Simply put, DOOZY provides CREATIVE SOLUTIONS for its clients.
Photography to Video, Design to Production, Brand Management to Experiential Marketing… DOOZY has experience in developing creative content to help get you noticed!
Doozy founder Brian Bender, is a Chicago native who has been involved with notable national accounts and local staples. In 2002 Brian became the Marketing Manager of the Chicago region for Red Bull North America (Red Bull Energy Drink) and was involved in building the brands presence through grass roots campaigns, collegiate street teams, social media and special events (Red Bull Flugtag, Fuel & Furry and Art of the Can). After working for Red Bull, Brian was brought on to help with Miller Brewing Company, Chicago Beverage Systems and TEAM Enterprises for the rebranding launch of MGD in 2005 in the Chicago market. Working with the 100 top accounts in the city, Brian and his team through experiential marketing, product placement and image branding helped educate consumers on the beers innovative cold filtering process that captures fresh draft taste in every bottle. He then moved on to do independent contract work for Street Teams USA, Legacy Marketing Partners, Big Onion Tavern Group, KMA Management, School of Rock and Moosylvania Ad Agency.
Brian Bender also created and produces the I AM Fest which has assisted in the promotions of artists like I Fight Dragons (Photo Finish/Atlantic), Alaya (Basick Records), Jamie Lono (The Voice, Season 2), and Wayland (Ironworks Music) at House of Blues and Congress Theatre in Chicago. He has years of experience having performed professionally in regional bands supporting shows with Trapt (Eleven Seven/Warner Bros), Taproot (Victory Records), Art of Dying (Reprise) and Color Me Badd (Epic/Giant). Brian achieved a full music performance scholarship from Northeastern Illinois University.
In the past several years before starting Doozy, Brian was responsible for the management and talent buying at Chicago’s long-time music venue: The Elbo Room, working with acts like Amos Lee (Blue Note Records), James Mercer (The Shins/SUB POP), Chris Barron (Spin Doctors/Epic/Sony), Walk the Moon(RCA/Sony), Creed Bratton (NBC’s The Office), IAMDYNAMITE (Brando Records), and thousands of regional and local independent acts.
Brian started DOOZY to bring his years of experience in design, marketing, promotions and branding to businesses, bands and other clients in need of getting to the next level.
Kayleigh Kay (partner) is the chief photographer and editor with DOOZY . She got her start shooting bands on Vans Warped Tour. She obtained her Associates in Art at Moraine Valley and attended Art Institute with a focus in photography.
Highlights in Kayleigh's career have been getting published in several national and regional high-end fashion magazines including: BeauNU, Kiramecki, Rebellious, Freque, Gothesque and VS Chicago. In 2015 she was brought on as the Art Coordinator for I AM Fest at House of Blues Chicago.
Through Doozy, she headed the Boston Beer Company and Rebel IPA mural project which gathered top graffiti artists in the Chicagoland area to create custom permanent pieces at key accounts.
Kayleigh shines as an Event/Portrait Photographer and has a deep passion for Fashion, Glamour and Music photography.