Ben Libby – Bear Notch Studio
IG: @bearnotchstudio IG: @bearnotchben FB: /bearnotchstudio
In your words… Tell us about your organization, business, initiative.
We are a coastal creative advertising agency bringing a hollowyood-style cinematic storytelling experience for our brands, websites, and advertising campaigns. Nothing is produced less than stellar. Our ad agency holds 8 creatively seasoned members from business innovation, design, commercial photography, advertising, marketing and copywriting.
Tell us a bit about you and why you do what you do? Share your passions for your business, initiative, organization.
I studied the motion picture and computer animation for about 5 years in college, worked for various indie video game, motion picture studios, and became a freelance motion designer which brought me into various industries as a self-taught graphic designer. From startups to Fortune Global 500s, I decided to finally build my own ad agency. I’ve held fiery passion since the beginning, and will make ends meet when it comes to building our team, establishing relationships, and becoming a leading and cutting edge ad agency located in the North Shore.
What role do you think your business plays in supporting a more creative community? OR your community in general. (Bonus! Why do you think a more creative community is important?)
Since we are still pretty small and boutique, we offer a more personalized approach to clients and their businesses, establishing connections and being able to bring business to our clients (if not through advertising). Creative communities are extremely important, referrals are the number one way a new business will land a new client.
What was the last book you read that made an impact on you?
Crushing It! How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence by Gary Vaynerchuk.
What’s the one thing people would be surprised to learn about you our your business?
This is the third startup I’ve built. I spend about 15hrs a day on my business in front of my Macbook Pro (need a a Herman Miller aeron chair)! 3 members are Masconomet High School Graduates. I’m a avid photographer, and prefer a 16×9 format, and an Arri Alexa Mini 4.6K cine camera to follow. My favorite college course was photo storyboarding with a Super 8mm.