Seven creative companies merge to form RESIDENCE

Today marks the start of Residence, a multidisciplinary network of companies sharing a common vision to create a thriving ecosystem to empower the creative community as a whole by nurturing emerging talent, fostering egoless creativity, and fostering community among his members.

Founded and led by the team that grew creative services firm BUCK to 600 employees across four offices, Residence is comprised of VTProDesign, Giant Ant and the HudsonBec Group, which itself comprises four companies. The full range includes:

Anyways Creative is an award-winning agency impacting culture through creative collaboration. Based in London, Anyways explores new ways for brands to communicate and execute with a global network of collaborators. Anyways customers include Google, Nike, IBM, Adobe and Sonos.

BUCK is an Emmy Award-winning independent style creative company that creates designs, stories and technologies experienced by billions of people every day. With offices in Los Angeles, New York, Sydney and Amsterdam, BUCK’s clients include Apple, Meta, Nike, Google and Airbnb.

Creative Lives in Progress is an inclusive creative careers resource whose mission is to transform the way emerging talent accesses, understands and connects to the industry. Currently focusing on the UK, Creative Lives in Progress encourages greater transparency and representation in the world of creative work by sharing advice and ideas, highlighting entry-level opportunities, as well as by organizing events that bring talent and industry together.

Giant Ant is an Emmy Award-winning creative studio focused on art, design, and animation. From their Vancouver office, they work with a global roster of clients, including Google, Cartoon Network, Airbnb and Warner Brothers, to creatively solve business problems.

If You Could Jobs is the place to find jobs in the creative industry. The platform is a quick and easy way to browse hundreds of roles in the creative industries. Currently focused on the UK, If You Could have helped businesses of all shapes and sizes find creative talent.

It’s Nice That’s mission is to inspire the global creative community by sharing stories, offering ideas and bringing people together to help them get the most out of their creativity. Over the past 15 years, It’s Nice That has grown across multiple platforms and reaches over two million people every month.

VTProDesign is a Los Angeles-based interactive studio that connects people to brands through engaging experiences, regardless of medium or technology. Their client list includes Netflix, Google, Ray-Ban and Heineken.

“We’ve come to a place where the culture of how we work is as important as what we deliver,” says Jeff Ellermeyer, co-founder and CEO of BUCK. “In the quicksand of creative services, we find ourselves at the right time and in the right place to create a new network that champions this way of thinking.”

Residence’s combined workforce exceeds 735 talents across seven offices and six time zones. Collectively, the group has generated $170 million in adjusted revenue for 2022. Member companies share infrastructure and benefit from federated finance, operations and communications, while bespoke cross-company teams will unlock new creative possibilities and offerings. Services.

But Residence’s ambitions go beyond organizational efficiency and business strategy.

“Residence promises to be a people-oriented group based on shared values ​​and vision. We are building a place with incredible business and creative potential for its members,” says Ryan Honey, Co-Founder and Co-Creative Director of BUCK. “A place that allows entrepreneurial organizations and people to continue to take risks, innovate and grow. A place that connects the most talented and creative people in the world. »

The residence is headquartered in Los Angeles and is directed by:

  • Jeff Ellermeyer, General Manager
  • Ryan Honey, Co-Creative Director
  • Orion Tait, Co-Creative Director
  • Wade Milne, Chief Financial Officer
  • Madison Wharton, Chief Operating Officer
  • Jan Jensen, Talent Director

Following the launch of Residence, Emily Rickard will be promoted to President at BUCK, where she will continue the growth she fostered as Director of Production. Under his leadership, she oversaw the opening of BUCK’s Amsterdam office and helped guide the company to eight consecutive years of double-digit revenue growth.

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