Smart Hive

Strategy + UX + Design + Data

Strategic Consultancy

Using creative strategy to drive branding and marketing

User Experience/UX

Gathering and using data to create better user experiences

Design-led Differentiation

Branding that creates better customer experiences

Data-driven Storytelling

Communicating your brand, products & services with custom visualizations

Brand Strategy for Hydraulics

Brand Strategy for Hydraulics

UX and Data Visualization for Metametrix

UX and Data Visualization for Metametrix

Home Remodeling Journey Map

Home Remodeling Journey Map

Talent Acquisition UX

Talent Acquisition UX

Sentry Data Systems Tradeshow Booth Infographics

Sentry Data Systems Tradeshow Booth Infographics

HealthEast Healthcare Consulting Overview

HealthEast Healthcare Consulting Overview

Ecological System Plan Topics Visualization

Ecological System Plan Topics Visualization

Historic Brand Refresh Strategy

Historic Brand Refresh Strategy

TravTrade Dashboard UI

TravTrade Dashboard UI

Aveus Strategy Presentation

Aveus Strategy Presentation

Presenting Trend Storytelling

Presenting Trend Storytelling

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Skate Park Activity Plan

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Skate Park Activity Plan

 

A strategic consultancy using data to create better experiences

“Without fail, Carla delivered highly original work that hit the bullseye in translating our business and messaging objectives. Her efforts generated a lasting inspiration for a diverse groups of employees throughout the organization.”

CX Director

“ As a creative strategist and branding expert, she has been instrumental to the growth of our agency. If you need big ideas and strategic thinking, Carla is the one to turn to. ”

Director of Accounts

“Carla is one of those amazing people who has the ability to be creative, visionary and strategic all at the same time, while also holding to the business objectives for her clients. I admire how she can take on an extremely complicated project and identify steps to make it actionable. ”

Marketing Manager

“To manage, develop and build our client relationships, Carla's creative strategy was always top-notch. She consistently delivered the much needed and many times, much appreciated creative to a brand's repertoire. ”

Marketing Manager

“One of the most collaborative people I've ever worked with, Carla appreciates what each individual brings to the picture. Her creative eye and intelligence coupled with her understanding of brand and business make her one of the strongest creative people with whom I have worked.”

Brand Development Supervisor

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Design
August 10, 2018

Happy to be named to the board of AIGA Minnesota

Carla Januska of Smart Hive was just approved to join the board of the AIGA Minnesota. She will serve as secretary on the executive committee. "I am honored to serve…
Data VisualizationInformation Design
July 17, 2018

Fixing false news — bad pie charts

Surfing through my facebook feed recently I came across this pie chart: Consider the numbers, each of which is different. Then consider the three pieces of pie, which are perfectly…
Data Visualization
June 26, 2018

Found solar system data visualization

It's a great day when you are out for a walk and on your way, you literally stumble upon a data visualization. This week, I found a solar system data…
BrandUX/user experienceData Visualization
April 25, 2018

Brand and UX search compared

While working on my article The Intersection of Brand and UX, I researched search trends for the terms "branding" and "UX" to see trends in interest over time and place.…

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