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'Underground Network Alternative Communication' 

What we do:

Collective Freelance work to fund a project based hostel. >>

With the profit made from our offered services we offer will fund a Project Based Hostel in Minneapolis, MN opening Spring 2015.

Offering a place for creative and adventurous individuals to stay and explore, the Idea Factory will utilize the different perspectives passing through it's doors to help fuel projects produced at the Hostel.

Book your stay @ Hostel Idea: HERE  

Why we do it:

To explore new ides and make them accessible to the world.  Each project is designed to nurture, encourage and promote innovation, free thought, exploration and expression in our community and across the world.

- To create a space for ideas to collide.

- To create a productive environment in which to nurture innovation


The Projects:

Using creativity as our means to communicate with the world, we will support non traditional views, exploration and free thought by featuring different relevant subjects in these projects.

Example: A organization or topic that has a large amount of worth or benefit for the world but does not have the adequate resources to obtain media coverage, creative work or digital distribution.

 

Projects vrs Client Work 

Project: 

Commissioned by Idea Factory - Sponsored by Other Companies

Example:

www.andrewsgreatadventure.com 

 

Client Work:

Commissioned by Company - Created to the specifications and needs of the company

Example:

www.niceridethemusical.com


Aaron Colantti  Mission Commander - Creative Director -  Graphic Design - Video - Founder   Aaron has received awards for Art Direction including the Top Dog Award in December 2013. He recently held an internship with Campbell Mithun Advertising Agency where he gained experience creating advertising media for Popeyes Chicken, Land Of Lakes, and General Mills. Prior to gaining professional advertising agency experience Aaron studied film/cinema/video studies from 2007-2009. He has been involved with the Brave New Workshop Student Union since 2009 and has a certificate of completion for improvisational acting. He has filmed and edited over 150 short videos and been to every state except Tennessee. Check out more of Aaron’s work at   www.aaroncolantti.com

Aaron Colantti

Mission Commander - Creative Director -

Graphic Design - Video - Founder 

Aaron has received awards for Art Direction including the Top Dog Award in December 2013. He recently held an internship with Campbell Mithun Advertising Agency where he gained experience creating advertising media for Popeyes Chicken, Land Of Lakes, and General Mills. Prior to gaining professional advertising agency experience Aaron studied film/cinema/video studies from 2007-2009. He has been involved with the Brave New Workshop Student Union since 2009 and has a certificate of completion for improvisational acting. He has filmed and edited over 150 short videos and been to every state except Tennessee. Check out more of Aaron’s work at 

www.aaroncolantti.com

Matt Rucinski  CFO and Hostel Director  AKA Professor Workshop  A bike mechanic for The Hub, Minneapolis’ only cooperatively-owned bike shop and an expert in having fun. With an A.A. degree from Century College and 3 A.S. degrees in progress from Minneapolis Community Technical College. Senior copywriter and main actor in over 20 videos by The Idea Factory including a 2012 youtube commercial for Smirnoff Vodka. He has a very large beard and a beautiful smile. 

Matt Rucinski

CFO and Hostel Director

AKA Professor Workshop

A bike mechanic for The Hub, Minneapolis’ only cooperatively-owned bike shop and an expert in having fun. With an A.A. degree from Century College and 3 A.S. degrees in progress from Minneapolis Community Technical College. Senior copywriter and main actor in over 20 videos by The Idea Factory including a 2012 youtube commercial for Smirnoff Vodka. He has a very large beard and a beautiful smile. 

Cooper Ruddock  Videographer - Editor - Art Director -   Cooper Ruddock - Camera Operator Degree in Cinema from University of MN. Has worked with Rhymesayers Entertainment and filmed commercial for  Ford. Has a passion for music videos.   .

Cooper Ruddock

Videographer - Editor - Art Director - 

Cooper Ruddock - Camera Operator Degree in Cinema from University of MN. Has worked with Rhymesayers Entertainment and filmed commercial for  Ford. Has a passion for music videos.

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Rob K-S 

Co-Founder and Artist 


www.friedmaniverson.com



Mission:

To create a space for ideas to collide. 

Creating a productive environment in which to nurture innovation.

To explore new ideas and make them accessible to the world. 

 

Company Info:

The Idea Factory: 

Start up - 2011 - 2014  

Incorporated in the Spring of 2014 

Freelance Creative Work + Projects based Hostel

Creative Director: Aaron Colantti

www.idea5actory.com - twitter.com/fiveideasaday www.fiveideasaday.com 

 

Management

Creative Director: Aaron Colantti 

Project Manager / New Business: Stephen Eigenmann

Web &: Mark Esler

Cinematographer + Editor: Cooper Ruddock 

 

Board 

Aaron Colantti - CEO

Matt Rucinski - CFO

Stephen Eigennman - Vice President

Mark Esler - Vice President  

Rob K-S - Secretary


Stephen Eigenmann   Project Manager &  New Business   AKA Space Man Steve   An extrovert with a gift for conversation, Stephen is a connector. He loves raising awareness around innovative projects and explores new trends.   Raised by two parents who met at a bar in Hawaii, his optimistic attitude shines through every project he is involved with. Stephen has a B.A. degree from St. Thomas in Marketing Management.

Stephen Eigenmann 

Project Manager & New Business

AKA Space Man Steve 

An extrovert with a gift for conversation, Stephen is a connector. He loves raising awareness around innovative projects and explores new trends. 

Raised by two parents who met at a bar in Hawaii, his optimistic attitude shines through every project he is involved with. Stephen has a B.A. degree from St. Thomas in Marketing Management.

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Mark Esler 

Web & - Vice President 

AKA Nerd

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      Morgan Will  Morgan “GanzoBrean” from Saint Paul, MN has been drumming and DJing for over 15 years. He arranges and composes music with artists nationally. From underground individuals that are lesser known to internationally renowned rappers. Official DJ and composer of Musab of Rhyme sayers Ganzo has toured with Atmosphere, Aesop Rock and many more. He loves music and believes that music loves you.

 

 

Morgan Will

Morgan “GanzoBrean” from Saint Paul, MN has been drumming and DJing for over 15 years. He arranges and composes music with artists nationally. From underground individuals that are lesser known to internationally renowned rappers. Official DJ and composer of Musab of Rhyme sayers Ganzo has toured with Atmosphere, Aesop Rock and many more. He loves music and believes that music loves you.