Cool Offices: Black Retail's office is for clients, creatives and canines

Published: April 26, 2016

Black Retail wanted an inviting space for clients and employees when it opened its new office last summer.

The Minneapolis-based branding agency (incorporated as Black Design Inc.) provides retail companies with services ranging from advertising and marketing to store design.

The office, in the former warehouse building at 219 N. Second St., has a black and white color scheme to reflect Black Retail's brand with orange accents to add a pop of color.

The office's most unique feature is the square reception desk that hangs from the celling. The office also features a modern waiting room for clients with a self-serve kitchen.

While Black Retail designed its office around the client experience, CEO Tina Wilcox said she wanted a comfortable environment for employees, who often spend long hours at the office. Their dogs are also welcome.

The office space has conference rooms and open work spaces designed for collaboration between employees. There is also a production room, where employees can test new ideas and create mockups of products.