WerkPress was formed in 2011 to create a WordPress-focused studio capable of providing any WordPress service needed: from consultation, strategy and design, to development and maintenance.
We currently have 14 people in-house and have become one of the leading WordPress customization shops in the world.
Our office houses both the WerkPress team and sister company, Westwerk. We designed and built the space ourselves which took six months to complete, though the last three months were particularly hard because we were conducting business during the construction.
Everything used was either made specially in-house or found and restored. The desks, tables and cube dividers are fabricated from scratch. The entry wall was handcrafted from individual pieces of lath, glass fixtures are handblown (courtesy of building neighbors,Hennepin Made), and the meeting room doors were crafted to replicate old warehouse windows. The build-out was completed in September of 2012.
We wanted our space to be a comfortable and relaxing environment for our team and for clients, with a (very) well-used game area andRush River beer on tap. Alternatives to sitting at a desk all day include a cozy loft with library, standing work stations, and multi-use meeting rooms.
The overall philosophy to the workspace is simple: inviting, fun and functional. No one has their own office-it’s designed to facilitate a very collaborative environment and increase communication, which helps with workflow as well as keeps the whole office vibe positive and strong.