Office is a San Francisco-based creative studio that crafts strategies and designs experiences to make things better.

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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.

Our Clients

Over the past 13 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:

Our Studio

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.

Leadership

Jill Robertson / President

Jill leads our strategy engagements and helps our clients make a positive impact. She gets excited about imaginative ideas, clarity and iced chai.

  • Used to be a speechwriter. Today she writes brand stories for her clients, and bedtime stories for her twin boys.
  • Co-founded Wee Society, a kids’ brand that aims to spark creativity and encourage kindness.
  • 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 / Operations & 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.
Reva Parness / Account Director

Reva has more than 13 years experience exceeding her clients’ expectations. Don’t be fooled by her relaxed vibe – she never misses a detail.

  • Has led Office’s engagements with Whole Foods, Google, Fisher-Price and 826 Valencia.
  • Into interior design, photography and tillandsias.
  • Grew up in Los Angeles, where she may or may not have worked as the personal assistant to Mrs G. from The Facts of Life.
Careers

09.13.2012

Wee Society hearts happy design

Today Wee Society, a new brand of kids products created by the folks behind Office, launched its website and series of art prints. “We’re moms, dads, designers and writers. And we wanted to create stories and characters for our kids,” says Jill Robertson, Wee Society co-founder and mom of twin toddlers. “Wee Society products are about happy design that grown-ups appreciate, but they’re unquestionably for kids.” Wee Society’s first line of products introduce the Wee Alphas — a quirky crew of 26 illustrated animals with a letter of the alphabet hidden in each one. Alexander the Angelfish, Biki the Buffalo, and their furry, feathered or finned friends, appear in a series of art prints — including a limited edition 13-color screen print, a smaller offset print and a personalized custom print that includes your child's name along with a silly (or somewhat more serious) statement. All prints are available now in the shop at weesociety.com. The Wee Alphas are also featured in an iPad learning app for preschoolers, which was selected and featured by Apple as “New and Noteworthy” in the education category. Funny rhymes and surprising animations entertain preschoolers as they find the hidden ABCs and practice drawing their own “special letter” on a sketch pad. Wee Society collaborated with indie rock band Rabbit! on sound effects and music that kids love, and parents won't mind listening to again and again. Wee Alphas is now available in the Apple App Store. Office designed Wee Society’s brand identity, website and products. “The brand is about playful, colorful experiences that bring kids and their parents closer together,” says Rob Alexander, creative director, Office. “And we’re hoping for a few giggles.” More details and images are available at weesociety.com.

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