WELCOME, AMBERLY! OUR DIRECTOR OF CLIENT EXPERIENCE
Presented at the HOW Design Live Conference
Our CEO and Co-founder, John, was a keynote speaker at the HOW Design Live conference in Chicago. John shared his insights on the power of visual storytelling while our Director of Business Development, Ryan, got the chance to meet with a few clients in the Windy City.
People in the Audience
Chicago in 2 days
Deep-dish pizzas consumed
Launched our new website
Completed 1,000 projects
After doing a little research from past years and tallying up where we were so far in 2015, we were so proud to finally announce in July that our 1,000th project was finished.
Celebrated our 4th birthday
On August 15th, Lemonly celebrated being a company and creating sweet visuals for four whole years!
Started Humans and Resources podcast
With the launch of Humans and Resources, we set out to learn and talk about HR for a new generation of businesses. In each of our first three episodes, we interview some of the best companies in the world, ask ourselves if Lemonly’s policies are working, and talk about it all transparently on the podcast.
BEER SPILLED DURING
Held our Second company retreat
This summer, we gathered the team for three days of fun in a lakeside cabin at Lake Okoboji, IA. With team-building exercises and a little fun (okay a lot of fun) sprinkled in, we went over our progress in the past year and planned how to make the rest of 2015 and 2016 even better for Lemonly.
Boat ride around the lake.
Plenty to eat.
Time for education!
Sunset at the lake.
Pounds of shrimp
in the lake
Selected as the Van Zante visiting artist at South Dakota State University
With co-founder Amy and several other Lemonheads being South Dakota State University alumni, we were incredibly proud to have Lemonly be selected as a Van Zante visiting artist. John and Amy got the opportunity to speak about the company’s journey and our team also had a month-long show at the Ritz Gallery on campus as part of the Van Zante visiting artist series. It was a great way to bring the team together to work on a few new and tangible pieces as well as show off our past work to both the Brookings and SDSU community.
Included in Entrepreneur Magazine's E360 index
This fall, we were humbled to be included in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur360 Index of the Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America. The E360 Index is a compilation of some very impressive and innovative companies, and it was a pleasant surprise when they reached out to include Lemonly on the list.
Thank you to Entrepreneur for the great honor and to all of our clients, partners, and mentors for getting us to where we are today.
Moved into our new office space
With continued growth at Lemonly HQ, we quickly realized at the beginning of the year that we were starting to grow out of our old space. Lemonly found a new home in another great building in beautiful downtown Sioux Falls, SD, and got to rebuild the inside to fit our needs to a T. We’re still making ourselves at home at the new HQ, and we love how much we can make this space our own for years to come. Stop by and say hi sometime!
This year, the Lemonly team grew and we excitedly welcomed new baby Lemonheads as well. With three engagements and two more babies on the way, it was a year of big news for our team.
Babies on the Way
513 Projects completed in 2015
513 projects. 65 clients. 1 awesome team.
Static Pieces of Microcontent
What keeps our team productive? Here’s a look at what fuels our team during a typical week.
Cups of Water
Cups of Coffee
Cups of Tea
Cups of Beer
Cans of Soda
Cups of Hot Chocolate
Top Blog Posts
This year, we challenged ourselves to write more on our blog. Heck, we even made every Lemonly employee take a stab at writing a post for it. Know what happened? We realized we have a lot of kick-ass employees with a ton of great ideas for blog posts! Out of the 82 blog posts we wrote in 2015, here are our five most-visited posts:
To end the year with a bit of giving and cheer, we got the opportunity to give back to our favorite organizations that make the world a better place.
LEMONLY CHARITY FUND
SIOUX FALLS AREA HUMANE SOCIETY
CHILDREN'S HOME SOCIETY OF SOUTH DAKOTA
NEW STORY CHARITY
THE COMPASS CENTER
SIOUX FALLS ROTARY
of food donated to Feeding South Dakota
of work donated to both local and national organizations