Leaders Live Series with Work & Co
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST: Interview + Q&A
Joe Stewart is a designer and Founding Partner of Work & Co. Work & Co is a design and technology company. It was opened six years ago, and now have over 350 people across 6 offices in Brooklyn, Portland, Rio, São Paulo, Belgrade, and Copenhagen. It is known for designing and shipping digital products that transform companies.
Ad Age named Work & Co to its A-List. It was also named Digiday’s Agency of the Year. Fast Company has honored Work & Co on its Most Innovative Companies twice, and it was dubbed one of the “most consequential agencies of the decade” by Forbes.
Work & Co is fortunate to work with many of the most admired companies in the world. Its personal client list includes Apple, Google, YouTube, Target, Ikea, Virgin America, Red Robin, Gatorade, Philz Coffee, & Rapha.
Joe’s most frequently-cited public work is the award-winning website & app for Virgin America — which he designed with Felipe Memoria. He worked on the Virgin America logo with Jesse McMillin. That work was honored by Cannes Lions, the Clios, The Pixel Awards, the Webbys (3 years in a row), and took the Grand Prize at The UX Awards.
For Apple, Joe helped redefine the retail experience by launching Today at Apple, along with Casey Sheehan and Hashem Bajwa. That work won both a Grand Prix and a Titanium Lion at Cannes. Joe also worked on YouTube Music with Dever Thomas. It is now the default music app on all Android phones. He also launched a mobile order-ahead app for Philz Coffee, working with Francisca Hawkins. It’s now responsible for 30% of all orders company wide.
As a cyclist, one of Joe’s all-time favorite brands is Rapha. It was a dream project to work on the redesign their website, which he did with James Ayres. That work was honored by Creative Review and the Webbys 2 years in a row.
The Portland office of Work & Co, where he is based, was recently named one of the 50 Best Places to Work in Oregon.
Joe has been named by Fast Company as one of the Most Creative People in Business. Net Magazine named me one of the Top 50 Web Designers.
Joe hold design patents for Apple, Google, & Target. His work has been featured in Wired Magazine, How Magazine, Fast Company, Communication Arts, Net Magazine, Creative Review, Ad Age, Adweek, The New York Times, Apple.com, and in several Apple Keynotes.
Before Work & Co, Joe was a Partner & global head of creative at Huge. During his time there he designed Target.com, Jetblue.com, Reuters.com, and many others.
He has been a design juror for SXSW’s Interactive Awards, The Webby Awards, Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards, Cannes, & The Pixel Awards.
Sometimes Joe give talks at design conferences. Joe has spoken at Design Week, SoDA, Collision, Creative Mornings, The Delight Conference, and others.