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It’s that time of year again! Contact me between now and the end of the day on Friday, September 12th with a new assignment (minimum 40 hours) and the first eight hours are on TCG.

And speaking of going back school, check out the recent WSJ article on how ad agencies are sending their staffers back to school to learn digital skills.

http://blogs.wsj.com/cmo/2014/08/18/ad-staffers-are-going-back-to-school-to-learn-digital-skills/

What is your company doing to make sure its staff is schooled in the latest trends and technologies?

Ready to work…

Karen is a marketing research associate who just wrapped up a successful TCG assignment as a marketing analyst. She is looking for opportunities in marketing analytics, research and big data. She has her MBA from Bentley University in Business Analytics and her technical skills include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, SAP, SQL, Tableau, Stata, Minitab and Process Model.

Tairema is a web production artist with skills in HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, jQuery and Wordpress. She recently wrapped up a contract at a Boston-based university where she built Wordpress themes and provided maintenance of other Wordpress sites.

Martha is a marketing communications manager with 10+ years of experience developing marketing strategies and executing marketing programs and communications plans. She also has an expertise in health care marketing with a focus on managed care plans.

Thai is a studio production artist with digital and print skills. Thai just wrapped up a few quick assignments for TCG and the feedback was very positive. He also spent several years in the studio at a top Boston-based agency.

Anna is a bilingual marketing associate with experience developing consumer/market insight strategies for customers, conducting qualitative market research, and analyzing collected data for actionable insights. She also has her Masters in Media, Culture and Communication from NYU.

Marie has become one of our go-to copyeditors/proofreaders. She just wrapped up another successful TCG assignment at a top Boston-based agency. Prior to registering with us, Marie spent six years at another top Boston-based agency.

Gareth is a marketing coordinator/production artist with AEC experience. He has experience coordinating proposals and producing graphics for proposals. He is skilled in Creative Suite and MS Office.

Heidi is a senior designer with web and print skills. Over the years, she has maintained a successful freelance business but has also worked in-house for a global pharmaceutical company. Heidi has worked on all forms of print and web collateral from brochures and mailers to banners and websites. She is proficient in HTML, CSS, Flash and Creative Suite and has intermediate knowledge of Javascript.

Mary Anne is a graphic designer/production artist/desktop publisher with strong Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint, Quark and Word skills. She has worked on a variety of marketing materials, sell sheets, newsletters, flyers, technical manuals, ads and proposals.

Don’t forget, TCG can help with all of your staffing needs, not just interactive, marketing and creative. As part of Robert Half, our eight lines of business offer full-service staffing solutions in the areas of technology, administrative and office support, accounting/finance and legal.

The Creative Group. An Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit creativegroup.com.

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New 2014 Research Available!

Download the new Creative Team of the Future – Innovation in the House for insights from five top in-house creative teams.

…of design inspiration?

TCG asked more than 750 designers to share their secrets for jump-starting creativity. Click on the link below for 10 noteworthy nuggets of advice.

http://blog.creativegroup.com/10-fresh-ways-to-find-design-inspiration

Ready to work…

David is a senior UX designer with 15+ years of experience. He has worked on rich web-based, desktop and mobile applications from concept to wireframing and through execution. His areas of expertise include: creative UX problem solving, creation of iconography and interactive navigation systems, advanced digital and traditional illustration and information graphics.

Rob is a mid-level copywriter with agency experience. He spent the last four years at a top Boston-based agency working on direct mail, digital/social media content and radio campaigns for several global brands.

Joanna is a senior UX/UI designer with experience combining creative and usability viewpoints resulting in world-class Web 2.0 and mobile applications. Her expertise includes optimizing user engagement for premier brands and providing a compelling user experience to improve brand loyalty, customer retention and site visits.

Esther is a web content writer/editor/blogger with experience producing content for a wide range of industries, including education, food and beverage, home goods, retail and insurance. In her most recent role, she led a team of 33 copywriters and developed guides for SEO, social media and newsletter content.

Chris is a project/production manager with 7+ years of experience in digital marketing. In his most recent role, he supervised a team of ten people, managed traffic between the client services team and his department, and oversaw art direction and content creation for the group. Chris is also skilled in Creative Suite, Quark, Salesforce.com, HTML, Dreamweaver and MS Office.

Justin is a graphic designer/production artist who just wrapped up another successful TCG assignment. His experience includes packaging, POP, direct mail, annual reports and brochures.

Amy is a copyeditor/proofreader with extensive agency, publishing and financial services experience.  In her most recent role at a top agency, she edited marketing materials including business proposals, posters, billboards, radio scripts and magazine ads.

Doug is a graphic designer/production artist with extensive agency experience. He recently wrapped up a contract at a top Boston-based agency and has done the complete rebranding (concept through completion) for a public school system, a software company, an eye care center and a local restaurant.

Don’t forget, TCG can help with all of your staffing needs, not just interactive, marketing and creative. As part of Robert Half, our eight lines of business offer full-service staffing solutions in the areas of technology, administrative and office support, accounting/finance and legal.

The Creative Group. An Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit creativegroup.com.

If you prefer not to receive future general email broadcasts from The Creative Group, please reply to this email and put “unsubscribe” in the subject line. Thank you.                                            

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What if your business could generate over 18 million Facebook fans and nearly 4 million Twitter followers while not spending anything on marketing?

Well, that’s what Shrillex, the six-time Grammy Award-winning DJ, has done. And whether or not you’re familiar with him or his music, his content marketing skills are worth your attention.

The attached Inc. Magazine article explains the four reasons why Shrillex’s content strategy is close to unbeatable and why brands and businesses should study his online presence to improve their own marketing plans and tap into larger markets.

http://www.inc.com/john-boitnott/4-ways-dj-skrillex-dominates-at-content-marketing.html

TCG top seven for the week…

Brian is a data-driven marketing campaign manager with 10+ years of experience in digital marketing, e-marketing and advertising in travel, tourism and financial services. His background includes a combination of campaign management, account management, project management, product development, branding, multi-channel marketing, analytics and vendor relations.

Mary Anne is a graphic designer/production artist/desktop publisher with strong Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint, Quark and Word. She’s worked on a variety of marketing materials, sell sheets, newsletters, flyers, technical manuals, ads and proposals.

Arthur is a marketing service manager with extensive experience securing, managing and scheduling SEC-regulated marketing material for investment firms. His background includes people management, data and records management, budgeting, internal/external vendor management and automation process. He has a track-record of delivering his projects on schedule, within budget and in alignment with the businesses’ brand strategy.

Heidi is a senior designer with web and print skills. Over the years, she’s maintained a successful freelance business but has also worked in-house for a global pharmaceutical company. Heidi has worked on all forms of print and web collateral from brochures and mailers to banners and websites. She is proficient in HTML, CSS, Flash and Creative Suite and has intermediate knowledge of Javascript.

Joe is a senior designer/art director who recently wrapped up a contract at a Boston-based agency where he was working on store displays for a global consumer products company as well as ads and brochures. He also has experience designing and producing sell sheets, product brochures, software packaging, banner ads, print ads, direct mail and logos. Joe is skilled in Creative Suite, Quark, Word, PowerPoint and Prezi.

Jaimie is a senior marketing associate with experience managing email campaigns, developing public relations materials and marketing collateral, and managing social media campaigns. She is skilled in Creative Suite and HTML5. Jaimie is also multi-lingual (conversational/tri-literate in English, French and Spanish and has reading ability in Arabic, Italian and Portuguese).

Lisa is a senior designer/art director with experience designing a variety of marketing materials, including ads, promotional materials, annual reports, packaging, collateral, infographics, landing pages, email campaigns, and microsites. She is proficient in Creative Suite, Quark and Powerpoint and has working knowledge of HTML, Flash and Dreamweaver.

Don’t forget, TCG can help with all of your staffing needs, not just interactive, marketing and creative. As part of Robert Half, our eight lines of business offer full-service staffing solutions in the areas of technology, administrative and office support, accounting/finance and legal.

The Creative Group. An Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit creativegroup.com.

If you prefer not to receive future general email broadcasts from The Creative Group, please reply to this email and put “unsubscribe” in the subject line. Thank you.                                            

Eric DiChiara
Vice President
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…vacations and deadlines don’t mix.

Scenario…

You have five deadlines this week and three people out on vacation.

Solution…

You call TCG and secure one of our many talented contractors (the top 7 for this week are listed below).

Result…

You breathe easy, meet your deadlines, and keep the rest of your employees happy.

TCG top seven for the week…

Ivo is a UX/UI designer with experience designing and producing wireframes, mock-ups, sitemaps, screen layouts and interactive prototypes. In his most recent role, he designed and implemented UX and UI solutions for a university’s alumni association and also worked on mobile responsive design functionality.

Malcolm  is a social media manager who recently wrapped up at a top online retailer. There, he engaged and grew the online community of over two million users across social media platforms, including Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook. He also created content for 25+ social media posts daily.

Samantha is a graphic designer who is skilled in web and print design. Samantha just relocated from Florida and is available to start an assignment as of Monday. In her most recent role, she designed event and campaign collateral, including logos, direct mail, postcards, invitations, ads, flyers, presentations, HTML emails and web pages.

James is a graphic designer with 20+ years experience designing logos, business collateral, mailers, posters, ads, brochures, websites, online banners, presentations and large format trade show graphics. He is comfortable on both Mac and PC platforms and is proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, PowerPoint, Word, Dreamweaver, Flash and Fireworks.

Lyndsey is a marketing assistant with strong communication skills and experience in trade show management, email marketing, vendor management and print production management. She is skilled in Creative Suite, MS Office, Salesforce and Dreamweaver.

Malena is a presentation designer who is proficient in PowerPoint and Keynote on both Mac and PC platforms. She is also skilled in color correction and photo retouching. Malena prefers working remotely or is available for a combination of on and offsite work.

Robyn is a marketing/social media assistant with several solid internships under her belt. In her most recent role at a top agency, she took over the social media efforts of the company and doubled its social media activity. Robyn is comfortable working with a variety of Creative Suite programs, AfterEffects, Final Cut Pro, Premier Pro and Excel.

Don’t forget, TCG can help with all of your staffing needs, not just interactive, marketing and creative. As part of Robert Half, our eight lines of business offer full-service staffing solutions in the areas of technology, administrative and office support, accounting/finance and legal.

The Creative Group. An Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit creativegroup.com.

If you prefer not to receive future general email broadcasts from The Creative Group, please reply to this email and put “unsubscribe” in the subject line. Thank you.                                            

Eric DiChiara
Vice President
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   Robert Half’s annual Suit Drive is August 11-22. To learn about the program and how to donate,

   please visit roberthalf.com/suit-drive or call 1.800.803.8367.

UX, IA, UI, front-end, back-end…someone who can do it all? What does it all mean?

Don’t fret. TCG’s Blog features “Hot Job” descriptions for many of the most in-demand positions in our industry.

Here’s a look at the typical front-end web developer job description and average salary.

http://blog.creativegroup.com/hot-job-front-end-web-developer-job-description

Top TCG talent for the week…

Tom is an interactive/web project manager with e-commerce and mobile experience. In his most recent role at a top online retailer, he used the scrum methodology to manage the implementation of a custom built content management system that replaced a legacy e-commerce platform. Prior to this, he worked for a top health care organization and led a website re-design and re-launch of a 750-page site.

Ben is a web content specialist with solid design skills. Ben just wrapped up a long-term TCG assignment where he helped with the ongoing content migration for the company’s new site.  He is skilled in Creative Suite, HTML, Wordpress, CSS and PowerPoint.

Bryan is a graphic designer with web and print skills. Bryan is wrapping up a TCG assignment this Friday and we hope to have him back out working as of Monday. Bryan has experience using Creative Suite, HTML, CSS and AfterEffects, and has worked on websites, banner ads, mobile interfaces, marketing collateral and logos.

Andrea is a copywriter with agency and big brand experience. Her work includes web, mobile, ad copy, taglines, brochures, e-newsletters, social media, info graphics, SEO and articles.

Sidney is an account manager/marketing coordinator with experience in project management, grassroots marketing, social media, blogging, event production and business development. Sidney has extensive experience using MS Office, including using Excel to perform budget forecasting, PowerPoint to develop month and quarterly reports, and Visio to develop workflows.

Melissa is a bilingual graphic designer with web, print and PowerPoint skills. Melissa has higher-ed and non-profit experience and her work includes publications, brochures, program booklets, event materials, invitations, posters, emails, banner ads, PowerPoint and Prezi presentations, social media graphics, marketing collateral, annual reports, interactive PDFs and info graphics.

Laura is a junior graphic designer who recently wrapped up a successful TCG assignment for a financial services firm. Her work includes banner ads, sales/marketing collateral, logos, posters and annual reports. Laura is proficient in Creative Suite and has experience using Flash, Dreamweaver, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Kaila is a marketing assistant with several great internships under her belt. In her most recent internship, she created content across multiple channels and managed audits for 12 accounts. She also previously interned at an agency as a copywriting intern and at a communications firm as a marketing assistant.

Don’t forget, TCG can help with all of your staffing needs, not just interactive, marketing and creative. As part of Robert Half, our eight lines of business offer full-service staffing solutions in the areas of technology, administrative and office support, accounting/finance and legal.

The Creative Group. An Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit creativegroup.com.

If you prefer not to receive future general email broadcasts from The Creative Group, please reply to this email and put “unsubscribe” in the subject line. Thank you.                                            

Eric DiChiara
Vice President
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Okay, maybe “hate” is too strong of a word but here are seven things that might tick your boss off and even keep you from getting a promotion or raise.

http://blog.creativegroup.com/7-reasons-your-boss-hates-you

Top TCG talent for the week…

Maureen is a web designer with experience producing entire websites, landing pages, banner ads and HTML emails. She is skilled in HTML, Photoshop, JavaScript, JQuery and Flash.

Meredith is an interaction designer with her master’s degree in Human Factors. She has experience with prototyping, wireframes, responsive design, Section 508 accessibility compliance, requirement gathering and screen specifications. In her most recent role, she gathered requirements to create prototypes and working code, maintained stylistic and grammatical consistency throughout all modules, and performed preliminary QA for front-end development work.

Kevin is a copywriter who recently relocated from California where he spent eight years producing content for the largest not-for-profit health care organization in the country. His work includes audience-focused B2B and B2C messaging for print and online.

Joyce is a graphic designer who just wrapped up another successful TCG assignment. She has experience working for several well-known non-profits and her work includes brochures, flyers, postcards, handouts and signage. She has also produced brochures in Spanish, Portuguese and Haitian Creole.

Joe is an interactive producer with hands-on development skills. He has worked for a top Boston-based hospital where he designed, developed and deployed user interfaces using emerging front-end technologies and best practices. His work also includes responsive campaigns, web videos, brochures and emails.

Dina is a marketing/traffic coordinator who recently relocated from Atlanta where she worked for a top retailer on a four-month contract. There, she trafficked and proofread e-blasts, outdoor creative, online banner ads, print, signage, web content, TV and radio scripts, among other things.

Gina is a marketing communications manager/specialist with 8+ years of advertising and client-side marketing experience, including branding, packaging, print collateral, social media and tradeshows.  In her most recent role for a well-known insurance firm, she created, implemented and managed employee, agent and customer communications.

Corey is a copywriter/proofreader with experience in the consumer products, travel and financial industries. His copywriting work includes ads, emails, catalogs, product descriptions, web content and letters. His proofreading experience includes retail ads, financial guides, sales brochures, online content and business letters.

Kristen is a Rhode Island-based graphic designer with experience working on a wide range of graphic materials, including catalogs, product packaging, websites, posters, videos and tradeshow graphics. She is proficient in Creative Suite and has working knowledge of HTML, CSS, pre-press and offset printing.

Don’t forget, TCG can help with all of your staffing needs, not just interactive, marketing and creative. As part of Robert Half, our eight lines of business offer full-service staffing solutions in the areas of technology, administrative and office support, accounting/finance and legal.

The Creative Group. An Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit creativegroup.com.

If you prefer not to receive future general email broadcasts from The Creative Group, please reply to this email and put “unsubscribe” in the subject line. Thank you.                                            

Eric DiChiara
Vice President
617.526.8899 (office)  |  617.345.0016 (fax)

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It would be a total and ultimate travesty if we were compelled to conversate and yet not get the terrific effect we desired. Irregardless, the irony and enormity of it all would leave me bemused, disinterested and nauseous…literally.

Know what I’m saying?

See what other common words we often use incorrectly.

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/25-common-words-that-youve-got-wrong.html

Our talent will never decimate the English language like that. He are my picks for this week. 

Gustavo is a senior IA/UX designer with extensive experience creating user centric business solutions and strategies for online enterprises. In his most recent role, he led the UX team in gathering requirements, defining and specifying features, and creating product road maps. He also created and delivered user cases, personas, schematics, feature maps, experience models and wireframes.

Liz is an interactive designer with UI experience. In her most recent position, she designed dynamic websites, online communities and digital campaigns. Prior to this position, she was a lead graphic designer for a medical device company. There, she worked on a variety of marketing collateral, newsletters, tradeshow graphics, ads and sell sheets.

Jesse is a graphic designer/communications specialist who spent nine years at a top architecture firm in Boston. There, he conceptualized and created interactive iPad brochures, designed websites for specific projects, art directed large scale project photography, and managed /mentored a marketing coordinator and graphic designers.

Jonathan is a digital producer with experience managing development teams on the creation of custom platforms, websites and Drupal-based content management systems. In his most recent role, he provided technical and strategic support for online virtual events. His technical skills include wireframes, functional specs, Asana, Basecamp, Kaltura, storyboards, Photoshop, HTML, Premier, and Final Cut Pro, to name just a few.

Dave is a senior designer/art director who just wrapped up a TCG contract and received rave reviews. He has extensive agency experience and is particularly strong with direct response advertising. He is known for taking a hands-on approach in directing artists, collaborating with clients, and bringing concepts to life.

Misha is a marketing analyst who just relocated to Boston from Miami. In his most recent role, he researched and analyzed programming and response trends to media placement and also managed media placement. He also developed business plans, media campaign plans, project management plans, and retail and web analytics reports and presentations. He has experience using Google Analytics, SQL, SAP, MMS, Wordpress and Lotus Notes.

David  is a production designer who just wrapped up a long-term contract for TCG. David has completed several assignments for TCG over the years and always delivers. He has extensive experience in illustration, artwork, design, product packaging and all elements of production (print and web). In his most recent role, he designed email newsletters, websites and print materials.

Kristin is a graphic designer with eight years of experience. She will be available as of August 4th but we’re hoping to get her lined up for an assignment before then. Her portfolio includes catalogs, tradeshow materials, direct mail pieces and ads.

Don’t forget, TCG can help with all of your staffing needs, not just interactive, marketing and creative. As part of Robert Half, our eight lines of business offer full-service staffing solutions in the areas of technology, administrative and office support, accounting/finance and legal.

The Creative Group. An Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit creativegroup.com.

If you prefer not to receive future general email broadcasts from The Creative Group, please reply to this email and put “unsubscribe” in the subject line. Thank you.                                            

Eric DiChiara
Vice President
617.526.8899 (office)  |  617.345.0016 (fax)

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According to a new survey developed by TCG, twelve percent of advertising and marketing executives interviewed said they will expand their creative teams in the second half of 2014.

Key findings…

  • Twelve percent of advertising and marketing executives interviewed plan to add new positions in the last six months of 2014. Seventy-three percentanticipate maintaining current staff levels and 12 percent expect hiring freezes, down 10 points from six months ago. The fact that companies are lifting hiring freezes could be a sign of their growing confidence in business prospects and an improving economy.
  • Nearly one-quarter (24 percent) of marketing and advertising executives said it’s challenging to find skilled creative professionals today.
  • Midsize agencies (50-99 employees) are expected to see the most hiring activity, with 26 percent of advertising executives reporting they plan to add staff. However, they also report the greatest difficulty finding the talent they seek, with 40 percent of respondents saying it is somewhat or very challenging.
  • Account services, brand/product management and media services are the top areas executives plan to hire for during the second half of 2014.

The full survey results can be found at http://creativegroup.mediaroom.com/hiring-climate-june2014.

Top TCG talent for the week…

Mikki is a marketing communications manager with a wide variety of skills, including project management, graphic design/art direction, tradeshow development/execution, and copywriting/content creation. She is proficient in CS6, Flash, Dreamweaver, MS Office, MS Project, Salesforce, Wordpress and Constant Contact.

Ana is a graphic designer with experience designing print collateral, sell sheets, PowerPoint presentations, print ads, brochures, web graphics, emails, invitations, digital illustrations, posters, tradeshow materials, poster, and e-newsletters. She is proficient in Creative Suite, CSS3, HTML5 and MS Office.

Stephen is a senior graphic designer who spent the past two years on a contract with a local university. In this role, he designed brochures, ads, web graphics, and presentations.  Prior to this contract, Stephen spent 10+ years working for several top consumer products and medical technology companies.

Katie is a marketing coordinator with experience coordinating events, managing internal communications, maintaining strong vendor relations, and writing email blasts and proposals. In her most recent role, she developed and implemented a marketing strategy focused on website copy, webinars, white papers, success stories, collateral, and email and social media marketing. She also has strong SEO skills.

Paul is a senior graphic designer/art director with corporate, agency and retail experience. Throughout Paul’s career, he has been responsible for ensuring that overall communication (design and copy) is fully integrated, design standards are consistent, deadlines are met, and costs are within budget.

Tim is a communications manager who just wrapped up a 15-year relationship with a top Boston-area company. In this role, he successfully led cross-functional development teams to deliver company rebrandings, five unique websites, 70+ industry events and B2B social media enhancements. In addition to strong writing skills, Tim is proficient in Creative Suite, PowerPoint, Premier, Articulate and IntuiFace.

Nicole is a web marketing/content coordinator with PR and account experience. In her most recent role, she was called upon to handle a variety of duties, including blogging, social media, promotional campaigns, content generation and project management.

Monjuree is a junior graphic designer who recently wrapped up a contract at a top university where she worked on large scale posters for a special event. She also has experience designing logos, newsletters, publications, packaging, brochures, websites, annual reports and PowerPoint presentations.

Don’t forget, TCG can help with all of your staffing needs, not just interactive, marketing and creative. As part of Robert Half, our eight lines of business offer full-service staffing solutions in the areas of technology, administrative and office support, accounting/finance and legal.

The Creative Group. An Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit creativegroup.com.

If you prefer not to receive future general email broadcasts from The Creative Group, please reply to this email and put “unsubscribe” in the subject line. Thank you.                                            

Eric DiChiara
Vice President
617.526.8899 (office)  |  617.345.0016 (fax)

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What do you do if you’re put in charge of a project without being given formal authority? In this situation, exerting influence and taking control can be a challenge.

TCG offers seven tips to highlight your leadership skills.

http://blog.creativegroup.com/how-to-show-your-leadership-skills-when-youre-not-the-boss

Top TCG talent for the week…

Jeffrey is a UX/UI designer with experience concepting, designing and producing intuitive user interfaces for web and mobile apps. He is proficient with Creative Suite, Omnigraffle, HTML, CSS, JQuery, Firebug, Drupal and Wordpress.

Felix is a web designer/developer who just wrapped up an assignment with TCG and received rave reviews. He has extensive email design experience, including responsive email design and bilingual emails. He is proficient in Creative Suite, HTML and CSS.

Colleen is an art director/senior designer with 10+ years of experience in print design, email and website design and also multimedia marketing. Her work includes billboards, van wraps, signs, online forms, websites, banners, brochures, letterhead, print ads, coupons, POP and posters. She is proficient in Creative Suite, HTML, CSS, Flash and PowerPoint.

David is a production artist/desktop publisher with 15+ years of experience. His work includes brochures, signage, textbooks, e-books and annual reports. His is skilled in Creative Suite, Quark, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Wordpress, HTML, CSS, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Diane is a graphic designer/production artist with extensive experience working on internal campaigns, posters, logos and multimedia projects. She has completed several assignments for TCG and every client has raved about her. She is proficient in Creative Suite and PowerPoint.

Stephen is a proofreader/copyeditor with agency and publishing experience. Stephen has completed several assignments for TCG and has been called back several times for more work.

Joyce is a graphic designer/production artist with extensive experience in marketing and print design and support for electronic media. Her work includes brochures, flyers, postcards, signage and hand-outs. She has also produced brochures in several languages. She is proficient in Creative Suite.

Amy is a designer/production artist with experience in the design and production of packaging, POP, collateral and trade show materials.  She is proficient in Creative Suite, Dreamweaver, Flash and MS Office. She is also comfortable with Wordpress, HTML, CSS and content management systems.

Lisa is a creative services project manager/traffic manager with 10+ years of experience working in-house and within agencies. She has extensive experience working with clients, internal project coordinators, designers and writers to deliver a variety of projects.

Paula is an art director/senior designer with advertising, design and interactive experience. She has worked in a variety of industries, including life sciences, health care, consumer packaging, financial services, retail and hi-tech. Her work includes interactive, print, direct mail, collateral, corporate ID, branding, packaging, POP and signage.

Don’t forget, TCG can help with all of your staffing needs, not just interactive, marketing and creative. As part of Robert Half, our eight lines of business offer full-service staffing solutions in the areas of technology, administrative and office support, accounting/finance and legal.

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TCG is offering a complimentary one-hour educational webinar, “How to Create a Responsive Website Design” on Wednesday, June 4th at 2pm (EDT).

Guest speaker Chris Converse, a 20-year graphic and interactive design veteran, will join host Diane Domeyer, executive director of TCG, to share best practices for making a website function seamlessly across any screen or device with start-to-finish responsive design tips.

In this webinar, attendees will learn how to:

  • Comp their ideas in Photoshop
  • Extract web graphics and CSS from Photoshop
  • Set up HTML pages and containers
  • Load images with CSS
  • Reposition navigation bars, and more!

Individuals can register for the webinar at: http://bit.ly/1lP9Ix5. For those who are unable to attend the live event, a recording will be available to view on demand on the TCG Blog.

Top TCG talent for the week…

Andrea is a graphic designer with web and print skills. Her portfolio includes marketing collateral, online banners, HTML emails, tradeshow graphics and PowerPoint presentations. She has worked within a variety of industries, including retail, legal, higher-ed and non-profit. She’s available as of 6/9 but will probably be booked for her next assignment before then.

Melissa is a social media coordinator. In her most recent role, she has composed content for websites, email and social media. She also created and managed the company’s social media strategy and developed email campaigns with a 20% average open rate. On a daily basis, she posted articles, pictures and status updates.

Rob is a senior graphic designer with web and print skills and extensive retail experience. His portfolio includes in-store designs, window displays, tradeshow graphics, landing pages, promotional event pages, emails and web ads.

Janet is a project/production manager with extensive agency experience. She has a wide range of production experience, including digital and interactive advertising, print collateral, direct mail, OOH, integrated RM programs, tradeshow materials, animated videos and art buying.

Kristina is a marketing coordinator with a strong design background. In her most recent role within a health care organization, she organized numerous tradeshows, designed marketing collateral and executed email campaigns. She is proficient in Creative Suite, Salesforce and Constant Contact.

Mornette is an art director/senior designer with extensive experience in the medical, non-profit and consumer product industries. Her areas of expertise include annual reports, catalogs, brochures, company branding and large format ads. She is proficient in CS6 and PowerPoint and has working knowledge of HTML.

Reda is a marketing/traffic coordinator with experience planning and executing marketing events, creating marketing collateral in Indesign, writing program and event descriptions, and monitoring budgets and workflow.

Timothy is a document specialist and proofreader. He has experience creating, updating, reviewing, editing and formatting document templates using Word, Publisher and Adobe PDF. He also has strong working knowledge of PowerPoint, Excel and Visio.

Don’t forget, TCG can help with all of your staffing needs, not just interactive, marketing and creative. As part of Robert Half, our eight lines of business offer full-service staffing solutions in the areas of technology, administrative and office support, accounting/finance and legal.

The Creative Group. An Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit creativegroup.com.

If you prefer not to receive future general email broadcasts from The Creative Group, please reply to this email and put “unsubscribe” in the subject line. Thank you.                                            

Eric DiChiara
Vice President
617.526.8899 (office)  |  617.345.0016 (fax)

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