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
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2001
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Medina, WA
headquarters
  • 816 Evergreen Point Road #102
    Medina, WA 98039
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Insurance Lounge, Brown Bear Car Wash, Geek Girl Careers, World Perspectives, Student Doctor Network, HealthWatch Q&A, Mango Health, Hunley Group, Daitan Group, Knauf Insulation, Modula4, UJET, BabyCenter, InsideTrack, Time Inc., Stanford, SurveyMonkey, GreatSchools, Nike, AllYou, XLINE Asset Management, Lipton Tea, Disney, Sunset, PhotoBucket, Southern Living, MyRecipes, BlueKai, Project Equity, Scutwork.com, Memeo, Baker Pacific, MD Applicants, Real Simple Magazine, VigLink

A Modern Site to Service a New Generation of Insurance Consumer Image

A Modern Site to Service a New Generation of Insurance Consumer

Insurance Lounge engaged FPCS to update their online quoting and buying platform 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

Project page: https://www.theflowerpress.net/work/insurance-lounge-website

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Capturing a New Market with Personalized Content Delivery

World Perspectives, Inc. engaged FPCS to overhaul their content delivery model to appeal to individual subscribers.

World Perspectives, Inc. is an agricultural consulting firm that offers daily and monthly analytical reports on markets and policy, plus a full range of consulting services.

Location
Washington, DC

  • Design
Methods
  • Research
  • User Testing
  • Ideation & Product Design
  • Prototyping
  • Visual Design
  • UI Development
  • Back End Development

Project URL: https://www.theflowerpress.net/work/wpi-website

 

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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 Image

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

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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

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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

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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

A Personalized Approach to Choosing the Perfect Tech Career Image

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

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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

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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

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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 Image

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 Development

Reviews

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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.

UX/UI Web App Design for Software Consultancy

"We felt confident that Flower Press understood the nuances required to navigate the complex functionalities of our database."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Dec. 2010 - Oct. 2015
Project summary: 

Flower Press provided consultation on UX/UI improvements for a web application and then built a prototype using JavaScript.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Rafael, California
Jon Hornstein
CEO, Modula4
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their expertise in complex web applications allowed Flower Press to provide a comprehensive roadmap that continues to serve as a reference point. Their in-depth, up-to-date knowledge of digital design and robust project management skills 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.

We’re Modula4, a consulting agency that provides digital asset management systems.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We wanted to upgrade the interface of our online database application to ensure our clients were satisfied with usability.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We hired Flower Press to analyze our system and provide recommendations for short-term improvements, as well as a long-term roadmap. They found a number of ways to modernize the layout, many of which we’ve already implemented.

After providing initial design consultation, they built a mockup application using JavaScript.

They’ve also worked on smaller projects for us in the past, providing marketing and promotion surrounding our 10th anniversary.

What is the team dynamic?

Our main contact was Khaiersta English [Founder & Creative Director, Flower Press], and we also worked with their JavaScript developer.

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

I hired them to do branding when working with a prior company. I’ve always found them to be reliable and cost-effective, so I recommended them when I shifted over to Module4.

There are dozens of website design studios, but significantly fewer with a specific knowledge of web application design. We felt confident that Flower Press understood the nuances required to navigate the complex functionalities of our database.

How much have you invested with them?

Approximately $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together on smaller projects in November 2013 and completed our large-scale project in October 2015.

We now have an in-house designer who continues to implement the long-term recommendations we received from Flower Press.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our primary goal for the redesign was to maintain our existing clients. Since working with Flower Press, our retention rate has remained at 90%. Customers were pleased that we’d invested in upgrading the interface.

We were happy with their consultation, and have implemented or plan to implement most of the recommendations they provided.

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

They were very responsive and organized. Because we run a similar business, we understood that effective project management relies partially on the client, so we were able to cooperate smoothly.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Aside from their project management, it also helped that Khaiersta has a deep knowledge of web design. While we had to inform her of features unique to our application, she stays up-to-date on accepted best practices. She was able to answer any questions we had, and I attribute this to the fact that she’s doing constant research in her field.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Cost is always a consideration, but they're still an excellent value. At the end of the day, it's really about getting deliverables on time, and they’ve never let me down.

Advice for potential customers?

Keep an open mind. Even if you have a particular solution in mind, Flower Press may suggest a better alternative. You don’t have to agree with their suggestions, but you may be surprised by options you hadn't considered.

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

UI Design for Consulting Firm

"The team is very talented, professional and easy to work with."

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

A consulting firm partnered with Flower Press Creative Studio to design a UI for a Salesforce customer community and a custom theme.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Huntsville, Alabama
Jennifer Buchanan
Sr. Business Analyst, Consulting Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The Salesforce aspect of the project was completed in six months. The team's project management style allowed them to track issues efficiently. The company appreciated that the team was always available when the project demanded.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am a consultant for a Salesforce Partner Consulting Firm.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We hired Flower Press to design a UI for a Saleasforce customer community and implement using a custom theme.

SOLUTION

How did you select Flower Press Creative Studio, LLC and what were the deciding factors?

I had worked with Flower Press in the past and have a high level of confidence in the team.

Describe the scope of work in detail, including the project steps, key deliverables, and technologies used.

We reviewed the initial requirements, then Flower Press went through wireframes, page comps and complete visual design with several iterations at each stage to ensure the deliverable was exactly what we wanted.

How many people from the vendor's team worked with you, and what were their positions?

Two - Creative Director and Sr. User Interface Engineer

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any measurable outcomes of the project or general feedback about the deliverables?

The implementation of the Salesforce Customer Community was completed within 6 months. This is a very aggressive timeline to get a customer community for a multi-million dollar company that includes ERP integrated data,

Describe their project management style, including communication tools and timeliness.

We had weekly calls and additional review calls when needed. Their project management system was helpful in tracking issues to be resolved.

What did you find most impressive or unique about this company?

The team is very talented, professional and easy to work with. They kept my stress level down.

Are there any areas for improvement or something they could have done differently?

I would have brought them into the scoping phase of the project earlier, but that's not really on them.

5.0
Overall Score I really enjoyed working with them and have recommended several times.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were very flexible and available.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I feel the value received was very high.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Deliverables were of very high quality
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Very likely

User Research & Mock-Up Design for Productivity Platform

"I could not have asked for a better workflow."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. 2016 - Feb. 2017
Project summary: 

Flower Press developed mock-ups and conducted user research to determine the product/market fit and necessary specifications for a potential product MVP.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
California
Han-Shen Yuan
Engineer, Internet Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the project did not proceed to MVP development, detailed mock-ups and multiple in-depth user interviews provided extensive insight and ideas for other possible solutions. Flower Press was honest, straightforward, and engaged, delivering effective and transparent project management.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am a solo entrepreneur with a desire to understand the wants and needs of task-oriented people and to discover how they use existing tools to reconcile that planning with actual execution and completion.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

I hired them for user research and mock-up development of a potential product. 

What were your goals for this project?

My main goals for this project were to determine the product/market fit and appropriate size of an actual minimum viable product.  

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They were recommended by a friend.

Describe the project in detail.

We conducted multiple rounds of interviews with a diverse group of productivity enthusiasts. Flower Press delivered detailed mock-ups that provided a background against which participants could respond to the solution.

What was the team composition?

The team primarily consisted of Khaiersta [English] (Founder, Flower Press Creative Studio and one additional senior designer, who was excellent. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

While we ultimately did not proceed with the project, the work done provided enough insight and inspiration for me to consider other solutions and domains I have been contemplating.  

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The workflow was effective; I could not have asked for better.  

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I was impressed by their very simple and straightforward bidding process, which provided clear visibility of potential times when costs may exceed the budget.  

Are there any areas for improvement?

There are none I can think of.

5.0
Overall Score They have been excellent.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We had no issues with scheduling.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Although the cost may not be the most competitive, the rate is more than fair for the quality they deliver.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality was perfect!
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would absolutely refer them.