Bar Napkin Productions is pleased to share with you our most recent projects and buzz that has been making noise within our walls and around the Valley of the Sun. We humbly thank each and every one of you for taking this moment to learn about our latest awards and recognition, current projects, and introduce you to our newest talent that recently joined our dynamic team.
As one of the fastest rising, top 100 hospitality design leaders in the nation, Bar Napkin Productions has a passion for creating exceptional results through our dedication and expertise in branding, architecture, interior design, graphic design, procurement, visualizations, and bringing to life one of a kind social media campaigns. In the recent months, we have continued to connect with new partnerships across the country along with launching new concepts and visions with our most loyal clients.
We hope you are not just entertained by our recent news, but are inspired to learn more about our unique creative agency that is focused in celebrating every facet of the hospitality and design industry. It has always been our mission to bring light to our passion projects and the people that have been involved every step of the way.
Phoenix Business Journal
Interior Design Firm List We would like to send our gratitude to the Phoenix Business Journal for the kind recognition and ranking us as one of the top interior design firms in Arizona. We are incredibly thankful that they featured one of our favorite images from the interior work we did at Phoenix's most legendary boutique hot spot, The Royal Palms Resort & Spa. Click here to read more...
Sources for Design Icon Award Bar Napkin Productions' very own Principal, Jeffrey Rausch recently receivedSources for Design Magazine’s Icon Award highlighting his 30+ year career in commercial and hospitality design.
The award ceremony took place at North Scottsdale’s SubZero & Wolf Showroom which also honored Vernon D. Swaback, Frank Lloyd Wright’s younger apprentice. Click here to read more...
Co-Working Goes High Design Our Workuity project is considered to be Arizona's largest co-working facility. Workuity, is a 18,500-square-foot Class A office space, that recently opened in March at 24th Street and Camelback Road. It will be able to hold nearly 250 people.
The goal and concept behind Workuity was built on the premise that professionals, entrepreneurs, start-ups and other individuals should have access to the same creative work environments that companies like Google provide to its workers. The direction for creating such a space was focused on designing with a hospitality flair, that highlights the floor plan and the secure private work areas that is geared to promote networking and collaboration.
A Historic Hyatt Revamp Bar Napkin Productions is honored to announce our continued involvement with one of Arizona's most historic and luxurious resorts, The Royal Palms Resort and Spa. Nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain, The Royal Palms Resort and Spa was recently acquired by Hyatt Hotels and joined their exclusive Unbound Collection that features some of the world’s most elite destination resorts.
A Branding Bond With Atlasta We have so much appreciation when our clients ask us to continue working on their various new projects and concepts. Bar Napkin Productions is thankful to be partnering again with Arizona’s number one catering and events company, Atlasta Catering. We are currently in the process of relaunching an updated website, menu designs, and kicking off a social media campaign.
TEXAS HOSPITALITY In its 15th year, Hospitality Design Summit (HD Summit) recently brought together hospitality professionals in every area of the industry from around the country. This year, the HD Summit was held in beautiful San Antonio, Texas.
Haley Balzano and Jeffrey Rausch of Bar Napkin Productions were in attendance amongst the other invited executives, sponsors, and hospitality peers. The prestigious event was held like a “thought-camp,” in which speakers from a wide range of backgrounds— including thought-leaders, academicians, researchers, authors, innovators, inventors, and strategists—helped to sharpen attendees’ leadership skills and provide the big ideas to help them stay ahead of the competition and see beyond to the typical, to the extraordinary. This year's summit included an inspiring speaker lineup that included individuals like writer Pico Iyer, high-wire artist Philippe Petit, and filmmaker Nirvana Mullick.
WOMEN WHO ROCK Last month, Bar Napkin Productions spent the evening of March 8th celebrating"International Women's Day,” where we toasted all the hard working women in our office. Not just on this day but everyday we are thankful for the unique talents each woman brings to our team. We hope that you always feel honored and continue to celebrate all the acts of courage by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history or this country.
FUSING TOGETHER CREATIVITY
Our friends at Fuse Alliance kicked off their Annual Conference which focused on actively connecting the architecture + design community and empowering them to build projects with beautifully installed floors. Jeffrey Rausch of Bar Napkin Productions, was invited as a guest speaker to share his experience and knowledge in the commercial and hospitality industry. You can see more pictures of this exciting event by visiting Fuse Alliance's Facebook Page.
We are thrilled to bring Matt Jacobi onboard as our Creative Content Director who will be leading our digital, online, and social media team. Matt comes to us with a colorful background in entertainment news and working around the globe with international entrepreneurs and their brand development. After graduating from Arizona State University and landing his first job at ABC News in Phoenix, he moved to Los Angeles to work for the celebrity news show, E! News. Shortly after, The Style Network went on to feature him in an international television wedding special capturing his lifestyle expertise. In addition, he has starred in two reality shows such as, E!'s Giuliana & Bill and The Drama Queen along with being a regular Contributor and "Architect Of Change" for Maria Shriver's motivating website, MariaShriver.com.
Our graphics team has gained one more very talented Visual Designer! With a BA in Public Relations from Gonzaga University and an MFA in graphic design, Laura Bercovich comes to us from San Francisco, California where she worked with the branding team at Minted (Minted.com). There she contributed on promotional/digital marketing campaigns, and website design for the company. In addition, Laura designed and produced custom stationery, wall art, and other decor for clients and consumers. Her other previous work included being part of the Old Navy marketing team where she designed various in-store and digital marketing events, including window displays, gift cards, and direct mails. Prior to that, she was part of Lucasfilm’s licensing team where she worked on branding, packaging, and season trend based style guides for Star Wars products.
Laura is excited to return to Arizona where she resides with her husband.
Stephanie Henschen joins the Bar Napkin Productions team as a Production Designer.
She received an Interior Design Degree from Arizona State University and soon after started her career with Neptune Design Group, where she was initially a draftswoman doing architectural and MEP drawings. She worked her way up as a Senior Project Manager, managing multiple national accounts as well as assisting in the redesign of several national brands.
In 2015, Neptune Design Group was absorbed by FM GROUP INC. She continued her role as a Senior Project Manager, responsible for the schematic design and construction drawings, coordinating MEP, submitting to reviewing jurisdictions, and managing projects throughout construction. She has two lovingly sweet kiddos named Walter and Henry, 8 and 5-1/2, both of whom constantly challenge her to grow as individual and always be the best person she can be.
Justin Svejkovsky is our latest Production Designer to join the Bar Napkin Productions team. Born and raised in Minneapolis, MN, Justin made his move out West to expand his career in the world of architecture and design.
After graduating from the High Tech Institute, Justin went on to work in residential architecture for a few years. However, his interests in the industry later shifted so he spent the last 10 years working in aerospace design.
The name "Bar Napkin" Productions caught his eye as Justin spends much of his time collecting shot glasses and enjoying a good single malt scotch.
Bar Napkin Productions' Principal, Haley Balzano just relaunched her lifestyle blog, H-A-L- E.com!
Balzano's inspiration behind H-A-L-E was the incredible relationship she had with her late grandmother. After her grandmother's passing last year, Balzano was determined to make a difference in the world of architecture and design. She was motivated to bring a spotlight to all the hardworking women in the industry. With a growing following, H-A-L-E.com gives its readers an in-depth look at Balzano's personal journey, lessons learned, as well as highlighting stories of women who go above and beyond! Follow Balzano on Instagram at #HALE!