how to bueno

We strive to be a transparent company, so we created this guide as a reminder of our core principles and to create a common understanding for our existing and new team mates, partners, clients, and friends. Imagine a poor man's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, but for okay bueno, one of the weirder places in this universe. Don’t forget your towel. 🦅

Work principles

Make it happen

Let’s face-palm it: we are a small team punching well above our weight. We are working with top global brands, early-stage start-ups, and governmental organizations. This is no place for politics and fingerpointing: we work hard individually to get shit done together.

Always ask why

Asking why is crucial to make products succeed and prioritize tasks wisely. We are critical. We don’t dabble in vanity work. And we don’t do things simply because someone tells us to.

Grow together

Each one, teach one. Sharing techniques, inspirations, and lessons you learned along the way with your fellow team mates will greatly help them. We have learning programs in place for our junior team, weekly joined FWA judging sessions for our designers, and an inspiration channel on Slack that only occasionally gets hijacked to discuss lunch choices.

Great responsibility, great hairstyle

At okay bueno we do not limit our roles to designer or developer. We simply strive to make things better, everyday. Even Jesús haircut.

Speak up.

All voices are heard. We speak bluntly and don't sugarcoat things. It may be uncomfortable, but critique is vital to increasing quality. Our office is neither a place for big egos nor for petty arguments. And yes, the picture doesn't lead you on: we are super fun to work with.

So diverse, you can't tell us apart

But seriously, we are from all over the world: Germany, Spain, South Korea, the UK. Only Chris can actually leverage his mother tongue in the office as English is our offical office language.

Do's and Dont's

Build things

Well, duh. We are a product studio. Products are at the core of everything we do: with our partners and for our users. We occasionally tinker with tools, frameworks, and technologies, explore new design directions, create content of any kind, and experiment with business models, and we love doing that, but it always revolves around products with a purpose.

Don't slack

Don't worry, we still have fun at work. But we are planning time wisely to make the most of it. Sitting in an office killing time, checking off tasks, and planning countless meetings simply doesn't fit our working style and agenda.

Care deeply

Products can only succeed if everyone involves cares deeply about the product. If there's not a strong fit between interest, believes, and passion, the chance of failure is increased exponentially. This is true for each and every one of our team members, but also for our partners and clients. We are not interested in money jobs.

Don't fake it

Don't fake knowing things you don't actually understand, don't fake being enthusiastic about a project you don't like at all. In case you need to understand how that works, just observe Alex, he is basically non-enthusiastic about everything in life.

Office life

Embrace the change

The biggest benefit of being a small team is the pace at which things can change: what once was our workshop room, now is our Playstation room, and probably will be something else next month.

Educational budget

Everyone at okay bueno has an annual educational budget of € 1.200. Well, everyone but Fabian, we figured he's already enough of a smart ass. The money can be used for anything that helps you grow as a professional: books, courses, training, events.

The saddest perks ever.

Shitty coffee, maybe a massage once every couple of months if our neighbor feels like it, unhealthy drinks, and unlimited supply of toilet paper. If you are looking for avocado toasts and office therapists, go look somewhere else.

Dumpling Fridays

As much as Jesús hates it, Friday is Dumpling Day. Besides our unreasonable love for Kim Dotcom, it's the only pointless tradition we allow ourselves. Pinky promise.

Never settle.

We want to become better versions of ourselves, individually, and the best partner we can be as a company. Therefore we need make our studio a better place to achieve great work at — day by day, step by step. Let’s rewrite the rules: help us by letting us know what you want to improve.

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