Office is a San Francisco-based creative studio that crafts strategies and designs experiences to make things better.
What We Do
We work with leading brands and emerging businesses to clarify their stories and create meaningful experiences that matter to people. This includes brand strategy, visual identities, packaging, advertising, digital experiences, communications and environments. We don’t have a singular, proprietary process; we adapt to the unique needs, work processes and internal cultures of each client. But we find the most successful (and fun) relationships are truly collaborative. And the very best work is created together. In 2014, Office was awarded the Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt National Design Award to honor lasting achievement in American design and recognize excellence, innovation and enhancement of the quality of life. The Office team was honored by First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House.
Over the past 10+ years, we’ve been fortunate to help build brands we believe in. Whether a global Fortune 100 company or Silicon Valley start-up, for us, it’s about the organization’s potential and the client’s courage to differentiate through design. Some of our partners, past and present, include:
Office is located in the vibrant and almost always sunny Mission District of San Francisco, in what used to be a window factory. Our team of experienced strategists, designers, writers and account directors are intensely curious and passionate about designing better experiences. Being a small studio keeps us collaborative, fast, flexible and creative. It helps us build close, long-term partnerships with our clients. And it allows our core leadership team to be involved in every project we take on.
Jill Robertson / President
Jill leads our strategy engagements, to help our clients make a positive impact. She gets excited about framing ideas, reframing conversations and drinking iced chai.
- Inspired by her twin boys, co-founded Wee Society to spark little imaginations.
- Used to be communications director and speechwriter for the CEO of Gap Inc.
- Was raised in rural Iowa (home to Albert, the world’s largest bull).
Jason Schulte / Founder & Creative Director
Jason helps our team create differentiated work that emotionally resonates with people.
- Has received lots of design awards, including this one. Keeps them all in the bathroom.
- Brings Elvis with him to work every day.
- Grew up in Green Mountain, Iowa (where there’s no mountain).
Rob Alexander / Creative Director
Rob subscribes to Dieter Rams’ mantra, “less, but better.” He starts with a million ideas, then relentlessly edits to find the simplest way to tell the client’s story.
- Favorite pirate-related project (so far).
- Dad to Finn, who is also a crazy-talented illustrator.
- Never, ever gets flustered. No matter how hard we try.
Emily Bolls / Strategist
Emily has 15+ years experience developing consumer-inspired marketing and communications strategies. Clients appreciate her clarity, candor and ability to lead productive discussions in record time.
- Started her career as a writer and editor for business and tech magazines.
- As stroke seat on her crew team, she set the pace and rhythm for the boat. Same goes for her projects.
- Awarded “most fun to be around” in her 8th grade yearbook.
Cindy Wu / Account Director
Cindy makes sure we get things done. She completely gets the creative process. And she never, ever misses a deadline.
- Leads large-scale global projects for P&G, PepsiCo and others.
- Does obstacle racing.
- Passionate about organization, clarity and snacks.
We hire exceptional design thinkers and doers from all disciplines. If you think Office could be your dream job, tell us why at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We're looking for an experienced senior-level graphic designer to join our San Francisco-based team.
The ideal candidate is passionate about making things better through design. You’re curious about culture, consumers and brands. You thrive in a collaborative environment. You’re committed to quality and craft. And you’re incredibly versatile — energized by working on a big range of projects. Also must love dogs.
Must also have:
- A positive attitude and good sense of humor.
- At least 7 years of creative agency experience creating impressive branding work.
- Crazy-impressive portfolio of design work across UX, identity, packaging, retail/environments, and advertising — from concepts to guidelines.
- Strong strategic instincts and communication skills.
- Passions outside of work that make lunch conversations more interesting.
- Bachelor's degree.
- The ideal candidate is passionate about the art and detail of design, gets brand strategy and storytelling, and thrives in a collaborative environment. Must love dogs.
Must also have:
- Relevant work experience.
- Impressive portfolio of design work across identity, packaging, digital, retail/environments, and advertising. Experience in After Effects is a huge plus.
- Strong strategic instincts and sense of curiosity.
- Desire to work on a wide range of projects.
- Willingness to dive in to help on both administratively boring and creatively exciting stuff.
- Passions outside work that make lunch conversations more interesting.
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eBay Box wins CLIO
The eBay Box was awarded the prestigious silver CLIO award for design excellence. “Making the CLIO Awards Shortlist is a massive compliment and achievement for individuals in this evolving industry,” said Nicole Purcell, Executive Director, CLIO Awards. “In today’s media landscape, creative professionals have to work harder to engage people, and this year’s Shortlist really reflects the most innovative work we have seen to date.” As part of a pilot program to encourage greener shipping, eBay distributed 100,000 boxes to its top sellers, with the idea that they'd be passed along and re-used. Office designed the box with friendly illustrations that emphasize the potential benefits: If the boxes are used five times, it saves 4,000 trees, 2.4 million gallons of water, and enough energy to power 49 homes for a year. Each box is made with 100 percent recycled content, printed with water-based inks, and made to require a minimal amount of tape. And when the box reaches the end of its useful shipping life, recycling is encouraged. From the box’s fine print: “Don’t worry, it will come back as something nice, like a birthday card or movie theater popcorn bag.”