With a life mission to create exceptional experience Dave founded interactive design firm metajive in 1999. Focused on collaborating with his clients and team Dave is always looking for new opportunities to disrupt. When Dave isn’t working he’s trying to catch a few waves.
Ueno founder Haraldur Thorleifsson shares why the company promotes employees based on how they collaborate, why his company speaks its mind on social and cultural issues, and how they got into the content creation business.
James Freeman started Blue Bottle Coffee as a side hustle and the company has grown from a single espresso cart to 40 locations around the world today. In this interview, he discusses how he used negative space to create a signature design aesthetic, how Blue Bottle carved out its own space in a crowded industry, and how his previous career as a musician influenced his approach to business.
Like so many creatives, I learned how to build a business while building my business.
Calling itself a “modern partner to ambitious brands,” the agency has dropped the word "digital" from its list of attributes in a move aimed at putting the limiting and, in its opinion, now obsolete definition of digital agency behind it.
A-Trak and Nick "Catchdubs" Barat, DJs and founders of Brooklyn record label Fool's Gold, talk to 99U about their 10 years in the music business as friends and partners, their new brick-and-mortar retail store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and why going out on a limb for something you love makes it all worth it – even if that thing never achieves critical acclaim.
The company's principal creative director on how the small-team model works inside a big company with such a global reach and why the team's ultimate goal is bona fide, possibly-quantifiable user love.
Over the last 10 years, Alex Center has experienced firsthand how the sheer size of a corporation like Coke impacts the design process — something he is able to contrast with his days at vitaminwater before its acquisition by the beverage giant.
Design in the most classic sense is a potent business strategy, says Firstborn executive creative director Dave Snyder. Here's how he and his team help brands like Pepsi, Mountain Dew, and Jet.com reposition themselves through good business solutions that are equally beautiful.