Early Saturday morning, September 24th, Senior Model Maker Tanner Gjersvig had just two peaks to go – Esther and Whiteface – to become an Adirondack 46er.
Chris, Peter, Andy, Tanner and Jon on the summit of Esther Mountain
Senior Design Director Bill Finch contributes our latest front panel, and notes, "As a dad of five children, summer has always meant early morning soccer fields… watching the kids go from a 'swarm' mentality' to actual soccer skills! I chose that theme as my summer window motif. I like flat, intense swatches of color, and wanted an almost silk-screened look to this art, even purposefully out-of-register to achieve a spontaneous feel. The squiggle lines are my favorite part."
On Saturday, September 10th, Jill Wilson, ChaseDesign’s Cybrarian (who keeps our digital assets neat and tidy), cycled 100 miles through the countryside around Cayuga Lake. The occasion was the AIDS Ride for Life, a fundraiser for Southern Tier AIDS programs which annually brings together hundreds of riders, volunteers and sponsors. In its 15-year history, the Ride has raised more than $3.5 million for HIV/AIDS prevention programs and services.
In early August, the ChaseDesign Adirondack High Peak Hiking Club scaled the heights once again, and two more members drew to within two peaks of becoming official Adirondack 46ers: Jonathan Fitch who has just Colvin and Blake to go, and Tanner Gjersvig, with only Esther and Whiteface remaining.
This week, Chris Andrews, Jon Cammarata, Jonathan Fitch and Tanner Gjersvig challenged the trails of Bear Swamp and emerged triumphant. The evening ride covered 11 miles with 1,100+ feet of elevation gain, and benefited from perfect weather.
Senior Designer Jonathan Fitch has created our latest front panel. Jon notes, “I wanted to explore my day-to-day desktop tablet’s capabilities in a way I hadn’t before. Growing up near a small lake, I've always counted wakeboarding as one of my favorite summer activities. The stillness of the water during a sunset is the most amazing time to be on the water and this is my attempt at evoking that experience.”
Early in June, ChaseDesign’s David Aureden and 10Red Design’s Michael Vine treated themselves to the Gorges Ithaca Half Marathon, hilly but beautiful, with a downtown Ithaca staging, passing through Fall Creek, along the Waterfront Trail at the base of Cayuga Lake, up to majestic Cayuga Heights and the scenic Cornell University campus.
Sean McNaughton, Senior Strategy Director, has taken a short break from words and numbers to create a new front panel for the Genesee Studio. He writes:
“One of my earlier memories is chasing fireflies in my grandmother’s rural Missouri back yard. (I think she called them “lightnin’ bugs,” but I’m not certain that’s a real memory.) Summer days always felt like a blast furnace to a little boy accustomed to Upstate’s more gentle summers, but the heat would (usually) break in the evening, when there was still light enough to play outside before bedtime.