Small organizations hold a special place in our heart, and we love nothing more than seeing them succeed. As a small organization, you posses a level of autonomy and agility that is ripe for bold, brave moves, and we want to help you define your vision then make it a reality by leveraging the power of design thinking.
What we believe
We’re driven by a few core principles. You’ll be a great fit for us if you share these values.
Design is a business asset
We believe design is about strategic planning and execution, not decoration. Design thinking is vital to building an extraordinary organization, so we only work with those who understand the business value of design and are willing to make an investment in it for the long-term good of their company.
Design is strategic
We believe in engineering each component of your customer's experience to reinforce your organization's purpose and brand reputation. Our work is highly customized, and every decision is made based on your goals and customer needs, rather than personal opinion.
Boldness trumps blandness
We believe that it’s impossible to grow into a strong organization in today's over-saturated market without committing to be different. You simply can’t be everything to everyone, so our team will challenge you to take a stand in order to find your true fans.
Communication is critical
We believe in listening intently to your input, setting correct expectations and being rock-solid reliable. Our team takes the time to communicate with you clearly and frequently throughout your project so you always understand the plan.
The devil is in the details
We believe even the smallest details can enforce or erode your brand image. Seemingly insignificant choices like paper stock or wording are actually quite significant and can make or break your relationship with a customer. We avoid taking shortcuts that could result in long-term losses.
Assume the best in one-another
We believe mutual trust is critical to each of our relationships and the project’s success. Good work can’t come from doubt and distrust, so our team goes into each new project assuming the best about our clients and expects the same from them in return.
There's purpose in the process
We believe that our most strategic and effective work comes out of a carefully-planned process. Strong Design’s process has been created to help us discover, define and develop the right strategy and tactics for your project. If you want the best results, skipping steps isn't an option.
Say what you're thinking
We believe in saying what you see. Assumptions often lead to unmet expectations and misunderstandings, so when in doubt, we simply speak up and love it when our clients do too. Spelling everything out and asking for clarification when needed helps us create the best final product and relationship with your team.