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Inside the 'Box

We built our team and culture over time, fueled by freedom, creativity and a drive to do good in our community. Every ‘Boxer adds their own flair to the living, breathing fuzzy thing that is SmallBox. How we think, how we interact, how we live out our core values, and what each team member brings to the mix all adds up to our culture.  

Some of our culture has been in our DNA from the beginning, thanks to our oldest pet-project, Musical Family Tree. Later we started the 24 Hour Web Project which led to other "cultural institutions." These institutions have become our "holidays," and along with our regular Monday lunches, Beer Fridays and monthly knowledge sharing events, these happenings create a rhythm for our business. In the end, our collective voices, the causes we champion and the institutions we create all shape who we are.

“We've seen it time and again, when we envision something like Factory Week or Nice Grants, our team will rise to that occasion, make it amazing and then some. Each of our institutions helps shape who we are.”
- Sara McGuyer, Chief Culture Officer

No matter the institution, all of the ideas originated with a SmallBox team member and have become an intricate part of the story of SmallBox. Our CEO Jeb Banner says that the stories of a brand come from compelling ideas – and ideas are compelling because they have a purpose.

What's it like, being a 'Boxer?

Our team is full of curious types, thinkers and doers who are driven to blend work and play. We work hard, but have fun too. We have declared freedom for all 'Boxers. That means freedom in scheduling and unlimited vacation too.  We believe in celebrating the goodness of the week, usually on Friday afternoons in Beer Friday form.

How do we know who fits well with our culture? It’s an energy thing. Are you passionate about life? Do you challenge yourself? Résumés are important, but we want to know what people have learned from life.

Want to join the 'Box? Say hello:


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  • Factory Week
    Our company-wide, creative sabbatical.
  • Sara McGuyer

    Sara McGuyer

    Chief Culture Officer

  • Lydia Lodovisi

    Lydia Lodovisi

    Design Director

  • Niced with King Cake by @teresatatum!
    Niced with King Cake by @teresatatum!
  • 24-Hour Web Project
    Who doesn't like a good all-nighter once in a while?
  • Nice Grants
    No-strings-attached good idea grants for Indy.
  • Sarah Herbert

    Sarah Herbert


  • Leigh Marino

    Leigh Marino

    Creative Director

  • MmmBeer-4c
  • ThinkKit
    You can blog. We believe in you.
  • Jenny Anderson

    Jenny Anderson

    Marketing Director

  • Abby Schoonveld

    Abby Schoonveld

    Office Manager

  • 4 - Embrace the Shoe Five