Our values are massively important to us, not only because they provide a strong foundation to how we work, but because we believe our work should be worthwhile, we want it to make a difference, and we want to be able to look back and take pride in every outcome - and we believe if we we can do that, you’ll be proud to say you’ve worked with us.
Integrity is everything to us, and means everything we do must be of incredibly high intention and sincere effort. Integrity means doing the right thing, even if that’s harder or takes longer, and we’ll always go the extra mile when needed. It also means we won't chase a project if we don’t feel it’s a good fit for us as it’s important we have good working chemistry with our clients.
Life is too short to be playing games, so alongside our integrity, is our honesty and transparency. In practical terms it means our charges will always be fair and transparent, and the timesheets we keep on every project will back this up.
If we make a mistake we’ll own up to it and apologise, and if there’s ever a disagreement, we’ll find a solution without digging our heads in the sand and hoping it just goes away.
We hope this goes without saying - but it would be remiss of us if we didn’t hold it up as one of our most important values. As designers we’re always ‘switched on’ to new ideas, new solutions, influences, innovations and connections. We use that constant thinking to bring our creativity into every project and solution we work on.
One of the driving forces behind the creation of Wild things was the desire to work very closely with our clients, rather than for them. This means listening, interacting, working side-by-side, and bouncing ideas off each-other. You know your business, and your market, better than we do – and we (hopefully) know design and how to implement it effectively better than you do. By working side-by-side and collaborating on a deeper level, we’re able to get the best of both experiences.
We’re also very aware of our specialisms, and where we need to bring in other-experts, which is why we’re creating a partnership programme, allowing us to collaborate with a wider eco-system of complimentary services and skills, so we can offer a greater range of expertise. We only work with partners we know well and trust to uphold our own values.
We firmly believe trust is the key to every human relationship - and by extension, a client / designer relationship. It means when we talk about our values, you can trust we’ll uphold them. It means our advice and expertise is provided in the trust that they’ll be valued – and equally, your feedback on us and our work is always taken in the spirit of improvement. Trust means we don’t need to question other’s motives, and can get on with doing the work to the highest standard possible, safe in the knowledge every decision along the way is made for the right reasons.
Quite simply, we love what we do. We firmly believe Wild things allows us to put our heart and soul into the design work we produce. It means that we always care, not only about the outcome, but about the people we work with and how our work can impact their lives.
Bit dramatic? We don’t think so - if we design a logo that lasts a lifetime, we think that represents a fairly hefty influence of that brand and the people it represents, and that's why we think it matters so much that we invest so much energy and fire into what we do.
Our values also form our service promise, so that in working with us, you can be sure every decision we make along the way is always with our values in mind.