At ideeworks, we believe Design is the art of imagining possibilities when none appear to exist, then crafting them into solutions that feel they always could have been.
Purposefulness, sense of appropriateness, and reverence for craft have informed over 35 years of making places and objects for people. Be it place, object, or message, these principle qualities endure, guide and infuse every idea we craft.
Research is the science - observation, serendipity, and from-the-gut hunch comprise the art that inform and inspire our design. With a touch of old-school craftsmanship and an amazing 21st century toolkit, our ideas are brought to life.
When the same science, art, and toolkit are used to bring a message into the world rather than an object, we call it Brand Design - crafting the best message to create maximum value and demand for a product, service, or partnership is our mission.
Design Forward is our initiative to deliver pro bono design support in underserved or under-resourced contexts. Our goal is to amplify the capabilities of existing non-profit Impact Design oriented programs by accomplishing specific short term objectives that would otherwise go unrealized
The idee Blog is a labor of love dedicated to "the world of all things design." - the world of diverse ideas, objects, and built environments that are destined to become the artifacts, ruins, and permanent record of our existence from this place in time.
idee (e-day) is the Dutch word for an idea, concept, opinion, plan, or goal - the essential tools required in a designer's toolkit.
At idee Designworks, we carefully select ideas for development, precisely cut them to shape, and gently hammer and polish them to form functional objects or workable strategies. In short, idee Designworks is a place where architects, designers and other expert collaborators tinker, explore, and develop the steady stream of ideas, hunches, and inspirations that flow from needs we see in the world around us.