Bakken & Bæck
Introduce us to your team
We are a team of 70+, including engineers, designers, writers, strategists, business developers, researchers, art directors, creative technologists, and everything in between.
Building digital products, brands and businesses, we help ambitious companies identify, explore and respond to new opportunities.
What does a typical day in the life of your team look like?
What is your team mission?
From defining future homes with IKEA to building decentralised platforms with Coinbase; we are in the business of breaking new grounds.
What values does your team share?
We are committed to cultivating a company that embraces differences. Being part of our team should mean that you can be who you are, while making the most out of your career.
As a team, we spend a lot of time together; in projects, at conferences, and our annual get togethers. In all these instances, it’s important for us to not only celebrate the things we have in common, but dive deep under the surface to discover what makes us unique. We’re committed to cultivate a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels comfortable to bring their authentic selves to work every day—regardless of your identity, experiences and beliefs.
We want BB to be a place where you can try out new things with the risk of failing, where you can take ownership over your own work without being micro-managed, and where there’s a low barrier for coming up with ideas — no matter your job title or discipline.
What does your workplace look like?
How does your team stay connected when working remotely?
We are not a fully remote company, and (almost) everyone at BB is connected to one of our four offices in some capacity. To us, the value of face to face interactions and arbitrary personal connections is simply too high.
That said, we embrace the opportunity to work remotely when you need to. In a post-pandemic world we are rethinking how we use the offices, and looking for new and more fluid ways of working together. If you want to split your time during the week between the office and home (or a cabin, or your parent’s house), you are free to do so.
Working across offices in Norway, England, Germany and the Netherlands on international projects has its pros and cons. By using tools like Slack, Figma and Google Meet, we try to keep the cons to a minimum and make the distance as short as possible. It made us good at working remotely. There is no such thing as oversharing or over-communicating when working in a team of people spread across locations. Share your work with your team as early as possible, and say too much rather than too little.
What design tools do you use day to day?
We allow everyone to use the tool that fits the task at hand, but our go-to design tool is Figma. We spend quite some time in Miro, hosting online workshops, and Pitch is the tool we choose to create presentations. Our company documentation lives in Notion, but some of us hang on to Dropbox Paper for their writing. Framer is used by some for prototyping, as are Principle and Protopie. Motion design happens primarily in After Effects.