Squint Teams

  • Project Type: Productivity and HR Systems
  • Role: Founder / Director
  • Company: Squint/Opera
  • Year: 2014-2016

I created Squint Teams as a structured way to improve “how we do what we do”.  It was also a way of facilitating communication by grouping around common interests and giving everyone a voice as the company grew from 50 to 120+ people. Any staff member could join any team (3D artists would sometimes join the comp and edit teams as well as the 3d team, producers joined the UX team and so on). Team leaders would run monthly meetings and everyone on the team would participate in adding and working on R&D tasks to improve how things were done. I designed the guidelines, documents and sheets that gave structure to the program and personally mentored the various team leads as they took on their new roles.