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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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

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
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.