Who We Are
Ellen Winkler is an innovative, multidisciplinary designer, with a knack for curating memorable activations and spaces. Also a mother of three: Georgia, Jagger, and Jett, Ellen is considered one of the founders of experiential design specializing in bringing client vision into reality.
Beginning her career as a civil engineer on large construction projects, her specialities evolved to event management, media production, branding, and messaging with a focus on youth and lifestyle marketing. These building blocks combined with Ellen’s unique perspective have made her the premiere creator of new age millennial-focused spaces.
Her early work represented the likes of Red Bull, Oakley, Audi, Johnston & Murphy and many more. In recent years, she has consulted and executed for premier brands including Comcast, Uber and AMG Bank.
In addition to her work-for-hire projects, Ellen is well-known for her own projects, Battery621 and INDUSTRY Denver. Developing inspiring and collaborative office environments for companies and individuals has led the way nationally in the creation of the new-age workspace.
Born and raised in New York, Ellen is a graduate of Villanova University with a bachelor of science. As community leader, Ellen contributes to a variety of initiatives, including The National Sports Center for the Disabled, The Colorado Neurological Institute and The Listen Foundation.
ULI Colorado Impact Award Winner, Innovation - 2017
Downtown Denver Partnership Presidents Award 2016
Denver Business Journal Thought Leader 2016
Denver Business Journal Business Woman of the Year 2015
Mayor’s Design Award Winner 2015
CBRE Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, Runner Up 2015
Historical Denver Community Preservation Award -2014
Denver Business Journal Power Book Nominee 2014
Denver Business Journal Top 5 Tech Spaces in Colorado 2013
Yahoo Top 10 small business workspaces 2013
Colorado Business Committee for the Arts Workspace of the Year 2012
Number #1 Resort in Hawaii Conde Nast Readers’ Choice Awards 2011
A Marylander by birth, but an outdoor junkie at heart, Ally came to Denver, CO by way of attending the University of Denver. After graduating with a degree in Electronic Media Arts and Design, she found herself working within the Colorado entrepreneurial community and honing her skills in graphic design, experience based design and brand management.
In August of 2016 she was a participant on the Millennial Trains Project, a non-profit that leads millennials on transcontinental train journeys that allows participants to grow as leaders, and advance projects that benefit, serve, and inspire others. Now a part of the Drumbeat team, Ally collaborates as a design associate.
Originating from outside Cincinnati, Ohio, Britney brings an eclectic backbone to the Drumbeat team. Graduating from SCAD with a degree in Interior Design, while also being a 4-year varsity athlete, Britney developed a holistic approach to her work. She’s driven by the big picture, while maintaining attention to detail which cohesively brings her forward as an unbeatable force to see a project through to the finish line.
Post graduation Britney found work as a Design Engineer for a small furniture company outside of Chicago but sought to approach new adventures relocating her here to Denver Colorado. She has never been happier. Commercial furniture, architectural walls, signage, wayfinding and experiential design capture only a small scope of her ability to pursue next level projects and challenges. Britney has found her true niche at Drumbeat as the Strategic Design Lead.
When designing interiors isn’t occupying her time, Britney runs a small woodworking shop out of her garage in Wheat Ridge offering a synergy that allows her creativity to continue to bloom and transpire in the workplace.