February Meeting Recap: What Are You Working On?

March 3, 2016 | Branden Schwab

Featuring Mark Montgomery, Carl Glasemeyer, Josh Sullivan, Laziz (Innovate Springfield winners), Revel Advertising, The Studio 2060, Zack Bonebrake and Mostly Serious

On February 17th, Springfield Creatives gathered at The Old Glass Place for an evening of Show & Tell presentations from local creative agencies and independent pros.

Mark Montgomery kicked off the set, presenting his iconic digital and hand illustrations, including freelance projects like the Route 66 and Springfield Jazz Festival posters and personal projects like the Super Bowl Halftime Show piece titled “Find the Third Wheel.

Images courtesy of Mark Montgomery

Carl Glasemeyer shared his passion for thoughtful design and urban planning by examining the possibilities of pedestrian-friendly planning and placemaking for Springfield’s courthouse plazas and other major downtown civic and public spaces.

Highlighting his recent freelance work for Druff’s, the soon-to-open downtown diner-esque establishment offering “Grilled Cheese, Hot Soup, and Cold Beer,” Josh Sullivan presented on his design process and the development of not only the artwork, but the branding concepts that deepen and extend the life and performance of brands in the marketplace. A collaboration between Vance Hall (formerly of the Gillioz Theater and Mother’s Brewing) and Andrew Heilman (Scotch & Soda), Druff’s is poised to open this April at the northwest corner of Jefferson and Park Central East in the ground floor of Sky Eleven (formerly the location of Toaster’s in the Woodruff Building).

Josh Sullivan

Images courtesy of Josh Sullivan


Laziz, a word meaning “delicious” in Arabic, was the team name chosen by students Aria Morton, Vincent Nolden and Majed Alsulaiman for their winning entry to Innovate Springfield. Their collaboration aims to enhance multicultural awareness and retain international talent in the local area by creating a catering company offering ethnic dishes. Surpassing the hum-drum sub sandwich experience that too often characterizes professional lunches, Laziz brings a variety of worldly tastes and flavors to the conference room table.

Chris Jarratt of Revel Advertising presented a compelling marketing video and website overhaul for the Bear Village apartments. Bolstered by Revel’s branding, Bear Village aims to change the game for rent-by-the-room student housing near MSU’s campus by offering a slew of amenities and features that emphasize community activities, shared resources, digital tools, online interactions and a unique user experience that sets Bear Village apart in a competitive market.

Studio 2060, a broadcast media and motion picture production outfit, presented information on its events, spaces and services including “sound stages, photography, costuming, special effects, grip & lighting equipment, stunts, props, animation, editing bays & so much more!” at 2060 E. McDaniel.  The result of a husband/wife collaboration between 25+ year special-effects industry veteran Mike Strain of Fantasy Creations F/X and photographer Lily Strain of Artworks Photography, the Springfield-based movie-makers describe Studio 2060 as a place “Where Art, Technology & People Meet!”

Zack Bonebrake spoke about Codex which produces vaults, media readers and carts for the film and digital photography industry, as well as the communication and organizational software that allows users to track all meta information and recall scenes based on characters, timeframes, and lighting or camera settings.

Mostly Serious discussed improvements to the Give Ozarks campaign website; these improvements are making it easier to donate to multiple organizations or make multiple donations over the course of the 24-hour pledge drive. During last year’s highly successful campaign, “150 nonprofits raised more than $1 million, including more than $200,000 in prizes and matching incentives.”

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