Better Products, Faster.

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

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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.

  • We’re back at it!! We’re taking the first day back in the office to talk about our goals for the year! We’re all about the OKR’s baby 😎 . . . . . . . . . . #okr #objectives #goals #2018goals #2018 #motivation #designsprints #coach #newbeginnings #newyear #berlinagency #agencylife #agencymodel #agency #designthinking #designer #designagency #design #berlin #work #teamtime #team #meeting
  • WHAT A YEAR!! Now it's time for the traditional festive loop of sleeping & food. Thank you for all your amazing support this year. You're the best. HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE! ❤️🌲❤️ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #creativeagency #creative #creativeteam #digitalagency #design #designteam #agency #officeday #startup #newoffice #braingame #digitalbusiness #teamwork #success #goals #happy #lifestyle #work #career #ilovemyjob #working #uidesign #ux #ui #userexperience #designstudio #uxdesigner #digital #designsprint #uxdesign
  • HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE! 🌲❤️🌲 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #creativeagency #creative #creativeteam #digitalagency #design #designteam #agency #officeday #startup #newoffice #braingame #digitalbusiness #teamwork #success #goals #happy #lifestyle #work #career #ilovemyjob #working #uidesign #ux #ui #userexperience #designstudio #uxdesigner #digital #designsprint #uxdesign
  • 2017 will go down in AJ&S history as the year we welcomed @robhamblen's beard to the team 🎅🏼 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #designsprint #designsprints #uxdesign #designagency #creativeagency #designthinking #innovation #ux #uxdesign #creativity #uidesign #berlin #workday #uxdesign #designagency #creativeagency #designthinking #innovation #siliconvalley #podcast #entrepreneur #bestpodcasts #business #inspiration #digitaldesign #beard #greatbeard
  • One phrase we've repeated again & again in the office this year! Really helps if you're ever stuck or over thinking something 🕺 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #knappattack #designsprint #designsprints #uxdesign #designagency #creativeagency #designthinking #innovation #ux #uxdesign #creativity #uidesign #berlin #workday #uxdesign #designagency #creativeagency #designthinking #innovation #siliconvalley #podcast #entrepreneur #bestpodcasts #business #inspiration #digitaldesign
  • If you just had two hours a week to spend focusing on improving your work/business how would you spend it? 🚀💡🚀 That's the kind of thing @jakeknapp & @jicecream are discussing during this weeks #ProductBreakfastClub podcast! For full episodes check the link in our bio 😘 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #knappattack #designsprint #designsprints #uxdesign #designagency #creativeagency #designthinking #innovation #ux #uxdesign #creativity #uidesign #berlin #workday #uxdesign #designagency #creativeagency #designthinking #innovation #siliconvalley #podcast #entrepreneur #bestpodcasts #business #inspiration #digitaldesign
  • Reading is a big subject on the #podcast today! @jakeknapp shares his learning mantra = Read-Synthesise-Do! What are you reading over the holidays? 📚💡📚 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #knappattack #designsprint #designsprints #uxdesign #designagency #creativeagency #designthinking #innovation #ux #uxdesign #creativity #uidesign #berlin #workday #uxdesign #designagency #creativeagency #designthinking #innovation #siliconvalley #podcast #entrepreneur #bestpodcasts #business #inspiration #digitaldesign
  • 2017 has been magic 🌟✨🌟 We are particularly grateful for all the wonderful people we've met at our #designsprint bootcamps!!! 💜 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #knappattack #designsprint #designsprints #uxdesign #designagency #creativeagency #designthinking #innovation #ux #uxdesign #creativity #uidesign #berlin #workday #uxdesign #designagency #creativeagency #designthinking #innovation #siliconvalley #podcast #entrepreneur #bestpodcasts #business #inspiration #digitaldesign
  • If you're looking to build a product don't spend weeks (or months!!) in the user research phase. Start building now 🚀 For full episodes of the Product Breakfast Club podcast click the link in our bio 🚀 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #knappattack #designsprint #designsprints #uxdesign #designagency #creativeagency #designthinking #innovation #ux #uxdesign #creativity #uidesign #berlin #workday #uxdesign #designagency #creativeagency #designthinking #innovation #siliconvalley #podcast #entrepreneur #bestpodcasts #business #inspiration #digitaldesign
  • Struggling with Christmas gift ideas? 😉🌲💡Here's all the supplies you need to run a #designsprint! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #digitaldesign #productdesign #uxdesign #uidesign #ux #ui #userexperience #userinterface #graphic #business #creative #inspiration #graphicdesign #instagram #designstudio #webdesigner #webdesign #uxdesigner #art #appdesign #workart #artist #icondesign #designer #digital #flatdesign #dailyui
  • In episode 1 of the #ProductBreakfast podcast Jake & Jon got talking about these two beauties! Which book has influenced you most this past year? 📚💡📚 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #knappattack #designsprint #designsprints #uxdesign #designagency #creativeagency #designthinking #innovation #ux #uxdesign #creativity #uidesign #berlin #workday #uxdesign #designagency #creativeagency #designthinking #innovation #siliconvalley #podcast #entrepreneur #bestpodcasts #business #inspiration #digitaldesign #businessbook #business #books
  • What do YOU think?! This is a clip from our new podcast, PRODUCT BREAKFAST CLUB! You can find all the episodes in the link in our bio! There’s a lot more where this came from!! . . . . . . . . . #designsprint #digitaldesign #productdesign #uxdesign #uidesign #ux #ui #userexperience #userinterface #graphic #business #creative #inspiration #graphicdesign #instagram #designstudio #webdesigner #webdesign #uxdesigner #art #appdesign #workart #artist #icondesign #designer #digital #flatdesign #dailyui
  • What a week!! We ran three (!?) design sprints, launched our first podcast AND had a Christmas party!! All we have to say is... we’re ready for the holidays 😴 . . . . . . . . . . . . #creativeagency #creative #creativeteam #digitalagency #design #designteam #agency #officeday #startup #newoffice #braingame #digitalbusiness #teamwork #success #goals #happy #lifestyle #work #career #ilovemyjob #working #uidesign #ux #ui #userexperience #designstudio #uxdesigner #digital #motivation
  • You know that phrase “you can never be too careful”? WELL YOU CAN! It happens all the time. Check out episode 5 of the #productbreakfast podcast in full via the link our bio 🚀 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #knappattack #designsprint #designsprints #uxdesign #designagency #creativeagency #designthinking #innovation #ux #uxdesign #creativity #uidesign #berlin #workday #uxdesign #designagency #creativeagency #designthinking #innovation #siliconvalley #podcast #entrepreneur #bestpodcasts #business #inspiration #digitaldesign
  • This clip was taken from our new podcast!! It’s called Product Breakfast Club and it’s great! All about how great companies build great products, great productivity hacks and everything on what great innovation really means. DID WE SAY GREAT? Listen/watch the rest! Link is in our bio 😊💕 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #knappattack #designsprint #designsprints #uxdesign #designagency #creativeagency #designthinking #innovation #postit #ux #uxdesign #creativity #uidesign #berlin #sharpies #workday #uxdesign #designagency #creativeagency #designthinking #innovation #siliconvalley #podcast #bestpodcast #productdesign #productdesignstudents #podcastrecommendations #careeradvice #jakeknapp
  • Have you heard? We’ve launched a podcast with Jake Knapp! Its called 🚀Product Breakfast Club 🚀It’s all about how the best companies in the world design their products! Check out our stories! Link to the podcast is in our bio!! . . . . . . . . . . . . #knappattack #designsprint #designsprints #uxdesign #designagency #creativeagency #designthinking #innovation #ux #uxdesign #creativity #uidesign #berlin #workday #uxdesign #designagency #creativeagency #designthinking #innovation #siliconvalley #podcast #entrepreneur #bestpodcasts #business #inspiration #digitaldesign
  • Introducing... 🍌PRODUCT BREAKFAST CLUB PODCAST with AJ&Smart and #jakeknapp 🚀 Learn how some of the best companies in the world design their products! Listen to the first four episodes now! (Link’s in our Bio) . . . . . . . . . . . . #knappattack #designsprint #designsprints #uxdesign #designagency #creativeagency #designthinking #innovation #ux #uxdesign #creativity #uidesign #berlin #workday #uxdesign #designagency #creativeagency #designthinking #innovation #siliconvalley #podcast #entrepreneur #bestpodcasts #business #inspiration #digitaldesign
  • We’re still buzzing from our amazing design sprint bootcampers from last week! Thanks for making it such a wonderful experience teaching you all!🍾💕 . . . . . . . . . . . . . #postoftheday #instagood #instagram #funatwork #fun #working #workshop #design #postit #postitfortheaesthetic #postitnotes #digital #teamtime #laugh #innovation #motivation #loveyourjob #designsprint #designsprintbootcamp #designthinking #ideo #teamtime #tech #process
  • 📖 CREATIVITY BOOKS 📖 if you have a book we should add to our list, let us know in the comments!! (Watch the full video on YouTube! Link’s in our bio!) Kitt is one of our resident producers here at AJ&Smart. He has read pretty much every creativity-focused book on God’s green Earth. These four really helped him blast through the creative blocks that once plagued his every waking moment (pretty much). . . . . . . . . . . . . #creativeagency #creative #creativeteam #digitalagency #design #designteam #agency #officeday #startup #newoffice #braingame #digitalbusiness #teamwork #success #goals #happy #lifestyle #work #career #ilovemyjob #working #uidesign #ux #ui #userexperience #designstudio #uxdesigner #digital #howtosteallikeanartist #austinkleon
  • IT'S TOWNHALL TIME! Once a month we take a breather from all the sprinting & share with one another what has been happening around the company. Always a real buzz! 😃😃😃 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #creativeagency #creative #creativeteam #digitalagency #design #designteam #agency #officeday #startup #newoffice #braingame #digitalbusiness #teamwork #success #goals #happy #lifestyle #work #career #ilovemyjob #working #uidesign #ux #ui #userexperience #designstudio #uxdesigner #digital
  • If you have a product design question, send it over to us, but for now... let’s hear what you think!! 🤔 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #knappattack #designsprint #designsprints #uxdesign #designagency #workspace #creativeagency #designthinking #innovation #postit #ux #uxdesign #creativity #uidesign #berlin #sharpies #workday #uxdesign #designagency #workspace #creativeagency #designthinking #innovation #siliconvalley
  • We’re having a smiley morning jumping into day 2 of the Design Sprint bootcamp! What a great group of bootcampers we have this week! . . . . . . . . . . . . . #postoftheday #instagood #instagram #funatwork #fun #working #workshop #design #postit #postitfortheaesthetic #postitnotes #digital #teamtime #laugh #innovation #motivation #loveyourjob #designsprint #designsprintbootcamp #designthinking #ideo #teamtime #tech #process
  • Is it a band?! NOPE! Just a couple of satisfied AJ&Smarters almost at the end of Design Sprint Bootcamp Day 1😎 . . . . . . . . . . . . #postoftheday #instagood #instagram #designsprint #designsprintworkshop #designerslife #designers #designthinking #ideo #agencylife #agency #teamtime #teammates #fun #work #picoftheday #designagency #berlin
  • WHO ARE YOUR FAVOURITE YOUTUBERS? This is @ransegall 🤩 he’s got a really great YouTube channel all about Design (search for “Flux”) we made some videos with him today and tomorrow he’s participating in our #designsprint Bootcamp!! Super happy to have him 🕺🏻💕 . . . . . . . . . . . . #design #designers #design #postoftheday #youtube #youtuber #designthinking #instagood #fun #designagency #agencylife #work #entrepreneur #startup #digital #productdesign #freelance #makingithappen

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