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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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!
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  • ‪How do you stay ahead of the game as a UX Designer in 2017? For the full video head over to the AJ&S Youtube (link in bio!)‬. “Remember how we used to discuss “responsive design” and screen sizes on a daily basis while others looked on in awe? Remember the endless debate over whether a hamburger menu was better than the standard nav bar? These conversations could derail any other topics, because we were the UX designers and we alone understood the user. Any conversation could be ended with a simple “Because: UX”. We were on fire. We walked around like we owned the place, because we did!” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #work #success #startup #socialmediamarketing #socialmedia #smallbusiness #sketching #productdevelopment #motivation #love #idea #hardwork #goals #entrepreneur #design #creative #celebration #business #branding #bloggers #uidesign #ux #design #ui #userexperience #userinterface #graphic #business #creative #inspiration
  • Day two of the bootcamp & we are putting finishes touches to storyboards before THE DECIDER MAKES THEIR CHOICE!!! Wrote that last part in capital letters to add drama 🎭 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #design #web #business #interface #layout #template #navigation #text #technology #information #dailyui #mobile #userinterface #interaction_design #userexperience #ui #inspiration #success #goals #hustle #user #ux #tech #uidesign #uxdesign
  • “What ya working on?” We ask & 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. Let us know & we will share your projects & work via Facebook & Instagram. Meet Edīte "@editedbyedite" Garjāne! Edīte is a Digital Media Creative at @HyperIsland in Stockholm and plans stuff for Fully Studios but most importantly she is a HUGE Talking Heads fan. Edite has a podcast exploring aspects of Swedish life called “Sweden And…’! 💜 . . . . . . . . . #productdevelopment #hardwork #goals #design #celebration #userinterface #business #creative #inspiration #graphicdesign #designstudio #webdesigner #branding #webdesign #uxdesigner #artist #designer #digital #startupgrind #entrepreneurlife #hustle #startuplife #successmindset #podcast #podcasting #sweden
  • TWO DAY BOOTCAMP IS A GO!! There's nothing we love more then showing a new bunch of lovely people what the #designsprint process is all about 💪🏼 . . . . . . . . . . #productdesign #uxdesign #designsprint #design #designthinking #design #art #creative #style #photooftheday #lifestyle #inspiration #brand #designer #photo #instadaily #love #instapic #production #industrialdesign #handmade #beauty #tech #business #technology #designattack #designlovers #entrepreneur #drawing
  • The feedback wall from our user tests can get a little crazy... 😵 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #design #web #business #interface #layout #template #navigation #text #technology #information #dailyui #mobile #userinterface #interaction_design #userexperience #ui #inspiration #success #goals #hustle #user #ux #tech #uidesign #uxdesign
  • Look how much fun can be had when you're LEARNING!! Just ignore that guy in the bottom right... 😉🤠#designsprintworkshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #business #design #inspiration #success #creative #entrepreneur #motivation #happy #smile #goals #successful #hustle #entrepreneurs #happiness #motivational #inspire #training #determination #dedication #learning #digitaldesign #productdesign #designsprint
  • It's Monday! Which means we're creating a wack of new concepts for our wonderful client! Excited to see what everyone comes up with 😁 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #design #instagood #beautiful #graphic #instaart #inspiration #drawing #draw #sketch #business #sketchbook #doodle #happy #designer #motivation #digitalart #smile #goals #success #entrepreneurship #hustle #entrepreneurs #motivational #instadesign #productdesign #designsprint #digitaldesign
  • HOW TO FIND USER TESTERS FOR YOUR DESIGN SPRINT? For the FULL VIDEO head to our YouTube (link in bio) 💡 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #entrepreneur #inspiration #successful #entrepreneurship #userinterface #uxdesign #graphic #video #design #creative #inspiration #inspire #productdesign #educational #prototype #productdesign #uxdesign #designsprint #design #designthinking #designattack #technology #future #tech #inspiration #goals #webdesign #uidesign
  • It's prototyping day! The designers have locked themselves away to get this week's prototype made . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #speed #prototype #productdesign #uxdesign #designsprint #design #designthinking #designattack #canon #designlovers #drawing #technology #future #tech #inspiration #goals #webdesign #ui #design #graphicdesign #uidesign #userinterface #uxdesign #graphic #instalove #design #photooftheday #designlovers #productdesign #designsprint
  • SO COOL! We had superdude Erik Goossens (@goosedaddy) from #GoogleVR visit us last month & he sent us this…. “It was a pleasure sharing the story of Cardboard v2 with you all! Something fun I forgot to mention: Given my love for prototyping, and that this was my first time ever speaking in public, of COURSE I prototyped the experience first in VR (though you all were much nicer than the VR crowd 😉)” You can play with the full prototype here! https://vr.google.com/objects/foTAFi0azEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #vr #360video #virtual #virtualrealityworld #360 #technology #future #tech #360videos #games #gaming #360degreevideo #inspiration #goals #webdesign #ui #design #graphicdesign #uidesign #userinterface #uxdesign #graphic #instalove #design #photooftheday #inspiration #designlovers #inspire #productdesign #designsprint
  • GETTING STARTED > BEING RIGHT 🔥👌🏻🔥 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #success #motivation #entrepreneur #inspiration #goals #instagood #successful #entrepreneurship #hustle #webdesign #ui #design #graphicdesign #uidesign #userinterface #uxdesign #graphic #instalove #design #creative #style #photooftheday #inspiration #designlovers #inspire #productdesign #quote #dedication #words #truth
  • NEW @ajsmartdesign STICKERS! These will be going in next week's goodie bags for sure 👌🏻 . . . . . . . . . . . . . #designsprint #work #success #startup #smallbusiness #sketching #productdevelopment #idea #entrepreneur #design #creative #business #branding #inspiration #successful #entrepreneurship #design #creative #designer #production #industrialdesign #like #designattack #happiness #drawing #art #sketch #planner #notebook #pages #designthinking
  • User testing day has been going swimmingly today! Can't wait to share our findings with the client 🏊🏻🏊🏻🏊🏻 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #productdesign #uxdesign #designsprint #design #designthinking #work #success #startup #productdevelopment #creative #business #inspiration #mission #photooftheday #picoftheday #uidesign #ux #design #ui #userexperience #userinterface #graphic #business
  • We shot our '3 best product design books' video back in April & since then have been steadily growing the @ajsmartdesign library. Here are a some of our current favourites! What are we missing & what are you reading? Let us know in the comments! 📚 . . . . . . . . . . . . #productdesign #uxdesign #designsprint #design #designthinking #reading #bookstagram #bookworm #booklover #books #read #love #ilovebooks #madetostickbook #bookaddict #inspiration #instabooks #goodreads #bookshelf #photooftheday #bookgeek #bookstagrammer #business #design #creative #style #photooftheday #toolsofthetitans #industrialdesign #hackinggrowthbook
  • We promise you there is a perfectly good reason @dannyholtschke is staring at this picture of a cow (it was for a sketching exercise) 🐮 . . . . . . . . . . #productdesign #uxdesign #designsprint #design #designthinking #work #success #startup #sketching #productdevelopment #creative #business #inspiration #instagood #mission #photooftheday #picoftheday #uidesign #ux #design #ui #userexperience #userinterface #graphic #business #creative #graphicdesign #life #goals #cow
  • It's the Monday morning of a sprint week so it's time for HMWs (how might we?!) . . . . . . . . . . #productdesign #uxdesign #designsprint #design #designthinking #work #success #startup #sketching #productdevelopment #creative #business #inspiration #instagood #mission #photooftheday #picoftheday #uidesign #ux #design #ui #userexperience #userinterface #graphic #business #creative #graphicdesign #life #goals #entrepreneur
  • It's been a fantastic week at @ajsmartdesign. We've spent the time geeking out, sharing & teaching other new skills to improve our #processes. So much fun! 🤓 . . . . . . . . . . . . . #productdesign #uxdesign #designsprint #design #designthinking #school #knowledge #teacher #student #study #happy #teaching #work #work #success #startup #smallbusiness #sketching #productdevelopment #idea #hardwork #goals #entrepreneur #design #creative #celebration #business
  • #Tbt to one week ago! All smiles for the @ajsmartdesign boat party ⛵️🚤🛳 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #uxdesign #productdesign #designthinking #designsprint #success #motivation #business #inspiration #entrepreneurship #entrepreneur #entrepreneurs #marketing #businessowner #successful #goals #lifestyle #motivational #smallbusiness #hustle #work #wealth #life #inspire #grind #happiness
  • All the supplies you need for your #designsprint (including a designer!). For a detailed breakdown check out our #Youtube channel (link in bio) 🌍 . . . . . . . . . #work #success #startup #smallbusiness #sketching #productdevelopment #idea #entrepreneur #design #creative #business #branding #inspiration #successful #entrepreneurship #design #creative #designer #production #industrialdesign #like #designattack #happiness #drawing #art #sketch #planner #notebook #pages #designthinking
  • Design is just creative problem solving. That's all it is!! #Sketching is the best way to communicate solutions to those problems 🖋🖌🖍 . . . . . . . . . #design #creative #brand #designer #industrialdesign #uidesign #ux #design #ui #userexperience #userinterface #designstudio #webdesign #uxdesigner #appdesign #sketchapp #art #drawing #artwork #design #artist #draw #painting #graphic #creative #instagood #sketchbook #drawings #paper
  • 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
  • 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

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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.