stoke.d studio in Minneapolis

Written by Anna Love-Mickelson
Posted March 8, 2016

Oh, Yeahhh! We’re running a new experiment in MN. Come hang with us!

Those who know us, know that we are, well…non-traditional.  We’ve consistently forged our our own path when it comes to business.  We take pride in relentlessly tuning in to the needs of our partners and clients and finding creative ways to have more fun, create more impact, and inspire others to do the same.

Enter, the stoke.d studio at COCO, Minneapolis

One of our biggest prototypes was the launch of our Nashville studio in the summer of 2014.  We were curious to experiment with space after having led so many sessions in less than desirable conference rooms and hotel ballrooms.  We were eager to see how teams behaved differently when using a space specifically created for design work. Originally, we just thought local companies would use it as creative space. An alternative to their board rooms and cubicle farms. And that did prove to be useful! But then teams started traveling to the studio to be lead through rapid design cycles. It wasn’t long before we realized that we’d created something that was really valuable to our clients both locally and nationally. We were also learning some really interesting things along the way:

  • Getting teams out of their office allows them to be present and engaged and accomplish amazing amounts of work in shorter periods of time
  • When working in a neutral environment, office politics are left behind and teams can think and act in bigger ways
  • Being a part of a creative community is inspiring
  • The set-up of your physical environment impacts how – and how much – people collaborate

So, we’re spreading the love… this time to the Twin Cities

We’re launching a stoke.d studio at COCO in Minneapolis!  The studio is a place for you to do big, creative, messy work.  It is a place where teams can come to make sense of ethnography work, build a quick prototype, or test an idea with users.  

Launch to the world March 14th

This week is dedicated to working through the wrinkles.  Starting next week, we are officially open!  We’d love to have you and your team join us. Check out more about location and pricing here.

See you at the studio!