In an effort to enhance economic environment for creative firms in Holyoke, the City announced the hiring of Jeffrey Bianchine to serve as its first Creative Economy Coordinator. in ordre to support the City’s efforts to develop existing and attract new industries related to arts, culture, design and media.
Jeffrey has spent his career managing and collaborating with artists across many disciplines. He worked for several years as a Director of Photography and Marketing in a high-volume portrait company and has owned and operated Paper City Pictures, a portrait studio company in downtown Holyoke since 2009. He has a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts, majoring in Film, Photography and Visual Arts.
Bianchine has been engaged in visual and performing arts from a young age, and graduated from East Longmeadow High School in 1997 and from Ithaca College in 2001. In his eleven years working in the creative economy, Jeffrey has experienced the challenges faced by creative professionals and businesses. In that capacity, he has gained ample experience doing business planning, communications, training and integrating technology in artistic operations, amongst others.
Jeff will start his employment under the Office of Planning and Economic Development on Monday, September 24th.Share