Why I Pride
Working at Bureau Blank is a fulfilling experience in a few key ways.
For starters, there’s the free bagels on Fridays, our sunlit-flooded loft space in the Lower East Side, and being able to collaborate with some of the most talented folks I’ve ever met. Importantly, though it offers me a special opportunity to draw a clear connection between my personal and professional selves.
During my two years at this company, I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of a diverse slate of projects, from website builds and user-centered experience design to branding exercises, but the common thread among most of our clients’ work is a drive toward inclusiveness and equity for all.
As an out and proud gay man who recently celebrated Pride by marching with the ACLU, Bureau Blank’s mission parallels with my own goals and objectives as an active member of the LGBTQIA community. Notably, our shared values (Bureau Blank’s and my own) carries more significance these days when it seems that some of our community’s most hard-won recent victories for equality seem to be in jeopardy in a challenging political climate.
I’ve never felt more connected to what we do and who we support as a company. Our partnerships with GAIN (Government, Academia, Infrastructure, and Non-profit) organizations during a time where it seems like these words can have a negative connotation feel more important, now more than ever.