Experimenting, Learning & Collaborating
We have officially launched our first ever “LABS” day at Jackrabbit Design. The idea is that we set aside time specifically for cultivating our company’s creativity through team collaboration, experimenting, and learning. Our plan is to devote 4 solid hours to this concept on Fridays, every few weeks, all year long and to really make it a part of our culture!
In a company filled with creatives that produce phenomenal designs, and developers that appear to be able to make the Web do anything they want it to, there is a lot of talent going on here. Jackrabbit LABS is a way to fuel that talent. All employees have a chance to spend that time doing whatever it takes to achieve this – from collaborating with a team member on a project, presenting new things to the team, holding a roundtable to learn from a past project, sharing inspiration, learning a new program, developing something in a new way – basically anything that can help us get better as individuals and as a team.
For example, a couple of our graphic designers attended the HOW Design Conference back in June. Lynn and Chris A. both had a great time and were able enjoy creative inspiration bliss at the event. But the best part? When they returned to the office, they spent time sharing what they learned with the whole team during a LABS day. We all got a glimpse of the conference highlights and learned from their experience. They even created cool pieces to help facilitate the conversation with the team:
Basically, Labs is awesome, because you never know what might happen. It’s great having everyone collaborate and learn new things, which keeps us all in tip-top shape – for our own benefit and our clients!