In October 1998, I took the leap and left my corporate job. At the time, it seemed like a big risk and a scary proposition. While starting a business is not for everyone, I can honestly say that outside of marrying my wife, starting Filament was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Through the years we have worked with so many incredible, inspiring individuals and learned from them at every step. Many are still clients and friends. Some have gone on to other careers, some have retired and unfortunately, some have passed. There are too many to call out everyone but Mike Hughes, former creative leader and President at the Martin Agency, left a tremendous impression. His love of making the work better while insuring that the focus is always on the creative work and not the creative person was incredible. Sadly, Mike passed away from lung cancer 2013. He was an industry icon that will be missed.
Others have gone on to start their own agencies or rise to the very top of the industry as executives at holding companies. It is always rewarding when you see the genius in a person, then watch others see the same genius and watch the promotions that quickly follow.
It has been a wonderful 21 years and we all look forward to many more years.
Thank you all for showing your support over the many years.