Life at Flywheel
February 17, 2017 by Morgan Ryan

We heart designers…and each other!

We really use any excuse to celebrate, and for Valentine’s Day, we decided to propel the Fly Fam back to the past. We took the party back to our elementary roots with homemade valentines, mail-pails on every desk, candy strewn about the office, and decorative hearts hung all over the kitchen! As 9 o’clock came and the team rolled in for their morning coffee, they discovered the crafting station and got to work on all...

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A day in the life: front-end development team

These focused Flywheelers are passionate about both code AND design. That’s right, they are…the front-end development team! This group of talented individuals just pulled off an amazing UI refresh and spent a whole week polishing off app fixes! How do they accomplish so much while never sacrificing quality? Let’s take a look at what a typical day looks like in the life of Flywheel’s front-end development team! 9:00 a.m. – Josh arrives, flips open...

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The Magnificent Seven: new Flywheelers!

Flywheel has said it before, but this time it’s real – the last hiring class of 2016! Continuing in our tradition of hiring exceptional people, we’ve added seven fresh, new faces to our team: Joao, Nitant, David, Jordan, Cody, Karen, and Whitney! Customarily, we take our new hires to our favorite places in downtown Omaha, and this time we decided to bring them to the Gene Leahy Mall and its beautiful view of the skyline. With...

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Sipping and Strategizing: the first product team retreat

Flywheel’s product design team has been in full force the past few weeks! Mandy Kubicek, our product manager, gathered up her team of Flywheelers and headed to Sozo Coffee, where the five of them spent some time sitting on comfy couches and talking strategy. The product design team, which used to be a collaborative effort between our three founders, is one of our fastest-growing departments – adding all five current members this year....

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Dec 05

@heyflywheel  Peace out to the city of brotherly love! Thanks for the great WordCamp, @wordcampus!

Faces of Flywheel: Meet Luke K.

Faces of Flywheel is an ongoing series that features the incredible members of the Flywheel team. Meet Luke. He’s a happiness engineer here at Flywheel, and he spends most of his time handling development support tickets (things that are really difficult to figure out). Twitter handle: @lgklgklgklgk Something a lot of people don’t know about you: I love to cook! Favorite non-technical device: My bicycle. Best video on the internet: Norm Macdonald telling “the moth joke.”...

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What’s At Your Desk Wednesday: Andy V!

It’s where you house your belongings. It’s where you spend most of your day. It’s your little slice of home away from home. Yeah, we’re talking about your work desk! At Flywheel, each desk setup consists of a MacBook laptop and desk stand, a computer monitor, a wooden cubby, and a turquoise drawer. How, then, does each Flywheeler manage to make their square of real estate look so unique? “What’s at your desk Wednesday” is...

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Showing what we’ve got: Flywheel at AIGA Show 2016

At Flywheel, we believe design matters. That’s why we’ve built our products with designers and agencies in mind. Internally, we also put a great emphasis on design and aesthetic, which leads to the production of quite a few beautiful products. We recently entered some of these projects into a competition – Show – hosted by the Nebraska chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA),  and, well, we did quite well! Not only was...

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Nov 14

@heyflywheel  Oh, the things you can find at Flywheel HQ!

New hires on the block

The year may be winding down, but that hasn’t stopped Flywheel from building beautiful things and adding more wonderful people to the team! We added three new members to the Flywheel crew last week – Aaron, Collin, and Danny. As you might’ve noticed, we’ve started a little tradition of taking new Flywheelers to our favorite spots around downtown Omaha. This time around, we took the new kids on the block to one of our top lunch...

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