Monday, April 30, 2007

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Photoshop Retouching Services Available

Send me an email if you are in need of any Photoshop retouching - the above photos are examples of some quick, inexpensive (but not cheap quality) photoshop retouching I provided for a company in Texas. Ten years of retouching experience and training using Photoshop in the Roanoke, Va area have given me the skill level needed for high quality photoshop retouching services at inexpensive rates without the end result looking like a cheap knockoff.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Get your job on

Production Graphic Artist

Employer:
Corrugated Container Corp.

Location:
Roanoke, Virginia 24018 United States

Last Updated:
4/24/2007

Job Type:
Employee

Job Status:
Full Time

Job Description
Local manufacturer of corrugated point of purchase displays and
shipping containers is seeking a production artist or graphic
designer to expand its graphic design department. Candidate must be
detail oriented, able to work quickly and accurately within very
tight deadlines. Expertise in Mac OS programs in order of importance:
Illustrator, Photoshop, FreeHand, InDesign and QuarkXPress.
Experience with prepress, corrugated manufacturing or flexo plate
making is a plus. Knowledge in FormZ or other 3D program, digital
photography or illustration also a plus.

Contact Peggy Underwood, Graphic Design Manager at 540-774-0547 ext
249 or peggy.underwood@cccbox.com for more information.

Requirements:
Degree in Graphic Design or Packaging and 3-5 years design/production
experience.

Contact Information
Contact:
Peggy Underwood
Phone:
540-774-0547 ext 249
Fax:
540-989-4096
Address:
PO Box 20369
Roanoke, Virginia 24018
United States

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

COMMUNITY GRIEF GATHERINGS OFFERED

Mental Health America of Roanoke Valley and United Way of Roanoke Valley are hosting Community Grief Gatherings to give people from the Roanoke area an opportunity to come together, share their feelings and reactions related to the Virginia Tech tragedy, and begin the process of healing. Discussions at the gatherings will be facilitated by mental health professionals, but individual counseling will not be provided.

Gatherings will be held from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on April 19 (Thursday), April 24 (Tuesday), and April 26 (Thursday) at each of the following three locations:

Friendship Retirement Community Residents' Center

397 Hershberger Road, NW, Roanoke (corner of Florist and Hershberger)

Second Presbyterian Church Chapel

214 Mountain Avenue, SW, Roanoke

Lewis-Gale Center for Behavioral Health Pavilion Gymnasium

1902 Braeburn Drive, Salem

If response to the nine scheduled gatherings indicates a need for more sessions, additional gatherings will be offered in the coming weeks.

Contact the office of Mental Health America at (540) 344-0931 for more information.

Mental Health America of Roanoke Valley (formerly known as the Mental Health Association) is a United Way partner agency celebrating its sixtieth year of service to our community.


Creativity in the Workplace
More great Veerle Swiping.

Creativity in the Workplace More great Veerle Swiping.I'll just start posting every single post from Veerle's blog here. They are always great - and this one is especially interesting, with examples of some of the most inspiring places that you might get to work one day.

New Video and Podcast Today:



Monday, April 16, 2007

CreativeTechs: Fix your skin tone! in Photoshop.

CreativeTechs: Fix your skin tone! in Photoshop.Creative Techs never disappoints - here is a very simple and effective fix for an offending skin tone, or just about any other situation where you need to make a slight color adjustment.

Today's podcast and video



Friday, April 13, 2007

Get rid of that iPod remote you don't use

So I need a remote for a 3g iPod - look closely at the photo above - see the headphone jack? It's got to have that little doohicky on it. If you have one, and you never use it, sell it to me. Capeesh? Thanks.

Taxes for Graphic Designers

Since taxes are pretty much due now, here is an article about taxes written specifically for designers. Also, go to google and search for "Awesome Graphic Designer Roanoke, Va" - Sweet!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

$1500 Advertising Scholarship

HURRY for the chance of a lifetime! (Cheesy, but true)
5 days left to turn in your application.
 
THE FRED FRELANTZ $1,500 SCHOLARSHIP AND INTERNSHIP AWARD

The Fred Frelantz Scholarship was established in 1986 by the Advertising Federation of the Roanoke Valley along with corporations, local citizens and fans of Fred Mugler. Fred, alias, Freddie Frelantz, was a well-known radio broadcaster and advertising executive who is best remembered for his unfailing enthusiasm for our industry and tireless support of many charitable organizations. This award was established to reward interest,enthusiasm and excellence in students who plan a career in advertising and related fields.

THE AWARD
The student who is awarded the scholarship will receive:
- $1500 toward a paid internship with an accredited agency.
- The opportunity to gain professional experience working with a successful and exciting advertising or marketing firm.
- Academic credit for the internship experience may be applicable.
- References and career guidance from the internship provider.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS MONDAY, APRIL 16th.

The winner will be announced on Monday, April 23rd.
For more details, see attached application.
 
Have a great day!
 
Sincerely,
Your incoming Ad2Roanoke presidents
Taryn Anderson & Sara Guerry
 
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us:
Taryn Anderson taryn@ad2roanoke.org or Sara Guerry sara@ad2roanoke.org

Monday, April 09, 2007

New feed for this site.

For those of you who know what a Feed is, I've created a new one for this site that will include all updates to the site in one feed. Click here for the master feed.

Students! Get Print and/or How
Magazine subscriptions for half price!

Students! Get Print and/or How Magazine subscriptions for half price!Students! Get Print and/or How Magazine subscriptions for half price!
Yo students - if you would like to receive a half price subscription to Print Magazine and/or How Magazine send me an email or stop by my office - they've sent me a form which can save you $30 on a year subscription for either or both. Sweet!

Keeping it Simple in Web Site Design

Keeping it Simple in Web SIte DesignSmashing Magazine links up to 49 web sites that keep their design simple and clean. Good place to look for inspiration.

500 Free Fonts -
pretty good ones too...

500 Free Fonts - pretty good ones too...Here is a website that seems to provide downloads of 500 free fonts online - some of them look pretty cool too.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Want to work for Apple?

Here is a job listing for work at Apple - check the requirements..

Apple Inc.: CSS Developer
(Cupertino, CA) Build projects that advance the experience for our customers while producing solutions that amplify the design of our innovative products. Collaborate with creative, editorial and planning teams to deliver superior work.

Do you live CSS? Breathe JavaScript? Join the Apple.com team and help us build one of the most popular destinations on the web. The usual communication/team player skills apply.

- Master of hand-coded HTML, CSS, DOM, and Javascript
- Expert in Web standards and cross-platform, cross-browser issues deployed on a large-scale, high-volume website
- Evolve concepts with design team from comp to template to final build
- Solid Photoshop and Illustrator slicing and optimization skills
- Strong visual and conceptual design sense
- Perl, Python, Subversion experience a plus

Apply: Please send an email with the subject "CSS Developer" and your resume attached to biki.berry@apple.com

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Faculty and Staff Basketball Game

From Kim Cox, SGA President

Dear Faculty,

As the Big Game (Faculty vs. Students) nears, I'm hoping I can count on your wonderful support.  This game is a way for the students to mingle with their teachers on a level of friends.  I'm asking you to please consider my proposal:  Please take a moment to announce the game to your students -- Monday April 9, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. in the VWCC gym. 

I thank you all for your help and I hope each one of you attend the game and support your co-workers.  This will be my last activity of the year as the SGA President and I want to go out with a bang!

You've all been waiting for this:  THE FACULTY AND STAFF ROSTER!

Amy "Germinator" Fenster

Terri "Juz Like Butta" Craig

Sara "Bookworm" Burns

Natasha "What A Croc" Taylor

 

Gary "Silver Bullet" Gibson

Anthony "A-Train" Billips

Shane "Super Streak" Sawyer

Chris "Poobah" Wieder

John "Hot Sauce" Elliot

Kaz "Cash Money" Cash

Will "Cat-A-Rack" Hall

Eddie "DR.J" Johnson

Matt "Coolio" Perretta

PLEASE HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE ON OUR CAMPUS BY SUPPORTING THE BASKETBALL BENEFIT GAME.

If you have any questions please feel free to call me, 793-7108 anytime or email me at kdc73@email.vccs.edu.

Thank you,

Kimberly Cox


Free Photoshop Garden Brushes

Free Photoshop Garden BrushesFlyguy Designs is giving away some nice garden brushes for your Photoshopness.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

THE FRED FRELANTZ $1,500 SCHOLARSHIP AND INTERNSHIP AWARD

THE FRED FRELANTZ $1,500 SCHOLARSHIP AND INTERNSHIP AWARD

The Fred Frelantz Scholarship was established in 1986 by the Advertising Federation of the Roanoke Valley along with corporations, local citizens and fans of Fred Mugler. Fred, alias, Freddie Frelantz, was a well-known radio broadcaster and advertising executive who is best remembered for his unfailing enthusiasm for our industry and tireless support of many charitable organizations. This award was established to reward interest,enthusiasm and excellence in students who plan a career in advertising and related fields.

THE AWARD
The student who is awarded the scholarship will receive:
- $1500 toward a paid internship with an accredited agency.
- The opportunity to gain professional experience working with a successful and exciting advertising or marketing firm.
- Academic credit for the internship experience may be applicable.
- References and career guidance from the internship provider.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS MONDAY, APRIL 16th.

The winner will be announced on Monday, April 23rd.
For more details, see attached application.
 
Have a great day!
 
Sincerely,
Your incoming Ad2Roanoke presidents
Taryn Anderson & Sara Guerry
 
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us:
Taryn Anderson taryn@ad2roanoke.org or Sara Guerry sara@ad2roanoke.org
 

Sunday, April 01, 2007