources, Dept: Photographer, or FAX to OR e-mail to Equal Opportunity Employer Check out our website at
Published in The Oregonian on 08/10

Technical Publications/ Web Specialist HR REQ NO: 203F-207 Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, is seeking a Technical Publications/Web Specialist for our Camas, Washington office. This position does NOT offer relocation assistance. If you are creative, enjoy a busy work environment, and have a strong track record in a team development of websites and technical publications, we're looking for YOU! You'll play a key role in supporting the SMA Marketing Communications and Technical Publications teams. You'll support SMA's websites; produce company press releases, proof and copyedit technical documents, manipulate graphics and images. Plus plan, design, and maintain document style guides. We'd prefer you have a bachelor's degree in Technical Communications but will consider other disciplines with strong demonstrated tech pubs/web dev work experience. A minimum five (5) years of directly related work experience is required. Computer/software/web tools we require include: Windows/PC desktop publishing systems, Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Acrobat, MS Front Page, HTML, MS Power Point, and MS Word. Other desirable skills include: Adobe Framemaker, Adobe GoLive, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PageMaker, MS Excel, and/or OCR software. To see the full job description for this position, please go to our website: &see the Job Opportunities page. To apply, please email your resume to In the subject line, be sure to include the HR REQ NO: 203F-207, your name, and this job title. Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas HR REQ NO: 203F- NW Pacific Rim Blvd. Camas, WA 98607 Fax: Published in The Oregonian on 08/10

Technical Writer (Apprentice).Operations REPORTS TO: Project Manager FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt SUMMARY: Develop, write, and edit cabin handbooks, either mechanical or electrical sections of maintenance manuals, operations manuals, handbooks, catalogs, and other technical publications to accurately reflect a product or process. An Apprentice Writer at AEC will rely on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job and works under limited supervision. Little creativity and latitude is required. Qualified candidates will have a background in avionics or have the ability to read wiring diagrams. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Organize, evaluate, and comprehend engineering documentation, such as drawings, specifications, schematics, diagrams, photographs, and reports to accurately develop narrative and instructions 2. Coordinate with supervisor/project lead for project assignment and schedule 3. Modify pre-existing AEC documentation (templates) to accurately reflect new engineering documentation received from customer 4. Be familiar with engineering drawings, reports, diagrams, and schematics 5. Comprehend either mechanical or electrical engineering data and develop narrative instructions, with some supervisor support 6. Find, follow, and adhere to AEC conventions 7. Request required graphics from Illustrations Department and integrate into manual in order to reflect appropriate operation/maintenance instructions 8. Must be able to withstand frequent critiques of work as an on-going quality improvement process 9. Meet deadlines while maintaining quality of writing assignments according to standards, conventions, and writing schedule 10. Must work well with others in a team environment 11. Other duties as assigned SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES: · Must have strong mechanical and/or electrical aptitude · Familiarity with aviation or avionics background preferred · Must have exceptional command of English language and grammar rules (ability to communicate/describe technical information to others) · Must possess an analytical aptitude · Ability to work independently, yet with moderate supervision · Should be able to effectively research for information on various products using the Internet and other research methods · Must have good organization and time management skills · Strong PC skills · Strong attention to detail SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: · Page Formatting Program experience (Adobe FrameMaker preferred, Quark, Pagemaker, etc) · Microsoft File Explorer · Microsoft Excel · Microsoft Windows · Microsoft Outlook · AutoCAD (preferred, not required) Click here for more information and to apply online! Published on 08/09

Television Producer Comcast Advertising Sales has an opening for a Producer in our Portland and Salem offices. We are seeking candidates who will perform a variety of duties on production projects. The successful candidate will be 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, Avid nonlinear experience preferred, editing equipment necessary to complete assignments. 3 years previous production experience necessary. Interview required of final candidates. To apply visit our website at com. A Drug Screen and Background Check will be required of all final applicants. Equal Opportunity Employer Published in The Oregonian on 08/10

Webmaster (Assistant) Good Pay! Great Experience! Our marketing team needs an additional sharp and hard working member who is seeking to gain fantastic front-line experience as we expand on our phenomenal results in internet marketing. Good writing & computer skills needed. Focus will be website maintenance. We are a solid 33-year old business located near Washington Square. $12-$15 hr depending on experience, with increases as your skills develop. Send resume with salary history: or fax . No applications accepted without salary history. Published in The Oregonian on 08/10


Education Manager. Come Work With Us! Jack Straw Productions is accepting resumes for the position of Education Manager. This position manages our youth and adult education programs. Jack Straw Productions provides innovative educational opportunities in art and technology through a broad range of classroom, in-studio, and internship programs for children and adults. We also work with a consortium of schools, artists, and arts organizations to develop and implement comprehensive, fully integrated multicultural education programs both in and out of schools. This position requires excellent written, verbal, and project management skills. A bachelor’s degree with non-profit arts background and community education experience is preferred. The position is 25-30 hours a week, with pro-rated benefits, salary DOE. Please send your resume and cover letter by August 25th to Jack Straw Productions, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle WA, 98105.


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