Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy was a network of prominent anchor institutions committed to collectively impacting neighborhood economic development through local purchasing, hiring, and investment.
Branding designed in partnership with Studio V
Naming, Brand Positioning, & Logo Creative Direction
Unifest: One Globe. Many Cultures. A summer event series along the Chicago River in celebration of Chicago's 28 sister cities, with food, drink, and music.
ChicagoMade website highlighting the city as a global hub of creativity and innovation full of diverse and unique makers
The Arts & Business Council of Chicago's ChiMusic35 Challenge asked the public to help celebrate their 35th anniversary during the Year of Chicago Music by voting ongreat moments in Chicago music historyand helping them in their work to support the talented creatives who will keep Chicago a vibrant city for the next 35 years and beyond.
Basil Consultantshelps build effective organizations by identifying and developing innovative talent.
“Super stoked to be a part of this! Thank you.” – Martin Atkins (drummer for PiL, Ministry, and NiN)
“Honored and humbled …” - Vince Lawrence (co-producer of the first house music record)
Attendees at SXSW ChicagoMade Music Showcase
Attendees at SXSW ChicagoMade Industry Leadership Reception
High-level meetings facilitated
To support Chicago's creative economy and elevate the city as an innovation hub, Chicago's economic development, tourism, and cultural affairs agencies partnered to bring ChicagoMade ambassadors like Chance The Rapper, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and J.B. Pritzker to SXSW.
Highlighting Chicago's business attributes
Appeared in the Fortune 500 & Inc. 500 editions
Showcasing Chicago's attributes for business
Produced in partnership with Simple Truth
Highlighting the Chicago as a global hub of creativity and innovation
Produced in partnership with Choose Chicago
“A DJ expanding his curatorial role … and a Chicago producer of growing influence.”– Time Out Chicago
Jake Trussell'sDiscography includes more than 50 records on labels including XL Recordings, Ninja Tune, and Soul Jazz, sharing production credits with the likes of Diplo, M.I.A., and Gregory Isaacs. His own Mashit label has released over 20 records on vinyl and digital formats and was featured as a “Label of the Month” by legendary BBC Radio 1 host John Peel.
He’s toured globally as a DJ and musician sharing lineups with legends like Lupe Fiasco, John Madeski, Rhymefest, Carl Craig, Squarepusher, Four Tet, Flosstradamus, and DJ /rupture.
Trussell aims“to explode stagnant musical categories—an approach he describes as ‘extreme genre-blending.’” – XLR8R Magazine
“[Trussell] brings life-giving daring to his hybridized dance music” - Chicago Reader