A strong brand is more than a logo—a strong brand is an experience from start to finish. Every decision is a brand decision, and everyone is a brandambassador. People don’t just buy things and services—they are really buying the idea of those things and services, the feeling those things provide, and specifically how those purchases are, ultimately, an extension of themselves (or the people they aspire to be). In this talk, we explore how the lines have blurred, how the environment and interior design can play a huge role in the brand experience, and what it means to be an effective brand today.
Jeremy grew up skateboarding, listening to punk rock, and making art in Lubbock, Texas. He has no formal background in design—instead, he got his BA in Sociocultural Anthropology with a minor in Photography.
In 2006, he became the lead Art Director/Thing Maker for Ace Hotel, first opening the Portland hotel, and then expanding his efforts to open the Ace NYC and Palm Springs locations. Unwittingly, the global success of the Ace Hotel brand helped to set his path.
In 2009, he and his friend Fritz Mesenbrink decided to join forces to create OMFGCO. It was a pipe dream built from two guys with computers and zero dollars, and it’s nothing short of a miracle that they are still at it today.
He flosses, both literally and metaphorically.
Denver Art Museum, Sharp Auditorium, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204
Doors open at 6pm for the social hour. Cash bar and free snacks.
Speaker presentation begins at 7pm on Thursday. Parking lot entrance is on 12th. Street parking is available and most meters are free after 6pm.