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It’s an intersection where all creators can come and work, network, and gain access to state-of-the-art audio and video equipment and software. A workspace that supports innovation and collaboration. It’s a content creator’s dream designed especially for you. S&P WorkLab is the first of its kind in the Midwest. Located in the heart of the Superior Arts District near Cleveland State University and five minutes from downtown Cleveland.
Our team believes content is much more than just information. It is a vision that, like currency, is exchanged between creators and their audience to reinforce a bond among those who have common goals and interests.
Content tells your story. It is a reflection of you—your ideas, your values, your priorities, and your beliefs.
S&P Work Lab enhances your content by providing you with the state-of-the-art tools and workspaces you need to take your vision to the next level.
Content makes the world go ‘round!
Renee Singleton is president of marketing agency Singleton & Partners, and owner of S&P WorkLab. Founding one of the first multicultural agencies in Ohio in 2002, she has years of experience consulting with key corporate clients to develop multicultural programs that are part of a larger marketing strategy. Singleton’s vision for furthering her impact on Ohio and it’s contiguous states led her to moving the agency into a dedicated building; opening housing the agency, a co-working space, and a full-service production studio where creators in multiple phases of production, film, photography and recording come to collaborate.
Chris Webb is a poet, filmmaker, and content creator from Cleveland Ohio. He attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland, and is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles, California. Chris is a mainstay of the "Poet's In Autumn" tour; a faith-based poetry collective that travels to Africa, the U.K., the Caribbean, and 40 U.S. cities in a calendar year. Recently, Chris has moved back to Cleveland with hopes to utilize his art to impact marginalized communities locally. In 2019, Chris was named among the 30 most interesting people in Cleveland by Cleveland magazine. In April 2019, Chris won a nationwide competition with the Tribeca Film Institute, and was awarded full funding to produce an original film about marginalized voices in his city.
Briana Phillips is the community manager of S&P WorkLab. Being the community manager extends beyond what goes on within the space, but takes Phillips out into the communities that inspire the content creators that come through S&P WorkLab. From hosting “Coffee & Conversations” with community members on Tuesday mornings to operating state-of-the-art equipment throughout the facility, and all of the quirks in-between; Briana’s main goal is to ensure that the needs of our community members are met. Our vibrant and collaborative workspace flourishes as we all work together.
Brian Travalik creates visually stunning multimedia content. Brian’s passion is conveyed through his camera lens and in the edit suite. He has filmed professional video all across the United States, including Alaska, and internationally in the countries of Canada, Oman and the United Arab Emirates. Brian has roamed the sidelines with a camera on his shoulder during NFL, NBA and MLB games for over 20 years in addition, Brian spent five seasons as Senior Videographer/Editor & Field Producer for The Outdoor Option that aired on Pursuit Channel. Currently, Brian is the Senior Video Production & Studio Manager at S&P WorkLab.
Lee Zapis is the President of Zapis Capital Group, a closely held corporation that makes equity investments in people with passion and expertise to lead their business to success. He has built a robust investment portfolio founded in the belief that “good people make great partners.” And how sound investments can genuinely make a positive impact on the lives of business owners, their employees, and the surrounding economic climate.
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JoAnn Larsen is an innovative producer with 41 years of experience in all aspects of video production. Her career started at UAB Productions - WUAB's nationally acclaimed production facility, where she collaborated with strategic, creative teams to produce commercials, infommercials, on air promotion, entertainment segments, news topicals & long form productions. In 2019 she won a National Telly Award for producing "43 @ 50" - a celebration of WUAB's 50th anniversary. For over a decade, JoAnn was the liason between local charities & WOIO/WUAB, handling promotion & logistics for numerous annual fundraising events.