Matthew S. Bargell

NORDEN41 Design
Denver, Co

As a professional graphic designer spanning 25 years, I’ve designed and collaborated on numerous successful creative web and print publishing projects for both small and high-profile companies. I currently am the owner and lead designer at my creative/design agency in North Denver called, NORDEN41.

After starting my career at the Denver, Colorado-based publishing software company, Quark, Inc., I went on to design and art direct 5280 Magazine: Denver’s Mile High Magazine. Broadening my skill set as a magazine designer, I was the co-conceiver, designer and art director of a San Francisco based publication called X-RAY Magazine which featured editorial coverage of Quark products and related publishing software.
I launched my freelance design business in Paris, France in 1998 where I designed and art directed web and printed materials for numerous design & tech American companies such as Quark®, Adobe® and the color-matching company, PANTONE®. I also designed for several European based companies, often creating materials in several different languages. While in Paris, I had the wonderful opportunity to teach graphic design at The American University of Paris.
After 7 years living abroad, I returned to Denver in 2005 to do a 2-year stint with Quark as their Global Creative Director. In 2007, I had an ever-present “entrepreneurial itch” that I needed to scratch so stepped out of the corporate veil to form my own business, Bargell Design, a graphic design agency (which was recently re-named NORDEN41 Design).

In Spring of 2013, I took a NxLevel class at the Denver SBDC, and this was quite an awakening. It was here that I discovered the power of a solid business plan as well as the amazing support for Colorado’s small business community. As a result of this experience, I acquired a newfound passion for my craft and the confidence to grow my business the right way.

Craig Watrous

Mallon Lonnquist Morris & Watrous
Denver, CO

Craig is a partner at Mallon Lonnquist Morris & Watrous, a business and civil litigation law firm in Cherry Creek.  Craig focuses his practice on business and commercial law, transactions, contracts, corporate law, litigation and real estate. He represents established and start-up businesses and individuals. His clients come from a wide range of industries including: manufacturing, environmental services, environmental remediation, engineering, restaurants, construction, financial services and business consulting. He advises clients on a wide variety of business topics including: business formation, transactions, consolidations, non competition agreements, mergers and acquisitions, planning and operational legal problems, distribution, franchising, dealerships, import/export issues and general environmental matters. He also counsels clients in negotiation and resolution of disputes, including, when necessary, representing them in litigation. Craig received his JD and MBA from Tulane University and is tri-lingual in English, Spanish and Portuguese.  When not working he enjoys traveling, skiing, rock climbing and painting.