Design and Technology Studio Wild Joins the Residence Network
Residence—a network of creative service firms and community-oriented organizations dedicated to empowering creative potential—is continuing its expansion with the merger of Wild into its ecosystem.
Founded in 2013 and led by Matthias Mentasti, Thomas Ragger, and Thomas Lichtblau, Wild embraces a virtual-first work culture with a team that spans Europe, Africa, and North America while creating award-winning work for a diverse range of brands including Red Bull, IKEA, Nutrafol, Disney, Meta, and Google. Wild offers design and development for digital products including websites, interactive experiences, digital campaigns, digital branding, design systems, and technical consulting.
Wild says it is also pioneering innovative uses of artificial intelligence (AI) for clients as it develops custom AI solutions that harness the latest advancements in large language models (LLMs) and generative AI. Wild also leverages AI to improve its internal processes and support the goals of companies within the Residence network, including novel approaches to curatorial tools for It’s Nice That.
“Our team is the heart of our identity, and we recognized that Residence was the perfect fit for us when we saw the value they place on their people and culture,” said Mentasti. “Their work has consistently set industry standards, and we’re excited to expand the network with a digital component.”
“Not only does Wild embody Residence’s values of creative culture wholeheartedly, but their dedication to their craft and excitement around innovation is a perfect fit for our network and our collective clients,” added Ryan Honey, chief growth officer, Residence. “Over the past six months, almost all of the companies within Residence have had the opportunity to collaborate with the wild team on pitches, internal tools, our own websites, and some innovative projects for clients. Having Wild’s skillset within the network has already proven to be a benefit to all of our companies and we are looking forward to introducing them to more clients in 2024.”
With Wild, Residence is bolstering its ability to serve both North American and European markets. Earlier this year, fellow Residence company BUCK opened its London office two years after launching its Amsterdam location. The network’s LTM revenue now exceeds $150M and is poised for further growth in 2024.