We are a team of highly skilled software designers and engineers with a 20 year track record launching web and mobile applications.
Our core expertise is creative front-end design, branding and usability. Powerful software is only as good as it's interface. In fact, from our very first project working with eBay, we practiced the ethos of make it easy and make it beautiful a full decade before the User Experience became a preeminent tech industry focus.
Our focus is 100% web and mobile application development. We leave PR, Ad Buys, SEO and Social Media Campaigns to other expert teams. We dedicate our focus to building secure and easy to use web applications including e-commerce, consumer services, SaaS, B2B exchanges, Intranets and Extranets.
iOS & Android
We are passionate about making software that's easily accessible to millions of people regardless of location and device. Well designed iOS and Android apps can be more useful and productive than traditional desktop applications. We offer mobile application prototyping, interface design, engineering and quality assurance.
We love a challenge. What do all these projects have in common? Extremely tight deadlines, exacting branding standards, working well with in-house marketing and engineering teams and complex technical integration of pre-existing databases. Throw us your biggest challenge. We want it.
Some follow money, fame or earthly delights. We are a different flavor. We are unabashed techies, builders, and modern day artisans. We work on a few select client projects every year. We take pride in quality. If you have a ground breaking product or service contact us, and let us be your get-it-done A-Team.Ethan AllenCreative Director & Co-founderJosh WoodlanderUX Designer & Co-founderNash WeberSr. Software EngineerAbout Ethan
Ethan Allen has over twenty years’ experience working as creative director and user experience designer launching products and services for companies such as: Best Buy, Toys”R”Us, eBay, Match.com, Netscape, Nielsen NetRatings, and Hewlett-Packard. Ethan loves weaving brand experience, design and visual concept in the multi-screen world.
Skills / Expertise:
User Interface Design
Scrum and AgileAbout Josh
Josh Woodlander has 18 years experience in web application development. Performed Senior UX Design Engineering and Strategic Branding for over 100 startup projects including Snapfish, Match.com, eBay, Yodlee, Nielsen/NetRatings, Clickability and SunEdison. Josh has experience managing all front-end components of large scale web and mobile application development for multi-million member websites including coordination of technical and creative teams, production of wireframes and technical specifications.
Skills / Expertise:
User Interface Design (UX)
Mobile ApplicationsAbout Nash
Mobile software developer with focus on both server and client-side iOS development. Over ten years experience in database and web development. Communicates effectively in both technical and non-technical environments, often bridging any communication gaps. Experience as development team-lead with focus on application architecture and strong communication with other teams.
Skills / Expertise:
iPhone, iPad, iOS
Web Development"We're really happy with you as partners - you've got a great attitude, you turn on a dime, and you hit all the deadlines (and more!). You've consistently carried the Snapfish brand, look and feel, and made the site feel warm and friendly without overdoing it. I also like the architecture we've settled on - I think it's the best out there."- Rajil Kapoor, President & CEO Snapfish Corporation
By virtue of talent and getting in at the right time (1996) we have had the good fortune to work with some of the brightest minds and influential startups.
Rovi Entertainment Store
Designed white-label presentation layer for digital media storefront.View details
Branded and designed the user experience for digital media storefront platform.View details
Branding and UX design for web, mobile and desktop premium movie service applications.View details
HP Presto Printing Mailbox
Designed and developed the Presto website and HP printer packaging.View details
Ebay Site Launch 1997
Created the user interface for company's first redesign.View details
Triber BLE Social App
Performed branding and specialty UX design for Bluetooth LE social and gaming application.View details
RoxioNow Priemum Movie Service
Branding and UX design for the RoxioNow premium video storefront service.View details
Snapfish Photo Service
Performed information architecture and user experience design for the highly acclaimed photo printing and sharing website.View details
Match.com Online Dating
Executed first redesign of site; played an instrumental role in transitioning the 300,000 member site to 1.2 million clients.View details
SuiteAmerica Mobile Reservations App
Created mobile application for SuiteAmerica to make reservations, booking and check-ins.View details
We are front-end design and development specialists. We are often brought in to work with larger engineering teams to provide the following services:
Examine and test existing applications and provide recommendations to increase sales, click-throughs, user engagement and retention.
Wireframing and Prototyping
Convert engineering and business requirements into actionable wireframes and prototyping to expedite product development.
Strategic Branding and Identity
Work with in-house marketing teams to extend existing consumer brand into web and mobile applications. Help startups create brand guidelines and visual identity.
Database Architecture and Security
Provide high level security, database, SaaS and API driven application development for companies that need additional engineering resources or without in-house engineering teams.
iOS and Android
Prototype and design task focused mobile application interface. Engineering and quality assurance for iOS and Android.
"Best performance I have seen ever from a design firm. Your team has played a vital role in helping us achieve our time to market goals."snapfish.com
"The Match.com site looks great! We've seen an immediate increase in membership with the new design. We're getting more first time visitors trying our Free Trial"match.com
"The new interface architecture for My Nielsen//Netratings is fantastic. The new design will help position us as the premiere provider of audience measurement information."Nielsen//NetRatings, Inc.
There is no substitute for experience. We thank all of the brilliant people and great companies we have worked with over the past 20 years.
Visit us at our eco-friendly office
7385 Healdsburg Ave. suite 201, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Tel: (707) 456-7610