Reimagine possibilities & realize digital ambitions.

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Why we exist

Our thoughts on digital strategy consulting?

It is our experience that many digital strategy recommendations aren't agile and sometimes barely actionable. After twenty years of working with digital consulting and large agencies, we didn't see alignment between expensive strategy presentations and the way high-performance digital execution teams actually work. Based on this, Axacraft was founded to close the gap between strategy and delivery.

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WINNing IN THE WEEDS

A great strategy is a great start. Winning in the details is where we help clients find serious advantage.

We work hard to learn your business.  We learn quickly, listen well and do everything we can to ensure our client’s money goes towards real solutions that have business impact. Then, we bring the very best digital talent to the table for the far more important phase - execution. Perfection is always elusive but our approach combines both speed and epic execution made possible by incredible digital talent.

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Our CLIENTS

When Axacraft gets the call, it's often from companies that are already leaders in their sector.

They don't want to sit still, they want to keep pushing forward. We bring operator experience and actionable digital strategy to help leaders achieve even bigger ambitions. Our growing team has worked with companies ranging in size from startups to Fortune 100s to build quality digital products and level-up engineering and design teams

Overview of our strategy and digital offerings.

Outcome-based digital transformation focuses on speed to value and return on investment. It’s a growth mindset grounded in maker-culture. We've been where you are. It's not easy to make intelligent, future-forward choices amid too many inputs and too few real insights.

Customer experience strategy
New business model & concept development
Digital and product strategy
Futurism & innovation
Enterprise architecture
Concept-to-commercialization
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AXACRAFT FOUNDER

"Our approach is both simple and surprisingly unique. We built the company around digital leaders who speak "C-suite" and who are the special forces of product, design & engineering. We think bigger than many. We win in the weeds more than most. In doing so, we always aim to be on the short-list of companies that sit at the intersection of strategy development and the very best product delivery practices. You won't hear us talking about how many thousands of developers we have on staff. That isn't our calling card. You will here us obsess over quality, speed and making a big dent in the universe."

Kelly Smith
Founder & CEO

Our mission.

Become the leading enabler of digital transformation agendas and craft digital experiences that humans find exceptional.

Our vision.

Deliver transformative digital products through people-focused practices which combine exceptional talent with empathy.

Our values.

We have the courage to make difficult promises and the integrity to keep them. We learn and collaborate to solve our clients' problems. We value the diversity of perspectives that comes from all places and people.

Mantras.

Understand the zeitgeist of a particular moment.

We have a saying - "find the "high order bit" in every project and in every conversation if you can. Then work down from there. Focus on outcomes. Learn the client's business. Share an understanding of what "great" would look like.

We do what we say.

We don't make commitments we can't keep. Sometimes we make aggressive commitments. Whatever it takes to come through on our promises is what we strive to do. Making our client's look good is something we take very seriously. They took a chance on us. We don't leave them hanging.

We never forget the human element.

Digital transformation is sometimes about digital. Mostly it's about people. We focus on how we become better people with each engagement and we care about how we can elevate each person we meet on the client side. Every person gets the benefit of the doubt. Better things happen when everyone feels comfortable brainstorming, experimenting and thinking outside the box. Each person's well-being is the "high-order bit."

Success to us is making client teams better.

What energizes us is when our clients build a more resilient digital culture as part of their engagement. This enables them to respond better to ever-changing customer expectations, market conditions, and local or global events.

We are excited to share our unique culture.

We bring our hard-earned learnings to each conversion with hopes that they can accelerate our clients own ambitions and dreams. But ultimately, we think it's our unique culture that really resonates with our long-standing clients. We have a lot of square pegs in round holes here.

What is it like to work at Axacraft?

Recruiting top-tier digital talent is hard. We've gotten good great at it.

We assist clients in building their own teams and by offering the incredible expertise that comes from our own staff. In all departments, we think our team brings the very best talent to each and every challenge.