What’s New at Blue

  • What’s New at Blue

    Courtney Griffin joins as Writer + Strategist

    We’re excited to welcome Courtney to the BD team! Courtney graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a degree in journalism and business, and has been working in Chicago for several years as a media strategist and freelance writer. When she’s not crafting copy, making mottos  or typing tag lines, she’s most likely watching an old movie or reading a new book. Welcome, Courtney!

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    The Art of Branding & Strategy

    As part of our 15 year celebration, Blue Daring’s team members are teaming up each quarter this year to create big works of art celebrating our work, our values and culture. Diane and Veronica are first up—we can’t wait to see what they do!

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    BD Turns 15

    June 1st 2018 marks Blue Daring’s 15th birthday.  We’re so grateful to the many people and partners who have been part of this great journey.  Stay tuned for more on how we’re celebrating the epic milestone.

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    Rebecca Hoskins Joins BD as Design Intern

    We’re excited to have a new member on board for the summer. Rebecca attends Indiana Wesleyan University where she is pursuing a degree in graphic design. On her free time, you can find her reading fantasy books, cooking strange foods, or playing the piano. Thrilled to have her on the team!

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    Melissa Talks Branding with Chicago Innovation

    Last October, Blue Daring hosted a select group of mentees from Chicago Innovation’s Women Co-op for a candid conversation with Melissa on branding, strategy and the entrepreneurial journey.

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    Presenting the Chicagoland Chamber’s 3rd Annual Small Business Survey

    Blue Daring partnered with the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce to develop, design and produce the organization’s annual small business survey. We presented the results at the Quinlan School of Business on January 26, 2017.

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    Blue Daring Designs Award-Winning Pocket Folder

    The Great Lakes Graphic Association gave us the award for “Graphics Excellence” due to our recent work on a client folio. The folio is elegantly configurable, and lets the team tailor how they engage with different partners.

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    Melissa’s Article Published in Smart Business

    “Innovate Authentically” explores the impact innovation has on brand and the impact brand has on innovation. Melissa was inspired to write the piece after attending The Economist’s Innovation Forum in Spring of 2016. Learn how you can think differently about your organization’s brand.


  • What’s New at Blue

    Raising Money for Innovation

    Blue Daring and its guests raised over $20,000 for innovation via live auction at the UN-Gala, hosted by the Chicago Innovation Awards! The money supports the CIA’s Foundation, that through education and scholarships, furthers the growth of innovation in the Chicago region.

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    Melissa Ballate, Chicago’s 40 Under 40

    Melissa was recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of 2015’s 40 Under 40; listed among some of the city’s best and brightest entrepreneurs and executives shaping the new economy.

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