Wanted to share a recently completed kinetic video project for the University of Illinois Athletic Department. “Closing the Gap” was made to increase awareness and support for the I Fund among their donor base. “Closing the Gap” from McKenzie Wagner … Continue reading
Route 66 icon Bill Shea passed away this past Saturday at 91 years of age. While working with the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau we’ve had the pleasure of knowing Bill Shea and we loved to tell his story to … Continue readingComments Off on Goodbye Mr. Shea.
This might be the greatest present I ever received. A little over a year ago my grandfather gave me a watch – his watch. The watch I remembered from my childhood. The one he sported in almost every photo since … Continue readingLeave a comment
Today we celebrate our anniversary. We would like to take a moment to thank all of the people who have made twenty years possible. From clients, friends, and employees both past and present we would like to say a very … Continue readingLeave a comment
The new trailer(s) for Ron Howard’s RUSH has hit the web. Why do we care? It’s chock full of BELL helmets. Talk about product placement. The Bell logo is placed in its historically accurate position on James Hunt’s chin. James … Continue readingLeave a comment
The 2013 Illinois Excellence in Tourism Awards at the Illinois Governor’s Conference on Travel and Tourism honor innovative tourism marketing initiatives that promote the outstanding destinations, attractions and events throughout the State of Illinois. We’re happy to have been honored … Continue readingComments Off on 2013 Illinois Excellence in Tourism
The 2013 Springfield Visitors Guides were delivered yesterday and are now making their way to sites, attractions and businesses throughout Springfield and all over the world. This years guide is full of custom illustrations and bold color. Think this would … Continue readingComments Off on Springfield makes a splash.
This weekend, our very own Lydia Lencioni will marry her dashing groom Justin Seno. We wish the lovely couple all the best as they begin their lives together. It’s been a busy summer for weddings here at MW… luckily there … Continue readingComments Off on Congratulations Lydia!
Get out and support your local record store and celebrate RSD 2012 on Saturday April 21st! We’ll see you at these participating central Illinois record stores: Any Frequency – Monticello; Exile On Main Street – Champaign; Waiting Room Records – Normal.Leave a comment
In August of 2011, our very own Todd Jones traveled to Iceland to explore the art of DSLR photography. While video and time-lapse were the motivation for taking the trip to the ends of the earth, the excursion quickly became … Continue readingLeave a comment
We have quite a few Mad Men fans at MW. We’ll all be watching tonights season 5 premier so we can dissect it over coffee in the morning. If we were true “Mad Men” we’d be dissecting the episode over … Continue readingLeave a comment
We’re happy to announce the latest addition to MW! Todd Jones has been added to the team as a writer and producer, bringing with him a wealth of agency experience. He’s spent the better part of the last two decades … Continue readingComments Off on New Writer // Producer
Has it really been that long? We began working with Prairie Rivers Network well before their 40th Anniversary (logo below) and in the time since we’ve created some great work together. As they are creeping up on the 45th Anniversary … Continue readingLeave a comment
Meet “Skip” Brack, owner/tool buyer for Liberty Tool in Liberty, Maine. He gets it. It’s a safe bet that Skip is from the school of thought that values quality over quantity. A single well-made tool should last a lifetime (or … Continue readingLeave a comment
Here it is, the all-new McKenzie Wagner website! It’s been a long time coming to be sure. Why has it taken so long you ask? Well, to be honest, we’ve been working on our new site off and on for the … Continue readingLeave a comment
Everyone’s favorite uncle turns 110 today. To many, me included, Walt was of one of the most important figures in twentieth-century American entertainment and cultural history. If you only know the myth of Disney do yourself a favor and read … Continue readingLeave a comment
Here’s a sneak peek at the varnish doc for the upcoming BELL Helmet Guide. What you’re looking at is but 2 of the 8 inks (including metallic) being laid down for this bad boy. Press check is monday morning… we … Continue readingLeave a comment
We’ve been working with the great folks at Bell Racing since early this Spring… re-imaging their website, adding e-commerce and evolving their brand overall. Working with one of the most iconic brands in America has been fun to say the … Continue readingLeave a comment
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING We conceptualized and designed the glass wall feature for the new $7 million M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Student Center at the University of Illinois. The Yeh Center is a 20,500-square-foot addition to the existing Newmark Civil … Continue readingLeave a comment
Celebrated our one year anniversary in the new building on Monday. We promise – we’ll get around to an open house party at some point. Maybe we can wrap it together with our 20th anniversary which is just around the … Continue readingLeave a comment
“History Comes Alive” again this summer in Springfield, Illinois. Last year’s program was very successful… winning the National Park Service 2011 Midwest Region Excellence in Partnerships Award. Once again we created the program materials to raise awareness and expectations for … Continue reading
One Cavo delivers a revolutionary solution to real estate consumers’ online demands and form requests on behalf of agents and brokers. For One Cavo we created a new identity, website, kinetic video and various other marketing materials.
Check out this great collection of NASA Mission Patches. LIFE looks back at a small but central element shared for decades by NASA missions: the patches worn on astronauts’ flight suits. Great collection. The folks in the MW office see … Continue readingLeave a comment
Just wrapped up an all-inclusive identity package for the new Illini Nissan. Everything from building graphics and service vehicle art to on-screen animations and micro-sites. We provided a fresh new look to compliment their new name and remodeled showroom. If … Continue readingLeave a comment