Upwork Offices – Chicago

  • Client Upwork,
  • size 35,000 sqft
  • Year 2020
  • Location Chicago, Illinois, United States,
  • Industry Professional Services, Technology,
  • CannonDesign was trusted to design the Upwork offices, the premier flexible freelancing platform, located in Chicago, Illinois.

    Upwork’s paradigm-shifting success as the world’s talent solution has reshaped our economy and how we work.

    Determined to eliminate all barriers between connecting the best talent to the right opportunities anywhere anytime, Upwork thrives as a departure from the expected and a beacon for where the world of work is headed.

    The company’s new Chicago workplace expansion echoes Upwork’s boundless mission. A collaborative hub in the heart of the city, the space exudes their dynamic culture:

    • The design eliminates physical barriers between teams to foster connectivity just as the company eliminates barriers to economic opportunity.
    • Hackable technology throughout the space ensures freedom and flexibility for all users
    • The design surrounds staff with amenities and spaces that empower them to structure their workplace experience. This amplifies key themes of freedom and boundless possibility.
    • Graphics throughout the space share stories and emotions from the global freelance community. They offer looks at the positive influence Upwork has had on their lives, both professionally and personally.

    Design: CannonDesign
    Photography: Laura Peters, Patsy McEnroe