We've helped startups and big companies design and develop new products, internal tools, and growth experiments.
Our clients love the fact that we’ve founded companies too. It means that we have opinions, know how to spend time on the right stuff, and get passionate about projects as if they’re our own.
Frequently used technology:
Generate and compare options.
It's easier to come up with a good solution by first generating as many potential solutions as possible and then comparing them to each other.
Work in the lowest possible fidelity.
It's much faster and more productive to generate solutions when you do so in low fidelity. Creating lots of simple diagrams and sketches make high fidelity mockups easy.
Get feedback every step of the way.
We don't do a big reveal at the end of a project. We break our process down into tiny pieces and get your input at every step so that you're sure to love the end result.
Build one solution at a time.
Instead of weighing down a build with features that may never be used, we believe that smaller releases with more iterations produce a better result.
Deliberate in interdisciplinary teams.
We work together as designers and developers to prevent silos. We debate as a team so that by the time clients see options, they've already been improved by deliberation.
We often formed creative arrangements to fit into job descriptions designed for an individual. Our benefit is that we are a group with mixed specialties. This makes us better at doing design, product management, and development than any one of us would be alone.
When hiring works, it's fantastic. The value of working with an external group like us is that it's less risky (our agreement is based on work output), more flexible (there's no long term commitment), and gives you more skills with a single engagement (we have multiple specialties on one team).
We believe it's the fact that we've built our own product companies from scratch. This means that we tend to get passionately involved with helping a client's business succeed instead of blindly delivering a specific design or code.
The short answer is almost certainly. Languages and frameworks are just tools and part our job is getting up to speed on dozens of new tools quickly. It's part of what we love about consulting.
Initially, yes. Then we can help you bring someone on to replace us when you think the time is right. We consider it our duty to set you up for success so that founding partners will want to join your startup.