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
Design collaboration from afar
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?
TGI(D)F: Bringing Design Friday to our team
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.
Running your best 1:1s
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.