AMA: Helen Rice, Founder / Creative Director at Fuzzco

3 years ago from Helen Rice, Creative Director at Fuzzco

  • Helen RiceHelen Rice, 3 years ago (edited 3 years ago )

    Hi Daniel!

    Thanks so much.

    Every studio strikes this balance differently, and we’ve settled on something that has worked well for us.

    Designers want to work with us so they can work on a broad range of really interesting projects for all kinds of clients. We work with everyone from Google to the sandwich shop around the corner, and everything in between. Many designers working at other studios with less diverse ranges of clients and projects freelance not just to make money but to add this type of diversity of work to their experience.

    This is an environment where our designers get their hands on a ton of projects and in some indirect ways this policy enables us to support working with smaller clients and keeps the work more interesting. As a result everyone here benefits from the variety. We also compensate our designers well, give out performance bonuses and referral compensation, have a strong parental leave policy, and recently initiated a profit sharing plan for everyone in the company.

    The approach has its pros and cons like any other, but we’ve found that the overall balance has worked well.

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