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Austin design, Ruby on Rails, and iOS development studio

We've been in Austin since 2014, working with great clients like Ello, Edgar, and Darby Smart. Our Native Texan level is currently a healthy 37.5%.

You might find us talking code at Keep Ruby Weird, running around Town Lake, strategizing our commutes, guzzling Topo Chicos, or fondly remembering that pint of milk at 24 Diner.

Build something weird with thoughtbot

We’ve continuously refined our processes over the years, and even wrote a book about them. We’d love to learn how you do things at your organization and trade notes. Contact us to chat.

Our recent tools of the trade

  • Product Design Sprints
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Elixir and Phoenix
  • Go
  • iOS
  • React.js
  • Ember.js

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Meet the Austin team

    • Ethan Leon
    • Britt Ballard
    • Dawn Delatte
    • Mason Fischer
    • Design Director

      Ethan Leon

      Ethan leads our Austin office in design, and to lunch. He has been designing and building for the web since the days of NCSA Mosaic. A graduate of the University of Texas, he enjoys traveling, beer, talking about guitars, and Pugs.

    • Development Director

      Britt Ballard

      Britt leads our Austin web development team. He has been developing software professionally for over a decade. Britt holds a degree in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. When not solving problems behind the keyboard you can find Britt Crossfitting, running, reading or enjoying craft beers with delicious foods.

    • Designer

      Dawn Delatte

      Dawn studied fine art in college and later went on to complete an immersive coding and design program. When she's not designing, you can find her hosting Austin's local Sass meetup or enjoying a good frosé outdoors.

    • Developer

      Mason Fischer

      Mason began his web development career at a young age working for a local internet service provider in his home town on Martha's Vineyard. Before joining thoughtbot he was a Hackstar for the Techstars Boston program. Mason attended the University of Vermont where he earned a degree in both Math and Computer Science along with a love for Vermont cheddar cheese.

    • Kyle Fiedler
    • Gordon Fontenot
    • Chief Design Officer

      Kyle Fiedler

      Kyle provides design leadership and support to the thoughtbot team. His design roots stretch back through more traditional graphic design and fine arts. That background in drawing and painting and his BFA from Endicott College have given him have a unique perspective about design and communication. Kyle is passionate about all phases of the design process and really enjoys working through complex problems and coming up with simple solutions. Outside of design, he loves going for a run, is a passionate baseball fan, and usually has either a cup of tea or a beer in his hand.

    • Development Director

      Gordon Fontenot

      A native Texan, Gordon leads our mobile development team. He enjoys functional programming, test driven design, watching crappy TV, and lifting heavy weights.