How we work

Autonomic is a hive mind of 13 people around the world turning gentle chaos into websites, infrastructure and design. We share 1 email inbox, we make decisions using consensus, we all get paid the same.

Our other processes are documented in our Handbook.

How we work with clients

We prefer to work with organisations and projects who share our values.

Our preferred contact method is email, to help us collectivise communications – we often take about a week or two to respond to initial queries, depending on how much work we have on.

Our agreements are usually in the form of:

Retainer:You pay us up front and we work through the retainer at an agreed upon hourly or daily rate.
Flat-rate:We give you a quote and deliver on it.
We work as needed and bill you after:Less than ideal.
Hosting and support:Billed monthly or yearly.

We accept payments via bank transfer (BACS or SWIFT), including internationally. We can also receive credit and debit card payments using Stripe, especially for folks in the US where “wire transfers” can be costly and complicated – please add 2.9% to cover Stripe’s processing fees.

Working @ Autonomic

Autonomic values independence and autonomy in our day-to-day work environment; you can read more on our values page and our internal handbook.

When we are recruiting for increased worker membership we will make a post on our blog. If you are interested in joining Autonomic but we are not currently recruiting you are still welcome to send us your CV at boop@autonomic.zone.

Business info

Autonomic Co-operative