What was the scope of their involvement?
During our first call, we discussed the UX for the home page. The Gradient created an entire UI kit that would skin up the whole product. We gave them basic wireframes to work from for some specific sections of the site. They had smart suggestions for other sections of the product. They designed the home page section from scratch along with 70% of the entire site’s UX, and close to 90% of the UI.
They did such great work that we expanded our engagement. Even for other pages that were mostly complete, we had to tweak details so the entire app looked congruent. Adding new pages and updates impacted the rest of the platform. As part of our requirements, they designed wireframes each time they reworked existing elements.
What is the team composition?
Olena (Founding Partner, The Gradient) served as our project manager. I really enjoyed working with our UX lead, Dima. He expanded our perspective and generated amazing new ideas.
We worked extensively with Simon (Product Designer, The Gradient) who was introduced as our UI designer. The Gradient’s designers must be able to work on both aspects, so he contributed to the UX work. One of my colleagues collaborated with a business marketing- oriented professional.
During the fast-paced development phase, two of our in-house team members worked with four resources. As we moved into the UI stage, we scaled our team down to two once we agreed on the kit and general look and feel.
How did you come to work with The Gradient?
We limited our search to third-party contractors only. A good friend of mine recommended using them. He liked them so much he actually reviewed them here on Clutch.co. Since I really trust him as a reference, I started this project without too much hesitation. Notably, The Gradient was extremely responsive. They scheduled our initial call just 15 minutes after my reference sent the intro email.
How much have you invested with them?
We spent close to $20,000- $30,000 if not more.
What is the status of this engagement?
We've been working together since October 2017.