2020 Contagious Belief Ambassadors

Every year, throughout the year, we look for individuals who represent each of our contagious beliefs in their work and every day life. Those individuals are then nominated to be that belief's ambassador for the year! The first contagious belief is: Be Authentic.

#1 Be Authentic:
Be honest with others and yourself. We convey who we are and what we stand for when we speak compassionately and openly. By caring about people and demonstrating empathy for their situations, we create real connections that leave lasting impressions. Our strength lies in being our authentic selves: not in adapting to who we think others want us to be.

The 2021 Be Authentic Ambassadors are: Julia Sanders and Fatima Garcia!

#2 Be a Futurist:
When it comes to innovation, the phrase “Free to Fail” may be our mantra. Without trying new things we never advance our understanding and improve. Learning from the past is important… living there isn’t. Become a champion for new ideas and we will all celebrate, be it a failure or a success.

The 2021 "Everyone's a Futurist Ambassadors" are: Joe DeBenny & Erica Arrington

#3 Go Ahead, Make Their Day:
We believe in the power of kindness. Fulfilling a seemingly frivolous request, putting forth a little extra effort, or just a friendly gesture, creates a foundation of trust that endures. Whether the results are immediate, or not so immediate--a cup of coffee or a multi-million dollar design….kindness can be a powerful ally. So be spontaneous: Dare to make someone’s day better...

The 2021 Go Ahead, Make their Day Ambassadors are: Tyler Jacobson, Khoi Nguyen, and Scott Sowinski!

#4 Show Up Like A Kid at Disneyland:
What the heck does this one mean? If you’ve ever been around children about to enter that unimagined place of play, you understand that enthusiasm has a contagious effect that is magical. The same is true for our work and work place. Sharing your passion for your work creates a positive feedback loop that can’t help but infect others.

The 2021 Kid at Disneyland Ambassadors are: Genevieve Kostes and Leilani Carr!

#5 All Aboard the Knowledge Train:
Our industry is like a living organism, constantly changing and evolving. To be competitive, we rely on a culture of lifelong learners who can adopt new technologies and adapt to new ways of working. The knowledge train is always moving forward and we want to be all a’board.

The 2021 Ambassador for All Aboard the Knowledge Train are: John Colby & Julius Mitchell!

#6 Grow Up, Grow Out:
Orcutt Winslow is a place to push, pull, empower and be empowered. The corporate rungs of a ladder do not exist here. We strive to allow our designers to be a champion with his or her skill sets. This is not comfortable for some, that is why we push a little and stretch one another to find new avenues to grow ourselves and our industry. We see value in the cultivation of our talent base. They are the roots from which our future is grown. The development of new skills, and encouraging their use out in the larger community, furthers the good we can do. Our continued growth means the continued growth into our communities.

The 2021 Grow Up and Grow Out Ambassadors are: Matthew Boylan & Jeff Bloker!