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Helms Workshop

Austin, Texas

On January 10, 1901, hands working a drilling derrick on Spindletop Hill near Beaumont, Texas, hit pay-dirt. At a depth of over 1,000 feet the operation hit a gusher that produced an enormous geyser of crude oil. The well initially flowed at an rate of 100,000 barrels a day and took nine days to cap, in the meantime the surrounding landscape was covered with crude oil, and the American oil industry had officially begun. In today’s money, the discovery at Spindletop released $9 million worth of oil a day, for nine days. The $81 million that started the oil industry pales in comparison to its modern value, which is now measured in trillions, not millions. Anyway, we’re not trying to insight a debate, we just wanted to share this convenient trivia with you. Convenient, because today’s feature hails from the Lone Star state as well.

Helms Workshop was recently founded by Christian Helms, who was previously a member of the The Decoder Ring Design Concern. The Workshop is capable across the design spectrum, “providing a full range of brand development, design and advertising services.” At Helms Workshop, “[they] combine smart, strategic thinking with wild-eyed creativity in a highly collaborative environment, producing powerful ideas and unexpected solutions that bring big results.” A client list that includes AT&T, Toyota, HBO is a testament to the young agency’s talent.

Specifically, Helms Workshop can tackle branding/identity, printed collateral, environments, packaging, website and interactive development, advertising, copywriting, and illustration. That’s a long list and we can only show you a few examples here, so hop on over to the Helms Workshop website to see their full capability. Also, you can connect socially via Facebook and Twitter.

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