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A web and mobile app design and development company in New York City

We've been in New York since 2013, working with great clients like Groupon, Merck, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and more.

A web design company with a proven track-record.

At thoughtbot New York City, our designers are researchers, art directors, user experience architects, and programmers. Whatever stage of design you need, we can help. We use Design Sprints to build products from scratch, refresh existing products, or discover innovative new features for your current users. Contact us to talk about how thoughtbot Designers could help your business.

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A web development company with expertise along the entire product lifecycle.

We’ve continuously refined our design, development, and workflow process over the years, and wrote a book about them. We're a web development company that keeps our tools sharp and our process effective. We’d love to learn how you do things at your organization and trade notes. Contact us to chat.

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A mobile app design and development company that chooses the right tool for the job.

We utilize the latest approaches in Swift, Android, and React Native mobile app development to give our clients an edge in quality and time to market. Contact us to talk about your mobile app project.

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Meet the New York team

    • Sid Raval
    • Jason Ramirez
    • Rick Reilly
    • Daniel Barber
    • Developer

      Sid Raval

      Climbing, biking, coffee, beer, math and (functional) programming.

    • Design Director

      Jason Ramirez

      Jason Ramirez leads our New York City design team. He was born in the 80’s and he has the bodacious vocabulary to prove it. Growing up as the son of two Artists/Professors of Art, Jason was lucky enough to be surrounded by design throughout his youth. In his early adult life he studied architecture, business and fine-art. Now, with many years behind him as a product designer, Jason spends his energy working on validation, research, design, experimentation, and front-end development. Jason is a champion of the Lean framework, and strives to help his clients and partners uncover the best solutions with the least amount of effort.

    • Developer

      Rick Reilly

      A user-centered software engineer who has been programming for nearly two decades, Rick is an empathetic, creative and passionate advocate for his clients' needs. His background includes fine art and illustration; print and web design; cognitive psychology and artificial intelligence; usability and user experience; agile product development; founding a startup; and teaching. He is currently actively involved in the research and development of virtual reality and augmented reality applications. He lives in New York City with his wife and children.

    • Developer

      Daniel Barber

      Daniel is a design literate developer, drummer and all round musician, who spends his days quietly noodling away on his guitar at thoughtbot London. Sometimes he stops playing long enough to write a bit of code.

    • Mike Wenger
    • Brenda Storer
    • Patrick Montalto
    • Ian Zabel
    • Developer

      Mike Wenger

      Mike loved building things as a child. His passion continues as a grown-up even though his Legos and Lincoln Logs have been replaced by Rails and PostrgeSQL. When he puts his building tools down, Mike enjoys competing in triathlons and escaping the concrete jungle of New York City for the great outdoors.

    • Designer

      Brenda Storer

      Brenda is a Silicon Valley native who moved to NYC to escape the tech world, only to discover that tech is actually pretty awesome. Outside of thoughtbot, she teaches HTML/CSS with Girl Develop It and specializes in belting out 80's hair metal at karaoke.

    • Developer

      Patrick Montalto

      A mechanical engineer in a previous life, Patrick has a love for problem solving - especially when using well-tested Ruby and Swift code. You can usually find him either at his keyboard, lifting heavy things, or eating entirely too much food for one person.

    • Developer

      Ian Zabel

      Ian enjoys asking dumb questions for good reasons. He's interested in building useful applications that people love, collaborating with others of varying strengths, pair-programming, and crafting software sustainably. Ian's in the New York office, but grew up in New Jersey where he cut his programming teeth in TI BASIC. In early 2010, he discovered good coffee at Blue Bottle in San Francisco, and it's all been downhill from there.

    • George Brocklehurst
    • Stephanie Kuroda
    • Christina Entcheva
    • Eric Collins
    • Development Director

      George Brocklehurst

      George leads our New York City web development team. He's been building Web sites professionally since 2005. Before joining thoughtbot he wrote Ruby and Python for startups in London and Stockholm, and built Mac apps like Choosy. George holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Manchester in the UK. He enjoys tea, good beer, cycling, and playing Go.

    • Office Manager

      Stephanie Kuroda

      Stephanie has a passion for helping people do what they're meant to do. Originally from Hawaii, her creative problem-solving and organization served her well as an editor, educator, actor, and pizza chef. She loves New York's artistic offerings and can often be found in a theatre or one of its many comedy clubs.

    • Developer

      Christina Entcheva

      Christina is a developer with experience in Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, React/Redux, and 5+ years Product Management experience.

    • Development Director

      Eric Collins

      Eric has always enjoyed learning and sharing new ideas. He was particularly drawn to code as a tool for change when he took a class in college where he developed educational software for elementary students. After spending time working abroad in Taiwan, he moved to New York, where he fell in love with Ruby and has been sharing that love with others through mentoring and teaching. While not typing away on Emacs, Eric can be found traveling the world or enjoying the outdoors with his corgi.

    • Damian Galarza
    • Amélie Lamont
    • Ward Penney
    • Adam Sharp
    • Developer

      Damian Galarza

      Damian has been passionate about programming since he was in high school. He started off his professional career as a front-end developer and quickly shifted to full-stack development. He is passionate about all things Ruby / Rails, clean object oriented design and test driven development. He loves working with startups to help bring products to life from the ground up.

    • Designer

      Amélie Lamont

    • Designer

      Ward Penney

      Ward loves to make complex things simple. Employing a strong user-centered design methodology, Ward hunts down user delight and pounces on it like teacup Miniature Pinscher. He is passionate about front-end web development, and React Native mobile development. You may find him online at Github.

    • Developer

      Adam Sharp

      Adam is an Aussie who moved from a small town to the big city so that he could slow down in life. He spends his days writing Swift, and his evenings exploring New York City. He loves discovering new ways to think about code and abusing programming metaphors to gain insight into life.

    • Mike Burns
    • Will McMahan
    • Ruti Wajnberg
    • Avielle Wolfe
    • Developer

      Mike Burns

      Mike solves problems that involve Ruby, C, Python, Haskell, shell, security, Free Software, OpenBSD, vim, debugging, management, and telling the truth.

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    • Designer

      Will McMahan

      After beginning his career in package design for some of the world’s leading brands, Will began working as a interface designer and front-end architect. He loves making the web a beautiful and meaningful place. When he's not piloting giant robots to defend the city, Will can be found crafting detail-driven user experiences with the help of a good cup of tea.

    • Developer

      Ruti Wajnberg

      After 8 years as a Product Leader at several startups and one giant corporation, I built relationships with users and was the first to hear what they wanted. That, combined with my compulsion to get things done, led me into Software Development. When I'm not coding, you can find me outdoors (running, cycling, hiking, or swimming), cooking with my farmer's market bounty, or attempting to reupholster old furniture.

    • Developer

      Avielle Wolfe

      Ms. Wolfe lives in New York where she performs research for Whileaway. Once her work is complete, she plans to move there. You are welcome to follow her on Twitter, which she never uses.

    • Sean Doyle
    • Tyson Gach
    • Developer

      Sean Doyle

      Sean loves developing for the web. He enjoys tight feedback loops, warm weather, and road trips.

    • Designer

      Tyson Gach

      Tyson hails from the Midwest and has been dabbling in the Web since the days of GeoCities. He actively contributes to open-source software and is passionate about inclusive design and making the Web a more accessible place for everyone. Outside of technology, Tyson enjoys indulging in pie, coffee and tiki cocktails.