10 Questions: GO media

10 QUESTIONS | 6.18.14

10 Questions: GO media

“There are plenty of great agencies out there. When someone hires us it’s because we’re the right fit. When our ideas gel with their goals and vision we get hired.”

10 Questions: Danny Mendoza

10 QUESTIONS | 7.1.13

10 Questions: Danny Mendoza

“I have a perfectly ambiguous title of Digital Creative at keiler in Farmington. It represents my desire to be involved in various projects, across multiple disciplines. But the majority of my time is devoted to art direction for interactive products.”

10 Questions: Bahador Pazoki

10 QUESTIONS | 6.11.13

10 Questions: Bahador Pazoki

“I’m a Creative Director at Primacy, where I work with some of the most passionate and nicest people I’ve ever worked with. “

10 Questions: Tom Lewek

10 QUESTIONS | 6.10.13

10 Questions: Tom Lewek

“I work as a freelance Designer for groups like KRD, Digital Surgeons, Care Networks and other small agencies in the area, as well as a variety of companies and individuals around the world.”

10 Questions: Rebecca Brayman

10 QUESTIONS | 4.29.13

10 Questions: Rebecca Brayman

“I am a graphic designer and currently freelancing.”

10 Questions: Eva Weymouth

10 QUESTIONS | 2.5.13

10 Questions: Eva Weymouth

“I am the owner/art director/graphic designer at E.K. Weymouth Design.”

10 Questions: Response

10 QUESTIONS | 1.7.13

10 Questions: Response

“Our strategic, creative and account services are just as good as or better than any IPG, Omnicom, WPP or Publicis agency for a fraction of the cost.”

10 Questions: Madison|Mott

10 QUESTIONS | 10.17.12

10 Questions: Madison|Mott

“Ideally, we want folks to hire us because they like our work and trust us with their business. We prefer clients who aren’t afraid to let the leash out a bit.”

10 Questions: Cheney & Company

10 QUESTIONS | 9.18.12

10 Questions: Cheney & Company

“We consistently deliver award-winning work that yields results in student recruitment, philanthropy and good community relations.”

10 Questions: ZAG Interactive

10 QUESTIONS | 9.3.12

10 Questions: ZAG Interactive

“We care, we are honest, we are highly responsive and we deliver. Every client is a reference for us.”

10 Questions: silver creative group

10 QUESTIONS | 8.5.12

10 Questions: silver creative group

“Clients keep coming back—some for 10+ years—because they trust us to understand their business and appreciate our dedication to delivering results.”

10 Questions: Cipher Creative Group

10 QUESTIONS | 6.7.12

10 Questions: Cipher Creative Group

“There is no way that we can have too much information before attempting to solve a client’s problem. It makes us feel as though we’ve done the right thing for the project. I think our clients appreciate that.”

10 Questions: Gabardine

10 QUESTIONS | 5.9.12

10 Questions: Gabardine

“We’re straightforward and plainspoken. We don’t overcomplicate things. We’re focused on doing great work, work that has creative integrity and makes a real impact with audiences and in markets that matter.”

10 Questions: Triple Frog

10 QUESTIONS | 5.9.12

10 Questions: Triple Frog

“We reach out to people and companies we want to work with, and we pride ourselves on putting our hearts behind the creative strategies we deliver.”

10 Questions: Nick Paradise

10 QUESTIONS | 5.3.12

10 Questions: Nick Paradise

“I am Interactive Art Director at The Pita Group in Rocky Hill, where we strategize, design and implement web, interactive and animation projects for a wide range of clients.”

10 Questions: Ryan O’Rourke

10 QUESTIONS | 2.5.12

10 Questions: Ryan O’Rourke

“I do freelance illustration for a vast array of editorial, book, institutional, and advertising clients. I also teach design and illustration at The Hartford Art School and The New Hampshire Institute of Art.”

10 Questions: Karen Stevenson

10 QUESTIONS | 12.2.11

10 Questions: Karen Stevenson

“I do print and web design — as well as dabble in photography — for my company, Thumbnail Designs.”

10 Questions: Rena DeBortoli

10 QUESTIONS | 11.17.11

10 Questions: Rena DeBortoli

“I am a graphic designer / creative director for a wide variety of projects; from branding and print to motion graphics and packaging.”

10 Questions: Hollister Breslin

10 QUESTIONS | 10.26.11

10 Questions: Hollister Breslin

“I do on-site design and Creative Direction and Design for small to medium sized businesses from my home studio.”

10 Questions: Julia Balfour

10 QUESTIONS | 8.4.11

10 Questions: Julia Balfour

“We work with a combination of mind-reading and magic, to create designs that are smart, clean, and timeless. (And, as you can tell, we also practice a monk-like modesty!)”

10 Questions: Danielle DeSanti Davis

10 QUESTIONS | 7.11.11

10 Questions: Danielle DeSanti Davis

“I do creative direction and graphic design. Out of my home office — LittleBig Shop — and on-site at agencies.”

10 Questions: Vaughn Fender

10 QUESTIONS | 6.21.11

10 Questions: Vaughn Fender

“I am a designer and illustrator at Taylor Design in the busy city of Stamford. Somehow, I find time after work to generate self-initiated projects.”

10 Questions: Jennifer Vallez

10 QUESTIONS | 4.6.11

10 Questions: Jennifer Vallez

“I am an interactive designer at Cronin & Company in Glastonbury. I am also the owner/designer of my own small business, Sophie & Lili.”

10 Questions: Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill

10 QUESTIONS | 4.5.11

10 Questions: Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill

“I’m fortunate enough to be the Director of Exhibit Design and Delivery at Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk.”

10 Questions: Peter Sena

10 QUESTIONS | 3.15.11

10 Questions: Peter Sena

“I’m a Programmer, Designer, and Creative Strategist — but most importantly a problem solver — at Digital Surgeons in New Haven.”

10 Questions: Greg Chinn

10 QUESTIONS | 3.3.11

10 Questions: Greg Chinn

“I am the Owner/Creative Director of Jargon Boy Design Studio. The firm focuses on brand identity programs for various corporate clients.”

10 Questions: Nick Healy

10 QUESTIONS | 2.4.11

10 Questions: Nick Healy

“I am the Senior Art Director at Mascola Group, a full service ad agency in New Haven. I am also one of the founding partners of One of Twenty, an artist collective and clothing design company that I started with my brother Jeff in 2008.”

10 Questions: Matt Hunsberger

10 QUESTIONS | 1.18.11

10 Questions: Matt Hunsberger

“I’m a designer at Humongo, a digital creative agency in Danbury. I also have a lot of self-initiated projects like drawing all the synthesizers I own. If I’m not making art, I’m producing electro pop music as Teleflux.”

10 Questions: Suzanne Petrow

10 QUESTIONS | 1.7.11

10 Questions: Suzanne Petrow

“Currently I am the head art director at Silver Creative Group in South Norwalk. It is a small company so I wear a lot of hats.”

10 Questions: Kelly Clark

10 QUESTIONS | 10.4.10

10 Questions: Kelly Clark

“I am an art director at Outthink in Essex. On the side I own Trove, a traveling boutique I started up 2 years ago.”

10 Questions: Jeff Solak

10 QUESTIONS | 9.10.10

10 Questions: Jeff Solak

“I’m a designer at Bertz Design Group in Middletown. I also work on self-initiated, exploratory type projects from my home studio in New Hartford.”

10 Questions: Marcella Kovac

10 QUESTIONS | 6.22.10

10 Questions: Marcella Kovac

“I’m the owner of a small design agency in Bridgeport called Bananaland. We dabble in, but are not limited to: websites, IDs, brochures, monkey training, hand stamping, and intern torture.”

10 Questions: Carol Hoyem

10 QUESTIONS | 5.5.10

10 Questions: Carol Hoyem

“I basically run c.creative from my living room, amongst two active pre-teen stepchildren. If it weren’t for the 12 years working in studios bustling with drama, noise and pure chaos I would have folded months ago.”

10 Questions: Tracie Valentino

10 QUESTIONS | 4.26.10

10 Questions: Tracie Valentino

“I am a graphic designer, creative director, project manager, owner, operator, and all around great gal at traciedesigns in Fairfield.”

10 Questions: Chris Piascik

10 QUESTIONS | 4.21.10

10 Questions: Chris Piascik

“Why Connecticut? I was born here, my girlfriend is going to grad school here, many of my friends are here, and New Haven has the best pizza (anywhere).”
 
 

10 Questions: Tim Benzinger

10 QUESTIONS | 4.15.10

10 Questions: Tim Benzinger

“I am a creative something or other. I spend my days designing and directing for websites, print, identities/logos and more at Parallel, a design studio I founded with the help of a few like-minded individuals.”
 

10 Questions: Anthony Acock

10 QUESTIONS | 4.14.10

10 Questions: Anthony Acock

“There are some pieces I’m quite proud of, and there are some turds. My portfolio as a whole is what I’m most proud of, I suppose. It showcases a large chunk of my life. The good, the bad, the embarrassing.”
 

10 Questions: Chris Spada

10 QUESTIONS | 4.13.10

10 Questions: Chris Spada

“I find it incredibly rewarding to make a living by being creative. No matter how tough of a day I might have, I always remind myself that I’m part of a small percentage of people who love their job.”
 

NEWSBRIEFS

Connecticut Agencies Named 2014 Best Places to Work

Three Hartford-area agencies were recently named among the 2014 Best Places to Work in Connecticut. Created by the Hartford Business Journal and Best Companies Group, the state-wide survey identifies, recognizes, and honors the best 35 employers that are benefitting Connecticut’s economy and workforce. Making the list were Adams & Knight in Avon, Primacy in Farmington, and Worx Branding & Advertising in Prospect.

Norwalk's Tim Mara is a GD USA 2014 Student to Watch

Tim Mara, now an art director at TracyLocke in Wilton, made the list of Graphic Design USA’s 2014 Students to Watch. Tim earned his BFA in Graphic Design at The College of Saint Rose and now resides in Norwalk.

Taylor Design Wins in the 2013 HOW International Design Awards

HOW Magazine announced that work done by Taylor Design has been chosen as a winner in the 2013 HOW International Design Awards. The winning entries include the Sarah Lawrence College Admissions Poster, designed by Hannah Fichandler and illustrated by Vaughn Fender; the 2013 Taylor Design Holiday Calendar, designed by Steve Habersang and illustrated by Vaughn Fender; and the Greenwich Academy Case Statement, art directed by Hannah Fichandler and designed by Steph Mullins Baumer. The winners will be recognized in the March 2014 issue of HOW Magazine.

Kim Ronemus Design's Studio Featured in How Magazine

Kim Ronemus Design‘s repurposed-service-station-now-design-studio caught the eye of HOW magazine and was awarded one of “Five Most Creative Workspaces in the Northeast.” The office was originally the first gas station in town and remained in service until the ’70s. Vestiges of that previous life have been maintained and can be seen in everything from the building’s cement floors to the aluminum paint. “It has a great industrial vibe to it,” says Kim Ronemus, principal.

Dornenburg Group Is Now Dornenburg Kallenbach Advertising

Dornenburg Group is now Dornenburg Kallenbach Advertising, a full-service advertising and marketing communications agency located in Bloomfield. “2013 marks the agency’s 19th anniversary and we thought this was a good time to make some changes,” says President and Creative Director Jeff Dorenenburg. “Our new name recognizes the key role that Tod Kallenbach has played during the eight years since he joined our team. Tod’s inspiration and business acumen are integral to our company, and we plan to continue growing the business for many more years to come.” With ther new name comes a new logo, a new look and a new website.

Cronin and Company Promotes Wayne Raicik to Senior Vice President, Creative Director

Wayne Raicik has been promoted from vice president, associate creative director to senior vice president, creative director at Cronin and Company in Glastonbury. Raicik initially worked at the agency from 1984 to 1988 as art director. He later returned in 1997 as senior art director. He has served as vice president, associate creative director for the past four years. “Wayne has been the creative conscience for the agency for 19 years,” says Steve Wolfberg, principal and chief creative officer of Cronin. “He’s a passionate protector of the Cronin brand, making sure that everything we create is as good as it can be.” As senior vice president, creative director, Raicik is responsible for directing and overseeing all aspects of creative at the agency. Over the years, Raicik has won numerous awards for his creative work. Prior to Cronin, Raicik was senior art director at Mintz & Hoke. He holds a degree in illustration from Syracuse University.

Madison|Mott Celebrate 13 Years in Business

Madison|Mott of South Norwalk celebrate thirteen years in business, with a new website and a blog post by co-owner Luke Scott. “Through it all, we’ve endured, and evolved. We even changed our name, to better represent the way in which our firm, and distinctly different partner personalities, provide clients with a better balance of all this new technology, coupled with the classic advertising techniques required to build and sustain a successful brand.”

Ken DeLago of Wilton Featured in Communication Arts Typography Annual

Ken DeLago of Wilton, Design Director at Golf Digest / Condé Nast, has made it into the Communication Arts Typography Annual for his identity for Hertz Construction Company. Said Ken of the mark: “A two-man construction team makes up Hertz and the two Cs in the logo do double duty as the CC in Construction Company as well as representing the two men involved. The negative space creates the ‘H’ in Hertz. The stencil effect on the hand-drawn letters create a building block motif.”