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Helping your product teams go interstellar

Mothership helps startups and organizations scale design to empower their teams to launch better products, faster.

A large spaceship from which smaller craft are launched and maintained.

We’re a strategic design consultancy based in Sydney, Australia. We assist product and design leaders in creating environments that empower small, purpose-driven teams to rapidly design, launch, and validate new products and services of their own.

Core Beliefs Our Services
Core Beliefs
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Autonomous Spaceships

Our engagements focus on the systems, structures, tools, and processes that foster team autonomy and accelerate output of product. Once these foundations are established, we take on an advisory role and assist teams as they navigate their new world.

02

Coded Design

We design in code, utilizing design systems that are integrated with your live product. The only thing that matters is product; everything else gets thrown away when you ship. In our experience, this lean approach drastically increases the pace of deployment.

03

Focused on Growth

We are entrepreneurs at heart and ultimately focused on driving growth. We measure this growth in terms of increases to a) the output of product teams, b) user adoptions and retention, c) revenue, and d) the degree to which a shared purpose is felt among all teams.

Our Services

DesignOps

Advising on systems, processes, tools, and structures for scaling and systematizing design within larger organizations.

DesignOrg

Advising on ideal organizational structures, defining roles, responsibilities, values and culture, and assisting with hiring efforts.

CX Strategy

Organizing and conducting quantitative and qualitative user research, facilitating service and CX journey mapping workshops.

Growth Strategy

Facilitating ideation to explore the three-horizons of growth to develop product roadmaps and acquisition or new venture strategies.

Embedding Design

Conducting design sprints involving user research, user story mapping, and co-creation, to embed a culture of lean, human-centered design.

Design Systems

Design, development, and integration of coded design systems that allow for multi-brand, language, and app framework support.

Rapid Prototyping

Leveraging coded design systems to rapidly prototype and test new products and features that integrate into your build pipeline.

DevOps

Integrating CICD and test automation tools and frameworks into existing build pipelines, and onboarding and upskilling teams for their use.

Business Design

Applying customer empathy, experience design, and business strategy to distill ideas into viable business cases.

Venture Incubation

Mothership can assemble founding SWAT teams to launch and grow ventures on behalf of clients, co-locating or working from our offices.

Deal Brokering

Drawing on an extensive global network, Mothership can assist founders in brokering an exit, and organizations in acquisition mode.

Funding Readiness

Advising founders on readiness for venture funding, corporate restructuring, securing intellectual property, and deal terms.

Talk to us

If you’re an organization or startup looking to scale design or launch a new product or service, we’d love to explore ways to collaborate together.

Drop us a line

Sydney (HQ)
30 O’Connor St, Chippendale NSW 2008
San Francisco
548 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94104
New York
228 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10003