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This year, we're celebrating our 20th year in business (or should we say, "140 years" because we measure in dog years around here!) We're excited to continue our journey with you and wish you the happiest of holidays. Raise the woof! . . . Check out the link in our bio to read a special message from Bark's Founder, John.

This year, we’re celebrating our 20th year in business (or should we say, “140 years” because we measure in dog years around here!) We’re excited to continue our journey with you and wish you the happiest of holidays. Raise the woof! . . . Check out the link in our bio to read a special message from Bark’s Founder, John. #20thanniversary #140thanniversary #newyears2018 #dogyears #raisethewoof #merrybarkmas #barkthehalls #falalalawoof #feliznavidog #happyhowlidays #santapaws #santapawsiscomingtotown #dogsofinstagram #officedog #ruffwork

140 years of thanks!

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I remember the day I told my dad that I was going to start my own business. I was working as a designer, yet creatively unfulfilled. I wanted to make a difference through design, not only in Chicago, but in the world. At the time, I had no idea how to do it, or frankly, if it could even be done.

Phrases like “design for good” or “social change” were not part of the design vocabulary 20 years ago. But instinctively, that’s what I set out to do when I opened Bark Design: focus on working with organizations and nonprofits that were making a difference in this world. [More]

Some big changes at Bark!

Some big changes at Bark!

Random reflection fun.

Random reflection fun.

An annual report we did for American Agriculture Insurance Company earlier this summer inspired by their innovative approach to predictive analytics.

An annual report we did for American Agriculture Insurance Company earlier this summer inspired by their innovative approach to predictive analytics. #aaic #insurance #annualreport #workwednesday

Great party last night! Congrats and welcome to the neighborhood @tailwindcycles. Looking forward to bugging you guys often

Great party last night! Congrats and welcome to the neighborhood @tailwindcycles. Looking forward to bugging you guys often #bikechi

Happy Holidays from the Bark crew!

Happy Holidays from the Bark crew!

Albany Park Neighborhood Guide

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Our curated neighborhood guide for Albany Park—where we’ve called home for 20 years—launched this past week and we couldn’t be more proud. The global neighborhood guide, On the Grid, tasked us with identifying, photographing and writing about 20-30 places unique to our neighborhood. Finding these gems in the most ethnically diverse neighborhood in Chicago [More]

Be Your Own Client

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The best way to understand the experience you provide your clients and customers is to be your own client. We all know this is difficult to find time to do, hence the expression “the cobbler’s children have no shoes.” But when you set your mind to it, the payoff can be huge. [More]