Today we’d like to introduce you to Cory Grabow.
Cory, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
When we founded The Bruxton Group in 2013, it all came together in a bit of a whirlwind. We were fully immersed in our respective day-jobs when an exciting opportunity pulled us in a new direction nearly overnight. As most entrepreneurs will echo, the beginnings of our agency were quite the blur of pure adrenaline, learning experiences, relationship building, and just getting our sea-legs in this new endeavor.
A few things we knew at the outset. First, Jeff and I were born to be partners. Somehow, our deeply contrasting personalities mesh with mutual respect to create an ideal business pairing for the both of us. Jeff runs in the analytics lane, I run in the relational lane, and we converge with a desire to provide personal and collaborative designing experiences for our clients. Second, we’re all about learning. We know what we’re good at, and we know that there is so much space to grow. Honestly, our passion for learning trumps our fear of failure. I guess that’s what makes this entrepreneur thing a good fit for us. Third, we were ready to strip it down. After pursuing design in the mega-agency world, we understood that there is no substitute for impeccable output. Yet, even a great output can notably lack some soul without the collaboration of a personal client-designer relationship. So Bruxton Group was born: a boutique branding and design agency that champions the power of brand/designer collaboration to produce projects with both heart and excellence.
As for the name, we wanted something ineffable that could withstand time and us.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Anytime you start a business and go into that venture with another person, it leaves the door wide open for many things to happen. Fortunately for us, we are two halves of a whole. Left brain – right brain. This is our second venture together and we are not stopping anytime soon.
That said, the process of building our agency was not all unicorns and rainbows. We had a hard time in the early days, with building our process. Each agency has a set way of doing things, and we realized that every partnership is unique.
Please tell us about The Bruxton Group.
We are a strategic branding agency for the DTC and lifestyle industries. We are problem solvers and designers. Thinkers and doers.
We are known for our ability to see through the clutter and find the special sauce that makes our clients shine!
Since creativity is at our core, it only made sense for us to plant our roots in the old movie town of Culver City.
As a creative agency, we feel it is our job to use our voice and talents for the greater good. So we started the Small Talk Series. A place for open communication, education and a little entertainment for our community here in Los Angeles. We invite guests (Drummer from Janes Addiction, In-Q, Freya Estreller, etc.) that are doing extraordinary things to come in and share their creative process.
We love all kinds of talks, the ones that introduce you to new stories, the ones you never expected, and the ones that push you to do more. This inspired us to create the Small Talk Series, which invites an intimate audience to dive into meaningful conversations lead by folks from the LA community to tap into the topics that matter most.
Small conversations can lead to big ideas.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Nothing really. We are here because of those decisions we made back then and I wouldn’t change it for the world. If anything, I would tell my former self to take more chances, lean in and have fun!
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