Since 2000, Smartley-Dunn Solutions have been using technology to help clients solve problems, reach larger audiences and create award-winning digital experiences.
From 2000 to 2011 we designed, built and ran wilcoworld.net for the band Wilco, beginning with the ground-breaking release of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot through the release of four albums, several documentaries, solo albums, side projects, tours, festivals and more.
In 2003 our work with Wilco, was recognized by WIRED Magazine with a Rave Award, and in 2004 we began working with the people at WIRED, on a number of special projects including WIRED NextFest, the launch of Creative Commons and a series of webcasts from the New York Public Library.
From 2004 through 2009 we worked with a program called The Growing Connection, and built an open-source online education platform to teach 10-15 year old kids how to grow food. We helped launch the program in Chicago and New York City and created and managed working partnerships/relationships with WIRED, Google, Cisco, Whole Foods and a number of others.
In 2010 we formed E.A.T. in partnership with City Colleges of Chicago to develop a program focused on creating education, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in underserved communities. We helped develop public/private partnerships in the City and helped direct millions of dollars into the local food and global food economy.
In 2014 we created e.a.t. spots where we worked with The City of Chicago, J.C. DeCeaux, and Streetwise to convert vacant newsstands in the Central Business District of Chicago into healthy food outlets and created a jobs training program in partnership with Streetwise.
In 2017, we partnered with Isobar and ViacomNEXT on the development of “Aeronaut” a fully-immersive Virtual Reality music experience featuring William Patrick Corgan. In July of 2018, it was awarded the Grand Prix in the Digital Craft category at the Cannes Lions, and went on to win a Clio, a Webby and a Project Isaac from Adweek.
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