YOUTOOL // design out of the box was established virtually on September 19, 2011, and grew out of a passion for design, representing a value and a tool that transforms ideas into functional and timeless products.
YOUTOOL // design out of the box is a network of design professionals that offers companies innovative projects and services focussed on creation, production, communication and sales.
We bring together companies and designers in order to develop design projects through every stage of the creative process. Our online workshop method allows us to select the best web designers to develop quality ideas, reducing the time and cost of implementation. Every workshop is conducted through video, training activities and constant interaction between tutors and members to ensure and supervise the evolution of projects.
Unlike physical spaces, YOUTOOL workshops are open to an unlimited number of designers who can participate from anywhere in the world. Unlike design studios, the results of YOUTOOL workshops are in strict compliance with the company's specific needs and production strategies, as derived from the constant interaction between designers and tutors. Unlike competitions, the results of YOUTOOL workshops derive from a design collective that is the sum of the creativity of each individual participant.
Like traditional competitions, our workshops produce as many projects as there are members. Unlike traditional competitions, the results of our workshops are in strict compliance with the company's specific needs and production strategies. Like traditional design studios, YOUTOOL provides original, high quality proposals, ready to be put into production. Unlike traditional design studies, the results of a workshop derive from a design collective that is the sum of the creativity of each individual participant. Like traditional physical workshops, results derive from the transfer of practical knowledge, from company to designer. Unlike traditional physical workshops, YOUTOOL workshops are open to the participation of designers from around the world.
YOUTOOL workshops also offer businesses a unique opportunity to communicate their own story and product to their own specific target audience: designers and the consumers of design products. In addition to ensuring effective results in terms of product design, YOUTOOL online workshops offer product communication in an innovative format. The publication of selected projects and their viral circulation on social networks creates expectation in an audience of potential customers and contacts.
In almost four years, thanks to the efforts and dedication of the founders and the support of employees and partners, we have organised 12 workshops, with 273 successful participants. Twenty products are in production and many more are waiting to be manufactured and marketed.
We opened Studio YOUTOOL (http://studio.youtool.it/), an open, interdisciplinary and concrete agency specialising in communications, design, graphics and web.
Thanks to our supporters and technical and institutional partners, we have participated in and have organised dozens of events, some of great importance. They include: Open Design Italy 2012, DOOTB//vol.1 2013, Fruit, Self-publishing Exhibition 2013, Milan Design Week 2013 and Bologna Design Week 2015.
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