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
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.
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.
Sam is a product 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 product design, diversity and inclusion, and responsive web design.
Stephen is a developer in the Austin office. He has diverse experience, working for companies ranging from large enterprises like American Airlines to small startups. He has been consulting for the past six 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.
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.
Thomas is a developer that focuses on making sure complex systems do not become complicated systems. His approach to software engineering is starting with the '10,000 foot' view in order to come up with the right solution for the right problem at the right time. He also loves the challenge of learning new things, which leads to lots of non-fiction reading, podcast listening, and DIY projects. His latest non technical challenges have been rock climbing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and raising two little boys.
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.
Annie is a developer who has worked in venture capital, ad tech, and social enterprise organizations. She loves talking to users, making sense of chaos, and drawing things on giant whiteboards. When she's not developing products, she enjoys trail running with her two dogs and working on her latest art project.
Chris creates new ways of interacting with the world. Over the past 15 years he has helped build a wide array of interactive experiences, from web and mobile products to large-scale installations and exhibitions. He enjoys walking, running, making music and raising his two kids.
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.
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Austin, TX 78703