A web and mobile app design and development company in San Francisco
We've been in San Francisco since 2012, working with great clients like Postmates, Tile, SharesPost, and more.
A web design company with a proven track-record.
At thoughtbot San Francisco, 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 San Francisco team
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.
Hello! I am a software developer and internet technologist with over a decade of industry experience. I have worked with startups, agencies, large corporations, and have ample experience freelancing as well. My skills have been honed and applied to ecommerce, medical applications, IoT projects, CRM solutions, and some of the biggest media content sites on the web. Recently, I have relocated to San Francisco, CA to work with thoughtbot, though the bulk of my experience was garnered from Brooklyn, NY. Oh, and <3 Rails. In my free time I like to read about ancient cultures, practice holistic healthcare, and hang out with the most adorable dog in the world. My cat is cool too. Each year, I set aside some time for adventuring in Nature, and enjoy jungle camping, glacier walking, desert off-roading, and mountain hiking. If you enjoy tea, then lets meet up for a cup of dao ren, dandelion, or hibiscus. Be well!
As Managing Director of thoughtbot, James sets the strategic direction of the business, mentors teams, and leads client relationships. Prior to joining thoughtbot, James spent time consulting on digital innovation and product strategy teams with clients such as Hulu, Stanford's d.school, and IDEO. James attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he studied computer engineering with an emphasis on aerospace and aviation. In his spare time, James enjoys skiing in the winter, racing motorcycles in the spring/summer/fall as AFM #700, and managing a global community of 25,000+ iOS Developers year-round.
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.
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.
Skipper Chong Warson
Skipper, born at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, lived in Seoul, Korea for the first few years of his life. And for the last decade, he traversed New York City working in product design for the likes of PBS Frontline, Mediabistro, and Fjord among others. Now, he explores the Bay Area with his wife, growing kid, and a Korean jindo rescue.
Drew is a Software Developer at thoughtbot’s San Francisco office. When he’s not working, he can be found exploring the outdoors, attending ska/punk shows, and contributing to open-source.
I like making and fixing things. In the tech industry I have worn many hats: CTO, consultant, product. I worked in government trying to unbreak the broken with @18f and the California Department of Technology. In a former life I worked on CERN's ATLAS detector, and was a graphic designer.
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 😝
Beth is a software engineer who loves Ruby, little-known APIs, handcrafting SQL queries, and as many monitors on her desk as possible. She’s also a former airborne cryptologic linguist for the US Air Force, fluent in Mandarin. Things you can ask her about include cats, board games, karaoke, and building applications that convert songs into auto-tuned cat meows. Things she'll have to kill you if you ask her about: the airborne linguist part. Also, she likes to make emojis look like they're farting. 🐈💨
Richie is a Bay Area native who recently returned home after living in Brooklyn, Shanghai, Chicago, and Los Angeles. He is a California soul at heart, but appreciates the determined pace at which New Yorkers walk down the street. When not coding in his favorite language (Ruby), Richie can be found checking items off his foodie "bucket list" or browsing record stores for hidden gems.
Camille is the Office Manager for the San Francisco office. She works to ensure the office is a home away from home and the SF team has opportunities for building with each other and their community. When she's not in the office, you can find her volunteering at her sons’ schools, binging on a Netflix series, or exploring the streets of SF.
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