Performance Centric Web Design

Using our own methodology, Performance Centric Design, we weave brand strategy with user experience to deliver a complete customer journey that accelerates our clients growth

 
$10,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2017
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Irvine, CA
headquarters
other locations

Portfolio

Key clients: 

The world famous, Abbey Road Studios

Google

Cisco

3M

KBS

Blockfolio

Inmusik

GSV Labs

CircleOf

Tara.ai

Swarmsales

The Ticker

Pingo Solar

Instaco

Shippa

Exemplar

TravTab

 

Whole World Band

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Prototyping & Design Support for Innovation Firm

“I’m impressed with their ability to deliver exceptional results regardless of the industry.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Mar. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

500 Designs collaborates with an internal team to create marketing mockups and functional prototypes for product validation.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Tara Lookabaugh
Director of Enterprise Innovation, GSVlabs
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

500 Designs consistently delivers exceptional output across a diverse spectrum of projects. The team is highly skilled, efficient, and communicative, qualities that have led to a long-term engagement.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am a project director for GSVlabs, an organization that facilitates rapid prototyping and product validation for large enterprise clients. My role is to work with new product teams to understand their goals and co-create a digital product concept that we then prototype, test, and validate.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire 500 Designs?

We hired 500 Designs to help create marketing mockups and functional prototypes as part of our prototyping sprints.

What were your goals for this project?

We want to understand how users interact with the product ideas that we've come up with and if the solution will ultimately serve their needs.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Our team knew Steve (CEO & Co-founder, 500 Designs) from his previous company and had seen his design skills firsthand. When we launched this service and needed design support, reaching out to him was a no-brainer.

Describe the project in detail.

500 Designs creates marketing mockups, including one-pagers and website landing pages. They also design functional prototypes for user testing on browser and mobile. For each project, we usually require mockups for 3–10 different product concepts with 3–5 product iterations. Our projects with them run anywhere from 3–12 weeks.

What was the team composition?

We coordinate with 1–2 individuals on the 500 Designs team, but I understand that other people are also involved.  

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

The 500 Designs team has helped us complete numerous projects that have received great reviews. We've also seen a few client products go to market.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The communication is extremely streamlined and efficient. We have a team Slack channel set up for feedback and comments.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I’m impressed with their ability to deliver exceptional results regardless of the industry.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Financials & Pitch Deck Graphic Design

"They're [500 Designs are] so easy to work with and they're very, very helpful and understanding."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
August 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

The client, a travel payments startup, connected with 500 Designs to make a professional looking pitch deck, including financials. 

The Reviewer
 
2-10 employees
 
Ireland
Co-founder, Travel Payment Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client attributes their organic, close relationship to the founder at 500 Designs for the superior quality of service they have received. Response times for questions and change requests were very fast and the rate seems reasonable.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We have created a mobile application on both iOS and Android that allows customers to make payments against their holiday booking balance. At the moment, to make payments towards a holiday booking, you have to take a trip into the Travel Agency / Tour Operator, possibly have to take time off work to do so, ring up and pay via credit or debit card over the phone, or send bank transfers etcetera which are all incredibly inconvenient. Our mobile application eliminates all of that. Once a Travel Agent / Tour Operator is signed up to use our service, and a customer books a holiday, they will be automatically signed up to use our service also. Once the customer downloads the app, they can log in using their credentials and their remaining holiday booking balance will show. They can then begin to make once off or scheduled payments anytime and anywhere. It's just convenience.

I am a co-founder.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 500 Designs?

We needed help with designing a pitch deck and our financials.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Before the pitch deck was actually made, they gave us a questionnaire and we filled out all the information. From there, they went and created the pitch deck and images. Once they got started, we sent it back and forth on a weekly basis to let them know what changes we wanted and what we wanted to be added.

How did you come to work with 500 Designs?

It was by chance we got in contact with them. My business partner came across Steve [Brett, founder] on LinkedIn. He just contacted him via LinkedIn, just because he saw he was Irish and living in San Francisco. He's an entrepreneur and my partner just texted him, as you do, to get some advice and see how he was doing over there. The relationship just grew from there, to be honest.

It grew over the course of a couple of months. Messages came back and forth and as the relationship went on, we realized 500 Designs could actually help us with our pitch deck and our financials. That worked out really well for us.

How much have you invested with 500 Designs?

That is confidential.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them roughly three or four months ago. We're still working with them at the moment.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

Not yet because, as I've already said, we're still working on things together. The pitch deck has been sent out to people here and there. It is finished, but at the same time, we're just cleaning one or two things up.

We have spoken to a few people about it and the feedback we've received has been excellent.

How did 500 Designs perform from a project management standpoint?

It's been pretty straightforward for us. As you can imagine, the communication on a daily and weekly basis was mainly done via email. When help was needed, we reached out to them. We also held a Skype call every single Thursday and depending on what progress had been throughout the week, they could range from one to two hours. We covered a lot of work on these calls.

They were really helpful, but it was on the Skype calls that we got a lot of the work done because we discussed everything that went on in the week and what changes needed to be made. Once they were discussed, the guys went off and made the changes that were necessary and did the work on their side. Then, we followed up with a call the following Thursday again. We just kept working along that way.

What did you find most impressive about 500 Designs?

The level of work they do is extremely good and their communication skills are fantastic.

The pitch deck and financials are excellent. We're pretty confident we wouldn't have received the pitch deck and financials up to the standard that we've got from 500 Designs from anyone else. We're exceptionally delighted with the work they've done. They've been really helpful. If we had a question on the deck, or we wanted something changed, or we weren't too sure about something on the financials, they always cleared it up in an instant. If we sent them an email, they came back to us straight away. Changes were made very fast. There was no delay in the work to be done.

Are there any areas 500 Designs could improve?

Not at all, no. As I said, we don't think we would have gotten the same service from anyone else. The relationship we have with them is pretty fantastic. It's natural. Obviously, we didn't know the guys before we started working with them, but they're so easy to work with and they're very, very helpful and understanding. Their knowledge and what they do is at an extremely high level as well, so that definitely helps with the content.

5.0
Overall Score I would most definitely work with them again.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They always fit us into their busy schedule. They always responded to our emails and never cancelled or missed any of our scheduled calls.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    For the standard of work done, it was pretty reasonably priced.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality of work done by 500 Designs was of an extremely high standard.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would highly recommend them.