Tekna Awarded Wonderful Workplace 2019

By Sarah Hollingsworth

Tekna was selected by 269 Magazine as one of Southwest Michigan’s Wonderful Workplaces. This award celebrates the outstanding efforts made by local businesses in the region who build culture and create a great place to work.

The article, released in their 2019 Holiday issue, focused on our culture of authenticity. “The space—with ceilings high enough to allow for an airplane to be suspended above the design team—leaves plenty of room for big ideas, but Tekna’s openness is more than physical.” Being open and ‘real’ with each other and our clients allows for meaningful relationships based on trust.

An excerpt from our feature:

For creatives, it can be hard to let people get a look behind the curtain before designs are polished, but the transparency throughout the creative process is what sets Tekna’s culture apart.
“There’s something really risky about being that up-front and authentic,” says Hollingsworth. “It forces you to be vulnerable.” She believes that, by laying out what she calls the “creative messiness” throughout a project’s lifespan, the firm is able to work through problems and design a product that’s even better than expected.

It was truly an honor to be recognized in this way. What a nice way to close out 2019 with high hopes for 2020 and all that we are going to do with our clients!

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