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    Design Firm Growth & Strategy
M1/DTW is a Detroit-based design studio, founded in Detroit in 2000 by Christian Unverzagt. The firm’s clients range from emerging entrepreneurs to established cultural and educational institutions, with projects ranging from environments and adaptive reuse to business strategy and branding. Since its founding, the studio has completed over one-hundred commissioned works and excels at delivering innovative projects to clients.
In 2014, M1/DTW hired Justin Mast as Managing Director. In this role, over course of two years, Justin led the firm’s business operations and added Business Design & Development as a core competency. By including a deeper understanding of business models and entrepreneurial strategies into the design practice, the firm was able to unleash opportunity and expand project possibilities for its clients.
Role Managing Director, Business Development Consultant
Scope of Work Business Development, Business Systems, Strategy, Leadership
Project Type Small Business Growth, Design Practice
Collaborators Christian Unverzagt—Founder
Status Active, 2014–2017
Key Result 100+ Proposals, 48 Projects, 5X Sales Growth, Implemented Complete Design Management System