Austin, Texas design and development firm specializing in product design, Ruby on Rails, and React Native
We've been in Austin since 2014, working with great clients in Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and beyond to build successful software. We're experts in research, strategy, design, and development for both mobile and web.
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Meet the Austin team
Dawn studied fine art in college and later went on to complete an immersive coding and UI design program. Her goal for each project is to facilitate positive and meaningful interactions for people, using tools like design thinking, user research, and front end development. When she's not designing products, you can find her hosting local design events and meetups, and laughing and playing with her daughter.
Amy is focused on improving processes and writing clean code. Recently relocated from the Boston team, she brings three years of iOS development experience working in smaller teams in which she was able to make a significant impact. When she's not typing away at her desk, she enjoys weight lifting, Happy Hours, and reading nonfiction.
S. Wingchi Wong
Wingchi spent the last eight years in various positions ranging from sales to software development, but he is always focused on making spectacular products. He gets excited about the innovations in cross-platform development, socket-based protocols, and software testing.
Chief Design Officer
Kyle provides design leadership and support to the thoughtbot team. He enjoys working through complex problems and coming up with simple solutions. Kyle has been designing user interfaces and product experiences for well over 10 years. He uses tools such as research, design thinking, design sprints, and Jobs-to-be-done to help him best understand what a product is trying to solve, what potential solutions look like, and then validating those solutions. He abides by the philosophy of shipping early and iterating. When he’s not designing, you’ll find him playing with his three kids.
Sam is a designer in Austin, originally from Curaçao. Sam has been a design instructor and academic director, in both public and for-profit education, in addition to being a designer focused in branding. She speaks at conferences and writes online about design, diversity and inclusion, and responsive web design.
Fraser is a software developer in Austin who is passionate about quality code, functional programming, and specifically Haskell. In his spare time he likes to read books, hang out with friends, run, and help out at his local church.
Stephen is a developer in the Austin office. He has seven years experience working for companies ranging from large enterprises like American Airlines to small startups. He has been consulting for five years and loves working with clients to find the perfect solution to complex problems. When he's not at his computer, you can usually find Stephen reading a book, skateboarding, or playing with his dog, Ruby.