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Tenspeed Hero

The world of cycling is one of high speed, determination and intense passion. And over the past year, VSA Designer Lauren Ayers found herself in the center of it. Ayers’ experience hasn’t only been her first encounter with competitive cycling; it’s also been her first foray into fashion design. Her latest apparel line went on…


Overnight Website Challenge

Saturday, April 12, 9:00 am: nine VSA Partners employees gathered in a computer lab at DePaul University and awaited word of the nonprofit they were about to meet—and work with for the next 24 hours—to build a new website from scratch. It was the start of the 2014 Overnight Website Challenge, an annual hackathon created…


Chilewich

Chilewich is a one of a kind textile design company that seamlessly blends high design with commercial functionality. Founded in 2000 by designer Sandy Chilewich, the company has won widespread and repeated acclaim and awards for its collection of original textiles, found at stores, hotels, restaurants and properties of distinction around the world. VSA Partners…


Belgard.com

The 18th Annual Webby Awards this week recognized Belgard.com as an Official Honoree, a designation given to the top 20% of all 12,000 entries submitted that exhibit remarkable achievement, in the Web: Lifestyle category. Belgard is a leader in the hardscape industry, offering pavers and wall products to residential and commercial markets; Belgard.com offers inspiration, style guides…


Design Youth Forum

Vernon Lockhart summed up the purpose of this year’s Design Youth Forum in one sentence: “If design is truly a problem-solving tool, then everyone should have access to it.” As Executive Director for the Chicago-area nonprofit Project Osmosis, Lockhart has worked to provide design education to underserved minority youth across the city, most visibly in its…


Bob Winter

VSA Partners adds major creative talent with the hiring of Bob Winter, former Executive Creative Director of Crispin Porter + Bogusky’s Miami office. Winter becomes Partner and ECD at VSA, joining Partners William Rosen, who leads consumer marketing, and Patrick Palmer, who oversees strategy and analytics. “We’ve been building a best-in-class team to connect digital,…


Sea Ray L-Class

VSA Partners recently completed a comprehensive brand strategy, expression and activation program for the L-Class, a new brand of yacht from Sea Ray. The L-Class is positioned to redefine luxury in decidedly American terms while staying true to Sea Ray’s design heritage and legacy of innovation. The brand and the first boat in the line,…


Rescue

Rescue is a short film following a young woman struggling to connect with the world she captures in frozen images. It’s also the latest work from VSA Partners Senior Developer Paul Bland, who recently screened it for coworkers at his New York office. “Film has had an enormous role in my life,” recalled Bland. “I’ve…


Futures Fundamentals

Futures Fundamentals is a new web portal from CME Group and, like their recent “Global Reach” TV spot, is another unique entry in CME Group’s quest to provide education on the role futures play in everyday life. The site was designed and developed by VSA Partners and publicly debuted late last month; since then, rave…


Paddle Battle

VSA Partners’ Chicago office held the first annual Paddle Battle ping pong tournament for charity on February 27. VSA employees signed up for the chance to play each other for the coveted and legendary Golden Paddle. Advancing to the quarter- and semifinals were excellent players Luise Barnikel, Brian Griggs, Louis Klieger, Jarred Kolar, Peta Niehaus,…