Summer 2013
Edition V

Five alive!


For our fifth installment, July 29 through August 2, 2013, we kicked off with more than 30 projects lined up. Some small, some large. Some included refining our sales process, making a few website updates and building a brand guidelines book.

This is the first Factory Week we conducted in our own space. Having a relatively new building with a wide open basement space for collaboration, it felt right to give Factory Week in our own space a whirl. 

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July 31, 2013

('Cause a SmallBox party don't stop.)

July 31, 2013

We're halfway thru Factory Week, and are (surprise) realizing we've been a tad optimistic in planning the amount of work we could tackle in 5 days.  One project that I've been leading -- the creation of SmallBox's Brand Guidelines -- has been planned out, but is being 'paused' for now so that we can focus on some more pressing projects! That said, we're ready to go with a sketches and a plan...

July 30, 2013

Plenty of new projects kicking off! We're going to need cinnamon rolls for this.

Cinnamon Rolls from MCL

July 30, 2013

The SmallBox website continues to get love during Factory Week Summer 2013. The team works through a sketching exercise to plan an updated work section. 

Mayowa sketching.

July 30, 2013

Record Geeks has been provided useful vinyl reviews for years, and we think it's time that the site gets some of the design love that it deserves.

Current Record Geeks Websie

July 30, 2013

One of the best things about Factory Week is the fact that many of us 'Boxers have a chance to step out of our comfort zones, roll up our sleeves, and dive into a project that may not be our forte. Me? I have a chance to work on my html/css skills for our employee handbook.

July 30, 2013

We can't hoard ALL of the goodies - Team Nice Grants has an MCL-fueled breakfast blast

Nicing featuring MCL cinnamon rolls!

July 30, 2013

Jeb is hosting daily sessions for the rest of Factory Week for us to check in on our North Star.

Jeb Banner

July 30, 2013

As previously mentioned, we're still in the nesting stage of our move - trying to find where everything fits. 

Musee de Bobby Pin

July 30, 2013

The SmallBox basement is getting a mini-transformation. BrainTwins are starting with a mural in the hall.

mural in progress
 

July 29, 2013

One of our first victories of Factory Week comes by way of an unofficial project - launching the new factoryweek.com!

July 29, 2013

Factory Week can be a little intimidating for SmallBox-ers new and old. With more than 30 projects, it's crucial to hit the ground running (hard)!