Handcrafters Union International, Chicago Branch

Meet some of our card-carrying members. Nice folks. Dirty fingernails.

MEMBER NO.
011

VP, Creative Director

VP, Creative Director

MEMBER NAME

Thomas Richie
What does Craft mean to me?
FINDING OPPORTUNITIES TO TAKE EXTRA STEPS TO DIFFERENTIATE FROM BUSINESS AS USUAL.
MEMBER NO.
043

Account DIRECTOR

Account DIRECTOR

MEMBER NAME

Adriana Zavala
What does Craft mean to me?
Both skill and passion. Because you can have skill without passion. But when you have both, you have Craft.
MEMBER NO.
004

DIRECTOR OF CONTENT AND FILMMAKING

DIRECTOR OF CONTENT AND FILMMAKING

MEMBER NAME

Eric Showalter
What does Craft mean to me?
Putting the time, thought, and heart into making something special.
MEMBER NO.
120

VP. ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

VP, ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

MEMBER NAME

Bridget Lamiman
What does Craft mean to me?
1) Care about the work. 2) Care about the details. 3) Care about the clients. 4) Care about my team. 5) Care about the results.
MEMBER NO.
038

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

MEMBER NAME

Jared El-mofty
What does Craft mean to me?
Add a word. Change a word. Shave a word. Rearrange the words. There’s no checklist. And there’s no guarantee that you’ll nail it every time.
MEMBER NO.
072

VP, ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

VP, ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

MEMBER NAME

Mike Finke
What does Craft mean to me?
as John Wooden put it, “It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”
MEMBER NO.
006

CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

MEMBER NAME

Jason Donahue
What does Craft mean to me?
It means working to understand what’s good about what you’ve got, but even harder to understand how to make it better.
MEMBER NO.
021

VP, ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

VP, ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

MEMBER NAME

Lisa Groot
What does Craft mean to me?
Craft starts with our experience and importantly, our imagination. It means strengthening that most crucial muscle. Daily.
MEMBER NO.
047

VP, CHIEF OF PRODUCTION

VP, CHIEF OF PRODUCTION

MEMBER NAME

Carrie Seanor
What does Craft mean to me?
When something is crafted, you can tell it was cared about and perfected... and because of that, it has character.
MEMBER NO.
069

CREATIVE PARTNER, CO-FOUNDER

CREATIVE PARTNER, CO-FOUNDER

MEMBER NAME

David Yang
What does Craft mean to me?
It can always be better.
MEMBER NO.
014

CREATIVE PARTNER, CO-FOUNDER

CREATIVE PARTNER, CO-FOUNDER

MEMBER NAME

Bob Volkman
What does Craft mean to me?
Writing 322 headlines to find the perfect one. I didn’t do that, one of our writers did. Only takes me 319 tries.
MEMBER NO.
132

MANAGING PARTNER

MANAGING PARTNER

MEMBER NAME

Greg Reifel
What does Craft mean to me?
Craft(ing) is caring. A way of working together differently, more efficiently, more productively, better.
MEMBER NO.
097

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

MEMBER NAME

Kara Bock
What does Craft mean to me?
Paying careful attention to detail and executing something with extreme thoughtfulness.
MEMBER NO.
041

VP, CREATIVE DIRECTOR

VP, CREATIVE DIRECTOR

MEMBER NAME

Don Nelson
What does Craft mean to me?
doing all we can to ensure an audience receives our work as a welcome visitor, not an ugly intrusion.
MEMBER NO.
068

STUDIO MANAGER

STUDIO MANAGER

MEMBER NAME

Matt Fast
What does Craft mean to me?
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua Craft.
MEMBER NO.
020

ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR

ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR

MEMBER NAME

Joel Thomas
What does Craft mean to me?
Look up Seamus Heaney's Poem, "Digging." Go ahead, I'll wait. That's what Craft means to me. 
MEMBER NO.
150

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

MEMBER NAME

Mike "Duff" Volkman
What does Craft mean to me?
We pay on-time. We fill out time reports on-time. We balance budgets. I leave creativity for the creatives. My kind of craft definitely adds up. Perfectly.
MEMBER NO.
101

director, digital strategy

director, digital strategy

MEMBER NAME

Alex Olivero
What does Craft mean to me?
Taking chances, pushing past the confines of what is expected, cliché and safe.
MEMBER NO.
001

THE MAN

1967-2013

MEMBER NAME

Michael Herlehy
What does Craft mean to me?
MEMBER NO.
047

DIRECTOR, CONTENT STRATEGY

director, content strategy

MEMBER NAME

Rhiannon Koehler
What does Craft mean to me?
For me, Craft sits at the intersection of inspiration, skill, and community.

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