3 Oct 2006 11 am eastern

Happy Cog Philadelphia

Our letterhead isn’t finished. Our aging website doesn’t provide a clue. Ordinarily an announcement like this one would wait until a site redesign was complete, new business cards were slipped into wallets, and expertly prepared press materials had been carefully seeded in the fields of journalism and the lonely rooms of the blogosphere. But for reasons which will become apparent soon, we can’t wait to relate the news that Happy Cog™ is expanding.

In addition to its original New York flavor, Happy Cog now also comes in a delicious new Philadelphia blend, under the leadership of Happy Cog Philadelphia president Greg Hoy. Both offices provide high-level design and user experience consulting services. They share a vision. They share methods. They even share team members (some Cog personnel divide their time between New York and Philly).

More detailed and more meaningful announcements—not to mention an expanded and redesigned site—will come soon. Meanwhile, welcome, Jason, Rob, Daniel, Heather, Jon, Mark, and Robert Roberts-Jolly.

[tags]happycog, design, philadelphia, nyc, newyork[/tags]

Filed under: cities, Design, Happy Cog™, industry, people, Philadelphia

30 Responses to “Happy Cog Philadelphia”

  1. Greg said on

    Mazaltov! It’s a girl! And some boys, and probably more girls! And a huge step for your company!

    Seriously, didn’t see this coming. Why Philly, though – was the talent you wanted just already there? I guess I’d expected a satellite office somewhat further away from the mothership.

  2. Jason Santa Maria | Happy Cog Philadelphia said on

    [...] Just as Jeffrey says: it’s official, Happy Cog now has a Philadelphia office! Right now, the Philadelphia gang is comprised of me, Greg Hoy, Rob Weychert, Dan Mall, Jon Aldinger, Mark Huot, Heather Shaw, and Robert Roberts-Jolly, all of whom I’ve worked with in the past and have found to be some of the most creative and talented people I know. I’ll still be working with Jeffrey and the others from the New York office, splitting time as Creative Director on both ends. [...]

  3. Mau said on

    Congratulations on the expansion! Best of luck! Nah… you need no luck, just hard work. =)

  4. Greg said on

    Congratulations Jeffrey. This has been a long time coming.

  5. Keith said on

    Wow! Congrats guys! Best of luck, not that you’ll need it.

  6. Joshua Lane said on

    Good luck guys! Mind if I swing by and check out the new offices sometime?

  7. Skeletons in your closet said on

    Have anything big in the pipeline?

  8. Ray said on

    You told me you didn’t use business cards. I’m so confused.

    Congratulations!

  9. Steve said on

    That’s great!

  10. Steve said on

    That’s great. It’s always exciting to me when things seem to be happening locally. Meaning Philly of course.

  11. sharaf said on

    what a great team in philly!

    i am curious if Happy Cog killed Pixelworthy in the process of openning this office….

    :)

  12. Lydia said on

    Great news Jeffrey, et al. I look forward to more wonderful design to ogle, envy and borrow. Mazel tov.

  13. Rob Weychert | Editorials: “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” said on

    [...] Why in the world would I pass up a chance to work at Apple? Well, there was something else in the works that was just as exciting, and thanks to Jeffrey’s announcement earlier today, I don’t need to write too much about that either. I will say that Happy Cog Philadelphia promises to be a great thing, and I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of it. [...]

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  15. Daniel Mall: Happy Cog Philadelphia said on

    [...] Well, the secret is out: I’ve left the old digs and have been working for a new boss. Today marks the official grand opening of Happy Cog Philadelphia. [...]

  16. Daniel Schutzsmith said on

    Congrats on the expansion. Next step is World Domination™

  17. Lisa Firke | Hit Those Keys said on

    Woohoo! Congratulations. Sounds like a great pooling of talent and lovely that folks outside of NYC will have a crack at Happy Cog-itation.

    Um, maybe Chicago next? I know at least one independent designer who’d chuck it all to join such a great team.

  18. Daring Fireball Linked List: October 2006 said on

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  19. Dale Cruse said on

    Man, you guys are taking over the world one metropolis at a time.

  20. Greg Hoy said on

    To sharaf: The answer is no.
    To everyone else: We are thrilled, we have great clients and we have incredible talent sitting in a big square in a nice office close to arguably Philly’s best bar. Life is good.

  21. Chris Pallé said on

    Awesome stuff. Now, being stuck in central NJ isn’t as bad as it seems. Perhaps I can telepathetically tap into your brainwaves as they pass over my home… oh wait, what if you pick up on my great ideas in the process… crap, where’s the tin foil? :-P

  22. Journal : Mark Boulton said on

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  23. mattymcg said on

    Robert Roberts-Jolly has got to be one of the coolest names I’ve heard in a long time.

  24. Write That Down » Congrats to Happy Cog! said on

    [...] Just wanted to give a nod to Jeffrey Zeldman and the expansion of Happy Cog. [...]

  25. Kirk said on

    The minute you’re ready to open a London Office, let me know. I’d make a hell of a water boy.

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  28. ceviri said on

    Great news Jeffrey, et al. I look forward to more wonderful design to ogle, envy and borrow. Mazel tov.

  29. gazeteler said on

    Awesome stuff. Now, being stuck in central NJ isn’t as bad as it seems. Perhaps I can telepathetically tap into your brainwaves as they pass over my home… oh wait, what if you pick up on my great ideas in the process… crap, where’s the tin foil?

  30. Happy Cog Studios: About Greg Hoy said on

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