Although we are a Chicago-based design firm, Doejo has employees working out of New York and LA. This geographically dispersed team has one thing in common: they all work out of unique co-working spaces that provide daily inspiration.
For us, co-working spaces do more than just inspire: they ignite connections with industry experts and startup visionaries while immersing our employees into an exciting community of like-minded entrepreneurs.
Here we explore the inspiring environments Doejoers across the country inhabit and the perks of each stimulating co-working space:
Kristina, a creative director and designer for Doejo, works out of Studiomates in Brooklyn, New York. A major hub of all things tech, Studiomates is a collaborative workspace for designers, illustrators, bloggers, writers and developers run by Tina Roth Eisenberg, the founder of Creative Mornings and design blog SwissMiss. You can read more about Kristina’s experience at Studiomates here.
Beth, accomplished comedian (and former client) who recently joined the Doejo team, works out of io/LA, a curated co-work space and accelerator in the heart of Hollywood, California. Across the street from Jimmy Kimmel’s theater, io/LA has a heavy hand in the entertainment industry. The facilities offer 24-hour access to more than 200 desks, state-of-the-art printing stations, a kitchen and a cafe.
Ziad, a project manager for Doejo, works out of Café 780 in San Francisco’s Mission District. Café 780 is owned by i/o Ventures, an early stage startup program that focuses heavily on mentorship. An open and cavernous space adjacent to the incubator, Café 780 has a modern office-space-meets-cafe feel and communal tables that allow you to mingle with some of the best startup minds in the city.
Back in Chicago, Kelsey, our social media director, sometimes works out of 1871. 1871 is a co-working center for digital startups located in the Merchandise Mart. Doejo is an associate member of the space and we frequently attend tech events that are held there. You can see our recent coverage of events held at 1871 here, here and here.