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I am Tsilli Pines. I started Design Portland Switchboard so that members of the community could help each other out.
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My first post on switchboard went smoothly. Such a Relief! I had asked to be contacted via email or messaged, and everyone opted toward email which worked out fine. This whole action of reaching out on switchboard had a snow ball effect and now a few other creatives and I are connecting in person to discuss collaborations and potentially forming a team. This experience gave me the confidence to connect with other creative minds and step out my dark 'comfort-zone' cave.
Switchboard worked really well for this initiative. It took about a day or two for the responses to start rolling in, but in the end, I think I received between six to eight qualified applicants. Ultimately, I ended up being referred to someone through the comments section (by another user) who was a perfect fit for the project.
It went so well. Such a wonderful group of attendees. We've been getting overwhelmingly positive feedback about the conference. For example: "I signed up for The 2015 Secret Knowledge Conference because it seemed like a safe bet that I would learn at least one useful insight to help me with my music career; I figured I'd make some good connections, too.The Secret Knowledge Conference really delivered.I got a lot out of the workshops but the real 'secret' of the conference, for me, was what I learned from talking with the other attendees. It was super helpful to connect with other creative people who have had some success and were willing to share some keen wisdom around building career momentum and cultivating a following. I took notes voraciously.After the conference, I went home and turned my notes into a 2016 music release, tour, and promotion plan for my band, Major Love Event. Applying what I learned at the conference made planning the next year so much easier. I finally know what my next steps are and how to go about taking them. I hope Secret Knowledge offers the conference again next year, when it comes time to start planning for 2017. I'll be there."Rebecca Van Damm, Musician
The VP of Strategy has a passion for for digital marketing, evidenced by years of experience in researching, strategizing and launching innovative digital work for major global brands. This agency leader understands the importance of building seamless digital experiences for modern consumers and knows how to conduct research to inform those experiences. Our VP of Strategy is a leader, critical thinker and skilled communicator. eROI's Strategy team—comprised of Strategy, Performance, Marketing Operations and IT —collaborates closely on a daily basis to solve complex challenges for our partners. The Strategy team serves as the research engine of the agency, ensuring our work across digital channels tracks back to real, tangible insights about our partners, audiences and measurable goals. The VP of Strategy is an expert not only in market research, but how to turn qualitative + quantitative insights into actionable recommendations for our clients. The ideal candidate has an extensive marketing background, with hands-on experience managing the inner-workings of a digital marketing agency, including new business development. This leadership role is a highly visible figure within the agency, confidently driving not only our work, but the health and success of agency operations and culture. LEADERSHIP Executive Team member of the agency, helping plan for and guide overall agency direction, business initiatives, operational efficiency and structure. Other Executive Team members include Exec Creative Director, VP of Partner Services, and CEO. Direct management, coaching and development of Strategy, Performance, Operations and IT team members. Includes consistent 1:1's, creating and tracking performance plans and driving career development for each individual team member. Key driver of creating and pitching new business development opportunities, including researching and vetting new opportunities, leading pitch/proposal creation and delivering polished pitch presentations in a variety of settings. Effective problem solver that consistently maintains composure and confidence in the face of challenges and serves as a unifying force across teams and departments. Confident, poised and visible agency leader, with frequent facilitation and guidance in agency events, department and staff meetings, and annual planning sessions. Highly effective in intrapersonal communication, both written and verbal, with the ability to work and collaborate across multiple team and personality types. TECHNICAL SKILL SET Highly knowledgeable in best practices and key functions of digital marketing channels and concepts: Site (U/X, Information Architecture), Email, Social Media, Search, Mobile and Paid Media. Understanding and experience with how these channels integrate to form an ideal customer experience. Working knowledge of the purposes and functionality of marketing software; ESPs (Salesforce Marketing Cloud, MailChimp, IBM Marketing Cloud Email), CRMs, Marketing Automation tools, etc. Extensive background in tracking of digital marketing programs, including a working knowledge of Google Analytics. This includes setting and tracking KPIs across key digital channels – i.e. knowing what to look for to gauge the success of digital campaigns and where to find that data. Highly skilled and experienced in Google Docs suite, including building presentations in Slides, navigating and analyzing data in Sheets and familiarity with creating, sharing and organizing documents. Highly knowledgeable in SEO/SEM best practices with high functioning knowledge of AdWords (certification preferred). EXPERIENCE 8-10 years experience in digital marketing, preferably within an agency setting. 5+ years' of leadership and management experience, having coached, lead and grown team members across a wide spectrum of disciplines. Extensive expertise in omnichannel digital marketing, including websites, social media, email, and mobile channels. Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) in marketing, business, or a related and relevant field. Knowledge of and interest in workforce diversity issues is highly valued. Experience working with diverse communities a plus. *eROI is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Apply at: https://eroi.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=5g&source=designportland
WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR We are looking for a designer who is as passionate about design as about doing work that is heady, content-rich, and mission-related. Do you love thinking about a brand's story and how to express it through design? Are you looking to learn and grow as a designer? We are seeking a Designer with agency experience who brings multiple disciplines — graphic and interaction design — to our work. CORE RESPONSIBILITIES: – Supports the Creative Team in execution and production on all projects – Works directly under Art Director to support project development and to bring projects to completion – Works with Art Director to learn and grow skills – Performs production design tasks happily – Helps build our studio culture as we grow YOU MUST BE: – An intensely visual person who loves making ideas manifest in the real world – Extremely detail-oriented and organized – A native to interactivity in mobile and web formats – A true collaborator who loves to work with people in an open environment – A strategic thinker who is deeply curious and passionate about brand storytelling through multiple mediums – Authentic, optimistic, excited, and honest with your own worldview – Open to critique and learning from the team SKILLS & EXPERIENCE – Experience working in an agency or studio environment – Expertise in design and layout programs (Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Keynote, Sketch) – Great communication skills – A strong knowledge of the design process in order to develop and deliver complex projects – The ability to clearly articulate ideas both verbally and in writing – The ability to take and respond to feedback – The ability to manage your own time well and work on multiple projects simultaneously – Experience in UX a plus – Photography skills a plus This is a full-time in-house position located at the Smith & Connors office in Portland, OR on SE Hawthorne and 42nd Avenue. We offer a competitive salary. More information on this job position: http://www.smithandconnors.com/about/hiring Please send your resume, salary requirements, and a link to your portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hey PDX startup folks! Registration for UX Night School's Summer Intro to UX Design/Research Workshops is open. Registration is limited to 7 participants, and the past two series have sold out. We'll meet again at Centrl Office Eastside on Thursday evenings from 6-9 PM. This is a hands-on introduction to user experience designed for grownups working in design and tech - no prerequisites, all levels of experience welcome. You'll gain experience and confidence with "doing UX" in a fun environment. Join us! Sessions: June 29, PLANNING USER EXPERIENCE PROJECTS July 6, INTERVIEWING USERS AND JOURNEY MAPPING July 11, Movie Night! July 20, ACCESSIBILITY AND USABILITY August 3, DESIGNING SERVICES Questions? email me - amelia at abreu.co
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