Last week, the Bialosky + Partners team headed to Zygote Press—a fine art printmaking studio in Cleveland’s St. Clair-Superior neighborhood—for our annual end of year team building celebration. The morning began with breakfast and the unveiling of the 2014 Bialosky + Partners Year in Review timeline outlining all of the exciting accomplishments and changes that have occurred in the office throughout the year.
After breakfast, the Zygote team lead us in a workshop exploring three different printmaking processes—screenprinting, letterpress, and free form mono-printing.
At the screen printing station each member of the team got the chance to print their own t-shirt to show off their Bialosky + Partners pride. Afterwards, Alan Hipps and Brian Kuck got a chance to go head to head against the Zygote team in an intense speed-printing contest—unfortunately the Bialosky team could not compete with the pros and lost out to team Zygote.
On the letterpress, our team printed a limited edition Bialosky + Partners 2014 infographic featuring all of the offices’ achievements over the past year. Additionaly, we got to be a little creative and set our own type from Zygote’s extensive collection of vintage wood type.
The Bialosky team got to stretch their creative muscles even further at the mono-printing station where many of us used various textural objects to create festive cards.
At the end of the afternoon, the team gathered together for a photo op with Zygote's house pet, Inky before heading to lunch. All in all, the day was a great way to flex our creative muscles and reflect on the exciting year that was 2014.