Several folks have asked us to post pictures of the JFM headquarters but since we’re still in the process of spiffying up the place, I’ve posted just a few early pictures and details to give you an idea of our small but very hard working space.
We’re located in Seattle’s Pioneer Square district at 620 Alaskan Way on the second floor in a 100 year old building filled with artists’ lofts. Our neighbors are an art gallery, a Tibetan healing charity, and a snowboarding clothing wholesale showroom. One of the coolest features of the building is the old but very cool Kinnear Mfg Co. freight elevator which directly faces the Seattle Ferry Terminal. Our space is only around 1000 square feet and comprises a main work area, a tiny office we’re using as a storage room, and a separate ‘board room’ that doubles as the JFM Nintendo Wii Fitness Central (currently, Hillel kicks our butt at Wii Tennis but Walter and I will make a comeback any day now!). Just yesterday, Walter hooked up the Roku, speakers, amp and music server where we stream ‘KJFM’ and it has really improved the environment dramatically.
So our place is by no means fancy but there’s definitely something about it that really gets me excited to come to work. Of course it’s a combination of things — the work, the people, lunch in the city, playing Wii sports, etc… But there is real power in great work space no matter how small or humble. It gives us a sense of energy and helps us take pride in our work. I’m telling you, my nose is up against the inside of the car windshield when I’m driving down 99 in the morning. It’s almost like I can’t get to the office quick enough.
Now we just need to find time to finish up painting and getting artwork up on the walls and soon we’ll be ready for an open house.
UPDATE: Oops… we’re still getting the hang of this crazy newfangled thing they call wordpress… and we accidentally deleted all of the thoughtful comments. Feel free to repost and we will refund your commenting fees.