The research firm Clutch has listed Taoti Creative as the top Washington DC area web design company. In a press release, it said its research “takes into account novel industry data and verified client reviews to rank the top companies in the greater Washington area.” The companies are mapped out in Clutch’s ‘Leaders Matrix,’ and full profiles and client interviews are published with the research online.
As CEO of a digital agency (Taoti Creative), the most important thing I do is hire people. We’re in the business of custom solutions, so our work is only ever going to be as good as the people doing it, so getting top notch people is directly related to our success—much more so than I think a lot of people realize. That’s why I still do most of the hiring myself, despite a lot of people telling me that I need to let an HR person do this stuff. As we have grown and attracted more of a following, our job ads tend to be more fishing with a net than hunting with a rifle. A single ad recently yielded over 300 applications. And I take personal pride in responding to everyone who applied, one way or another. I think it’s just respectful, frankly. But it also forces me to look at everyone, even if just very briefly. And I’m glad I do because there are some real diamonds in the rough now and then.
The madness of March is over and Taoti was swept up in it, just like everyone else!
For this year’s tournament, our Vice President of Business Development, Matt, set up a bracket challenge for the entire Taoti team. For each bracket filled out, Taoti agreed to donate $10 to the winner’s non-profit of choice.
Meeting users where they are is key to effective digital strategy.
Recently I attended NTC, The Nonprofit Technology Network’s annual conference. As one of the largest gatherings of nonprofit professionals from around the world, NTC is always the place to discuss new and innovative ways to engage people to make a difference in the world.
Designing with a system goes by many names: atomic design, pattern libraries, modular design, component-based design…but regardless of what you call it, implementing a system can help make a project more consistent and scalable, and your team more efficient. In the recently released 2017 Design in Tech Report from John Maeda, shareable design systems are specifically called out, suggesting the method definitely having a moment. But, one thing we’ve noticed about all the discussion about design systems is that—generally speaking—they’re all from in-house groups. What about using a design system as a consultant?
It’s a common problem in a multi-level office like ours: How does the staff upstairs know when a fresh pot of coffee is ready downstairs? Wouldn’t it be better if there was a way to alert the entire staff without having to rely on the aroma wafting upstairs? Lucky for us, we have Oscar, our IoT Engineer, who put together a simple four step solution. He diagrammed it out to show what happens once a new pot of coffee is started.
Washington DC digital strategy and design agency, Taoti Creative, Ranks No. 2199 on the 2016 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 167%.
NEW YORK, September 1, 2016
Inc. magazine ranked Taoti Creative NO. 2199 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small businesses. This honor comes at the same time that Taoti wraps construction on its new office space in the historic Eastern Market area of Capitol Hill and celebrates its 20-year anniversary.