Giving Thanks and Giving Back


Happy Thanksgiving from Après Creative

Thanksgiving, of course, is the perfect time to pause and reflect on all the good things from the past year. Our gratitude list is long ‒ from incredible clients and interesting work to our amazing friends and families ‒ we are giving thanks for so much.

We don’t take all these good things for granted, and we strive to practice gratitude all year long. It is part of our company culture, where optimism and a good dose of humor keep us going every day.

We also make it a point to give back to our community, as a company and as individuals. Just a few of the causes we believe in are listed below, and we are thankful for the opportunity to support positive change in the community:

Walk of Hope

To help raise awareness about infertility, which affects more than 100,000 women in Colorado, Pauline and her family participated in the Walk of Hope in June 2016. This signature event from Resolve, The National Infertility Association, helped raise more than $30,000 for the cause. With only four peer-led support groups in the state for women and couples struggling with the emotional impact of infertility, there is a need for more resources.

Bead for Life

Pauline and her book club also helped support Bead for Life, a fair-trade program that gives African women business opportunities and skills to lift their families out of poverty. As women business owners ourselves, this cause hits close to home for us. We know first-hand the impact a woman can have on her family’s economic well-being, and we are happy to support women close to home and around the world in whatever ways we are able.

Jamie Beck Foundation

Kim had the good fortune of meeting like-minded music fan, neighbor and friend, Jamie Beck, at Snooze after a Pearl Jam concert in 2014. Beck’s passing five months later came as a devastating shock, and we wanted to support her family however we could.

When her husband, Devo, asked us to brand his personal chef business, we jumped at the opportunity to help. He and his business partner, Ryan, quickly become some of our favorite partners and collaborators. We are also pleased to attend the Jamie Beck Family Foundation fundraiser each year and to donate to the cause of brain aneurysm awareness and medical research. It is our way of honoring the beautiful and beloved Jamie and her incredible family: Devo and their kids, Chloe and Wyatt.

We hope that this Thanksgiving brings you and yours so many good things: peace, love, plenty, friendship and opportunity. Be good to each other out there.