Ngrane 2018 Highlights

Oh, what a year

From Fusion Friday’s to #MotivationMonday’s back at it with exciting projects and positive attitudes. From a simmering Summer BBQ to the End of the year party. From opening our doors to new people to the soft launch of our dream project. It’s safe to say 2018 was a good year. Throwback with us to one of our best years yet.


The BBQ of all BBQ’s

Ah, the summer, wasn’t it sweet? Looking back into 2018 has gotten us craving those laidback summer vibes and our Summer BBQ was the perfect way to celebrate our favourite season. The weather was good (30 degrees, hello, come back!), the water guns were loaded, the BBQ was on till the sun went down and we… well, we had an incredibly memorable day with our friends, family, partners and work relations.

Letting the good times roll

At Ngrane, we mean business, but we’re not afraid of a little fun. Ok fine, a whole lot of fun. One of our favourite highlights of 2018 would be all the great experiences we had bonding as a team and, more importantly, a community. We danced the night away and sipped on mojitos at our Latin Party and had a blast at our many Fusion Fridays (besides our normal Friday’s of course). We became our most zen selves at yoga sessions with Emily and learnt more about Crucial Conversations at our weekly book club. Besides that, we went to great events like The Next Web and joined a class at The School Of Life. We could go on forever, but all in all our year was overflowing with good times.

Growing the community. New faces, new friends

Last year we really had the pleasure of seeing our community grow, with new faces and more importantly, new friends. Both with people who have joined us to strengthen the core crew and joined us on a project basis, we appreciate each and every one of you!

By new faces, we also would like to share the new partnerships we made with great companies that were 100% aligned with our vision.

YFK  /  DASHMOTE  /  DevMob  /  Youwe  /  PROFOUND Projects / Yve Ent. / Liesl / X+Y

Sharing knowledge and learning from our interns

2018 was the year of many things, but you could say it was the year of interns. Not just one, not two but five interns this year working on bringing our platform ForteFor to life. We had Rutger who researched UX and design, crafting user stories and personas, looking into what exactly it is freelancers are looking for and crave in their work and life. Mark focused on gamification and how to make sure that the freelancers on our platform keep their profile up to date in a fun way. Which is important to keep the platform running by creating matches between companies and freelancers. The three wise men, aka Hugo, Jeffrey and Youseff, were busy building the architecture of the platform. They learnt on the job about API’s to connect the platform with other platforms as well as integrating different platforms.

Launching Fortefor

At Ngrane we’ve been thinking more and more about redefining the work experience and following your heart as a freelancer. To bring those thoughts and ideas to life we thought of ForteFor, an online platform that fosters a community of freelancers and helps them to pave their own way. We finished the MVP of the platofrm so that the basics are done, people can create profiles and search for projects. Our internal launch was a success in which we received plenty of feedback to keep working on the platform. 2019 is all about the year of perfecting this platform and to keep working on how can exude our philosophy in each and every aspect of what we do. Learn more about ForteFor on our website: and of course, share your feedback, we love hearing from our community.

www.fortefor.com

Doing what we love

Doing what you love is one of our highest priorities, and last year we were lucky to have many partnerships and projects with amazing brands that gave us the room to foster our skills, work as a team as well as thrive alone. From creating social media strategies and content management for the FutureBrands part of PepsiCo to crafting a one-stop travel platform for DolfijnGO. We’re also happy to have worked as a full-service team doing everything from photography to copywriting and website development for the rebranding of First Consulting. These projects are just a few examples of the amazing work we have done and deep-rooted relationships we have created. Have a look at our case study’s for more information on the projects we have done.

Looking ahead

2018 you’ve been great, but we’re ready to make 2019 even better. Bring on the good times, the smiling faces, the great clients and most importantly; the awesome projects that will get us excited to get out of bed in the morning. Let’s do this.

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Annabel van Eijk

Copywriter and Content Advisor, Annabel has got engaging stories at her fingertips. She is a digital native with a flair for fashion and lifestyle brands, blending branding expertise with a creative panache. Having travelled and lived around the world, she’s always gathering diverse inspiration to help her fuel unique brand voices.