Mural-covered and filled with sounds of chatter and faint music, Old City’s co-working space Indy Hall sees a rotating cast of about 70 of its 300 members daily. The two-story building, adorned with Christmas lights and clusters of workstations, is utilized by an array of artists, IT workers, entrepreneurs and other professionals. Here are five people there who are getting things done.
Sean Martorana (above) is the artist behind much of the colorful artwork that decorates the interior of Indy Hall, including a 50-foot mural he and six others painted.
“I work nonstop, so I produce more art than these walls can hold,” said Martorana, who was busy working on interior design projects and helping to organize the closing reception for DesignPhiladelphia in October, which will be at the Icebox Project Space at Crane Arts.
Jessica Victor has been a project manager at product consulting company Arcweb since 2012. In between consulting with developers and clients, Victor, who visits Indy Hall once a month, spent the day catching up with other members she’s known since joining in 2008.
Cart Reed sat in the far back on the second floor, under the windows where he could work in peace. Reed, founder of Shipstone Consulting LLC, is designing physical therapy products for a yet-to-be-launched medical technology company.
Adam Teterus summed up his role as the “point man” of Indy Hall with the Yiddish word “tummler,” or someone who connects others with people they should know.
“When I’m doing my best, I’m giving my job away to other people,” he said.
Jimmy Goodman, a former recording studio engineer from New York City, moved to Philly in December. The change of address accompanied a shift in his career, as he started video and audio production company Leopard Studio in January. When he’s not developing his business’ website or producing videos, Goodman does freelance marketing and plays with chamber-rock band A Viberatto.
– Text and images by Beth Boyle and Cheyenne Shaffer.