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About Project Genius
Our Austin-based office is brimming with creative ideas, dogs, bad jokes, and spontaneous pun-offs. We love making products that are mentally stimulating and fun to discover. The satisfaction of cracking the code or getting all-of-the pieces to fall into place is simply unmatched, and we love being part of that experience.
HOW WE STARTED
Founded in 2009 by Brandi Pinsker and Stephanie Trammell, Project Genius creates puzzles and games that are as focused on beauty as they are brilliance.
Our puzzles are built to intrigue, challenge and occasionally stump (but we always provide solutions). Everything we make has a timeless look and feel and is wrapped in luxe packaging that makes a delightful gift.
WOMAN-OWNED AND AUSTIN-BASED
Project Genius is a woman-owned and run business. Being an active member of the Austin Autism community, we celebrate inclusion and equal opportunities. We encourage and support all experiences, backgrounds, perspectives, levels of ability, and cultures to be a part of our team.
Project Genius has seen record growth in recent years, despite uncertain times. We are proud to have been named a Fast 50 Company by the Austin Business Journal- an honor recognizing the fastest growing private companies in Central Texas!
MEET OUR TEAM
“Not only is Chroma Cube a best-seller, but it has broad appeal. Brain teasers can sometimes be intimidating if it’s hard to get started. But Chroma Cube’s familiar logic-puzzle format is instantly recognizable and most people solve the first puzzle quickly.“
“Molecube is my favorite because I named it, it’s light and doesn’t cost much to ship.“
“Deblockle is my favorite because the rules are quite simple and it can be explained quickly, but the gameplay is very strategic (and i am very competitive!)“
“I am rather fond of the Egyptian Coin Trade. It’s super hard and I haven’t solved it but it’s just really fun to play with.“
“I like the Grecian Computer because it’s math based and I love working with numbers. I haven’t solved it yet, but I’m working on it and refuse to look at the solution (no spoilers please).“