Thanks, Everyone! You Made Us Grateful Creatives On Thanksgiving!
Holy Shit, It’s Thanksgiving Already!?
Whew! Must be all the caffeine, but 2018 just flew by! So today is already one of my favorite holidays of the year. As a confirmed foodie I love Thanksgiving; it must go back to growing up in a big family that ate together. As I anticipate the upcoming gathering and feast I just can’t get in the mood to write about innovative web design, or how to get search engines to like you. Instead I want to focus on giving thanks by explaining why we are Grateful Creatives on Thanksgiving.
I look back on 2018 and stretching back to mid 2017, and the #highlycaffeinated agency has a lot to be grateful for. We established ESPRESSO.digital as an innovative web design agency and in troduced our team to a more global audience. Since late 2016 we have a design presence in Milan, Italy. And our official headquarters will move from Seattle to Sendai, Japan, in late 2018. This is especially exciting for us as it will open an entire new range of opportunities for us across Asia and Eurasia. But don’t you worry; we still plan to service all of our awesome North American clients!
As the holidays approach it is a nice feeling to know that we moved forward together and are ending 2018 on many bright notes. Here are some of the things that make us grateful creatives!
We Are Grateful …
… For Our #Highlycaffeinated Team!
We are not your usual beige and vanilla flavored agency, so our team tends to stand out. Instead we are colorful, bold, #highlycaffeinated and love connecting the digital dots for our clients. As true creatives we create cool stuff, and sometimes we break it and start over to make it better. Our team doesn’t always see eye to eye, but that only makes us push the envelope further. We are pretty awesome as individuals, but as a team we can’t be beat. Every day we get to work on cool stuff. Plus we don’t take ourselves too serious. And that makes us grateful creatives!
… For Being A Top-Rated Agency!
We are super excited that so many professional organizations consider us to be a top-rated mobile-first web design agency and SEO service provider! It means a lot to us here at the highly caffeinated agency that the awesome folks at Clutch.co, UpCity, Top Agency, and Top Dev rank us so highly. Thank you!
… For Awesome Clients!
We came up with innovative solutions to some pretty tricky problems for clients across the world, including national brands, specialty retailers, hotels and restaurants, and professional service providers of all kinds. We never know who will call next. As 2018 draws to a close we are talking to clients from Asia, North America, and Europe about exciting new projects. Having such diverse clients keeps our creative juices flowing, and that makes us grateful creatives.
… For Cool Projects!
No kidding, we are really lucky! We get to work on so many cool projects and initiatives that the whole year just flew by. Getting a new look was big for many brands in 2018, and the projects we were fortunate to work on many cool projects! Starting with the rebuilding of the online presence of a Western Marine Construction Company, a Bellevue Real Estate Appraisal Firm, a Seattle Law Firm and an Air Cargo Handling Equipment Manufacturer from Alaska, we had a busy year.
Add the complete overhaul of design and functionality for Seattle’s Premier Sushi Restaurant and a Custom Furniture Manufacturing Company from Montana, and you really got us hopping. And just before our own departure we even got to build the online presence of The Original State Hotel in Seattle!
… For New Opportunities!
A number of events in 2018 served as the catalyst to take our innovative web design studio to a new level. By refocusing our energies on mobile-first web design and building better user experiences we are embarking on a new adventure. As our highly caffeinated creatives spread out from Asia to Europe we aim to help more clients in more places than ever before. And as we continue to explore new areas in innovative web design we look forward to showcasing some really cool new features and functionality in the new year!
Moving the core of our presence from North America to Asia is a big part of that! As we wrap up an 18 month effort of researching, planning, and executing our move to the northern Japanese city of Sendai we reflect on over 15 years in Seattle. While we will miss certain aspects of that city as innovative web designers we feel it is important to move well beyond your comfort zone every once in a while!
While we will miss some the design and marketing services that were a big part of our creative efforts in the past we are excited about the possibilities opening to us. With our new presence in Asia and Europe we intend to become leaders in mobile-first web design and guide our clients through the blockchain and digital design sphere in 2019 and beyond.
… And For You!
Yes, YOU! And YOU! Plus the two of YOU hiding over there! Hey, and all of you over there! For us one of the coolest things is that we made so many great friends around the corner and across the world. Just the fact that you take the time to visit our site, read our blog, and follow us on social media means a lot to us, thank you! But so many of you do so much more. Having brand advocates to promote our content, regular fans staying in touch, and some cool peeps sharing tips and tricks makes us grateful creatives!
As our team of grateful creatives sits down to spend time with our families for the holiday we will take a break from the digital world. It will help us focus our creative energies even better when we return. For us Thanksgiving is not about pixels and strategies, it is about pie and stuffing. The only uploading you should be doing is on your dinner plate. So we will turn off computers and turn on ovens instead. Instead of messaging we will sit across a table from each other. And “Likes” will involve clinking of glasses much more than clicking buttons.
All of the above makes us really grateful creatives. And all of us wish you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving! Wherever you are and whatever you do we hope that you have things to be thankful for, people to do it with, and lots of great food to share with them. At least that is what us grateful creatives plan to do. And while you do keep in mind that ultimately it is the human connections that ultimately matter much more than the digital ones.
If you do need digital media help for the holidays, don’t worry! Simply reach out and contact us, on Monday! By then the turkey endorphins will have worn off and our grateful creatives will listen to you, answer your questions, and determine the best way for your business to get the mobile-first web design benefits you need for the upcoming holiday season, and beyond. That is one of our specialties, after all! But this weekend we will focus on family and friends. And so should you!
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Happy Thanksgiving from All of Us to All of You! Now Go and Eat!
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By Gregor Schmidt
Co-Founder / Creative Technologist