Small Planet Digital (45 Main Street)
Small Planet Digital, just a few blocks away, is in the business of making apps for big entertainment clients like Disney, Paramount, and Time, Inc. They work on their custom app design and development out of 45 Main Street, a Dumbo office with views of the waterfront and skyline. Their office has continued to grow along with their company, as they took over the adjacent office as well as space across the hall.
One unusual feature of their office, left over from the previous tenants, is a wall decoration based on a design by the artist Sol Lewitt. It was apparently a test for an installation, and the Small Planet thought it was a perfect fit for their business.
CEO Gavin Fraser is effusive about their neighborhood and their landlords. “Two Trees is great,” he said. “When we need anything, we get an answer. We have clients come in from all over the country, and when we show them the views, and Brooklyn Bridge Park, everyone breaks out their phones.”
And the attraction to the neighborhood is more than aesthetic: Fraser credits the Dumbo BID for their support. “They met with us as soon as we moved in, and asked what they could do for our business. I told them that it would be helpful for visiting clients to have a map of the neighborhood, and within a couple of months, there was a map right by the train station.”
What they do for fun: Being game designers at heart, the employees of Small Planet have a passion for games. There are board games, including chess and go, and a Star Trek pinball machine in the office. In addition to game nights, they enjoy Breakfast Tuesdays and Pizza Fridays (with pizza from Il Porto, and a custom-designed, one-touch pizza app that lets all the employees know pizza has arrived). They have even hosted an after-hours murder mystery, and enjoy group outings where they hop on the nearby ferry to Greenpoint, to feast on lobster rolls at the Lobster Joint.
By now, it’s understandable if you’re experiencing some office envy. Come see what the excitement is all about! To set up your own cool office in Dumbo, contact Two Trees Commercial.