These sharp promotional tools were designed by the clever folks at Work Hard Anywhere, or WHA. WHA is working to eliminate a conundrum many of us have experienced: finding a place to work while on the go. They developed an app that helps you locate the best spots for getting work done, which features 11,000 laptop-friendly locations in 100+ countries. (You can grab it over in the iTunes store.)
Work Hard Anywhere has built a strong community, through social media as well as the app, and this network of users and fans has contributed to the app by sharing tips. Each location has a breakdown, scoring potential amenities like wi-fi, outlets, seating, parking, and both cost and availability of food and drinks. Their locations include coffee shops, bars, and coworking spaces. Cofounders Benson and Cody don’t have a dedicated office, and say working remotely boosts their productivity, and they get inspired by the community of fellow remote creatives. Says Benson:
After countless visits to cafes that offer no wi-fi, bad coffee, or no outlets that put a dent in our productivity, WHA was born.
Their favorite spots? For Benson, Rinconada Library, where he says you can find speedy wi-fi, a coffee/snack machine, and sleek interior design. And from Cody: “Cafe 4 in Castro Valley for collaborating, the Far Leaves Tea in Berkeley to focus, and Orchard Valley Coffee in Campbell for something in-between. It helps me boost productivity to switch between a few spots.”
WHA uses Scout Books as promotional pieces, customizing both blank DIY Scout Books and our Solid Color line with vinyl decals. This clever method allows them to create sleek custom designs at an affordable price, plus they have the flexibility to change the messaging on each of them. They’re available on their site – which, just like their pocket journals, is incredibly good-looking.
So what’s next for WHA? Says Benson: “As we gather more spots, we hope to expand our reach into people to people interactions. We want to build ways, such as community-powered meet-ups and co-work sessions, for the users to easily brainstorm and collaborate with each other in those very spaces.”
Thank you to Benson + Cody for sharing their photographs!