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About BLDG

We are a creative refuge that fosters the inspirational, the visionary and the uncommon. Where copious creatives challenge the norm, stand on the ceiling, change what’s possible. Transformation is inevitable, ordinary is unacceptable. Enter the front door. Play on every floor. Leave different. Let’s create.

1st Floor — Gallery

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From viewing international art to drawing on white boards to people watching, the Gallery is a space for creative exploration, with a first and lasting impression. It’s the start of interaction and the connection to the inspiring. We use this space for brainstorming, showcasing art and everything else that keeps the creative spirit rolling.

Past Shows
  • Prefab77
  • The London Police
  • VHILS
  • 199C

2nd Floor — Studio

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We like to make noise, draw on walls, pull ink through screens...and this is our workshop. No walls dividing the open exchange of ideas, and no such thing as silence. The Studio is the center for partnership, collaboration and breakthrough creative.

Design Capabilities
  • Brand Identity
  • Brand Innovation
  • Campaigns
  • Events
  • Exhibitions
  • Interiors
  • Packaging
  • Print
  • Video
  • Web

3rd Floor — Loft

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The best part about reaching the top is being able to feed off all the inspiration from the ground up. The Loft serves as a collaboration space meant to inspire and drive ideas to the surface. It also offers a spot for artists to reside while they work and collaborate as an opportunity to experience and draw inspiration from local culture.

Artist In Residence
  • Prefab77
  • The London Police
  • VHILS
  • Matt Haber

Team

Jay Becker
Jay Becker

Jay spent almost 18 years as a portfolio manager and trader, beginning at the CBOE and Chicago Board of Trade as a floor trader. He has played the role of an investment banker, has bred thoroughbred horses, torn down log cabins and partnered in a software company, but never once had any fun! His world changed upon cofounding BLDG, bridging his diverse business background with his unmatched creativity.

Chris Ritter
Chris Ritter

Since graduating from Northern Kentucky University, Chris has worked extensively on consumer-driven design initiatives. Working with companies such as Nike, Procter & Gamble, GE, Warner Brothers and Fox Interactive, he has brought to life innovative design solutions, built holistic brand strategies and created unique interactive experiences. Chris has also produced work for local and boutique brands such as AIGA, Ruckus Roboticus, Cincinnati Art Museum and Boca Restaurant Group. His design specialties include focused visual communication, storytelling, illustration and typography.

Lesley Amann
Lesley Amann

10 years of experience working in strategic branding has given Lesley a passion for creating uniquely inspired, memorable and stylish design solutions. She has lead teams to develop global brand strategies that include architecture, brand positioning/stories, identity systems and environmental designs for multiple businesses within Kraft Foods and P&G; Downy/Global FE, Tide, Febreze, Cheer, Crystal Light to name a few. Lesley’s enthusiasm for the industry also motivated her to teach multiple design courses at Universities in the area. She holds a BFA from Western Kentucky University and a special place in her heart for red Dobermans, antlers, screen prints, wheat paste and the bluegrass state she will always call home.