But Michael Pietz's student dormitory was similarly large when he started developing websites for clients in 2003. With his later partner Michael Wild von Hohenborn, whom he got to know through his professional network, design and technology matched.
Together they founded pietzpluswild GbR, which grew up in Cologne's Barbarahof. A first courageous step - and the right one. Years later then - pietzpluswild became now a GmbH and had first employees - a beautiful maisonette office at the Rudolfplatz was the next PPW address.
That was about 12 years ago. Today there are still customers and colleagues who have been with PPW since then! Now the digital agency has long been PPW, even bigger and broader in its portfolio, and is located in a great old building agency on Breite Straße.
Then there is also the appreciation at the Cologne location: Here we work, but here we also play football and celebrate. Is there a wish, be it further training or flexible working hours, a certain mineral water or sometimes difficulties: Here we act fast, always appreciative and unbureaucratic. This is also the reason why we have hardly any fluctuation among colleagues and customers.
Consistency on the one hand and creativity on the other are obviously not mutually exclusive.
Good technology and solid web design were the components of new websites 16 years ago. With the success of the digital agency and the differentiation of digital expertise, indispensable concepts in UX were soon added. Other UX designers, front-end developers, online marketing know-how and managed cloud hosting followed.
Today, PPW develops digital products for sophisticated requirements in times of digitalization.