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It’s not a half-pipe. It’s an awesome desk.

At The Barbarian Group, we believe in the power of ideas to provoke a reaction.  So when challenged with our own brief - to keep the Barbarian tribe happy and inspired everyday - we turned to Clive Wilkinson, an architect who shares our passion for interesting ideas in a world pre-disposed to boring sameness.

The challenge was to create the most collaborative, creative environment possible.  The result?  A desk that we could all share, literally - 4,400 square feet of undulating, unbroken awesomeness to keep people and ideas flowing.

So come say hello, have a drink, pull up a chair and let’s create something worth talking about.

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Our Work

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    GE Drop Science

    In order to illustrate the important relationship between sound and science, we collaborated with musician, Matthew Dear and GE Acoustics Engineer, Andrew Gorton, to gather over 1000 discrete samples recorded at GE facilities. From these, Dear composed an original electronic track featuring sounds from the world’s largest machines, all culminating in a much-anticipated drop.

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    Samsung CenterStage

    Samsung CenterStage is an immersive digital retail experience that utilizes an interactive touch screen showroom to elegantly showcase the brand’s home appliances line, in a one-to-one ratio as they appear in real life situations. CenterStage is both beautiful and useful; and initial results from the first installations in two Chicago Best Buy stores are impressive. Nearly 20% of shoppers who interacted with CenterStage in the first month purchased a Samsung home appliance in that store. Of those customers who experienced CenterStage, 16% of them ended up purchasing a Samsung appliance.

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    Bacardi

    To celebrate Bacardi’s heritage, we teamed up with Pandora to create the “Bacardi Loud & Untameable” station and featured a series of live music collaborations facilitated by Bacardi. The custom content was then housed on a new-to-market, Bacardi-branded Pandora station. The program was a huge success and we surpassed all benchmarks across Awareness, Conversion, Engagement, and Social Lift.

Our Clients

Our Products

Clinique

The Clinique app combines Clinique’s 48 years of skin-care and makeup wisdom with mobile technology and a branded, easy-to-use experience. Daily tips, polls and quizzes, personalized to her skin type and skin concerns, educate her on her skin. A daily skin forecast provides product recommendations based on her skin conditions and local weather. The app also gives her direct access to Clinique Consultants, via text or video chat, for one-on-one skin-care and make-up advice from anywhere.

DOT

The City of New York asked us to create a striking way to inform drivers of the citywide speed limit. We created citywide road signs that would display a skeleton next to the words 'SLOWDOWN' to drivers going over the speed limit. This simple, powerful image garnered attention across print, online, and televised media spreading the message of safety, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg called it “one of the more brilliant ideas I’ve ever heard.”

Cinder

A powerful framework for programming graphics, audio, video and computational geometry.

Screenstagram

The most awesome Instagram-driven screen saver, ever.

Jobs At The Barbarian Group

  • Junior Systems Administrator

    The Jr. Systems Administrator is always looking for ways to learn new things and set up new gear. You love the challenge of the new and exciting. You’re ready to get in and get dirty with a server or a piece of networking gear. You aren’t afraid to speak up when a process or system doesn’t work correctly or efficiently enough.

    Account Executive

    The Account Executive will serve as the liaison between the agency and client. The Account Executive is expected to be an agency driver, working to ensure agency operations are moving along. The AE prepares for advancement by performing support on an account, under the supervision of the Account Manager.

  • QA Analyst

    The Barbarian Group is seeking an awesome QA Analyst to lead testing and quality assurance services on a global electronics brand. This role is part of a growing team focusing on leading Internet technologies and product development.

    Public Relations Associate

    The PR Associate will work with the public relations team to ensure smooth running of the department in daily tasks and as it relates to the entire agency. This role requires project management skills including exceptional written and verbal communication abilities, managing expectations across departments, meeting deadlines, and multi-tasking. The PR Associate will be highly dependable and willing to help all team members.

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