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Q1 Recap: New year, fresh perspectives
A quarter one check-in with the Drifteam 🌞
With 2022 wrapped up and 2023 well under way, we thought we’d say hello and share what’s been happening behind the Driftime® scenes. Be it project or press, we’ve worked with some fantastic people over the past 3 months. Read on to hear more about what’s making us tick…
🐿️ Short on time? Here’s the nutshell…
💥 Our 2022 Impact Report has landed, reporting on our last year of successes and shortcomings
🧽 We joined 105 volunteers for B Corp Month on Brighton’s coast for the first B-Tidy beach clean
💯 Driftime® have been shortlisted as “The Best Small Agency to Work For” for the UK Company Culture Awards 2023
🌏 Design Declares! have been making waves in the industry, sign up for updates and open sessions!
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Driven by purpose, led by impact
Our 2022 Impact Report landed just in time for B Corp month, an insight into 12 months of hard work and some exciting progress behind the scenes. From decarbonising logistics with shuddl., to becoming a steady team of six, we rounded up 2022 in style. Read more about our shortcomings and successes here, and take a peek at our shuddl. case study here!
A+ for B Corp
In addition to joining a fantastic B Local Brighton beach clean this March, we recently graced the front of B Corp bank Coutts in the epicentre of London, recognised as a change making female co-founded business advocating for worldwide equity and team-wide empowerment. This kind of global change starts with an authentically supportive workplace, something Driftime® have been recognised for as a finalist for the UK Company Culture Awards’ Best Small Agency to Work For!
Things to do, people to see
From the looming climate emergency to the impending economic downfall, it’s easy to feel helpless (and hopeless) in the face of crisis. Be it a grand gesture, or a click of a petition, change can start small and still have a big impact. If you haven’t already, get involved with Design Declares!, a growing community of planet-focused designers, show your support for their monthly Open Sessions (shared on their newsletter and LinkedIn), and take a peek at our pay-what-you-can Ethical Design Kit to kick off your April.
From the team…
Our weekly stand ups offer an opportunity for the Drifteam to touch base and catch up, both on workplace activities, and the cool links that have crossed our digital paths. After some dedicated reflection, we’ve brought together 7 of the best for your perusal…
🌍 Olivia travelled the globe with the Geographic Music Bubble project, an enticing world-wide exploration working to expand our go-to sounds based on location.
👋 Abb-d found the interactive UI educator from Evrone - a colourful collection of self-described ui-kids and their digital friends.
📻 Elsa discovered her audio accompaniment of choice with Radio Garden, an Amsterdam based project tending to a sonic garden designed for the future.
⚽ Jon’s inner football fan reared its head when he discovered Fever, a design project visualising the trajectories of goals scored in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
🏎 Ed sped around Bruno Simon’s very own digital obstacle course, bringing together design and innovation in a delightfully interactive online portfolio.
🌱 Holly’s green fingers found How Many Plants, a collection of confidence-boosting plant guides on nurturing our foliage friends.
🐝 Sara got stuck into a different world of design with Pollinator Pathmaker, an algorithmic tool designed to dream up unique and utopic green spaces for pollinators to flourish in.