Hone your craft at Substantial
We want you to do your best work possible – to inspire, educate and create real impact with every project you deliver.
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We’re a diverse group of problem solvers
We are creatives, strategists, researchers, and technologists driven by ambition and curiosity. With diverse backgrounds – design agencies, strategy consultancies, start-ups and edtech – we’re united by a collective vision to design compelling experiences with lasting impact.
Whether through curiosity, creativity or code, we foster and deliver meaningful, sustainable innovation.
Care + Connect
We put people first, investing in each other and our work with empathy and respect.
Learn + Teach
Our success comes from the courage to experiment, iterate, and share what we’ve learned.
Our people and clients are one team – working to create meaningfully better experiences.
We bring our whole selves to work and value what makes us unique.
We understand the larger context of the work we do and create with intention and conviction.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Our work in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging is at an early stage, but we are invested in long term change.
We are united-leadership, committed to building a future-ready organization and guided by our commitment to equity, inclusion, responsible innovation, and a sense of purpose and joy.
We are strengthening our culture of belonging for BIPOC and historically underrepresented groups by addressing dominant-culture workplace norms and creating rituals that explicitly foster critical thinking, equity and racial literacy.
We are focusing on increasing access to individuals on the basis of BIPOC and historically underrepresented groups in order to transform the demographics of Substantial to meet and exceed regional diversity benchmarks.
We utilize equity-centered practices to uncover cognitive biases and systemic patterns of exclusion and oppression in the work we deliver. Ensuring equitable outcomes and accessibility for vulnerable populations requires action beyond representation.
To ensure our DEI efforts are connected to our work and integrated across all aspects of Substantial, we have formed a council of employees to augment DEI initiatives and advise company leadership on needs and progress throughout the organization.
A Hybrid Studio
Work from Seattle, or wherever you work best
Founded in Seattle in 2006, the vibrant Capitol Hill community reflects our spirit. Today, the Substantial team brings that energy, diversity and passion from all corners of the map. We’re committed to a flexible work/life balance with a happy, healthy you at the center.
Do great work. Have a life.
We believe we reach our fullest potential when we invest in our lives as a whole—in and out of the office. Our comprehensive benefits cover everything you need to live your best life.
Comprehensive medical, dental and vision. We pay 100% of the monthly premium for employees and a healthy portion towards dependents. Weekly yoga is offered to all full-time employees.
Education & Giving
We provide a yearly education stipend for conferences, classes and books. We’re proud to support our employees’ philanthropic causes with a donation matching program.
Generous PTO to start, plus 10 paid holidays, floating holidays, and additional time off for parental and caregiving leave.
401(k) & Profit Sharing
Substantial offers a comprehensive 401(k) plan with employer matching. We share our success collectively with an annual profit sharing program.
We set reasonable expectations for work hours, and offer core working hours to accommodate our full lives. Live in your favorite city and work from where you work best. Our HQ is in Seattle, but you can work from anywhere.
Employees have the option of a parking pass, public transit pass, or rideshare stipend. Plus, we have bike storage, lockers and a shower at our HQ.