CHICAGO — NYC-based creative studio Nice Shoes (www.niceshoes.com) has expanded its Midwest presence with the opening of their first standalone space in Chicago’s vibrant River North district. The studio will be led by senior colorist Ron Sudul and color assistant Alex Frankland, and will be supported by executive producer Tara Holmes and producer Serena Bove, who will be splitting their time between New York and Chicago.
Photo (L-R): Holmes, Sudul and Frankland
Having previously operated out of a shared space in Chicago, the new space comes on the heels of an influx of work from the Midwest region, including a steady flow of projects from local clients such as mcgarrybowen, EnergyBBDO, and We Are Unlimited. The new larger space will allow the studio to scale based on project needs and allow for Nice Shoes’ global roster of colorist talent to work out of the studio.
“Since making our way to Chicago in 2014, we have really enjoyed being a part of the creative community there,” says Holmes. “We have already hit the ground running in our new standalone space and are excited to continue doing great work with our clients in the area.”
Sudul has been with Nice Shoes since it first launched, spending nearly two decades in the New York City headquarters, experiencing the evolution of the brand as it continued to adapt with industry shifts. He moved to Chicago in 2014 to launch the studio’s Midwest presence.