© 2014 The Co-Lab
About The Co-Lab
The Co-Lab is a joint venture between three company owners who saw the value in working together to meet the needs of their existing customers. Earthwork Recording (audio production), The Super Deluxe (web and graphic design), and Flicker-lit (video production) are housed in the same building in Downtown Newark, Ohio. These companies have been working collaboratively yet independent since 2012. In 2014 they formalized their working relationship by forming the umbrella company “The Co-Lab”.
Thanks to our multidisciplinary team, we are the onestop shop to bring all your ideas to life through any medium. Anything you've ever seen in print or on a screen, or heard on an album or the radio... we can create! Please don't hesitate to ask if there's an idea you have and need help bringing it to fruition through any medium!
Tom Atha, Aimee Phillips, and Reece Thompson each bring unique strengths and teams to the table to cover a broad spectrum of production categories such as jingle writing, radio production, web video production, TV broadcast production, animation, graphic design, web design and development. While each entity focuses on their acute strengths, customers value consistent production across multiple platforms.
The Super Deluxe
We are a fun, talented, energetic, and hardworking web and graphic design team.
We live and breathe to craft brand identities and one-of-a-kind user experiences. Our designs are custom-tailored for each and every client. If we're not busy creating something for you, then we're spending our free time researching your audience and competitors, and brainstorming ideas for your project.
Do not underestimate the number of hours we will dedicate to searching for the perfect typeface for you!
In early 2014, a timely synthesis occurred between Tom Atha's determined efficacy and Reece Thompson's creative pursuits. The result was Flicker-lit Productions, a locally operated video production partnership. Their collegiate background in literature is catalyst for their productions. The result is objective visual communication supported by the foundation of story and intention.
Earthwork Recording Studio is a facility you would expect to find in a major music city nestled without presumption in the historic distric of Newark, Ohio. Opened in 2007, Earthwork has worked with hundreds of artists known and unknown always seeking the same result, passionate recorded performances. They specialize in acoustic, folk, country, bluegrass, for bands and singer-songwriters.
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Tom Atha is a creative storyteller who cares more about the message than the medium. From songwriting to storyboarding, TV commercials to radio programs, websites to documentaries, Tom seeks opportunities to share unique messages that resonate with diverse audience types. A dual major in English and Physics from Denison University explains an innate desire to both understand the world and to communicate it with others.
Co-Founder & Creative Director
Aimee P. owns The Super Deluxe. Her relationship with visual communication is beyond passionate to the point of obsessive! If she's not busy working on a project, she's distracted by thinking about working on a project. Her educational background is in Art History, Fine Art, and Digital Media, so she has a broad and rich repertoire of art and design references she uses to produce in a wide range of styles. Her designs are often very complex; full of texture, hand-drawn elements, and elaborate typography. She tries to sleep at least 20 hours a week and enjoys reading, drinking caffeine, purchasing and wearing shoes, and bossing people around.
Co-Founder & Director of Multimedia
Reece is a slump-backed literature alumnus built like a crêpe. His status as 2-time Brown University reject has landed him in a full-time video creation partnership as co-owner of Flicker-lit Productions. In addition to his recent nominal acquisition of Academy Barnacle, he is an impressive titleholder earning recognition as craft show raffle award winner, 4th grade gym class chin-up silver medalist, and honorable mention at the 1998 Punt, Pass, & Kick competition. Free web surveys refer to him as a libertarian socialist, but he prefers “precocious twelve year-old,” a description prescribed by his only friend. Reece has written a number of unread stories, essays, and screenplays. Everything Reece does, he does earnestly.
Audio Engineer & Booking Manager
Brandon's educational qualifications include a BA in Media Arts and Communications from Ohio University, where he specialized in Music Production and Music Business studying under renowned West Coast producer Eddie Ashworth (Sublime, Pennywise, Unwritten Law). Brandon is also an accomplished musician and multi-instrumentalist, and his work as a session musician can be heard on numerous albums in the country genre. Brandon has also taken the stage with Marty Stuart, Connie Smith, the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, and headlined venues such as country music’s legendary Wheeling Jamboree.
Audio Engineer & Technology Specialist
Jarred Lawson is primarily a guitarist/audio engineer; but a broad interest in technology as well as a business degree from The Ohio State University have left him with a gamut of skills that make him an abundantly effective member of any creative team.
Web & Graphic Designer
Katie has a passion for sewing, sculpting, and creating whimsical designs. She has an anime addiction and a great love for teas. When she’s not working with the Super Deluxe, she’s taking jobs off her site Hydratype.com.
Audio Engineer & Graphic Designer
Shanon Daniel is a Fine Arts senior at Denison University studying Music Composition and Bluegrass. During her time at Denison, she served as the Music Department Graphic Designer and the Fine Arts Quad Computer Support Technician. As well as multiple jobs through the University, Shanon also worked at Earthwork Recording as an Intern Engineer, Booking Manager and Accountant. She has been studying under the direction of Aimee P., and creating for The Super Deluxe for multiple years. When she is not creating CD Covers, Posters, Invitations or Advertising Material, Shanon loves to discuss Bluegrass music, all things cat, and delectable coffee.
Graphic & Web Designer
A passionate, and self motivated go-getter, Tanner's interest in design came at an early age. He has a love affair with clean lines, flat areas of bold color, contemporary typography, and stimulating interactive experiences. He enjoys all aspects of the design process and anything that involves being innovative and original. You might find him behind the lens of a camera recording video or taking photos when he's not in front of the computer.
Nate is fascinated with frontend web design, back-end development, custom web application development, and "pretty much everything that runs via the web." He refers to himself as being "somewhat of a nerd," and is enthusiastic about helping people get their ideas from their heads to a web server. In addition to the technical aspects, he also has a keen interest in learning the business side of web design and development.
Jessica is a design enthusiast who spends a lot of her time reading about different designers and their creative minds, shopping, and trolling on social media. She has earned her associates in Digital Media and has almost completed her bachelors in Interactive Media Design. Having two jobs and being a student, she finds herself taking short-lived naps rather than sleeping most nights. Despite lack of sleep, Jessica has an infinite love for design, which fuels her. Jessica is also a health and fitness fanatic, spending what little extra time she has going to the gym. Her favorite color is peach and her favorite animals include unicorns and elephants.
Alex Miller is an energetic consumer of life. Trained in audio production at Ohio University, Alex has spent his post graduate freedom in New York City where he performs regularly between operating an 800 capacity night club. Ohio is excited to welcome him back.