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Artefact Named Best Place to Work– Again!

For the second year in a row and third time in four years, we’re thrilled to announce Artefact made Seattle Business Magazine’s Best Place to Work list! Making this list each year is becoming more and more competitive, but the competition only drives us to raise our bar so we can continue to better serve our employees, clients, and community.

Each year, we reflect on things that are going well and focus on areas needing improvement in the studio and in client work. We frequently ask our employees and clients for feedback and hold ourselves accountable to make changes to the areas that need to evolve.  We understand, that in order to be prosperous as an organization, it is essential to take the time to listen to this feedback and act on it. The 100 Best Companies List means a lot to us because it is driven and determined completely by employee feedback, so to make it on the list means our employees are speaking up and sharing what they love about working at Artefact.

It is truly an honor to receive this recognition. This year, instead of writing about Artefact, we wanted employees to speak for themselves and share why they love working here:

I love Artefact because (just as with our client work) people are at the center of everything we do. I’m supported through mentorship, empowered to grow professionally and contribute to my community, and connected to my colleagues in fun and meaningful ways.  We get to tackle interesting and diverse projects, and I’m especially proud of the work we do for social good and underserved communities. I continue to be impressed by how committed our company is to staying nimble and unafraid to change. This ideation mindset extends to everything from the layout of our physical space to how we run projects and design for preferable outcomes.  –Joan Stoeckle

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One of the things that I can say with the utmost certainty about Artefact is that they care.  Artefact cares about their employees – never before have I worked for a company that makes me feel so supported.  Artefact cares about the work they do and about the social impact that work has.  It’s a great privilege to be able to work with such talented, genuine people. -Nicole Colbert

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Artefact is by far the best place to work for numerous reasons but two things that struck me the most are people and the work we do. Folks at Artefact are friendly, fun and very thoughtful. We care about what we do, we will only deliver the final product with the finest quality that we all can be proud of. -Pong Ko

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The studio is full of extraordinarily smart people, with interests far beyond their day jobs – I’m always learning something new from them, and I’m constantly motivated by our shared ambition to build a better future. Artefact is a place where I feel like I have a voice. -Tessa Levine-Sauerhoff

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I like that Artefact is a small company that always tries to figure out how to change for the better. Most companies resist change until it becomes too late, but Artefact is always hacking itself. I’ve been at a lot of companies and this is the only one that I’ve worked at that is serious about self-analysis and growth. It’s truly a learning organization. – Sheryl Cababa

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Artefact attracts great projects and the amazing talent who want to change the world, learn from each other, elevate themselves and those around them. The company itself is an exercise in great user experience, looking at pain points and iterating our approach to create a culture where you can do your best work. – Jon Mann

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Artefact consists of a group of skilled, passionate, inspiring, well rounded individuals that are always motivated to learn from each other and have an impact in the community. We yearn for the challenge to craft amazing things and we look for opportunities to design for a better future. What makes us stand out from other organizations is that we genuinely care and respect each other.  As an organization, we do all we can to support each other through career and life obstacles.  We create opportunities and provide the right tools for our employees to thrive as consultants. The key to Artefact’s success is our people and we don’t take any of our talent for granted. We value the unique aspect each individual brings to the table, and together, we’re a stronger company for it.