Here are some things clients have said about working with Design Kompany.
I want to thank you for taking your time to talk to me about work, life, and death. I appreciate our phone conversation as well as our email exchanges. I wish you all the best with everything you do and I hope we will cross paths in the future. —Donny Truong, featured designer whom DK interviewed in S P A C E | ‘Talking Type’,2023
Beyond ordinary team building activities we used to do, the facilitator (Dipika) did an outstanding job introducing innovative methodology that enabled our team to put aside routine work hats, creating a safe space that our team felt comfortable to share and connect with one another our past experiences, family and what we each care about. Our team now sees each other beyond just colleagues. We understand each other more. We grow our respect and appreciation for each other even more. —Channé Suy Lan, Kawsang, Phnom Penh 2022
Anyone who’s worked for a startup-stage organization knows that gaining this clarity is far more challenging than one might think. We’ve incorporated the learnings from this exercise into all of communications, and it helps other people get it too. DK stressed that you have to earn your customer’s trust and loyalty. Truly great brands understand this. My favorite part of the process was the fabulous aha that came when we did our customer activity. DK had us name the personality traits of different kind of customers and once we organized these traits into personas, it was as if a veil had been lifted. Suddenly, conceptualizing what we do, the value we bring, and who we work with became clear.—Sarah Kate Fishback, Green Plus, Durham 2010
I am writing because I wanted to thank you all for sharing ideas and memoirs, I am very much impressed and really enjoyed the workshop [SELF]. I’ve been working on my writing, and finished one short story which I feel so happy after I finished writing it (it’s in Thai.) I’m working on its English version pretty soon and will send to you all for the feedback. bottom line is I’m happy to let you know that I’ve somehow overcome my fear of writing, though there’re times when I got stuck with the stories, get distracted, or feel like it’s not good enough – if it was before, I was just going to give up. now, I feel it challenged me and I find writing more enjoyable. most importantly, I feel like my writing is getting better too. –JL, Guest of SELF, Bangkok, 2014
Many times designers will do what you tell them to do. But you… would not. You would say, “No. That’s not a good idea, and we’re not gonna do that.” That was new. You made us think, and in the end, we got to a stronger design together. Thank you. —Kenneth Hui, NUK Cafe, Phnom Penh 2014
I really am pleased with the work the three of us did. The logo is a perfect fit for our company. —Dave Eva, A1A Inc., Seattle 2008
Thank you again for your patience and creativity in guiding the design process and for producing such beautiful branding for us. —Karen Armstead, The Broader View, Seattle 2008
Our new name and brand reflects how we’ve grown over the past three years from a research focused company to what we’re all about today: creating truly unique custom mobile solutions for our clients. You guys really helped us out with finding our niche. —Richard Stott, Matchbox Mobile, Brighton & Seattle 2008
It was a great experience working with you both, not only did we end up with a great end product but I felt the whole process really helped us grow as a team and a company, Design Kompany did a great job, I’m really happy we chose to work with you. —Andrew Farrell, Matchbox Mobile, Brighton & Seattle 2008. Read more
Setting out to launch a new organization, our board and staff were appropriately all over the map about what we’d call it. Design Kompany gave us synergistic tools to get us all to the same place and of the same mind. We wouldn’t be who we are without Design Kompany’s expertise and facilitation. —David Yeaworth, Allied Arts of Seattle, Seattle 2008
Working with [DK] was nothing short of sheer joy! Their communcation and creativity allows space for a very natural, authentic process. Together we seamlessly created a brand that truly, effectively speaks volumes. —Aimee Gallo, Vibrance, Seattle 2007
Design Kompany recently came to the rescue of our new organization. They helped us build our new identity and brand, and the whole process was FUN! I have years in marketing, PR and I learned a lot working with DK. Their methodical, creative, curious approach was refreshing and productive. When we were tempted to incorporate too much, they’d gently guide us back to our own mission. When we got confused, they got us back on track. Their ability to work at both a birds-eye and granular level concurrently impressed me and I’d work with them again in a heartbeat! —Amani Ellen Loutfy, Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce, Seattle 2006
Money well spent. —Michael Salewski, Hindsight Veterinary Care, Corvallis Oregon 2009
We’re confident we could not improve on this and will not need to update for many years. Many thanks for all your hard work and professionalism. —Barbara Connelly, Atlantic School of English and Active Leisure, West Cork 2004
There have been numerous moments of insight and times when people give us new ways to try things; so the clients help us design ways to get to know the story better. That’s probably why it’s okay to work across cultures: Design Kompany was in southwest Ireland in it’s pre-LLC-forming days. There is where DK truly began (the oldest testimonial on this page is from that era). Currently in: Phnom Penh.