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. Our Native Texan level is currently a healthy 50%.
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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 spending time in the sun with friends.
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 10 years as a design instructor and academic director, in both public and for-profit education, and advertising and branding before that. She speaks at conferences and writes online about design, diversity and inclusion, and responsive web design.
Steve 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 Steve reading a book, skateboarding, or playing with his dog, Ruby.