HZ has grown tremendously in the past year— a new office in Baltimore, new clients across new industries and new talent with diverse backgrounds. We hope the synergy of our growth in these areas will ultimately help us stretch ourselves. Strategizing over tough questions, organizing the right people, solving problems together–this is what drives our agency. And the result of this growth has manifested in another exciting announcement.
That’s right—we’ve moved into the neighborhood! As of March 1st, HZ is part of the Canvas community, including a network of the area's most talented creatives, exciting start-ups and motivated freelancers. The co-working trend is part of a greater interest in less traditional work spaces and more collaborative settings and HZ is proud to be a part of that growing culture. Through our acquisition of Canvas, we are not only able to support this synergistic environment, we are better positioned to contribute to the creative community throughout the DC metropolitan region.
What does the future hold for HZ, as a design agency with over 25 years of experience in strategy and execution, and Canvas? For starters, the community-centric spirit of Canvas will remain—though we hope to find ways to add to it (and yes, that includes a bit of orange). This means focusing our efforts on programming, design, technology and community. From meetups to hackathons to industry mixers, Canvas will serve as an extension of HZ’s desire to have a stronger foothold in the DC metro area because we have the knowledge and energy to create and build amazing things. We expect to be a leader in all things creative in the DC area—encouraging existing initiatives while igniting a few of our own.
We are excited about what lies ahead and are appreciative of the good vibes that have come our way already. We look forward to the prospect of building upon a great community of creativity and growing in the reciprocal glow of their influence. HZ is in the neighborhood, come say hello.