My name is Steve Price, I am a graphic designer and Plan-B Studio is my company. To-date my career has taken me from a traditional design education to a design practitioner and consultant on design, branding, digital and strategy for clients in the UK, US, Europe and Japan (sometimes).
Plan-B Studio is an independent design and brand consultancy established in 2001. It is a name that represents Steve Price and a vast network of passionate, committed people connected by a love of creativity and problem solving.
Business is about people, relationships and you only ever get out what you put in. Investing yourself completely brings a different spirit, texture and character to every character.
Free of jargon, and more importantly, free of ego. I have a comprehensive dislike of acronyms and 'business-speak'; it creates misunderstanding and confusion. Simple language and approaches to work, with just a bit of humour and cheek thrown in.
How We Work
1. It's who you know, and then some
People invest in people - so they say, beyond that the statement becomes fallacy. Running a business is about more than who you know. It's about investing the time to really get to know people. Allowing others to know how much you care is what really matters. Going above and beyond to connect on an intimate, emotional, spiritual, or personal level is important. Which is why our moto is 'Made with love and support'.
2. Curate, the right people
This is the ability to bring the right people, to the right table, at the right time. Period. To enable the opportunity to create an intimate setting so we can share meaningful conversations and build the foundation for a strong relationship. It's truly connecting the dots at a higher level for those being curated.
3. Confidence, to ask
The most common issue in business is ego and pride. People are often out for themselves and all too eager to remain silent for fear of looking stupid, or being accountable or taking responsibility. At Plan-B Studio we believe in asking any question, even stupid ones, and encouraging clients and partners to do the same; they're usually the most important questions. Get to know the culture, of a business not the jargon.
4. Pause, why react when you can respond
Often seen as awkward in certain settings. But by enabling one another the time to think, to consider, to respond we avoid reacting; often unnecessarily.
5. Think, time to
Here's a basic example; if I know something takes me two weeks to do, I'll tell you it takes four. You don't pay for four weeks, you pay for two, but I take four. Why? Time enables proper consideration and thus to all for a more informed response (see no.4).