Celebrating more than a decade of Innovation by Design, the 2022 honorees include nearly 600 projects, products, and services from Nike, Verizon, Microsoft, and others.
(Austin, Texas) September 23, 2022 -- Steadily, America’s best-rated landlord insurance company, was honored in Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards for 2022 in the Rise: 0-4 Years in Business category.
The Innovation by Design Awards, which can be found in the October 2022 issue of Fast Company, honor the designers and businesses solving the most crucial problems of today and anticipating the pressing issues of tomorrow. The competition, now in its 11th year, features a range of blue-chip companies, emerging startups, and hungry young talents. It is one of the most sought-after design awards in the industry.
Steadily offers American landlords insurance that works like the other modern tools that they love. The digital-first product offers fast and convenient online quotes in minutes, guided by an elegant user interface. Products are intentionally designed to be self-serve while providing an excellent customer experience at every touch-point. The meticulously designed mobile-first experience pre-fills many data points like property size and year of construction.
For those who prefer a human touch, Steadily’s team of dedicated sales agents are located across the country, offering both localized and national expertise for a wide variety of rental property types and portfolio sizes. With omni-channel sales and customer service options, Steadily is easily accessible on whichever platforms customers prefer, including SMS, email, phone, and messenger chat. Steadily’s brand design reflects the artistry and craft that Steadily’s team of landlord insurance experts bring to their product and service offerings.
“Steadily takes a personalized approach to insurance, and this makes Steadily unique”, says Steadily Founder and CEO, Darren Nix. “Our brand creative reflects the delightful, elegant experience our users have when interacting with Steadily across all our products and touch-points. Our goal is to create a delightful, elegant experience for the user – the kind of experience you'd expect from America's best-rated landlord insurance company."
“Each brand illustration is hand-drawn using everyday-household items like ballpoint pens and felt markers” says designer, Clint Kadera. “The illustration tools and execution reflect the one-on-one care Steadily brings to each customer interaction. Occasionally, we'll add watercolor hues of purples, blues, and golds. Our brand typography and design motifs – like torn paper – further emphasize Steadily's human touch”.
“A common theme among this year’s Innovation by Design honorees, which range from healthcare interfaces to autonomous driving technology, is permanence,” said Brendan Vaughan, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “The products that leaped out to our editors and judges went against our quick-fix consumer culture, while also manifesting a more inclusive vision of design.”
Honorees for the 2022 awards were selected in the following categories: Accessible Design; Apps and Games; Automotive; Branding; Circular Design; Data Design; Design Company of the Year; Enterprise; Experience Design; Experimental; Fashion and Beauty; Finance; General Excellence; Graphic Design; Health; Home; Hospitality; Impact; Learning; Marketing; Materials; Packaging; Pandemic Response; Products; Rapid Response; Retail; Social Justice; Spaces and Places; Sports and Recreation; Students; Sustainability; Transportation; Urban Design; User Experience; Wellness; Workplace; Best Design Asia-Pacific; Best Design Europe, Middle East, and Africa; Best Design Latin America; Best Design North America; Years in Business (On the Rise: 0–4 Years, Established Excellence: 5–19 Years, Enduring Impact: 20+ Years); and Size of Business (Small Business: Fewer Than 100 Employees, Midsize Business: 100–999 Employees, Large Business: 1,000+ Employees). New categories included Accessible Design, Automotive, Circular Design, Enterprise, Experience Design, Hospitality, and Rapid Response.
The judges include renowned designers from a variety of disciplines, business leaders from some of the most innovative companies in the world, and Fast Company’s own writers and editors. Entries are judged on the key ingredients of innovation: functionality, originality, beauty, sustainability, user insight, cultural impact, and business impact.
Winners, finalists, and honorable mentions are featured online and in the October issue of Fast Company magazine, on newsstands September 27, 2022.
To see the complete list, go to https://www.fastcompany.com/innovation-by-design/list
Steadily was created by industry experts to offer the best landlord insurance service and a top-rated customer experience from quote request to claim resolution. Mobile-first and direct-to-consumer, Steadily is poised to rapidly remake the insurance segment. The company is dual headquartered in Austin, Texas and Overland Park, KS., and is backed by investors including Matrix Partners, Zigg Capital, Next Coast Ventures, Nine Four Ventures, and SV Angel. Learn more at https://www.steadily.com and stay in touch @SteadilyInsure and Facebook.com/SteadilyInsurance.
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