I just completed a video interview with GSD&M, the largest ad agency in Austin Texas. GSD&M Idea City is an advertising agency that has helped grow some of the world’s most successful brands. For more information visit www.ideacity.com. GSD&M Idea City is part of Omnicom Group, Inc. (NYSE: OMC) and their client list includes PGA Tour, BMW, US Air Force, American Red Cross, John Deere, Hallmark and AT&T.

On August 14th, GSD&M Idea City will host 2010 Fashion Week kick off event with the “Bright Lights, Idea City” event at the GSD&M location.

As part of GSD&M’s tradition of  “supporting the creative culture” this web series highlights the careers of 5 artists and their connection with creativity in Austin, and was created to build buzz about Launch787’s Austin Fashion Week. The creative professionals selected for this series were makeup artist Maris Malone Caldron, Ilios Lighting owner Brian Azar, sound engineer Richard Belisle and fashion photographer Gerry Hanan.

Duff Stewart, president and CEO of GSD&M Idea City said “We are proud to be part of this year’s Fashion Week events and to recognize these individuals for their impact on Austin as a city of ideas.”

“For the casting, we sought out people who represent unique roles when it came to the Bright Lights, Idea City event – from presenters to the experts working behind the scenes,” said Melanie Mahaffey, senior manager of media relations for GSD&M Idea City in an e-mail. “Our goal with the profile series is to not only highlight but recognize these people for their hard work and influence on Austin’s creative scene.”

Today, August 9th saw the launch of the first interview with Currie Bucher,  Touch of Sass boutique owner. Over the remainder of this week, one new video will be released & the interview with me will go live on GSD&M’s Youtube channel on Friday the 13th.

I was interviewed in my home studio and after the interview was over I insisted on a group shot :)

Interview team from GSD&M

From left to right :

Kelly Sutton, Amanda Phelps, Gerry Hanan, Hua Liu, Reagan Ward andMadeline DeWree

The photograph was taken by my assistant Melissa Weston of Melissawestonphotography.com