Experience Design Consultants

We help companies to shape value proposition and grow through experience design based on customer research, analytics, and business metric.

 
$5,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2016
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Warszawa, Poland
headquarters
other locations

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Key clients: 

IKEA, PwC, Mercedes-Benz, Daimler, KFC, AMG, Zain, Bank Pekao, Zain, Domino's Pizza, NN Investment Partners, ABRSM, NC+, Muscat, Polski Bus, BeamUp, Kompania Piwowarska

Mobile Banking Experience

E-commerce for Muscat - The art of handcrafted eyewear

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Discovery Stage for Game Dev Blockchain Company

"It was refreshing to work with a partner who was so proactive."

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

Flying Bisons did discovery as a blockchain platform moved toward the launch of an MVP and ICO. Services included workshops, marketing assistance, and planning for deliverables. The project has moved into the next phase of development.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Poland
Sławomir Bubel
CEO, Hoard
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The engagement helped to move all teammates toward a common goal and improved marketing and online strategies, including targeted marketing. Expect a partner who demonstrates an interest in the overall success of the project and can educate teammates on relevant subject matter.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of Hoard, a platform connecting the blockchain community with game developers and players. Using blockchain technology, we can monetize secondary markets, give ownership to the players, and implement some security measures.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Flying Bisons?

We needed a professional team to workshop with us in order to determine our approach to the MVP stage, and how we would market that.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They organized several extensive workshops with our team. We went through a discovery phase on what we wanted to do, consisting of discussions, notes, and presentations. We identified personas and the most important factors to present to the outside world on our web page. They also introduced us to external parties that were potentially relevant to our project. We’re mainly a technical team, and we didn’t have a clear idea of what to do in terms of the product itself. They helped us plan our deliverables—how we could box our work into a product.

What is the team composition?

We were in direct contact with three people, including Kamil (CEO and Senior UX Consultant, Flying Bisons) and a project manager. I believe they had additional people working on the prototype of our web page.

How did you come to work with Flying Bisons?

We identified 10-12 candidates after extensive research. They impressed us with their experience with other companies in ICO (initial coin offering) and they showed us their interest in the industry. Their approach was professional from the start, and that made us choose them.

How much have you invested with them?

The total cost was above €10,000 (about $11,300 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in November 2018 and the engagement concluded in January 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They helped us ensure that all of our teammates were on the same page, despite some slight differences. We weren’t just a bunch of people working on the same task, which was refreshing. They also directed our focus for marketing, as we identified our target customers and how to communicate with them. We learned what should and shouldn’t be featured on our web page.

How did Flying Bisons perform from a project management standpoint?

It was refreshing to work with a partner that was so proactive. I don’t remember having any delays.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They care about our project and our product. Their team was responsive and available across multiple communication channels. Also, they explained things to us in simple language whenever we needed them to.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, we’re completely satisfied.

5.0
Overall Score I don’t see how I could’ve been served better.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Digital Retail Relaunch for Work Clothing Company

“They give us the display and designs we want, and we’re perfectly happy with every wireframe they deliver.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
3.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Flying Bisons assists a corporate clothing company as they digitize their inventory. They migrated the website from Magento to Shopify, are designing a new app, and will help with UI/UX and analytics.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Germany
Content Marketing Manager, Clothing Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The site relaunch faced some difficulties and is being rebuilt. In spite of any setbacks, the market interest is there. Flying Bisons is a dedicated partner. They make good suggestions, and future collaborations are currently being discussed.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the content marketing manager at a corporate clothing company. We have stitching and textile printing production sites all over the world.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Flying Bisons?

We wanted to digitize the whole corporate wear market and wanted to build digital solutions to make purchasing corporate wear easier for our customers.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They relaunched our website and transferred it from Magento to Shopify. We planned out user stories, and they proposed a third-party designer to redo our branding. As of now, we’re developing an app that lets users create their own designs. There wasn’t anything in on the market that suited our needs, so they’re creating a bespoke app for us. Next year, we plan to optimize our website’s UI/UX and start an analytics process. They’ve proposed some big projects for 2019, and we’re very happy with their suggestions.

What is the team composition?

At the beginning, we worked with a UI/UX team and a few different project managers for the design team and the development team. In the future, we’ll add an analytics team as well.

How did you come to work with Flying Bisons?

The textile industry has a strong foothold in Poland, so we regularly work with Polish companies. I don’t remember how we made the connection with Flying Bisons, but they may have come to us through one of the other production partners in the area.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $20,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in March 2018 and the work is ongoing.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

The relaunch had some bigger issues and didn’t go as planned. We hoped to launch in September, but discovered that the product design function and the Shopify app as a whole didn’t fit our needs. We had to reevaluate the whole task. Ultimately, we decided to create an entirely new app, but are still facing some issues with that process. The new launch date should be in December or January.

We’ve received a lot of inquiry forms, so the market interest is definitely there. We have eliminated some old pages on our site that were no longer useful or lacked conversion potential. That cut the number of sessions each day by several hundred, but that wasn’t Flying Bisons’ fault.

How did Flying Bisons perform from a project management standpoint?

They were always available. We went to their office once for a kickoff meeting and use appear.in for video calls or screensharing. We also use email and have calls every other day. Sometimes, I have to wait a while to hear back from them via email, which isn’t ideal, especially when we’re working on something with a short timeline. In spite of that, they always deliver on time and invite us to view scheduling breakdowns in Outlook. We receive weekly reports, and are planning to change our management software from ActiveCollab to Jira.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Flying Bisons stands out from other companies we’ve worked with. They give us the display and designs we want, and we’re perfectly happy with every wireframe they deliver.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Their response times to emails could be quicker.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 3.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Scheduling didn't work out as well as it should have.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

E-Commerce Redesign for Fast Food Franchise Company

"Their focus was truly on creating a personalized and mindful experience."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. - July 2018
Project summary: 

Flying Bisons redesigned the UI/UX of two websites, merging them into one. They created a detailed plan for the project and made improvements based on user tests.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Poland
Maciek Jedrychowski
Digital Manager, AmRest
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their expertise in e-commerce design stood out during the collaboration, but what truly makes them a great partner is their commitment to the success of the projects they take on. Other highlights include a positive attitude and motivation when given creative freedom.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a digital manager for the main KFC franchisor, not only in Poland but also in Central and Eastern Europe as well as in some countries in Western Europe.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Flying Bisons?

We wanted to speed up our e-commerce presence. We also wanted to merge KFC.pl and KFCdelivery.pl under one umbrella, as well as roll out a click-and-collect functionality on the web. We already had this in app form, but the options for home delivery were only on the web.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Flying Bisons was contracted for design work. They created a proposal, and when we approved it, we tested the work on actual users. Part of the traffic to the site was directed to the beta KFC.pl website. After the tests were successful, we decided to roll the design across all markets.

What is the team composition?

I was the project leader on the client side. Their operations manager acted as the project manager in the beginning and was responsible for putting together a project and development plan. After that, I collaborated with their senior UX consultant on a daily basis, who was my main contact during the project.

How did you come to work with Flying Bisons?

Their response to our brief was the best out of the other companies that participated in the tender. They proposed an e-commerce redesign and did some research on the current KFC websites at the time. Basically, their background and knowledge of the e-commerce space were the best.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Flying Bisons around January 2018. We rolled out the new desktop and mobile designs to the Czech Republic and Hungarian markets in July.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It’s too early to judge the project, though we’ve seen progress. All key performance indicators have increased, but it’s only been one month, so we need to continue optimizing the website. Overall, the first stage of the project has been completed successfully. We’re now doing different tests on different versions, looking at colors and flows and optimizing the site based on those. We’ve gathered detailed knowledge from Google Analytics, and we’ve improved the website based on it.

How did Flying Bisons perform from a project management standpoint?

They performed really well. We used Trello, InVision, Skype, and other communication tools.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have ample experience when it comes to e-commerce design, and they had passion and interest in the project. It wasn’t about completing the project and finishing tasks, but about doing it in the best possible way. Even if we approved something, they continued to look for better solutions.

Additionally, Flying Bisons has a positive attitude, which isn’t found all that often in design companies when it comes to UI/UX. Their focus was truly on creating a personalized and mindful experience. We’ve come to see Flying Bisons as an expert in the field. We trust them and give them a lot of creative freedom, which I think they appreciate. This is one of the reasons why they took ownership of the project.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

It’s important to trust the companies we collaborate with and to acknowledge their expertise. We offer tasty food, but we’re not experts in design, so we hired a world-class company—which Flying Bisons is, in my opinion—and I trust that they’ll do their best work. If they have freedom in the engagement, then it’s even better. Of course, there are mechanisms for control, but I would advise giving the company freedom and trusting them.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Everything is almost great. This rating is closer to a five than it is to a four.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

UI and UX Support for Transit Company

“We expect a serious increase in conversion rates.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Apr. – Oct. 2017
Project summary: 

Flying Bisons updated a website by creating new graphic design,UI, and UX. They built the transit company’s website to include information about their products and to increase conversions and revenue.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Poland
Digital Marketing Director, Transportation Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Users appreciate a more user-friendly site. Flying Bisons built strong confidence that the site will increase revenue once it goes live. They offer great communication, cooperation, and swift work at affordable rates.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the digital marketing director for a transit company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Flying Bisons?

Our website interfaces were outdated. We wanted an agile agency because we work at a fast pace. We needed someone with familiarity with the proper testing methodology, creativity, and cost-efficiency.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They were responsible for the design and delivery of a totally new skin, graphic design, UX, and UI for the new websites for our Polish and the Finnish businesses. We needed help to address our basic products and generate non-transaction revenue. The project is complete, but it isn’t live yet.

What is the team composition?

We were in communication with the project manager and the key accountant. We also had close cooperation with the two designers.

How did you come to work with Flying Bisons?

I knew about them because they’ve worked in the Polish market for a long time. We had a proper tender process, and they met our criteria and came up as the best partner from the shortlist.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from April–October 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Users say the new site is more seamless. It’s much easier to navigate. We expect a serious increase in conversion rates.

How did Flying Bisons perform from a project management standpoint?

We worked in narrow groups without project management tools. We had day-to-day communication. We had no problems with their internal communication. It was smooth.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have flawless communication. Also, we were surprised at how quickly they deliver changes that we asked for. When we asked for a change, it was done by the next day. Additionally, their cost was significantly lower than bigger agencies.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could keep in contact with the customer after the delivery of the project. They disappeared from my radar at the moment. They also could pay a little more attention to what they’re designing versus what’s already there. They should have a bigger interest in KPIs.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They’re quite new in the market. Verify their experience in the type of project you’re looking to do. Our project wasn’t a huge exercise.

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

Mobile Banking App Design Support for Development Company

“I appreciated their team’s high creativity in terms of UI.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
June 2016 - Dec. 2016
Project summary: 

Flying Bisons did the design work for a mobile banking application. They participated in the whole process from conceptual design to development of the prototype for the whole system.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Poland
Łukasz Frańczuk
Head of UX Team, e-point SA
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Flying Bisons’ work satisfied the third party recipient, and the system they designed is now in production for desktop and mobile apps. Their team offered strong talent and excellent problem solving for UI. They delivered modern, unconventional workflows, which the software house appreciated.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the head of the UX team for e-point, a Polish software house.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Flying Bisons?

We hired them as a partner for a client project, which was the redesign of an online banking system for mobile users. It was a light version of the main internet banking system.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The Flying Bisons team was responsible for UX and UI design for the banking system. They worked with our team and took part in the whole design process starting with the discovery and planning phase. This involved identifying customer requirements and user needs.

They were responsible for the conceptual design of the system and for the creation of its finalized version. The final delivery from their team was a prototype of the whole system, including multiple screens that showcased the real behavior of the target system. Flying Bisons designed around 350 screens during the process.

We’ve worked on additional mini projects that were connected with the expansion of this software. Flying Bisons continues to work with us. We are designing new functionalities, improving some areas, and more.

What is the team composition?

We used our own project manager. Flying Bisons’ team consisted of two UX designers—one senior and one junior—and a senior UI designer.

How did you come to work with Flying Bisons?

I was looking for a partner that could help us manage our design projects. We met Flying Bisons and decided to make a deal.

How much have you invested with them?

The cost was 100,000–150,000 Polish Zloty.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Flying Bisons in June 2016. We finished the main phase of the project in December 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The system is currently in production. It consists of two parts: one for desktop browser users and one in the form of a native app available on Google Play and the App Store.

They’ve delivered two prototypes of the whole functionality, which were used for the user testing phase with real and potential customers of the app. The client was satisfied with the design done by Flying Bisons.

How did Flying Bisons perform from a project management standpoint?

We used Google Docs spreadsheets for tracking the project. We have a list of system areas and a list of screens that should be designed where we set the status of particular elements of the overall project. We used InVision to present designs to our customer. We also used Sketch to design the UI.

We haven’t had any problems with them. Flying Bisons delivered the project on time. Our customer was satisfied and so were we.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I appreciated their team’s high creativity in terms of UI. They delivered interesting solutions for our UI problems, including animations and user flows. They are quite good in terms of UI design. Their flows are not typical; they are adjusted to modern trends and best practices.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They should be more responsive. Some artifacts should have been delivered more quickly to us, but most of the deadlines were met.

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

UI, UX Support for Corporate Consulting Company

"Our client was happy with the work, especially the design of the mobile application."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2017 - Apr. 2018
Project summary: 

Flying Bisons provided UI/UX services, designing the product's UI, visualizing and creating a microsite for use in pitches, and developing it for a working prototype.

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Business Development Director, Consulting Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Though the product is yet to fully launch, users who have seen early implementations provided positive feedback on the design. The team is flexible, agile, and creative, while they are always able to complete time-sensitive work quickly and professionally.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I work for a large consulting company in the U.K. and Poland, managing certain digital projects for our clients.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Flying Bisons?

Our challenge was around creating a demo pitch for a proposal in short time. We needed to make it visually-attractive and get it in front of the client as a working solution. We didn’t have the internal resources for designing the UI.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They designed the UI of our product and made a video presenting how it would work in the future. It was an online booking solution for an exam session, doing everything from selecting exam dates and times to processing online payments. Bookings were reflected in our backend CRM. We were missing the client-facing frontend piece, which was the area they helped us with. They helped us visualize that and created a microsite that we used for pitches, instead of using a standard PowerPoint presentation.

They took our mockups and turned them into a much more understandable flow, from a UI/UX perspective. That pitch presentation helped us win the work. We then took that material and turned it into a working prototype solution.

They had contact with the client for the second part of the engagement, during meetings in London. They were directly working with them to understand the process, to understand the requirements, and to design the best workflows for the end-users.

What is the team composition?

We mainly collaborated with Michal (Senior UX Consultant and Partner, Flying Bisons) and Lukasz (Co-Founder and Senior UX Consultant, Flying Bisons). Lukasz was more focused on the business process, helping to manage the process with the client in the requirements-gathering phase. Michal worked on turning those specs into UI mockups and screens, and on translating those into requirements.

How did you come to work with Flying Bisons?

I'd previously worked with Michal, a few companies back. He was a very talented UX designer, far superior to others in terms of his understanding of UIs. He contacted me a few months before the engagement, saying that he had joined Flying Bisons. I knew that they were the right ones to contact when the opportunity arose.

How much have you invested with them?

The total cost of their work was over £20,000, plus expenses.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in May or June 2017. The second phase of the project started in October of that year. Their part of the work was completed in April 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The implementation work behind the UI hasn’t finished yet, so I cannot mention any results at this point.

The application is meant for internal users of the client. Overall, our client was happy with the work, especially the design of the mobile application, which was completed recently. It was well-received by the end-users who had an early glimpse at the work.

How did Flying Bisons perform from a project management standpoint?

They shared their deliverables through file sharers, after which we attached them to Jira or Visual Studio, depending on the phase of the project. They conformed to our requirements and delivered in a timely manner. We could always rely on them for agile and creative work.

They’re the only partner we’ve had that is able to turn around things in 24 hours, on short notice. We engage them for time-critical work that requires creativity.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They're able to think about the business context of the client and they don’t just look at the work from a UI/UX point of view. They stand out due to their flexibility and quick turnaround time.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Given the nature of their business, they'll have challenges with scaling up the team and the company. This is something that all boutique businesses face. It’s all about scaling up using the right people.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Clients should maintain open communication from the beginning, brief the team on their expectations, and engage them early, in order to give themselves more time. They're flexible, but it’s always better to not pick them at the last moment, given the nature of the work.

4.5
Overall Score There’s always room for improvement.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They're not so costly.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve been referring them for a long time.

UI, UX Design for Financial App Startup

"They delivered and provided everything they promised."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May. 2017 - Mar. 2018
Project summary: 

Flying Bisons provided UI/UX design for a fintech payment services platform. Working from visual process maps, they provided consumer-oriented input and then created the platform's visual layer.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Poland
Paweł Trocki
CEO, BeamUp
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The design is excellent, receiving praise from customers for its easy to follow processes and scenarios. The team displayed their expertize throughout the project, ensuring the design met the consumers' needs and delivering according to the tight schedule.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

BeamUp Payments is a fintech startup that provides financial and payment services for individual customers and merchants. It connects them on one platform through a mobile application. The user can purchase or conduct transactions and the merchant can put their own products for sale on the same platform. I designed it and I’m the CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Flying Bisons?

We were looking for someone who has broad experience in UX/UI. We needed someone who has previously designed a mobile application for financial sectors, which is pretty unique, as well as with in-depth knowledge and experience in designing payment processes.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We had maps of processes for each and every process that exists in the application. Those visual maps show in a 2D diagram how each component and each consumer path ends or starts. We handed those over to Flying Bisons, which they analyzed thoroughly and challenged us. They made us rethink a few details about the processes and made them a little more consumer oriented. Then, they created the visual layer of how the process will look in the final application.

The first phase was finalized in November 2017. Due to the way we were implementing and launching new services and products, they were always on top of everything we did. They were designing processes and creating web designs and graphics for the landing pages—each and every service or functionality was also supported by a landing page to which a deep link was created within the application. The deep link led to the landing page; from the landing page to Google or the App Store; then to downloading the application.

What is the team composition?

At every stage of the process, the company's partners were involved and were designing and creating stuff for us. They not only created for us, but they were always monitoring and checking whether or not the material that someone else was providing for us was accurate and met the demand. We’ve been working with the partners, the designers, and process people.

How did you come to work with Flying Bisons?

We inquired with a few companies and they proved to have the most experience. They had been designing mobile applications for the banking industry in Poland that are very popular. They'd gained a lot of experience, which is why we chose them.

How much have you invested with them?

$35,000–$50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in May 2017 until March 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They designed the application’s look and feel, starting from the screens, the color, the graphics, the look, and everything. They designed based on the processes and the technology wisdom we had and gave it a consumer’s touch.

We did a few studies of our own to check if the design we created with them was understandable. Based on the chats we had with customers, the feedback was very positive. The processes are appropriate. It wasn’t cumbersome and didn’t lead to inefficient processes where customers reach a dead end. The way it’s created is very clear. Even if there were unsuccessful scenarios, the information that was provided by the application was very accurate and clear.

How did Flying Bisons perform from a project management standpoint?

They worked very fast and didn't waste any time. They never met without a specific purpose and always came back to us well prepared. The collaboration was very good. We had tight deadlines and because of them, we were able to achieve them. We used Jira for our own purposes and Envision for our visualization. We used Sketch for them to visualize to us how the process would look in a more graphical view.

We were working with them, as well as other teams. We had a few IT boutiques designing the different components of the IT infrastructure. We had a weekly scrum meeting with everyone involved in the project, to which Flying Bisons were inputting the content from their side. They were always honest and always attended the meetings. We had calls when it was necessary.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I’ve had 20 years of experience with a lot of vendors. Most of the companies I worked with tend to sell very well, then when they start rendering the service, the magic disappears as the team that’s selling the service is very different than the team that’s delivering the service. Flying Bisons doesn’t do that. The same people selling the service are the ones working on the project. They have the hands-on experience and their wisdom derives from their experience. They really understand what’s going on in the payment world. They delivered and provided everything they promised. I’m really happy working with them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They have very strong feelings when they develop something. When they have an idea, they defend it very strongly. They sometimes have difficulty accepting that the consumer might have a little different view. They don’t argue, but because of their experience, they’re trying to impose the best practices and benchmarks that they’ve found and identified on the market. Sometimes I prefer to do it differently and they have problems accepting that.

There were no over promises during the sales pitch process. They have a very versatile experience not only in the European Union, but also in the Middle East. With every assignment that they do, they bring a lot of new expertize to the project. For a young team, they really did a lot.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

The better you prepare and know what you want to do and the better you prepare in terms of the documentation, the more accurate they’ll deliver. If we weren’t that detailed about what we wanted as an outcome, the project would probably have lasted longer because they’d be providing a lot of different examples of how the process could look. They’re open to proposing processes based on their experience. They’re good at listening and understanding. If you know what you want, they move very fast.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They weren’t the cheapest, but they were cheaper than some competitors.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

UI, UX and Design for Online Eyeglass Shop

"Our customer acquisition cost went down by about 50% and our sales skyrocketed."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June - Nov. 2017
Project summary: 

Flying Bisons provided UI and UX design, analyzing the site's analytics and using the information to put together desktop mockups and then working on the web pages and frontend coding.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Poland
Dawid Winter
Co-Founder, Muscat
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The costs of acquiring new customers dropped dramatically after the changes to the website were made, with sales also increasing. The team added a great deal of value to the project by contributing their expertise throughout many different stages, all while performing excellently.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm a co-founder of Muscat, an online store selling prescription glasses. We also have our own stores in Poland and operate as an omnichannel company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Flying Bisons?

We had an online store and hired them to develop a brand new frontend version from scratch.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We gave them access to all our site analytics. They analyzed the customer journey based on that data, then proposed some mockups. They built three desktop mockups showing us the customer journey, after which we moved on to the mobile version.

Our reason for hiring them was to fix the main problems our customers had. We wanted to simplify the sales channel for our customers so they could easily order glasses. They also took care of graphic design. They designed the whole page and provided coding for its frontend.

What is the team composition?

They assigned around six people to the project, including Lukasz (Co-Founder and Senior UX Consultant, Flying Bisons), two project managers, and the head of design.

How did you come to work with Flying Bisons?

We found them through a friend of my business partner. We had heard that their company was growing very fast. They were highly-recommended in Poland.

How much have you invested with them?

The project was combined with the development of our backend system, which was done by a different company. It would be difficult for me to separate these two.

The total cost was above $30,000, with around half of it representing Flying Bisons’ cost. I don’t have the exact numbers.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in June 2017 and finished around November of that year. We were then waiting for our backend system, so the website was only launched in March 2018. We’ve hired them again to analyze our customer journey.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our customer acquisition cost went down by about 50% and our sales skyrocketed.

How did Flying Bisons perform from a project management standpoint?

Every task was tracked through ActiveCollab. They performed well and we're very satisfied, which is why we’ve hired them again.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have a very nice team of people and can handle projects from the beginning to end. They can add value at different stages of the project as they don’t use different companies for areas like design. They design, analyze data, and handle implementations in-house. I haven’t needed to search for different companies to code the frontend. They did the whole thing, which is great.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Not right now. They're the best company we’ve ever worked with.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

I advise customers to look for companies that can provide everything, from mockups to implementation. They can do this.

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