We’ll only pursue taking on a project if it’s one we’re genuinely interested in, and we’ll ensure our company culture and overall vision is compatible with yours. We only want the job if it’s the best thing for everyone involved.
The Wake Manifesto
If you’re considering collaborating with us, we want you to know how we see things and which values most inform our work. We actually care about the ideas expressed below and use them in making decisions from small to big.
Our Pledge to You
We practice Authenticity Branding, which involves understanding who you are and communicating that in the most sincere, direct way possible. We’re fiercely convinced this is the best way to connect to an audience and maintain a sustainable, rewarding company culture.
We aim to decrease the amount of bullshit in the world – even if just by a smidgeon – by introducing as much authenticity and originality into our work as we’re capable of. We envision a world where products thrive on their actual merit and nobody has to pull the wool over anyone’s eyes.
Treat people with the respect they deserve. Be true to who you are and remain loyal to what you believe in.
Strive always to achieve greater degrees of skill in your areas of specialty. Not to please anyone else, but for your own satisfaction.
Trust Your Team
Empower yourself and others by putting confidence in the fact that your team is just as responsible and capable as you are.
Be as straight up as you can with yourself, teammates, and clients. Trust that your real thoughts and intentions will be valued.
When faced with a difficult situation worthy of overcoming, see it as the golden opportunity to grow that it is.
Strive more to understand others’ viewpoints than to promote your own. Be open to constructive feedback.
If you’re not enjoying yourself, you’re not on the right path. Allow yourself the privilege of taking pleasure in your work.
Follow Your Path
Be guided by your own light. Don’t merely “keep up” with trends; set your own agenda, standards, and direction.
At least twice a year, volunteer your expertise (while on paid time, of course) to a project that inspires you.