Before I check out for a nice holiday break and head off to spend time with family, I want to take a moment to express thanks to our SmallBox family.
I'm grateful for...
Pictured: Dick from American College of Sports Medicine, with 'Boxers Jenny and Drew; Dan, Nick and Sarah with Mitchell and Arlene from Performance Services.
...our clients, who extend us an enormous amount of trust (& are fun to work with too!)
I've been on the other side, and I know hiring an agency is like a real-world trust fall with big implications. This year, we helped clients find their core values, their voice. We helped lay the foundation for 5-year strategic plans. We designed brands and websites that will serve our partners for many years to come. I'm so thankful that we get this opportunity to do meaningful work. That we have fun while we work side by side makes it all even better.
Pictured: Sarah working on a rebrand for Sedona Learning Solutions; Neil sketching ideas for Becker Landscaping.
...a team who inspires me every day.
I know I'm biased, but it's pretty cool to work alongside some of the most creative people I've ever known, all under one roof. It constantly pushes me to up my game. This year especially I noticed our team experimenting with our process and inventing new collaborative exercises. I can't wait to see what 2015 brings after all we've learned and accomplished this year.
Pictured: Elizabeth shoots at Joe in the epic 24 Hour Web Project Nerf War; Lydia and I channeling the Unicorn of Meaning at the Think Kit launch party.
...and finally, a culture that let's us play hard too.
As you can see, we take having fun seriously. Thanks to the team for all of the laughs this year.
Cheers to what's ahead in 2015!
Today's prompt: "A Dash Of Thanks. What are you thankful for? Maybe it's from this year – or maybe it's something in your past that resonated with you recently. And – we hold people, places, and things in equal regard: a sense of gratefulness can take many forms."