Recognition

Career Growth: New Opportunities to Learn

 

"I have seen myself grow into a management position where I can mentor others."

If you're looking for a range of opportunities, you'll find them at projekt202, says Creative Director, UX Mike Townson:

projekt202's Mike Townson, Creative Director, UX
projekt202's Mike Townson, Creative Director, UX

Over the four years I have worked at projekt202, I've learned a lot, thanks to the ability to work on multiple client projects in many different industries. I have been involved in rigorous research activities and design sessions of complex software systems, educated Fortune 50 companies on the value of research and UX to get the job done right the first time, and worked alongside brilliant development teams, watching my designs come to fruition.

Along with all those opportunities, I have had the chance to move to another city and start a new life in a new office, yet with the same great company.

One of the things I have learned through my four-year career is that "you won't know the answer unless you ask" and "you can always learn something new."

Mike's passion for podcasting has enabled projekt202 to share its stories in another medium. projekt202 Chairman and CEO David Lancashire joined Mike for a recent podcast interview.
Mike's passion for podcasting has enabled projekt202 to share its stories in another medium. projekt202 Chairman and CEO David Lancashire joined Mike for a recent podcast interview.

Ready for something new? See our opportunities in Seattle, Austin and Dallas.

Career Growth: Design Your Opportunities at projekt202

 

"I fully believe leaders aren't chosen -- they're made. projekt202 presents a lot of opportunities and you just have to be willing and persistent enough to go get them."

One of the many perks of working at projekt202 is the ongoing opportunity for advancement. Employees aren't boxed into specific roles; in fact, team members are encouraged to embrace their professional passions and think outside the box when it comes to their career paths and roles.

Senior UX Designer Lan Nguyen shared the career development opportunities she's found at projekt202:

When I started, I was told that I would be given a lot of autonomy, which still holds true today. I've been encouraged to take on more responsibility outside my job title.

projekt202 has been very encouraging for me. I am in two mentorship programs: one with projekt202 leadership and one with (Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer) Peter Eckert, who works specifically with the UX team.

I've been able to grow very fast and far in the 15 months that I've been with the company. It's really all about what you want to do and the impact you'd like to make.

Do you have designs on a new career? See our current opportunities in Seattle, Austin and Dallas.

Career Growth: projekt202's Roadmap for Personal and Professional Success

 

"Engagement. Opportunities. Advancement. Those are three motivational differences that set projekt202 apart."

These significant characteristics have made projekt202 the employer of choice for Solutions Architect Reggie Samuel and our team of talented, dedicated professionals. Reggie shared the ways that projekt202 stands out:

In my nearly three years with projekt202, I have experienced unique opportunities that have grown me professionally and personally. Beginning as a Senior Developer and having since been promoted to Architect, where I now manage a small group of Developers, I have had the opportunity to hone my communication skills and succinctly relate our vision to my team.

projekt202 has a well-laid-out roadmap for its employees to develop their skill sets and build knowledge for career advancement, be engaged in the work they perform, and receive incentives for outstanding employee performance.

With projekt202's Martin Bliss and Karen King, Reggie discussed his work during a recent Career Day in Mesquite.
With projekt202's Martin Bliss and Karen King, Reggie discussed his work during a recent Career Day in Mesquite.

Map out your career as part of the projekt202 team. See our current opportunities in Seattle, Austin and Dallas.

2016 Party, Part 4: Rockin' the House of Blues

The 2016 all-staff party ended on a great note -- several great notes, in fact. Members of the projekt202 team stepped into the spotlight to share their musical talents at the after-party jam session.

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Thanks to everyone who joined us for the festivities at the House of Blues and to everyone who has been part of our journey.

2016 Party, Part 1: Red Carpet Arrivals

2016 Party, Part 2: Let the Festivities Begin

2016 Party, Part 3: The Award Goes to ...

2016 Party, Part 3: The Award Goes to ...

12615387_945432932178344_7290576426712965364_oAs the party continued, it came time for projekt202 CEO and Chairman David Lancashire and Chief Experience Officer and Co-Founder Peter Eckert to take the stage for award presentations. The duo recognized employees for outstanding achievements across the full spectrum of projekt202's services and toasted to a successful year ahead.

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2016 Party, Part 2: Let the Festivities Begin

The festivities were red-hot in the House of Blues. With plenty of delicious food (seriously, the bacon-wrapped dates were heavenly), flowing cocktails and equally flowing conversations, projekt202's annual party was well underway.

Emerald City set the mood and got partygoers jazzed up. Named "Entertainers of the Year" by the Dallas Morning News and D Magazine, Emerald City is renowned for its sound as one of the best live party bands in Dallas.

Naturally, it wasn't long before the projekt202 team decided to show off some sweet moves on the dance floor.

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2016 Party, Part 1: Red Carpet Arrivals

projekt202 launched 2016 on a stylish note over the weekend.This year’s all-staff party was held at the House of Blues in downtown Dallas. The projekt202 team united to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year and look ahead to continued success in 2016.

It was also a time to thank and recognize spouses, partners, family members and significant others. Their support makes a positive impact in propelling the projekt202 team's work.

Before the main festivities, attendees took a stroll down the red carpet. Enjoy this look at some of the talented, fabulous folks who make projekt202 such a fun place to work.

projekt202 Named Among Dallas Business Journal’s Best Places to Work 2015 Honorees

DALLAS–projekt202, the world leader in experience-driven application development, is also leading the Metroplex as one of the Best Places to Work in 2015 having been listed in the Dallas Business Journal’s latest list of honorees.

“The culture we’ve built here is positively infectious,” said Jeremy Johnson, Director of User Experience. “It’s wonderful to find a place that helps you grow in your craft, values your time, and is just genuinely a great place to work. You really feel like you’re sharing in the success of the organization.”

In order to participate, projekt202 employees were anonymously asked questions about work/life balance, training, opportunities for advancement, overall enjoyment at the workplace, and more. The Dallas Business Journal then made its determination regarding companies to include in this year’s awards.

As Forbes magazine has recently reported, it’s not enough for companies to simply provide a job that someone will fill. With a multitude of opportunities in the market, from crowdfunded startups to freelance platforms for contract workers, organizations are looking to appeal to talented people more and more.

“People appreciate the work environment we have created, and we’re able to attract a diverse group of people here, from a variety of personal and professional backgrounds,” said Russ Bair, projekt202’s General Manager. “That’s one of the things that makes us great. We’ve added 40 new people across the company since the beginning of the year and have several more new hires planned throughout 2015.”

As a company that designs, develops and builds software with people at the center of its methodology, projekt202 also focuses on creating better experiences within its workplace, where employees enjoy a great environment, a fun atmosphere, and a leadership team focused on helping people reach their potential.

“We are honored to be recognized by the Dallas Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work for 2015,” said Karen King, Director of Talent Management. “Our talented people are what makes our workplace special, and we are thrilled to be receiving this award.”

The Dallas Business Journal will honor projekt202 and other companies at its awards luncheon on June 25, 2015. This year marks the thirteenth year that the Dallas Business Journal will honor local companies with its Best Places to Work awards.

About projekt202

projekt202 is the world leader in applying design research to the development of mobile, cloud, web and workplace software. The company is actively changing the way people interact with technology around the world. Recognized for setting the standard for the way modern businesses develop software, projekt202 builds emotionally rich and intuitive solutions that enable customers and end users to access the full potential of technology in today’s connected world.

projekt202 has spent more than a decade creating and bringing to market compelling experiences through experience strategy and design research, interaction and visual design, application development, and digital marketing. Clients include Samsung, eBay, PepsiCo, Neiman Marcus, PayPal, Mercedes-Benz, Southwest Airlines, and more. For more information, visit www.projekt202.com or find us on Twitter, @projekt202.

projekt202 Named 161 on Inc. 500 List

Research-Driven Design Process for Application Development Drives Outstanding Growth of over 2,400%

DALLAS, TEXAS – OCTOBER 17, 2013 projekt202, a design-led technology services firm, today announced that they were the recipient of two prestigious awards that recognize today’s fastest-growing companies. Inc. magazine ranked projekt202 No. 161 on its annual Inc. 500 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies and the Metroplex Technology Business Council ranked projekt202 No. 3 on its annual Fast Tech Award list of fastest-growing technology companies.

This marks the third-consecutive year that projekt202 has been named to the Inc. 500|5000 list, with an outstanding, 3-year growth rate of 2,436%. In addition to awards recognizing the company’s fast growth, projekt202’s unique process and blend of services have been recognized by a leading analyst firm. In their 2012 report to CIOs, they stated, “The perspective and processes projekt202 is focusing on and perfecting will, over time, become standard operating procedure for any application development project.”

“Over the past 10 years, we have refined a methodology for creating delightful user experiences that eliminates much of the wasted spend on software development,” said David Lancashire, Chairman & CEO of projekt202. “By observing people in their everyday environments, we are able to uncover the reality of their needs and desires. In turn, this allows us to incorporate these new found ‘truths’ into our solutions – whether they be on the web, a smart phone, or in the workplace.”

projekt202’s other significant rankings on the Inc. 500 list include being named No. 15 of the Top 100 Software Companies and No. 20 of the Top 100 companies in Texas.

“We are delighted that what we have worked so hard to perfect – our blend of generative research, user experience design, and technology development – is now gaining visibility on a global stage,” said Peter Eckert, Chief Experience Officer of projekt202.

About projekt202

projekt202 is the world leader in applying strategic design research to spark innovation. The company is actively changing the way people interact with technology around the world. Recognized as an innovative and impactful vendor in application development, projekt202 creates emotionally rich and intuitive solutions that enable customers and end-users to access the full potential of technology in today’s connected world.

projekt202 helps to create and bring to market compelling experiences through design research, interaction & visual design, application development, and digital marketing. Clients include Expedia, Microsoft, Samsung, Charles Schwab, NFL, PayPal, Pier1 Imports, and more. For more information, visit www.projekt202.comor find us on twitter, @projekt202.

projekt202′s Focus on User Experience Validated by Dallas 100™ Award

DALLAS — DECEMBER 20, 2012 -- projekt202, a design-led technology services firm, announced today that they were the recipient of the Dallas 100™ Award presented by Southern Methodist University’s Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship. The company achieved an outstanding average growth rate of 229% over the past three years. As a result, projekt202 was named the thirteenth fastest growing privately held company in Dallas for 2012.

“The key to our extraordinary growth has been our commitment to user-centered technology innovation and disruption,” said Keith Jacobs, CEO of projekt202. “Our key differentiator is our ability to help companies bring innovation to their product and service lines and team with them to take those offerings and innovations to market. Our unique blend of design research with user-centered design, development, and online marketing services enables us to deliver on that promise. It has been really great to see that validated by our customers.”

According to forecasts released by Cisco, there will be over 10 billion mobile-connected devices by 2016, with the average smartphone generating 2.6 GB of traffic per month, up from the 2011 average of 150 MB per month. As a result, businesses and consumers are becoming more connected than ever. With this increased connectivity, it becomes critical for a company’s digital presence to be responsive to how their customers and users connect to the company’s information. projekt202 is well-positioned to help companies in this regard whether the device is a desktop computer, a tablet, a smartphone, or an embedded system.

“It’s imperative that companies think about all of the different ways that their customers access information about a company’s products and services,” explained Peter Eckert, Chief Experience Officer of projekt202. “Real-time, context-driven responsive user experiences are now a real possibility. Our goal is to help companies move quickly in that direction.”

The Dallas 100™ Awards is an annual event that identifies and honors the 100 fastest growing, privately held companies in the Dallas area with at least three-year of sales history with continuous, exponential growth.

About projekt202

projekt202 is the world leader in applying strategic design research to spark innovation. The company is actively changing the way people interact with technology around the globe. Recognized by Gartner as an innovative and impactful vendor in application development, projekt202 creates emotionally rich and intuitive solutions that enable customers and end-users to access the full–potential of technology in our connected world.

projekt202 helps to create and bring to market compelling experiences through design research, interaction and visual design, application development, and digital marketing. Clients include Samsung, Charles Schwab, Expedia, NFL, PayPal, Pier1 imports, and more. For more information, visit www.projekt202.com or find us on Twitter, @projekt202.