November 12, 2015 - 8 comments

A Creative Collective

Summer of 2015 was a busy season, so busy we are blogging about it in November! EnZed Design hired Ligia Teodosiu, designer and talented illustrator, Helen finished her term as president of AIGA Colorado, and we moved to a new beautiful space at 2626 West 32nd Avenue, just around the corner from the old Tejon location. The new studio is a store front in a small shopping district surrounded by stately Victorian homes and refurbished bungalows as well as restaurants, coffee shops and small boutiques. And lest we forget, the North High School tennis courts are just steps away.

Helen and Ligia are enjoying the company of several creative firms, the same crew from before. Two digital designers—Matt Crest of ACL Software and Chris Arnold of Authentic Form & Function—and two print experts—Jason Wedekind of Genghis Kern and Maura Gauthier of The Paper Guppy—are the primary office mates. There are currently 6 more desks available for other creatives to add to the buzz.

The Furniture Creative Coworking space came about a dream realized by Jason Wedekind to have his letterpress shop under the same roof as his design studio. (If you’re wondering about the Furniture reference, it’s a letterpress term.) When the space came up for rent, he pounced and the renovation began. The new space is has lots of natural light, high ceilings and an open floor plan with designer touches throughout. There’s a private conference room with sliding steel framed walls, a phone booth room with a wall that glows blue when in use, and a sizable kitchen with a garage door in lieu of plate glass window in the back. Jason’s contractor, Sam Brown, salvaged ceiling planks to cover divider walls and built custom 10-foot steel doors for the press room. Wood floors, exposed brick, white walls and stripes of steel lighting give the place an airy open feel with edgy industrial finishes.

Although the LoHi neighborhood is constantly changing, this area is more settled with established store owners flanking the studio. There is lots of street parking on 32nd and the side streets. Look for the original big blue “Denver Fine Furniture” sign.

We hope you’ll come for a visit and explore LoHi a little, too.

 

Published by: Helen in EnSide, NewZ, Shout Outs

Comments

Leslie Jorgensen
November 13, 2015 at 1:12 pm

Congratulations on the new space, Helen! Looks great!

Curt Cooper
November 13, 2015 at 6:09 pm

I am interested in your available office space. What is the square footage and price of rental?

Becky Ayers
November 13, 2015 at 6:16 pm

Whoa! What a gorgeous space! I can’t wait to drop by and check it out in person. How wonderful it must be to work in an office that’s crawling with so many creatives. So jealous….

Alexis Junker
November 13, 2015 at 6:55 pm

Beautiful! Can’t wait to see the new space!

todd
November 13, 2015 at 7:18 pm

Hey Helen,

That is so great to see your much deserved continued growth. What a great space too!!
Way to go.

Jonathan Deveaux
November 14, 2015 at 3:50 am

Wow, your new office space sounds fantastic! Happy to see you and your team move close to other creatives as well. Let the font (fun) begin! Will stop by one day for a grand tour!

Cheers, JD

Julie Chiron
November 16, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Congrats Helen and the EnZed team!

Helen
November 16, 2015 at 9:15 pm

Thanks everyone! So nice of you to comment. We have new artwork on the wall in the entry way. Check it out on our Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/EnZedDesignLLC

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