The Top Rated Design and Development Studio in LA

Fishermen Labs is a product development agency specializing in mobile app and web development, virtual reality, augmented reality, AI and digital marketing. We are one of the fastest growing product development agencies in the US. 

We work with brands from ideation to acquisition. We have extensive experience in developing and leveraging technology solutions to help our clients create digital products, enter into new markets, deepen customer engagement, drive higher revenues and increase efficiency.

 
$10,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2014
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El Segundo, CA
Headquarters
  • Fishermen Labs
    140 Penn Street
    El Segundo, CA 90245
    United States
    (424) 262-5227
other locations
  • Fishermen Labs
    5000 Eldorado Parkway, STE 150
    Frisco, TX 75033
    United States
    (424) 262-5227

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Regal, Walmart, Puma, Qualcomm, Sony, United Nations, Pressed Juicery, Anta, Quintiles IMS, Coke, Parachute Health, Weinstein Company, Curb Stand, HTC, NBC, NFL, eBay, Beauty Counter, White Coat, Giving Keys, Maddogg, Crew, Ribbow Media, Sketchy Medical, Ctrl Collective, Structure Research, Soul Pancake, SENE, Reality LA, Disco Tech, The Rock Church, Daniel Rainn, Apolis, and many many more

Burnt - The Movie

United Nations Development Programme

The leading body in international development reimagines the way their impact is shared with the world.

Ghosbusters

Sony utilizes virtual reality to pioneer a way to engage long-time fans of their hit franchise.

Goodwater Capital

Goodwater Capital is a VC firm that helps entrepreneurs build companies that transform lives around the world. As consumer tech experts, Goodwater has pulled together details insights on the industry to share with the world.

Glo Bible

One of the world’s most downloaded Bible apps innovates their reading experience for it’s 3.5M+ users.

Anta

One of the largest apparel companies in the world enters the biggest sneaker market in the world.

Kernl

Kernl lets you sell your products better with video, all right from your phone. Linking product to video stories creates a more immersive shopping experiences and helps build relationships between buyers and sellers.

Reviews

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Web Design for International Organization

"I always felt comfortable that they were giving us the right recommendations that were contemporary and relevant."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jul. 2016 - Dec. 2016
Project summary: 

Fisherman Labs redesigned the website for a massive aid organization without disrupting the site’s architecture. The design had to be standard yet diversified for 170 global offices.

The Reviewer
 
10,001+ Employees
 
New York, New York
Head of Digital Communications, International Human Rights Organization
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

As each of the 170 offices move to the new design, the feedback just gets more and more positive. Fisherman Labs stood behind their design choices but adapted when necessary. The team conformed to the bureaucratic timetable of the project. They were great at listening to what was really needed.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m head of digital communications for an international organization that connects peoples, groups, and nations in order to achieve human rights gains.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Fisherman Labs?

We have a global website which serves 170 offices throughout the world in various languages. The site is driven by a corporate CMS. The challenge was to redesign the look and feel of the site without rearchitecting the site so that it could be rolled out to all of the offices. It’s hard to find a standard approach that’s modern and optimized for global and local audiences.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Fisherman Labs helped us go through a process of exploration and redesigned the site from a look and feel standpoint but not from an architecture standpoint. The navigational system was not a fit for the complexity of content that was on our site, so that had to be reworked as well. The first step they did was to do an exploratory process to talk about the challenges with the existing design. They worked on the global navigation systems and secondary and tertiary navigational elements as well. Once they understood our priorities and we focused on the big elements of the project, they went through a creative exercise with us to understand what our brand was and the look and feel that would most resonate with the audiences that we were dealing with and the content we wanted to present. They presented a variety of concepts to solve from what they heard from us and we chose what we wanted and refined those. Then they built out the various different pages and templates that would be needed to satisfy the content in the ecosystem. This was largely a design and UX exercise. In the presentations, we had two people from their team, which included the project manager and the lead UX designer. There was a team behind them doing copy editing and thinking through some IA on the templates.

How did you come to work with Fisherman Labs?

They attended a conference locally that was focused on digital media and how it could be used for social good. They met one of my colleagues and she suggested we meet. During the meeting, they were really excited to be working with us. There was a lot of positive energy and talent that was immediately recognized on their side. We decided to start slowly with them, but it eventually turned into a full redesign of the site.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in July 2016, and the work was completed in December 2016. We stay in touch with them for help in minor matters.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback on the new design. Many people internally have been amazed by the transformation. Many people also felt that it would be a long, extensive process to do a design change, but that wasn’t the case. Because we have to deal with 170 properties under this CMS, a lot of offices are calling to say they’d like to be the next office to have their site switched over. It’s drummed up a lot of internal demand. Fisherman Labs is very intelligent. They took our feedback well. When they came back to us with solutions, they internalized the feedback. When we said we didn’t like a certain approach, if they believed in it, they would gently tell us to reconsider. In a couple of instances, that worked out well. The product ended up better because of it.

How did Fisherman Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

It’s hard to assess because our organization is highly bureaucratic. We don’t move at the pace of a corporation. For a private agency to be working with us, they have to be flexible with our schedule. They use Slack. I didn’t work with them in the day-to-day project management. I had a team working with them and my responsibility was to be available at key presentation moments and to provide feedback and creative direction.

What did you find most impressive about Fisherman Labs?

Something that sets them apart is their ability to listen to feedback and turn that into something that’s contemporary and relevant in today’s fast moving society and digital space. I always felt comfortable that they were giving us the right recommendations that were contemporary and relevant for today’s users.

Are there any areas Fisherman Labs could improve?

We had some responsibility in managing the project, so it’s hard to know whose responsibility something was. Project management could have been improved, but I don’t know if it was because of us or not.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It wasn’t problematic, but it could’ve been done better.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Application Design for Education Organization

"They helped us bring these ideas to life."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
1 week
Project summary: 

Fisherman Labs delivered mobile and desktop wireframes; they designed an alluring website to showcase novel products and services that would better engage users. 

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Director of Marketing, Publishing Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website redesign was well received. On top of the design, Fishermen Labs remained responsive to changes and contributed additional functions for a successful project.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Veritas Press is a 20-year-old classical education company. We have over 100 teachers, educators, and staff members. We're the first company to ever develop a new way of buying educational curriculum.  Books, live courses, and self-paced courses are available on the same platform.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Fisherman Labs?

Our challenge was selling three very different products and services. We had to figure out how to present them and help parents, our customers, discover them in ways that make sense.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Fishermen Labs helped us with the designs for our mobile platform and desktop core page. They worked on presenting our ideas in a beautiful and intuitive way. Following the wireframes that we made, they helped us bring these ideas to life. They thought of better ways to present our products, allowing our customers to discover and interact with them better.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I'm very satisfied with the work that Bryce at Fishermen Labs produced. He made every change we asked him to make and thought up some great functionality for the search bar on our new website.

How did Fisherman Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

We are very satisfied with the amount of work that was done in such a short amount of time.

What did you find most impressive about Fisherman Labs?

Bryce worked incredibly fast, especially considering the short timeframe for the project.

5.0
Overall Score Fishermen Labs is awesome. These guys will be around for a long time.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Everything was delivered on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They did quality work fast.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Development for Financial Content Distributor

"They do a nice job of making it easy for someone non-technical to understand what’s going on."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

Fishermen Labs partnered to develop a JavaScript-fueled website and integrate Stripe as the billing and payment processor.  

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Founder, Content Distrubutor
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Fishermen Labs' personal and user-friendly website design alongside strong project management capabilities are standouts for the client.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company provides financial content to a subscriber base through a mobile app. I’m the founder.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Fisherman Labs?

I retained them to design and build the website.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They used JavaScript to build the public website and integrated Stripe for our billing system. They worked with the team that built the app to integrate features.

How did you come to work with Fisherman Labs?

I searched local companies, reviewed their portfolios, and talked to them. I had already worked with developers and had a sense of what I was looking for. I liked Fisherman Labs’ design capabilities they presented on the website.

How much have you invested with Fisherman Labs?

We spent $50,000 for the project.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project took 4 months.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They did a good job of integrating a unique design into our business needs. I’m in an industry that’s short on design. They made a simple, user-friendly website with a personal feel. The billing system was complicated but they did a good job of integrating everything together.

How did Fisherman Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project management capabilities are very strong. Our project manager was Darin, and he did a terrific job of providing updates and communicating with me when there were any issues.

What did you find most impressive about Fisherman Labs?

They’re very focused on client service. They do a nice job of making it easy for someone non-technical to understand what’s going on.

Are there any areas Fisherman Labs could improve?

Having direct communication with the developer as well as the project manager could be helpful. I did meet him later on in the project but it would have been nice earlier. I’m still happy with the outcome.

5.0
Overall Score They’re a great team. They’re great with their clients. I would use them again.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There were a couple of instances where the turnaround could have been faster, but nothing major.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They went over budget a little bit but that’s normal. I added a few things so that made a difference.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Development for Mobile Commerce Platform

"It’s the easiest agency relationship I have encountered so far, and I used to work with a lot of agencies ..."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
Project summary: 

Fishermen Labs developed an iOS app, as well as, an API built on Ruby on Rails and PostgreSQL database to support a platform with a focus on video content.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Indianapolis, Indiana
Joshua Manns
Cofounder, Kernl
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

In 3 months, the app Fishermen Labs delivered acquired 600 users with the cornerstone of feedback complimenting the user interface design.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Kernl is a mobile commerce platform that allows people to create short videos of products they are selling and for users to purchase those products from either our mobile app or website.

I’m the co-founder of Kernl. We have two co-founders, myself included, an advisor, and a contractor we work with on a part-time basis.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Fishermen Labs?

We were looking to them more for the development work of our app. Finding talent on a full-time basis that is reliable and trustworthy was going to be a challenge.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed an iOS app for us built on Swift. They also developed our API built on Ruby on Rails and Postgre database.

Knife + Fox provided design services for the user experience and user interface.

How did you come to work with Fishermen Labs?

We had ended a relationship with a developer that we thought we were going to bring on full-time. He turned out not to be trustworthy, and it cost us in the end because we could not reuse the work he did for us. Fishermen Labs was recommended to us, and my co-founder is the one that made the initial contact with them. We had just gotten funding and had the option to either find individuals or work with a full-service agency. Although the agency route was more expensive, we decided on it to save us time upfront and the headache of trying to work through negotiations of equity in the process.

How much have you invested with Fishermen Labs?

We have invested over $200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them at the beginning of 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Users are very impressed with the design of the product. The user interface is always the first thing that people are impressed with. We have about 600 users since we put it in the app store 2 ½ months ago. We are trying to kickstart user growth, so there is not a lot of numbers to speak of just yet.

How did Fishermen Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

It’s the easiest agency relationship I have encountered so far, and I used to work with a lot of agencies in a different work life. Everyone, starting with Eden [Co-Founder, Fisherman Labs], to the project managers, and the developers they staffed with us full-time were great, detail oriented, and open to communicate off hours, which is nice especially having a startup. Eden, with his thoughtfulness throughout the process, and the team were all ahead of us solving business development challenges along the way.

What did you find most impressive about Fishermen Labs?

The main benefit of working with Fishermen Labs, as opposed to other agencies, was that it did not feel like we were trying to feed them work. They felt like they were a part of the team. They were invested regarding how something might not be in your best interest if you are looking to grow the product. It was far less robotic and more of a relationship.

Are there any areas Fishermen Labs could improve?

A couple of things. Having clear boundaries upfront in terms of helping the clients to scope accurately is one. For us, we went over budget with them not because they were working slowly but because the initial estimations might have been a little optimistic. So as we were scoping out our business objectives with the product, if all those features could not be built in a certain amount of time, we had to cut back or re-engage with them a little longer to get those things built out.

Also, in terms of quality assurance [QA], focusing on getting the core functionality right before the aesthetic is important. As an e-commerce platform, things have to work. There were still some bugs that we wrestled with to get under control, which I think of as pretty basic things. Part of it is our fault; if we had helped them to understand our goals, they would have put more time into that. I think internal QA would have been a lot better.

We did use a third-party QA service that they recommended that was okay, but I feel that they did not understand our product. The things they did QA on were not the mission-critical things that we needed thoroughly vetted. Being able to use the same development team to QA rather than outsourcing would have been a better use of time and money.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were willing to work long hours for us.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Brand and Web Design for Leather Crafter

“Fishermen Labs stood out through the fact that they weren't trying to sell us on their services, and instead simply presented their work.”

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

Fiserman Labs did a full-stack design and development of the leather crafter’s company’s website, with intentions to improve inventory and sales control functionality in the upcoming months.  

The Reviewer
 
Small Business
 
Cyprus, California
Founder, Leather Crafter
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

As a result of the website, sales have increased, and the vision that the client wanted to have displayed on the website of their brand’s journey was accomplished. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We create handmade footwear and leather accessories. We're located in Orange County, California. Our workshop is in Buena Park. I am the founder and designer of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Fishermen Labs?

Like any other business, we wanted to be more current with the evolution of the retail and digital spaces.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Fishermen Labs designed and developed our website. We need to have inventory and sales control, so we plan to continue improving it over the course of the next 4 months.

We had a general vision of a clean and well-functioning website, and Fishermen Labs made it happen. I only gave Fishermen Labs 3 pictures as a basis for our design, but they understood our direction fully. In my past work as a creative director, I'd have to offer pages and pages of documentation in order to make sure that people understood my vision. The site looks amazing, and their team delivered on time.

How did you come to work with Fishermen Labs?

The vetting process extended over 3-4 months. I met Fishermen Labs' team, as well as their other clients. I had the impression that they were a good and solid group; everyone I approached gave me rave reviews about Fishermen Labs' quality of work and efficiency.

How much have you invested with Fishermen Labs?

We don't have a final cost for the current phase, given that we're still discussing our options for the site.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Fishermen Labs in October 2016. The site has been launched, but there's still a lot to do.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We haven't started the digital marketing work yet. My goal was to get the brand's story across, as well as increase sales, and this is working. People have loved the page produced by Fishermen Labs, and we plan to make the experience better and better.

How did Fishermen Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

Fishermen Labs has been on top of the project, actually working faster than what we were used to. We received non-stop email updates, and as long as we hit our own deadlines, the Fishermen Labs' team hit theirs.

What did you find most impressive about Fishermen Labs?

I've been the creative director of other brands, and I've hired agencies for past companies. Fishermen Labs stood out through the fact that they weren't trying to sell us on their services, and instead simply presented their work. The site design was nailed from the start, as opposed to other companies I've used. 

Are there any areas Fishermen Labs could improve?

I've only been working with Fishermen Labs for a couple of months, but there haven't been any issues yet. Communication was great, and Fishermen Labs made time for us, even though we're a smaller company.

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
    I've recommended Fishermen Labs to friends even before we started working together.

Web Platform Development for Dentist-Pat Platform

"Every single time we made a request or decided to make a change, they would give us valuable input..."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Fishermen Labs was brought in to build a scalable iOS and Android application that would serve the dentistry industry.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Founder, Dentist Web Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app has not yet been launched but the feedback that the app has received internally has been overwhelmingly positive.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We’re doing a web platform to help dentists. I’m the co-founder and chief executive officer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Fishermen Labs?

We want to keep the functions private until we launch. They did a great job helping us complete our vision. They did a great job of executing what we wanted and we were more than pleased with them.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Eventually, we’ll be introducing an app for iOS and Android. It was certainly a project that required a lot of thinking. Regarding the scale and the scope, I would say it’s a moderately difficult program to execute. It wasn’t simple, but it wasn’t difficult either. We had so many different design elements integrated all at once, and Fishermen Labs was really good at designing the flow to make sure everything synced and worked well together.

How did you come to work with Fishermen Labs?

We were Googling for these incubator startup companies. I interviewed three companies prior to meeting Eden and his team at Fishermen Labs. Once I sat down with him, we knew instantly that this was the guy we wanted to work with. The other companies were either arrogant or they felt like they had too many projects. Some of their past work didn’t seem that good. Some of them even used a guy that just got on the company to interview us, which didn’t make sense when you’re looking at a very expensive project. I think Fishermen Labs was very professional. They made us feel comfortable right from the beginning. We knew instantly we wanted to work with them because Eden was a great listener and made us feel at ease with their abilities. They executed on what they promised us.

How much have you invested with Fishermen Labs?

We have spent $10,000 to $50,000.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We haven’t launched yet so it’s hard to gather that data. We spoke with tons of people. We have attorneys, business plan writers, and animators. We have the whole team assembled already. They could be biased because they’re working with us, but the feedback has been overwhelmingly and universally positive. Everyone looks at what Fisherman Labs did for us and everyone’s very encouraged and thinks there’s a lot of potential in what we’re doing.

What did you find most impressive about Fishermen Labs?

Accessibility. I wrote some reviews for them and I mentioned how they had a company trip where they went to New Zealand. My partner and I were not the easiest to work with. We try to be really fair but we are quite demanding. Every single time we made a request or decided to make a change, they would give us valuable input and would always make themselves available very quickly for them to address our concerns. That’s why I have to say so many good things to say about them because I know we’re not easy to work with. We know exactly what we want and we are demanding individuals ourselves. That’s why I think we’re pretty successful. For a team to share that goal and to be able to work with us, I thought was very impressive.

Even though we’re technically done with our current contract with them, the first thing they did was ask us, and they still continue to ask us, updates on the project because they care. They give you a human element which is very important to us.

Are there any areas Fishermen Labs could improve?

No. No one’s going to be perfect. I would be nitpicking in order to answer the question. I think, overall, they were excellent. They weren’t perfect, but we’re not perfect clients either. I can’t put anything on them.

5.0
Overall Score We feel very blessed to have met them, and to have them working on our project. I think they provided a great foundation for our project for the future.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were excellent. They delivered when they promised and worked with us even though we were not the easiest to work with. We made them constantly revise in order to adjust for our changes, and they were able to meet all our demands.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were definitely within the original proposals. They were always up front about any additional cost.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    It’s beautifully done. It’s a very simple interface and you could tell that they spent a lot of time thinking, designing, and working on the project. You could tell it’s not just soulless. They were people who gave their heart and soul for the project.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    My partner and I are very happy with their work. We’ve also been happy to write reviews for them on Facebook, Yelp, and Google. They didn’t even ask us to do so. We felt compelled to do so because their service and what they provided us was so excellent.

Blog Incorporation for Jewelry Company

"They were asking for all of the necessary assets to get the project done in time."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
Project summary: 

Fishermen Labs incorporated a blog into a jewelry company’s website and brand within a one week timeframe.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Oakland, California
Gabby Caca
E-Commerce Manager, Jewelry Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The blog that Fishermen Labs integrated has brought over 1,000 new visitors to the site. They were extremely responsive, but their communication could have been improved by setting a briefing before the project began.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Our company sells jewelry that has empowering words on them. 

What is your position?

I'm the e-commerce manager.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Fishermen Labs?

Our main goal was to get a blog launched based off what our designer had created.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

We worked with Fishermen Labs to incorporate a new blog into our brand. We were looking to launch a completely new blog. We had a very quick turnaround. I think it was a week or less. 

How did you come to work with Fishermen Labs?

Fishermen Labs came to us through a personal connection with the director of marketing here. 

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The blog was a good amount less than $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our work with Fishermen Labs is complete.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

Since we kicked off the blog, it has brought more than 1,000 people to our site. In terms of conversions, there's been a healthy amount there as well. It's not as intuitive as we would have liked, but it's definitely doing the job.

What distinguishes Fishermen Labs from other providers?

The Fishermen Labs team was extremely responsive. They were asking for all of the necessary assets to get the project done in time. 

Is there anything Fishermen Labs could have improved or done differently?

There were a few breakdowns in communication. It would have been helpful if they had set a project briefing beforehand and then we could've sent everything to us in one big drop. They could come up with a sheet that tells you what to expect and an idea of their preferred channels of communication. 

5.0
Overall Score The overall experience was extremely positive and we want to continue referring them to our peers.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

e-Commerce Improvements for Clothing Company

"[T]hey're as legit as they come as far as handholding."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
Project summary: 

Fishermen Labs helped a clothing company to optimize their marketing tactics and generally improve their e-commerce presence.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Shea Parton
Founder, Apolis
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Fishermen Labs understands how to serve a small company that wants to grow fast. They are sticklers for data and A/B testing and make themselves extremely accessible, getting a strong sense of what is needed and zoning in on those areas.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

I work at Apolis, an e-commerce clothing company.

What is your position?

I'm the CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Fisherman Labs?

The e-commerce channel has become very competitive, so we were looking for best practices in terms of conversion optimization, improving traffic, increasing average order value, and everything related to improving e-commerce sales.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

We were preparing to re-platform to Shopify, but needed help optimizing our current platform. Fishermen Labs helped our site move faster for the customer and improved conversion. They did a lot of optimization to our current site.

How did you come to work with Fisherman Labs?

We met with multiple agencies, and I was very impressed with Fishermen Labs. Whereas other agencies were very hesitant to share results or ideas without compensation, Fishermen Labs was very up front with tangible ways that we could improve what we were doing without any expectation of moving forward. We had a great level of trust with them from the outset, and I could tell that they would actually listen and understand our needs, which stood out to me.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

We spent less than $10,000 with them. They got a sense of what we needed and focused on that, it was great.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

In general, we saw conversion increase. They helped us with our social media and affiliate marketing efforts as well as optimizing our email marketing tactics. They implemented many best practices for our entire e-commerce experience and helped us simplify our processes. They were a total package.

How did Fisherman Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

They got us to use Slack right away, which was out of our comfort zone, but was an amazingly efficient improvement. It allowed us to interact with their team seamlessly without feeling like we were annoying them. Fishermen Labs was extremely accessible while still respecting everyone's desire to have a personal life. It was all incredibly holistic. They understood that they were serving a small company that wants to grow fast.

What distinguishes Fisherman Labs from other providers?

What sticks out to me is that Fishermen Labs is a group of developers. I am often frustrated with these types of agencies in the e-commerce world because they may understand design best practices, but they don't look at data or run tests to improve further. Fishermen Labs are sticklers for data and A/B testing. If the data doesn't support their idea, then it's not worth it. I was thankful for how in-depth they were.

Is there anything Fisherman Labs could have improved or done differently?

I love when people allow me to access them 24/7, but I almost want Fishermen Labs to protect their personal time more. They're such studs to be so available. I want people to know they're as legit as they come as far as handholding, and that's what stood out to me.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They continue to blow us away with meeting the cost they estimate and constantly improving upon it.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Development Services for Design Agency

"Overall, we're stoked with their service."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

Fishermen Labs has partnered with a design agency to provide development on a number of projects on the Android, iOS, and web platforms.

The Reviewer
 
Los Angeles Metro Area
Owner, Design Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Fishermen Labs’ team is good at listening to the initial concept to provide exactly what is asked for. They have good company values and a great company culture. One of the apps they collaborated on is currently in the running for an award.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

I work for a design agency that makes apps and websites.

What is your position?

I am the owner.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Fishermen Labs?

My company doesn't do much development work, so we typically use Fishermen Labs if a need for development arises.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

Fishermen Labs has done iOS and Android development for us in the past and just recently worked on our website.

How did you come to work with Fishermen Labs?

We looked at freelancers, individuals, and agencies. We ultimately chose Fishermen Labs because they were local, the owners were very nice and the community at their office was cool.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

Our projects with them range from between $10,000 to $200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We have worked with Fishermen Labs on more than 15 projects thus far and are working our way into the 20s.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We're in the running to win an award for one of our designs that we worked on with Fishermen Labs. Overall, we're stoked with their service.

How did Fishermen Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

Other development agencies we've worked with often give us designs that don't turn out how we want them to look. Fishermen Labs is good at listening to us and everything looks good.

What distinguishes Fishermen Labs from other providers?

Fishermen Labs has good company values and a great company culture.

Is there anything Fishermen Labs could have improved or done differently?

Not that I can think of – no.

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

Development for Messaging Platform

"They have the capability to be a one-stop shop."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

Fishermen Labs developed a messaging platform that connects influencers with their fans, currently available on iOS and soon to be released on Android and web platforms.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Owen DeVries
Cofounder, Air Lugg
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Fisherman Labs delivers a high-quality product, and they do it fast. They are transparent, honest, and always available. The Fishermen Lab’s team has a wide skill set and is capable of providing excellent design and development services.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

I work at Air Lugg, an app concept company.

What is your position?

I am the cofounder.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Fishermen Labs?

Our most recent undertaking is called TipTock App, a messaging platform that connects influencers with their fan bases. Influencers can create a profile and set the pricing, and then fans download the app and can begin interacting. Our challenge was to get the best and most stable product out there.

SOLUTION

How did you come to work with Fishermen Labs?

We had worked with Fishermen Labs previously for a Los Angeles valet service app and our CTO highly recommended them for this project.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The final cost is between $150,000 and $200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project has lasted around seven or eight months. The app is currently available on iOS, but will soon be released on Android and web.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We just released two weeks ago, so it's difficult to point to solid metrics, but we've had some great talent join the app so far. Nothing that can be quantified yet.

How did Fishermen Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

Everyone at Fishermen Labs is great. Eden [Chen], the founder, is very amicable and a great communicator. Both the project manager [Kevin] and the developer [Arron] did very well. Arron has a phenomenal skill set and our CTO thinks very highly of the speed at which he works and the quality of the work he produces.

What distinguishes Fishermen Labs from other providers?

Fisherman Labs is transparent and honest. Their developers are fast and they are always available. I really like their structure. They may not be the cheapest, but they deliver such a high-quality product and they do it fast.

Is there anything Fishermen Labs could have improved or done differently?

No. If anything, I wish we would have used them as our designer as well as our developer instead of hiring an additional design company. They have the capability to be a one-stop shop.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Although they are very expensive and efficient, their quality is very good. I've worked with other companies that are half the price, but take twice as long and have twice as many mistakes.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer