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July 14, 2020

What to Expect from Our Creative Process

At 900lbs we find that we produce the best results when we work hand-in-hand with our clients to overcome their business challenges. As our client, you can expect to be highly involved throughout the entire creative process from start to finish - but what does that really mean? Let’s break it down together. The typical 900lbs process includes five phases…
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June 4, 2020

900lbs Launches AWS Cloud Champion: Virtual Workplace Interactive Challenge

900lbs is excited to announce the launch of our newest web-based immersive experience, AWS Cloud Champion: Virtual Workplace Interactive Challenge. Working together with the AWS team, we created this uniquely gamified educational experience focused on cloud computing and remote productivity. Interested in taking the challenge?  Play the AWS Cloud Champion: Virtual Interactive Challenge now for $50 in promotional AWS credit.…
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May 28, 2020

The New Realities of Customer Experience

In an age of social distancing & remote work (7 Minute Read) Customer experience initiatives take on many forms. How will physical spaces like Customer Experience Centers (CXCs) need to evolve and what human factors will be taken into consideration in order to maintain a safe environment? Great investments have been made in physical in-person engagement throughout the years. What…
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May 15, 2020

The 900lbs QuaranTEAM: Shows We Are Binging

While sheltering in place, our creative team has been finding tons of shows and movies to keep us entertained. Indulging in America’s favorite pastime - binge watching - has helped our team stay connected and creative, even if we are watching a docuseries about a polygamist tiger wrangler. From past favorities to new releases, here are a few shows and…
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May 7, 2020

The 900lbs QuaranTEAM: Reads That Keep Us Sane + Creative

As we all know, this quarantine has been, well...weird. Like most everyone else, our team at 900lbs has been working remotely during the pandemic. And, for all of us in the creative industry, isolation can be challenging. In order to ensure we keep our creative energy flowing, during the last few weeks, our team has been staying creative from home…
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April 13, 2020

Obstacles Becoming Opportunities

We wanted to share a special post from our CEO and Founder, Steve Deitz: As the CEO of 900lbs, I have been reflecting on how our company has successfully navigated uncertainty over the last 10 years. When my former co-founder and I started 900lbs, we saw an opportunity to transform the way businesses speak to audiences through large-scale visual storytelling.…
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March 31, 2020

Abilene Christian University recently interviewed 900lbs CEO, Steve Deitz, for its nationally acclaimed Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization

After 4 years and a 25%-40% year-over-year growth stretch, Abilene Christian University recently welcomed 900lbs CEO, Steve Deitz, to come back and speak. The business journey had been action-packed since 2016 when ACU's Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization had originally asked Steve to be interviewed in talk-show style format in front of 100+ students/faculty in the Griggs Center. Steve is originally from…
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May 21, 2020

The 900lbs QuaranTEAM: The Squad Who Games Together…

If you’ve ever had a conversation with us, or visited us at our North Dallas studio, you know that we’re a bunch of gamers. From PS4 to Nintendo Switch to traditional board games, our gaming game is pretty strong, and we bring that gaming knowledge and passion into our work in a big way. Many of our team members studied…
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March 12, 2020

Get To Know 900lbs: Scott Sengbush

What do you do at 900lbs? Interactive Producer What do you do for fun? I have too many hobbies to ever claim to be bored. 1: My wife and I are cinephiles and see on average 50 movies in a year at the AMC. 2: I have collected comic books since I 1993 and enjoy reading Science Fiction and Fantasy…
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March 4, 2020

900lbs Attends Digital Fight Club to Watch Local Ad Agency Execs Spar

On Wednesday, February 26th, we attended Digital Fight Club’s Marketing 2020 event at Granada Theater in Dallas, along with our Advisor, Jim Keyes . We had a blast at the event, networking with other agencies and Fortune 500 brands.(Check out the trailer for the event here.) The event allowed “Ten of the sharpest ad agency minds in North Texas spar…
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February 20, 2020

900lbs’ Advisor Visits with Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas Bridge Team

At 900lbs we are so very thankful to have trusted advisors who help guide our team as we continue to grow and produce amazing results for our clients. Recently, one of our advisors, Bill Doolittle and his wife, Pam, were vacationing on Symphony of the Seas for some relaxation and adventures. While on board, we were able to arrange for…
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February 18, 2020

ABOSG and IGDA Dallas 4th Annual Winter Party

The team here at 900lbs is always looking for ways to be involved in the community and  ineract with other local creatives and developers. A couple of weeks ago we had the chance to do just that by joining IGDA Dallas and a A Bunch of Short Guys, a local non-profit animation guild established to foster a community of world-class…
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January 28, 2020

Get To Know 900lbs: Lauren Howell

What do you do at 900lbs? User Experience Design What do you do for fun? I enjoy painting, all kinds of games, seeing new places, reading, and hanging out with my family. I am taking several art classes right now, and I am learning character design. If you didn't grow up in Dallas, where did you grow up? Florence, Alabama…
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January 17, 2020

CES 2020 Recap: Celebrating the Future of Technology

Over the years, 900lbs has made our presence known at the Consumer Electronics Show, the largest global stage for technology. For us, it is a chance to interface with our Clients, engage strategic partnerships and immerse ourselves in research.  For many of our Clients, the event is a giant-sized opportunity for them to showcase their latest innovative products, services and…
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January 7, 2020

900lbs Highlighted in Dallas Innovates Magazine

900lbs was highlighted four times in Dallas Innovates' recent print edition: The "Tech Talent Issue!" Our unique and super-creative office environment was showcased in the "Office Envy" section. Sitting next to photos of some of the largest organizations in DFW, IBM and Toyota, sits an image of an interactive and collaborative experience in our lab. (p. 20) "We Love Dogs In Dallas-Fort…
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January 7, 2020

Get To Know 900lbs: Teddy

What do you do at 900lbs? I am the Director of Security here at 900lbs. What do you do for fun? I enjoy playing games. I really like fetch. Sometimes if I can reach my Mom's sock in a drawer.. I'll grab it and try to hide it from her. It is fun. If you didn’t grow up in Dallas,…
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December 18, 2019

900lbs of Holiday Cheer at DFW Airport

With the new year quickly approaching, 900lbs has been hard at work setting up and installing two interactives experiences at DFW Airport with an expedited turn-around. Our shared mission - to entertain travelers during the busy holiday season. In Terminal B, we launched an updated version of our white-label DFW Holiday VR game that premiered during DFW's Holiday Party last…
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December 11, 2019

Reflection: Career Development in Experiential Marketing and Interactive Development

At 900lbs, we have a lot of experience working with college students, and we believe in young professionals’ ability to innovate, solve problems, and create incredible experiences for our clients. In fact, our head of interactive development, Steven Billingslea, teaches game development at UT Dallas, and we frequently recruit or offer internships to students from UT Dallas, A&M Viz Dept,…
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December 3, 2019

Get To Know 900lbs: Nick Bowker

What do you do at 900lbs? I'm a Production Designer! I help make our projects look good. What do you do for fun?  Usually I'm spending time with my girlfriend! We like to hang around Dallas and find a good place for margaritas and beer. Other than that I usually play D&D once a week with the boys or spend…
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November 26, 2019

900lbs Celebrates Friendsgiving

As another successful, action-packed year comes to a close, 900lbs celebrated with a scrumptious Friends-giving lunch. In keeping with the holiday spirit, Team Members started a coat and winter-wear donation drive to help support the community during the holiday season. Team Members donated their gently used coats and purchased hats, scarves, and gloves to help those in need stay warm as temperatures…
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November 21, 2019

Get To Know 900lbs: Rob Carroll

What do you do at 900lbs? Associate Creative Director. I help lead our talented design team and unify all creative ideas to bring our clients' visions to life. What do you do for fun?  I love spending QT with my beautiful wife and two amazing kiddos. I also have two pups that I treat like my children so we have…
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November 18, 2019

Exploring Technology and Trends at the Gartner IT Symposium

Are you one of the 9,000 innovation leaders who attended Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019? If you weren't able to make it - don't worry - we were there. Here is the 900lbs recap.  (If you did attend, please drop me a note at zkidwell@900lbs.com. I'd love to connect and hear about your experience.)  Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019 is one of…
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November 8, 2019

Get To Know 900lbs: Steven Engel Craven

What do you do at 900lbs? Eat lots of snacks. But my job title is 3D Artist! What do you do for fun?  Eat lots of snacks. I also like hiking, old school PC games, sci-fi movies and spending time with (and eating snacks with) my friends. If you didn’t grow up in Dallas, where? I'm a Dallas boy, born…
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October 31, 2019

Get To Know 900lbs: Nate Propp

What do you do at 900lbs? 3D Technical Artist What do you do for fun?  Watch English Premier League soccer, Playing Dungeons & Dragons, Hanging out with Friends, If you didn’t grow up in Dallas, where? I grew up in Azle Texas. It's a little bit West of Fort Worth. Favorite music? This is always a hard question. There is…
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October 25, 2019

900lbs Presents at the TMAC Smart Manufacturing Conference

On Tuesday, October 22nd, members of 900lbs team had the opportunity to attend and present at the TMAC Smart Manufacturing Conference. Angelica Ortiz, Experience Designer at 900lbs, presented on the topic of “Driving the Future of Manufacturing: Art of the Possible with Technology Powered By People”. During her presentation, she discussed three core challenges the manufacturing industry faces: skills gap,…
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October 14, 2019

Get To Know 900lbs: Abby Spears

What do you do at 900lbs? I'm an Account Manager - out here on the front lines helping clients from a variety of industries achieve their goals in cool, unique ways that generate buzz. What do you do for fun?  I'm always down for anything dog-related - I love hanging with my own hoodrat pups (they're the best...most of the…
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October 2, 2019

900lbs Launches Hall of Heroes Touch Wall at McKinney ISD Stadium

Last year, McKinney ISD cut the ribbon with the opening of their brand new, 12,000 seat multi-use stadium. For opening season in the new stadium, 900lbs created energetic, impactful visual content for the stadium's video wall and ribbon boards, which you can read about here! As part of the pursuit to deliver fans with the best experience possible, Shawn Pratt, Athletic…
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September 26, 2019

900lbs Participates and Wins Royal Caribbean Hackathon Event

900lbs recently participated in Royal Caribbean’s Hackathon Event held September 22nd - 23rd at WeWork in Miami, Florida. Twelve teams from Royal Caribbean, including the 900lbs Safety Command Center team, participated in this 24-hour Hackathon Event. Team 900lbs consisted of Heather Jones (Director of Client Services), Steven Billingslea (Director of Interactive Development), Mitchell Massey (Sr. Producer and Strategist) and Ayana…
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September 12, 2019

900lbs Partners With Activision For GME Conference 2019

Activision is always a big part of the annual GameStop Store Leaders’ Conference, and for the last 8 years, the gaming giant has tapped the 900lbs visual content team to create a huge impact at the event. Every year, 900lbs partners with the Activision team to develop funny video parodies that not only celebrate the GameStop/Activision partnership and drive excitement…
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September 10, 2019

Get To Know 900lbs: Kevin Co

What do you do at 900lbs? I'm an Interactive Developer. What do you do for fun?  Rock climbing trips down to Austin, Arkansas, or wherever we're itching to go. D&D every Sunday. Netflix dates on Skype. And the occasional video game weekend/Netflix binge session. If you didn’t grow up in Dallas, where? I grew up in Garland just northeast of…
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August 27, 2019

Immerse Yourself in The New DXC Partners Room

The 900lbs team recently launched a game-changing sales tool for DXC Technologies and their partner account executives. This newest installation in the DXC Technology Regional Briefing Center in Plano, TX leverages immersive theater technology and interactive content to increase customers’ understanding of DXC’s key differentiator: A vast partnership network comprise of over 200 industry-leading strategic and solution partners. The new…
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August 22, 2019

Get To Know 900lbs: Nicholas Garces

What do you do at 900lbs? I create complex motion graphics, composite high-resolution footage, and integrate simulated 3D graphics. What do you do for fun?  I spend most of my time playing guitar, hanging out with friends, or exploring a new video game. If you didn’t grow up in Dallas, where? I grew up in a small town just northwest…
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August 19, 2019

“Emerging Technologies Transforming Training in Manufacturing”

On Wednesday, August 7th, members of the 900lbs team had the opportunity to collaborate with TMAC for their August Learn @ Lunch event. Steven Billingslea, Interactive Development Director, presented to a room of manufacturing professionals on how emerging technologies, such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR) are transforming training in manufacturing. The presentation focused on…
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August 13, 2019

900lbs Hosts Intern From Madrid

900lbs recently hosted Jaqueline Farrach, an international University student from Madrid, Spain, for a fun-filled 2-week internship. Our team was excited to immerse her in our development process and our team culture. Our goal was to show her the many ways in which 900lbs is creating results-driven, innovative interactive experiences for our clients. Jaqueline is interested in pursuing a career…
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August 8, 2019

“Using AI to Build Today’s and Tomorrow’s Leaders”

On Monday, August 5, 2019, the 900lbs team attended the CCJF (Charles C. Jackson Foundation) Annual Conference. This year, our client and friends at BSA Northern Star Council's Basecamp hosted the event. And, 900lbs was invited to be the keynote speaker. Mitchell Massey, Sr. Interactive Producer and Strategist for 900lbs, presented on the topic of “Using AI To Build Today’s…
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July 11, 2019

Get To Know 900lbs: Bryan Greene

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bgreene What do you do at 900lbs? I'm an Account Manager. Every day I get to work with some amazing clients to achieve their goals with cutting-edge technology! What do you do for fun? I love tactile things; playing guitar, painting, and especially taking photos. Film photography has taken over my life in a big way. I also make short…
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July 10, 2019

Get To Know 900lbs: Zach Kidwell

What do you do at 900lbs? I help grow our business by helping clients bring their brand to life. What do you do for fun? We have two kids under 2 ½ - Jack & Layne. Making them laugh or vice versa is the best. I also really enjoy building and creating things with my hands. If you didn’t grow…
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July 9, 2019

Get To Know 900lbs: Angelica Ortiz

What do you do at 900lbs? I’m an Experience Designer, which involves anything from research, moodboards, and storyboards to creative concepting, sound design, and prototyping. I am passionate about not only creating exceptional experiences that solve problems, but making memories that people remember for a lifetime. What do you do for fun? Ballroom dancing! It’s been a passion of mine…
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June 21, 2019

International Visitor Leadership Program visits 900lbs

Dallas is known to be one of the largest metropolitan areas in the Southern United States. With an economy that has grown increasingly over the years it has allowed even more opportunities for entrepreneurial innovation. Our city has built an inclusive entrepreneurial culture that recognizes diverse talent and promotes economic growth in our area, and 900lbs is proud to be…
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June 13, 2019

Get To Know 900lbs: Jeff Giron

What do you do at 900lbs? Manage the production flow of various projects. What do you do for fun? Basically an all-around nerd. Board games, video games, anime, sci-fi, fantasy, love it all. In a lot of ways I'm a kid that never grew up! If you didn’t grow up in Dallas, where? I was born in Boise, ID but…
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June 13, 2019

Get To Know 900lbs: Ayana Atha

What do you do at 900lbs? Design graphics and other cool things! What do you do for fun? When I'm not binge watching Netflix or baking, you can catch me sipping margs on a patio or checking out local breweries with my friends. If you didn’t grow up in Dallas, where? I was born in Sacramento, California, and moved to…
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May 2, 2019

Perot Museum Social Science VR Experience

900lbs has been a part of the Dallas-based Perot Museum of Nature and Science  since its inception in 2012. Our team at 900lbs created large-scale visual content and interactive elements for the largest exhibit in the Museum, The Run Exhibit. As the Museum has evolved over the years, 900lbs has designed several other exhibits and experiences in its halls as…
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April 10, 2019

Get To Know 900lbs: Ossiris Avalos

What do you do at 900lbs? I’m the User Interface Designer What do you do for fun? I have a very close group of friends. We’re scattered all over the U.S but when we manage to all be in one city at the same time, we’re in for an EPIC time. If you didn’t grow up in Dallas, where? I…
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April 1, 2019

Get To Know 900lbs: Jasmine Farrel

What do you do at 900lbs? I drink tea and design things (Designer). What do you do for fun? I like to watch horror movies, rock climb, see live music, snuggle my cat, watercolor, and watch X-Files.  If you didn’t grow up in Dallas, where? I was born and raised in Austin, Texas. Where do you hang out in your…
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February 12, 2019

DFW Holiday VR Challenge

The holidays can be stressful. With everything from travel to gifts on the brain, it can be easy to forget the very people who make it all possible. Dallas-Fort Worth International Airpor is the fourth busiest in the world and is responsible for nearly 1850 flights a day. With all this in mind, they take time every year to show…
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January 7, 2019

Get To Know 900lbs: Josh Morrison

What do you do at 900lbs? I am a Creative Producer. What do you do for fun? Video games, dancing, sports, board games, or anything competitive are usually my go-to’s for fun. Outside of that, anything is fun with the right crowd. If you didn’t grow up in Dallas, where? I grew up in Oakland, California. For those that don’t…
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December 17, 2018

Creating Vista Terrains in Unity 2018 LW SRP with World Machine

The new release of Unity 2018 brought some awesome new features to the desk and we’ll be using those today along with World Machine to set up some terrain. We’ll also be showing some set up with the shader graph to bring your terrain to life in the VR Lightweight SRP. Since our studio deals heavily in XR, this process…
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November 26, 2018

Get To Know 900lbs: Daniel Colina

What do you do at 900lbs? Interactive Development and Programming What do you do for fun? I play video games, invest time in friendships, work out, read, and sleep. If you didn’t grow up in Dallas, where? I grew up in Waco, and was a missionary kid for a bit when I was younger, so I lived out of the…
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November 21, 2018

Get To Know 900lbs: Alison Childs

What do you do at 900lbs? Project Manager What do you do for fun? Spending time with my kids and family is my favorite thing to do! I like to stay active, so I'm always finding new events and places for us to explore around town...especially restaurants, I love food! Oh, and travel, I'm always up for an adventure!  When I do have downtime for myself I…
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November 8, 2018

Get To Know 900lbs: Bryar Bennett

What do you do at 900lbs? I started as an intern, but now I'm a Project Coordinator! What do you do for fun? I spend a lot of time drawing and reading. My roommate and I are usually homebodies, so when we do decide to wander outside we don't have much of a plan. Barhopping, art shows, conventions, karaoke, and…
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