What was the scope of their involvement?
I hired them as my lead technical team on frontend and backend development. They were responsible for UX, while my team skinned our visual design to their wireframe. Their tasks included content strategy, experience design, frontend development, backend architecture, and integrations with the client's existing email and e-commerce platforms.
We kept a fairly structured schedule of two or three weeks of UX, visual design, and then iterative development cycles based on client reviews and feedback opportunities. After that pattern, we had two to three weeks of quality assurance testing and then deployed, going live upon client approval.
What is the team dynamic?
They had a three-person team. We had regular in-person meetings twice a week, and daily email communication.
How did you come to work with Cantilever?
I worked with Ty [President, Cantilever] at another company, and wanted to work with him again. We typically have a triple-bid process, so we did speak to other potential partners. Cantilever delivered the best bid, based upon the technical and creative plans, budget, timing, and staffing.
What is the status of this engagement?
We worked together on this project between January and July 2012. We had an initial release at the end of March or April that year.