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Creating an Engaging Workplace through Art

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We recently moved our FedEx Office corporate offices into a new building. It has been a long time coming and helped us combine two separate offices in the Dallas area into one space, bringing our corporate workforce under one roof for the first time.

Opening a new building requires a lot of forethought. Where will people eat? Where will they park? What amenities will you provide? How will team members work together in the new space?

One of the many decisions we had to make was how to decorate. It may seem like a simple question, but when you think about it, our team members will be spending almost as much time here as they will in their own homes. How you interact with the space can make a difference in your mood and even proficiency.

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We put together this video that details our thinking and features one of the major installations in the new building.

If you’re considering redecorating your offices or moving into a new building, we have this white paper that can help give you some ideas and direction.

Sonia King and Nebula Chroma

When the idea of using this mosaic was first brought up, we were immediately sold. The piece really fit our culture and what we wanted the building to say. Sonia King is a great talent, and we really appreciated being able to work with a local Dallas artist. She even uses FedEx Office to help create her art. Watch here as she describes her process.

She also has some tips for looking for an artist.

To get a small section of Nebula Chroma printed four stories high, we first took fifteen images of the section using a medium format camera. We then edited them together to get an image with a high enough resolution to be able to enlarge a 2-foot actual-sized portion of the mosaic to 16 feet by 38 feet.

We then printed it in five main sections using our own products and services. Each of the sections was printed on a different material.  All of the art in the building was printed at various centralized signs and graphics printing facilities across the country and delivered to our office using the FedEx transportation network. This lets us show off what we can do, while also giving recognition to our production team members and letting them have a part in making our new building a home. The mosaic pieces were produced on 3/16″ Infinity Board,  3/16″ White Ultraboard and 3/16″ Falconboard using an AGFA 3020 Titan printer and a Zund G3 cutter, then hung in suspension using a cable system.

We have different types of installations throughout the building including additional art on the cable system, vinyl wall coverings and large format acrylic prints on standouts. We’re thrilled with how the building and the wall art came to life. It inspires a sense of community and has created an exciting space that our team members enjoy working in.

Rhea Caulk
Executive Staff Advisor
FedEx Office

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