• jake trussell

    Strategic experience designer with a passion for innovation and a penchant for connecting dots

  • BRANDING

    Designing experiences to clearly communicate with audiences

  • WORLD BUSINESS CHICAGO RE-BRAND

    Refreshed messaging, website, and visual identity to shed light on Chicago's economic development initiatives

    RESPONSIVE WEBSITE

     

    ANNUAL REPORT & BUSINESS CARDS

     

    ANNUAL REPORT INTERIOR

    REFRESHED WORLD BUSINESS CHICAGO LOGO

  • OTHER BRAND & LOGO DESIGN

    Chicago Venture Summit

    Hub for Investment and Innovation

    Hosting the most influential venture capitalists in the country as they build relationships with the Midwest’s most promising technology companies

     

    Creative direction of logo developed in collaboration with Marc Dostie

    Current

    Propelling Chicagoland's Water Economy

    An innovation platform for Chicago’s water industry to leverage its strengths for global environmental and economic impact.

     

    Development of name and tagline. Creative direction of logo developed in collaboration with Eileen Lopez

    SimpleGrowth

    Funding and Support for Small Businesses in Chicago

    A soon-to-be-launched initiative

     

    Development of name and tagline. Creative direction of logo developed in collaboration with Eileen Lopez

    1000 Jobs

    Building Chicago's Manufacturing Workforce

    Placing 1,000+ job seekers on the path to a career in manufacturing

     

    Creative direction of logo developed in collaboration with Marc Dostie

  • PRINT

  • PROMOTIONAL BOOK

    Hand-bound with die-cut cover to highlight Chicago's business attributes

  • FORTUNE 500 & INC 500

    Full-page add in the Fortune 500, and Inc. 500 magazine editions

  • WEB

  • DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

    WORLD BUSINESS CHICAGO

    CHICAGOMADE WEBISTE

    SITE SELECTOR WEB APP

    DIGITAL MANUFACTURING AND DESIGN INNOVATION INSTITUTE

    Design of DMDII's initial website

  • INITIATIVES

  • DEVELOPMENT & LEADERSHIP OF PROGRAMS

    ChicagoMade

    Raising the City's Profile as a Center of Creativity and Innovation

    By recognizing Chicago's “makers” as brand ambassadors, ChicagoMade endeavors to increase awareness about the city that has nurtured so much of the nation’s creative talent. ChicagoMade.us

    ThinkChicago

    Connecting diverse talent with opportunities to innovate in Chicago

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel invites students of technology & entrepreneurship from top universities to visit Chicago, explore its vibrant innovation scene, and attend Lollapalooza and Chicago Ideas Week. ThinkChicago.net

  • PHOTO

  • MORE PHOTOS @ FLICKR

  • VIDEO

  • FIND THE CENTER OF TOMORROW: CHICAGO

    CHICAGOMADE

  • MUSIC

  • RECORDING, PRODUCTION, PERFORMANCE

    Discography includes more than 50 records on labels like XL Recordings, Ninja Tune, and Soul Jazz

     

    Production and recording credits shared with Diplo, Quincy Jones, M.I.A., Gregory Isaacs, and others

     

    Performances worldwide at house parties, night clubs, underground raves, and festivals with artists from Squarepusher, to Four Tet, to Flosstradamus

    M.I.A. “U.R.A.Q.T. (DJ C Remix)”

    Released on XL Recordings (U.K.)

    DJ C “Set Me Free From This Wicked Game”

    Chris Isaak and the Supremes meet Switch and Stereotyp uptown

    DJ C “Nu Strut”

    “DJ C’s spin on dance music is innovative … his blend of dubstep, tropicalia, and electro-pop is clever and sounds futuristic, but he’s not trying too hard to impress you with it.” – Miles Raymer, Chicago Reader

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