The first day of summer has officially passed and those 100 degree temperatures are still on the rise. However, here at Bar Napkin Productions, we have decided to turn up the heat even more. We would like to share with you our most recent projects from around the country, along with the latest news that has been going on behind the scenes at our downtown Phoenix office.
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.
CLUB LEVEL RENOVATIONS
Luxury suites have become a huge revenue stream across the NFL as they have provided an array of options for the ultimate game day experience. When The Arizona Cardinals envisioned a more sophisticated and entertainment charged Club Level at the University of Phoenix Stadium, they called upon Bar Napkin Productions!
Bar Napkin Productions collaborated alongside Michael Bidwill and the Arizona Cardinals organization to create an upscale interactive game day concept that features a mixture of luxury and state of the art technology in a design that celebrates the Cardinal’s passionate “Bird Gang” culture and community.
The first phase of improvements, which began in March and is open for the 2017 season, includes extensive upgrades to the club concourse’s 50-yard line lounges, 2 new 50-Yard line all-inclusive VIP Suites, and the addition of two new premium hospitality spaces - the Flight Lounge and the Bubble Lounge.
We are thrilled to announce our partnership with craftsmanship experts and elite furniture makers, Yamwood Foundry. Bar Napkin Productions will be launching their first HALEline inspired and creatively directed by our very own, Haley Balzano and Jeffrey Rausch.
Teaming up with Yamwood Foundry is a collaboration dream as Yamwood has created thousands of pieces that are individually unique. Yamwoods portfolio represents quality, executed in the finest woods and metals. Stay tuned for more information on our upcoming collection!
PHOENIX BUSINESS JOURNAL'S TOP WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES
Bar Napkin Productions is proud to be listed in The Phoenix Business Journal's top women-owned companies of 2017. Our diverse team, led by Haley Balzano, approaches every production as its own distinct opportunity for success and is excited to be recognized for our contribution to the Valley.
Yes! We just found out that Bar Napkin Productions was recognized by Interior Designmagazine in their current Rising Giants ranking, We are beyond grateful for our continued growth! You can check out the full list by clicking here.
BNP designed, Bitter & Twistedwas nominated in the prestigious Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards for best American bar. Last year, the sleek cocktail bar was the first Arizona bar to ever be nominated and again was one of the 10 finalists in the best American high-volume cocktail bar category.
OUR RISING STARS
It is our pleasure to announce the promotion of TJ Himmler from Junior Designer to Designer and Megan Cords from Designer to Project Manager at Bar Napkin Productions. In the past year, TJ has quickly proved to be an incredible talent and leader on various hospitality projects. Megan comes to us with 6 years experience in interior design and has continued to go above and beyond in what ever tasks that is put on her creative plate. She has been the perfect example of a team member that can multitask and deliver exceptional work with a positive attitude. We are grateful to have both these rising stars on our team.
HD EXPO 2017
HD Expo recently took place in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay, attracting a bustling crowd of over 10,000 designers, architects, hotel owners and operators, developers, specifiers and purchasers with more than 800 hospitality design manufacturers and distributors. The major flooring manufacturers in particular were in fine form, collectively exhibiting a focus on geometric patterns and natural inspired textures.
Bar Napkin Productions is thankful to attend each year and connect with so many of our peers.
BNP may have started a new industry trend! Recently, we raised our glasses to all the hardworking vendors that help us do what we do - create! Our first ever BNP "Speed Sourcing" Event connected various valley-wide vendors to our team of designers. With a speed dating style theme, our goal was to build relationships, learn more about the latest and greatest products on the hospitality market, inform about all our unique projects across the country, and create mindful conversation. Our next event is around the corner and will be announced shortly.
DAVID WRIGHT HOUSE TOUR
Our Friday Funday's are often filled with design and architecture! Recently, our team gathered for a private tour at The David and Gladys Wright House in the Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix. This 2,500-square-foot concrete house was designed and built for Frank Lloyd Wright's son David and his wife, Gladys. This one of a kind house has a spiral design to cool the house by capturing the wind. It also features a long curved entry ramp and stunning views of Camelback Mountain.
Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Jenifer Daniels moved to the lovely heat wave of Arizona at the age of two. So, it is safe to call her an (almost!) Arizona native. She started her career in office administration for the local home builder, Robson Communities. Jenifer has always enjoyed being in creative environments and maintaining projects and accounts. She later changed industries and began working for the custom lighting firm, Pentimento Lighting (aka 2nd Ave), where she thrived for an entire decade! Jenifer also comes with experience managing production as well as assisting onsite with various lighting installations. Jenifer is a mother of an outgoing, adventurous (and sometime too smart for his own good), 9 year old boy named, Cole. She was recently married last April to her wonderfully supportive husband, Steve.
BNP welcomes Priya Chopra to the team! Priya earned her degree in Interior Design from the Design Institute of San Diego. She believes in bringing design to life by supporting and committing herself to each step of a project. Priya enjoys the collaborative process of brining together the world of design and architecture. With a couple years of experience in the hospitality industry under her belt, Priya understands the fine balance between aesthetics and practicality when it comes to design. She is excited to expand her design knowledge and support the design team at Bar Napkin Productions as a Junior Designer.
Kristen Abbey joins Bar Napkin Productions as a Junior Designer. Originally from Central Florida, Kristen took residence in the Valley of the Sun seven years ago after graduating from the Interior Design Program at Florida State University. She kicked off her career five years ago in residential interior design, but quickly decided to expand her expertise into the commercial realm implementing her wide range of design skills. We are thrilled to have Kristen on our team as she brings a great sense of professionalism and an excellent reputation in the industry.
Kristen currently resides in Tempe, AZ with her husband Brian and their dog, Wassilly.
MOTIVATION & CREATIVITY
At Bar Napkin Productions, we believe that motivation and positive vibes are keys to success! Did you know that our very own Creative Content Director, Matt Jacobi, is featured on Maria Shriver's website? Click here to read his helpful tips on how to live your very best life!
Bar Napkin Productions' Principal, Haley Balzano recently launched 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.comgives 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!