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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.

You might find us talking code and design at Keep Ruby WeirdATX Sass, Tech Ladies, strategizing our commutes, or guzzling kombucha.

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.

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Meet the Austin team

    • Kyle Fiedler
    • Sam Kapila
    • Dawn Delatte
    • Fraser Mince
    • Chief Design Officer

      Kyle Fiedler

      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.

    • Designer

      Sam Kapila

      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.

    • Designer

      Dawn Delatte

      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.

    • Developer

      Fraser Mince

      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 Hanson
    • Developer

      Stephen Hanson

      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 Steve reading a book, skateboarding, or playing with his dog, Ruby.

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