Giving a shit since 2004
15-years of hard work, some tears along the way, some celebrations too, employees getting married, having kids, leveling up in their careers, and others joining us to start their journey. Our team has changed over the years, but the spirit of Factor 1 remains the same.
Do the hard work the first time. People matter more than profits. Stay humble and stay hungry; help those around you, encourage the struggling, praise the wins, nurture the growing, and at the end of the day—give a shit.
We care deeply about your project and your goals. We are selective in the work we take on because we want this to be a win-win. That takes the right clients, goals, ideas, and expectations to ensure we are all on the same page in terms of culture. We communicate often, speak our minds, help at all costs, learn what we don’t know, and hold each other accountable. Sure, this is hard, sometimes we don’t align, other times we nail it and have new friends in a client or team member. No two projects are the same, and that’s what we love. That’s why we have made it 15 years and will make it 15 more.
Since he was a little boy, helping others has been at the core of Matt’s value system. Factor1 was born out of the ‘people before profits’ mindset. Matt started his early career in print design and marketing. By surrounding himself with people more talented, he now spends most of his days juggling projects and crafting strategies to client problems.
Matt is an avid competitive cyclist and Apple geek. He loves bikes, good whiskey, and his twin sons Noah & Ezra.
Stephanie’s dynamic, intelligent, user-centered approach to visual communication has been applied to a broad range of projects from multi-national ad campaigns to brand development, hospitality marketing, and web design.
When it comes to design, Steph asks all the right questions, regularly demonstrating her keen understanding of clients’ needs and the most effective way to engage and empower an audience. Her creative vision and strategic thinking is based on the extensive technical knowledge of both print and web, underpinned by her professional design experience.
Melanie is a professional tutor turned web developer who thrives on taking designs and making them come alive online. Equally left- and right-brained, she loves drawing on both the creative and the analytical to deliver quality work that is clean, functional, and beautiful.
When not playing around with code, she can usually be found reading, playing an instrument, or battling it out with her sister at Tetris. She loves all things piano and puppy and is a total sucker for her spunky basset hound.
Wrangler of Projects
Eric is a former event coordinator who has set his sights for the business world. He enjoys a good puzzle and watching all the parts and pieces fall into place. When not working on a project or event, he is usually out camping, traveling the globe, playing basketball, or beating you at Connect 4.