DUMBO Innovators Meet-Up: Gene Liebel, Work & Co

Work & Co has been named to Fast Company’s “10 Most Innovative Companies in Design”, Forbes’ “Next Big Thing”, Ad Age’s “A-List” AND Working Not Working’s “The Top 50 Companies to Work For.” Yup. Impressive. Get the back story on Work & Co made it this far–in just five years!–at this month’s DUMBO Innovators Meet Up.

+ Meet your fellow #DUMBOnians
+ Drink free beer, courtesy of Sixpoint
+ Eat free tacos, courtesy of Taco Dumbo

FREE but please try to RSVP.

“Work & Co makes the digital products people use every day. Our engineering and design teams are ‘routinely entrusted with digital product innovation for companies like Apple, Google, Nike, and Facebook, which rarely approach outside firms,’ (Fast Company, March 2017). The best digital products require small, senior teams who are hands-on from start to finish. We ask our clients to participate directly in an iterative process based on rapid prototyping, continuous testing, and fewer large meetings. No time sheets, just fully-dedicated teams. Forrester Research calls our approach ‘a model to follow.'”

Gene Liebel is a founding partner at Work & Co, a digital product agency founded in 2013, with offices in Brooklyn, Portland and Rio de Janeiro. Gene guides clients—which include Apple, YouTube, Lyft, LVMH, Marriott, Mailchimp, Aesop, Aldo, PlannedParenthood and Breastcancer.org—in their efforts to envision, plan and roll out superior products and services that millions of people use. He’s led Work & Co’s leading a shift to a new model that demands client participation in an agile, iterative process built around rapid prototyping, continuous testing, and fewer large meetings. In just five years, the company’s been named top 10 Most Innovative in Design by Fast Company and has been an Ad Age A-List honoree for 3 years straight. Prior to Work & Co he was a co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Huge, helping to grow the agency from from 3 to more than 600 employees. Gene’s work has earned recognition from Cannes Lions, the Emmy’s, the One Club, the Webby’s and Communication Arts. He’s given talks on digital product strategy at SXSW and the Northside Innovation Festival as well as conferences for the IAB, AdAge, Digiday and Mirren New Business.