Experiential marketing campaign to raise funds, awareness, and engagement in lieu of in-person events during the pandemic
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.
Attendees at SXSW ChicagoMade Music Showcase
Attendees at SXSW ChicagoMade Industry Leadership Reception
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.
Highlighting the Chicago as a global hub of creativity and innovation
Produced in partnership with Choose Chicago
“An alchemist of sound”
– Boston Magazine
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.