Let’s be honest – we’re digital strategists, not interior designers. But that doesn’t mean we can’t try our hand at other crafts, or harness the creativity and innovation of our employees in the name of more artistic pursuits. Perhaps as a result of watching a little too much Design Star, our Atlanta team recently held an office-wide competition – Cubes2Cribz – which challenged employees to transform their work areas into posh living spaces.
Here’s how it worked: We divided into ten teams based on workspace location and the big bosses gave each team a $200 American Express gift card, which we could use to make our design dreams a reality. In addition to going all out to transform our cubes to cribs, we were also asked to concoct a custom drink to go with our themes.
Check out the slide show below to see Cubes2Cribz in action:
Cribs were judged on three criteria: Funk (Is the space trendy/cool? Does it have personality?), Function (Would you actually hang out there?) and Feng Shui (open to interpretation). And to make sure the competition was legit, we found judges that actually knew what they were talking about. We invited Joe Remling, partner of award-winning architecture and design firm ai3, and Amy Price, interior designer at ai3, to assess our crib creations and help us crown the winner. We also nabbed Regan Smith, owner and mixologist at Holeman & Finch, as our Signature Cocktail Judge.
Congrats to the winning teams – Home Away from Home (featured in the video below) and Urban Lodge – for scoring highest in the design category. Props also go out to Team Tailgaters for winning the signature cocktail portion of the competition.
What should our next office challenge be? Tell us in the comments below.