This meeting of the InSource Board of Directors held on July 9, 2009, reflects increased activity going on at the board level.
Findings from the InSource Member Survey conducted in June 2009 (with a 46% response rate) were carefully considered and discussed. Guided by the responses of current InSource members to this member survey, decisions were made to revamp the approach to organizing programs that best serve the needs and interests of InSource members.
After seven years experience in Designer/Senior Designer roles, I became Creative Services Manager for Gordon Food Service in 2002. (Gordon Food Service is North America’s largest family-owned and operated foodservice distributor, with operations in the US and Canada. Gordon Food Service also operates over 125 GFS Marketplace stores located in seven midwestern states and Florida.)
Four articles written by Glenn John Arnowitz that focus on In-House Issues and Corporate Life and Design that were featured in recent issues of How and Dynamic Graphics + Create magazines.
When it comes to resumes for creative professionals, presentation is paramount. But what do you do to fit your brilliantly-designed resume into an online job board format? What keywords should you include in your resume to make sure it gets into the hands of those you need to impress?
According to Adrienne Burke, General Manager at Artisan, who has placed creative talent for the past five years, “A beautiful, well-written resume is a must if you want to stand out as a creative professional. Cutesy graphics, unclear illustrations, cartoonish fonts, lots of colors, and slanted type are all signs of an overdesigned resume—definite resume don’ts.”
Board members are now working out the logistics for transforming the “Practice Makes Perfect: Effectively Managing Creative Services in Today’s Corporate Culture” InSource event (with featured speakers Shel Perkins and Steve Benfield) into a Webinar with each featured speaker. Members will be informed as soon as details are confirmed.
New options for levels of membership are now posted when visitors to the InSource Web site click on the “Join” button, making it possible for individuals to overcome any personal financial barriers to membership due to these challenging economic times. Members are encouraged to spread the word to others who may have an interest in becoming part of InSource.
With over 20 years printing and packaging experience, as the art director & prepress manager for CCL Label during the 90’s, Barry Sanel worked his way into the creative services department at Snapple Beverage Group, which was sold to Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages in late 2000. Starting as the packaging manager, working on the Mistic Iced Tea line, Barry eventually lead the packaging strategic and execution direction of Stewart’s Root Beer, Orangina, Yoo-hoo Chocolate Drink, Mott’s Apple Sauce & Juice, ReaLemon, IBC Root Beer, Orange Crush and Nantucket Nectars.
The decision was made to transform the “Practice Makes Perfect: Effectively Managing Creative Services in Today’s Corporate Culture” May InSource event (with featured speakers Shel Perkins and Steve Benfield) into a Webinar with each featured speaker. Due to the current economic environment, advance registrations were lower than expected. Making this change will allow greater participation for shared learning about this relevant topic.
The Wyeth Corporate Graphics team includes Patty Steele, Cathy Bespalko, Peggy Farley, Ann Filidoro, Al Vesselli, Laura Colon, Jose Flores and myself (Glenn Arnowitz). Located at Wyeth headquarters in Madison, NJ, these award-winning designers provide creative support and design solutions for Wyeth and its divisions. We are seasoned professionals who have worked in the industry for 20-30 years. We understand the history and traditions of graphic design and have the skill sets required for not only producing quality design, but for tackling any type of production work. As a department, we pride ourselves on being very resourceful and accommodating any request—no matter how unusual or difficult. Each member of our team has unique talents and brings their own expertise to the table. Our skills complement one another, and over the years the department has become a well-oiled machine.
Gail has a diverse background in Advertising and has worked with high profile clients ranging from the U.S. Army to Frito-Lay International. Gail also worked on the account management teams for the Volkswagen and Truth campaigns during her time at Arnold Worldwide. As Creative Services Manager, she is responsible for the development and execution of all company advertising, public relations, event, collateral materials and more. Gail oversees the brilliant minds that make up the Creative Services Department, consisting of Graphic Artists, a Web Designer, Writers and a Project Manager. A graduate of Boston University’s College of Communication and a Virginia native, she has lived in San Diego for six years.
InSource periodically conducts conversational interviews with individuals who have insights to share, speaking directly to the needs and interests of in-house creative teams. The first interview of this series with InSource President Andre Paquin explores the transformation of corporate creative teams into thought leaders.