From an evolution in publishing

’85

Three friends at Harvard University teach themselves desktop publishing. They work out of their dorm rooms as creative talent.

1980s mac computer
1980s mac computer

’86

They turn their hobby into a DTP service bureau, called Laser Designs.

The original team (John Chuang, Mia Wenjen, and Steve Kapner)
The original team (John Chuang, Mia Wenjen, and Steve Kapner)
1987 Laser Designs flyer
1987 Laser Designs flyer

’87

The company transitions into staffing as MacTemps. More friends join.

Starting MacTemps
Starting MacTemps
1988 MacTemps group photo
1988 MacTemps group photo

To a revolution in staffing

’91

MacTemps expands across the US, and internationally to the United Kingdom.

19991 MacTemps postcard with US and London map
19991 MacTemps postcard with US and London map

’92

Within 5 years, it becomes the 12th fastest growing private company in America.

Inc. 500 magazine cover
Inc. 500 magazine cover

First national staffing firm to provide comprehensive medical and retirement benefits to temporary employees

’94

Introduced 110% money-back guarantee.

’95

Opened markets in France and Australia

1995 MacTemps advertisement
1995 MacTemps advertisement

’96

Expanded into Canada

Protagonist in a Harvard Business School case study

Harvard Business School MacTemps article
Harvard Business School MacTemps article

’97

Added markets in Japan and the Netherlands

’98

"If you want to chart the economy's future, look at where MacTemps is going." — Fast Company cover story

Fast Company magazine cover
Fast Company magazine cover

Nominated for a British Academy Award (BAFTA), Interactive E-zine category, for 1099 magazine

1099 magazine cover
1099 magazine cover

’99

Mactemps becomes Aquent

Person sitting in a chair with a piece of paper over his/her face
Person sitting in a chair with a piece of paper over his/her face

Change is our past

Aquent continues to adapt and thrive.

Aquent testimonials and a lady smiling
Aquent testimonials and a lady smiling

’03

Aquent launches RoboHead and MajorTom, what is now Aquent’s On Demand Division

Robohead logo
Robohead logo

’06

Aquent launches Aquent Studios

Advertising example
Advertising example

’12

Created Gymnasium making Aquent the first staffing company to offer free online courses for creative talent

an image of a young woman with a headband for Gymnasium advertisement
an image of a young woman with a headband for Gymnasium advertisement

’15

Our CEO, John, inspires others about the importance of a culture of innovation

Co-Founder and chairman John Chuang sitting in a chair and speaking
Co-Founder and chairman John Chuang sitting in a chair and speaking

’18

Aquent acquires DEV6 and offers Front End Application Development Services