AKQA
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About AKQA

AKQA is a digital agency that specializes in creating digital services and products. It employs 2,000 staff globally.AKQA has offices in Europe (Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Paris), North America (Atlanta, New York, Portland, San Francisco, Washington, D.C.), South America (São Paulo) and Asia (Gurgaon, Shanghai, Tokyo).

What We Do

The future inspires us. We work to inspire. Within every brief is the desire to create notable work of distinction. And within every idea is the determination to shape a better future. AKQA’s influential work is recognised worldwide for its pioneering approach, continuing to define and lead the industry. AKQA, the home of courageous invention, architects, and designs. Delivering iconic experiences, services, products and ecosystems that sustainably improve people’s lives. Distinguished by exceptional professional judgement, diversity of experience across categories and a proven track record, our high-calibre team creates groundbreaking work across multiple industries. AKQA’s multidisciplinary work, with our partners Universal and Map, embraces the convergence across businesses, challenging the artificial barriers existing between interfaces, spaces we inhabit, objects we use, and increasingly connected lives. We deliver cohesive blueprints across customer connection points that satisfy audience needs and surpass goals. Combining art, science and the humanities is the opportunity to explore bold, imaginative work influenced by all the disciplines in a pursuit to introduce a new dimension, break boundaries, and create work at the forefront.

Careers

CREATE WHAT'S NEXT AKQA has an unmatched reputation for revolutionary work. Since our founding we have consistently been among the world’s most influential and awarded agencies. Our record of achievement results from our team's collaboration with clients. Many of the world’s most prestigious clients entrust AKQA with their ideas and innovation work. This opportunity coupled with exposure to work that is at the cutting edge - in an environment that champions creativity and thought leadership - makes for a career enriched with learning and achievement.

Working at AKQA

What we look for: Passion, conscientiousness, adaptability, loyalty and integrity are all integral qualities that we look for. Often, when companies talk about growth, they are talking about size. But our focus is growth of excellence across everything we do. Sometimes, when creating a labour of love, we all put in long hours and sometimes we can all feel burdened by deadlines; but the exhilaration will hopefully always outweigh the exhaustion. We create something, so there is satisfaction. We do it as a team, so there is friendship and we do something useful and inspiring, so there is a sense of purpose. In turn, we offer a competitive salary, a variety of benefits, a respectful and meritocratic working environment with limitless opportunities for personal and professional development. TEAMWORK  AKQA provides the highest quality ideas and innovation services to clients around the world. Our consistent track-record of results achieved for clients have set our firm apart. Through our focus on our core values, thought-leadership, rigorous delivery, and industry initiatives, AKQA is today one of the world’s most influential companies. Our goal is to become a high-performance environment where the most talented people flourish. With our perfectionist approach, people join AKQA for the opportunity to do the best work of their careers. We create digital products, services and immersive experiences that are useful, usable, delightful and enjoyed by millions. We employ a rapid ideation and prototyping process that focuses on getting pilots into market quickly, helping clients make a sustained impact, increase their relevance and expand their connection. By embracing a pioneering approach that continues to lead and define the industry, we deliver cohesive blueprints that fulfil audience needs and surpass business goals. LONG-TERM COMMITMENT  AKQA is committed to helping our team develop into the best possible practitioners and to providing them with an unparalleled foundation for their career. We help well-rounded professionals to acquire leadership skills more quickly than at other organisations. Our employees benefit from the trusted long-term nature of our client relationships as well as the cultural alignment between the client and our own organisation, creating an optimum environment to deliver the work without any compromises. ORGANISED TO SUCCEED The core motivation and primary goal at AKQA is product excellence. Although we are part of WPP, AKQA operates independently. Organically grown, our team works as a single firm, without geographic division. This means we can bring resources from across our network to provide solutions for our clients. Over 70% of our clients work with our team in multiple regions. In addition to our own Future Lions initiative, we have formed partnerships with many of the world’s leading universities so we can hire their best graduates. We combine youth and energy with maturity and experience to form a community that has a unique diversity of knowledge and exceptional professional judgement. DEVELOPMENT  AKQA offers a menu of training through the AKQA Academy and WPP Professional Development. This comprehensive curriculum of formal training is designed to equip our team with the substantive creative, engineering, business acumen, communications, management and analytical skills required to have professionally rewarding careers. AKQA Academy and WPP Professional Development courses are taught by leaders in their fields including AKQA’s own senior team and respected external experts. To maintain the continuous focus on our core values, and provide a clear career path for our team, all of our Managing Directors and Managing Partners are promoted from within AKQA. All AKQA employees and clients are invited to participate in the AKQA Insight and AKQA Tech.Insight thought leadership programmes. These comprise a series of informative lectures and Q&A sessions with authors, artists, athletes, scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs who are recognised leaders in their respective disciplines. DIVERSITY  We believe that diversity is vital to AKQA’s ability to provide our clients with the best recommendations and are committed to fostering a varied and inclusive work environment. We provide our employees with the canvas, tools and confidence to help them advance their careers in a way that best suits them. SUSTAINABILITY  At AKQA we believe everything a company does should be about taking the responsibility to be respectful towards the community and the environment. We consider community and pro-bono work to be an important commitment of our employees. We encourage our team to devote their skills to a broad range of community activities, working with a myriad of charitable and not-for-profit organisations. AKQA is part of WPP’s Sustainability initiatives. WPP is ranked no. 49 in an annual round-up of the Wo

Who We Are

Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Storytellers.  AKQA is always looking for passionate people who share a commitment to our founding values of Innovation, Service, Quality and Thought.  We have earned numerous international accolades, including Agency of the Year a record 31 times. At the end of 2011, AKQA was named Agency of the Year on both sides of the Atlantic by Adweek and Campaign magazines. We bring ideas and innovation to forward-thinking companies such as Anheuser-Busch, Audi, Delta, Google, Nike, Target, Verizon, and Xbox. AKQA is home to more than 1,400 employees around the world, with offices in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, London, New York, Paris, Portland, San Francisco, Shanghai, Tokyo and Washington, D.C.