The boxes are unpacked, desk paraphernalia is set up, and we’re enjoying superior cups of caffeine from our new coffee machine and surrounding local establishments. Trilix couldn’t be happier to be moved into the Crescent Chevrolet Building in Des Moines’ Sherman Hill neighborhood.
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A welcoming, collaborative environment
Our newest digs are our fourth since 2004, the year Trilix was established.
“With every move we’ve made, we’ve worked to ensure that our office space will fit our employees’ needs, best service our clients and fuel our goals for future growth,” said Ron Maahs, Trilix CEO. “When we moved into our previous location in 2014 near Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, we had just over 30 employees. Now, our staff has doubled, and our service offerings have expanded, as well.”
Our new space in the historic Crescent Chevrolet Building is just the ticket. We’re happy to add to the energy of the reinvigorated Sherman Hill neighborhood. And as we’ve added staff and had the privilege to grow client relationships, it’s been even more important to have a space that’s welcoming and collaborative.
One benefit is reconfiguring our employees’ workspace to better facilitate communication by having department members interspersed with other departments and mostly on one floor instead of the split configuration we had at our previous location. We also created additional meeting spaces and seating areas to encourage employees to come together.
The layout and interior design encourage collaboration and creativity. As remote work and company cultures have evolved in the last few years, many have gotten used to spending time at home and in more intimate spaces. Because of this, creating a “home-like” and welcoming environment for our employees and clients was a priority.
“Throughout the office, we set up common spaces and provided several seating options with inviting furniture and great views of our surroundings outside so that people can get up from their desks and work individually or as a group the way you would move from room to room at home — wherever is most comfortable in that moment,” said Brent Wirth, chief creative officer. “Additionally, the walls are darker and the lights are programmed to a more natural setting to create an inviting, softer atmosphere than you would find in many office environments.”
Telling our story
The softly lit space and dark walls provide the perfect setting for our feature mural to pop. When designing the piece, Brent kept compelling storytelling — Trilix’s expertise — at the forefront.
“I worked around three aspects of all of our lives,” Brent said. “Everybody has a history, everybody has a dream and aspirations, and everybody has a story or experiences that makes them who they are. All those components make up our individual stories.”
All the circles and pictures within the circles as well as the layering of the foliage, colors and textures depict how one person will share their story with others, expanding on the different phases of their life — their history, dreams and experiences that make up their story.Brent Wirth, chief creative officer at Trilix
Brent illuminated these three components of storytelling by illustrating how one person shares their story.
"All the circles and pictures within the circles as well as the layering of the foliage, colors and textures depict how one person will share their story with others, expanding on the different phases of their life — their history, dreams and experiences that make up their story," Brent explained. “Various individuals’ stories weave together and influence each other to create a new story. Stories organically grow and change over time. You’ll see overlapping elements like the circles and plants that weave throughout the graphic, showing organic growth and adding complexity.”
The left side of the mural shows a woman, maybe a photographer or videographer. The circles within that section show her past, her dreams and her experiences through work. In the middle, you see a musician. On the far right, you see a world traveler who documents their experiences through writing. All of the people depicted in the mural have their own stories, and each are storytellers by trade who can collaborate to tell even more stories through their chosen mediums.
“The illustration has line art, historic or retro elements, and it has modern touches that layer together and further hit on the theme of stories growing and changing over time,” Brent said.
This new space will better accommodate our employees and our expanding service needs. We can’t wait to continue our own narrative and have the chance to illuminate our clients’ stories in this new office.Brett Adams, Trilix president and chief marketing officer
“Trilix has not only grown by adding new talent throughout the past few years but also new services,” said Brett Adams, Trilix president and chief marketing officer. “This new space will better accommodate our employees and our expanding service needs. We can’t wait to continue our own narrative and have the chance to illuminate our clients’ stories in this new office.”
Want to see more? If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by. Don’t hesitate to make a special trip over to 555 17th Street, STE 202 in Des Moines for a tour. Come for the nearby brews (coffee from HomeGrown and beer from Big Grove) and stay for the storytelling.