It's the launch of something new at Courthouse Square.
A space vacant for five years has been transformed into an ultra-sleek business office. “I really like industrial and very modern,” said Matthew Sliver, a principal of the firm.
There's a lot of open space in which a large conference table constructed of huge planks of wood sits next to a ping pong table. Near the window is a mini basketball arcade game if clients prefer shooting hoops.
“When people walk in, we want it to be a comfortable, exciting space,” said Chris Hahn, lead developer.
Look beyond the table and games, and you'll see evidence that this space was once a bank. A work station for designers, hidden by corrugated metal dappled with rust, used to be the teller window. Now, lightbulbs rest atop cement posts, suggesting this is one of the spots where bright ideas happen.
“I hope people will get an idea of what our personalities are,” said Daniel Rizer, creative director.
What began as a team of three is now a small firm with 10 employees and several summer interns, and needed a bigger office space. It was formerly located at 133 N. Ludlow St.
Through the front windows at the new location is Courthouse Square. “We wanted to stick to our roots and be on the ground floor,” Sliver said. “It's important for people to see us.”
Catapult Creative has doubled its revenue every year since it was founded. Its client base continues to grow, and the firm has been involved in several downtown Dayton revitalization projects.
Prospective clients and the public are invited to an open house on Friday to learn about the creative services Catapult Creative offers, as well as to enjoy bourbon-fortified root beer floats and DJ music.
“We want to have a good time and celebrate that we're here,” Sliver said.