Better Products,
Faster.

Plug your company into a Facebook or Google-quality product strategy and design team. No prep required, no old-school agency legacy or hierarchies, no BS.

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Learn how we use Design Sprints and join companies like Google, Ideo and many more for live talks. Event Calendar

Digital Product Design

WINNER
Mobile Innovation
SXSW 2016

WINNER
Google Best Apps
2015

WINNER
Apple Best Apps
2015

WINNER
Webby Gold
2016

We use Design Sprints to compress work that would usually take months into days. Whether you need a new product from scratch, something drastically improved or just a difficult question answered, we can help.
More about how we design products.

Innovation Training

These are not your Design Thinking courses from the 80s! We teach effective, practical and repeatable processes that work in todays rapidly changing digital world. Our programs are intense, hands-on and can be applied immediately.
More about our Training Programs.

Culture

Creative problem solving is at the heart of what we do, so we actually need people from all walks of life, not just designers! So far musicians, stand-up comedians, VR nerds, pub-crawl leaders (??) and many more make up the eclectic and very sexy AJS family. Are you someone who loves solving difficult problems? Maybe you should be working here too!
Tell us about yourself.

  • It's pouring with rain in Berlin right now! Time for COFFEE ⛈☕️⛈ . . . . . . . #love #goodmorning #instagood #morning #happy #coffeetime #food #photooftheday #coffeelover #instadaily #yummy #breakfast #delicious #healthy #caffeine #coffeeaddict #cafe #foodie #life #beautiful #picoftheday #work #motivation #fitness #instagram #espresso #lifestyle #coffeeshop #design #designsprint
  • A BIG @ajsmartdesign welcome to our newest new guy @shkliarau who is already schooling us all on new toys we can add into the sprint process! . . . . . . . . #sprint #design #happy #software #inspiration #instagood #people #life #business #fun #group #lifestyle #amazing #happiness #entrepreneur #smile #goals #goal #successful #friends #instadaily
  • Michael will not hesitate to adopt squat position when communicating a serious point! . . . . . . . . #squatting #squat #communication #design #business #technology #instagood #photooftheday #creative #inspiration #style #entrepreneur #tech #instagram #lifestyle #motivation #success #happy #picoftheday #instadaily #fun #people #marketing #goals #hustle #happiness #summer #instalike
  • This #designsprint game can get SERIOUS! . . . . . . . . . . . #designsprint #digital #process #success #mindset #business #focus #motivation #entrepreneur #goals #inspiration #life #perspective #positivevibes #instagood #perception #knowledgeispower #motivational #hustle #leadership #grind #picoftheday #positivity #education #work
  • Designer @kischiman in his happy place- surrounded by #TECH! . . . . . . . . . . . . #userstories #technology #techie #startup #officetime #officeday #office #newoffice #instaoffice #developer #creativeagency #agencylife #uxdesign #userexperience #tech #geek #design #nerd #mobile #techy #business #entrepreneur #successful #hustle #life #design #designer #designers #instadesign #artist
  • Huge shout out to everyone who came out to our How We Design at Google VR event (including @miett 😉) Was a blast!! 🤘 . . . . . . . . . . #business #design #computer #success #internet #entrepreneur #people #inspiration #tech #motivation #electronics #marketing #graphic #apple #equipment #work #startup #mobile #digital #modern #gadget #communication #hustle #inspire #technology #device #smallbusiness #gadgets #designsprint #designthinking
  • A little team retrospective featuring @brittnibow and our agile coach Martin 💪 . . . . . . . . . . . . #userstories #technology #techie #startup #scrumtraining #scrumscrumscrum #scrumboard #productowner #officetime #officeday #office #newoffice #instaoffice #developer #creativeagency #agencylife #uxdesign #userexperience #smallbuisness #tech #geek #design #nerd #mobile #techy #business #entrepreneur #successful #hustle #life
  • WOAH! @jicecream interviewing Erik who was a part of designing Google Cardboard... here he's showing us the prototypes 😮🙌 . . . . . . . . . . #virtualreality #virtual #virtualrealityworld #technology #future #fun #oculus #samsungvr #tech #videogames #gamer #4k #augmentedreality #googlecardboard #business #design #computer #success #entrepreneur #electronics #dreams #smartphone #mobile #gadget #google #googlevr #designthinking #designsprint
  • Amazing chat with Erik Goossens from the Google VR team tonight. He brought along the prototypes that lead to the final product! 🔥🔥🔥
  • White wine and new product features. BOOM 💥 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #design #graphic #business #technology #internet #computer #creative #artwork #equipment #digitalart #electronics #modern #entrepreneur #success #apple #drawing #web #goals #hustle #entrepreneurs #sketch #digital #device #mobile #gadget #element #sketchbook #doodle #gadgets #designsprint
  • Sketch Sketch Baby 🖊 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #art #drawing #draw #graphic #creative #sketchbook #artoftheday #doodle #instaartist #pencil #sketching #drawings #inspiration #digitalart #graphicdesign #business #sketch #success #entrepreneur #inspire #successful #designer #hustle #entrepreneurs #motivational #instadesign #work #crazyeights #designsprint #designthinking
  • Huge reason we love running events: All the rad people we get to meet 👌 . . . . . . . #business #motivation #inspiration #convention #exhibition #design #successful #success #entrepreneurship #leader #seminar #personalgrowth #brand #conference #coach #goals #inspire #hustle #leadership #mindset #personaldevelopment #mindfulness #effectiveness #elevate #bethechange #creative #designsprint #designthinking #digitalproductdesign
  • Did somebody say PROTOTYPING DAY?! #productdesign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #apple #apps #iphone #tech #technology #android #internet #ios #fun #mobile #smartphone #entrepreneur #phone #appstore #business #design #startup #investors #programmer #techlife #iphone6s #electronics #app #motivation #goals #gadgets #graphic #success #innovation
  • This week we're working on an Internal Sprint! 💪#booya . . . . . . . . . #design #graphic #business #technology #love #light #internet #computer #beautiful #creative #color #inspiration #equipment #modern #entrepreneur #tech #lifestyle #success #phone #successful #hustle #instadaily #digital #gadget #designsprint #designthinking
  • Running #designsprint workshops with these two smiling faces is just 👌@toooshki . . . . . . . . . . #design #business #technology #instagood #photooftheday #creative #inspiration #style #entrepreneur #tech #instagram #lifestyle #motivation #success #happy #picoftheday #instadaily #cute #fun #people #marketing #goals #hustle #happiness #summer #instalike
  • Some people gettin' down and dirty at our workshop 🙌 . . . . . . . . . . . #business #work #success #motivation #life #happy #inspiration #entrepreneur #instagood #office #photooftheday #career #goals #instadaily #grind #fun #technology #design #motivational #entrepreneurs #hardwork #hustle #tech #dedication #leadership #apple #mobile #gadget #iphoneonly #instamood
  • Who's that? Oh it's just our DREAM of a content team @brittnibow and @kittproudfoot 👌 . . . . . . . . #business #socialmedia #marketing #branding #digitalmarketing #contentmarketing #success #motivational #contentcreation #socialmediamanagement #socialmediamarketing #marketingdigital #influence #socialnetworking #entrepreneur #inspiration #instagood #motivation #inbound #buildcredibility #branding101 #searchenginemarketing #love #trend #optimization #people #focused
  • We got branded AJS slippers for anyone who walks into our office... and it's the greatest thing we've done yet. #youbeenbranded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #business #marketing #entrepreneur #socialmediamarketing #socialmedia #success #motivation #entrepreneurs #entrepreneurship #instagood #inspiration #design #networkmarketing #marketingdigital #startup #lifestyle #hustle #goals #motivational #leadership #creative #grind #designer #style #branding #smile #instadesign
  • #postits are LIFE 🤘 . . . . . . . . . . . #designsprint #digital #process #success #mindset #business #focus #motivation #entrepreneur #goals #inspiration #life #perspective #positivevibes #instagood #perception #knowledgeispower #motivational #hustle #leadership #grind #picoftheday #positivity #education #work
  • A belated AJ&S welcome to our newest designer & all-round dream of a person @dhyana.scarano! Another Aussie so Michael finally has someone to talk to! . . . . #work #success #startup #socialmediamarketing #socialmedia #smallbusiness #sketching #productdevelopment #motivation #love #idea #hardwork #goals #entrepreneur #design #creative #celebration #business #branding #bloggers
  • Two generations of Knapps talking to two guys from @lego OUR WORKSHOPS ARE 🔥 . . . . . . . . . . . #technology #business #inspiration #design #creativity #love #instagood #entrepreneur #tech #startup #energy #life #motivation #imagination #success #lifestyle #marketing #people #computer #electronics #future #photooftheday #efficiency #intelligence #invention #techy #electricity #art #mobile #gadget
  • #storyboarding like a boss! 💪
  • Coffee, Cake & #crazyeights 👌 . . . . . . . #design #graphic #business #technology #instagood #internet #computer #photooftheday #creative #inspiration #equipment #digitalart #electronics #modern #entrepreneur #tech #instaart #motivation #success #drawing #smartphone #web #artoftheday #picoftheday #shape #successful #entrepreneurship #entrepreneurs #sketchvia
  • It's Monday, which means we're rocking and rolling with another #designsprint #training 🤘

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No Busy-Work

When you pay for a design agency, at least 50% of your budget is going to “busywork”. This is simply work that keeps the agency employees busy, but has absolutely no value for you. Do you really think 3 weeks of research and benchmarking is really neccesary? No, it’s not and they know it too.

Yeah, we know that design agencies don’t like when we point this out, but it's true: The large-scale, complicated hierarchies and superstar creative directors that were once key to agencies’ successes are now exactly what’s putting them in the ground. As agencies struggle to “go digital” and adapt their existing structure to a world that no longer has time to hang around and wait for them to get it right, we ask “Why should a project take 6 months, when it could take 8 days?”

As the antithesis of the traditional Design Agency, AJ&Smart has been lean and digital from day one. Using a core team of just 10 employees; AJ&Smart is dedicated to creating the best products and services, without wasting your time or budget. No busy-work, promise.