Values

Tomodomo is not just a name; it defines us. Tomodomo means “each and every one” in Japanese, and we take that seriously.

We strive to design, build, and maintain websites that reflect the world we want to see—a world that’s more equitable, diverse, and mindful. We also do our work the way we think it is done best: patiently, artfully, and respectfully.

Every decision we make has to fit our values:

We believe the web should work everyone, regardless of race, gender, orientation, age, etc. Diverse reader communities are stronger, more engaging, and benefit more people. They open us up to new ideas and perspectives that enrich us every day.

We strive to promote mindfulness in our products, strategy, design, and user experiences. A well-designed product or smart strategy respects readers and the time and attention they generously share.

We ensure our team feels engaged and respected in how they use their time. That’s why we shut down most nights and weekends—we all work better when we’re rested and recharged.

We also encourage our team to be integrated into their local communities. Whether that’s mentoring at a coding camp for young girls, speaking at local technology meetups, or volunteering for a local charity, we know our team members benefit from these offline interactions. Our leadership is regularly involved in efforts to share with communities online and off, so we’re leading by example.