We design, we imagine environments, we create content, and we make things. If you are launching a new business from the ground up or just trying to breathe new life to a trusted old one, CSB can help.
We don’t specialize, but rather we approach the whole and find solutions to the specific. We strongly believe in a unified design for your vision, and your business. We understand that the best social media, slick advertising campaign, or colorful store bought display aren't going to do anything for your bottom line if the ground floor customer experience is lackluster and your business story, brand, and image aren't unified.
At Creative Services Bureau we listen to our client's needs and create an overall package to move you forward. We’re masters at deploying a wide variety of artistic resources simultaneously and in concert. We pride ourselves on addressing our clients creative needs and telling their stories, whatever they may be.
2245 S West Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
After nearly 30 years in the movie business and 60 films worth of production design it's hard to imagine a creative challenge Mark hasn't run into and fully mastered. In a business where pressure is intense and deadlines don't move Mark's bread and butter is surmounting creative, logistical and budgetary problems.
As a Production Designer, Mark is the creative right hand of a film's Director. One of the first people on any film, Mark takes the sparse words on the page and from that simple direction creates a fully realized "reality". This daunting task combines every conceivable facet of creativity, design, and execution - illustration, 3D modeling, drafting, graphics, interior design, and hands-on construction and project management. It also includes managing loads of crew, from gruff, blue collar welders to temperamental decorators and everything in between. His vast knowledge of cinema, art and architectural history, graphics, pop culture, and all things supremely cool allows him to create volumes of high quality work in an extremely compressed time period.
Having worked with clients as diverse as Fangoria Films, Showtime, and ABC, Mark is now one of the most trusted Designers under the international Disney umbrella. Among the more than 20 films Mark has designed for the Disney Channel and Walt Disney studios are the three most watched cable movies of all time, and the multi-billion dollar grossing High School Musical phenomenon. Having been entrusted with not only interpreting but expanding one of the most well known and fiercely protected brands in the world, Mark has become a master at helping Disney and all his clients bring their creative vision to life.
Mark's work in film can be viewed on his professional website: MarkHofeling.com
Director, Production Manager, Producer Matias Alvarez has been awarded three prestigious Director’s Guild of America awards for filmmaking and has been nominated for five. In nearly three decades of media production he has mastered the art of bringing all variety of creative projects in on time and on budget. Commercials, music videos, television, Imax, documentaries, features full of inflated egos, outlandish expectations and creative volcanoes? He’s done that.
If you’re fortunate enough to having born witness to the multi-headed ever changing creative hydra of a film in the midst of production you understand a fraction of Matias’ accomplishment at mastering that medium. His willingness to rush headlong into any creative challenge is matched only by his ability to accurately predict and budget the resources, time, and good old fashioned ditch digging effort it will take to make it amazing. He is proud to have completed projects for the Warner Brothers, National Geographic, Disney Channel, and numerous other brand name clients. His calm nature, friendly demeanor and depth of creative knowledge make him an invaluable asset to any project. Being the ringmaster of the high-compression circus of moody creative types, blue collar hard-asses and panicky studio accountants that is film production, Matias has honed a truly unique set of skills and fears nothing.
Upon our first meeting with the guys we gleaned from them that this was to be their workspace, not precious or pretentious. But rather a workshop as well as a neighborhood bar where they would almost never have to turn their backs on their valued customers.
The Water Witch was a sailboat Brigham Young owned on the Great Salt Lake in the 19th Century to shuttle his secret booze from a wildcat mining town at the north end of the lake to the south for his consumption. Obviously the water witches or divining rods refer to water divining and treasure digging as well. That kind of folk magic looms large in the foundations of Mormonism, which is also in the bones of the bar.
The bartender's view of the painting and raised seating area. In this tight space, the raised banquet allows seated guests to chat across the table to standing guests or ones seated on barstools. The built-in seating doubles as storage lockers, since space is at such a premium.
This is the portrait of Brigham Young we vectorized to blow his eye up to 7'x7' to menace patrons. Brigham invites you to come by so he can have a look at your miserable shame.
Water Witch bar
163 West 900 South
Open daily from 4pm to 2am (closed Sundays)