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The SOAPOINT team has been handcrafted with people that can stay the long haul. No tears here, these creatives have skin thicker than a Pantone guide book. They know things only get better by doing them 100 times and then doing them once more for fun. Our team is full of tough, deliberate souls working to create our own ideas of success and happiness.

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MIKE HORNBECK

 Creative Director 

Bachelor of Fine Arts – Emphasis in Graphic Design – Fort Hays State University – 2004

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KAT WEST

 Art Director 

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree: Graphic Design and Multimedia – Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design – 2003

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MIRANDA JACKSON

 Controller 

Bachelor of Arts in Communication: Emphasis in Organizational and Interperonsal Communication – University of Oklahoma – 2014

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DREW HARRIS

 Web Designer

Bachelor of Art: Emphasis Graphic Design – Mississippi College – 2010-2013

Studied Studio Art & Graphic Design – New Mexico State University – 2009-2010

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RYAN FISHER

 Graphic Designer 

Bachelor of Arts: Graphic Design – Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design – 2014

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PAIGE PINSON

 Graphic Designer 

Bachelor of Arts: Emphasis in Graphic Design – Mississippi College – 2013

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KATE FISHER

 Copy Writer

Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing Communication from the Meek School of Journalism & New Media – The University of Mississippi – 2013

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AUSTIN SCHOTT

 Graphic Designer 

Bachelor of Arts: Graphic Design – Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design – Current Student

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HENRY WARD

 Social Media Specialist 

Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication – Metropolitan State University of Denver – 2013

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Our roots in the print game are legendary. That starts with our team and the results they produce daily. There is over 35 years worth of print and install service amongst our team and it shows. Yes, we are the sh!t legends are made of.

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CHRIS McHUGH

 Production Manager 

Graphic Design – Platt College

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ETHAN METHERD

 INSTALL MANAGER / SPECIAL PROJECTS 

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Emphasis in Digital Art – Metropolitan State College of Denver – 2010

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PAT HEATH

 Lead Production

Graphic Design – Pickens Technical College – 1991

Web Design & Business – Community College of Aurora – 2000

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WILL HODGES

 Print/Laser Operator 

Associate of Arts: Graphic Design – Barton Community College


Bachelor of Fine Arts: Graphic Design – Fort Hays State University – 2014

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ROSS KARLIN

Director of Sales

Bachelor of Art: Organizational Leadersh!t – Fort Hays State University – 2012

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Opinion on Wheels

IMG_0288At first glance, the SOAPOINT van looks like something out of a post-apocalyptic movie with its huge off road tires, three inch lift, blacked out windows and candy green exterior. Closer inspection reveals that the outside of our van is wrapped in vinyl with words, phrases and symbols some offensive, some not. It’s not typical of a creative company to boast a huge middle finger on the side of their van but we’re anything but typical. The van to us, offensive or not, is an expression of our continuous relationship with design and perfection. It’s a visual representation of our absolute commitment to remain focused, edgy and hungry.

As one might think, rolling down the street in an “opinion on wheels” definitely turns heads. The 15 sodas we’ve cleaned off and countless door handles we’ve replaced seem to allude to the fact that not everyone appreciates the van’s message as much as we do. It’s been said in numerous rap songs that “the haters gonna hate” but we’re alright with that because there are plenty of people showing love too. From fist bumps to photos those who understand and appreciate our message let us know. Good or bad, the shit pot needs to be stirred and no one is more qualified to stir than us.

The van, as often vans do, represents freedom. Creative freedom and separation from the boring, mundane and average. The words, phrases and symbols are not meant to offend but to inspire. It’s a call to action to go the extra mile and to never be complacent. Though it’s tempting to just zombie through your day doing your work to pay your rent, life is short. Too short not to be loud, unique and in some cases offensive. We at SOAPOINT are living testaments to this. Everyday we show up to work our team swings for the fences and holds nothing back. We bash our heads agains desks, whiteboards, computers and each other until perfection is reached. As the van can attest, there is and never will be anyone like us. For good or bad, we are SOAPOINT and our van is here to remind you.

The Making of a Legend

SOAPOINT! founder Mike Hornbeck overcomes the obstacles of starting his own business.

SOAPOINT! founder Mike Hornbeck overcomes the obstacles of starting his own business.

The need to create and the presence of opportunity led to the rocky beginnings of a dream that started with two college friends. They didn’t know that their dream would manifest in a bigger form than they ever imagined. The two friends met at Fort Hays State University where their obsession with art and design brought them closer together.

They began to explore large format street art in the small college town. The pair started signing their masterpieces as “soap” and “point”. One thing led to another and Studio Soapoint was born. The boys focused on design and painting murals at local bars. They enjoyed juggling their startup and finishing up school. As typical rookies, the ideas of contracts and pre-disclosed pricing hadn’t cross their minds. Regardless, seeds were planted for a dream that expanded past the borders of Kansas.

With a bicycle, a bag of clothes and their new graphic design degrees in hand, the fearless friends left for a new adventure in Colorado.

The two friends were faced with entering the real world in 2005. With a bicycle, a bag of clothes and their new graphic design degrees in hand, the fearless friends left for a new adventure in Colorado. Thirsty to work in design, one of the friends landed a job sweeping floors at a large format print & sign shop. He fell in love with everything at the shop. Making things, transforming prints to displays, stickers, signs, vehicle wraps– All things sign and design. After gaining several years of experience in the industry, the friends decided to resurrect Soapoint Graphics in December 2007. Production began as they worked out of a tiny studio apartment in Downtown Denver.

It wasn’t always sunshine and roses for Soapoint, there were many road blocks and learning curves at the beginning. After a one-year failed partnership with a local events company, they were determined to push on. They focused on their roots of customer service, quality and personality. A heavier demand for vehicle wraps led to the completion of 3M testing in St. Paul, Minnesota and the delivery of the title of 3M Preferred Installer. In 2010 the company began to dedicate more attention to graphic design and marketing.

Fast-forward to 2015, Soapoint is home to 13 employees and the company grossed over 1 million in sales last year. The company is poised for dramatic growth in the creative industry as well as the print & sign industry. The teams meld together to deliver a positive streamlined workflow that simplifies client retail management and meets all environmental and graphic design conception and production. The Soapoint family continues to cling to it’s roots of customer service, quality and personality, creating a genuine, one of a kind experience.

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WE ARE PROUD TO BE 3M CERTIFIED GRAPHICS INSTALLERS

What does this mean?

Not only are we committed to 3M installation procedures, we have proven ourselves. Our employees have passed intensive hands-on and written tests, our warehouse has been approved for meeting certain business requirements, and we have the proper liability insurance. Rest easy, we’re pros.

As a member of the UASG, we are dedicated to their high standards for integrity and installation.