Vectorform adding 75 jobs

Vectorform, a Royal Oak-based software design firm, is more than doubling its size after it received a $375,000 grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund. The company expects to add another 75 digital design and development employees in the next three years and invest more than $2 million in a new global headquarters in downtown Royal Oak in what is now a Barnes & Noble store.
 
Vectorform is an award-winning international firm with locations in Seattle, New York City, Munich and India. It boasts an impressive list of Fortune 500 clients, including Microsoft, Disney, Nike, Coca-Cola, Chrysler, Kelly Services, Volkswagen and Sony.  The company invents digital products with a focus on innovative mobile and emerging technology solutions.
“As an elite team of artists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and technologists, Vectorform changes the way you experience modern life,” the company said.
 
Oakland County’s Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs, through its Business Development team and its Workforce Development division, is assisting the company in recruiting talent to fill vacancies. It also worked on getting local support for the project, including securing park spaces.
 
“Vectorform recognized that Royal Oak is a significant information technology hub and made a conscious choice to stay and grow in a nationally recognized IT area,” said Matthew Gibb, deputy Oakland County executive. “This is a dynamic company that has the potential to be the next Microsoft of its industry.”