On the first weekend in August, ChaseDesign fielded a team for a 10-mile run through bogs, woods, swamps and some seriously sinister obstacles, competing in the Western New York Tough Mudder. Senior designer Jonathan Fitch and strategy director Ben Watkins formed a team of two, while project specialist Tanner Gjersvig ran for both Chase and, with two friends, for Griffin’s Guardians, a charity targeting pediatric cancer.
On Saturday, July 11, 2015, in scenic Geneva, N.Y., senior designer Courtney Schwarting took her place among the elite group of triathletes with an inspiring finish at the Mini-Mussel Sprint Triathlon.
Our thanks to graphic designer Angela Poccia for the latest Chase entrance panel, showing a classic troll doll kicking back, taking a dip, floating through summer.
On June 22nd, ChaseDesign project specialist Tanner Gjersvig swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 miles in the Syracuse Ironman 70.3, and thanks to senior designer Kara Gjersvig, we have the documentation.
The race began with a 1.2 mile, single-loop swim in Jamesville Reservoir, and that's Tanner with the orange sleeve.
Using a telescope, chemistry professor John W. Draper took the first known photograph of the moon – a Daguerreotype print – from his rooftop observatory at New York University in March of 1840. Also using a telescope, ChaseDesign industrial designer Carlos Suarez took a digital photo of the moon from the deck of his home in 2015. While not such a monumental achievement, this latter photo had its challenges.
“Once you have the moon in your crosshairs,” Carlos noted, “you only have about a minute to take the photo, because the earth is spinning while you’re looking.”
On June 22nd, Tanner Gjersvig will swim 1.2 miles, bike 56 miles and run 13.1 miles on a Sunday morning. The occasion is the Syracuse Ironman 70.3, and he’s doing it voluntarily.
“Now is the time,” he said, when asked why. “And I needed to scare myself into getting into shape.”
The cast of the Skaneateles Middle School’s Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, State Fair, included a vintage truck built from scratch by ChaseDesign’s Todd Abernethy. The classic pickup had to be light enough to be moved on and off the stage by seventh graders, and narrow enough to fit through the school’s doors. And, of course, it had to be ready for the bright lights.
At 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 22, eight intrepid hikers from the ChaseDesign Adirondack High Peaks Hiking Club began a winter ascent of Big Slide via The Brothers. Equipped with snow shoes, microspikes and trekking poles, undaunted by clouds and the 10° F temperature with 20 m.p.h. winds, they hiked seven miles, mostly upwards, in a little less than six hours, and were rewarded with clearing skies, bright sunshine and extraordinary views at the summit.