What are Brick Factory’s values?

I’m always skeptical when I see companies talk about their values. Having been behind the curtain of a number of companies, I know these value statements are often not lived up to. They have less to do with how the company really is than how they want to be perceived.

As a result of this cynicism, I have been reluctant to talk about our company values. Writing a values statement feels to me like it breaks what may be our number one value: be honest and transparent. However, the alternative is not to say anything about ourselves, which isn’t an effective way to attract customers or employees that might enjoy working with us.

So below you will find some value statements that hopefully provides a window into what it is like to work with us.

Be honest and transparent

Open and transparent communication is the key to a successful client partnership. Don’t overpromise and underdeliver. Sometimes “I don’t know” and “we don’t do that” are the only logical answers to questions.

If I had to sum it up, we are the type of firm that is better at doing the work than we are at selling it (or talking about the work we do).

Meet your obligations

If you say you are going to do something, you need to do it. We believe in meeting deadlines, staying on budget, and generally doing what we say we’re going to do.

Make an impact

We are best when working on projects that have clear, tangible goals. If you want to raise money, impact Congress, or achieve some other tangible goal we can likely help you. We do best when we have clear objectives we are trying to meet.

Effective beats fancy

Honestly, if you are looking to design some cutting edge new site that wows people we are probably not the firm for you. We believe that the most effective sites are usable and simple. We design sites that quickly connect users with the content they are looking for.

Be a great place to work

Let’s be honest, not everyday is a walk at the park in any job. But we are proud that we have a team of really great, nice people that work reasonable hours. We work best with clients that share these values.