Life at Ad Hoc

Finding your place on Ad Hoc's research team

September 23, 2020

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Ad Hoc researchers come from a wide variety of backgrounds from archaeology to anthropology to museums to education. The team is proudly a place where we accept and encourage the diversity of people and their experiences.

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Grow your design career at Ad Hoc

September 17, 2020

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We recently launched a new career ladder for the design practice. Each step has clearly-defined competencies and responsibilities that help staff chart a path for how to grow at Ad Hoc.

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For remote work, try starting with trust

July 16, 2020

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If your team is new to remote work, spend as much time setting up an environment based on trust as you are setting up technical tools to make it possible.

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Gift exchange — because even #remotelife people like gifts

February 06, 2019

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As 2018 drew to an end, the season of appreciation, gratefulness, and gifting was coming upon us.

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Ad Hoc's design team experiments with a book club

December 11, 2018

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Four months ago, when so much felt uncertain and I was getting ready to begin my first day at Ad Hoc, passages from Bird by Bird are what made the excitement swallow the anxiety in my stomach.

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Celebrating Pride Month at Ad Hoc

June 28, 2018

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In March 2017, Ad Hoc’s LGBTQ+ employees set up an #lgbtq Slack channel, and since then, Ad Hoc-ers who identify somewhere within the LGBTQ+ family share articles, swoon over Janelle Monaé’s latest, and talk about the tough stuff.

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The truth about remote work

December 05, 2017

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While the benefits of remote work are fairly self-explanatory (living where you like, being able to travel and work, etc), some candidates have concerns about whether or not remote work is right for them.

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Easy eclipse viewing with #remotelife

August 21, 2017

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Sometimes, a once-in-a-generation event comes along to mess with your work day. Fortunately for Ad Hoc team members,

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James' uptime beard - #remotelife at Ad Hoc

August 08, 2017

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I check my phone for PagerDuty alerts and pull my mustache from between my lips. Vets.gov was available through the night; I won’t need to shave this morning.

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#remotelife is for the birds

June 28, 2017

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This spring, a robin decided to use my rain gutter’s downspout for her nest. I grabbed my phone, fired up a meeting room, and let everyone know that we had a live stream of the nest.

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Sophia’s #remotelife at Ad Hoc

June 12, 2017

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I love the flexibility to cowork with other members of Ad Hoc when I need human contact, or to hole up in my basement den when I need to focus in solitude.

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Katie Gwinn’s #remotelife at Ad Hoc

June 09, 2017

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I have found working remotely has been invaluable in being able to pursue my career while balancing the demands of a family.

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Laura Ellena’s #remotelife at Ad Hoc

April 20, 2017

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As research manager, my days have a lot of variety. I frequently use our co-working space near the White House to plan projects, facilitate remote feedback sessions, and sync with teammates.

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Curtis’ #remotelife at Ad Hoc

April 11, 2017

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Working remotely is pretty cool. It's by no means a breeze, and it comes with its own set of difficulties, but one thing I've come to greatly enjoy is the ability to eat amazing food.

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Danny Chapman’s #remotelife at Ad Hoc

April 06, 2017

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I'm Danny Chapman, Creative Director at Ad Hoc. In my current role, I assist other design teams where I'm needed, and advocate for good design principles in all of the work we do.

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Ben Kutil’s #remotelife at Ad Hoc

February 21, 2017

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I'm Ben Kutil, product manager and designer for Ad Hoc’s work with CMS on HealthCare.gov. I’ve worked independently for 8 years, and value the flexibility and focus remote work provides.

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