We made our annual pilgrimage to northern Wisconsin
for our company retreat a couple weeks ago. The decision was made to focus on
relaxing and unwinding. With client work buzzing at full steam back in the
city, we were definitely in need of some R&R.
In years past we've worked as small teams to research
industry and client related issues and trends, presenting and discussing as a
group throughout the 2 day event. This year, we decided to take a different approach and work on a group art project that we could hang in our
Ken, one of our senior designers, came up with the
idea of creating a mural, based on trees and growth.
With the help of Alan and Missy, materials were purchased, prepped and a more
specific design plan was established. The goal was to start with something that
would hang together as a consistent piece of art but also allow each artist to
interpret their individual panel as they saw fit.
Mandatory involvement from the entire staff was
enforced, even though some were hesitant. The hardest part ended up being
knowing when to set down the paint brushes and feel confident that you were
The end result is simply amazing.
Check out some of the images of our project here and take a few minutes to witness our efforts in process on flickr. (Thanks for putting this piece together Liz.)