• You Should Know About Dayoung Ewart

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    Forget that this is one of the best art director books we’ve ever seen in Colorado. This is one of the best books we’ve seen in a long time ANYWHERE. Dayoung Ewart represents everything we love and respect about the campaigns created by Crispin Porter + Bogusky and its staff. (Yeah, yeah, we know you’ve got your own ill-founded opinion of the place.) But this work is rooted in great big entertaining, get-the-frickin-audience-involved ideas – not mired down in over-designed, over-written jargonese no one gives two rips about.

    What’s more, it’s abundantly clear from her book that CP+B and Dayoung are having fun with the advertising they’re creating. And we’re having a damn good time checking it out. In fact, let’s all create something people won’t hate today. And let’s allow the work of Dayoung Ewart to inspire that action in us. Welcome to our list of Recommended Talent, Dayoung. Proud to have you.

  • << New Interactive Project Manager Position Posted

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    Santy Advertising is searching for an Interactive Project Manager. Details here.

  • The Brief

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    Sweet idea here from the minds at the Art Director’s Club of Denver. Cool opportunity for you. Maybe?

    The Brief is a student design competition intended to simulate a late night at the agency. A design brief will be developed by a Creative Director and our “client,” Arts Street – a local arts-education non-profit focused on serving underprivileged youth.

    You will partner with 2 intercollegiate teams of 3 students from Colorado colleges and Universities to direct them through 2 hours of concepting (pencil and paper only) and 1.5 hours of digital execution. The Creative Director and Stella Yu, Arts Streets executive director, will select the winning team. Stella will subsequently have the opportunity to implement the generated campaign roughs or finished collateral for Arts Street’s future advertising.

    In addition to receiving valuable real world experience, student winners will receive scholarship money. Prizes will be awarded to the best concept AND the best execution.

    If you’re interested in volunteering for this exciting event, please contact Peter Regenold Bergman at pregenol[at]mscd.edu.

    Details:
    The Brief
    Thursday, October 23rd, 6-10pm
    MCA Basement
    Student Registration time is 5:30

  • Accounts That Should Be In Denver: Denver Museum of Science &amp; Nature

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    Minneapolis’ Carmichael Lynch is a good shop. We even kind of like these ads they did for the new dinosaur exhibit at the museum. But can anyone explain why this account, that actually has the word “Denver” in it, is not being serviced by a DENVER agency? Pretty weak on the part of the museum, especially considering a chunk of their operating budget comes from the donations of Coloradans, the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District sales tax and the City and County of Denver (read: your tax dollars). What gives?

  • In The Egotist Inbox: W3BD3V

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    Seth Reid is a skilled developer who worked at The Integer Group as a Content Engineer / Interactive Developer and now works as a Media Consultant at Smiz.biz. His coding skills are diverse, including Actionscript 2/3, HTML/DHTML/XHTML, XML, CSS, Javascript, PHP. We really dig the site he developed for communications consulting agency, XL EDGE. Give his book a look.

  • HOW the...?

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    HOW magazine just listed The Denver Egotist as one of their Top 10 sites for designers to see this month. Flattering and cool from a publication we read and respect. Check out the rest of the list.

  • Local Haps While We Were Out

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    >> MCA DENVER announced an exhibit of Damien Hirst’s signature works, including the piece Saint Sebastian, Exquisite Pain, 2007 from the Natural History series, which features animals preserved in formaldehyde and displayed in large glass vitrines. The exhibition opens October 7, 2008 and runs through August 30, 2009.

    >> Cactus added Lauren Hudson as account executive, Amy Dillon as account supervisor, Meg Wohlschlaeger as account coordinator and Lee Perlman as copywriter (nice) to its rapidly growing team.

    >> Chris Cox of Cactus and Changethethought fame designed some killer new posters for DATA.

    >> The Lumper interviewed local illustrator, Scot Lefavor.

    >> rabble+rouser, “specialists in advertising 2.0,” hired Erick Collier as an interactive art director, launched the H.A.R.D. Nutrition website and helped re-launch a site for Weber Grills. (Cooool.)

    >> The Magnet Mafia has an official art studio on the SE corner of 31st and Blake Street in Denver. They’ll be having magnet making workshops/parties every other week, so check in with them for a schedule. (This news has been in our inbox for a few weeks – hence the reason for our “catch-up” hiatus.)

    >> The work of The Tenfold Collective, a Loveland-based graphic design, branding and web design firm, was recognized for its excellence by the San Francisco chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services for their corporate identity and website work for Smith + Smith, a San Francisco-based landscape architecture firm.

    >> The Art Director’s Club brought on a new board, including President: Chris Thomas, Secretary & FAC Committee Chair: Stephanie Fay, Chairman: James Pelz, Advisors: Jonathan Pite & Jimmy Diffee, Administrative Assistant: Tonja Roth, Education and OutReach: Kimberly Carey Putnam, Events: Scott Lary, Communications: Andrew Webb, Marketing & PR: Brett Amole, Membership: Ingrid Lantz, Student Advocates: Dustin Stanton, Joshua Catalanotto & Rebecca Wood. They also announced their 2008 award show winners.

    >> Someone found our site searching the term “assporn” and the term “ways to make people horny.”

  • New Editorial: The Egotist Interviews: Modern Dog Design Co. >>

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    They’re speaking at an AIGA event tonight. We spoke to them about the value of AIGA, politics, the importance of thick skin and many other things in our latest interview. Check it.

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