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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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The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival Returns

Pumpkins at the Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival

Fall has arrived! At Street Level Studio, we can tell — not by the 75˚ forecasts — but by the wall of orange outside our office doors. That’s the 6th Annual Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival getting underway, with thousands of pumpkins being carved, lit, and carefully displayed throughout Highwood.

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Reflecting on the Life and Work of Adrian Frutiger, the Man Behind the Type

We were saddened to learn of the recent passing of world-renowned Swiss type designer Adrian Frutiger. The world of typography — and the world around you — would be very different without the work of Frutiger, who designed nearly 30 fonts, many of which you use and see every day.

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Street Level Survey

We posed this question to our Street Level Studio team, and here are the responses.

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