Can you imagine a black and white Charleston with no art world, and no creative professionals? Thank goodness for the folks who keep our community colorful and unique. This month, riding the wave of creative energy that Spring time brings to the Lowcountry, we are focusing on these very "creatives". Appropriately, the team at Gil Shuler Graphic Design has invited us to step into their offices for the Member Meeting (Wednesday, May 9th 6:00 - 7:30) this month and take just an hour and a half to focus on supporting the local arts. You've seen their work around town everywhere from Hubee D's and the Barn Jam posters to Husk and the new City Market. Here's a chance to get to know our hosts a bit before Wednesday:
If you had to describe Gil Shuler graphic design is 10 words or less, what would they be?
There's nothing better than having a job where you get to be creative.
"established in 1985 and been makin art ever since."
If you and your staff were on a desert island, what one item would you each take?
Lighter, cell phone, gun, wine
What is it about the Lowcountry that inspires you?
Who is your ideal client?
Good folks who appreciate good work.
What one project has been the most near and dear to you?
All of them.
What is the toughest part of owning a local business?
Having a national presence
What is the best part?
Knowing that what we do directly reflects how our community is perceived.
If you could have dinner with any local person (dead or alive) who would it be and what local restaurant would you go to?
My family at La Pizzeria in Mt. Pleasant
What is playing on your ipod right now?
The Black Keys, El Camino
What motivated you to join LLF?
I saw the t-shirts, and we're local.