cbuzz Episode 36: Adam Brouillette

Bringing you the best stories from Columbus business owners, cbuzz is presented by the Columbus Chamber in collaboration with the Columbus Dispatch and CD1025.

An entrepreneur, musician, artist and collaborator, Adam Brouillette is the epitome of a Columbus creative. A graduate of Columbus College of Art & Design, Brouillette decided to stay local upon graduating rather than venturing to a coastal city like many of his art school peers.

Why Columbus? The decision created an opportunity to play a big role in Columbus becoming the art hub that is known for today.

“Columbus is smart. It is thinking in a way that is progressive and it is thinking in a way that is collaborative,” said Brouillette.

And Brouillette is no stranger to collaboration. He has worked to create festivals like Independence Day, and also plays a huge role in the production of the Columbus Chamber’s Art of Business exhibit, which supports the Chamber Annual Meetings.

Thanks to his niche in graphic design, Brouillette started littleINDUSTRIES, a small design firm that does graphic, web, signage, furniture and environmental design for small businesses.

His marketing tactic of choice? Old fashioned word of mouth marketing, which means Brouillette relies on his work to do the talking when it comes to landing new jobs.

A Columbus art scene veteran, Brouillette also works to mentor young artists, and his newest venture, which involves turning an old Napa Auto Parts store into a workspace for artists downtown, will lead to more opportunities to foster the city’s art scene.

While his calendar shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon, Brouillette’s priorities will always stay in line with what kept him in Columbus in the first place: art.

“First and foremost, I will always be an artist,” said Brouillette. ” That will never stop.”

To find out more about Brouillette and littleINDUSTRIES, visit his website.


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Published on:
February 10, 2017

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