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San Francisco design, iOS, Android, and Ruby on Rails development studio

We opened our San Francisco office in 2012, and have been working primarily with startups such as Postmates, Tile, Kespry, and CareZone. Our San Francisco-based clients have raised more than $2 billion in venture capital, and today employ more than 5,000 people.

Make great things with us in the City by The Bay

An ideal project for us is one where our client clearly understands their users' jobs to be done. We can help you get your first product off the ground or work on new releases of an existing product.

Contact us to chat about your project.

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Meet the San Francisco team

    • Gabe Berke-Williams
    • Carlo Iyog
    • Tyler Mitchell
    • Steven Harley
    • Developer

      Gabe Berke-Williams

      Gabe enjoys Ruby, Rails, and Haskell. Try talking to him on Twitter.

    • Director of Workplace Experience

      Carlo Iyog

      Carlo has been passionate about building happy and healthy communities since leaving the pharmaceutical events world in 2007. His curiosity about human behavior and how the brain works fuels his experiments on sustainable design, culture, nutrition, productivity, and happiness within a workplace environment and beyond.

    • Designer

      Tyler Mitchell

    • Designer

      Steven Harley

      Steven is a SF transplant originating in Michigan, by way of Michigan State University. With a background in psychology, Steven is fascinated by how we interact and behave on the web. He enjoys spending his free time with his dog wandering the hills of Silicon Valley or exploring SF's finest coffee shops and eateries. Get in touch with him – @smharley.

    • Amanda Hill
    • Jack Wilson
    • Lydia Damon
    • Josh Morrow
    • Developer

      Amanda Hill

      A not-so-recent grad from Cornell University, Amanda was born and raised in NYC. She loves street vendor hot dogs, white sneakers, and taking pictures of food. When she's not blogging about her culinary confections, she can be found cursing at Gradle or trying to convert everyone she meets to the wonderful world of functional reactive programming!

    • Developer

      Jack Wilson

      Jack is a developer in our San Francisco office. He spends most of his time developing in Rails but is looking forward to getting more front end experience. He moved to the west coast from North Carolina primarily for the great weather and the easy access to the Sierras. When he's not busy developing or learning new things he's probably off climbing in Yosemite, cycling through Marin or enjoying a superfluous cup of coffee.

    • Design Director

      Lydia Damon

      Lydia worked a visual designer in the creative department of a digital ad agency before a love of robots led her to thoughtbot. She worked in the Boston office for two years before joining the SF team.

    • Developer

      Josh Morrow

      Josh is a developer who loves board games, rock climbing, and riding his bike unreasonably long distances. He's mostly fueled by coffee and podcasts, and has a passion for craftsmanship and the maker community.

    • Isabel Magdaleno
    • James Martinez
    • Tony DiPasquale
    • Morgane Santos
    • Office Manager

      Isabel Magdaleno

      Isabel brings experience in non-profits to thoughtbot, and an irrational love of office design and creating systems of operation. A native Californian, Isabel's free time is taken up with volunteering, writing, and exploring San Francisco.

    • Mobile Director

      James Martinez

      As Director of Mobile at thoughtbot, James has the privilege of leading a smart and talented group of individuals across a variety of disciplines and clients. A creative problem solver and strategic thinker, James has many years of experience in the field with the majority of his time spent in software development and product strategy. An active thought leader in the industry, James leads the popular iOS Developers HQ community and publishes a weekly newsletter highlighting updates in the mobile industry. Prior to thoughtbot, James spent time consulting and led multiple product development initiatives for clients such as IDEO, Hulu, and Stanford. James currently resides in San Francisco, and when he’s not working, he can be found eating a burrito in the Mission, exploring the outdoors, or racing his motorcycle.

    • Developer

      Tony DiPasquale

      A roll dog at heart, Tony graduated from Northeastern University with an Electrical and Computer Engineering degree. He's been programming since his childhood and has done a bit of everything from full stack web development to native mobile apps. He still retains his love of hardware and is always looking for ways to combine that knowledge with software wizardry. When he's not working or hacking on fun side projects, you will find him working out with the November Project community early in the mornings.

    • Designer

      Morgane Santos

      Morgane is weirdly alive and loving every minute of it.

    • Jake Craige
    • Greg Lazarev
    • Chris Thorn
    • Dan Croak
    • Developer

      Jake Craige

      Jake is a developer with an insatiable thirst for learning. He first dipped his toe into programming with a homegrown PHP app and had so much fun he decided to pursue a career in it. Years later, he's now knowledgeable in a variety of programming languages and frameworks and is having as much fun as he did when he started.

    • Development Director

      Greg Lazarev

      Greg leads our San Francisco web development team. When it comes to spoken languages, Greg speaks several. When it comes to programming languages, Greg is always looking to pick up a new one. Besides languages, Greg is fond of hiking, camping, backpacking, and just being outdoors in general. When indoors, Greg loves a good book, board game, or a movie.

    • Developer

      Chris Thorn

      Chris has been a consulting developer since 2007. He started in the wet heat of Mississippi, dabbled in the dry cold of Alaska, and is now enjoying the temperateness of the Bay Area. He spends a lot of time in front of computers, mostly yelling at them for being broken.

    • Developer and CMO

      Dan Croak

      Dan oversees thoughtbot's growth efforts. He loves retention curves, funnel analysis, conversion rate optimization, APIs, and writing Ruby, JavaScript, Go, and Markdown... in Vim. He maintains the Laptop script and Parity.

    • Derrick Carr
    • Apprentice

      Derrick Carr

      Derrick likes to listen more than he talks. When he's not coding, you'll probably find him buried in a poetry book or graphic novel.