What is collaboration?
All agencies say they’re collaborative. Some are.
Every agency will ask insightful questions, show their work, solicit revisions. Every agency will listen and react. Every agency will try their best to keep you happy. This is client services. This is cooperation. It’s the basis of commerce.
We do these things, too. There will be stakeholder interviews, a brief, a workshop, wireframes, mock-ups, tech assessments, etc etc. Not necessarily in that order. We will make things. But so will you.
You're not going to lie back on the couch and tell us your ills—you’re going to solve them with us.
We stand for mutual co-creation, not just cooperation.
We like design to be tactile. Our on-site kickoff and workshops are purposeful. We’ll map journeys and taxonomies. We’ll move things around. We’ll be out of our chairs. We’ll sketch and discuss.
We’ll share our work and put you to task, because the only chance an ordered system has to make it in design-for-hire is if it has two parents. Agencies that merely cooperate are insular. They repeat themselves. Their work replicates like a single-cell organism. They all just look the same.
The only chance for evolution—of ideas, of design, of technology—the only chance for innovation, is to mix our knowledge with yours.
Let’s make a mutt.