Upwork’s paradigm-shifting success as the world’s largest work marketplace, connecting millions of businesses with independent talent around the globe, has reshaped our economy and how we work.
Our team partnered with Upwork to create a new workspace that helps them advance their mission to connect the best talent to the optimal opportunities anywhere anytime. Upwork thrives as a departure from the expected and a beacon for where the world of work is headed. They work each day to place independent talent at the heart of every business. Our team brought that to life through the design of this dynamic space.
To help Upwork eliminate physical barriers between teams to foster connectivity and collaboration, our design surrounds staff and work stations with amenities and spaces that empower them to structure their workplace experience. This empowerment is amplified through technology throughout the space that ensures freedom and flexibility for all users. All of these efforts build on key themes of freedom, control and boundless possibility while helping Upwork staff think bigger and innovate faster.
The workplace is also filled with artwork that shares stories and emotions from Upwork's global talent community. It offers a look into the positive influence the company has on individuals' lives both professionally and personally.
Upwork sought an unobstructed environment where teams could collaborate and feed off each other's energy. This new space achieves that and more, while also introducing panoramic views of the city, biophilic elements throughout and graphics that speak to the company's mission, sourced from employees. It is also set amidst the bustling energy of the streets of Chicago.Interior Design magazine