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[ 0 ] June 14, 2009

Resume Tips for Creative Professionals

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.”

[ 0 ] June 5, 2009

Highlights From The 6/4/09 Insource Board Meeting

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.

[ 0 ] June 1, 2009

Member Profile: Barry Sanel

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.

[ 0 ] May 7, 2009

Highlights From The 5/7/09 InSource Board Meeting

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.

[ 0 ] May 1, 2009

Member Profile: Wyeth Corporate Graphics

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.

[ 0 ] April 1, 2009

Member Profile: Gail Gonzales

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.

[ 0 ] March 4, 2009

InSide InSights: Andre Paquin

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.

[ 0 ] March 1, 2009

Member Profile Update: Tim Cox

InSource shared Tim’s profile back in 2005, shortly after he and his team were recognized by HOW Magazine as the 2005 In-House Group of the Year for their critically acclaimed package redesign of the Publix private label products. Tim will be presenting an in-depth case study surrounding the development of the new package design system at the InSource event on Friday, October 12, 2007, at the Publix Corporate Offices in Lakeland, Florida. InSource recently asked Tim a few follow-up questions. His responses offer a sneak preview of his presentation.

[ 0 ] February 10, 2009

Highlights From The 2/5/2009 InSource Board Meeting

A meeting of the InSource Board of Directors on February 5, 2009, focused on a wide range of ideas regarding current expectations and the future direction of InSource. A reorganized approach – according to functional areas – for the work of the InSource Board was discussed. Increased involvement/ participation of InSource members is critical to the ongoing success of InSource as a resource for in-house creative teams.
Four priorities for 2009 were discussed:
> to create a member-centered organization
> to build the infrastructure with members
> to facilitate exchange between members and
> to build community.

[ 0 ] February 2, 2009

Annual InSource Board of Directors Meeting

The board of directors of InSource held a full-day meeting on January 23, 2009, to discuss in detail their ongoing commitment “to deliver value” to InSource members. A change in leadership was voted upon, with Andre Paquin elected as President and Andy Brenits as Vice President; Martin Shova, past President, and Glenn Arnowitz, past Vice President, will be transitioning to serve in advisory capacities.

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