Insights, for better experiences.

Flower Press Creative Studio, LLC is a full service digital product design and engineering studio based in Seattle, WA. Our female-owned studio includes a talented team of product designers and engineers who collaborate in an open and creative environment. Since 2001, we have helped companies create better apps, websites and experiences by uncovering Product Insights through our user-centered design process.

We have been honored to partner with leaders from some of the world’s most well-known and trusted brands, and tiny companies just starting out. To learn more about how Our Approach leads to Product Insights, including real-world examples under our Case Studies, visit our website at www.flowerpress.net.

 
$5,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2001
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Seattle, WA
headquarters
  • 2212 Queen Anne Ave N #348
    Seattle, WA 98119
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Brown Bear Car Wash, World Perspectives, Geek Girl Careers, Student Doctor Network, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Real Simple, HealthWatch Q&A, Insurance Lounge, Survey Monkey, Great Schools, Time Inc, Nike, InsideTrack, Mango Health, All You, Disney, Lipton, My Recipes, Blue Kai

A Promotion to Help Women Discover CareerXO [Career Love]

Geek Girl Careers engaged FPCS to create a microsite to promote the personality assessment feature on their career development platform.

Geek Girl Careers is a startup focused on getting more women working in technology careers. They match women to careers based on personality and offer jobs, internships and mentorships within their platform.

Location
San Jose, CA

Design

Methods

Research

User Testing

Ideation & Product Design

Prototyping

Brand Identity

Visual Design

UI Development

Back End Development

https://www.theflowerpress.net/work/careerxo-microsite

 

An Online Resource for Young Designers in Web and Mobile Technology

FPCS partnered with a group of senior designers to create an online monthly magazine covering design techniques, strategies, and inspiration.

WebDOTPage is an online monthly magazine offering design techniques, strategies and inspiration for those who love the web.

Location
Seattle, OR

Services

Research

User Testing

Ideation & Product

Design

Prototyping

Visual Design

UI Development

Back-End Development

https://www.theflowerpress.net/work/webdotpage-website

A Streamlined Approach to Customer Enrollment for a Popular Unlimited Wash Club Program

Brown Bear Car Wash engaged FPCS to design and build an iOS app to modernize customer enrollment and operations.

Brown Bear Car Wash is a car wash business with over 50 locations in the Pacific Northwest. They have been a local fixture since they opened their doors in 1957.

Location
Seattle, WA

Services

Research

User Testing

Ideation & Product

Design

Prototyping

Visual Design

UI Development

React Native Development

iOS Development

https://www.theflowerpress.net/work/brown-bear-mobile-app

A Service to Help Potential Retirees Turn The Page

A Service to Help Potential Retirees Turn The Page

Insurance Lounge engaged FPCS to design and build a site to provide late-career professionals with targeted retirement planning tools.

Insurance Lounge is a startup focused on making insurance purchasing and management easy and accessible. Their retail store purchasing experience, as well as, their online and mobile app experiences offer the ability to

shop, purchase and manage insurance from 100s of carriers all in one place.

Location
Medford, OR

Services

Research

User Testing

Ideation & Product Design

Prototyping

Brand Identity

Visual Design

UI Development

Back-End Development

https://www.theflowerpress.net/work/turnthepage-website

An App to Privately Share Location and Coordinate with Large Groups

FPCS worked with Findable to design and build a native app for iOS

Findable is a technology company that offers a private location sharing app for iOS.

Location
San Francisco, CA

Services

Research

Prototyping

Brand Identity

Visual Design

UI Development

Back-End Development

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A Personalized Approach to Choosing the Perfect Tech Career

FPCS worked with Jobs Nirvana to design & build a web application to meet the unique needs of women pursuing careers in technology.

Geek Girl Careers is a startup focused on getting more women working in technology careers. They match women to careers based on personality and offer jobs, internships and mentorships within their platform.

Location
San Jose, CA

Design

Methods

Research

User Testing

Ideation & Product Design

Prototyping

Brand Identity

Visual Design

UI Development

Back End Development

https://www.theflowerpress.net/work/geekgirl-website

A Powerful Appeal to Increase Brand Awareness and Donations

El Centro engaged FPCS to update their website and marketing outreach to appeal to a new generation of clients

El Centro de Libertad or The Freedom Center is a drug and alcohol recovery center in the SF Bay Area with a focus on community-based treatment management.

Location
Redwood City, CA

Design Methods

Research

Ideation & Product

Design

Prototyping

Brand Identity

Visual Design

UI Development

Back End Development

https://www.theflowerpress.net/work/elcentro-website

A Tool to Capture the Surprising Cost of Applying to Medical School

FPCS worked with Student Doctor Network to improve usability of their Medical School Application Cost Calculator

Student Doctor Networkis the largest online medical community of students and doctors. Their Application Cost Calculator helps students determine the total cost of applying to medical school.

Location
Huntington Beach, CA

Design Methods

Research

Ideation &

Product Design

Prototyping

Brand Identity

Visual Design

UI Development

https://www.theflowerpress.net/work/cost-calculator-web-app

Improved Usability for a Leader in Residency Program Rankings

FPCS worked with Student Doctor Network to improve usability on their newly acquired property, Scutwork, a leader in residency program rankings.

Student Doctor Network is the largest online medical community of students and doctors. Their tool, Scutwork offers insider reviews of medical residency programs.

Location
Huntington Beach, CA

Research

Ideation & Product

Design

Prototyping

Brand Identity

Visual Design

UI Development

https://www.theflowerpress.net/work/scutwork-web-app

A Modern Site Increases Adoption for Leaders in Medication Management

FPCS worked with Mango Health to design and implement a modern, responsive site to compliment their popular mobile app.

Mango Health is a group of designers, technologists and clinicians who provide a leading app for medication management on iOS and Android

Location
San Francisco, CA

Services

Research

Prototyping

Visual Design

UI

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Web Development for Career Development Platform

"They’re proactive; the team identifies and communicates areas for improvement and change."

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

Flower Press Creative Studios built a web platform using various technologies. They designed both the front- and backend, integrating all requested features.  The team continues to help with bug fixes.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Jose, California
Sundar Vanchinathan
CEO, Jobs Nirvana
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The Flower Press Creative Studios team’s design skills produced a streamlined web platform. They’re a committed partner, guiding improvements to the site through extensive performance tests. Their thoroughness ensures success, adding value to the collaboration.

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 CEO of a Jobs Nirvana, a career development platform for young women.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Flower Press Creative Studios?

I created a new product for my company and needed a partner to build the web platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Flower Press Creative Studios developed a web platform the ground up using a variety of technologies like PHP, Javascript, and Java. The team executed both the frontend and backend of the site from scratch, implementing all the available features. They continue to fix any bugs that arise.

What is the team composition?

I worked primarily with a project manager, but I believe she works with four other teammates.

How did you come to work with Flower Press Creative Studios?

I first partnered with Flower Press Creative Studios with another company. I was happy with their work, so I continued to collaborate with them. We’ve partnered several times throughout the past 10 years.

How much have you invested with them?

I’ve spent about $200,000 over the course of our work together.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began this specific project in June 2017, and it is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The team delivered a smooth site, continuing to fix all bugs and ensure quality performance. Flower Press Creative Studios produced the platform I envisioned, but I don’t track specific performance metrics.

How did Flower Press Creative Studios perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re proactive; the team identifies and communicates areas for improvement and change.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Flower Press Creative Studios is thorough in their work, performing checks and tests to ensure quality. The team is skilled in both frontend and backend design which streamlines execution. They’re a committed partner.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of any places for improvement.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I don’t have specific ideas.

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

Webpage Dev & Design for Information Technology Company

"They are a small, incredibly nimble team."

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

Flower Press Creative Studio, LLC worked with third-party clients to create brand identities for various .page domains. Their services included supporting web development and user experience plans.

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Christina Yeh
Product Strategy & Marketing Lead, Google
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The resulting pages enabled stakeholders to successfully launch their marketing website. A client-oriented group, the vendor ensured internal associates were satisfied with all assets. The team delivered high quality, relevant results on an efficient timeline.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I lead product strategy and marketing for Google Registry. Google Registry owns and operates top-level domains such as .app, .page, and .dev.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Flower Press Creative Studio, LLC?

We launched the .page top-level domain in October 2018. As part of our launch program, Google Registry worked with people and companies who wanted to launch interesting use cases for a .page domain and could get a live website up and running on our timeline. Google Registry invited Flower Press Creative Studio and their clients to apply for the .page Anchor Tenant program.

What were your goals for this project?

The goal of the .page Anchor Tenant program was to inspire other potential registrants by showcasing interesting .page websites on our marketing website. To achieve this, we reached out to creative vendors to collaborate with us to demonstrate different ways the .page domain could be used.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I worked with Flower Press Creative Studio many years ago when I was at a startup in San Francisco. Based on that experience, I chose to involve them in this effort.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Flower Press Creative Studio worked to recruit client interest in creating projects for the Google .page domain launch. Each client created a proposal and applied for the desired domain. Their creative team worked with each client to create brand identities, user experience plans, visual designs, and build out the websites. 

Flower Press Creative Studio also worked as a facilitator with our team at Google to ensure that we had client approved assets for the launch of the promotional website in October 2018. Flower Press Creative Studio produced several pages (e.g. web.page, careerxo.page and turnthe.page), which are featured on the get.page domain as part of this effort.

What was the team composition?

I worked with Khaiersta English (Founder & Creative Director, Flower Press Creative Studio, LLC). She involved Laura Sherman (Senior Visual Designer, Flower Press Creative Studio, LLC), and Eric Baldoni (Senior UI Engineer, Flower Press Creative Studio, LLC), to build out the projects. Clients for web.page, careerxo.page, and turnthe.page provided content and approvals.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Khaiersta and her team created three out of 11 .page websites that we launched. All are strong examples of .page being used in different ways and helped contribute to the success of our launch.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Khaiersta and her team met all our deadlines. They were very effective at making sure to get us what we needed and deliver quality work.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They are a small, incredibly nimble team. They're able to execute quickly while delivering high-quality results.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There are none that I can think of.

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 Design & Development for Insurance Agency

"Flower Press Creative Studio, LLC was amazing. Their quality of work is unmatched."

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

Flower Press Creative Studio, LLC designed and developed a custom retirement planning website to be part of Google's .Page domain.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Grants Pass, Oregon
Michael DeLaGrange
President & CEO, Insurance Lounge
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Revenue and new business in the retirement space have increased markedly since the engagement began. Consistent communication and responsiveness were hallmarks of their work. Their ability to adapt to ever-evolving specifications made them a valuable partner.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the President and CEO of Insurance Lounge Inc, a leader in the retail and digital insurance marketplace.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Flower Press Creative Studio, LLC?

The .Page domain was a special domain rolled out by Google. We needed to hire an external resource to create our submission. 

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to be selected by Google as an exclusive partner for their new .Page domain.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We picked them based on their reputation and previous work. 

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Flower Press Creative Studio, LLC helped us both on the creative and technical aspects of the site. They designed and developed a retirement planning site focused on the chapter of life after working. 

What was the team composition?

Our primary contact was Khaiersta (Founder & Creative Director, Flower Press Creative Studio, LLC). A number of other team members also worked on our project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Flower Press Creative Studio, LLC was amazing. Their quality of work is unmatched. The new .Page site has allowed us to expand into the retirement planning and financial products category, where previously we didn’t have much exposure. This has been a huge revenue driver for our business. 

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Khaiersta and her team were fantastic to work with. She outlined a clear statement of work and deadlines. Communication was a strong suit, so we always knew what to expect. Flower Press Creative Studio, LLC had the ability to scale their team up or down as needed. They were able to handle any task I requested, no matter how small or large.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Flower Press Creative Studio, LLC was able to meet my every need. Their team never missed a beat even when I had to make a major change in direction or other significant changes.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, there’s nothing that they needed to improve.

5.0
Overall Score I will continue to use them for all of our projects.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The schedule was simple and easy.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    You pay for the quality you receive.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They're the best I've ever worked with.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'd refer them to anyone who wants the best.

Web & Logo Design for Insurance Technology Company

“They understand our unique needs and our business very well.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
June 2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Flower Press designed a website and a logo creating the new look and feel of the brand. They also integrated an AI chatbot and added the features that allow people to quote their insurance on the website.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Grants Pass, Oregon
Keagen Edwards
VP of Expansion, Insurance Lounge
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The in-house team is impressed with the quality of their work and the business has been growing rapidly. Flower Press has met all needs and provided valuable recommendations, while their transparency and complete understanding of the brand made them a reliable 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 VP of Expansion at Insurance Lounge. I work on a lot of the technology and growth initiatives.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Flower Press Creative Studio?

We were looking for a vendor to help us design our website and marketing collateral.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They designed our platform, integrating our AI chatbot into the website. They've also integrated some of the core technology processes that allow people to quote their insurance on our website and become customers of Insurance Lounge. Also, they've overhauled the entire look and feel of our brand and designed a new logo and collateral for us. A lot of times, we give them a general idea of what we want done and they're able to come up with a couple of different versions, helping us decide which option will be the most efficient and effective.

What is the team composition?

We have one primary point of contact.

How did you come to work with Flower Press Creative Studio?

Our CEO knew them and reached out to them.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent about $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in June 2013 and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The new website design has generated a lot of growth of our business, while the new print materials have increased our presence at events in retail stores.

How did Flower Press Creative Studio perform from a project management standpoint?

They're highly adaptive and responsive. Also, they set clear expectations and timelines. When they find out that the project will take longer or cost more than initially quoted, they're very transparent about our options.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They understand our unique needs and our business very well. They listen to what we're asking them to do and put it through their own filter of expertise, often coming up with a better way to handle things. Because they know our brand history and understand our expectations, the quality of their work has got better and better over the years.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It's a very minor thing, but we'd like them to work more closely with our other vendors (for example, on social media or SEO providers). Flower Press understands our brand much better than the other companies we work with.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be open and willing to listen to what they have to say. They're experts and know what they're doing. We're very happy with the look and feel of everything they've designed for us.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They charge a fairly competitive rate, but they do high-quality work.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They're fantastic to work with.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Menu & Website Design for Restaurant Chain

"I was impressed with Flower Press Creative Studio's ability to simplify a relatively complex set of tasks." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
May 2016 - May 2018
Project summary: 

In order to inform and influence potential customers, Flower Press Creative Studio, LLC designed both a printed menu and a custom, informational website responsive to multiple platforms.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Portland, Oregon
Shawn Alhadeff
Owner, Tik Tok Restaurants
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

By facilitating an ongoing partnership with a local printer and making regular updates seamless and transparent, Flower Press helped establish efficient, long-term processes for maintaining business success. The team's visually appealing products were well-received and operate on all target devices.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the owner and operator of Tik Tok Restaurant and Bar, an established restaurant chain in Portland, Oregon.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Flower Press Creative Studio, LLC?

We hired Flower Press Creative Studio to design printed menus for the restaurant and create a custom, responsive, and informational website.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to provide potential customers with information on location, menu items, and pricing in a simple, straightforward manner that would encourage them to select our restaurant.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

A friend recommended them.

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

After an initial meeting to discuss the project goals, I provided written consent and Flower Press handled the project management. We began with the printed menu, going through several rounds of design and revision. We created the website next with much of the same information but presented it in a clean and modern way. The pages were responsively designed, so they were easily viewable on desktops, tablets, or phones. Flower Press also created several informational pages in addition to the menu and customized the interface with unique graphics featuring our logo and photography.

What was the team composition?

The team consisted of the company’s founder and creative director, one senior designer, and one UI developer, all of whom were excellent.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The printed menu received positive feedback from customers. Flower Press recommended a local pre-press printer with an easy, reliable process for updates; each year, we send them our price changes, then they make the edits and send us the updated menus. The website effectively communicates our critical information, appears in search engine results, and works well on the target devices. Updates to the website are straightforward as well; we contact Flower Press directly for annual price changes.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The workflow was highly effective. Tasks were accomplished efficiently and ongoing changes were completed expeditiously.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I was impressed with Flower Press Creative Studio's ability to simplify a relatively complex set of tasks. The printed menu and website are critical to our business operations; through Flower Press and the printer relationship they established for us, we're able to keep these materials well maintained and looking great year after year.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

There is nothing I can think of.

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

Branding & Materials Design for University Class

“We received very positive feedback from students, guest speakers, and supporters of the class."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Oct. 2017 - Jan. 2018
Project summary: 

Flower Press Creative Studio, LLC provided branding services, working on developing the look and feel first, then creating a logo, color palette, and materials. 

The Reviewer
 
10,001+ Employees
 
California
Lecturer, University
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Well received by everyone who encountered the materials, the strong branding contributed to the success of the class. Flower Press were dedicated, creative, and motivated throughout the project, always responding quickly. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm a Lecturer in Management at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Flower Press Creative Studio, LLC?

We wanted to develop branding and materials for a new course called POWer: Building the Entrepreneurial Mindset from the Perspective of Women.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to develop a cohesive look and feel for a new class, create a set of memorable materials students could use and save, and create a flexible design template for guest speaker biographies.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I had worked with them a number of times in the past and had referred them to other companies and teams, always with good results.

Describe the project in detail.

We worked with them to develop branding for the class and to print curriculum materials and templates for slide presentations.

We provided goals, objectives, and specific class curriculum and materials to them and asked them to develop a logo, color palette, and printable template for materials. We also asked her to create a Google slide deck template for use in class sessions.

What was the team composition?

I worked solely with Khaiersta (Founder, Flower Press).

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We received very positive feedback from students, guest speakers, and supporters of the class on the quality of the materials. It definitely helped differentiate the class and reinforced the importance of building a cohesive brand.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

It was very effective and fast.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their responsiveness, professionalism, and quality of the work.

Are there any areas for improvement?

None.

5.0
Overall Score I would happily work with them again.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It’s very easy to reach Khaiersta.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The cost is extremely reasonable and the pricing is transparent. 
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The work is always high quality and complete.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I already have a number of times.

Web Dev & Design for Student Professional Social Network

“[They are] very responsive… The site and applications they provide are very attractive.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Sept. 2011 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Flower Press Creative refreshed corporate branding and UI for a large website. Subsequent projects have focused on mobile compatibility, applications, and services for healthcare students and professionals.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
California
Executive Director, Student Professional Social Network
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Site traffic continues to grow. Flower Press Creative is responsive and sensitive to the needs of a virtual organization. They are intensely detail-oriented.

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 executive director of a large site for healthcare professionals, including dentists, veterinarians, and physicians. We provide forums, applications, and services for students interested in becoming doctors.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Flower Press Creative?

Our forums are open and have grown organically over 15+ years. We have about 660,000 visitors each year and have passed 18.5 million posts. In 2011, we kicked off a project to present a more professional image and to make the site compatible with both desktop and mobile displays.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They refreshed the front page and navigation of the site and revised our logo. Responsiveness was a key factor for us, and pages had to load quickly to keep up with the traffic. As a not for profit organization, we wanted to be sure the site could sustain itself through sponsorships and advertising. That meant boosting usability and minimizing the load required to run the site.

They helped most with branding and presentation for the initial project, and provide a lot of input for layouts, structures, and flow. In a recent project, they built an application cost calculator, based on our specifications. It shows an overview graphic of the application process for pre-med students.

What is the team dynamic?

Our primary point of contact is Khaiersta [Founder & Creative Director, Flower Press Creative], and Eric [Sr. User Interface Engineer, Flower Press Creative] provides some programming support.

How did you come to work with Flower Press Creative?

We had a recommendation from a partner site that we’ve since acquired. We liked their samples and hired them for the initial project.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $100,000 for the site refresh.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together around September 2011, and have worked together off and on since. The work is project-based, so we hire them when we have a need.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

As a nonprofit, we don’t have a profit margin to track, but we’ve seen a consistent increase in traffic over our site’s history. They’ve really helped us gain traffic and realize our goals.

How did Flower Press Creative perform from a project management standpoint?

Khaiersta is very responsive via email. Our entire organization is virtual, so most of our work happens online. We have met a couple of times in person. She’s flexible and supports our business model. We have people located all over the world, and she’s very understanding of our structure and our needs.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The site and applications they provide are very attractive. They’ve chosen an appropriate color palette that is evocative of the healthcare industry, but also warm and inviting.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Khaiersta is highly detail-oriented, sometimes down to the pixel. Her team provides a great finished product, but that orientation can slow delivery times.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Flower Press is a great partner. To get the most out of that relationship, make sure you come into the project with a clear idea of your vision.

4.5
Overall Score We have a very good working relationship.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We’re very happy with the quality of work we’ve received.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Redesign for Outpatient Services Center

"Flower Press redesigned our outdated site to make it simpler, more attractive, and malleable."

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

Flower Press redeveloped an obsolete site to improve its UI and visual appeal. Efforts now involve digital marketing to support traffic growth.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Redwood City, California
Michael Stoll
CEO, El Centro De Libertad
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Through clear communication, Flower Press spearheaded an attractive, effective website redesign. The end product satisfied requirements and prompted future engagements. The new site was successfully reimagined thanks to clear communication and a well-structured experimentation process.

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 El Centro de Libertad, or the Freedom Center. We have been providing outpatient treatment services to adults who struggle with substance abuse since 1994. Our services are located in Redwood City and San Mateo County, California.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Flower Press Creative?

Our website needed updating. We wanted something both current and interactive to better allow people to learn about the agency and to encourage and enable them to make donations.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Using Wordpress, they redesigned our outdated site to make it simpler, more attractive, and adaptable. Changes had to be made without using an external provider, which was a key requirement because relying on others wasn’t ideal. The next phase of the project will involve us discussing with them ideas for driving traffic to the site to encourage donations, such as utilizing social media content.

What is the team dynamic?

The principal worked alongside support staff, although we did not interact with the others directly.

How did you come to work with Flower Press Creative?

We sought out referrals and conducted interviews.

What is the status of this engagement?

It began around February 2017 and it still ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

As the project is still ongoing, it is too early to estimate any concrete results, but we are satisfied with their work.

How did Flower Press Creative perform from a project management standpoint?

They were very professional. In particular, we appreciated their forthrightness when it came to the collaborative process. If they disagreed with our ideas or suggestions, they made sure to tell us the potential consequences and why they suggested alternate solutions. Most of our communications were over the phone, although we also used email.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They listen first, propose reasoned ideas, and then test them for validation. The process works very well.

Advice for potential customers?

Come to the table with clear requirements and expectations. Another important thing is preparedness, especially if they ask for something to help them advance the project.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re on-time; any delays were our fault.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    However, I don’t have anything to base a real comparison, so I’m unsure how it might translate to others.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Dev for Career Counseling Resource for Young Women

"I've been extremely satisfied with their work."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Dec. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Flower Press designed and developed a platform for a career services website using a LAMP environment (Linux, Apache, mySQL, PHPs). They also helped from a strategic and planning standpoint.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Jose, California
Sundar Vanchinathan
CEO, Jobs Nirvana
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Users of the site are impressed with its professional look. Flower Press is responsive and helpful, consistently being proactive and offering thoughts on next steps. They function as a partner as opposed to just a vendor.

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 founder and CEO of Jobs Nirvana, and our product is called GeekGirlCareers.com, which is a career counseling website for young women.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Flower Press Creative?

I needed a partner to both provide development services and collaborate on new ideas.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Flower Press designed and developed the entire platform, including frontend and backend, using a LAMP environment (Linux, Apache, mySQL, PHP) and some Javascript when necessary. They also assisted in some of the strategy discussions for the project.

What is the team dynamic?

Khaiersta [Founder & Creative Director, Flower Press Creative] has been my main point of contact.

How did you come to work with Flower Press Creative?

A friend referred Flower Press to me, and I decided to try working with them because I had been unhappy with previous development teams.

How much have you invested with them?

For the current project, we have invested about $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

I first started working with them in 2007 and the current project has been ongoing for about two years.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Feedback on the website has generally been positive, and users have commented that it looks very professional. I've been extremely satisfied with their work.

How did Flower Press Creative perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project management earns a 10/10. They have never had a problem staying on schedule or meeting their commitments.

What did you find most impressive about them?

In addition to being responsive and staying on schedule, this team always provides thoughtful ideas and suggestions in a forward-looking manner, which is very helpful for a sole proprietor.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Not that I can think of at this time.

Advice for potential customers?

Be open to working with them as a team and listening to their feedback. Khaiersta is especially productive as a team member above and beyond the development portion.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They're very good at meeting commitments and deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The value for the money is very high.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They always meet or beat their targets.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would absolutely recommend them.

Mobile App Dev for Social Meetup App

“[Flower Press] was really good at taking my ideas and turning them into something usable.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
July 2013 - Oct. 2016
Project summary: 

Flower Press conceptualized, designed, prototyped, and developed an iOS app that offered chat features and social media integration. They also provided branding, logo creation, and software updates.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco Metro Area
Founder, Social Meetup App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the app has been pulled from the App Store due to budget concerns, the end product was successful. Flower Press provided thoughtful branding, thorough prototyping, and simplified visual design. Their versatile and logical project management was also notable.

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 and creator of an application that was in the App Store for a few months. We made the choice to discontinue it because of personal reasons.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Flower Press?

I needed help in taking my mobile app idea to full development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I had the idea for an app and worked closely with Khaiersta [Founder/Creative Director, Flower Press Creative] in bringing it to fruition. She brought it from the idea phase to concept, then to design and processing it through the App Store. It was a fairly complicated process.

The app allows users to easily connect with friends and create journeys with them through a modern process. Basically, the app allows users to invite friends to a certain place, such as a coffee shop or the beach, then makes the initial user visible for a specific period of time to the private group.

The app also allows users to chat with their private group for a specific amount of time and links to different social media sites, like Facebook and Instagram. It permits users to add friends easily and pause the app if they wish to be invisible for a period of time.

Khaiersta did great work with prototyping and storyboarding the app, then bringing the idea from conversations we had into an actual flow of screens. This included the entire look-and-feel, branding, concept, and logo creation. I would tell her what colors, forms, shapes, and fonts I liked, then she’d put it all together. She provided me with options to choose from, and then we would make changes based on that.

She also figured out how to potentially connect with businesses in the future. We had the idea of adding Starbucks as a business where users could pre-order their drinks on their way to meet others they connected with through the app. She was able to thoroughly research that option and come up with a solution.

What is the team dynamic?

Khaiersta hired a team of developers for our specific app.

How did you come to work with Flower Press?

I worked with Khaiersta on prior projects with a previous company. I was the creative director, and was therefore in charge of many projects, including creating the brand for the entire company, along with different sub-brands within it and any new products that were launched.

She has always been really great at boiling down an idea and getting it into action. I knew she’d be the person to transform my idea into a reality. I reached out to other people, but ultimately decided she was the ideal person to work with.

How much have you invested with them?

I spent about $130,000 USD.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from July 2013 to October 2016. If I have any future projects, I wouldn’t hesitate to work with her.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I liked the app, and it worked, but technology has evolved since then. It kept going over budget because the new version of iOS would come out, and we’d need to update the app, which was expensive. It was costing me too much money in order to keep it current.

How did Flower Press perform from a project management standpoint?

She’s a great project manager. She’s very organized, and always keeps track of progress, what needs to be done, and who’s doing what. We easily communicated on what needed to happen next. She also provided me with screen examples, then discussed with me how they could be simplified. She’s very good at providing a visual layout of what things will look like, as well as how they will flow and work within the app, which was great. If I didn’t have to spend $130,000, I would work with her again on another app.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I love the branding, prototyping, and visual designs. She has a really nice eye for simplifying things, which is sometimes difficult for designers. Her project management was also a strong suit. She really kept track of what needed to be done, how it needed be done, and who was going to do it. She even kept me on track.

She was really good at taking my ideas and turning them into something usable. She’s easy to work with, as well as versatile. She has a way of remedying doubts clients might have about their ideas.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The only thing I can suggest would be for both parties to be clear about the cost of the project, which can be difficult in such a dynamic market.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure to agree on a budget ahead of time. She was very good at managing the project and timeline associated with it. She does a great job, and we worked together particularly well. She’s the person to go to if a client wants their idea turned into a reality.

4.5
Overall Score I love working with her.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 3.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    She’s great value, but she’s expensive.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely recommend them.