Handsome, design and technology studio, is focused on creating successful digital products through a human centered approach. Based in Austin and Omsk, this digital agency has worked with and created successful digital products from Fortune 500 companies to up and coming start-ups. If you want the best in digital business, digital experiences and digital products then the most appealing route is with Handsome. Find out more about this awesome agency below!
Location: Austin, TX
In Austin Since: 2012
Core Services: Handsome helps companies from the Fortune 500 to up and coming startups design business strategies, rich consumer experiences and products that drive organizations to succeed in a progressively digital world.
# of Employees: 33
# of Four-Legged Employees: 12
Company Mantra: “We create successful experiences that impact people’s everyday lives.”
Does your agency have a cool origin story?
Handsome was founded by four guys that lived in a house together they pursued projects that reinforced their beliefs, originally named “Bad Panda.” The company and team grew quickly, the named changed to Handsome focusing on the beliefs of creating beautifully designed, digital experiences that make a positive impact to our clients business.
Most Interesting Physical Thing in Your Office?
We have a stunning copper bar in our new office (soon to open) to bring the team together to support the social aspects of our culture and business.
What does #agencylife mean to you?
Culture of innovation, community and collective passion for helping our clients and their brands succeed.
“We enjoy working with talented partners, with a shared philosophy to create purposeful experiences that impact people’s everyday lives.”
– Valerie Vacante, Chief Strategy Officer
In 10 Words or Less, What We Do for Our Clients:
Create innovative solutions and digital experiences that drive business growth.
3 Characteristics We Look for in Potential Clients:
- Good People
- Shared Values
- Interesting Business Challenges
Our Clients Love Us Because:
We immerse ourselves in their brand and company providing another perspective and new thinking to push their business forward.
Clients We’ve Helped:
Handsome’s clients include Facebook, Silvercar, Farecompare, Homeaway and more.
The #1 Thing We Love About Austin:
How does your agency help Keep Austin Weird?
The Austin community is where we started and supporting the community is very important to us; our team supports various efforts in the community, in our new office, we will be hosting events with our client partners industry-wise and on a grassroots level. Additionally, we aim to buy local when and where we can from office supplies to the restaurants we choose all the way to the team building events that we attend – we support keeping Austin weird.
What are your most admired local brands?
Silvercar, Homeaway, Whole Foods, Alamo Drafthouse, Austin City Limits, SXSW, Favor, Localeur, Atlas Wearables, Torchy’s, Tito’s Vodka, Easy Tiger, Chameleon Cold Brew, Kosmic Kombucha, honestly, we could go on and on – we love so many Austin brands.
During SXSW, what is the…
- Hidden Gem: Almost anywhere in East Austin.
- Most Overhyped: Brisket.
Which is your favorite Austin food truck?
Veracruz All Natural, Eastside Kings, Chi’lantro, Pueblo Viejo.
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