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People Need People.

Facebook says we are 3.5° of separation away from everyone in the world. We are the most connected we’ve ever been as a society, yet the most disconnected we’ve ever been from looking another human being in the eyes and being present with them. 

Our aim is to create space for life to happen. To learn what it means to be human again. To slow down and actually have a conversation with someone, to shut off, shut down our worries, our burdens, and our busyness. We have a chance to connect with our friends, neighbors, and communities and we don't want to miss it. 

Here at the Homestead, we combine our passions of design, food, and aesthetics with our convictions of building community. All in all, we want to get really good at bringing people together and inspiring others to do the same.

Services Provided

Ideation & Creation
Emotional Design
User Experience
Interaction Strategy
Photography
Content Creation

Build & Recruit

With convictions comes a moment when you decide whether you really want to see these beliefs come to light or just keep talking about them. For us, this started with something so simple yet profound, building some benches and tables.

These builds would set in motion many newly built relationships beginning by our first dinner we hosted with the belief that people need people.  Building tables, growing relationships. 

This also led to our focus on building a team willing to volunteer their time to these convictions. We began by creating a recruiting site that we would use to walk people through who were interested in helping this movement.

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Why is what we all crave the last thing we make time for?

We overlook the simple and the mundane writing them off as unimportant. We replace them, saying complicated and miserable is what we want... because that's where most of us find ourselves. Have we really forgotten the power of connecting with one another? Have we lost our sense of just being present? Our aim is to create space for life to happen. To learn what it means to be human again. To slow down and actually have a conversation with someone, to shut off, shut down our worries, our burdens, and our business. We have a chance to connect with our friends, neighbors, and communities and we don't want to miss it. Here at the Homestead, we combine our passions of design, food, and aesthetics with our convictions of building community. All in all, we want to get really good at bringing people together and inspiring others to do the same.

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Social Phone-Pas

These devices that are with us 24/7 aren't inherently bad in themselves, but it's how we choose to use them. What is obvious through so many studies is that we are using them too much. 

At our Homestead events, we offer a phone drop box. We originally thought that people would think that this is creepy, but soon noticed that everyone was doing it. There is so much convenience in showing me a picture of something or someone that means so much to you and the conversation is over to a few seconds. Or... one can go through describing what means most to them and you get to see the expression, love, pain, everything. It might not have the icing on top, but it has the substance to it. These are the stories we get to hear and be part of.

Real Life UX

As a UX Designer, I (Stephen) get to strategize and create experiences that users interact with all the time. Pointing them toward something that will, hopefully, make their lives better when they encounter them.

The value here is a creating a genuine person to person user experience intentionally made for human interaction. When a few friends dedicate themselves to some hard work and choose to invite a few friends, you always have a table full of people who don't know each other, which adds so much value, and all become friends. Our society needs this more today than ever.

 

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Scope Of Work

Ideation & Creation

Evaluation
Research
Concepting
Branding Strategy
Planning

User Experience

Evaluation
Research
Concepting
Branding Strategy
Planning

Content Creation

Evaluation
Research
Concepting
Branding Strategy
Planning

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