New York + San Francisco digital product agency

Dizzain is a full-service digital agency helping companies develop effective digital presence and build innovative products. Originally from New York, we are now present in the Bay Area and serve clients coast to coast. Our team marketers, engineers, designers and project managers are fully capable of running the entire lifecycle of your project either on our own or in collaboration with your in-house teams.
 

We work with early-stage startups and large corporates alike:

For a founder we provide product and technical expertise to implement initial idea and later, to augment a growing internal team

For a CMO we become a reliable partner that supports all her digital marketing initiatives without distracting core teams

For a small business owner, we serve as a trusted advisor helping establish web-presence, build effective advertising campaigns that drive sales while conserving precious resources.

 

You can review a full list of our capabilities here:

https://stackshare.io/dizzain-com/

Let’s start talking - give us a call or send us a quick email to discuss how we can help.

 
$25,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2006
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New York, NY
headquarters
  • 2498 65th Street
    New York, NY 11204
    United States
other locations
  • 1250 Borregas Avenue
    Sunnyvale, CA 94089
    United States
  • Melezha Street 5/2
    Minsk 220113
    Belarus

Portfolio

Key clients: 
Every client is unique, so if you'd like to find out more please look at https://www.dizzain.com/portfolio/ Storyful; The City University of New York; Financial Times; FlipKey; Kenshoo; Boodai corp; Senergy Holding; WestwoodOne; Mushrif; ZEFR; Dealroom.co; SocialFlow; Columbia University; Todd Shelton
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TestSharing

Android and iOS App for a Crowdfunding Platform

TestSharing is a crowdfunding platform for consumer requested food tests. The app allows initiating crowdfunding campaigns to fund professional laboratory tests and therefore find out about harmful chemicals, hygiene, and freshness of goods. The application let consumers initiate new or join existing crowdfunding campaigns, find stores according to the location, identify

goods by scanning barcodes, and use a number of payment methods to fund laboratory tests.

Developing this cross-platform mobile app, we aimed to create clear, goal-driven design as well as build the efficient data structure to ensure intuitive user interaction. 

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Ainstags

Ainstags is an app for identifying the most popular and relevant social media tags for a given location or image.

The tool can be used by professional marketers and social media aficionados alike to boost the popularity of posts.

Ainstags algorithm analyzes thousands of hashtags and offers the most relevant results related to picture content, location, and latest trends. Smart tags that help to increase engagement

with posts and multiply the number of followers are delivered in 0.001 seconds
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Legends of learning

Game-Based Learning Platform

Legends of Learning is an e-learning platform with more than 1,000 games for elementary and middle school students. The startup allows educators teaching serious subjects through play.  Games, produced by Legends of Learning, cover the earth, space, life sciences, and physical science topics.

The Dizzain team supports Legends of Learning in their aim to inspire

learning through gaming and ensure ongoing maintenance of their WordPress website. Our main task is to maintain the high quality of this digital product and develop new superior features with an emphasis on usability. We are driven to ensure the superior experience both for teachers and students who have an access to Legends of Learning.
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Best Black Friday

Featured Website for Black Friday Deal Web Portal

BestBlackFriday.com offers shoppers deals and ad scans from hundreds of retailers during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday season. Today, it’s one of the most popular Black Friday deal websites in the United States.

Since 2013 we continually analyze the user experience and use our findings for implementing upgrades. The visitor experience has enhanced

through the use of smart search and convenient features developed with an emphasis on usability. During our partnership, the Best Black Friday website traffic has increased tremendously, and it handles a huge number of visitors during the sales.
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Todd Shelton

E-commerce Website for a Primary Clothing Brand

Todd Shelton is an American primary clothing brand with products that are sold direct-to-customer through their e-commerce store. A fresh, trendy digital solution is crucial for being sustainable and ensure long-term relationships with their customers. Since 2006, we help Todd Shelton move with the time in tech and enhance their website visitors.

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Hamptons Art Hub

WordPress Solutions for a Visual Art Website

Hamptons Art Hub is an online publication and website revealing visual arts in The Hamptons and New York City. They publish news, reviews, features, artist profiles, cultural events, guides and can get a voluntary contribution from their visitors for free coverage.

As a growing company, Hamptons Art Hub continuously requires to extend the geographical

reach and increase the number of visitors. Since 2012, the Dizzain team helps the brand achieve their goals and evolve with design and technology. We provided a massive upgrade of their WordPress website - implemented two redesigns and developed a number of custom features with an emphasis on usability.
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Kenshoo

WordPress Website for an Advertising Software Company

Kenshoo is a global advertising software company that provided large and medium business with award-winning cloud-based solutions for ads distribution and predictive media optimization technology.

The corporate website is being used by the Kenshoo team in many different ways and has a huge importance for lead acquisition as well as requires

regular upgrades for being successful, trendy, and evolving. The Dizzain team works on new development and integration for the Kenshoo website, which is built on WordPress and has a complex infrastructure behind it. We also perform ongoing maintenance and continuously reinforce Kenshoo’s efforts to add value to their marketing campaigns.

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Website Development for Travel Company

"Dizzain's attention to detail and communication from the top all the way down was extremely impressive."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Dizzain designed and developed a website, along with consulting on branding and the client's internal workflows. Their work has involved building a custom WordPress theme.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Deptford, New Jersey
Eric Jones
Co-Owner & Head of Operations, The Vacationer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team quickly produced a high-quality website, even expediting the timeline to ensure the client's content would align with current events. The team works hard to drive continuous improvement. They offer useful suggestions outside of the realm of site development.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the co-owner and head of operations at The Vacationer. The Vacationer is a travel focused website that enhancesyour travel with reviews, guides and vacation tips. It also helps you learn the best travel credit cards and how to utilize points and miles.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Dizzain?

We hired Dizzain to build the website on our domain TheVacationer.com.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a reliable website that could easily present long form content such as reviews and guides. Dizzain's suggestion of a custom Wordpress theme using the Gutenberg editor was a superb idea. The set up they gave us has streamlined our workflow which was an essential aspect of the project we needed as we hire more content writers.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We worked with Dizzain in the past on another project. They were always extremely helpful, responsive and professional. Working on Dizzain with this project was a no brainer.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Dizzain designed and developed the TheVacationer.com domain. They provided branding suggestions as well as expert advice on streamlining our workflow. The custom Wordpress theme they created was built with scale in mind. As development progressed, they worked tirelessly to provide ideas to further enhance our website, even outside the scope of development.

What was the team composition?

There were at least five people working on Dizzain's team specific to the The Vacationer project. In addition to a designer and developers we worked one on one with our main contact Yegor who was excellent with communication. We also had regular emails and weekly calls with both Yegor and Dizzain's CEO Alex. Alex's hands on approach is one we really thought was beneficial to our project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The quick turn around designing and developing TheVacationer.com allowed us to write content specific to COVID-19 that was referenced by many highly popular news organizations such as Consumer Affairs, Radio.com and Clark.com. Dizzain expedited the timeline in order for us to launch as soon as possible.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Our project manager, Yegor, handled everything and worked tirelessly with Dizzain's team. We also had hands on discussions, weekly phone calls and idea brainstorms with Dizzain's CEO Alex. The process was highly effective.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Dizzain's attention to detail and communication from the top all the way down was extremely impressive.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, Dizzain has been an incredible company to worth with.

5.0
Overall Score Dizzain's work is exceptional, affordable and they are very professional. I'd recommend them to anyone looking for web development.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Extremely easy and professional. The CEO Alex himself worked with us in setting up meetings at times that were best for us.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Extremely reasonable considering the very high quality.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Dizzain has continuously produced high quality work on all projects we have done with them.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    100%. I have already referred them to several people.

E-Commerce Website Redesign for Interior Design Company

“They made a point of calling out any problems and explaining what they did to address the issue right away.”

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

Dizzain redeveloped the website of a luxury interior design company, reorganizing their UI and building out a new e-commerce capability to sell furniture and accessories using WordPress and WooCommerce.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Co-Founders, Interior Design Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The final product completely exceeded all project stakeholder requirements for the project and was delivered on budget and ahead of schedule. The Dizzain team was extraordinarily communicative throughout their work, and proactively addressed any issues that came up in development.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

The company is a high-end luxury interior design company, and we are the co-founders.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Dizzain?

We wanted to revamp our entire website presence to include e-commerce and provide direct-to-consumer sales. The project started out with another developer, but we didn’t have the support we needed there so we decided to switch to Dizzain.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We had a website that was more information-driven and displayed our portfolio of work, but we wanted to be able to sell products such as home furnishings and accessories as well. Their team helped us redesign the site concept and page organization as well as build out our e-commerce capabilities on WordPress using WooCommerce from there.

They also helped us to understand and develop a plan for marketing the site in the long-term. It wasn’t just providing a few options and having us choose one; they really took our small, medium, and big picture goals into account and coordinated everything from logistics and payment processing to backend organization and ability to add new products.

What was the team composition?

There were four members of their team involved in the project, including a designer, a developer, a project manager, and the CEO.

How did you come to work with Dizzain?

We were referred to them by one of our contacts in the industry, and we reached out to them as well as two other firms. Based on their technical expertise and the personal relationship that we developed with them in our initial meetings, we decided to move forward with them.

How much have you invested with them?

In total, we’ve spent around $80,000–$100,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project kicked off around October 2018. We launched in May 2019 and have continued to work with them to manage and provide maintenance on the site since then.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We had people on our team helping to assess the quality of the product and the metrics that we were seeing from their work, but for the most part, we were focused on reaching the final product. We had increases in everything from traffic and click-through rates, to time spent on site, and we haven’t had any problems or bugs with the site at all.

It was a real team effort and involved a lot of feedback in both directions and from our board, so we were always happy with the progress that was being made. Their team was completely transparent throughout the process and even called out the issues that they encountered instead of waiting for us to bring them up. They made a point of calling out any problems and explaining what they did to address the issue right away.

How did Dizzain perform from a project management standpoint?

Their communication skills were great. We never had to ask them twice about anything, and often times they would bring up things before we even remembered to ask them about it. We used Asana to keep track of all the project milestones, and they hit or surpassed all of the deadlines that we established for the project.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They asked a lot of great questions at the start of the process, basically challenging our assumptions and giving us a different perspective into UX and what best-in-class really means in an interior design website context.

On top of that, they were always on top of our weekly meetings and checking in with us outside of those to make sure that they had all the resources they needed to make sure that we stayed on top of the deadlines while also maintaining our budget.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I really don’t have any improvements that come to mind, it was a very positive experience.

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

Web Dev & Emailing Marketing for E-Learning Company

"They have an amazing attention to detail, understanding of design, and marketing capabilities."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Dizzain handles multiple projects for an e-learning company. They update the website, build custom marketing pages, and maintain an existing site. They also handle design projects and email marketing campaigns.

The Reviewer
 
11- 50 Employees
 
Washington, DC
Matthew Moran
CPO, Legends of Learning
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Dizzain produces high-quality work for an affordable price. Their team is capable, collaborative, and communicative. Their capabilities in design, marketing, and technical development all impress as they provide value to the e-learning company.

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 am the chief product officer at Legends of Learning. We are a platform for educational games for 1st – 8th grade.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Dizzain?

We were trying to address a couple of challenges. The main one was marketing — utilizing them for work on email campaigns and planning pages and optimizations around that. Also, they worked on a website and kept our website marketing up to date.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Any updates to our websites they handle. They built custom pages to create our marketing site. They created new web pages for us, and maintained our existing site on WordPress.

They also worked on design. This included the design to create the game-based learning website, the design to create the email marketing materials, and the design to our landing pages to get people to sign up. We have our own brand guidelines, but they did design work and ideation on their end based off of that.

What is the team composition?

There is a rotating staff. There are probably 2–3 devs and a designer on each project. As they work out of Belarus, we don’t interact with them in person so I don’t know the specifics.

How did you come to work with Dizzain?

I found them when I worked with a previous company. As I had a good experience with them as mobile app developers before, I trusted that they could hit the ground running on this job.

When I switched to this company, I noticed our developers were working on a marketing site. I thought that that was way too expensive and takes valuable resources. I reached out to Dizzan to help, and they’ve done a great job.

How much have you invested with them?

We spend roughly $2500 a month with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began work in March 2018, and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The quality of work is very high. They produce very solid work for the price. An anecdote is that they successfully created the site and marketing materials for the game-based learning conference, resulting in over 400 attendees which we found very successful given the timeframe.

How did Dizzain perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re great. They have a project management staff who are very capable. We use Asana, Trello, Google Docs, Slack, and email to communicate. Communication is great.

They’re very collaborative — we do a weekly roundup meeting. Their organization excels as well, as they’re incredibly timely and quick at producing things. They’re flexible, accommodating small requests within a day.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their communication is excellent — which is always difficult working with someone offshore. Also, they have an amazing attention to detail, understanding of design, and marketing capabilities. They’re above average when compared to other services. The value that they provide is way above what you pay.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I haven’t had an issue with them, so I can’t answer this.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Talk with them and make sure that you have a full understanding of their capabilities. They can probably do more than you think.

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

Workflow Software System for Lean Management Consulting Firm

"Working with them has been a delight. I’ve never had to worry about the quality of their work."

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

Dizzain supported the development of a digital decision-making system that allows 6–600 users to come to complex conclusions together.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Seattle, Washington
James Benson
CEO, Modus Cooperandi
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The system helped a large third-party construction client map out plans for the height of their season. The product has also fostered key partnerships with esteemed institutions. The vendor offered creative, thoughtful insight that added value. They were invested in the client's success.

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 CEO of Modus Cooperandi. We are authors and business consultants.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Dizzain?

We wanted to build a system to allow distributed people to make complex decisions together. The system needed to allow 6-600 people to come together and understand everything they needed to make a decision about (e.g. all of the filters and perspectives necessary to make the decision). Then, they needed to actually make the decision.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The entire basis of my business is creating easy systems for people in response to complex challenges. Dizzain helped to transfer our concept into the technical realm of an app. 

What is the team composition?
 
The bulk of their developers were in Belarus. Alex (Founder & CEO) is in the Bay Area, Natalia (Project Manager) is in Belarus. 

How did you come to work with Dizzain?

My director of the product had worked directly with the team several times in previous incarnations of his career. So, when I said I wanted to do this weird, esoteric, difficult-to-understand project, he suggested calling them. 

How much have you invested with them?
 
We’ve invested about $77,000. 

What is the status of this engagement?
 
We started working with them in November of 2018, and the first Alpha version of it wrapped up in July of 2019. Since then, we’ve made minor revisions. We’re about to go back to do an Alpha to Beta jump.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

For our cash outlay, we’ve received a tremendous amount of value that far outstrips the amount we’ve paid. 

We formed a partnership with PSU that has already started, and they’re writing grants. So, we’ve been able to use the product to form strategic partnerships with major institutions.

Also, the alpha testing round led to some greater income on my side because some of our larger consulting clients saw what we were trying to do. We used the system to plan out the decision making for the largest construction company in the US. It helped plan how they would handle the height of the construction season. 

Now, we’re using the beginnings of the beta solution to plan what we’ll do now that all the construction sites have been shut down. We’re also using it to plan what will happen when everyone starts to trickle back to work. It’s been really helpful for that.

How did Dizzain perform from a project management standpoint?

It was ridiculously effective. Natalia and Alex are excellent communicators. They are clear and creative at the same time. They could have just been hired to be developers. But, they cared enough about us and what we were building to make sure they were providing good input. When we had conversations as a team, they would always participate, even if we weren’t talking about development.

During the project, we used Asana tickets and Slack to communicate directly with our developers. We used voice and video chat to communicate with Alex, Matt, and Natalia.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Right from the beginning, the team was interested in the scope of work that we’d given them. They went away, talked about it, and they read up on psychology. They came back with enhancements to what we had already discussed that were deeply thoughtful, attentive, and strangely beautiful.

I care deeply about quality work. I take great delight in quality work when it’s done, and I get testy when it isn’t done. Working with them has been a delight. I’ve never had to worry about the quality of their work. They’ve never signed themselves up for an overly aggressive timeline that would compromise quality. 

When we suggested we’d like a certain delivery by a certain date, they always figured out what the highest quality deliverable would be by that date instead of trying to do everything and disappointing everyone. That is the hallmark of a professional organization, and I wouldn’t say these things lightly.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I could have been less busy and more attentive to when they needed things. They were actually going faster than I was. Their production was outstripping my ability to support that production.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Always be willing to have a detailed conversation about what you want to have built. Then, take their recommendations seriously. Also, when I give someone a task, I typically build out a plan for that task. I appreciated that they would tell me, “this is going to take a little bit longer, or you’ve put too much time over here.” So, treat them like a partner and not a handyman. 

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

Website UI/UX Revamp for General Contractor

“I couldn’t be happier with their work.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May - Aug. 2019
Project summary: 

Dizzain revamped a legacy website featuring interior fit-out construction services. The team focused on UI/UX design, development, and optimization.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Burtonsville, Maryland
Karl Schueler
President, KNS Contracting LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Dizzain thoughtfully integrated client feedback and executive input into a modern website that immediately generated new leads. Their thorough approach, genuine interest, and solid project management set them apart from other vendors.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the president of KNS Contracting LLC. We specialize in fit-out work for tenant office spaces.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Dizzain?

We contracted Dizzain to revamp our existing website.

What were your goals for this project?

Our website was first constructed in 2009 when we first opened for business. Unfortunately, we did not maintain it as we should have, so before we knew it, we were dealing with an outdated piece of technology. The primary goals were to make the website user-friendly with the latest technology available in the market to draw prospective customers.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

A gentleman who we have been doing business with referred Dizzain. We had hired another website design company before but terminated that relationship almost out of the gate as we could see that they were not that interested in knowing our business.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Dizzain completely overhauled our current website, including all design elements. The team developed each section and took us through every step of the process with ease. Not only did they help us understand the content that our prospective clients would want to see, but they also helped develop key marketing points and worked with us on the art content. They were highly interested in our feedback, so we were on the same page with the development and content from start to end.

What was the team composition?

The top three executives of our company worked directly with Alex (COO & Founder, Dizzain) and his team.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I couldn’t be happier with their work. The website was just launched, and we are already getting leads from prospective clients. We now look like a professional company that can compete in the market.

At the beginning of the project, our three executives had different visions of what we needed, but Dizzain was great at bringing our ideas together. The one thing that we truly enjoyed about Dizzain is their interest in what we did as a company, which gave them a true understanding of how to guide us forward.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Alex worked with his team on all items, which in turn minimized the time going back and forth. I could not have asked for a better project manager to handle our account.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They know design and content. I was impressed with how they took the time to dig into our company to learn what we do and how we go to market. I think this is what made the project so successful.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Not in my eyes, no.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They never missed a date. Alex and his team are quite responsive.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    You get what you pay for. Based on the finished project, we were rewarded for what we paid for.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We just went live with the finished product, and the feedback from our customers has been overwhelmingly positive.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend Dizzain and their team without hesitation.

Web Development for Hedgefund

"Their background and experience were invaluable."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
July 2018 - Mar. 2019
Project summary: 

Dizzain redesigned a website for a hedge fund. They built a public-facing section of the site, as well as a secure area for registered users.

The Reviewer
 
1 - 10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Will Dombrowski
Director of Marketing, Apis Capital Advisors, LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Dizzain built a beautiful website that has received positive feedback from users. The team's cooperative approach included frequent communication and transparent problem resolution. Customers can expect a knowledgeable and accessible partner.

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 marketing and client relations at Apis Capital Advisors, LLC, a global hedge fund.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Dizzain?

We’ve had a weak online presence for years, and, quite frankly, our site was nothing more than a landing page. It wasn’t engaging or interactive.

We reached out to Dizzain to redesign our website, enhance its functionality, and improve its content. Our goal was to increase our overall visibility and brand awareness.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Initially, we provided a handful of websites that we liked and a list of specific elements that we favored over others. They took our ideas and came back to us with suggestions for features and page layouts. We worked with their team to identify which aspects would fit best with our site, relying heavily on their team to come up with the overall design.  

They revamped our entire website, incorporating our feedback as they built it. Because of our industry’s many compliance regulations, they split the site into two sections. The public section displays basic information about our firm, including our investment strategy, a team summary, and location and contact details.

The private section of the website is password-protected and only accessible to registered users. The information they can view includes internal documents, secure investment data, previous investor letter, and further details about our strategy and clientele.

In addition to designing and developing our site, they’ve provided SEO consulting services. Alex (Founder, Dizzain) worked with me to pinpoint strategies for driving traffic and increasing our brand awareness.

What is the team composition?

We worked closely with Alex and two other account managers. They were our regular points of contact.

How did you come to work with Dizzain?

One of our partners did some research online and found reviews of Dizzain, along with some web pages that they designed. He reached out to Alex and began the due diligence process. We spoke with his team to feel out if they would be a capable partner and eventually decided to start the project with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve invested somewhere between $20,000–$25,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started in July 2018, and the site went live in March 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our site is eye-catching and professional, and we’ve received positive feedback from clients and service providers. Our brokers have greatly benefitted from the website, using it to review our data and communicate about our insight and experience. It’s too early for me to give any specific metrics, but we’re pleased with what they’ve built. We look forward to having more people interact with the site.

How did Dizzain perform from a project management standpoint?

They took a collaborative approach, and the development process was interactive. We would regularly go back and forth, bouncing ideas off of each other as they worked to clarify our needs. They were great listeners and did a fantastic job of planning out the development timeline.

Their team was accessible via phone, email, and Webex. They used Asana, which allowed us to organize and track project tasks. Whenever there was an issue or a misunderstanding over email, they were quick to hop on the phone or Webex to talk through it in real time. They also anticipated problems and worked with us to resolve them right when they appeared. They were incredibly responsive, and the level of support they provided was terrific.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We were impressed with their innovative ideas and ability to walk us through the minutia of web development. We’re not tech folks, and they helped us appreciate the nuances of content publishing and website building. Their background and experience were invaluable.

We’re not a traditional customer in terms of web development, and Dizzain was committed to understanding our industry, including the legal structures that dictate our content management. This was a strong partnership, and we plan to continue to work with them in the future. Given some of the design features we settled on, we’ll need their assistance to edit and update parts of the site.

My team and I enjoyed partnering with Alex and his team. We look forward to working with them to monitor and tweak the website going forward.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of any.

5.0
Overall Score They were a pleasure to work with, and our partnership was a successful one.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There were a few deliverables that we would’ve liked them to finish sooner than they did.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their pricing was fair, and we’ve gotten a tremendous amount of value for the money we’ve spent.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality of the work they provided was terrific.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for web development services. They’re very good at what they do.

UX/UI Prototype for Fitness Training Platform

“They understand the pace of a startup and how they grow.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. 2019 - Mar. 2019
Project summary: 

Dizzain provided prototype development, working on the UX/UI and then developing the platform’s pages and features.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Founder, Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The prototype provided the perfect product with which to enter the market and acquire support for the startup, with the team at Dizzain offering excellent support to the early-stage company. The team managed the project effectively and ensured that any adjustments were completed quickly.

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 founder of a startup with a fitness-based platform that connects users and trainers for cheaper personal training.  

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Dizzain?

I needed someone to develop the prototype of a fitness training platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We began with a discussion about what ideas and features I wanted to include in the prototype. They worked on the UX/UI and came back with a first version, which we iterated from there. One of the features is to promote trainers’ videos on their profile. They built the page and planned where all the videos should be laid out.

What is the team composition?

There were three people. My main point of contact was the project manager.

How did you come to work with Dizzain?

I needed someone who knew what kind of UI design would appeal to customers. I interviewed quite a few companies, and Dizzain stood out to me. I initially found them through a referral.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $15,000–$25,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from February–March 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I’m very comfortable going to market with what they’ve built, which I can use to survey and get opinions.

How did Dizzain perform from a project management standpoint?

Project management is very good. They manage a good pace and communication is smooth—they respond and do things very quickly. There was one point where our alignment was missed, but I brought it up, and they adjusted very quickly. We set up weekly meetings and would have additional ones if needed.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They understand the pace of a startup and how they grow. Working with them is very comfortable as they progress at a flexible pace, which I liked.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I’m happy with the process.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Have a few conversations before getting started because they can take on an advisory role during the startup phase.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re always on time. If I request a meeting, they respond very quickly.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Compared to other vendors, their prices were in the middle range.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They do good quality work and they listen to our feedback.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They’re easy people to work with. I’d definitely recommend them.

Website Build and Management for Sports Radio Group

"Dizzain is responsive, easy to work with, and budget-friendly—three great attributes for any vendor..." 

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2011 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Dizzain provides ongoing development for a website that they also built and launched. They’ve introduced features like custom scheduling by translating production concepts into code and altered the site design.

The Reviewer
 
501-1,000 Employees
 
US
Aaron Cummins
Director of Digital Content, Westwood One Sports
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Showing a wide range of abilities throughout the seven-year partnership, Dizzain has created a proud digital identity. They utilize a streamlined management and communication process to great effect and boast customer-pleasing prices and availability.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the director of digital content for Westwood One Sports, a play-by-play sports radio company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Dizzain?

We needed to build a customer-facing website.

What were your goals for this project?

We were looking for an ongoing development partner. 

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

One of our former employees connected us.

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

Dizzain has been our developer since our inception in 2011, coding production ideas into deliverable realities. From integrating custom scheduling pages to tweaking our client-facing design, they’ve been a reliable partner in the years after our launch. We continue to use them for any future updates.

What was the team composition?

We work directly with their COO, who acts as a project manager. He directed their development team through the required backend work during the initial build.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our web presence had been an embarrassment for years, but with Dizzain’s help, we were able to create a consumer-facing site that works for our audience—and at a budget that works for our bottom line.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The COO acts as our point person and go-between, filtering and coordinating all our tasks. He’s always responsive, helpful, and accessible when we need him.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Dizzain is responsive, easy to work with, and budget-friendly—three great attributes for any vendor, regardless of the project. They’ve also kept up with our many and ever-changing desires.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

We've had great success with Dizzain and would recommend them highly.

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

Web Dev & Design for Advertising Company

"They really care about our needs and value our relationship"

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. 2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

After completing mockups, Dizzain developed a mobile-friendly front- and backend, a user account system, and a WordPress blog. Now, they're working on new updates to our site.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Deptford, New Jersey
Phillip Dengler
Co-Owner, BestBlackFriday.com
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Delivering high-quality work at economic prices, Dizzain is a worthy investment. Their team's responsiveness, clear communication, and ability to handle complex problems exemplify their excellent customer service.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the co-owner of BestBlackFriday.com, an online portal showcasing holiday deals and digital flyers. My main responsibilities include content creation and partnership development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Dizzain?

We hired Dizzain in 2013 to build a website from the ground up. We needed them to allow us to display digital flyers, add deals to our admin panel, maintain a blog, and manage our users' accounts.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to build a speedy and reliable site to efficiently add deals and digital flyers.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We found Dizzain via a Google search in 2013. Out of ten different companies, Dizzain impressed us the most. After a series of phone calls with Dizzain, we decided to go with them.

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

Dizzain assisted us every step of the way. After we described how BestBlackFriday.com would work, they completed mockups of the site. Then, their team developed a responsive and mobile-friendly frontend, a secure user account system, and robust backend.

Dizzain also installed a WordPress blog to write content and display news. As part of this, they created an easy way to add deals to digital flyers via a hovering feature. Their project managers relayed our requests to the programmers and made useful suggestions. Their team also helped us with our server and acted as system administrators. Presently, Dizzain is working on various new updates to our site.

What was the team composition?

We work with their project managers and their owner.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Dizzain's rates remain extremely fair, and their rates allow us to build the site much faster compared to more expensive companies we've used in the past. Their work is also top-notch, which helps every aspect of our business.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Dizzain uses Asana to effectively handle project management. It allows us to organize tasks and see what is being worked on. Their team almost always meets deadlines and give an explanation if one is missed.

We email a project manager or their owner with more immediate concerns, who replied quickly with solutions. Our present, primary project manager is extremely responsive and gives us great suggestions on how to improve certain aspects of our site. During busy periods, she always puts in the extra effort to make sure we are happy. Dizzain's owner also goes above and beyond in helping us with our more complex problems.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their communication is impressive, as they really care about our needs and value our relationship. We feel like Dizzain truly wants us to succeed.

5.0
Overall Score Dizzain is really the best web development company for us.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They make scheduling easy.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their costs are reasonable.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They always deliver exactly what we asked for.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I highly recommend Dizzain to my friends.

Development for Social Media Software Company

"There were major retention successes due to their work on the iOS application."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Dec. 2011 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Dizzain provides a range of development services, including with WordPress, on Chrome extensions, and with API plugins. They have also worked on QA, iOS app development, and design.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Brooklyn, New York
Matt Moran
VP of Product Development, SocialFlow
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their deliverables are high quality, with no bugs, and are well received by the end clients. They communicate effectively and carefully manage the work with ticketing software, while always demonstrating their dependability and capacity to take on large projects.

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 was VP of product development at Social Flow.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Dizzain?

We needed a development partner to help with work that didn’t align with the core engineering team.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They took on a lot of different projects for us. They did everything from work on the marketing website in WordPress, to Chrome extension development, to WordPress plugin development that plugged our API to an Android and iOS app.

We’d start off with kickoff meetings and sometimes do some work on the specifications. They’d begin to deliver the product based on those. We’d then generally go into a long-running, more iterative process where I collected and prioritized features as they came in from stakeholders. I’d pass those over to them and make sure they understood them.

In some cases, they did some of the design, while they generally worked on development, QA, and QA and acceptance testing on our side. They pushed products into GitHub or WordPress, among others.

They did an iOS app. We internally figured out what the minimum features were that we needed within the app for our customers. They built out the first product and delivered it for testing, using Xcode. They put the new products into beta so that our customers could check it out. It was in a state that I could push into the store when it was ready to go.

What is the team composition?

I worked with multiple teams. I don’t know how many members were on the iOS team, the Android team, or the people doing the plugin development. I generally work with the main project manager and filter the requests through her.

How did you come to work with Dizzain?

I found them five or six years ago. We created a WordPress plugin and we worked with a team recommended by WordPress to create this plugin. They didn’t do a great job, so I started to look around for people with WordPress experience. We found Dizzain, started working with them, and had a good experience. I asked them if they did Chrome extension development and we were then able to take on that project. When we were set to do mobile apps, they had people available who could do that as well.

How much have you invested with them?

Over $300,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in December 2011. All our projects are ongoing. After we started with them, we use them for the entire lifecycle of the products or plugins.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

There were major retention successes due to their work on the iOS application. That allowed us to continue working with many of our largest customers who expected us to have an iOS app which we didn’t have the resources to build internally.

They're reasonably priced. The level of work that they do, compared to what you pay, is exceptional. Their products are integral to our product offering.

How did Dizzain perform from a project management standpoint?

I communicated with the project manager multiple times a week. They mostly use email or phone. We did use a ticketing app, Lighthouse, to report issues, bugs, or updates, and they’d respond to that. We also used Trello.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have great communication. They do very solid development work, which worked very well for our clients once it was released. A lack of bugs in the released software was really important.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

You need to be in communication with them and pay attention to what they’re doing. You need to make sure that it’s working toward meeting your needs. It’s a collaborative process. Make sure you’re doing acceptance testing and that you go in and do QA. Make sure you have clients test it out and provide feedback. Make sure you’re also delivering that feedback back to Dizzain in a timely manner. Their dev team is in Belarus so there’s probably a time difference. You need to make sure you’re good on your distributed team skills, and that you’re comfortable working with remote teams.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It was iterative development. We set it up in a way where we could both succeed and they worked well within that.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They offer a great price.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    It was always what we expected and needed.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve referred them to many people.