Skookum is an award-winning digital strategy, design, and development firm. Whether you need to validate an idea, build an application, or modernize a legacy system, we can help. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, with an office in Denver, CO, our team of strategists, designers, and engineers help businesses innovate and compete in the digital era.
What our name means: Skookum is a Chinook Jargon word used historically in the Pacific Northwest. It has a range of meanings in English, which include: strong, brave, and marked by excellence in quality.
We believe that complex solutions are a sign of mediocrity. Time is the most valuable thing a person can spend, and doing it today instead of tomorrow is the difference between mediocrity and greatness. The way to maximize learning is to experiment early and often – to make decisions and move forward.
We live in a fast changing world, and what works today will not work tomorrow. Change is a normal part of what we do. We believe in taking calculated risks, analyzing the results, and learning from everything. Whether things work out or not, we make sure we are better for it.
We believe that it's never not my job. We all have permission to improve our company. If you love working here in the first 18 months, then you are enjoying what we have created. If you love working here after the first 18 months, then it’s because you are enjoying what you have created for yourself.
Life is too short to be unhappy, so we won't tolerate negativity. We believe that happy employees do better work and make for a more fulfilling, collaborative environment. We should enjoy what we do, where we do it, and who we do it with. No one owns your future but you.
Good software is great for business. It takes grit and a solid approach to envision and deliver a quality solution. Together, we'll help you evolve to the forefront of digital.