Thursday, November 24, 2011

What We’re Thankful For

On this Thanksgiving Eve we’re thankful that our C2 Creative website is finally live We still have some work to do as we’ll be adding new portfolio samples and new people in the coming weeks.

We had grand plans for a rich interactive experience to “engage and build buzz” but we’ve fallen victim to the Cobblers Shoes Syndrome. Put simply, we’ve been busy. That leads me to another topic we’re thankful for. We’ve been working on great creative projects across a variety of vertical all year. I’d have to say this is the most rewarding time in my career as we partner with brand managers, agency creative departments and marketing teams to produce solid creative ideas.

We’re looking forward to 2012 and we’re already drawing up plans to ditch this website so enjoy it while you can. Have a great Thanksgiving.

Friday, September 9, 2011

The kohactivation

Over the last year and a half C2 and kohactive have been collaborating on a variety of digital projects. C2 has partnered with great technology teams in the past but pound for pound kohactive is the most dangerous digital team we've engaged. They've convinced me to take on the role of Director of Creative Operations for kohactive. It's a hybrid position of new business development, creative strategy, art direction and producer.

Things haven't changed at C2. Brian and I continue to take on branding, advertising, identity and other creative projects. The only thing that's changed is that I've updated my LinkedIn and I will be drinking more coffee than usual.

You can find kohactive at
C2 will be launching a new website in the next 30 days at

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Time to fire this baby up again

It's been over a year an a half since my last blog post and it's probably about time I got back in the groove. Over the last year or so I've met some amazing people in Chicago's entrepreneur space. If you don't follow @rachelbaker @sweetfracture5 @foiledcupcakes @MWCAccounting @ryanevans @jtpenny @andrewatideal or @siffring I recommend you do. I was fortunate to share an office space with them in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood for a bit. The space was dubbed "Eight On Seven" or #8on7. It was the first time in my career where everyone in the same space worked independently of each other. We were free of the typical office politics and moral ups and downs that you'd commonly see in a traditional office because everyone ran their own company. You hear about "passion" a lot in corporate meeting but rarely do you see it at the level that the folks at #80n7 displayed. It was an energizing experience and a model I hope to recreate it someway in the future.