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thoughtbot is a design and development consultancy that brings your digital product ideas to life.

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Purpose-built

A curated resource center made with ❤️ for entrepreneurs who aspire to build legendary digital products.

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Experience and skills you need.

We've produced top quality applications with hundreds of clients for more than 12 years. From one person startups to Fortune 500 enterprises, universities, and non-profits. This is our purpose, and here's what we can do for you.

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The thoughtbot office.

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Small teams. Big results.

You’ll be working with a small, dedicated team built to fit the needs of your project. Each team works on one project at a time to stay focused. We use tools like Trello, Slack and GitHub to communicate frequently.

How we like to work:

  • In small teams of two to four
  • With consistent communication
  • In weekly iterations of focused work
  • Flexibly based on project needs
  • At a sustainable pace
  • Following our Playbook
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Client testimonials

Great group of people with excellent coding and project management skills. What sets them apart is their disciplined approach to building your product. Also, after all the hard work, you still want to grab a beer with them.

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We found that they were invaluable to kickstart our web app and quickly get us to a customer ready product. Thoughtbot not only lead UX/UI design and development, but also helped us train and hire our internal team.

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  • Merck
  • Red Bull TV
  • Legendary Entertainment
  • Ello
  • Klarna
  • MIT

We’d love to work with you.

We’ve worked on a variety of projects with a wide range of clients, each with a unique problem set and perspective.

We continually improve our process and do our best work in strong partnerships with our clients.

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