Master and Apprentice

Chefs, stoneworkers, carpenters, and blacksmiths rely on knowledge being passed down from master to apprentice. For centuries, design was considered to be a trade that needed to be learned from master designers. It's only in recent years that design became a profession, and treated like a professional service.

Hostile Sheep believes design is a trade, and shouldn't model itself after professional services; like lawyers and accountants. So, we've built our team using the structure other trades use.

Team Structure

Professional services have hierarchical, and often multi-disciplinary, teams. One team member can often be swapped out with other, equally qualified members.

Hostile Sheep has one master experience strategist (Jordan Julien) who leads every project. He uses four apprentices to ideate, test, document, and fill in all the production-level work required by the project.

Getting Stuff Done

Professional services uses each team member for a different purpose. A single team member may be working on several projects at a given time.

Hostile Sheep uses a master experience strategist to define all the broad-strokes, while the apprentices fill in the details. The whole team works together on a single project at a time.

Career Path

Professional services usually start new graduates out as interns. Interns grow into juniors, who grow into intermediates, who grow into seniors, who grow into directors.

Hostile Sheep hires experience strategists who work hand-in-hand with a master experience strategist. Apprentices eventually master skillsets to become masters themselves.