Developer Needed

 

Who We Are

We believe creativity is best when it is simple, honest and based on strategy. Through collaboration with our client’s experience and our marketing expertise, we guide solutions between sophistication and rebellion.

At the Nashville American Advertising Awards.

At the Nashville American Advertising Awards.

Where We Are

Nashvegas. Music City. The “It” City. Smashville. It has many names, wanna know why? Because there are cool people from cool places doing cool things in every part of town. With more than 90 people moving here every day, the creative and business cultures are growing. The food scene has exploded, along with craft breweries if that’s your buzz. Nestled in the rolling hills, we have amazing hiking and adventure spots. And in case you haven’t heard, the music around here is pretty stellar. There’s no way you won’t find something you love about Nashville. We’d bet our buttons on it.

Who You Are

You are an experienced web developer who is proficient in both back-end LAMP stack development and front-end development with Javascript, HTML and CSS. You are comfortable taking a web development project from a designer’s Photoshop file to a fully functioning website or web application that works great in all modern desktop and mobile browsers. You like learning about new approaches, tools, and libraries used in web development, but you can also dig into years-old projects to make updates or track down bugs. You love to leave comments in your code (and maybe a few jokes).

You Definitely Have

  • Strong object-oriented PHP skills
  • Strong MySQL database skills
  • Strong Javascript and jQuery skills
  • Strong HTML/CSS skills, with a thorough understanding of media queries and responsive design

You Might Have

  • Experience using the Bootstrap or Foundation front-end frameworks
  • Experience with a PHP framework such as Symfony, Laravel or CodeIgniter
  • Experience with WordPress
  • Experience with a Javascript framework like React or Angular
  • Experience managing web hosting accounts through Cpanel and WHM
  • Comfort working in Photoshop to turn a design file into HTML/CSS

To apply, send your resume and links to some cool things you’ve built to joe@foxfuelcreative.com.

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Investing in Young Creatives

Each year, the American Advertising Federation of Nashville puts on the Student ADDY Awards, honoring some of our city’s most talented and promising young creatives. Naturally, we are allll over that.

We support these students in two ways:

1. Sponsoring awards at the Student ADDYs.

This year’s entries were awesome. We are so glad we didn’t have to judge and just got to watch them get cool trophies. This year’s winners:

Best of Show – $500 scholarship and crystal trophy

Austin Reasonver
Muji Ad Campaign
Magazine Campaign
Nossi College of Art

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Judge’s Favorites – Crystal trophy

Grace Pavlic
Beast
Illustration
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film

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Chris Fornal
The Birds of Astrobrights
Packaging
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film

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Matthew Eason
Hop Tamale’s
Integrated Brand Identity Campaign
Middle Tennessee State University

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Jake Kennedy
Lumen, the Lights Out Buddy
Packaging
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film

Lumen

 

Rising Star – $500 scholarship

Grace Pavlic
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film

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We liked these guys so much that we invited them to sit with us at the big kid ADDY Awards the following Saturday. It was pretty great.

See full list of winners.

 

2. Mentorship through our internship program.

When it comes to creativity, there’s only so much you can learn in a classroom. We give them real-world experience, creative freedom, and guidance that pushes them to see creativity in new ways. We also haven’t made anyone cry yet, so we’re doing pretty well.

Are you a creative student? Do you know a creative student? Do you know someone who looks young enough to be a creative student? Send them our way. We’re always looking for stellar interns to join the team.

Apply now!

 

Hutzel really loves getting his picture taken.

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All You Need To Know To Be A Great Intern

by Kelsey Greer

It was the summer of 2014, and home I went to Knoxville, Tennessee for my last summer of studenthood before plunging into the professional world. I ended up with two amazing internship opportunities working for HGTV in the creative department and at Designsensory, a moderately sized and very successful design shop. Through that experience as an intern, and my more recent experience as an intern-herder a supervisor, I have a few tips for students who want to make the most out of their internship and avoid making people angry.

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I’m writing to you, dear student, because I care. I want you to be the best you can be at the thing you’ve devoted the last four years of your life to. College is hard and stressful at times, but keeping your end goal in mind—an amazing career, a life of travel, starting and supporting a family—gives perspective to hard work.

I am so thankful for all the nights I stayed up until 4am in the art building at MTSU. It taught me to do whatever it takes to get a project done. I’m thankful for all the showers I neglected to take, stinky as I was, because I couldn’t tear myself away from the computer screen. I’m happy that my design professor made us do 200+ thumbnail sketches, all with different mediums, so we’d learn that the best idea isn’t always the first idea. I’ve been where you are and I care about the up-and-coming designers and creatives. There’s room for all of us at the top, so why don’t we help each other up? A rising tide lifts all boats (cliche alert).

So here we go—how to be a great intern:

Askin’ All Them Questions

There are no dumb questions, only dumb people who don’t ask questions. You get smarter by asking questions. Questions show you care. Questions show you’re trying to understand the task at hand. Never be afraid to ask. If someone gives you a mean answer, let their attitude issues roll off your back and look for the truth or value in what they’re saying. Ask questions.

Time After Time

It takes no skill to be on time. It takes a little planning and a little luck sometimes—especially in Nashville traffic—but not a whole lot more. People notice when you’re the eager intern who’s always ready 10 minutes early. Don’t disrespect yourself or the job by being late. Be on time.

Talk to Me, Baby

If, God forbid, you are running late, let your supervisor know! Communication is essential to be an effective intern and employee. Let people know what is happening around you and to you so you can do your job better. Send an email. Make a phone call. Send a carrier pigeon. Communicate well.

“Don’t point that gun at him, he’s an unpaid intern.”
—Steve Zissou

What’s Wrong With Being Confident? Oh-oh-oh

Admittedly, this is the hardest one. It’s really easy to feel worthless when you’re in a room full of people you admire with skill sets way more vast than your own. But remember, you are an intern there for a reason—they chose you! You are there to learn and to be challenged. Remember all the late nights and hard work you’ve put in at school. That is your training. Maybe this is your race. One of the most encouraging things a creative director has said to me was, “You have infinite skill. You can do this.”

You have the knowledge, just put it to use! Along with being confident, speak up and offer ideas. You are creative and smart, and by golly, people like you. You bring a different perspective to the game and can offer ideas and solutions that no one else can. Be confident.

Call Me Beep Me If You Wanna Reach Me

Keep in touch with the people you interned with, they may become your employers or coworkers down the road. Twice a year, check in with your old supervisor. See what’s been going on at the company, and if you want to work there, see how you can offer help. Don’t only stay connected with your intern supervisors, but also stay connected to your old professors. I got my first professional design job from a someone my college professor connected me to.

You’re in this internship to learn from real world experience, but you’re also there to make connections with people with more experience and know-how than you. You should buy your supervisor lunch or coffee if you want to learn more about what they do. You can learn so much from having an intentional conversation with someone who’s further down the road in their career, and these opportunities don’t always come up while on the job because work can get in the way.

Another group to stay connected with: your classmates. They can offer more support and information than anyone out there. They know your station in life and what you’re going through. They’ll let you know when they hear of an open position. Stay connected.

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Work Work Work Work Work

You’re an intern, not the president. Get down and dirty and don’t expect to do glamorous work all the time. Working hard at the little things can show that you’re worthy of working on the bigger things. Here at FoxFuel, no one is too good to unload the dishwasher—our Chief Creative Officer, one of the partners and founders of this company, does it almost every day! At a small business like ours, it’s an “all hands on deck” situation. If a client is coming in and the table needs to be wiped off, someone wipes the table. It’s not about pride or your fancy position at the company. It’s about taking pride in the company and doing whatever it takes to make it work. Do the dirty work.

Teach Me How To Dougie

Lastly, and most importantly, be teachable. No one knows everything. There’s always a different way, and sometimes a better way, to do something. If you start to think you know everything, you are sabotaging yourself. You will stagnate. You will alienate yourself. Let others help you reach a higher potential. Don’t shut the door to growth by thinking you know best. Don’t take direction personally, but take it seriously. Be teachable.

 

So there it is. The secrets to success. Show us what you’re good at. Apply at FoxFuel, apply at that dream company. But one note before you go…you are accountable for what you get when you walk away from an internship. If you don’t seize the opportunity, no one is going to hand it to you. So go get it!

P.S. you should probably apply to be a FoxFuel intern!
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FoxFuel is Looking for Interns to Join our Family of Creatives

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We believe creativity is best when it is simple, honest, and based on strategy. Through collaboration with our client’s experience and our marketing expertise, we make relevant and powerful connections with an intended audience.

As a FoxFuel Intern, you’ll have insight into all the inner workings of a fast-paced, small agency. We do everything from branding to marketing strategy to web development. We value hard work, great ideas, and team spirit. If you’re looking to gain experience, make connections, and aren’t above wiping down the conference table and making coffee, a FoxFuel Creative internship is for you. Read a little more about how to not suck at being an intern.

Which position are you interested in? Give it a click for info on how to apply!
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Help Wanted: Seeking Account Executive

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Well well well, look who we have here. We’ve been waiting for you…

FoxFuel Creative is looking for an account executive with 2-3 years of agency experience and a knack for getting it done.

Overview

We need you to be very detail-oriented for the sake of both our clients and our internal team. You’ll develop marketing and brand strategies for your assigned clients and ensure your team is equipped to deliver to client expectation on deadline. You will become an integral part of our process, tasked with building real relationships, with both new and current clients.

“Yes, I love it. Give me the deets.” – You

The Deets

We’re looking for someone with:

  • 2-3 years agency account management experience
  • Impeccable communication and organizational skills
  • Proven creative problem-solving skills
  • Growth-oriented mindset

As an Account Executive and member of our Account Strategy Team, you will:

  • Interface with the agency departments to move projects through on behalf of the client, including preparing insightful creative briefs for a variety of projects along the way while working closely with the creative and development teams
  • Maintain daily contact between the agency and the client under the direction of the account supervisor or CEO
  • Be completely destroyed in several rounds of pasagi
  • Work closely with the creative and development teams to produce estimates and manage projects
  • Inform account supervisor/CEO regularly of account progress for all assigned clients
  • Passive-aggressively comment on how little space is available in the refrigerator
  • Champion our creative product by actively participating in creative concept sessions on behalf of the client and providing input/approval of all creative work prior to client reviews or presentations
  • Actively seek to understand the client’s brand/business/products/services/industry in order to serve as an advisor on behalf of the agency and readily identify opportunities for growth with existing clients
  • Actively seek to understand the agency’s brand/business/products/services/industry
  • Be publicly reprimanded for leaving your terrible attempt at art on the Etch ‘N’ Sketch in the conference room
  • Assist in researching and writing client proposals, insight & strategy development and the ongoing creation of effective marketing communications including strategic advertising & media plans that connect back to clients’ business goals
  • Effectively present, sell and defend all agency work/proposals to clients
  • Manage client billing in conjunction with operations and contribute reporting as needed
  • Be congratulated for actually reading all 14 things listed here

Interested? Shoot your resume to mary@foxfuelcreative.com.

Content Internship

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Who You Are:

The Content Intern works with the content team to develop strategy, create content, and manage engagement for social media. The chosen candidate will be driven, competitive, and ambitious, seeking opportunity for growth in a dynamic, exciting, and fast-paced environment.

You Definitely Have:

  • Proof of enrollment in a degree-seeking college program in marketing, communications, journalism, or related field, or recently graduated
  • Outstanding writing and communication skills
  • Demonstrated passion and knowledge of social media
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong ability to respond and adapt to unexpected change
  • A picture of a fox you carry around in your wallet

You Probably Have:

  • Experience using social media as a marketing tool
  • Knowledge of best practices on social media and AP style
  • Organizational skills
  • Blogging experience
  • Experience and/or interest in public relations
  • A “Yes, And” attitude, willing to jump in and help where needed

What You’ll Do:

  • Search for and create engaging content to share on social media
  • Build community interest through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media channels via updates/discussions
  • Research social media landscape
  • Track and share insights with the team
  • Explore new online media tools
  • Work with the creative team to learn and stay true to client brand standards
  • Take the fox on walks (That is, when we get a pet fox.)

To apply, send your resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and a short video to mary@foxfuelcreative.com. Your video should answer the following questions:

  1. What are your career goals?
  2. What are you good at professionally?
  3. What do you suck at professionally?
  4. Why do you want to intern at FoxFuel?

And make sure you read this blog about how to be a great intern.

Videography Internship

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Who You Are:

The Video Intern will be a junior or senior working toward a degree in design, video, marketing, communications, or a related creative field, or a recent graduate (within a year). The chosen candidate will be driven, competitive, and ambitious, seeking opportunity for growth in a dynamic, exciting, and fast-paced environment.

You Definitely Have:

  • Some mad video and editing skills, both visually and conceptually
  • Access to a computer and software
  • Strong understanding of the principles of video and editing
  • Strong ability to manage time and meet deadlines
  • Desire to learn
  • Positive attitude
  • A good sense of humor
  • A picture of a fox you carry around in your wallet

You Probably Have:

  • Experience outside of the classroom
  • Knowledge of the latest in the world of motion design and video
  • Awesome whiteboard skills
  • A “Yes, And” attitude, willing to jump in and help where needed

What You’ll Do:

  • Work with the design team to make cool stuff
  • Assist with planning of photo/video shoots and post-production
  • Travel locally to photo and video shoots
  • Other projects as requested
  • Walk the fox (That is, when we get a pet fox.)

To apply, send your resume, cover letter, portfolio, and a short video to mary@foxfuelcreative.com. Your video should answer the following questions:

  1. What are your career goals?
  2. What are you good at professionally?
  3. What do you suck at professionally?
  4. Why do you want to intern at FoxFuel?

And make sure you read this blog about how to be a great intern.

Design Internship

Life Aquatic

Who You Are:

The Design Intern will be a junior or senior working toward a degree in design, marketing, communications, or a related creative field, or a recent graduate (within a year). The chosen candidate will be driven, competitive, and ambitious, seeking opportunity for growth in a dynamic, exciting, and fast-paced environment.

You Definitely Have:

  • Strong understanding of Adobe Creative Suite (specifically Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign)
  • Some mad design skills, both visually and conceptually
  • Access to a computer and design software
  • Strong understanding of the principles of design
  • Strong ability to manage time and meet deadlines
  • Desire to learn
  • Positive attitude
  • A good sense of humor
  • A picture of a fox you carry around in your wallet

You Probably Have:

  • Experience outside of the classroom
  • Knowledge of the latest in the world of design
  • Awesome whiteboard skills
  • A “Yes, And” attitude, willing to jump in and help where needed

What You’ll Do:

  • Work with the design team to learn and stay true to client brand standards
  • Design for social media campaigns
  • Design for email campaigns
  • Design for websites
  • Design for print
  • Other projects as requested
  • Walk the fox (That is, when we get a pet fox.)

To apply, send your resume, cover letter, portfolio, and a short video to mary@foxfuelcreative.com. Your video should answer the following questions:

  1. What are your career goals?
  2. What are you good at professionally?
  3. What do you suck at professionally?
  4. Why do you want to intern at FoxFuel?

And make sure you read this blog about how to be a great intern.

Photography Internship

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Who You Are:

The Photography Intern will be a junior or senior working toward a degree in photography, design, marketing, communications, or a related creative field, or a recent graduate (within a year). The chosen candidate will be driven, competitive, and ambitious, seeking opportunity for growth in a dynamic, exciting, and fast-paced environment.

You Definitely Have:

  • Basic understanding of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Some mad photography skills, both visually and conceptually
  • Access to a camera and computer
  • Strong understanding of the principles of photography
  • Strong ability to manage time and meet deadlines
  • Desire to learn
  • Positive attitude
  • A good sense of humor
  • A picture of a fox you carry around in your wallet

You Probably Have:

  • Experience outside of the classroom
  • Knowledge of the latest in the world of design
  • Awesome whiteboard skills
  • A “Yes, And” attitude, willing to jump in and help where needed

What You’ll Do:

  • Work with the design team to incorporate photography into creative collateral
  • Scour the internet for appropriate stock photography, or make some yourself
  • Assist with planning of photoshoots and post-production
  • Travel locally to photoshoots
  • Other projects as requested
  • Walk the fox (That is, when we get a pet fox.)

To apply, send your resume, cover letter, portfolio, and a short video to mary@foxfuelcreative.com. Your video should answer the following questions:

  1. What are your career goals?
  2. What are you good at professionally?
  3. What do you suck at professionally?
  4. Why do you want to intern at FoxFuel?

And make sure you read this blog about how to be a great intern.

Marketing Internship

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Who You Are:

The Marketing Intern provides administrative, logistic, and special project support to the Principal Strategist and the Account Executive. The chosen candidate will be driven, competitive, and ambitious, seeking opportunity for growth in a dynamic, exciting, and fast-paced environment.

You Definitely Have:

  • Proof of enrollment in a degree-seeking college program in business, marketing, communications, or related field, or recently graduated
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrated passion and strong knowledge of digital marketing
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • A fantastic attitude

You Probably Have:

  • High energy
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving and organization skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Strong internet and computer application skills
  • A “Yes, And” attitude, willing to jump in and help where needed

What You’ll Do:

  • Campaign conception and marketing assistance
  • Industry and campaign research to build competitive analyses for clients
  • Regular campaign and site performance reports
  • Project management and QA assistance
  • General administrative duties
  • Take the fox on walks (That is, when we get a pet fox.)

To apply, send your resume, cover letter, portfolio, and a short video to mary@foxfuelcreative.com. Your video should answer the following questions:

  1. What are your career goals?
  2. What are you good at professionally?
  3. What do you suck at professionally?
  4. Why do you want to intern at FoxFuel?

And make sure you read this blog about how to be a great intern.