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Our Company

Introduction

We Elevate Brands

We are a product design company. We are a team of UI/UX designers, product designers, full-stack developers, and ex-founders of companies, each rigorously hand-picked for the qualities that contribute most to product success. Together, we build web and mobile apps that solve our clients’ problems in the most multidisciplinary and innovative ways possible. Our passion is bringing purposeful ideas to life, whether for financial gain, business growth, or otherwise. This includes anything from enterprise applications to non-profit services through our 501(c)(3) branch. We expect everyone on our team that touches your project to bring elite craftsmanship and become a trusted partner that helps you make product decisions that lead to business growth.

Top-Tier Talent

We source talent on referrals from our top performers.  New hires are rigorously-vetted on internal projects first.

In-House

We handle all aspects of design and development in-house.  You’ll meet every individual that touches your project.

Reinvested

We reinvest earnings back into our only shareholder, the team, to minimize turnover and drive ongoing innovation.

Creative Team

Meet Our Project Managers

Joe Tuan

Joe Tuan

Founder

Focus Areas: Business Development, Strategic Partnerships, Healthcare Technology.

Joshia Gaume

Joshia Gaume

UI/UX Designer

Focus Areas: User Experience Design, User Interface Design, Graphic Design, Adobe Illustrator, AfterEffects, Sketch, Photoshop, Rapid Prototyping

Cruz Baciewicz

Cruz Baciewicz

Developer + Technical Advisor

Focus Areas: Growth Strategy, .NET, Angular, HTML/CSS, Javascript, PHP. Ex-Sprouts Developer.

Nelio Contrera

Nelio Contrera

Full-Stack Javascript Developer

Focus Areas: HIPAA Compliance, Angular, React, React Native, Ionic, Swift, PHP, Laravel, .NET

Andy Saldana

Andy Saldana

Native iOS and Android Developer

Focus Areas: Xamarin, Unity, Unity3D, Swift, Java, C#

Francesco Mantovani

Francesco Mantovani

iOS + React Developer

Focus Areas: Objective-C, Swift, React, React Native, NodeJS, MongoDB, MySQL, Bluetooth, HIPAA Compliance

Niko Anzai

Niko Anzai

Full-Stack Polyglot Developer

Focus Areas: Angular, Rails, Python, Django, React, React Native, VueJS, .NET, Xamarin, Swift, Native Android

Jacob Guerena

Jacob Guerena

iOS + NodeJS Developer

Focus Areas: Swift, Objective C, NodeJS, Firebase

Mason Grishin

Mason Grishin

UI/UX Designer

Focus Areas: User Experience Design, User Interface Design, Graphic Design, Adobe Illustrator, Flinto, Abstract, Sketch, Photoshop, Rapid Prototyping

Richard Baltariu

Richard Baltariu

Full-Stack Javascript Developer

Focus Areas: React, React Native, NodeJS, Express, MongoDB, Laravel, Firebase

Kyle Cannon

Kyle Cannon

Full-Stack Javascript Developer

Focus Areas: React, React Native, NodeJS, Express, MongoDB, Python, Django

Heather Galvin

Heather Galvin

QA Lead + Operations Manager

Focus Areas: QA Testing and Analysis including, UI/UX, Regression, Ad/Hoc, Unit, WHQL, and System, using various manual and automated methods.

Our Process

UX Design Sprint

A flawlessly-coded app is worthless if no one uses it.  We use rapid prototyping to build an optimal user experience. The prototype is a rough draft with just foundation and carpentry. But, it lets us iterate quickly and figure out what features will and won’t make it into the app based on the concept of a Minimal Viable Product that brings genuine value to your customer. During this time, we test our interactive Invision prototypes with prospective customers and iterate the design to find product-market fit.

UI Design

Now that we have our user experience locked down, we turn the project to our user interface designers who add the polish that makes it visually appealing. Now we get to bring to life how your app will look and feel.  Iconography, branding, animation, and other visual “magic” have long been documented to increase conversions.  This is about making the story look and feel incredible so customers engage with your app.

Development Discovery

As product designers, we balance creative ambition with pragmatism.  We go through the designs to try to find possible roadblocks and suggest alternative implementations. We investigate APIs and code libraries to analyze the feasibility of development.  We explore off-the-shelf solutions that could accelerate development. At the end of discovery, we have a backlog of engineering tickets, along with high and low estimates for development.

Coding and Programming

This is the point at which all the previous work comes together.  Led by your product manager, our developers code the app according to Agile Development. We break up the backlog of tickets into 2-week sprints.  We discuss tasks and write code with total transparency so you’re never left to wonder.  At the end of the sprint, the product manager holds a check-in with you to update you on progress, demo the sprint, and report how we’re doing relative to estimates and timelines.

Quality Control and Testing

At this point, we conduct quality control testing internally and externally. We write unit tests, which are tests that automatically test new code as it’s written to make sure it passes.  Next we perform beta testing along with our clients, to ensure that the site is working the way it was intended and according to the original story. We check for typos, broken links, security, forms, design compliance, mobile responsiveness, page loading speed, and anything else that a customer might experience.  By the end of this phase, everything is ready for real customers.   

Launch and Beyond

Now that we have crossed the t’s and dotted the i’s, we launch your beautiful new app onto the Internet and app stores. We give you everything you need to run your app and continue to fulfill your mission.  At this point, most of our clients choose to retain us as a long-term development partner to support the app and make improvements over time.  We can address any bugs that arise, add enhanced microinteractions for user engagement, build new features from the roadmap, and maintain the servers to handle growing user traffic.

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Our industry-leading expertise with app development across healthcare, fintech, and ecommerce is why so many innovative companies choose us as their technology partner.