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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.

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Meet the San Francisco team

    • Isabel Magdaleno
    • David Moore
    • May Miller-Ricci
    • Derrick Carr
    • 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.

    • Developer

      David Moore

    • Developer

      May Miller-Ricci

      May is originally from the East Coast but has been in the Bay Area for 10 years. She has a background in education and taught abroad in the Marshall Islands and Costa Rica and worked in educational research before falling in love with coding and switching careers to web development. She loves crossword puzzles, La Croix, and the ocean.

    • Developer

      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.

    • Jacob Turino
    • Tyler Mitchell
    • Steven Harley
    • Amanda Hill
    • Developer

      Jacob Turino

      Jacob grew up in Vermont and got into coding as a teenager by making a POS system for a local daylily nursery (where he had previously been pulling weeds). He studied philosophy, volunteered in Central America, and worked in the nonprofit world for a few years before making the decision to write code full-time. Besides Ruby, Jacob likes walking, riding his bike, and listening to weird music.

    • 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.

    • 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!

    • Chris Thorn
    • James Martinez
    • Developer

      Chris Thorn

      Chris has been a consulting developer since 2007. He came to the Bay Area from Mississippi by way of Alaska. He has recently taken an interest in photography and sewing, and thinks the weather here is boring 😝

    • Managing Director

      James Martinez

      James Martinez, Managing Director at thoughtbot, is responsible for leading and growing thoughtbot’s San Francisco studio. 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.