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May 16

#32under32 Platinum Sponsor Highlight: Carmichael Lynch

Carmichael Lynch is the 2017 32 under 32 awards Platinum Sponsor! Thank you for your support of the ad community. You can still get tickets to the event on May 18, don’t miss the party! 

Carmichael Lynch is the work home to TEN of 2017 32 under 32’s nominees. Let’s meet them!

 

Arthur Stewart, Art Director

Arthur Stewart, Art Director

What does it mean to you to be chosen as a nominee for this year’s 32 Under 32?

It’s a huge honor to be recognized for the work I’ve gotten to help make, especially after only having been in Minneapolis for two winters (that’s the preferred unit of measurement for time here, right?). The talent pool in this city is seemingly inexhaustible and to be listed among the rest of these folks is pretty incredible.

What is your favorite part of coming to work each day?

 The free LaCroix. That, and knowing each day at CL includes opportunities to make work for clients who are open to being a little weird and trying new things.

 

 

Chris Kueppers, Account Supervisor

Chris Kueppers, Account Supervisor

What does it mean to you to be chosen as a nominee for this year’s 32 Under 32?

 It’s an honor to be recognized. I think I’m more a product of the people that surround me than anything else. I feel incredibly grateful to be working with folks I respect, on a client that treats us as a valued partner.

 What is your favorite part of coming to work each day?

 My favorite part of coming to work each day is definitely my coworkers. CL has worked hard to cultivate an inclusive environment that encourages ideas from all disciplines.  We leave egos at the door and work as a collaborative group to develop work that disrupts the marketplace. Average isn’t accepted at CL. From top to bottom we’re continually finding ways to be better.

 

Chris Vandersall, Copywriter

Chris Vandersall, Copywriter

What does it mean to you to be chosen as a nominee for this year’s 32 Under 32?

 I’m extremely flattered. It means a lot to be recognized in this city, alongside all of these talented folks.

 What is your favorite part of coming to work each day?

 Seeing what ideas my partner and I can come up with. They’re always surprising and sometimes frightening, which makes every day entertaining.

 

 

 

Emily Crellin, Account Manager

Emily Crellin, Account Manager

What does it mean to you to be chosen as a nominee for this year’s 32 Under 32?

 I’m extremely grateful to have been honored by my colleagues in this way. We all work our asses off every day because we care about what we do. To be recognized for that hard work is just the icing on an already very good cake.

 What is your favorite part of coming to work each day?

 I know it’s a cliché, but every day in advertising is different, especially in Account Management. I love that. I get to use a different skill set and solve a new problem (or “opportunity”) every single day.

 

 

 

Erin Zunich, Account Manager

Erin Zunich, Account Manager

What does it mean to you to be chosen as a nominee for this year’s 32 Under 32?

While it always feels good to receive positive recognition from a coworker or superior, it means that much more to be nominated for an award like this. I’ve seen many other deserving CL employees receive nominations in the past, and am honored to be in their company this year!

What is your favorite part of coming to work each day?

As glamorous as advertising can appear from the outside, we all know that some days are downright tough (I mean, it’s still a job, right?). Whether it’s a tough call with clients about a budget or breaking the news to a creative team that their amazing idea has not been approved, THE PEOPLE that surround me are what make the hard days worth it. I have made so many great friends in my few years at CL that I truly call “friends” rather than just “work friends.” I can’t count the number of times I’ve walked into a room about to cry from frustration, and walked out laughing hysterically. That doesn’t happen everywhere I’ve worked in the past, and I’m proud to be a part of this great crew at CL.

 

 

Kathleen Heist, Brand Planner

Kathleen Heist, Brand Planner

What does it mean to you to be chosen as a nominee for this year’s 32 Under 32?

 It’s the biggest pat on the back I’ve ever gotten. I think less about the fact that I am a nominee and more about the people who nominated me. There’s no better validation than when it comes from people you work with every day.

What is your favorite part of coming to work each day?

 The part that I didn’t see coming. Every day is different and I look forward to what surprises and challenges each day holds.

 

 

Kendra Komejan, Account Manager

Kendra Komejan, Account Manager

What does it mean to you to be chosen as a nominee for this year’s 32 Under 32?

I’m incredibly honored to be a nominee for this year’s 32 Under 32. I remember going to this same event my first year working in the industry, and truly being inspired by those getting recognized. It’s these same people, and the people around me each day, that continue to inspire and motivate me.

What is your favorite part of coming to work each day?
Hands down, my favorite part of coming to work each day is the people who work here. From day 1, I’ve been treated like a valued member of the CL family, and I’m so thankful to learn and grow alongside insanely talented and supportive team members. Work just doesn’t feel as much like work when you’re with friends.

 

Laura Green, New Business Manager

Laura Green, New Business Manager

What does it mean to you to be chosen as a nominee for this year’s 32 Under 32?

I feel very flattered to be nominated among such a talented and ambitious group of people. I’ve learned so much in the last five years and this recognition motivates me to work even harder for the next five years.

What is your favorite part of coming to work each day?

My favorite part of coming to work each day is knowing that I don’t have a boring eight (or 12+) hours ahead of me. Time flies when you have a different to-do list each day, friends as co-workers and a fun office culture.

 

Sam Perry, Art Director

Sam Perry, Art Director

What does it mean to you to be chosen as a nominee for this year’s 32 Under 32?

 The talent in this city is what keeps me here. I feel grateful to be among this list of 100+ talented individuals, but also the many people that aren’t on this list.

What is your favorite part of coming to work each day?

Seeing what Arthur Photoshopped Chris’s face into (fellow Carmichael Lynch nominees). But also making things. Big things and little things. Things that a lot of people will see and things that few people will see. The idea that I helped solve a problem and that solution now lives out in the world still gets me excited to come to work.

 

 

Seth Epstein, Analytics Strategist

Seth Epstein, Analytics Strategist 

What does it mean to you to be chosen as a nominee for this year’s 32 Under 32?

 I am so appreciative that I work among such a talented community, and I’m overwhelmed with gratitude that someone I admire so much took the time to nominate me.

 What is your favorite part of coming to work each day?

 I’m always in awe at how much I get to enjoy being at work, and who I work with. I feel good about the work I’m doing, and being in a place that craves new ideas. The opportunity to develop personally and help others knows no bounds.

 

Learn more about Carmichael Lynch, what they’re up to, if they’re hiring, and the great work they do at www.carmichaellynch.com