Royal Oak’s Vectorform, 12-Year-Old ‘Overnight Success,’ Is Hiring
ROYAL OAK — The digital marketing technology provider Vectorform has had it with flying under the radar.
Founded in 1999 by Brother Rice High School graduates Karl and Kurt Steckling and Jason Vazzano, the company says it’s kept a low profile due to the confidential nature of their digital products for clients ranging from Microsoft to Volkswagen to Nokia to ESPN to American Express to the New York Times.
But now, in response to recent growth, the company is pushing forward with a marketing and recruiting push to boost its profile and hire more designers, developers and engineers.
Part think tank, part lab, part studio, Vectorform works on the digital products and experiences you may be holding in your hand right now, as well as incredible upcoming tech the average person doesn’t have access to for months. From engaging apps for ESPN and Sesame Street, to cancer screening innovations that maximize patient comfort at Massachusetts General Hospital, to next generation in-vehicle mobile experiences that minimize driver distraction, Vectorform is known for its ability to make the digital world fun, easy to use and beautiful.
The Vectorform office culture is as fun and diverse as the industries it serves. The halls of Vectorform are full of smart, passionate, talented people, joined by the occasional office dog – giving the company a west-coast start-up feel. The flexible schedule and lack of dress code provides an open and respectful environment where individual contributions continue to shape the culture of the company. The open floor plan allows the group to switch between heads down production or tuning into the latest industry announcements at a moment’s notice.
“I am excited to head into work every morning — even more so at the end of my day for what surprises tomorrow may hold. I work with some of my most admired and respected brands, with a team who continues to inspire me with their talent and creativity every day,” said Kevin Foreman, who carries the title director of product vision.
Vectorform employees are designated to multi-disciplined SWAT teams called solution groups. The teams are motivated to build themselves professionally and enjoy life by traveling around the world to collaborate with business and technology leaders in cities such as Beijing, Vienna, and Paris.
They take team trips to Oktoberfest in Munich, South by Southwest in Austin, and other design and technology conferences around the world. This diverse perspective is key to inventing global digital products and experiences.
Vectorform’s next evolution is either to expand its current office or move to a bigger location in metro Detroit.
“We will do more business in Michigan,” said cofounder Vazzano. “We need to cultivate, retain, and attract as much talent within the metro Detroit area as we can.”
Vectorform currently has open positions for designers, developers, and project managers.
Check out the openings, as well as a gallery of recent work, at www.vectorform.com.