Spring 2019 Core Values Awards

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May 14, 2019
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Tyler Hagler

Congratulations to our core values award winners!

We did things a little differently this go around - team members were asked to anonymously nominate others for the awards. I got to paint the rocks and announce the winners. Reading through everyone’s nominations was such a treat with a few amazing stories mixed in. Check out our winners:

Ethan Creasman literally holds the line

We Hold the Line

Ethan Creasman

The Design and Development team has just been slammed over the last 6 months. There's dozens of stories to tell that includes the hard work of the people he supports, but Ethan has shouldered coordinating the full effort of his team. He also took on a bulk of a massive client project while working towards an insanely tight deadline. Ethan plays an important role in holding down the fort and holding the line.

Kelly Harrigan is a curious tinkerer

We Are Curious Tinkerers

Kelly Harrigan

Her constant researching and questioning of cutting-edge professional practices and design trends elevates the entire team's awareness of the present and future of our ever-fluid industry. Also, through her fearless travels and embrace of the remote lifestyle she's become the pioneer / guinea pig of the most extreme possibilities of the Trig culture.

The explorer mindset is always in Kelly's tool bag: she approaches each project with a curious spirit, always coming up with fresh perspectives along the way. As a tireless tinkerer— whether small scale or large—she's going to have a keen eye for what's on the horizon and is able to connect it to how it can benefit / dazzle our clients—it's that translation that's so impressive. Her curious tinkerer mindset is also shaping Trig's design philosophy and her recent client work shows she has a vision for how we can share this philosophy with our community.

Brian Himelright puts people first

We Are People First

Brian Himelright

While we recently elevated this emergent value of the team to one of our Core Values, it is fitting that Brian win the first one. While Brian's Q3 rock may have been to establish a regular virtual social gathering, he has continued to take the initiative in bringing the team together. He's faithfully prioritized Trig coffees and has initiated other team activities. He's made a large effort to bridge the virtual gap and forge a sense of connection, truly demonstrating the People-First mentality and that the people of Trig matter. This camaraderie of team ultimately strengthens our ability to serve our clients. For those keeping score at home, this is Brian’s second rock for his already impressive trophy collection.

Stephen Lindamood is hungry

We Are Hungry

Stephen Lindamood

Given his weekend updates, we've speculated he must be rather hungry, having recently discovered Krispy Kreme doughnuts, but his work has proven it! Since joining as our most recent hire, he's constantly asking the team what he can work on, hungry to take part in all aspects of Trig work. When he gets his hands on something, he knocks it out of the park. In a short amount of time, he's demonstrated that his hunger is insatiable, taking pride in his work and going above and beyond. His willingness to grow is essential to Trig remaining relevant enough to do the work our future clients need, and hungry enough to earn it in the first place.

Stephen has delighted clients by delivering exceptional solutions and fearlessly jumping into learning new skills such as implementing Klipfolio and Webflow. His experience and hunger also serve Trig greatly, allowing Brand Asset Management to expand service offerings to include UX/UI design, further showing our clients that we are partners always on the hunt for new solutions. It seems like every project he is learning a brand new app or stepping into something completely new, but always shows up with beautiful work. Always asking questions and always hungry for feedback that he quickly uses to improve his work, he’s become an essential member of the Trig team in a very short amount of time.

Connie Tran is Pragmatic

We Are Pragmatic
Connie Tran

Her pragmatic delivery of creative work is no small task but Connie has done a bang-up job of fine tuning Brand Asset Management service offerings, being attentive to lessons learned along the way and refining her process to improve efficiency. Expressing the utmost respect for client resources, she's taken a pragmatic approach with her brand competitive analyses and e-commerce site builds to tweak her process and deliver delightful solutions.

This is also Connie’s second rock award. As a fan of Pokémon, we’re each striving to collect ‘em all!

Tyler Hagler

As a career industrial designer and innovation practitioner, Ty Hagler has managed hundreds of new product development programs through the process of opportunity identification guided to commercialization.


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