Mailchimp is a restless collection of creative minds that celebrate each other whenever an opportunity arises. Sometimes, that means teaching a coworker new skills or hobbies or listening to them read or riding bikes to a team lunch. Recently, our VP of Marketing, Sean Cook, took the idea to heart while decorating his office.
“When it was time for me to decide what to do with the blank walls, I thought back to earlier days in my career, when I was the director of a contemporary art gallery,” Sean says of his previous life at Atlanta’s famed Heath Gallery. “I had the opportunity then to work with a lot of fantastic artists, some well-known and others just starting out. And when I look around at Mailchimp, I see many artists among us and I’d love to celebrate that.”
The Cook Gallery now plays host to exhibitions from Mailchimp employees and their significant others. Each exhibit, rotating every 6 weeks or so, features a single artist. The gallery is also another way for employees to connect with each other in a way they might not otherwise do because it gets different parts of the organization coming by to say "hi." And yes, there is wine and cheese at the openings.