Gretel is a modern design studio founded in 2005. Our focus is to create memorable work across a variety of mediums. We are designers, photographers, directors, illustrators, typographers, writers and 3D artists. We create work for screens and print in and out of home. Most importantly we create striking images fueled by smart creative thinking.
24% of studios are medium-sized (6-20 people).
1-5 are long-term freelancers
I was 8 when the Citicorp building was built. It introduced me to modernism. Not only the building, but the street lights, signage and subway entrances were totally unique in the city. I'd never seen anything quite like it and it stuck with me.
Average: 17 years
I remember being mesmerized by logo animations as a kid. United Artists was my favorite, this big, dramatically lit 3D monolith that rotated and aligned into a perfect 2D logo. I loved the WGBH red-laser too. Even the Netscape Navigator logo, that GIF with the comets? Good stuff. I had no idea that was a job, animating logos. I now have that job.
Approximately 385 square feet/person. The average is 210 square feet/person.
37% of studios share a space.
Gretel: 12, Other: 1
Client meetings held in studio: Less than half
Process materials for ongoing projects
To each their own: some keep their desks tidy, while others like it messier.
We like it, but plan to make some changes to the space
50% of studios work 40-49 hours/week.
The average is 40-49 hours/week.
3% of studios in this range
42% of studios have side projects.
127 bikers across all studios
59% of studios are average
Favorite delivery/take-out: Num Pang, Spoon, Pizza Paradise, Manna Express