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.

Join Our Famous Workshops
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.

  • About to facilitate your first #designsprint? @brittnibow gives us her top tips for moderating from sunny ☀️Ireland! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #digitaldesign #digital #design #knappattack #designthinking #productdesign #business #technology #tech #entrepreneur #startups #startup #entrepreneurship #designprocess #howto #biztips
  • Super excited about all our #designsprint #trainings coming up!! Here's the STAR, Michael Smart, leading his team through all the steps! Gooooo Michael!! 💃🏻 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #digital #design #designthinking #designer #technology #startup #businesstraining #businesstips #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #business #professional #team #teamwork #knappattack #designers
  • Sprint Sprint Sprint Sprint Sprint... You gotta have the goods!! For everything you need for a SUPER DUPER design sprint, check out our YouTube channel (link in bio) 🤾‍♀️ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #digitaldesign #digital #design #knappattack #designsprint #designthinking #sprint #bigideas #test #prototype #technology #tech #startup #entrepreneur #business #businessman #work #killingit #fun #colourful #sharpie #timetimer #postitfortheaesthetic
  • "I love the idea of a Design Sprint buuuut my team/boss will never go for it" we hear this all the time, so we made a video about it!! We'd have no clients if we couldn't convince them of the value of the Design Sprint. So here's some advice to do just that 💣 Full video on YouTube! Link in BIO 💁🏼 . . . . . . . . . . . . #digitaldesign #digital #designsprint #designthinking #ideo #howto #google #designsprints #learn #learningisfun #ireland #design #berlinagency #agencylife #youtube
  • AJ&Smart's @jicecream at #uxdx17 last week... giving his soon to be famous talk "The Golden Age of UX is Over"💃🏻 💣Recommendation from Jon: READ #hackinggrowth to keep yourself on the up and up of growth strategies for business, so as not to become a commodity... 👊 . . . . . . . . . #digital #digitaldesign #conferences #work #tech #technology #productdesign #digitallife
  • What a lovely group of workshoppers at the #uxdx17 conference today!! We're teaching our methods to anyone who'll listen!! 💁🏼👌👶 . . . . . . . . . . . . . #digitaldesign #digital #designsprint #workshop #technology #tech #innovate #innovation #dublin #rdsdublin #conference #picoftheday #instagood #instagram
  • Just adding some final adjustments to our #designsprint workshop for #uxdx17 🤸🏼‍♂️ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #photooftheday #inspiration #business #graphic #life #travel #motivation #success #people #entrepreneur #digitaldesign #digital #workshop #designsprintworkshop #productdesign #digitaldesign #technology #tech #biz #biztrip
  • Planning the next steps for AJS while on retreat - can’t wait for the next few months!!! ☀️☀️☀️
  • This week we're on a company retreat in Majorca! 😍Starting the week off with a workshop on defining our brand with the guys from @form_leadership 🤓
  • Ohhhhh yeeeeah! Design Sprint Bootcamp with the inventor, Jake Knapp, in SF, November 13th and 14th. Get your INSTA discount! Use code: instajake for 450$ off!! Link in bio to info & tickets 😁HOLY CRAP! . . . . . . . . . #instagood #internet #computer #photooftheday #electronics #entrepreneur #tech #graphicdesign #motivation #success #apple #smartphone #web #picoftheday #digital #designsprint #design #knappattack #work #ux #uxui #designer #sketch #designthinking #training #business
  • WHAT YA WORKIN' ON?! This is where we feature designers in our community who are cool/doing cool stuff! This week we've got @elizabeth.sayen 😁 Calling SF her home, Elizabeth has spent her career building design teams. And now, feeling so inspired by those very same teams, she's setting out to add a bit more creativity to her career! Having just completed an immersive UX Design Bootcamp at @generalassembly , she's currently on the hunt for a UX Design role! When she's not designing, you'll find her travelling the world (trying her best to visit 100 countries in her lifetime), at a music festival (Bottlerock or ACL for example), or hiking to a coveted picnic location (in and around SF of course)! . Got someone we should feature? Let us know!! . . . . . . . . . . . . #lifestyle #goals #successful #instagood #hustle #happy #motivational #inspire #smallbusiness #grind #determination #instadaily #businesswoman #picoftheday #dedication #hardwork #digital #design
  • Who are these guys who look just WAY TOO PROFESSIONAL?! Super excited about the design sprint course being launched in the next few months... Details still TBA on that one 🤐 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #photooftheday #inspiration #business #picoftheday #happy #graphic #instadaily #motivation #creative #success #people #entrepreneur #photo #instalike #teamwork #designsprint #digital #digitaldesign #entrepreneurship #learning #elearning #excited #founders #boss #killingit
  • There's no better feeling than a full page of sketches for a new product feature 😅 (even tho he looks a little underwhelmed) #crazyeights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #draw #instaart #graphic #creative #instagood #sketchbook #doodle #photooftheday #picoftheday #pencil #instadaily #sketching #drawings #paper #inspiration #digitalart #business #art #sketch #digital #wireframe #storyboard #sharpie #entrepreneur #businesstraining #designsprint #designthinking
  • Jon tells us all about the #nintendoswitch and how he doesn't hate it! Click the link in our bio to see it! 🎮 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #playinggames #gamerguy #instagood #play #gamestagram #videogameaddict #youtube #instagaming #instagame #playing #gamergirl #winning #online #video #fun #nintendo #nerd #cute #life #instagram #happy #geek #productdesign #digitaldesign
  • We're at @esmtberlin today teaching a Design Sprint course!! And wouldn't ya love to have this smiling lady as your teacher?! . . . . . . . . . . . . . #teachers #teacherlife #work #learn #students #teachersofinstagram #happy #inspiration #business #instagram #goals #success #knowledge #university #motivation #study #creativity #thumbsup #educate #tech #entrepreneur #businessowner #digital #designsprint #design #digitaldesign #picoftheday #killingit
  • We Miss Jake Knapp!! Thank goodness we'll be traveling to San Francisco to do another one of our nifty #designsprint trainings in only a few weeks 😅tickets are on sale now! DM us for a special insta-discount 😉👌 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #work #conference #digitaldesign #digital #training #workshop #design #designer #designthinking #designthinkingworkshop #knappattack #office #businesstraining #businesstravel #sanfrancisco #siliconvalley #sf #technology #entrepreneur #success #successful
  • For the first time in god knows how long... we don't have any Sprints running this week!! WHOOP! Time to work on ourselves 😅 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #entrepreneur #inspiration #motivation #life #photooftheday #lifestyle #people #design #goals #working #technology #computer #grind #successful #instadaily #career #job #person #professional #building #office #team #designsprint #smile
  • Our first Procrastination Free Sunday is fascinating! Getting tonnes of work done and sharing great productivity tips ✅✅✅ #productivity #procrastination #sundays
  • Whatever they're talking about... it looks SERIOUS! Find out more in the most recent episode of PRODUCT POWWOW! Link to our YouTube in our bio! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #electronics #computer #love #mobile #gadget #entrepreneur #gadgets #picoftheday #internet #instadaily #appleiphone #inspiration #digital #lifestyle #work #people #style #electronic #life #technology #technews #news #innovation #funny #digital
  • Just a friendly Friday reminder: get it finished and stop trying to make it perfect 👊 #advice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #officeinspiration #instadesign #decor #desk #officedesign #shoutoutoffice #officesnapshot #modern #project #work #desksetup #success #picoftheday #photooftheday #career #love #worklife #diaries #motivation #inspiration #entrepreneur #agencylife #office #notperfect
  • "WHAT YA WORKING ON?” We get asked this all time but it’s usually just small talk. Well here at AJ&S we like BIG TALK & we reallllllly want to know the answer to that question. Sp let us know & we will share your projects & work via Facebook & Instagram. This week we have the multi talented Andrej Ktitarev (@kischiman). Andrej is our resident renaissance man. When he isn't prototyping new products or running design sprints for @ajsmartdesign he can be found playing classical piano, designing computer games & building machines to solve day to day problems (I KNOW! I am tired just typing this!!!). In recent weeks Andrej has been focusing mostly on his magic show which he can be seen performing in & around Berlin! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #magic #card #playingcards #beautiful #poker #playingcard #cardistry #playingcardart #cardart #flourishing #design #art #creative #style #photooftheday #lifestyle #inspiration #brand #designer #love #technology #business #design #electronics #computer #instagram #mobile #gadgets #motivation
  • Wise words from the big man ❤️ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #uidesign #ux #design #ui #userexperience #userinterface #graphic #business #creative #inspiration #icon #graphicdesign #web #instagram #designstudio #webdesigner #branding #webdesign #uxdesigner #art #appdesign #workart #artist #icondesign #designer #digital #quotes #inspire #success
  • Today was super hectic at the office with all the PROFESH video shoots hip-happenin' 😎 but that didn't stop us from getting our PROTOTYPE done for this week's #designsprint Wooooooop!! 👊 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #instagood #internet #computer #beautiful #photooftheday #creative #inspiration #equipment #digitalart #electronics #entrepreneur #artist #motivation #success #smartphone #web #phone #picoftheday #digitaldesign #digitalproductdesign #digital #protools #prototype
  • The @jicecream report! Jon goes deep on last nights #WWDC/#appleevent 🍏 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #smartphone #tech #phone #business #electronics #computer #design #mobile #iphone #iphoneonly #iphone6 #iphone6s #gadget #gadgets #tech #technology #technowize #technologynowadays #techgeek #techgadgets #techaddict #electronics #4kvideo #uidesign #ux #design #ui #userexperience

Articles Featured In:

Popular Articles

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.