Art & Art History: Banks wilson
Growing an Agency
Upon graduating from UNC Charlotte in 2001, Banks Wilson went to work as a junior designer at a local advertising agency. Within a few months, he knew he wanted to strike out on his own. He developed a business plan, found an office building that allowed him to trade design work for office space, and in 2002 founded his own company, StudioBanks. He was the only employee. Sixteen years later, StudioBanks has become UNION, an award-winning digital marketing agency in Charlotte with 60 employees—from designers and programmers to account strategists and data analysts.