Who we are ?
Since 2011, Spade has been helping you define your digital strategies, create your digital experiences and support your reflection about your identity. Each project is the beginning of a new adventure that we carry out in close collaboration with you, placing users (and their experience) at the heart of our concerns.
2 offices ...
And so many others in remote! We won’t go so far as to describe the living rooms, kitchens and makeshift offices of each team member, but we are delighted to present our official spaces.
Located in the Parvis de Saint-Gilles district, Spade’s office is discreetly situated at the end of its shady courtyard. We meet there regularly to work as a team or to share a convivial moment.
It is also equipped with a workshop/meeting room with all the necessary equipment to freed the possibilities and unleash your creativity.
Since 2020, the new Trakk hosts Walloon companies in the creative sectors. A place to discover, conducive to cooperation and meetings!
Spade has a cosy office and can welcome you for meetings or workshops in one of the many rooms available. The Trakk also gives us access to its FabLab, a well-equipped place to make prototypes.
Spade in fact & figures
In 10 years of activity, we have developed collaborations throughout Belgium and Europe.
Websites in 1 year
This is the number of showcase and intranet websites we have deployed in recent months.
Years in business
As many years as there are team members, that’s something to celebrate!
2 267 k
Lines of code
… written in one year by the development team!
Labels and certifications
We are proud to be able to offer you the following guarantees and expertise.
Since 2013, Spade has been a recognised provider of accessible websites according to the Anysurfer label. Based on the WCAG 2.1 accessibility standard, this Belgian label enables the production of websites that everyone can read and use, including people with disabilities.
The Walloon Region supports organisations in improving their digital maturity, by granting subsidies to be accompanied by certified professionals. Spade is certified for the Digital Maturity category.
Digital Responsible Charter
Since 2021, Spade has been a signatory to this charter, which aims to achieve a controlled and thoughtful digital environment, seen as “a tool for creating new sustainable values, more respectful of the environment and more ethical towards society”.
Our quality process
We have implemented it on the basis of the European standard EN16114 (guidelines for management consultancy services). These are recommendations on change management, content, technological resources, project management methods, deliverables…
Where does Spade come from?
Spade is not a story of shovels, picks and inveterate card players, but a business that brings together 5 independent enthusiasts in web and design : Denis, François, Benoît, Grégoire and Jean-François.
Spade chooses to offer its services to many sectors of activity: companies of all sizes, national and international associations, NGOs, startups, … whatever your challenge, we always find an effective solution to meet your needs.
At Spade, we are proud to present efficient, tangible and long-lasting projects that fit your budget.
Enfin, le goût du partage de l’expérience nous ayant gagné, nous avons voulu permettre aux organisations qui le souhaitent d’utiliser notre méthodologie hors des ateliers que nous animons : ce sont les jeux de cartes Minotaure.
En ateliers, nous utilisons entre autres ces jeux comme supports de la réflexion et aides pour aborder de façon ludique toutes les questions, toutes les facettes et tous les bloquants d’un projet.
Désormais, les jeux de carte Minotaure sont aussi disponibles pour une utilisation autonome !
How do we work?
With the passing of calls for tender and successes, personal experiences and those of the environment, a methodology takes shape, is fleshed out, refined and asserted. With user experience (UX) as its spearhead, Spade is giving birth in 2019 to the Minotaure methodology.
This name covers a working framework that covers the entire project from the first lines of thought to its online launch and technical maintenance.
Minotaure is first of all a set of workshops (ideation), then a way of conceiving (design), building (development), and finally managing your site (autonomy and flexibility of the tool) with intelligent and responsive support.
Around this way of working, our services are divided into 4 main categories:
- Websites & digital platforms
- Design System & Visual Identity
- Digital maturity support
- Editorial Management
Finally, as we are keen to share our experience, we wanted to allow organisations that so wish to use our methodology outside the workshops we run: these are the Minotaure card games. In workshops, we use these games as a support for ideation and as an help to tackle all the questions, facets and obstacles of a project in a playful way. The Minotaure card games are now also available for independent use!
For the quality of his work on the amnesty.be website, Spade won the Gold Site Excellence Award 2015 from the Fédération des Métiers du Web (FEWEB).
For the quality of its work on the operaliege.be website, Spade won the UPMC 2019 Digital Award from the Union Professionnelle des Métiers de la Communication.
Our last articles
Thematic articles, news that we want to share with you, great ideas and small follies, find here a summary of our news.
What if we worked together?
Tell us your needs, your wishes, your questions, we will answer you as soon as possible. We will then perhaps start a fantastic collaboration!