About

CAS Design Studio

Mission:

Serve a wide ranging diverse clientele in the mutual pursuit of creating, improving, and building refreshing and highly recognizable brands coupled with stellar public relations.

Hello

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My Background

Charles A. Strackbein

Designer / Project Manager / Super Agent / Promoter / Event Producer

Born & Raised in Michigan.


All through my life I have found myself managing a  variety of work, various projects, products and services, much of it involving planning, problem solving and creativity. 

My roots are in lego's and lincoln logs, paints, markers and crayons, and all types of stuff to draw on with and boundless ideas of things to draw and build. 

I "discovered" architecture for the first meaningful time on the first day of high school I began developing my architectural drafting and design skills early in high school and continue my love and study of architecture to this day. I went to college at the University of Detroit while working for a few of the nations & worlds most prominent firms. I feel fortunate as much of this work has found me.

I have a wide-ranging skillset coupled with project management know-how and innovative solutions that help bring your business to higher levels.

CAS: Designer / Project Manager / Agent / Promoter

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My Medium

I use many different mediums, such as pencils &  markers on sketch paper to get things going.  I quickly move to a digital platform. I have fun experimenting in other mediums such as water colors, crayons and clay. Just about anything can be used to make art and become art. I believe that working in a single medium is restrictive to my artistic process. Each idea manifests in its own process and individual style.

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My Inspiration

I enjoy reading, history, imagining the future, architecture, taking care of, playing with and walking my good boy Max (my dog), water gardens and my koi fish in my spare time.


Much of my inspiration comes from our natural environment.


I am also inspired by the designers I have worked for and with at prestigious architectural firms including Smith Hinchman & Grylls, Albert Khan and Wah Yee & Associates. In the cannabis industry Ive worked for and with the top firms & stars in our industry including BDT Smoke Shops, Jack Herer & Tommy Chong.

ABOUT: SERVICES

DESIGN

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Design: a process of intentional creation. We use Design to create innovative & trendsetting products and services and troubleshoot and solve problems.


Design Methods & Services

Business Design Solutions

Innovative & Trendsetting Ideas



BRAND

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In it's simplest form a brand is a mark that identifies something as yours in your absence. 


A brand is what you represent and branding is the intelligent representation and presentation of the brand. 


Branding is a process with the purpose of  leaving an intelligent "mark"  on anyone when they have any interaction with your company.


Consistency in your brand and branding is required for optimum results, so its best to design a creative brand and create solid  plans early on in your business plans.


Traditional Media

Copy and Content

Social Media

Copy, Content, Maintenance and Administration

Non-traditional Media

Copy and Content

Street Teams

SOCIAL

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SOCIAL

Social Platforms

Websites

Communitys

Groups



Brand Concepts, Designs, Development & Documentation.

Branding Strategies and Implementation.

Branding Team Development.

Brand Operations Training & Manuals

Brand Refreshers

Brand Rehabilitation

Public Relations

Publicist

Events


SEARCH

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SEARCH

Adwords

Google

Bing

Creative

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This includes everything we do. Everything is done with creativity; a mix of ingredients created deliberately and sometimes on the fly by a process with or without directions.


From graphics with high impact to headlines and sharp  one liners, we can help you get your persuasive points across.

EVENTS

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Special Events

Public Events

Private Events

Cannabis Events

Cannabis Related Events

Retail Events

Planning

Identify Location

Identify Date

Create Event Plan

Manage Event start - finish

Manage and Operate - Event

Promotional Events

Expos & Conference Events

Street Team Events

Surprise Events


AWARDS

AWARDS

1984 Recipient of the Ralph Warner Hammett AIA DESIGN AWARD. • 

1984;1st Place: Annual Architectural Design Competition, co-sponsored by the American Institute of Architects; 1st  Place: Annual Design Competition sponsored by the Michigan Society of Architects. 

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CLIENTS PAST & PRESENT

CAS Clients

Ralph Youngren Architect

Jeff Stebar Architect

United Benefactors Association

B.D.T. Smoke Shops 

Scarsella Homes LLC

United Benefactors Association


Huron River Ventures LLC

Creative Recreation LLC

Monroe Street Fair

Green Light Advisors LLC

Verve Stars LLC

Chong’s Choice

Medical Marijauna Championship Tournaments

Ann Arbor Hustes Smarter

Growth Highway Agency

Darren McCarty

Nay Nay’s Nibblets & Creations

Mary Jane Marks

Bumblebee Gas LLC

Detroit Ruffians Club

CAS Design Studio

Monroe Street Fair Clients

Event Clients

Green Planet

Cannabis Counsel

89X

Chongson

MINORML

Depot Town

Arborside

Matt Roman - Law Offices of Barton Morris

BDT PIPE AND TOBACCO

I-Tal Hemp Wick

BullDog Provisioning Center

Jackson County Compassion Club

Death2Reggies

Grow Green Mi

13 Glass

Intessa Certification Center

Cafe Liv & Wellness

The Grow Show

A-Game Apparel

Satisfied Customers

Chong’s Choice

Weed Maps

Cannabis Council

Ann Arbor Wellness Collection

Power Puff Girls

Oxygen Bar

Kettle Korn Kerry