Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
It’s a great page and it brings people to me, but, until we’re ready to launch a prototype, I won’t really care about low traffic or SEO. We are active on Twitter and other social media channels, and I like the fact that people can find me through the website and that it communicates the bizarreness we are right from the start.
Technically, the prototype is done, but HacknCraft still shows me new articles and findings. They didn’t drop me as a client after the work was done, and the team knows what I do as well as where I’m going with it. If they see an article on LinkedIn which relates to this, they will send it to me. Rather than simply looking at my brand and being done, they will send me little updates, even though I haven’t asked for this and am not paying for it. This level of humanity is sometimes forgotten in cyberspace, and it’s appreciated.
How did HacknCraft perform from a project management standpoint?
I’ve learned how to use Slack and InVision for prototyping, even though I’m not a technical person. We met for at least one hour weekly to go over everything. HacknCraft brought me up to speed with where they were on certain things, and I could make notes through InVision on what I liked and disliked. They either made the changes, or explained to me why an element should look the way it does. I appreciated their ability to really think through everything, instead of only doing what I asked for.
What did you find most impressive about HacknCraft?
I will think of something that no one’s done before, hand it to them, and they will do it without blinking. It’s like asking someone to reinvent the wheel. HacknCraft is also ridiculous timewise, and able to deliver what I want done in 5 weeks, in 3. I’ve asked the same things of other web developers, but they just paused.
I also like their design structures. I can do miracles with food and math, but I can’t determine what’s attractive. HacknCraft has a great design aesthetic, especially for people who know what they want, but have no idea how to get it.
What makes them different is that HacknCraft is open to what my design is, but can take it further, and once it’s there, they can make little tweaks and suggestions. They listen, and they’re careful to respect my vision, which is really rare. HacknCraft was very open to understanding what my brand was, even though they gave me tons of suggestions. My mind would go in different directions at times, and it was nice to have a team that reminded me about the core brand.
When I first started working with HacknCraft, I anticipated getting to choose between WordPress templates, but they really integrated everything. We’ve started talking about chatbots and different things which had not occurred to me as being usable.
Are there any areas HacknCraft could improve?
No, they’ve been terrific.
What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with HacknCraft?
Be on time with the phone calls because HacknCraft will quickly hit the client with a lot of information. They can speak IT to regular people, which eliminated the disheartening feeling I’d felt previously. They have taken the time to teach me how to use Slack and other tools.