This year we turn 50. And we could be talking about a lot of things. But you might pull a TL; DR on us so we’ll start with the most important one:
Thank you. Danke schön. 谢谢你 (Xièxiè nǐ). One does not simply get to be around for half a century without the help and support of amazing clients, visionary parent companies, and some wildly talented people.
In a world where the lifespan of companies is rapidly shrinking (from 60 in 1958 to 18 today), making it to 50 is a pretty big deal.
To our clients, thank you for having the courage to dare with us.
To our parent company, thank you for pushing us to push boundaries. For giving us a safe space to explore and provoke.
To all Designworkers, thank you for everything. thank you for entrusting us with your greatness.
Your passion and commitment, the love you put in the work that you do.
Your optimism, your ambition, your humanity, and team spirit.
Your unique ability to take creative conflict and turn it into award(and heart)-winning designs.
Thank you for never shying away from a challenge. No matter how complex.
Thank you for making us one of the most innovative design companies in the world. None of this would have been possible without your creativity, out-of-the-box thinking, and out-of-this-world talent.
And thank you, stranger. Drivers, riders, users. The love you show to the things we help create is kind of the reason behind all of this. All the people that may not know us, but they know how it feels to use the products, the services, or the experiences that we have helped create over the last fifty years.
It’s been 50 incredible years. 50 years of building the future, pushing boundaries, opening minds. 50 years of moving and connecting people.
They say that only about 0.5% of all companies have what it takes to last 100 years.
We say challenge accepted.