FE&S and rd+d Score ASBPE National Awards

We recently found out that we garnered two national Azbee awards! 

FE&S brought home a Bronze Award for Amelia Levin's profile on Ken Gill: 

Well done, Amelia!

rd+d brought home a Bronze Award for Front Cover Design for our July/August 2015 cover designed by Art Director Anne Locascio: 

  • Upper Midwest Region - Silver and
    National Award - Bronze   

    Design, Front Cover - Photo
    July/August 2015

Well done, Anne! 

The Art Department Made Lunch (and I Ate It)

Anne LoCascio and Eric Uhl

Our crack production team has many talents, not the least of which is being great cooks! 

Art Director Anne is a great cook and expert gardener and she planted tomatoes outside our offices. They were ripe this week so she planned an amazing lunch for us (and was aided in those efforts by her production assistant Eric --she knows how to maximize labor). They prepared proscuitto-wrapped melon, a green salad, a caprese salad (tomatoes and home-grown basil), and prepared bruschetta in our fancy oven.

It was magically delicious! Thanks so much! 

Sailing Away with Production Assistant Eric Uhl

It's Friday and I just want to live inside this photo.

Production Assistant Eric Uhl has a lot of active hobbies (making the rest of us feel like underachievers), and he recently completed the Chicago Yacht Club's race from Chicago to Mackinac Island, Mich. 

Eric (second from right) and the Measure 4 Measure crew.


The boat, Measure 4 Measure, took third place out of 14 boats in its section and finished the race in 45 hours and 18 mins. Overall they placed 54th out of 325 boats!


In the middle of the lake.
This kid lives a pretty great life, right?

Thanks to Eric for sharing some pics with us!