Since Foster Made’s founding in 2005, we’ve lived and breathed a set of unwritten values. As our team and client roster grew, it became clear that writing these values down and sharing them would help us stay true to our beliefs in all that we do. In early 2018 we sat down to document our often unspoken values. After months of thoughtful conversations and internal discussions around these values, we’re ready to share them here for the first time. I believe these values encapsulate who we are as a company and who we strive to be as individuals on the team.
From the projects we choose to the vision we set, our decisions are based on the health and well-being of our team. We understand that the impact of our actions and company culture extends beyond ourselves. That shared perspective provides the framework for how we operate as a business and grounds all that we do.
We are motivated to see our clients succeed. Getting to know the people we work with and partnering with our clients to help them achieve their goals is at the core of who we are. We care about their needs and objectives because we’re in the work together. To us, the ultimate sign of a job well done is the sound of praise and high fives all around.
Pursuing inspiration, never compromising on quality, and continuously learning are standard themes around here. We believe that there is always room for improvement, and each of us takes personal responsibility in being great now while actively working to become even greater.
We approach our work with humility and a collective growth mindset. We’re always willing to help each other out, share knowledge, and give credit where credit is due. This builds an environment of trust where we are open to giving and receiving feedback and we support and celebrate each teammate’s success the same as our own.
We take seriously the responsibility of actively pursuing diverse candidates, promoting fairness, and encouraging inclusion on our team. We believe a diverse and inclusive workplace leads to greater innovation, and our combined experiences and perspectives make us a stronger, more capable team.
Transparent communication is central to all that we do. That means we maintain clarity about project details like who’s doing the work, our timeline, and billing. If there’s a question or concern, we don’t avoid difficult conversations or hide the truth. Our openness stems from holding our clients’ (and each other’s) confidence and trust in the highest regard.
We are relational by nature. We find meaning in our work through human connections and enjoy working with people who share mutual respect and understanding for others. Pursuing positive relationships doesn’t only make work more enjoyable and life easier — it also builds a level of trust and camaraderie that helps us reach our full potential and deliver better results.
We understand how important even the smallest details can be and how they can shape an overall experience. It’s the little things that add up to make an impression, and we strive to be thoughtful and maintain our commitment to quality in everything we do.