Our Work

We are a team of designers and developers. Clients hire us to solve problems for people. So, we interview potential customers. We sketch. We prototype. We make and ship working software. We measure use of the software. We've had the honor of working with organizations such as Yammer, Constant Contact, Iora Health, and America's Test Kitchen. See some examples below.

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology hired us for the responsive design and front-end development of their pilot "Circuits and Electronics" massive open online course, which launched in December 2011. MITx evolved into edX, a non-profit collaboration with Harvard University and other institutions that brings higher education to more than 1 million students of all ages around the world via the internet.



LevelUp, now the largest mobile payment network in the United States, hired us to work with their design and engineering team to develop campaign infrastructure and analytics dashboards for their 5,000 merchants. The campaigns reach LevelUp's more than 1 million users. The dashboards track exactly when the targeted users purchase at the merchants' locations, who their customers are, how often they return, and how much they spend.



We hired ourselves for this product. Learn is a subscription learning service that now teaches over 500 students the skills necessary to launch their own app or get hired as a professional Rails developer. In addition to designing and developing the product, we also create the screencasts, workshops, and e-books as well as provide the mentoring.


Our Team

thoughtbot was founded in 2003 by Chad and Jon. We care about quality, craft, and disciplined experimentation. We are active contributors to open source software.

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Our Offices

We like to work face-to-face with our clients. We bring their visions to life at our offices with not much more than whiteboards, sticky notes, sketchbooks, laptops, phones, computer code, and good old human connections.

Boston, MA
San Francisco, CA
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Denver, CO
Philadelphia, PA
Raleigh, NC
New York, NY
Austin, TX
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