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Yes and no. We are happiest, and the outcome for you is better, when our projects are able to take a 10,000 foot view, and address the whole ecosystem. But not every client needs this, so we like to remain flexible as well. Most agencies have limits to how small a project can be. Since we are a distributed team, with access to different kinds of talent, we can handle both "full service agency" type, and smaller-sized projects.
Our main location is downtown Eugene, Oregon at 945 Olive. You will almost always find our creative director Courtney Stubbert down there Monday-Friday. The rest of our team works in Eugene, Bend, Seattle and LA. We access them from the internet, via carrier pigeon, and sometimes signal flare if we are coming in hot.
That's probably the most important question you could ask. It’s a two-way street isn’t it? Nothing is worse than getting into a relationship, and finding out you want different things. We favor clear objectives, believe the user is the most important person in the mix, and want things to be functional and awesome looking at the same time. We aren't interested in startup projects that aren't funded, or solve real issues for real people (dating app? forget it). We don't want to help with pay-per-click advertising on your link farm site about erectile dysfunction. And it goes without saying we reserve the right to not work with folks we fundamentally disagree with on a moral or philosophical level. But hey, that's not you. We can already tell you are dope. You have good taste in music. You root for the underdog, read poetry and can cook lasagne from scratch. You're already our favorite person in the world. Let's do it!
Damn right we can. We like Wordpress a lot, but we can plan and develop just about anything - unless it was built on Geocities back in ’98. (This memory gets us misty and nostalgic for the way things were.) Basic custom sites start at $10,000 and go up from there depending on depth of customization and functionality. Fully fledged membership-based sites will start around $50,000.
Nope. We are happy to do Wordpress maintenance if it’s needed before we go forward on a project with your existing site. We will do ongoing maintenance for a period of time, at the end of client projects. Past clients are always welcome to hit us up for help with any site we’ve previously built for them as well. We’ll always be upfront if it’s something that needs to be done.
Startups with money? Yes. However if you have money then you probably aren’t a startup anymore. We consider a “startup” to be an temporary organization for testing ideas in order to find a profit model that works. We do like the folks that hustle, are creative, hungry, and have weird nutty ideas with a crazy fearlessness in their eyes. We like to meet them, have drinks, swap stories and knowledge. But we don’t work for free, or for “profit sharing” if you are right out of the gate and don’t have a repeatable revenue generator already cranking out the cheddar and dead presidents.
Recently we began offering free design consulting in the areas of arts, culture, education, or social justice. Read more about it here. We'd love to hear about what you are working on, so please contact us and tell us more about your project!
Maybe. Wait... define “brand”? Entrepreneurs and marketing gurus might tell you it’s the only game in town. They are only right if you drink marketing kool-aid all day long. Do you have a soul? Do you want to spend your life posting selfies all day just to get clicks? We say fuck that noise. Generally speaking, we like Seth Godin’s definition of brand:
A brand is the set of expectations, memories, stories and relationships that, taken together, account for a consumer's decision to choose one product or service over another.We believe in authenticity, and in doing the thing that is most true to who you are. Can you make a brand out of your own authenticity?
We love apps. We use them all the time. Yes we can build them. Before we do we will want to talk about the pros and cons in investing in native apps vs. web apps, and which will get your project closer to the mark.
So many things. We are lovers, fighters, poets, comedians, musicians, artists, parents, whiskey drinkers, crappy skaters, believers and doubters. Collectively we make one hell of a human being.