Barrel is an interactive agency in New York. We create websites and web applications that help our clients achieve their goals and build their brands. Since 2006, our company has established a strong culture and process to deliver effective and impactful user experiences to our clients’ customers.
15% of studios are large-sized (21+ people).
1-5 are long-term freelancers
I love the design thinking of 37signals (the makers of Basecamp) and their emphasis on good copywriting as interface design. I've also always been a fan of Paul Rand and his approach to design and problem-solving.
Average: 17 years
Finance at Lehman Brothers
Around 2005 the shift towards table-less and standards-based HTML made a huge impact on the detail of design that was able to be created. From that point web design took shape as a discipline with a focus on fundamentals like grids and typography.
Client meetings held in studio: Always
Books and bookshelves, Our work, Poster artwork
To each their own: some keep their desks tidy, while others like it messier.
50% of studios work 40-49 hours/week.
The average is 40-49 hours/week.
42% of studios have side projects.
127 bikers across all studios
36% of studios are quiet