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The Front: Octopus – August 2021

We just updated The Front at our Genesee Street office for the month of August. Thanks to our Sr. Design Director, Laura Woodruff, we now have ‘Octopus’ on display! Here is what Laura has to say about his illustration:

“As a human living on land, I find the sea and everything about it so fascinating. The octopus is my favorite sea creature, they are incredible and so intelligent—almost otherworldly. I wanted to capture an octopus, in all its glory, moving gracefully beneath the surface in a healthy coral reef. Working on this front panel was the perfect opportunity for me to get back to my artistic roots, get away from the computer, and just draw. I hope this piece inspires others to take a break and visit the beach this summer.”


What is The Front?

Our founder Dave Chase started an initiative called the “front entrance panel” 38 years ago as an opportunity for us to communicate the creativity and talent of our firm to the Skaneateles community.

We’ve kept that project going to this day, combining the minds and labor of several ChaseDesign and 10 Red Design employees to form the collective we now know as The Front.

We create images that can be viewed hanging in the Seneca Studio, as you drive by the Genesee Studio, and coming soon to the Cincinnati Studio. The images have become a landmark in the community; an expression of the firm’s unique personality and skill set.