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Welcome to Mediawise, a publication from the Visual Media Alliance, for professionals who create and buy visual media. Each month, we'll be sending you news, tips and information that will enhance and broaden your knowledge of the field.
Temp Staffing/
Semper International
Ever need a temp? VMA offers a temp staffing solution for members in its Human Resources Suite through Semper International. Semper supplies skilled personnel for short or long term flexible staffing, trial to hire and direct hire placement. Its ready labor force can provide temporary staffing from print production to admin and clerical support. Questions? Contact VMA at 800.659.3363 or for more details on membership and this program.
Most Disastrous
Group Projects
Here's a funny "man on the street" video produced by David Spark, Spark Media Solutions, for Cisco Spark (no relation). At the CalHacks hackathon at UC Berkeley they asked students about their most disastrous group projects. Watch the video for tales of people sleeping on the job, trying to do too much, and having too much confidence. You'll want to watch just to see a pompous student get knocked down a peg or two.
Posters Tout
Upwork is contagiously optimistic about the potential of freelancers to solve big problems and drive the evolution of business. Its goal was to tell managers at companies ranging from Fortune 500 to startups with ten employees—in the most engaging way possible—that no matter what's on their to-do list, there's a skilled Upwork freelancer at the ready. We all have unfinished business—even the most accomplished and ambitious among us.
Should Designer's
Be Licensed?
Mike Monteiro says it's time that design aims for a professional level of accountability. "…I was at a gathering of designers in San Francisco. There were four designers on stage, and two of them worked for me…What I do remember is that at some point in the discussion I raised my hand and suggested, to this group of designers, that modern design problems were very complex. And we ought to need a license to solve them."
Designers and Color
Vision Defects
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Professor Brian Lawler explains common color vision defects and why designers should take these into account when designing maps, transactional documents, signs and other items where color plays a role in the ability to understand the messages being conveyed. He also provides insight into how color vision can be tested and tools available to verify if designs comply with good color practices. Image: Carrie Sherburne interviews Brian Lawler on video.
High Service
And Low Fees
VMA helps employer members secure retirement 401-k solutions for their employees through California Investment Trust based in San Francisco. Why? Because their personalized service and low administrative and fund fees make for the best balance between the lower service levels provided by the big banks and the high fee structures of the life insurance providers. Questions? Contact VMA at 800.659.3363 or for more details on membership and this program.
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