Business Anniversary

On May 31st, I celebrated being four full-time years in business with my team, but decided to write a bit of the story on our Facebook page. Here it is!

May 31st, 2013 at around 10:35 AM I decided to take my part-time business in multimedia started somewhere around April 9th, 2009 full-time. I had been pursuing odds and ends jobs throughout my undergraduate, exploring my options after graduating from college, and after some major downs, took the leap with the encouragement of only my parents and Ann.

Through thick, thin, and everything in between, I have kept it going profitably for 4 years. While drumming brings me joy and teaching college is a level of giving back I never thought I would experience in my life (leading me through grad school), running this thing I started with a simple email from a potential client (Stacy Hamilton, actually!) while taking a break at the gym all those years ago in 2009 has taken me more places, brought me into the lives of more incredible people, and allowed for things in my life to happen faster than I ever anticipated, even being a proverbial “millennial who hasn’t had to work for anything.” Trust me when I say, I’ve never worked harder.

I’ve shared the story of taking it full-time, but I’ve never really shared the story of why I ever wanted to start a business to begin with. It’s pretty short. That fateful spring of 2009 where I started, I was in the middle of transferring to Carroll because UW-Whitewater had written me a letter, suggesting I do anything else with my life because they felt I wasn’t cut out for multimedia. Just as I have done with everything since I was a kid, I merely thought to myself “I’ll show them.”

Well, 4 full-time years, 9 years total, I’ve gotten to do a lot. Whether it was producing an evidence video that helped save someone innocent for a law firm, calling Aaron Rodgers “Mr. Rodgers” by accident on a commercial shoot, designing graphics for the majority of Milwaukee’s music and nightlife scene, or watching about 50+ couples say “I do” from the edit screen of Adobe Premiere, I’m glad I did exactly what my parents dreaded when I was younger. Ignore a professional’s advice.

And now, I’m slowly but surely growing a team of freelancers to help with the work I’ve got, giving back as much as I can to budding entrepreneurs, and even diversifying (hopefully) into other industries, because let’s be real, I like a lot of stuff.

If I’ve learned anything so far from business, it’s that life is a playground. Don’t ever settle in anything, even outside of your career. Don’t ever let anyone fit you into a standard they believe you belong in, because the only person that knows you best is you. Don’t categorize yourself, because we can all be great at anything we try. And most importantly, take a chance. If you fail, it’s only practice. Success isn’t this “end product,” success is trying and continuing on.
It’s awfully nice out, maybe I’ll take some time off today. Thanks for reading, and thanks for being in my life.

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New Year, New Us!

Happy New Year! I know, 15 or so days late, but we’ve been swamped! Lots of finish work from 2016, lots of new work for 2017!

Just a little shout out to our newest client Mukwonago Remodeling for winning the best trade show booth this past weekend at their trade show! We helped design their displays and slide show video that played, and are so glad to have been part of it!

I know, pics or it didn’t happen. Well…

In addition to that, new photography clients are on the horizon, and many video projects finally wrapping up from the end of last year. Busy, busy, busy!

Go Pack Go!

Busy as ever!

Hello all!

We have just been crazy busy on our end! Filming everything from baptism videos to a Color My College run for Marquette University this Saturday! On top of that, we recently took over a sort of “graphic design quality control” for a huge company based out of Brookfield, WI. Needless to say, we have been up to our eyeballs in design editing as well.

That’s not to say we don’t want more! We have 2017 already open for advanced booking for wedding and event videography, along with anything else you might need to plan ahead for in terms of media.

And there are going to be a few other exciting announcements at the start of 2017, so stay tuned! Much, much love and busyness!

Long Time, No See!

Hello all!

It’s been a while since we’ve posted anything, but for good reason. We have been working very closely with Milwaukee Direct Marketing on proofing their graphics, taking over the graphics and photography for THINKLocal Magazine, producing a commercial airing in the Marcus Theaters, producing background music for said commercial, designing a new and improved website for the Medical College of Wisconsin’s TIEHL program, and among all that… an album cover for a local musician!

Yes, it’s a busy life we lead, but all worth it as we slowly but surely change the world!

For now, enjoy this video of Chicago in summer from the eyes of a GoPro… filmed and post-produced by us!

Stay tuned to see more samples from our new clients and always, much love!

We’re Expecting…

We’re now doing pregnancy announcement Photography, and it is a huge hit!

Contact us to day for our other photography services, and don’t forget that it’s Wedding season!

Much, much love! Spring is in the air, people!

Welcome to 2016!

Per tradition with nobody but myself, I once again dove into Lake Michigan on January 1st to ring in the New Year. Only this time, TMJ4 had me put on a GoPro camera and film some footage for them. Enjoy that below:

Watch Bradley James Kroll on TMJ4!

With 2016 comes a whole new batch of work, both in the graphic and video production world, so be on the look out for some new clients of mine and their fine marketing materials! Much love, cheers to 2016! Let’s do some damage!

Updates, Updates Everywhere!!

Hello all!

We’ve been swamped on our end with everything from video production and graphic design to lectures at a university about video production and graphic design!

Check out new work under our Graphic Design page, Website Management page, Photography page and much more!

Much love and Happy Thanksgiving everyone!