Mullen founded Edward Mullen Studio in 2006 and has been a Mission 50 member since 2011. The company provides a variety of web design services, and specializes in delivering strategic thinking and problem solving through all stages of a project, from early stage planning through design and development. His clients include private sector organizations; non-profits; institutes of higher education; and retail, fashion and music companies, among others.
Mullen also works with numerous public sector entities, and recently served as a key part of the design team on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' group charged with creating and launching http://www.healthcare.gov/, the website for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare. For his part, Mullen worked to define the scope and breadth of the site, and how it might be structured.
Catering to the needs of today's mobile and remote workforce, Mission 50 provides a culture that's conducive to growth and collaboration while keeping overhead costs low. For many members, the shared office environment also improves productivity and creativity.
"I started my company working from home, and later moved to an office in Jersey City," said Mullen. "Since I work alone, both scenarios were very isolating and eventually the cost of paying for office space no longer made financial sense. I heard about Mission 50 and decided to give it a try. Since my membership began, I have been able to tap into the energy of everyone around me working on their various ideas and projects. The space has been a great place to meet new people. It's been extremely helpful to connect and engage with others who are involved in similar business ventures."
Since its launch in September 2011, Mission 50 has become Northern New Jersey's leading coworking environment. Located in the penthouse of the Hoboken Business Center, Mission 50 provides its members with affordable, flexible office space including private offices, communal workspaces and more. No capital investment is required. Amenities include laptop-ready desks with Internet connectivity; virtual mailing addresses; print, copy, scan and fax capabilities; 24/7 access; conference rooms and three soundproof phone booths.
While coworking environments can cater to those in a certain field, most are designed to accommodate a wide range of professionals looking to share each other's energy and ideas. On any given day at Mission 50 one will find writers, publishers, business professionals, marketing specialists, web designers and software developers all growing their businesses together.
Whether someone plans to stay at Mission 50 for a day, a week, a month or indefinitely, there are many affordable options available. The space itself is equally flexible, offering a choice of library-style seating, private offices, standing work stations and a relaxing lounge area. "I utilize one of the private offices at Mission 50, which gives me just the right combination of privacy along with the sense of community that comes from being surrounded by other members," Mullen concluded.