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We're passionate about creating event experiences. By collaborating with akire productions, you get equal parts creativity, attention to detail, and out of the box solutions. This means we're not event planners, we've experience creators. Want to experience this for your event?


akire productions is a Chicago based boutique production company that creates, designs and produces live, event experiences. Our team works on events of all sizes, large-scale corporate, multi-day conferences, non-profit galas, film screenings, and everything in between. The company was started with a mission that emphasizes people’s connections and experiences. We believe in serving people first. We find opportunities for elevating experiences for genuine connections and lasting effect. We do this by guaranteeing mission driven creative solutions.

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Spirit, Who We Are

We are committed to honorable personal and professional practices which foster an approach to design and storytelling to genuinely relate people to each other and their experiences. By upholding a trustworthy and transparent environment we experience deeper connection and understanding, extending from our internal team, to our partners, and ultimately to your event guest. Culminating in an excellent experience serving the true needs and heart of all involved.

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Mind, How We Think

You, our clients, collaborators, and guests are the reason for our love of storytelling through shared experience. Our foundational purpose, in all we do, is to encourage one another by thoughtfully meeting the needs of the people we serve. Inspiring meaningful and long lasting connections for all involved.

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Body, What We Do

Our industry experience means we dream with you dreams which can be truly captured. By coming alongside you, we will, together, effectively define the needs you have. Once within the box we’ve built, we step outside of it with purpose directed artistry to deliver your needs and dreams into reality.

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At akire productions, collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. We seamlessly integrate with your internal team to craft unparalleled experiences and events. Our commitment is not just as service providers, but as genuine business partners who are wholeheartedly invested in you, your team, and the success of your event. Drawing from diverse backgrounds, the expertise of the akire productions team encompasses every facet of event planning and execution. Proudly women-owned and operated, our ensemble is further enriched by the incredible gentlemen who are integral to our core team.

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Erika Kulovitz

Founder, CEO and Executive Producer

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Emily Miller

Event Manager, Contract Partner

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Ryan Gunnarson

Marketing & Event Coordinator

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Cory Travalena

Motion Graphics & Video Production Partner from Red Tail Creative

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Reiley McClendon

Vice President of Production

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Sommer Gay

Event Manager, Contract Partner

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Laura Brock

Bookkeeper Partner from Abacus Business Partners

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Trent Bynum

Motion Graphic Design Partner from Video Armada

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Samantha Marchetti

Executive Team Assistant & Office Manager

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Amy Kluttz

Event Manager, Contract Partner

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Erik Miller

Brand Design Partner from Erik Miller Design

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