Articles By: Anne Evans

Anne Evans is the Co-Founder and Director of Operations for TheMetropreneur and ColumbusUnderground. She also regularly contributes to both sites with features focusing on living (At Home) and working (At Work) in urban areas and creative spaces. She enjoys scrapbooking, parties, her family and restoring a 100+ year old home close to Downtown Columbus.

At Work: Griffen Hollow Studio Joins a Collaborative Workspace

At Work: Griffen Hollow Studio Joins a Collaborative Workspace
Alex Traxler was just about to close on a space to house his growing business, Griffen Hollow Studio, when a friend mentioned he should come take a look at sharing a space he had near the south end of The Ohio State University. “I struck up a conversation asking Andrew Kern if he wanted to split...
March 14th, 2014 | At Work | Read More

At Work: Converting an Old Garage in German Village into a Salon

At Work: Converting an Old Garage in German Village into a Salon
If you frequent Schiller Park, you have probably noticed that Head of the Park Hair Salon has left the building on the corner of Stewart and City Park Avenues. In 2011, after 28 years of leasing that space, owner and hair stylist Mindy Coffey became aware of a unique property, decided to purchase that...
February 19th, 2014 | At Work | Read More

At Work: Becoming Part of a Community in Multiple Ways

At Work: Becoming Part of a Community in Multiple Ways
A home office is often a great way to begin a business, but moving into a separate office space can be a wonderful way to grow it. When Tim Lai was let go from a job at a bigger architecture firm in 2010, he saw it as an opportunity to start his own practice. His wife, Eliza Ho, was able to help it...
January 15th, 2014 | At Work | Read More

At Work: Hart & Honey’s space filled with natural beauty

At Work: Hart & Honey’s space filled with natural beauty
People often meet through mutual friends, and the outcome is often a new friend, a spouse, or a business partner. For Ashley Wilcox and Lily Glass, their meeting led to friendship and a collaborative business idea. “After several mutual friends told each of us “You have to meet each other”...
December 16th, 2013 | At Work | Read More

At Work: Collamore Built’s office in Marble Cliff Manor

At Work: Collamore Built’s office in Marble Cliff Manor
Justin Collamore looked at nearly forty spaces before finding a great spot for his company, Collamore Built to call home. “I had always just wanted to be in an older building, but nothing really called to me,” he says when talking about his search. “I needed somewhere that I could see...
November 15th, 2013 | At Work | Read More

At Work: A new space downtown for motion and design studio leftchannel

At Work: A new space downtown for motion and design studio leftchannel
Columbus-based motion design firm leftchannel has been in the field for over ten years and was selected as the show-open featured artist for motion 2013, a multi-day event referred to as the TED talks for the industry, held recently in Albuquerque, New Mexico. “The opening titles for motion 2013...
October 25th, 2013 | At Work | Read More

At Work: M+A Architects brings Smart Design to Grandview Yard

At Work: M+A Architects brings Smart Design to Grandview Yard
Grandview Yard continues to grow and it’s not surprising why. With the walkability of the design and close proximity to Grandview’s business areas, as well as an easy hop over to Downtown Columbus, Grandview Yard is an ideal location to house your business. “A main reason we moved...
September 30th, 2013 | At Work | Read More

At Work: Blackletter’s studio a catalyst for the neighborhood

At Work: Blackletter’s studio a catalyst for the neighborhood
After spending many working hours helping other companies build their brands and develop strategies, Principal and Creative Director Patrick Crawford realized that his own company’s name, Spindle Studios, no longer accurately represented the work or the personality of the agency. The company has...
August 20th, 2013 | At Work | Read More