We use a collaborative design thinking approach to help organizations figure out what to do next (research & strategy) and make it real (design & communication). Working this way enables us to solve a wide variety of problems, from capturing opportunities to building brands to skilling up teams (and more) across any industry and at any scale. Learn more about our areas of expertise below, or see it in pictures.
We Help You Figure Out What To Do Next (You’re not quite sure what you need)
We believe the best outcomes happen when teams fully own the process of working through a challenge and defining the solutions. But sometimes teams need a little extra support in thinking differently to solve those particularly tough problems and make sustainable change. We work with teams in a variety of ways to help instill a design thinking mindset and get them to push boundaries and own outcomes—and feel confident in doing it again and again.
If you’ve heard about “design thinking,” but aren’t really sure how to apply it, we can help. We teach you the design process at a high level to provide a basic understanding, give you tools you can use every day and help you get more comfortable over time.
If your team has some familiarity with design thinking, but is struggling to solve a thorny challenge, we’ve got you covered. We add our expertise to your expertise and guide your team through the design process as they do the work and deliver on a specific project that they own.
If you’re thinking that you’d love to learn the process yourself, but for right now, you just need this project done, we can do that. We’ll work the challenge like a typical consulting relationship and deliver killer results (but don’t be surprised when we try to involve you).
We’re a lean team led by Research & Strategy Partner Mark King and Strategy & Design Partner Conor McFerran. With a diverse range of experiences, from large agencies to small start-ups and from Fortune 100s to non-profits, we’ve worked through a lot of different challenges, defined a wide variety of outcomes and experienced a number of different approaches. We started Lift Collective as a way to share the best of what we’ve learned and work more effectively with teams deliver great work that lasts.