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More Than Just a Basic Instinct

What does it take to lead a creative agency? What if you’re a woman? Does that make a difference? We wanted to find out, so who better to talk to than our own Tanya Fretheim?

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When what you’re good at connects with what you care about

Personal connections can make for powerful creative partnerships. They also drive our pro bono work at Street Level Studio—leading directly from our talented team members to the communities and causes they are inspired to support.

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The Power of Art to Break Stereotypes

For those of us in the design business, Black History Month is an ideal time to remind ourselves about the power of art to break—or at least call into question—prevailing stereotypes. Take a few minutes to read about a few African American artists and designers connected to Chicago who use artistic expression to change the narrative about communities of color.

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We did the math—2018 was a blast!

SLS’s end of 2018

The numbers don’t lie—we’ve had a great year. With 482 jobs completed, 48 Monday meetings, 620 gallons of water consumed, and dozens of project types, Street Level Studio’s 2018 has been busy and fulfilling. We did take time to enjoy ourselves (see the road trips, 15 birthdays, and 5 food days), but we’re ready to take on what 2019 has in store. We hope that you have a safe and happy holiday, and we’ll see you for new adventures in 2019!

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5 Female Influencers in Advertising: Then and Now

In celebration of National Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting some of advertising’s greatest female creatives who changed the industry, and

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The Polar Bear Plunge Was a Success!

They made it! Tanya and Zach survived the Waukegan Polar Bear Plunge with all of their fingers and toes intact.

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Training for the Polar Bear Plunge

We’re ringing in the new year by venturing into the icy waters of Lake Michigan! Tanya, Brian, and Zach have decided to freeze their Fahrenheits off at Waukegan’s 17th annual Polar Bear Plunge.

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Happy Holidays from Street Level Studio

Last week, the Street Level Studio team took a break from our work to celebrate the close of another successful year.

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Art in the Studio

Art in the Studio

Whether you work in a high-rise in the city, a tiny office in the suburbs, or your own home, the atmosphere of your workplace matters. The average American worker spends 47 hours at work per week, which is a lot of time to spend in uninspiring surroundings. At Street Level Studio, it’s important to us that our studio reflects our creativity, so we’ve infused our workspace with a wide variety of colorful and unusual art pieces.

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Street Level Studio Designer Who Loves to Get Her Bake On

Years ago, a quest to experiment with all-natural, homemade sweet treat recipes quickly grew into a bit of an obsession for Street Level Studio designer Jennie Dembowski. With the emergence of baking shows, blogs, and other forms of social media showcasing eye-catching confections gaining popularity in recent years, the beauty and mystery behind how to make different types of sweet treats fueled Jennie’s passion to another level.

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