Thornhill Design Laboratory Facilities: The Big Picture & Small Deals

Seattle, WA

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The Thornhill Design Laboratory

Business, Communications Design




Lead Topic For August 28, 2013:


The Big Picture & Small Deals


With A Surprise Guest Speaker from

Starchild Investments, LLC!


Join Us Wednesday Morning,

10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Fremont Abbey Arts Center - The Fireside Room

4272 Fremont Avenue, North

- Seattle, Washington 98103

(Enter On 43rd)


Free Advance Registration:


We really need to see the “Big Picture” through the eyes of partners, sponsors and audiences. For management of the enterprise, facilities is the third largest responsibility. First is to maintain and grow the entity, second is to provide consistent, high quality activities/programming/documentation and thirdly – spaces.


For example, we have an office for Thornhill & Studio in Fremont/Seattle. Now designated the “newsroom” it is the home for HEADLINES Newsletter, the official publication of T&S due in your mailbox in January 2014.


The Thornhill Design Laboratory was conceived after an end-to-end Design Review of Thornhill News in January 2009, held in Miami, Florida. Our interim headquarters has been a co-working space in Culver City. This will continue as the California office.


This Salon is a direct descendant of that Design Review. Our facility was a working soundstage in a television station. We have found real similarities in hosting the ongoing review of the Lab at Fremont Abbey, an active arts center.


And of course, it doesn’t stop there. Studio – We have entered into a production agreement for a continuing monthly radio production with NPR West in Culver City. For backup in audio production and post-production we are now members at Jack Straw Productions in Seattle.


As a part of the expected growth, we settled into an agreement for a space in Smithfield, North Carolina.


Our full programs roster: (1) CATALOGUE, (2) The Thornhill Design Lab Salon / Radio, (3) Thornhill Digital Storytelling (TDS), (4) TDS NEWS / TDS NEWS Digital, (5) The Fashion Media Project, (6) Thornhill Design Lab Workshop, (7) Coming Soon: Bookstore, Production & Learning Studio and (8) Hospitality.


The Fashion Media Project (Luxury & Luxury Goods) will grow to be the programming for a full over-the-air digital television channel. Our surprisingly successful advance promotion Fashion Bloggers Connecting… “A Very Stylish Mixer” is set for the next tasteful event on Monday, November 4, 2013 – 5:00 PM. Our facility is again Mable’s Smokehouse & Banquet Hall in Williamsburg/Brooklyn, New York.


You can join us at Fremont Abbey – or send your thoughts via e-mail.





Andrew W. Thornhill

The Thornhill Design Laboratory

Business, Communications Design


Copyright © 1971 - 2013, Andrew W. Thornhill, All Rights Reserved    


Continuous Improvement:

The Thornhill Design Laboratory Progress Reports



A Carefully Curated Presentation of the Thornhill Design Laboratory Holdings. To be offered in print, digital and display forms; details on processes and products, the master calendar and production schedules are provided. Key elements provide guidance in development of and integration with the T&S Digital Landscape. Needs a Project Manager.

Base Location: To Be Determined


(2) The Thornhill Design Lab Salon / Radio

An inventory meeting: A weekly synopsis of everything connected to The Thornhill Design Laboratory. Ongoing development includes Administration, The Digital Landscape, Database Management, Financial Planning, Editorial, Design Continuity, Integrated Marketing Planning, Partners & Sponsor Presentations. We compare, set direction, project & package. An audio version is next. Presented in Fremont, an iconic neighborhood in Seattle known as “The Center of the Universe” by residents and neighbors.

Fremont Abbey Arts Center, 4272 Fremont Avenue, North, Seattle, Washington 98103


(3) Thornhill Digital Storytelling (TDS)

TDS Digital Storytelling Documentary Proposal Seminars – Series & Special Events

Documentary Styles: What’s Your Story?, Corporate, Branded Content and Journalism

c/o NextSpace Los Angeles, 9415 Culver Boulevard, Culver City, California 90232


(4) TDS NEWS / TDS NEWS Digital

TDS NEWS – Event Printed Program, TDS NEWS Digital, Digital Media Devices

Base Location: To Be Determined


(5) The Fashion Media Project

Research, Events, Radio, Television, Tablets, Transmedia, The Fashion Bloggers Connection / A Very Stylish Mixer - Over the past 5 years of meetings, presentations and trial efforts, The Laboratory (Communications & Business Design) has nurtured a sample infrastructure to deliver a simple, basic package. The model is being delivered in three sections. Objectives and Scheduling 2013 are the first two. The third is a booklet containing improved versions of the starter kit. We will give you an introduction to the Fashion Media Project as a true transmedia example.

Base Location: To Be Determined


(6) Thornhill Design Lab Workshop

Design Review / Kai Zen

What is design? Aesthetics for inspiration, product development, financial planning and real-world case studies are included - create using function and form. Design efficient operations structures, work processes, digital networks, multi-platform media programming and manufacturing to proceed aggressively in the digital-led economy. You will better understand and appreciate the talents of designers, storytellers, planners and artists. Base Location: To Be Determined


(7) Coming Soon: Bookstore, Production & Learning Studio

Schedule, Research, Documentation, Internet Presence

Facilities / Environment / Library

Book Sales / Bookstore / Digital Media Devices

Client Services: Case Studies / Strategy / Extensions, Product Development, Co-Productions

1014 Blount Street, Smithfield, North Carolina 27577


(8) Hospitality

At each location and for each event, the tradition has been to provide hospitality for our crew, partners and guests. With the support of a new initiative, an accomplished planner will take charge to make sure that

consistent quality is maintained and that each occasion is memorable for the environment, food and beverage.

Base Location: To Be Determined