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Eric SharpCo-Founder & Chief Creative Officer
Eric leads the creative team for all client projects from concept development, strategic planning and architecture, to design & production completion. If he's not behind a monitor, at a whiteboard, sketching, collaborating with team members, or on the phone with a client — you'll probably find him brainstorming on how to improve CG's operations. He's also notorious for dreaming big and drinking too much coffee.
Eric's background includes 10+ years of creating stand-alone multimedia applications, marketing initiatives, websites, and custom software of all sizes — including enterprise solutions for Bank of America, Visa & AAA. A traditional artist at first, and in once pursuit of a Mechanical Engineering degree, he quickly realized his craft for UX & UI design, digital media, internet marketing, and web-based technologies and hasn't turned back.
Who or what inspires you?Creativity in all shapes and forms is very adrenalizing for me. From music, traditional art, photography, cinematography, websites, animation, technology, ideas, advertising, abstract concepts ��� anything that shows originality.
On the flip side, professional athletes are mesmerizing ��� especially ones from the NFL and NBA. I'm also a huge fan of Dave Ramsey & Cesar Millan.
Do you have any hidden talents?I can make a peculiar popping noise with my ear and finger.
What is your favorite holiday? and why?Thanksgiving! Family, Football & Food. What else do you need, seriously?
Name one thing that not many people know about you.I was 100% Grade A dork growing up. I had the whole nine yards. Bottle cap glasses, curly hair, awkward body language and super random attire. I was a ladies man, no doubt.
If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would buy?I would immediately hire Dave Ramsey in some capacity to guide my overall strategy. Second, I would strongly pursue a minority ownership in the Chicago Bears (probably because of the perks). Third, I would hire an architect & contractor to build no-kill dog shelters across the country - that would warm my soul beyond comprehension.
What are your favorite things to do while away from the office?In a productive week I'll read a good book, bike my overzealous dogs Yogi & Klondike about 20 miles (they remind me often that life is full of simple pleasures), tackle some yard work (I'm fond of gas tools & dirt), help my softball team get a W, and catch up with friends over some cold beers & football.
I'll take a Sam Adams, please.