Duane has been in a creative role for most of his lengthy and diverse career as a Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, VP of Sales, Executive Leader, Visual Content and Music Producer in the arts, entertainment, and corporate meetings and events industries.
Creating Artists of the Industry (AOFTHEI Interactive) in 2016 was his next logical step after the company he helped build into one of the world’s fastest growing creative technology firms in the hospitality and corporate events industry was sold to the firms largest competitor.
Always looking to surround himself with talented, creative and innovative people, Duane finds inspiration in his collaborations and teams to be a key driving force when building new technologies, content, and productions for his clients. From theme, graphics, film production, theatrical staging to original music composition, script, creative design, virtual and augmented reality and storytelling through the use of new technologies, Duane and Artists of the Industry have become the trusted partner of some of the world’s most iconic brands, associations, and foundations.
Music is at the heart of Duane’s creative passion and process, whether designing a campaign, show or platform. When asked about the steps in the building process of a project, Duane explains it’s like creating a song, or a complete musical composition. You need first a story to tell, then a structure, beginning, middle, climax, and crescendo that will emotionally connect the message to the audience, leaving a lasting impression in their hearts. minds and souls.
“What I like best about this business is the diverse challenges brought to me in need of solving. Whether our client is looking to tell a story about a new product, shift a narrative or culture in a new direction, or find new and creative ways to increase or celebrate a companies success, it brings me great pleasure to help them complete this vision.” – Duane Tornquist, Chief Creative and Executive Producer