YOUR OWN REMOTE WORK PLAYBOOK

A Creative Leader's Guide
to Building a
High-Performing
Remote Team

Learn how to scale your team and business rapidly by tapping a worldwide talent pool. Get insights from the founders of an award-winning global agency.

YOUR OWN REMOTE WORK PLAYBOOK

A Creative Leader's Guide to Building a High-Performing
Remote Team

A Creative Leader's
Guide to Building a
High-Performing
Remote Team

Learn how to scale your team and business rapidly by tapping a worldwide talent pool. Get insights from the founders of an award-winning global agency.

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Picking the best talent around the world allowed us to
rapidly scale our business and create an efficient,
24/7 creative engine.

Picking the best talent around the world allowed us to rapidly scale our business and create an efficient,
24/7 creative engine.

What’s Inside

Real-life examples from the
founders of an award-winning
global agency

Our secret to finding and hiring
the right people for the right
roles — all the time

Fundamental tools to use for an
effective and efficient remote
operations

Tips on building high-
performing despite differing
timezones

Strategies to keep teams
motivated and create a robust
company culture

The story of how we grew from
7 people to more than 100 in
just 4 years

Stephen Brett

about the authors

Stephen Brett

From Ireland to Los Angeles, Stephen sat at the helm of several fast-moving tech and service businesses for the past 16 years, even taking one from napkin scribbles to acquisition. His drive to discover a better, more efficient way to run business operations led him to successfully work with Fortune 100 companies and venture-backed startups like Google, Cisco, 3M, Del Monte, and many more with 500 Designs and Design Force.

As co-founder and CEO of the award-winning design agency, 500 Designs, and Design Force, Stephen, with Vivienne, lead innovation and growth of the now 100+ person team.

His standing as a leader in the design industry came from his advocacy to help other brands and pass on what he has learned working with other businesses on strategy, product, business development, UI/UX design, marketing, and financial modeling.

Vivienne Piong

about the authors

Vivienne Piong

Vivienne is a leader in creating balance. She skillfully marries the elements of aesthetics and business goals to craft unique design solutions for some of the biggest companies in the world.

Her decade-long product design and marketing mastery were instrumental to the genesis of award-winning agency 500 Designs and its daughter company, Design Force. As the current Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder, she has worked with Fortune 100 companies and venture-backed startups from various industries.

Her creative direction led 500 Designs to grow from 7 people in it’s beginnings to a 100-strong team of creatives and visionaries in only four years.

Stephen Brett

about the authors

Stephen Brett

From Ireland to Los Angeles, Stephen sat at the helm of several fast-moving tech and service businesses for the past 16 years, even taking one from napkin scribbles to acquisition. His drive to discover a better, more efficient way to run business operations led him to successfully work with Fortune 100 companies and venture-backed startups like Google, Cisco, 3M, Del Monte, and many more with 500 Designs and Design Force.

As co-founder and CEO of the award-winning design agency, 500 Designs, and Design Force, Stephen, with Vivienne, lead innovation and growth of the now 100+ person team.

His standing as a leader in the design industry came from his advocacy to help other brands and pass on what he has learned working with other businesses on strategy, product, business development, UI/UX design, marketing, and financial modeling.

Vivienne Piong

about the authors

Vivienne Piong

Vivienne is a leader in creating balance. She skillfully marries the elements of aesthetics and business goals to craft unique design solutions for some of the biggest companies in the world.

Her decade-long product design and marketing mastery were instrumental to the genesis of award-winning agency 500 Designs and its daughter company, Design Force. As the current Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder, she has worked with Fortune 100 companies and venture-backed startups from various industries.

Her creative direction led 500 Designs to grow from 7 people in it’s beginnings to a 100-strong team of creatives and visionaries in only four years.

Stephen Brett

about the authors

Stephen Brett

From Ireland to Los Angeles, Stephen sat at the helm of several fast-moving tech and service businesses for the past 16 years, even taking one from napkin scribbles to acquisition. His drive to discover a better, more efficient way to run business operations led him to successfully work with Fortune 100 companies and venture-backed startups like Google, Cisco, 3M, Del Monte, and many more with 500 Designs and Design Force.

As co-founder and CEO of the award-winning design agency, 500 Designs, and Design Force, Stephen, with Vivienne, lead innovation and growth of the now 100+ person team.

His standing as a leader in the design industry came from his advocacy to help other brands and pass on what he has learned working with other businesses on strategy, product, business development, UI/UX design, marketing, and financial modeling.

Vivienne Piong

about the authors

Vivienne Piong

Vivienne is a leader in creating balance. She skillfully marries the elements of aesthetics and business goals to craft unique design solutions for some of the biggest companies in the world.

Her decade-long product design and marketing mastery were instrumental to the genesis of award-winning agency 500 Designs and its daughter company, Design Force. As the current Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder, she has worked with Fortune 100 companies and venture-backed startups from various industries.

Her creative direction led 500 Designs to grow from 7 people in it’s beginnings to a 100-strong team of creatives and visionaries in only four years.

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Born from our parent company, award-winning 500 Designs, co-founders Stephen Brett and Vivienne Piong know how heavy the load is to be deep in the trenches of creative work, and how nearly impossible it is to balance that with business operations, especially when you want to scale fast. Their work with Fortune 100 companies and helping start-ups raise over $60 million in venture capital have opened their eyes to the fact that for businesses to hit the ground running, they need to have top-notch design at their foundation—and design that’s executed fast.

This is where we come in.

We believe every project is unique, so we challenge the norm of using a cookie-cutter approach to all design projects. Each project comes with a dedicated design manager who custom-assembles team members with the right expertise to deliver each of your requests according to your unique brand and guidelines.

Today, Design Force is a company of creative and passionate visionaries—strong enough to deliver high-quality designs at a fast pace for projects of any size. On top of that, our flexible subscription model allows our on-demand team to scale up or down based on the needs of our clients.

Born from our parent company, award-winning 500 Designs, co-founders Stephen Brett and Vivienne Piong know how heavy the load is to be deep in the trenches of creative work, and how nearly impossible it is to balance that with business operations, especially when you want to scale fast. Their work with Fortune 100 companies and helping start-ups raise over $60 million in venture capital have opened their eyes to the fact that for businesses to hit the ground running, they need to have top-notch design at their foundation—and design that’s executed fast.

This is where we come in.

We believe every project is unique, so we challenge the norm of using a cookie-cutter approach to all design projects. Each project comes with a dedicated design manager who custom-assembles team members with the right expertise to deliver each of your requests according to your unique brand and guidelines.

Today, Design Force is a company of creative and passionate visionaries—strong enough to deliver high-quality designs at a fast pace for projects of any size. On top of that, our flexible subscription model allows our on-demand team to scale up or down based on the needs of our clients.