It’s been 10 years since we started creating visualisations. In that time we’ve opened offices in three countries (UK, Latvia and China), worked in two quite different industries (golf and architecture), employed some great people, and had the pleasure of working with some amazing clients on over 300 projects around the world. After all that, you might be surprised by how enthusiastic we still are – in fact we feel like our journey is only just beginning.
If you really want to know how we got started, we’ve written a full blog post that looks back to when we first met as fresh-faced students of architecture.
We didn’t just invent our culture. It’s been born out of what we believe in and we like to think our clients share and benefit from our beliefs. Here are some of the values that get us out of bed in the morning.
We’re driven by our love of learning and a strong desire to share. In our offices this might include bringing in guest lectures to teach us something new, in our industry it might be sharing techniques with our peers, and for our clients it’s passing on our experience. This is why our blog is so important to us: it’s a place for us to share all our learning with you.
We believe a happy team is crucial to running a successful company. We know it sounds obvious, but you’d be surprised how much of an effect this can have. We’ve found the happier our team, the better their work is, and in turn the happier our clients are. So whilst we’re all about our clients, we are equally focused on creating a happy culture for our team.
It’s not easy being happy if you keep secrets. So we try really hard to be open with each other in everything we do, and that includes our accounts. Most importantly we are open with our clients and whilst we’re not confrontational we’re also not afraid to tell it like it is if that’s best for the project.
We’re an unusual mix of English, Latvians and Chinese, with qualifications and backgrounds in architecture, programming, interior design, graphics and animation. But there is one thing that we all have in common: the love of what we do. We all get equally excited when we see the first image of a new project. And we see that same excitement in our clients. We’ve even been told by one client that receiving our images is the best part of his day.
We’ve been lucky enough to work on over 300 projects all over the world (30 countries at the last count). Our only regret is that we rarely get to visit any of the sites. The upside is that we save our clients lots of money on air fares.