First and foremost, we’re a global network of builders with an absurdly diverse range of skills. We learned long ago to be skeptical of traditional employment structures and hypothesized that there had to be a better way to work.
We think District Labs is that way.
District Labs is an engineering and software consultancy that combines all the good parts of freelancing/gigging (time/location flexibility, project selection) with the good parts of full-time work (benefits/perks, operational abstraction).
Hard work and discretion are our two guiding principles. We do all the work and take none of the glory. Everytime, all the time.
If you can dream it, in all likelihood we can build it.
About 70% of our current roster identify as some shade of engineer, software developer, scientist, or designer (or just a general technical badass). The rest consist of marine technicians, filmmakers, legal professionals, entrepreneurs, and much more. In regards to our talent, we do our best to only pull from the top shelf - our builders have worked at (or are working for) such luminaries as Honda, Apple, Google, NASA, Exxon/Mobil, among others.
Our roster is constantly evolving based on market demands. We began as a company specializing in location scouting for studios and company expansions; now we provide services in dozens of different fields.
To detail a few of our services:
District Labs is an Interest-Driven Development shop.
Unlike many consultancies, we don’t accept projects solely based on how much money can be made, the number of digits in a client's annual revenue, or how much funding they’ve convinced people to give them. We accept projects based on how interesting our builders find the work itself and from those who exude passion, kindness, and humility.
An undercurrent of civic engagement underpins everything we do. Unlike, well...everyone, District Labs reimburses it's builders up to 40 hours of non-profit and/or pro bono work per year.
At the end of the day, sometimes we work with Fortune 100 companies and major record labels. Other times we work with a local dance troupe or rural legal practice. We are elitist in terms of the projects we take on, but not whom we work with.
Some of our larger clients: