Arty Geek led graphics and user interface design for a social app, based on provided maps and guidelines, and worked in tandem with a programmer and internal management team.
Arty Geek has their own creative style and valuable input. Through their understanding of the larger vision, they’re able to provide a fresh perspective and communicate it well. While they seem to be juggling jobs, it doesn’t hinder their flexibility, quality, or professionalism.
"I appreciated the creative input and effort given by Arty Geek."
Introduce your business and what you do there.
BrightBeam Solutions is an app and web development company based in Norway. We love innovative projects, and are working on an in-house app called WishCatcher, which will launch soon. Apart from this, we have local and international clients for both website and app development. I am the founder of the company.
What challenge were you trying to address with Arty Geek?
I was looking for help developing the graphics for an app which we’d just finished building. It’s a project we’ve invested quite a bit into, and we have a clear vision for it. I was in contact with a few graphic designers which didn’t satisfy our needs, so I was looking for someone new, and found Arty Geek.
What was the scope of their involvement?
We are building a social app based around catching and sharing wishes with friends and family.
I’ve tried to keep Arty Geek on a strict timeline, since we had a tight deadline, and needed the graphics for the programmer. We were a bit overschedule for our 20+ screens. Arty Geek worked on all the graphics and user-interface design for our app. We had a UI already mapped-out, which I gave them as a starting point.
Arty Geek commented that they had some coding experience, but that service was not needed. They did have a good understanding in this area, which helped in the communication with our programmer.
How did you come to work with Arty Geek?
We were looking for a group which had its own style and input, and which would provide a fresh feel for our app’s graphics. I found Arty Geek through Upwork, and eventually decided to choose them. The communication was good, and I quickly felt that Arty Geek understood us and our requirements. They seemed flexible, professional and fairly reasonable, which fit the profile of what we were looking for.
How much have you invested with Arty Geek?
The cost of Arty Geek was over $4,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working with Arty Geek in May 2016. We worked over the summer, and the final delivery was in early September.
Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
We’re starting a beta test with a larger group today. We ran into some trouble with the programmer and had to find a new one, so we’re just now finishing the app and testing it in-house. We plan to have an official launch in the summer of 2017.
How did Arty Geek perform from a project management standpoint?
Arty Geek was quite responsive and fast. We went slightly over our timeline on a few occasions, but there was nothing major, and it was understandable considering the circumstance. I had the feeling of not being Arty Geek’s highest-priority client at times, but, most of the time, we had very good service and communication.
From our first contact, Arty Geek was able to start the work immediately. We worked out the details and agreed on different parameters. Responsiveness was pretty good, always on the same day.
What did you find most impressive about Arty Geek?
I appreciated the creative input and effort given by Arty Geek. They tried several different aesthetics before we chose the final one, and I also asked for some extra work towards the end of the project. It was in Arty Geek’s interest as well, of course, but they delivered it well, without it having been discussed in the beginning. I also asked Arty Geek for a custom animation, for which I’m not sure if they had prior experience, but they delivered it well.
Are there any areas Arty Geek could improve?
The work was a bit overpriced, but this could be due to my lack of experience. It’s my only qualm regarding Arty Geek.