Happy Returns Studio

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  1. Redemptive Plastics
  2. Adopt an Ott
  3. Counterpoise [Fish out of Water]

Client Work
  1. Jenny Kendler - Close to You
  2. Jenny Kendler - Governors Island
  3. Marz Community Brewing
  4. Michael Reese Trust
  5. Norman Teague Design Studios

  1. Robotics
  2. Recycled Plastics
  3. Machine Integration
  4. Material Research & Application
  5. Analogue to Digital
  6. Digital to Analogue
  7. Large Format 3D Printing
  8. Mold Making

Happy Returns Studio —

  1. Happy Returns Studio is led by Cody Norman and Tom Burtonwood, artists and designers based in the Chicago area. Between the two of them they have over 40 years of combined experience solving creative problems and producing high touch outcomes for commissioned public art projects, commercial work and their own studio practices.

3. Marz Community Brewing

Marz Community Brewing reached out to Happy Returns Studio for help translating their design for the inaugural 2023 Burgertime plaque into an award that the could present to the winning team.

Happy Returns Studio worked from the design produced by Andrew Peters of Franklyn Design and fabricated a custom hand painted award. We used a laser cutter to produce the individual graphic elements, glued them up and meticulously hand painted them.

We enjoyed working on this project as it gave us the opportunity to combine our digital fabrication skills with our love for all things handmade