Evan Aeschlimann is music to our eyes
April 28, 2017 by Scott Knackstedt
It’s not uncommon on a Friday afternoon to hear an 80s power ballad, a kitschy 90s chart-topper, or a pop hit from the 00s spring from “the design pod” at 2A. Our team of designers has recently doubled in size, and it is exciting for us to showcase our top-tier chops in graphic design. Evan Aeschlimann – the source of the musical interludes – is much more than the self-assigned 2A DJ. In his short time here he not only gets our feet tapping but has demonstrated some design wizardry worth talking about.
He’s a visual storyteller
Evan has a keen sense for transforming an idea into a visual narrative. He sees the message and knows what color expresses it, what image defines it, or the composition that captures it. He listens carefully and structures his interpretation faithfully. He has put those skills to work at 2A with multiple identity projects, from industries as varied as finance to traffic control, and has shaped new brand identities from the ground up.
He’s a team player
Evan picked up the 2A way without a hitch: he’s collaborative, convivial, and shares his unique qualities to support the team. Although he has plenty of experience in the field – including previous work with an agency – Evan knows how to strike a balance between his professional responsibilities with his personal pastimes. An avid sports fan, Evan has leveraged his crafty savviness into a board game, Red Zone Football, that unites his design clout with his passion for the gridiron. It is this sort of cleverness that makes him a clutch player in our starting line-up.
He has the right rhythm
It is easy to charge headfirst into a project and whip out something uninspired, but Evan has demonstrated a thoughtfulness in his work beyond his years. He knows that high-quality deliverables take time to get right, ensuring that the finer details of a new logo, website, or keynote presentation demand an attentiveness that sometimes cannot be rushed. Evan has been praised for showing a solid aesthetic – and we’re grateful for his commitment to getting things right.
Evan may have waded into the 2A pool recently but he has made a definitive splash. We are excited to learn more about Evan, someday meet his energetic dog, Clementine, and look forward to him quietly posting one of his quick-witted memes on the wall. And though his computer may periodically blare a catchy pop song from a bygone decade to lift the office, we are thankful that Evan’s classical eye and new wave soul continue to produce visual stories that rock.