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Christopher

Christopher Anton received his education at Oberlin College before ultimately heading to art school for a Bachelors in Interactive Media Design. After running Event Rental for a year and a half, he retreated to a comfortable, quiet, phone-call-free office at the back of Event Rental's New Orleans headquarters. From there, he manages all of the IT needs, print, web and advertising campaign design, and tackles all the general "let's think this through for a second" and "can you write this letter so it sounds fancy" challenges that pop up. While not the perfect moniker to describe the scope of what he does, Vice President is the title currently on his business cards. With a knack for problem solving, process improvements and finding inefficiencies, he is most excited by anything related to monkeys, world travel, ingeniously written copy or brilliant design (two of which lend themselves perfectly to the work of Event Rental).

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After the first meeting with our Designer, we asked the Bride to write about how the meeting went: We went and met with Chris Baker today from Event Rental for the first time. I had a relative idea of the feel that I wanted at both the ceremony and reception but I was super excited Continue Reading...
This was a tough one. In trying to decide on a winner, we sat in a room and discussed all of the finalists. We talked about the ones that sounded like they would be the most fun to work with. Then the ones we thought had the most exciting theme. Then the ones we thought Continue Reading...
Over 5000 votes were cast on the 185 entries in our Dream Event Giveaway, and when voting closed, these five couples landed on top (presented in random order). We followed up with each of these finalists to get a little more information about their event and will announce a winner soon. Until then, here’s a Continue Reading...
Whenever I am putting together new ads or designs, I scan our photo hard drive for pics from events we have recently staged. Unfortunately, with standard digital cameras almost totally replaced by smartphones, a majority of event photos I see these days are from someone’s iPhone or Android. There are a few gems, but many Continue Reading...
We hopped an overnight train to Prague tickled by the novelty of sleeping in bunk beds that somehow fit inside a phone-booth-sized cabin. The fun of waking up every few hours to see people walking inches from the outside of the windows (read: our feet) and the skyline of each new city we passed through Continue Reading...
With our Event Designers and Richard constantly paying for new inventory with cards that accumulate flyer miles, we managed to get all of our flights covered. Meticulous planning put JeanneCS and I on flights that departed five hours apart on different airlines through different cities, but we were scheduled to land in Amsterdam at the Continue Reading...
Back in 2010, almost as a joke, I asked Richard if he would send Megan and I to Amsterdam for a trade show to look at cool new d├ęcor. I pleaded the case that we had been working like crazy and were ramping up to head into a hectic April wedding season. Much to our Continue Reading...
You can survive a few weeks or even months without food, but dehydration is literally a killer. Actual fact: if you are ever stranded in the shade when the temperature reaches 90 degrees (which I lovingly call “winter in New Orleans”), you’ll last less than a week without something to drink. Equally lifesaving as parties Continue Reading...
One of the cooler perks of being the Creative Director for Event Rental is that I’ve been to more than my share of events large and small. I once stood next to the Saints’ much-deserved Lombardi Trophy on the Field of the Super Dome, I have ridden as the absolute last person in the Orpheus Continue Reading...