Growing our business by helping business grow.

We are Ameba, a creative studio that helps companies stand out on every step of their growth with a user-centric approach.

From brand awareness strategies to audience engagement and funnel conversion optimization we strive to build up valuable brand stories that sell.

 
$1,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2009
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Austin, TX
headquarters
other locations

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Youveda, Grupo Bimbo, Vespa, JMC, Banco Central del Uruguay, TM Forum, Tr3dent

Youveda - Know a better you

YouVeda is a holistic approach to maintaining a healthy body and mind, through a fusion of botanical and herbal extracts, Ayurvedic medicine, learning, and modern technology. The Brand was looking for a design and technology partner who could help them in shaping up their vision and build the foundation for their brand and product launch.

Ameba developed a brand strategy and identity, seeking to reflect the natural roots of the programs and how they contribute to the health of their customers. We combined this organic background and prepared it for the digital consumer. We took part in most stages of the customer experience: Ecommerce Website, mobile application, different packagings, video, animation, and social media.

VESPA

Vespa is the well-known Italian scooter brand, a design icon that after seven decades keeps on rolling with their signature models. Today Vespa arrives in Uruguay along with a brand new custom, attractive and dynamic website.

 

The Challenge

One of the main challenges of this project was to upload the website in record time, since we had less than a week to implement the designs. In order to achieve this, we started developing the logic and execution planning based on drafts, innumerable emails and meetings. Coordinated efforts between programmers and designers on both companies and to split the project in many phases so we could timely achieve the goals.

TRANSFORMATION ACCELERATOR

Transformation Accelerator is a business-oriented tool brought by Tr3dent. A collaborative software to help you model complex ecosystems and business.

 

Our Role

Ameba joined Transformation Accelerator to develop a new graphic identity for Tr3dent's new product.  Some years ago, we had done Tr3dent website, marketing strategy, and branding which made this project easier for everyone as most of the research was already done (just needed a small update).  

 

After defining the branding identity and strategy, we moved to the user interface and user experience of a running platform developed in Angular JS with a Ruby backend. We teamed up with the backend guys based on Ireland and Germany and assumed a scrum master role in the weekly sprints.


Finally, we took a consultancy part in the product development strategy which in November 2017 secured US$ 350k of seed investment.  

MOMENTOS BIMBO

Bimbo is an international company established a long time ago in the local market and a benchmark in the food industry. The brand is well-known for their bread production, though the variety of products offered today is quite wide and goes from desserts to crepes for wraps.

 

The website momentosbimbo.com.uy was conceived with great emphasis on the branding, being a product with personality and able to generate rapid apprehension some of the main objectives to achieve.

 

At the same time the development of the new visual identity was a process we have enjoyed a lot, where the main purpose was to emphasize concepts like "gathering" and "celebration".

 

The site aims to offer products for events and therefore the idea of party, gathering and joy, something that was needed to be reflected in the website general visual structure.

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Branding & Digital Marketing for Advertising Agency

"They are smart, fun to work with, and extremely creative."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Nov. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Ameba Creative Studio has worked on a variety of marketing projects, including branding, logo design, WordPress development, and print and digital advertising. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Parsippany, New Jersey
Amy Lamperti
Director, Jersey Girls Marketing
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Every project has totally satisfied clients, significantly boosted sales, and improved search engine rankings. Ameba Creative Studio communicates effectively and delivers exceptional work every time. Their commitment to quality and consistency are outstanding. 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm owner and director at Jersey Girls Marketing, a full-service agency that serves small and medium businesses in the United States, Canada, Europe, and South America.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Ameba Creative Studio?

We consistently rely on Ameba Creative Studio for high-quality designs. 

What were your goals for this project?

We turn to Ameba Creative Studio for thoughtful, custom design work at prices that align with typical marketing budgets. 

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They have been a consistent, reliable partner since before we started Jersey Girls Marketing. We've partnered with them for dozens of projects, and have never been disappointed by the quality of their work. It's always superior.

Describe the project in detail.

All our projects with them vary. They partner with us to create branding, visual identity, social media, print and digital advertising, brochures. They've done packaging and event signage and booths. We also use them for WordPress development projects.

What was the team composition?

The team composition varies with the size and scope of the project. We always have a project manager and creative director. We also work with designers, developers, strategists, and programmers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We've seen great success with our projects: happy clients, massive improvements in traffic and lead generation, increases in sales, and significant SEO gains. Our clients are exceedingly pleased with the final designs and have received positive feedback from their clients and stakeholders as well.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The workflow has always been effective. Communication is easy, clear, and consistent.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their work ethic is unrivaled. They are smart, fun to work with, and extremely creative. Their pride in everything they produce is astounding. 

Are there any areas for improvement?

The entire team should understand the client's goals and prioritize their time based on those outcomes. As long as you invest time well and stay on the same page, everything will go smoothly.

4.5
Overall Score They're an outstanding team.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Clear, open communication is key. Their schedule fills up fast, so plan accordingly.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It's competitive and fair.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They aim for perfection.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'm very likely to refer others to them.

Web & App Dev for Herbal Supplements Company

“Their sense of design is amazing.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sep. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Ameba designed and developed a website and iOS app. The platform was built using WordPress and WooCommerce. They adhered to a specific vision and delivered a compelling branding aesthetic.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Jacksonville, FL
Gunny Sodhi
Founder, Youveda
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Ameba is well-versed in the latest design software. This expertise enabled them to deliver an innovative UI/UX and a branding approach that inspires customer loyalty. Executive-level engagement ensures effective communication and a transparent experience. They prioritize quality performance.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder and CEO of Youveda, LLC. We provide Ayurvedic products and herbal wellness supplements.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ameba?

We needed a development firm to build out our website and mobile app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Ameba used WordPress and WooCommerce to develop our website. We had multiple meetings to adequately communicate our vision. They implemented that vision and designed a distinctive brand identity with a modernized UI/UX. Once complete, they created an iOS version of the platform.

They’re currently developing an Android version and helping us further streamline certain touch points throughout the entire platform. In addition to creative design and web development, they’re also capable of general business consulting.

What is the team composition?

I’ve worked with at least five people so far. Their CEO manages the projects while a director oversees the graphic and interface design. The rest of their team is great to work with as well.

How did you come to work with Ameba?

They stood apart from other vendors for a variety of reasons. The pricing is unbeatable for the skillset and resources they provide. Hiring them was an easy decision.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent over $20,000 thus far.

What is the status of this engagement?

The primary development project began in September 2017 and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Ameba’s dynamic branding efforts elicit an emotional attachment that resonates with customers. People love what we’ve created from a branding perspective and that’s not easy to accomplish.

How did Ameba perform from a project management standpoint?

We use Kanbanchi as a project management tool but are currently moving over to Asana. We also frequently utilize Google Drive and Google Docs. Through a meticulous schedule, we have weekdays divided up based on what needs to be done and by who. We have 2–3 Skype meetings with them per week to organize what’s been completed and what needs to be worked on next.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their sense of design is amazing. They operate on a level above other firms we’ve worked with. Ameba is an extremely professional firm that doesn’t engage in predatory pricing practices. They’re more concerned about producing a quality product that satisfies their client.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I wish they had more of a U.S. presence to simplify financial transactions and communication. Other than that, everything’s been going great and I have no complaints.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Let them know what your goals are and be open to communication. Being clear and upfront is important.

5.0
Overall Score They’re a great firm.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They regularly meet deadlines and communicate if that becomes impossible.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d rate them a six if I could.

Digital Design Tool for Stair Construction Company

“Ameba handled the entire project. Our team didn’t have to manage anything.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. 2009 - May 2009
Project summary: 

Ameba developed a digital product design tool on Flash for end users. It lets customers tailor construction projects to exact specs. The program automates a list of required parts to download and print.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Frisco, Texas
Pablo Mosca
IT Manager, Trinity Stairs
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team is responsive, dependable, and offers valuable service at a competitive rate. Ameba created exemplary graphics that showcase building material options end users can select. They completed the deliverable ahead of schedule. The design tool improves customer service and maximizes ROI.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the IT manager of Trinity Stairs. Our company designs, builds and installs custom stairs in home and commercial buildings. Our three offices are located in Texas.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Ameba?

We hired Ameba to develop an online stair design tool for our customers.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted the program to let our customers give detailed input on their desired installation. Ultimately, it helps our company build the exact set of stairs they purchase.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I was familiar with the owner, Miguel (CEO, Ameba). Reviewing Ameba’s website and portfolio of past projects confirmed that they create excellent products.

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

Ameba developed our digital design tool using Flash. A notable feature lets users customize specific components. After users submit a completed design to our sales team, it generates a printable list of the parts we need to purchase.

What was the team composition?

At least three resources from Ameba worked on our project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

Ameba met all our goals for this engagement. The tool successfully enables our customers to conceptualize and convey their ideal construction design. Internally, it reduces the cost of visiting customer locations.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Ameba handled the entire project. Our team didn’t have to manage anything.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Miguel and his team accomplished the project ahead of schedule. They produced excellent graphics and images of the parts and materials we use.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

None. They were excellent!

5.0
Overall Score They were perfect all around.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They completed the project ahead of schedule.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Ameba’s services are very competitive. They offered a 30 percent lower cost than other vendors I researched.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Ameba is an excellent company. They’re reliable, valuable, and communicated effectively throughout the project.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I highly recommend them.

UI/UX Design for Visualization Tools Company

“They really cared about the product and what they were doing.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
18 months
Project summary: 

Ameba worked on UI/UX design, using CSS and HTML for the frontend, as well as Angular.js. They worked in sprints using an agile method to prioritize the tasks.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Galway, Ireland
Kevin McCaffrey
CEO, Tr3dent
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new design is easier to use and prompted positive feedback from the users, with many of the large enterprises part of the satisfied customer base. The team managed the project effectively, ensuring the large time difference didn't affect the workflow and displaying dedication to the project.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the founder of Tr3dent. We’re a software company based in Ireland, providing a SaaS product for companies in the area of strategic business planning.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ameba?

We needed some assistance with the UI and UX components of our SaaS product.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We used Angular.js, and they did a lot of the frontend with CSS and HTML.

What is the team composition?

We had three to four different individuals from their team, with two or three consistently engaged on the project over the course of six months to a year. They engaged on a daily basis as part of our daily scrum calls.

How did you come to work with Ameba?

They were referred to me by someone who had previously worked with them. We had an initial conversation with their principal and I liked what he had to say, as well as their level of professionalism. We decided to try it out and they basically became part of the team. They were very keen on making the project successful, keeping within the timelines and within the budget.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them 18 months ago and are now in the process of finalizing some roadmaps for phase two. We’re going to be kicking off that off in the next couple of months.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

The feedback we have received from our user base about the UI has been extremely positive. We work with very large enterprises and very demanding users, so it’s important for us to meet the standards that they expect. The UI and UX designs that they came up with increased the level of customer satisfaction. The usability of the product significantly increased and the feedback from customer surveys shows that the product satisfies the needs of our customers in a very positive way.

How did Ameba perform from a project management standpoint?

We used Jira as a means of managing our sprints. They became involved in that and would update accordingly. We worked through the project plan in terms of prioritization of the activities and what needed to be done. When things were taking longer than expected, there was clear and open communication. The important thing was that there were no surprises.

As part of an agile methodology, some things take longer than expected and there will be challenges. The important thing when working with a third-party is clear and open communication, and that they advise you when challenges do come up so that they can be managed effectively. Ameba did all that very well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They really cared about the product and what they were doing. We really felt that this wasn’t just a third-party engagement and that they were a partner involved with us. They felt as much of a team member as any of our people in the office.

We’re based in Ireland and they’re based in Uruguay but the time difference was never an issue. I highly recommend them; it was a very positive experience working with them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could have pushed us harder earlier on in terms of the requirements and for more information that would have helped further down the road. We didn’t have the resources and the time that we probably needed to provide that to them at the early stage of the project. They had to work with the information they had. Overall, looking back, there are very few things I would have done differently.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There are always slippages, and there are always ways to improve that.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They stayed in within budget and the timeframe. We're very happy with the value we got.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have no problem recommending them at all.