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How to know when a company's design culture is right for you

Whether you’re a freelance designer or working full-time, you give a lot of valuable time to the companies that you work with. So before embarking on a new design job or career, it’s important to be as certain as possible that you’ll enjoy the work environment. And that means going beyond the salary and benefits of a gig.

You want to know that you’d get along with the people there. You want to evolve as a designer. You want to be able to do the kind of design work you love. This is what design culture is about.

In this video, we give you a set of tools that help you determine whether a company’s culture and particularly design culture is right for you. The goal is to help you be more confident about the jobs or opportunities that you embark upon.



  • What is company culture [00:45]
  • What is design culture [01:35]
  • Learning about a company’s design culture [01:49]
  • Defining your ideal work environment [3:30]
  • Your design philosophy [4:20]
  • Self-reflection exercise and tips [5:54]
  • Questions you can ask to learn about a company’s design culture [6:38]


Thank you Julia Jong for the fantastic question!

This video was inspired by a question by Julia Jong, a UX designer based in NYC. She asks:

As a new designer entering the job search, I am hoping to find a role in a company with strong design culture and mentorship. What kinds of questions do you think are helpful to ask to learn about a company’s design culture?

You can find Julia on Instagram at @here.for.the.journey and check out her work at

Self-reflection exercise

You can get the free self-reflection exercise here: How to know if a company’s culture is right for you

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The only branding advice you need

Recently, for his 68th birthday, Kevin Kelly published a goldmine of an article that rounds-up 68 bits of life advice.

In it he articulates the most important (and arguably, only) branding advice that any business needs:

Don’t be the best. Be the only.

Kevin Kelly, Chief-Editor of

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Covid-19 small business support

We understand how challening things are now. To do our part, we’re offering complementary design and development guidance for small businesses that have been severely affected by Covid-19.

If you’re considering starting an e-commerce business or a publishing website, or want to improve your current online presence, let us help you.

Learn more here: With Pulp Covid-19 Small Business Support.

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