Our team is comprised of people who know what it’s like to work towards something bigger, better–more right. We take the opportunity to align with your vision seriously. Design by definition is not a decoration; it’s a plan. We harness the power of informed design thinking with a healthy dose of scrappiness to make your hopes happen.
Mali & Friends cultivates design and dev that’s human-kind.
Here’s how we get started.
FACTS & FUTURECASTING
Taking stock is step 1, always. Where are you coming from? Have you taken an honest look at what’s leading you down your current path? Who are you speaking to? Who do you WANT to be speaking to? We follow the thread back to the beginning, then look forward with an informed gaze.
Dream (with a deadline)
Blue sky dreams, all day long. If you had nothing in your way, what would you want to achieve? How do you measure a job well done? You eat a burrito bite by bite, and you convert day dreams into day jobs by sticking to a schedule.
ASPIRATIONS & EXPERIENCES
The old model of problem → solution is fading. Nothing is “new”–we’re not looking to fill up a non-existent space; we’re in the business of creating a moment for magic. How do you want your brand to impact people’s lives?
People collectively want to feel understood, and in a universe of options, it’s not enough to peddle your wares. You must be the best possible steward of your brand, and place your most thoughtful foot forward. (We’ll map out how.)
BREATHING LIFE INTO IDEAS
THE UTILITY OF INSIGHTS
Once an idea is in the wild, a beautiful bounty of data becomes available to analyze and make actionable. Once the marketplace is listening, refer back to step 1.