They were once like you, then we partnered to build bigger, better, bolder solutions. We call them sandcastles.

Santa monica college

Built a new image for Santa Monica College’s Interaction Design Bachelor’s Degree Program.

challenge

Help give a voice and face to a program still finding its footing to boost enrollment and generate industry support. Oh, and finish the project before the first students graduate in 10 weeks!

impact

Delivered in depth user research, design, and development on time and under budget.

contribution

UX Discovery
UX Research
UX Strategy
UX/UI Design
Content Creation
Storytelling
Branding
Web Development (Webflow)

client

Santa Monica College

Santa monica college

Launched a student-focused website for Santa Monica College’s new 60 million dollar Center for Media and Design.

challenge

On a very limited budget - Introduce the local community and a student body with diverse priorities to a new 60 million dollar Media & Design campus.

impact

Santa Monica College was so satisfied with the new site, they hired us for an additional project within 6 months.

contribution

UX Discovery
UX Research
UX/UI Design
Content Creation
Storytelling
Web Development (Webflow)

client

Santa Monica College – Center for Media & Design Campus

Rockreation Climbing Center

Introduced a local business to UX research and our discoveries were eye-opening.

challenge

Introduce UX research to a local business and identify a new service for its clientele.

impact

Delivered in-depth clientele research and revealed new business, service, and marketing opportunities to the local business.

contribution

UX Discovery
UX Research
UX Strategy
Business Development
Marketing Strategy
Product Development

client

Rockreation Los Angeles Sport Climbing Center

Rockreation Climbing Center

Built an international web presence for a B2B industrial hardware supplier.

challenge

Build a new, targeted, and on-brand B2B site that communicates to an overseas audience.

impact

Established a web presence in a highly competitive market.

contribution

UX Discovery
UX/UI Design
Content Creation
Web Development (Webflow)

client

Askew Industrial - a multi-national B2B industrial company.

Tixtex — in-house community project

Helped communities avoid thousands of dollars in expensive street cleaning tickets.

challenge

Build a device-agnostic solution to help diverse communities avoid expensive street cleaning tickets.

impact

So far the service helped its users save over $500,000 in street cleaning tickets.

contribution

UX Discovery
UX Research
UX Strategy
UX/UI Design
Digital & Print Marketing
Content Creation
Storytelling
Branding
Web Development (Webflow)

client

Tixtex — an SMS bot reminder that prevents street cleaning tickets.

kirio

Designed a customer-facing dashboard for easy control of home IoT devices.

challenge

Understand and design an easy-to-use modular interface for Kirio users to interact with their IoT devices without access to Kirio users.

impact

Designed and coded the front-end responsive HTML, CSS, JS of the customer-facing dashboard based on our user research and persona development in under a month.

contribution

UX Discovery
UX Research
UX/UI Design
Web Development (Webflow)

client

Kirio

Supermassive

Directed UX research and design for a forthcoming co-working space in Downtown LA.

challenge

Define UX research processes and design an app for a membership experience that transcends digital and physical contexts.

impact

Forthcoming.

contribution

UX Discovery
UX Research
UX Design
UI Design for iOS App

client

Supermassive

Santa monica college

Helped California Community College Chancellor's Office visualize the track record of 15 community colleges bachelor’s degrees.

challenge

Work with 15 community colleges to design succinct, unified, and easily scannable infographics in two weeks.

impact

Delivered 15 infographics plus a summary infographic on time. The state of California extended Santa Monica College's first-ever bachelor's program.

contribution

UX Discovery
Research
UX Design
Content Creation
Graphic Design

client

California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO)

kirio

A re-imagined user flow for electricians to efficiently install smart-home IoT devices.

challenge

Improve a web interface to increase the accuracy and speed of Kirio and IoT device installations made on-site by electricians.

impact

Based on electrician needs and pain points, wireframed an improved and simplified user flow that provides context-based guidance where electricians need it most.

contribution

UX Discovery
UX Research
UX Design
Wireframing

client

Kirio

Santa monica college

Implemented friendly wayfinding for Santa Monica College’s new Center for Media and Design Campus.

challenge

Introduce and guide students through an unfamiliar campus and to resources available to them in a fun and welcoming way.

impact

Reduced early semester stress for incoming student population.

contribution

UX Discovery
UX Research
Graphic Design
Graphic Design
Content Creation

client

Santa Monica College - Center for Media & Design – Signage (in collaboration with Michael Coty and Edwin Rodriguez)

we excel at

Research

UX Research
UX Discovery
Idea Validation
Market analysis
product analysis

Design

UX Design
UI Design
Rapid Prototyping
MVP Development
Graphic Design

Build

product & UX strategy
Brand development
Web development
content creation
storytelling

Market

digital marketing
pR
advertising
traditional marketing
experiential marketing

WE WORK WITH

small, growing, and established businesses
who want to incorporate a learning mindset into their existing business strategy to make research-backed, confident decisions.
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