smashLAB is a small agency, and as such, we don’t bring on that many new folks. That being said, we’re always on the lookout for bright people who might be a good fit here.
Few say it's easy to work at smashLAB. Then of course, who ever said "easy" was a good thing? Those who choose smashLAB are typically smart, talented, passionate, and curious people who like making things. We have high expectations, and those who last here seem to appreciate that. We concentrate on working diligently, methodically, and in a meticulous fashion, because we're "in it" to create great stuff. As such, we have no ping pong table or fun room; instead, we get excited about learning new things and growing stronger at our respective crafts.
There are a lot of agencies out there, but smashLAB is fundamentally a different kind of company. All of us here are passionate about making great design that matters. This means projects like Design Can Change, an effort to combat climate change, which design critic Rick Poyner calls, "one of the most notable initiatives coming from design practice." It also is indicative of our projects like MakeFive, a community for sharing opinions, and guuda, a nice little Twitter client.
Part of the appeal of a place like smashLAB is in being part of an aggressive little shop. We're passionate about what we do; if that's your thing too, it makes for a nice environment. Our space is open concept and we work together closely. We offer staff benefits including health and dental care, transit passes, and other little perks.
First, take a look at our active postings. If there is a suitable opening, we ask you to email a resume, noting why you belong at smashLAB, salary expectations, availability for work, and a list of recent project URLs (noting scope and role) to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Creatives are asked to send a PDF portfolio of no more than 5MB. No telephone calls please. We do try to respond to everyone who applies.