People + Culture

As a global design and engineering firm, we bring a multidisciplinary team of innovators together to complement and enrich each others’ skills, spike curiosity, and solve complex problems, guided by a set of principles and equipped with the right tools to push the boundaries of our work and generate positive impact.

A 150+ Multidisciplinary Team of Strategists, Designers, and Engineers

Our principles

These are the 10 principles that drive our actions as a global family. By following these, we create extraordinary solutions that positively impact people’s lives, and build the creative talent platform that is Propelland.

This is a very special place that puts people first, then projects, and then companies. We are a team of thinkers, makers, and hackers, and through our shared beliefs we hope to change the world.

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Be curious
Have fun
Empower others
Make ideas real
We share a desire to better understand the world around us. We seek open and uninhibited curiosity – to always see everything from new perspectives.
To overcome the new complexities and systemic challenges of the world, we must think beyond specializations and disciplines, explore the unknown, and become expert generalists. With expanded knowledge, we can be pathfinders for solutions that add exponential value to people’s lives. Curiosity is the passport to that knowledge.
Above all else, we believe in having fun. We have chosen to work together on projects we are passionate about in order to create a future that has an incredible impact in people’s lives and the planet. Because of this, we work hard, but we play even harder.
Here we create things nobody thought could be done, and every day we learn and create inspiring things together. So let’s create the impossible together, and have fun while we do it!
Each of us brings diverse backgrounds, interests, and capabilities, but we work as one family and we care deeply for each other. Our team is stronger than the individual parts, and when we encourage one another to be our best selves and unite our talents, the impact is unlimited!
Every day, we strive to learn from each other, and enjoy the process of creating. Together, we will create the extraordinary.
Making is playing, and playing is learning, and here we love to make things. The fact that we make our ideas real is our core strength as a team of thinkers, makers, and hackers, because we believe that ideas are worth nothing if they are not brought to life.
It’s one thing to have a great idea, but another to bring it into the world, share it, improve it, and impact others’ lives through our creative powers.

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Commit to excellence
Seek simplicity
Lead by example
Fail in order to succeed
We possess an obsessive attention to the details, and to what makes an experience memorable and delightful. Magic is in the details, and because every detail matters, we put our heart into every single one. From how we visualize an idea, build a prototype, or write code, excellence is the driving factor.
We want to create magic to transform the world. To do this we must push for the best in everything and always be better than we were the day before.
Our passion is identifying what is essential in a product or service. We strive to craft simple experiences out of complex systems, and to communicate intent clearly to create intuitive interactions.
By removing the unnecessary, we open the products and services we create the extraordinary, timeless, and intuitive design. Because of this, we feel we have a responsibility to aim for simplicity in everything.
Leadership is contagious and can only improve the quality of our work. We must push ourselves to be pathfinders for quality, to exceed expectations and bring more to the table than what is asked.
We lead by example in our daily lives, in the projects we are on, and in our design discipline as a whole, to solve challenges and deepen our overall impact. Be proactive, and lead the change you want to see.
We understand that failing is an inseparable part of the creative process, and what we learn from it makes us stronger. Here, we embrace difficult challenges because we are trailblazers driven to explore the unknown.
We try new things, even when the outcome is uncertain, because this is the only way to discover new possibilities. The more challenges we take on together, the faster we learn and the stronger we become as a team.

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Be accountable
Accountability starts with each of us. In order to improve, we must be responsible for our own actions. We are on a journey together to bring ideas to life, and mistakes and failures make us all stronger and help us find the path to success.
Being accountable means we accept responsibility for our own actions and the impact they have on the team, projects, and the company. It’s about being solution-focused when things start to go sideways and looking for new paths forward, not just being spectators. Each of us are accountable to reach the excellence we believe we can achieve.
Thrive in ambiguity
As creative problem solvers, we choose to live in ambiguity and uncertainty. We thrive in it because forces us to think differently, and it helps us grow.
It can be intimidating to step outside your comfort zone, but it is the only way to open new doors. We embrace the unknown because we know on the other side of those doors are unlimited possibilities!

Our initiatives

propel Labs

propel Org

propel U

No good idea deserves to die in a slide. Our Propel Labs is our invitation to idea generators, whether from our team or from other labs, startups or companies, to explore tech boundaries, bring to life solutions, and co-create new ventures.
We are change makers who strive to leave a better world for the generations to come. Propel Org is our movement to bring to life ideas that will have a powerful social and environmental impact in people’s lives.
As constant learners, we built a platform to keep our knowledge up to speed, and to share it with others. Through Propel U, we not only bring experts, thinkers, and friends in for our team to grow their expertise, but we also love to share what we know with our educational partners.
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