When we started Jet Cooper a little over four years ago, it was really quite simple: we loved design, technology, and helping people feel good about getting things done. We wanted to apply our passion towards meaty challenges, and we wanted to have fun while doing it. But because we couldn't find a place to do all of these things, we decided to create one.
So away we went. From the 500 square foot corner of somebody else's hard-earned studio, we built the beginnings of what we've become today. We landed our first clients. We fumbled our way through our first deliverables. We quickly found out what we loved doing. We quickly found out what we hated doing. We built process. And we hired our first employee. All while keeping in mind one core value that we so
proudly naïvely etched onto a whiteboard one late night weeks before: Be real.
And real, things got. In the 4 years that followed, we matured, gained perspective, and became what we never thought we could but always wanted to be. 2 became 20. Employees became family members. Our work became our life's work.
We called 3 different studios home before landing at 241 Spadina. We threw 4 amazing parties. And we collectively belted Wonderwall 5 times at our last team karaoke-off.
We also worked with some of Canada's most inspiring startups, brands and products. Forged some great partnerships. Made a lot of amazing friends. We were even bold enough to build a product of our own. Fortunately, it took off. Sort of.
Many milestones, each bigger than the last. And it’s in that spirit that we want to celebrate a new one today.
It's a milestone that gives our whole family a new sandbox to play in, while keeping us at the forefront of some of the most interesting challenges in the world of design and technology. Most importantly, this marks the next step in our evolution while empowering us to stay true to why we started Jet Cooper in the first place.
Back then, we certainly couldn't find a place to do everything we wanted to do without creating one ourselves. Today, we think we might have just found that place.
So, it's with great excitement that we share the news with all of you:
Soon we'll begin directing our expertise towards creating great products with the fine folks at Shopify. And we'll be doing that from the same studio we currently call home and in the city we all adore. We couldn't be more stoked to start building a new footprint with Shopify Toronto.
Our thanks goes out to the clients and partners that have helped us get this far, and the countless friends we’ve made along the way that have shaped who we are as a brand and as people in this community.
You can bet that you'll continue seeing us at meetups, conferences, and all-you-can-eat sushi joints causing a stir. We just might be sporting a slightly different t-shirt next time.
241 Spadina Ave, 3rd Floor
Toronto, Canada M5T 2E2