Sonic IDs - WBEZ
I produced and directed the production of freelancers & volunteers, of over 125 Soundmarks (Sonic IDs - short sense of place audio postcards) for WBEZ (Chicago Public Radio). Here's a sampling of a couple I did:
Mint Boutique, LLC
November 2004 to July 2006 (sold business)
While working full-time at WBEZ, I designed, founded and independently managed Chicago’s first all-local, all-handmade items boutique, Mint.
I was responsible for all design, strategy, management and operations of this brick-and-mortar store including artist selection and contracting, all finances including budgeting, loans and accounting, customer service, store set-up and display, website creation and management, brand establishment, marketing and promotions, employee hiring and management, public relations and event planning.
I received local and national media attention for this concept and execution in outlets such as The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun Times, ABC-7 Chicago, Lucky Magazine, Daily Candy and more.
I successfully marketed and sold Mint Boutique, LLC in July 2006 walking away with not a penny of loss from the venture.