Kickin' It with Cameron Gallagher

We connected with Cameron Gallagher pretty early in our Sidekick days and we’re so glad we did! Cameron is a seriously talented videographer and filmmaker who owns and operates not one, but two different video production companies. At Black Mountain Visuals he produces everything from music videos to commercials and at Black Tie Visuals he creates STUNNING wedding films. Read on to see how thinking inside the box helped him launch his business and for some tips on how he manages it all!

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Two Years.

We cannot believe it’s been two years. Truth be told, this is our favorite anniversary yet. Read on to see what our favorite memories have been, our biggest lessons learned and what has surprised the most or what we’re looking forward to the most!

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Meet Grace!

Grace is a seriously talented illustrator, designer and photographer! We are so excited to have another intern join the Sidekick team!

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Meet Kaitlin!

Read on to learn a little more about our first intern, Kaitlin, through a little Q&A we did with her. We think she’s awesome, and we know you will too!

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Our (First!) Year In Review...

It's hard to believe it's been a year since we took the leap and started our own creative studio! It's gone by in a flash, so we wanted to take a little time to reflect on all the amazing people we've met, the fun projects we've contributed to, small victories we've had, favorite memories, and why we did it in the first place. 

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Bolton Landing Craft Festival

This weekend, we took a small road trip up to beautiful Bolton Landing. We packed up the van, filled to the brim with all of our Sidekick goodies, and headed for the seasonal craft festival. Since Sidekick's debut at LARAC (our very first craft festival back in June) we've learned a lot about the logistics of how to pack and how to set up our booth.

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Two Brands, Two Photographers, Two Designers

Branding and logo creation are typically dream projects for designers, and their semi-permanent nature makes them few and far between.   So it was to our surprise and delight that we were asked to tackle branding projects for a few new clients in our first couple months in business! We love logo design for many reasons, but above all else, it’s the challenge of intoning that perfect vibe through a simple mark that reflects what a brand is all about. 

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Brainstorming & Road Tripping

We love road trips. We also love Brainstorm. Our first couple of weeks in business, we reached out to Briana, Owner and Creative Director of Brainstorm, to see if we could take a trip out to Dover, New Hampshire to visit their studio. Briana said yes almost instantly—so we jumped on the opportunity to take a road trip out to meet their team.

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Create Upstate: Advice We Won't Forget

We could spend hours writing about Create Upstate—the shenanigans we shared with each other as a team, the incredible creatives we met, the inspiration we received from every direction, and the confidence we built knowing that we can do this—but there were three themes that will continue to stick with us.

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