The Story Behind the Name
The story behind the name began during my years as an undergrad in sunny south Florida, where I earned my bachelor’s degree at a small, private business college. As an advertising and marketing major, my classes often allowed more creativity than most, especially when my professor Jenn had anything to do with it. And occasionally (okay, most of the time) that meant bending the rules.
As many of us have had the displeasure of experiencing, college classrooms can be a little uninspiring. Let’s face it, chalky white cinder block walls, yellowed ceiling tiles, and painfully uncomfortable plastic chairs don’t exactly get the creative juices flowing.
So, my professor decided that sometimes we needed (unofficial and unapproved) field trips to mix things up a little…
When we would come to our normal assigned classroom to find a sticky note on the door saying “Class moved to Building Seven” we knew that was code for head over to Panera Bread in the shopping center behind campus. It was like our secret creativity oasis filled with coffee and carbs. We would all sit around the biggest table we could find and share ideas freely with no creative boundaries. Despite inevitably getting off topic, these secret field trips to Panera were always our most productive and energizing classes together.
It became a part of my creative process that stuck with me. Cozy coffee shop corners became a a creative destination for me. I feel a special connection to my creativity there.
And so…the dream began.
My vision for Building 07 is to create a space, whether face-to-face or through a screen, where you feel supported, encouraged, and inspired. Just like you are tucked away in the corner of your favorite coffee shop where you go to dream, create, and get stuff done.
My mission is to bring out the creative BEST in others by helping them connect to their creativity. Today, Building 07 provides creative consulting and coaching services. As a consultant, I partner with ambitious business women to bring their vision to life through strategic design and creative direction. As a creative coach and former design instructor, I am passionate about encouraging and equipping aspiring creatives to courageously pursue their paths.
So, welcome to Building 07. Let’s build something together!
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