“Even though we employ 100 people as an international leader in Design, we are often overlooked in our favorite city (and home town), Philadelphia. It’s extremely gratifying to be recognized by our peers in our own backyard!” – Harold Hambrose, Electronic Ink

Electronic Ink is an international design consultancy dedicated to improving the way people interact with technology, environments and one another.

Around the world, the work of Electronic Ink can be found wherever people are interacting with technology.  Electronic Ink’s mission is to make technology easy to use.

Technology has proliferated, touching nearly all aspects of our lives. But with explosive growth came hasty design.  People need technology to work for them, not against them. Who hasn’t been frustrated by an office system that doesn’t work, or an online transaction that simply won’t go through?

When a person has to work – or even struggle – to interact with technology, technology has broken its promise of making life easier. There is a cost to every labored or failed transaction – wasted time, reduced efficiency, drained productivity and lost money. It doesn’t have to be that way. Technology can communicate clearly, transact smoothly, and satisfy completely.

That’s the founding principle upon which, in 1990, Harold Hambrose built Electronic Ink. Hambrose created Electronic Ink to provide insightful design solutions that solve problems by doing something radical: considering human behaviors first and foremost.

Electronic Ink has worked steadily in the UK and Europe for more than two decades. Its recent expansion in London meets growing demand from European organizations, and is part of the company’s broader plans to increase its presence worldwide.

Now with a team of designers in Philadelphia and London that numbers more than 80, Electronic Ink is the design consultancy retained by the best-known corporations in the world. The company’s client roster includes EDF Energy, Novartis Pharma AG, Reuters UK, Microsoft, E.ON UK, National Grid, AstraZeneca, IBM, GlaxoSmithKline, SunGard, Merrill Lynch, the New York Stock Exchange, Goldman Sachs and Barclays PLC. These organizations understand that the user-centered design of their systems, software and experiences delivers exponential return on investment in the form of saved time and money.

To learn more about Electronic Ink, visit www.electronicink.com.

Electronic Ink will be honored with the Technological Excellence of the Year award at the 28th annual Excellence Awards on November 18. The award is sponsored Comcast Business Class. For more information or to register, click here.