Skidmore Studio adds 4 jobs on strength of interactive and design work

Skidmore Studio sees the economy turning,
and it’s going in the right direction for once. The downtown Royal
Oak-based marketing agency is riding this wave nicely, expanding its
staff to 22 people, with four hires over the last year.

“The uptick in the economy has helped,” says Tim Smith,
president & CEO of Skidmore Studio. “There are a lot of things
people wanted to do and we’re starting to see some of that free up.”

Skidmore Studio
employs a growing number of creatives, ranging from graphic designers
to illustrators to interactive designers to copywriters to motion
artists. The agency has specialized in design and illustration in Metro
Detroit since the 1950s. Smith has noticed the company’s revenue climb
by a small percentage over the recent months, but he is preparing for
more in the near future.

“We’re on a nice comfortable trend where
we are seeing business grow,” Smith says. “A 10-15 percent growth in
revenue is a fair expectation of what we want to do.”

He says the firm expects to hire two more people over the next year to help meet the demand for interactive and design work.

Source: Tim Smith, president & CEO of Skidmore Studio
Writer: Jon Zemke

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This article previously appeared in Metromode.