Multifaceted creative entrepreneur Jake Trussell is known for his work as a creative director, music producer, and communications strategist.
He's the founder ofMetabolize, a strategic communications agency that uses human-centered design to metabolize business complexities into concise stories that engage audiences.
He also founded Mashit, a record label that has produced over 20 vinyl and digital releases, earning critical acclaim for its “forward-looking” (URB Magazine) approach “at the crossroads of the … international DJ scene … pushing underground dance culture forward” (Time Out Chicago).
As arecording artist and DJ, Trussell has released more than 50 records, composed film scores, and toured the globe. He's been called an “alchemist of sound” by Boston Magazine and a “pivotal figure” by XLR8R Magazine for his innovative recordings and DJ style. The Chicago Reader called his music “clever” and “futuristic” pointing out that he's a “producer of growing influence.”
Trussell serves as vice chair of the board of directors for the Arts and Business Council of Chicago, a nonprofit serving Chicago’s cultural workers and enterprises to ensure community vitality and an equitable creative economy.
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