Insights, studio events, and announcements from the team at thirteen23.
Our studio has always emphasized the importance of building connections and culture, often in the form of full-team outings and celebrations. But after two years of virtual events, Zoom meetings, and new team additions, we were long overdue for some in-person reconnection.
Bringing our team together to create a brand language that reflects who we are and what matters to us
In 2020's swift transition home, we found ourselves tackling a new-to-us issue: how do we maintain the seamless collaboration we’re used to, with our teams and our clients, when we can’t be in the same physical space?
In our studio, it’s not uncommon for designers to get super invested in the problems they’re trying to solve, often for months at a time. While this type of dedication is rewarding, at the end of a project it can lead to designers feeling a bit burned out and removed from their teammates working on other engagements.
When I came back to thirteen23 after hiking the PCT, I immediately jumped into managing our design team while we looked for a new Creative Director. While it was an exciting challenge and a welcome change from the challenges of…finding water and avoiding forest animals, once I got back into the office I realized I had some work ahead of me.
Setting standards within our design systems