Story written byRene Verkaart, Creative Director at Stoere Binken Design
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Stoere Binken Design was founded in 1995. It is a Dutch design agency that focuses on creative branding projects. While we are primarily focused on creating websites and other online solutions for our clients, print design is still a significant part of our studio. We love solving problems and taking on new challenges. That’s why we don’t want to do the same thing twice. Our strength is to create innovative solutions for each client and to create brand experiences that are both memorable and useful. If a project is to succeed, both ends of the spectrum must be combined.
Real work is in the eyes of the beholder. You are a design agency and you must always do your best to reach your clients. What you consider’real work’ may not be interesting to another person. We see too often a design style that is popularized by many designers around the world emerge. It’s like a creative sauce that’s added to any design challenge, even when it doesn’t fit the subject. We find that a shame. Real Work is work that actually works. It touches customers’ hearts and serves its intended purpose. Every item is designed with a specific purpose, whether it’s set by the client or market demand. To accomplish our tasks and meet certain criteria, we must follow certain rules and regulations. Communication and relationships with clients are crucial in this dance called “Real Work”.
We work on an average of 4-5 projects per day. We alternate between offline and online branding projects, phone calls, emails, and text conversation. We design a lot every day and collaborate with other people involved in the process, such as clients, programmers, printers etc. We also have an office located in Dusseldorf, Germany. We have transformed over the years into a cloud-based, paperless design agency. Many of the apps we use are also cloud-based. This allows us to work from anywhere and whenever we want. This allows us to quickly get our clients and partners up to speed and facilitates cooperation. It has been a part of our DNA since the beginning. We are open to collaboration and enjoy working together. We like to work openly and collaboratively with our network partners.
The Active Collab Daily Report starts our day. We check which tasks have been completed and what discussions are taking place. We quickly review our plans and make sure everything is on the right track. We adjust some tasks, answer some questions, remind partners and clients about upcoming events, and their responsibilities. Active Collab handles everything. It is essential to manage projects, clients, and expectations for any job. ActiveCollab is a great platform that helps us keep our projects in sync, and keeps us informed about everything. Based on our 20+ years of experience, we have large project templates. ActiveCollab makes it easy to set up a project in just 15 minutes. ActiveCollab is always open to new ideas and suggestions. Some even result in an update. ActiveCollab was chosen as our design studio because of this commitment. We have never regretted making this choice. Growth: Everything you need to know before you C