Eric Karjaluoto


I’m one of two people building a collaboration network called Officehours. Through it, we attempt to meaningfully connect people to do purposeful work. This project is still early on, so it doesn’t yet generate enough revenue to be my sole focus.

To pay the bills I provide strategy and design services at smashLAB (going on 17 years now). This work centers around identifying patterns and bringing order to messy situations. Our clients include: Saltspring Soapworks, Arc’teryx, Crescent Spur Heli-Skiing, The Vancouver Aquarium, The Nature Conservancy, WWF, Tourism Vancouver, and UMN’s Institute on the Environment. Our studio’s work has been recognized by TIME, Communication Arts, Icograda, and others.

I wrote the books The Design Method and Speak Human. I also used to maintain a blog at ideasonideas. My wife, sons, and I live in Vancouver, where we run, hike, mountain bike, ski, and go camping. (More on what I’m doing now, and what I don’t do.)

I enjoy helping organizations and people identify purpose, communicate values/ideas, build things, and make meaningful connections. If you need help, request a session with me on Officehours.

Last edited February 27, 2016