Full-Service Digital Agency

designs.codes is a full-service digital agency based in India and the United Kingdom. We were among the few services startups selected to exhibit and showcase in Web Summit in 2015 and were also selected as the best outsourcing solutions provider in India by Silicon India magazine in 2018.

We specialize in digital transformation, enterprise mobility and custom software development. Our clients span across Healthcare, Manufacturing, Retail, Supply Chain/ Logistics, BFSI, Education and other verticals. 

As a full-service agency our service range includes - UI/UX design, front-end and back-end development for web and mobile applications, websites, cloud server management. Technologies we work on include Java, Swift, Python, LAMP stack, MEAN Stack, Oracle etc.

Our major client base is in Western Europe, North America, Middle East - South East Asia and Africa. 

Key benefits of hiring designs.codes:

  • Designers and developers with a minimum of 4 years experience
  • Dedicated Account Managers & Business Analysts for all projects
  • 24x7 customer service all through the year
  • Email, chat, and phone support
  • Agile development process
  • Access to internal project management tools
  • Third party software access for time tracking

Want to discuss your requirement? Need more info or got questions? Write to us at [email protected] and we will reply within 12 hours. 

 
$1,000+
 
< $25 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2014
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Kolkata, India
headquarters
other locations

Portfolio

Key clients: 

High Street Jewelry Website Image

High Street Jewelry Website

Custom e-commerce website development for Robinson Pelham. 

Inc Southeast Asia Website Image

Inc Southeast Asia Website

Custom website design and development for the South East Asian version of Inc. Magazine.

Recruit UK Website Image

Recruit UK Website

Custom website design, development and digital strategy formulation for the UK based recruitment agency. 

Speedframe Website Image

Speedframe Website

Responsive custom website design & development for an Australian Interior Design firm.

Reviews

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Custom Software Dev for Apparel Company

"Their in-depth knowledge of the technology and customer care stood out."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Feb. 2018 - Sept. 2019
Project summary: 

designs.codes provided custom software development to recreate the backend system of an e-commerce portal. They also implemented new analytics tools.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Zurich, Switzerland
Nick Daley
Growth Marketing Manager, Pistol Star Group GMBH
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new backend technology is faster and more effective, and the analytics make it easier to track marketing efforts. designs.codes was a collaborative group that worked closely with stakeholders. Their ideas added value to the partnership. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Growth marketing consultant

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire designs.codes?

To develop a new custom back-end system for our e-commerce portal.

What were your goals for this project?

A complete overhaul of our back-end web application for day to day operational ease and scalability.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Through online search.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

We completely changed our back-end web portal technology along with database and the analytics tools to make the portal easy to use for our operations team. The analytics tools help us track our marketing efforts better and we also integrated a lot of in-built security checks in place along with layered access for our various team members. They took detailed notes of our requirements and came up with the solutions which were demonstrated to us before finalising on it. There were a lot of ongoing discussions and exchange of ideas with their business analyst and project manager throughout the project duration which resulted in a better outcome that we initially thought was possible.

What was the team composition?

3 developers, 1 quality analyst, 1 business analyst, 1 project manager

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We changed our back-end technology completely and that helped us to move faster and align IT with operations better.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Weekly meetings and bi-weekly detailed reporting

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their in-depth knowledge of the technology and customer care stood out.

Are there any areas for improvement?

The cost structure could have been better.

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

Web & App Dev for Beauty & Fashion Platform

"We feel that they are on the right track."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

designs.codes designed and built a mobile app and web platform for a beauty and fashion company. Additionally, they provide digital marketing services, create content, and are helping the platform grow into new markets.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Washington, DC
Jessica Dew
Founder & CEO, My Style Authority
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Once an MVP was released, the platform began gaining traction. designs.codes continues to offer support, coming up with new ideas to expand the business. Though the project has gone well, their team recently expressed that they want to improve customer support.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the founder and CEO of My Style Authority, which is an elite beauty and fashion community.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire designs.codes?

We hired designs codes for website design and development, app development, and digital marketing services.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goals for this project is to be the #1 beauty and fashion platform where dreams are born and needs are met globally.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I found this vendor via online search.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

Designing the prototype, developing the MVP and to work on ongoing features, content creation, and distribution.

What was the team composition?

One designer, one developer, and one content creator + distributor as required. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We launched the MVP and gained traction in the market. We also had a few special events which required additional work beside the product. Overall after achieving what we set out to accomplish initially the vendor is working with us while we pivot the business for a better product-market fit. 

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

It has been pretty smooth mostly. At times it could have been better with a couple of new team members joining in and taking time to settle down. 

What did you find most impressive about this company?

  1. Consistency and continuity. We are still working mostly with the same team members since the beginning
  2. Proactive support and suggestions from the team
  3. The ownership and accountibility of the account manager and others in the team 

Are there any areas for improvement?

They recently communicated their goal to enhance the service delivery and customer support system beyond 5 star quality. We feel that they are on the right track. Speeding up delivery further at times will be nice too. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Scheduling improved with time
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I found the rates extremely reasonable
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Quality has always been great
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Custom Software Development for Logistics Company

“The quality of the work has been a 5 out of 5.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

design.codes provides ongoing development services, working on a variety of custom software projects. They do full end-to-end coding, as well as the backend coding design from an architecture perspective.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
South Africa
Iain Reynard
Director, Lead Logistics
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team has produced excellent results thus far, working smoothly on the different chunks of the project assigned to them to an extremely high standard. They ensure the team is consistent throughout the work, working hard to meet the requirements and always tracking their work carefully.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the director of Lead Logistics, a small business in South Africa.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with designs.codes?

We’re primarily a logistics business with supply chains and warehouses, but we also have a software division. That division was growing beyond our capacity, so we needed a way to scale quickly and have competent resources to work on ongoing projects.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They’ve been involved in a number of projects for us, mainly concerning the development of custom software. They provided full end-to-end coding as well as the design behind the coding from an architecture point of view. We then did the process and overall output of the design.

Our initial design was pretty light, mostly consisting of us describing the overall process to them sometimes using slides, diagrams, a Word document, or even an email. We wanted them to be able to do the design on and the coding from that very light brief.

What is the team composition?

We initially started with one full-time person and are now up to two full-time members from their team. There are probably another two people assisting in the background.

How did you come to work with designs.codes?

We scanned the existing players in the market globally who could provide the service we needed. We then shortlisted that internally, and I had an initial conversation with designs.code, then later with their technical director. We were impressed by some of their previous projects, their cost was reasonable, and they had the ability to ramp up resources quickly when available.

How much have you invested in them?

We’ve spent around $36,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began the engagement in January 2018, and it is an ongoing relationship.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I measure them in terms of the quality of different chunks of work. We give them a task—whether it be a process within the system we’re designing or a new feature—then we agree on a timescale by which it should be done. Almost without fail, they’ve met those timelines and delivered.

The quality of the work has been a 5 out of 5. We haven’t presented them with a problem that they haven’t been able to put into code. Though entered this project with some trepidation due to a few issues that we couldn’t code before, they’ve exceeded our expectations.

How did designs.codes perform from a project management standpoint?

From a project management standpoint, they’re reacting well to the chunks of work that I pass them. We don’t have an overall design timeline, and it’s more complicated than that, but I have a picture in my head of what the process should be. My job was to divide up the work and pass it across, so they can execute it.

We’ve used Hubstaff, which has allowed me to see their activity and the level of it. Most of our communication has been over Skype because we were in different time zones, and we meet online two to three times a week. More recently, we’ve been using a more formalized code exchange platform through Bitbucket.

What did you find most impressive about them?

For the last 18 months, we’ve had the same coder on the project, and he’s been as dedicated about finishing this project as I have been. He doesn’t understand have the subject matter knowledge, but he has the ability and desire to try and get the process right, so it’s been very good. In the past, I’ve experienced coders being pulled off halfway through a project, but this hasn’t happened at all with designs.codes.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, not at this stage.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

It depends on what skills the client has. If they can put together a decent brief, designs.codes would work faster and cheaper. On the flip side of that, designs.codes also has the flexibility to work with a loose brief, and can contribute that if necessary.

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

E-Commerce Dev for Sporting Event Administration Company

"I felt that my developer cared about my project and would always go the extra mile."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

designs.codes developed an e-commerce platform based on customer needs. The team built the frontend and backend admin section. PHP, HTML5, and CSS were some of the technologies used. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
South Africa
Nicole Talbot
Managing Director, ROAG
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

designs.codes' development work significantly benefitted business.Their customer service approach supplemented their professional management style. designs.codes' team was flexible, accommodating, and skilled. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

ROAG is a sports event administration company. It is based in South Africa and Mauritius. I am the managing director of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire designs.codes?

We hired designs.codes to develop our new e-commerce website for us.

What were your goals for this project?

To launch a complete and functioning website and to continue to develop it based on our customers' needs.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Our old IT company had worked with designs.codes on other projects and had recommended designs.codes to us.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They developed the front end of our website and the back end admin section. Our website is an online race portal where our customers enter races, check out info, and see their results/photos after a race. PHP, Laravel, JQuery, CSS3, HTML 5, MySQL, KnockoutJS

What was the team composition?

One developer, one frontend designer, and one project manager

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It is huge. Our core business is centered around our website so getting it right was essential.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Over time, an unofficial system was created that worked for both my developer and I. We always had a project manager who I worked with on the overall project and management of resources, and then I worked closely daily with our developer. Over the first few months, we figured out what was needed and to make the project work smoothly.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They are very flexible and very helpful. They give a good personal level of service and you really feel that you can trust them. I felt that my developer cared about my project and would always go the extra mile. Overall I was very, very happy with everything.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Nothing that I can think of. Maybe the only thing is that I would love it if designs.codes could take care of all of our companies IT needs. However, I completely understand that they are specialists in what they do. I believe that they are open to considering this in the future which is great.

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

Web Dev for Digital Marketing Agency

"The team’s project management is very impressive, especially compared to other vendors."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Using existing designs, designs.codes built, configured, and release multiple websites with a functional CMS for a marketing agency. They provide ongoing support.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Kenya
Jacinta Njuguna
Web Project Manager, Alternative Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The sites arrived on time and bug-free, meeting all requirements. designs.codes not only delivers timely and high-quality work but also runs a smooth collaboration. Efficient sprints, constant communication, and direct access to the entire team.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the web project manager for Alternative Agency, a media marketing agency.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire designs.codes?

We needed help with website development for multiple projects.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a bug-free, fully functional CMS website developed from our PSD designs.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We found designs.codes through online portals.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

designs.codes developed, configured, and launched multiple websites for us with full CMS functionality. Each functional version was ready for user testing and feedback every 14 days. We made improvements during each sprint thanks to essential suggestions from their developers.

What was the team composition?

The team has about five people, but individuals come and go depending on the skills needed.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

designs.codes developed and launched the solution on time—a major achievement for leadership.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The team’s project management is very impressive, especially compared to other vendors. They regularly comply with deadlines and always communicate delays well ahead of time.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We have direct access to both project managers and developers behind them, preventing technical things from being lost in translation.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There is very little they can improve. Potential customers should provide a detailed list of requirements to help move the development process much faster.

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

Custom Software Dev Partnership for Tenancy Services

"They’re determined to provide good service."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

designs.codes developed custom software solutions based on specified designs. Deliverables included modules coded in various languages, integrated third-party APIs, and systems admin.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Coventry, United Kingdom
Greg Deeley
Director, Letzbefriends Ltd
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team’s development efforts supported successful engagements with outside business partners. designs.codes thoroughly grasped requirements. They’re a technically skilled partner and they’re easy to work with.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m a director at a software-based tenancy services company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire designs.codes?

We needed them to develop custom software solutions from the server to the client end, including key components, coded in a range of languages.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a state-of-the-art software solution.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We advertised online and they responded.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They built modules in PHP, HTML, WordPress, Angular, and JavaScript, along with APIs integrated with third-party providers, and systems administration. They also helped with research and development.

What was the team composition?

We used designers and mostly coders in the above languages. They provided an integrated service.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

This project has enabled us to provide software services to large business partners in the insurance and real estate sectors.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We provided designs and they developed the solutions. It was very effective.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They constantly worked to understand our requirements. They’re determined to provide good service. They are friendly, efficient, skilled, reliable and at a very good price.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, I can’t think of anything.

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

iOS App Dev for Office Automation Solutions Company

"We're impressed by their ability to understand our requirements and their willingness to go the extra mile."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

designs.codes developed a customer-facing mobile app and an internal-use iPad app. The system offers service delivery automation features, and the team is currently building an interface between both products.

The Reviewer
 
501-1,000 Employees
 
Kuwait
Santanu Das
General Manager, Al Mulla Office Automation Solutions
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

A significant number of customers are now requesting services through the mobile application. Dedicated and flexible, designs.codes made in-person visits to solidify project requirements and worked outside of regular business hours. The team routinely exceeds expectations.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Al Mulla Office Automation Solutions General Manager

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire designs.codes?

Mobile app for customer interface. iPad app for customer engineers call scheduling. Service delivery automation.

What were your goals for this project?

Customer to use mobile device to register service request and approve quotations and our engineer team members to be auto delegates to attend the customers.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Through internal reference who had previous experiences of completing successfully IT projects

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They provided us with the front-end customer facing website, our internal iPad for Engineers to use, customer facing mobile application. Now they are working on connecting the engineer and customer interfaces that will help in auto delegation of support engineers when customers raise a new service call

What was the team composition?

1 designer, 4 developers, 1 QA

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We already have a major chunk of our customers booking service calls through the mobile application.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The team was hardworking and they visited us in person multiple times over the last couple of years to understand the business requirements first hand. They even worked on a Sundays at times to accommodate our work schedule which is from Sunday - Friday

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We're impressed by their ability to understand our requirements and their willingness to go the extra mile.

Are there any areas for improvement?

They could perhaps improve a bit more on their delivery timelines.

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

Web Design & Dev for Landscaping Company

"I can’t speak highly enough of the effort and detail they put into building my website."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Nov. 2018 - Feb. 2019
Project summary: 

design.codes designed and developed a website for a landscaping company. They prioritized accessibility to make easy changes, along with professionalism to portray a legitimate business.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Manchester, United Kingdom
Martin Howells
Director, Ditch Your Mower
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

designs.codes successfully delivered a functional and visually impressive website, which has earned positive feedback from clients. The team is accommodating and organized, helping to create a healthy work environment. They quickly grasped the project requirements and met all expectations.  

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the owner and director of a landscaping company called Ditch Your Mower.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire designs.codes?

We engaged designs.codes to design and develop our company’s website.

What were your goals for this project?

I wanted the website to look modern and professional. Also, we hoped that the site would have a pleasant customer experience and meet all the requirements of my business.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I connected with designs.codes through Upwork. I reviewed the work of several companies, but I felt the most confident in designs.codes.

Describe the project in detail.

We relied on designs.codes to fully design and develop our company’s website and meet the requirements we put in place. I tasked them with making the site accessible for me so that I could change its content on my own.

What was the team composition?

Our team consisted of a project manager, a web designer, an HTML coder, a developer, and a product tester.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The website is complete and has already garnered positive feedback from clients. They remark about how impressive and professional the design is. I am excited to grow my business with the help of this new website.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

I can’t speak highly enough of the effort and detail they put into building my website. They were easy to work with, and they understood exactly how I wanted the site to be. The staff was accommodating and willing to discuss the project daily if needed.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Our back-and-forth communication was so smooth because they provided a clear project plan. And, ultimately, they came up with a beautiful website design.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There is nothing that needs improvement. I have received everything that I asked for.

5.0
Overall Score It was a joy to work with them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The project plan was straightforward.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I am pleased with the cost of the project.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They helped us achieve all of our goals.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would happily recommend them.