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A web and mobile app design and development company in Raleigh/Durham, NC

We've been in Raleigh/Durham, NC since 2013, working with great clients like Joydrive, Adwerx, American Underground, and more.

A web design company with a proven track-record.

At thoughtbot Raleigh/Durham, 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.

Our design tools:

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 abookabout 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.

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A local mobile app design and development company that's ready to help scale quickly.

We use the latest approaches in Swift, Android, and React Native mobile app development to give our clients an edge in quality and time to market.

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Meet the Raleigh team

    • Emily Bahna
    • Justin Toniazzo
    • Jason Bailey
    • Stephen Lindberg
    • Managing Director

      Emily Bahna

      Emily Bahna is a Managing Director of thoughtbot in Raleigh, which she joined in July 2017. She is also a regular coach and advisor to NC Idea Labs, an accelerator program for early stage startups. Her background is in art direction, interactive design, information architecture, and user experience strategy. Before joining thoughtbot, she worked for Digitas, Pixel Press (a Human Rights Digital Magazine), Duke University, Centerline Digital, and she was also founder of UX-Shop (a user-centered design consultancy). She has worked on projects for Seagrams, American Express, UNICEF, GE Oil & Gas, IBM, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, RTI International, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, The East Coast Greenway, among many other clients, large and small, for profit and not-for-profit. Emily is originally from New York City. and moved to Durham NC in 2004. She has been designing and consulting with clients on web and applications solutions since 1999. She holds a B.A. from Rutgers and a Graphic Design degree from Parsons School of Design.

    • Developer

      Justin Toniazzo

      A full stack Ruby/Elixir dev and NCSU grad, Justin spends his time exploring new technologies (web and otherwise), gardening, and cycling around Raleigh.

    • Senior Developer

      Jason Bailey

    • Designer

      Stephen Lindberg

      Stephen is a designer with a multidisciplinary background including fine art, game development, and web app design. In his free time he enjoys reading, researching new web technologies, making art with code and robots, and cycling.

    • Louis Antonopoulos
    • Development Director

      Louis Antonopoulos

      An iOS developer by trade, Louis came to thoughtbot from Ticketmaster, where he led a team of iOS and Android developers working on Ticketmaster's mobile applications. Louis likes gaming and camping (in tents, not in games). He's also a foodie, a chef, a musician, and a skier.

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213 Fayetteville St
Raleigh, NC 27601
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