Agency: Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners
Location: Sausalito, CA
'None of us is as smart as all of us' is one of our motto's. We work in a very creative and collaborative environment. We are a pretty laid back office with a strong very outdoor culture. Most people here are pretty laid back with a passion and drive for creating.
Top 3 Interesting Facts or Things to Do in the Agency's Host City?
- There are people that moved from San Francisco to Sausalito in the 60's to live on boats to avoid property taxes. Some of those people still live out on boats, and every since there has been a very heavy house boat community living in Sausalito. Old and brand new renovated houseboats fill the docks in Sausalito. Some even have little decks and gardens on them. It's really fun to rent a house boat for a night or 2 and walk into work. Great way to spice up the week, and make it feel like a mini vacation.
Top 3 Interesting Facts a #MAIP2017 Fellow Won't Find on the Agency's Website?
- We are located just 5 miles outside of San Fransisco in Marin County. This location gives the agency a more homey feel, your not in the hustle bustle of downtown San Francisco You can't just pop outside next door for lunch by yourself, or go meet up with another friend who works down the street. This creates an atmosphere where people actually hang out with each other, actually interact with each other and are actually friends with one another.
- The location also gives people a unique opportunity to experience and interact with Marin. There are hiking and biking trails 4 minutes from the office. People hike before work, and lots of people bike over the Golden Gate Bridge as there commute into work. Being just outside the city makes the commute unique, and gives people a chance to shake it up during the week by traveling to work via car, bus, bike or Ferry.
- We also pair up with a lot of local Sausalito businesses. We have discounts at a lot of local lunch spots and we get free kayaking and paddle boarding on the bay anytime we want!