11 Dollar Bill’s Boulder Office Hits One Year Mark

11 Dollar Bill’s Boulder Office Hits One Year Mark

Christian Robins and Lisa Effress opened the Boulder office of 11 Dollar Bill by themselves just one year ago, going so far as to paint walls and move in furniture.

The volume of work steadily increased and while they were able to work at first with the assistance of freelancers and backup from the Chicago office, as they passed their anniversary in September they’ve been working non-stop and have added three additional full-time people with more hires on the horizon.

“In the last eleven to twelve months we’ve been so busy and seeing so much growth that we’ve had to expand our staff,” said Effress, the office’s Managing Director.

In addition to Robins and Effress, since opening they’ve added Brittany Aluise as Associate Producer and Client Services Manager, Demetrius Nelson re-located from Minneapolis to work as Post Producer and Wayde Samuel joined in July as Creative Lead.

“I’ve been blown away by the speed at which we’ve grown,” said Robins, who serves as Chief Creative Officer. “Not only is the talent pool incredible, but the clients and agencies have been an absolute blast to work with. It’s refreshing to be able to bring 11DB's culture and craftsmanship to Boulder, and watch it work.”

In their first year, 11DB has worked on campaigns for agencies like Crispin Porter and Bogusky, VML, Fortnight Collective, Grenadier, TBWA/Chiat Day NY, Grey Worldwide, Work in Progress and SRG. They’ve worked on brands like Kraft Mac and Cheese, Netflix, TD Bank, Wendy’s, Nescafe, Vail Resorts and more. They’ve even worked brand direct.

And the expansion isn’t over; in the next few months Effress hopes to add a senior colorist, an assistant editor and another post producer.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, they’ve also outgrown their office so they expect to move soon into an expanded, new space that’s double the size. They’ll also be expanding from three suites to six.

“Boulder is an amazing town with an incredibly diverse and creative pool of talent. We’re looking forward to our next year and beyond,” said Effress.