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AZTEK, A WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT FIRM, IS RETURNING TO ITS ROOTS AND COULDN’T BE HAPPIER

For President and founder of Aztek, John Hill, the move to Tyler marks a return the Midtown area. (He previously worked at another firm in the neighborhood.) While he was familiar with Tyler Village, only the employees who attended a party several years ago at Digiknow, a former Tyler Village tenant, were aware of the complex.Ironically, Aztek will be leasing the 6,000 square foot space formerly occupied by Digiknow. Like many others at Aztek, Chief Creative Officer Dave Skorepa vaguely remembers visiting Digiknow, but is excited about Aztek’s move to its former space.

The reason for his enthusiasm? “A vibe change at Tyler.”

According to Skorepa, “Over the years, Tyler Village has evolved and now has a scrappy techy start-up feel. We’re surrounded by other cool businesses here, all with a similar vibe who appreciate industrial design and the complex’s architecture.”

When deciding to vacate its offices in the northern most building on East Ninth Street, Aztek was seeking a new, centrally-located space with “cool, techy vibe. “Some of our staff had knowledge of Tyler Village after visiting other offices or the Cleveland Flea,” Skorepa says.

While the Digiknow space has promise, Aztek plans to incorporate mobile workstations and breakout spaces as well as an open kitchen. “It’s nice and open and spread out. We’re really excited about it.””

Aztek is on a “steady upward trajectory” with plans for expanding its digital marketing and other capabilities. While it currently employs 25 people, it is always in the market for qualified personnel.

A special thank you to Andrew Coleman of Jones Lang LaSalle and Damon Taseff of Allegro Reality Advisor for their representation in bringing Aztek to Tyler Village.

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