Agency Insider: Made, Boulder
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As it stands, Made — currently located at 2116 Pearl St., Suite C in Boulder, Colorado — is a frenetic hive of people working ‘round the clock in a defunct antique gallery. These days, instead of old paintings and weird trinkets, the space is criss-crossed with ethernet cable, and wall-papered with rumpled print-outs for whatever presentation looms. The company, which began in April as three people working out of a coffee shop, has rapidly grown to thirty-two employees, unceremoniously jammed into the ramshackle, though oddly loveable space on Pearl. The high-ceilings, deep alcoves and spotlight fixtures that were once used to sell weird stuff from yesteryear now illuminate hastily taped-up TV scripts or UX for some app or another. Set to move into a new, larger space in March, Made recently stopped working long enough to take a took a few snapshots of the space.
^ Made Hood: Hand cut by Alex Bogusky (he's not bad with a plasma torch) from an old boxy 80s Chrysler.
^ Entry Wall: Rescued from ReSource Yard, our entry wall, now fitted with a metalwork Made sign (the very same one referred to above), was one of the first pieces of furniture in the office.
^ Wall of Founding Fathers: Circle Graphics created stylized canvases that each feature a founding father or first lady, which, once a month, are the subject of a presentation made by a selected staffer. This tradition has been dubbed "Founding Father Fridays."
^ Work Tables: Seemingly simple, our oversized blonde wood work tables were made by a local woodworker, using all recycled American pieces and pipes. Sitting around these tables in a day-to-day game of musical chairs encourages open communication between every employee, high and low.
^ Chandelier: Andy Shulman of Afterglow Studio in North Boulder crafted what might be our favorite piece in the office. Made of vintage milk crates that were then inverted and refitted with bulbs, the custom chandelier comes complete with a switch box made from the tail lights of a '51 Chevy pickup.
^ Conference Room Window Decals: The only structural modification made to the space when we moved in was the addition of a conference room, whose windows are now covered with custom graphic symbols that also adorn our packaging and represent the Made Movement.
^ Made Headphones: While we love our open studio layout over here at Made, we also believe that every staffer deserves their very own corner office. Solution: each new hire is presented with a pair of these made in Brooklyn headphones on their very first day--just slip on these bad boys and bam, instant corner office!