WHAT IT MEANS TO

WORK WITH US

 

We know it’s a big deal to choose a partner to work with. Why should you choose Running Robots? Well, apart from a knack for creating extraordinary results for our clients, we also like to have fun along the way – it simply enhances the work we do together. Your first talk with us is always free and includes decent coffee.

“THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THE HAPPY”

Once work starts

The Actual Process

1 - Hello

We prefer to start our relationship by meeting you in person.

Coffee, hopefully a bit of sun, and an hour or two with you will give us a good understanding of each other and the project at hand. It also enables us to follow up with a quote or a recommendation on how to proceed.

This first meeting is free.

2 - Perspective

We need to understand the problem before we can begin to think about solutions. Before we jump into production, we make sure that we have understood everything correctly – and that we are coming from the right perspective to deliver a solution. Initial research, maybe some fieldwork and perhaps a workshop with you are the most common ways of getting the perspective we need. Taking the time to get it right at this stage will save countless hours (and lots of money!) later in the project.

3 - Production

This part is, well, production. We get the stuff done, and get it out there. Once the project goals are clear and both our teams are onboard, we begin to execute the plans we’ve agreed on – bringing craftsmanship to the table, shaping your brand’s new reality. We always insist that the results be launched in as small increments as possible, in order to collect real user feedback at an early stage.

4 - Evaluation

Is it working? This is a daunting question and many often avoid asking it, because they are afraid of the answer. We’re not. Success comes only after continual evaluation of what works and what doesn’t. Let’s have the guts to be honest with ourselves and be willing to quickly change tactics if that’s what it takes to achieve results.

5 - Loop

The best decisions are made based on insight. That’s why a good design process must loop back and forth between strategic evaluation and production. It’s called an agile process – as opposed to a more linear waterfall approach…

WHAT TO EXPECT

Hiring Us

When you hire us, you’re hiring a team of opinionated, passionate designers, developers, and conceptual producers. Even though we talk a lot about strategy, process, approach and such, everything we do is rooted in a deep urge to produce something of value. To execute. To create results.

We’re not desperate to take just any customer, and we’re not driven by a demand for ever-increasing profits. We are here to pursue our passion, and that means an honest and straightforward collaboration with you. If our company personalities click, we’ll continue working together. If not, that’s okay too.

TRUST YOUR GUT FEELING

You’ve noticed, right: We have an eclectic mix of clients and industries. That’s because our skills with design work equally well across the spectrum – and because we believe that the best collaborations happen between people who understand each other and share a common set of values and goals. So far, our clients have tended to come from the world of culture, art, fashion, and NGO’s. But that’s just our track record. Feel free to challenge us with something new.