After working in the industry for quite some time, Bill Meyer and his wife, Robin, were looking to do something on their own. With a strong partner and creative lead in Gina Bennett, the three started their own advertising and graphic design company −Meyer Bennett Creative− in 2000. After 9/11 almost ended them, they worked very hard to pick up new clients that they continue to serve today.
Recently, the company has enjoyed a period of growth, which led its principals to seek out a new office space and hire a part-time designer, Jodie Gollings, and a design intern, Mandi Miller. The new 1,150-square-foot office space is in the Treetop building near Grandview. The staff loves the area because it is centrally located and near many wonderful amenities.
The Meyers are originally from Toledo and they came to Columbus to be in a city with more opportunities for creative people. Bill and Robin are both artists− he does sculpture and she does jewelry. Many of Bill’s sculptures are on display throughout the office.
Bennett has always lived in the Columbus area and is a world traveler; her husband’s family lives in Tunisia. She’s always loved design and enjoys the fast customer service their small business can offer clients.
Bill and Robin have taken classes at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center, one of the things they like most about Columbus. Along with Layne Peters, they have been donating their time on a total rebrand and social media campaign for the CAC, scheduled to debut around the opening of the Scioto Mile.
To outfit the new space, the Meyers bought the red dinette set from a secondhand shop, the shelves and desks from Pottery Barn, and the sofa from World Market.
They have found other pieces of art at the Riverfront Arts Festival and have a poster by local artist Miles Tsang. They also have a sculpture by Stephen Janusz −Vincent the Critic− that they purchased during the Columbus College of Art & Design Student Art Sale.
The Treetop building is nestled among flowering trees and nature that is easy to see through its large picture windows, creating a pleasant and creative environment in which to work. The common space deck on an upper level provides more wonderful views.
Currently, the Meyers and Bennett are working on the next area of growth for their business: Internet marketing and technology. They are considering forming an advisory board to assist with that.
Meyer Bennett Creative is an advertising and graphic design company that specializes in creative solutions for brand building and brand reach. Visit MeyerBennettCreative.com.
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