Making Colorado is Looking for a Team of the Top 12 Designers, Copywriters, Art Directors + Technologists

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The State of Colorado is now accepting applications for the “Making Colorado Creative Team” — a 12-person collective of the state’s best designers, copywriters, art directors and technologists that will work on an initiative created by Gov. John Hickenlooper to help redefine how the world sees and hears about Colorado.

The Creative Team is a core component of Making Colorado — the most inclusive, collaborative and ambitious branding effort ever undertaken by a state. Rather than hiring a single "place branding" agency, Making Colorado is tapping into the energy and expertise of multiple agencies and Coloradans across this state to build a brand for Colorado, by Colorado.

Selected and led by Dave Schiff, founder of marketing agency Made Movement, the Creative Team will use public input to develop verbal and visual concepts that will be presented to the public for feedback. In addition to Schiff, Adweek “Creative Director of the Decade” and Boulder resident Alex Bogusky will serve as an advisor to the Creative Team.

Complete details on how to apply for a position on the Making Colorado Creative Team can be found at Applicants will be evaluated based on their professional skill set, experience, creative point of view and personal passion for Colorado. Making Colorado will accept applications through April 29 and the final team will be announced on May 14.

The Creative Team is not a full-time position. The positions are a two-month commitment, from May 14 through July 15, with up to six mandatory in-person workshops. Members will receive an honorarium for their time and exclusive incentives from Colorado companies.


is this a paid sort of thing?

I think this is pretty cool. I've never heard of anything like it.

Anyone else got a hard-on for Colorado right now? Can't wait to see the selected team for the project and the Colorado collaboration effort to make this state even more awesome.

bwell - The positions are not "paid" in the traditional sense, although those selected will be compensated in a variety of ways.

Members of the Making Colorado Creative Team will have the opportunity to participate in a project that will become a source of pride for all Coloradans and benefit our state for generations to come. Additional benefits include:
-A $2,500 Honorarium
-The opportunity to work with other top talent in the state
-Public recognition and media coverage
-Exclusive incentives from Colorado companies
-And, introductions to business leaders and influencers across the state.

A complete FAQ about the team is available here if you're interested:

Amanda & John - We're pretty pumped too. Thanks for your enthusiasm!

Very cool opportunity. Just one more reason why I wish I lived in Colorado.

The film got me super pumped. Well done.

Making Colorado- Thanks for the direction!

that video shows an awesome side of colorado that's bigger than just skiing. and that music sounds like the colorado symphony with devotchka. nice.

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