One more month has passed, and we had a good dose of reflection about client management, learning to say “no”, among other topics that give us headaches but make us grow and be more effective.
Our main goal as a creative studio is to add value to our clients, make them grow, rose, but what if they don’t understand what we mean, or don’t even want to listen? …
In this month’s meeting, we came back to the question of defining better who and where we want to be. It’s still hard for us answering the question of who are we. While we were discussing several ideas and positions, the word different (or the expression “to do things differently”) came up repeatedly. And after saying it a lot, we began to realize that we were creating so many high expectations that were never reached, and wondering whether in fact being different was that important for us at this time. Inevitably, one day we want to make a difference, but what does it take to achieve this? Does the customer seek us to have things done well or to have them done differently? …
After this last month, we have news for you… we have become three!
Throughout our work, we have noticed that our predisposition and taste for graphic design has been changing. To fill in this gap, it was necessary to find a third partner, passionate and motivated to do so.
Throughout this journey, we have been exploring different processes and areas of design. Our growth in a technical level has been slow, we have a lack of different visions and ways of thinking to create moments of discussion, and motivation has not been on a constant level.
This way, we hope that Marta, now a part of 96S, will help us fill in some of our shortcomings, bring us new opinions and a fresh vision in order to encourage more discussions. …
Our monthly meeting to write our reflection went a bit differently. We started in on a Friday, but went on to have a full of activities weekend on a multimedia event, so we only finished it on the next Monday. It was actually good for us because we applied everything we learned in those days to our own case, so when we sat down to write it down we had a lot to think about.
Last month’s reflection was a turning point for us, as it made us think about the whole year and about all the things we wanted to improve. This time we are thinking a bit differently, and we want to be more specific and objective in what we need to discuss and what needs improvement.
This past month we worked on a branding project, which we loved to do, not only for the project itself but because we truly believe in the idea behind it. …
So, back in the last day of 2018 we decided it was a good idea to meet and discuss our first year as a studio, to actually look at our process and progress, to see what worked and what definitely didn’t, and to plan our next year.
We looked back to how we started, all those initial months until we got the first clients, and what to do to keep growing and get our dream projects.
We had prepared for this meeting, each of us creating a list of things that hadn’t worked so well, how to work on them or cut them, and ideas for growth and evolution. …
As you probably have never heard of us, here is a brief presentation of how we got here. We hope you find some use in reading our journal entries because we sure do in writing them! Here we go:
About 8 months ago we realized we weren’t happy with where we were in our lives. We were stuck and didn’t feel accomplished at all, so we decided to take the step forward and start our own project. Something that would truly fulfill us, something that would allow us to live our dream life, doing what we love. What so many dream, but fewer actually do. …
Fora d’Horas is an online store which allows clients to order supermarket products and cooked meals during nighttime.
This service allows the user to receive grocery, pharmacy, kiosk, or even ready-made meals at home. Online, besides being able to make orders at a “weird” time, the user can also access the information about each product and explore the menus of the partner restaurants.
1. Hard Usability
2. Lack of identity
3. Outdated Design