When I opened the doors to my studio, Mark Wyner Design, nearly a decade ago I made a conscious decision to work with contractors rather than employees for a number of reasons. During that time I’ve had the pleasure of working with a number of very talented individuals—some daily, others infrequently, and a handful only once or twice. Together we’ve accomplished a lot.
But there was always something missing. Something not quite right. As complicated as teams are, they’re awesome. And even though I have technically been working as part of a team on every project my studio has hosted, the teams weren’t as close knit as I would like.
The process of creating something new or solving a problem takes the mind on amazing journeys. And as most creative professionals would attest, we could sail through our own minds for hours, sowing the seeds of fantastic visions or almost anything to delight the soul. But when we sit down together and visualize externally…that’s when the magic happens.
One person says something that triggers all sorts of electricity in the surrounding minds. This in turn triggers rebounding thoughts which are also vocalized. And the circle continues until something is born. Something awesome, something useful, something mature.
So after nine successful years, I have closed the doors to my studio and opened the doors to a new agency, Bunker, with two fine gentlemen who have been doing this for as long as me. And we’ve even been doing this together for over ten years, working together in various capacities. So, really, we went from dating to getting married. Figuratively.
I have been and will continue to post pretty much the same thing I have been publishing here—only on the Bunker Tumblr instead. So if you follow me here because you like what I write (and not just because my beard is awesome) we would love to have you following us over there. So…maybe head on over to the Bunker Journal and click that little “follow” button.
And that just leaves the word on what I’ll continue to post here. As of yet, I’m not quite certain. But I guess we’ll know soon enough.