Ever so often, you meet someone that shifts the way you see the world. When we met Ellie for the first time, this happened. She is a dreamer. She is a believer. And she has given us an excuse to smile midst some of life’s obstacles.
Sometimes the most inspiring moments come in the smallest packages. Meet Ellie.
The first Thursday of every month, the Rule29 team gets an energy boost. We experience Charles.
Charles is our local Orkin “bug guy.” Arguably (and I am), Charles is the best pest control provider you will ever meet. Sure, we still have ants from time to time. Heck, who knows what we have in our basement – but honestly, we don’t care.
About a year ago, the office was experiencing a pretty tense day. A number of deadlines were pressing and everyone was face planted into their screens. But then Charles showed up to do his regular gig. Spray a little here. Spray a little there. Sing a little diddy (Charles is a frequent singer). And a little small talk with the team. Charles finishes up and then leaves…. and it was at this moment, that the entire office realized something.
Everytime Charles shows up… he shifts the room.
Maybe it’s his smile. Maybe it’s the music. Maybe it’s the banter. Either way, we’re better off when Charles is around. And we figured you’d be too if you had a chance to experience his story. Enjoy the next installment in the Stories Matter series.
If you tried to call or email the R29 offices this past Thursday and Friday you might have noticed that it was a lot quieter around here than usual. That is because this past Thursday and Friday the R29 family packed their bags and took a brief hiatus up to the lovely land of Appleton, Wisconsin to hang out with some of our favorite people from Appleton Coated. Read the rest of the entry >
Here’s the deal. (For the most part), we take safety seriously at Rule29. We have an alarm system. We use pocket protectors. We have limited Justin’s use of exacto blades. And most nights we remember to turn off the space heater (not really). But recently, we were paid a visit by our local Fire Chief. He’s a nice guy and is certainly looking out for our team. While we don’t want to get into the numerous violations we had, we did want to share about one that caught our attention… Apparently, our fire extinguishers were “out of date” and needed to be “disposed” of properly. How does a creative firm “dispose” properly? Well, how about we simply show you…
Kellen, the newest intern and former Marine, made the mistake of mentioning that he had a sword. Justin, being the leader that he is, loves the idea of commandeering a fleet of designers. And, let’s be honest, that’s a tough task when you’re not wielding a sword. The only problem is that things got a little out of hand…
Who out there in Readerland brandishes a sword or other form of weaponry on a daily basis? Any good stories?