The Different View

High Contrast is a full service interactive agency in Brasov, Romania. We are a team of geeks and artists driven by the passion for web and advertising, highly skilled in design, development and marketing. We focus on fresh, innovative media solutions that challenge our creativity and develop our knowledge.

Services:

Web Design, Web Development, Branding, Illustrations, Creative Directions, Storytelling.

 
Undisclosed
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2002
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Brasov, Romania
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 

MUSHIN.FM - Branding and App Design


MUSHIN allows people to listen to their favourite music in public places. Using a smart AI algorithm, the MUSHIN platform generates a real-time and dynamic playlist intersecting the venue’s music library with the musical preferences of people in the location.

The startup has its roots in the agency and we are in charge with branding, UX, and app design since 2016. 

See more MUSHIN.FM stories here: 

https://www.highcontrast.ro/work/mushin-branding/

https://www.highcontrast.ro/work/mushin-at-tributefestival/

Frisbo - Showcase Website

Frisbo is the e-fulfillment service that takes care of e-commerce projects from storage and invoicing to packing and shipping.

In 2017 they lauched Frisbo Dashboard, a tool that allows clients to keep track of their online shops in real time. They needed a new visual identity to illustrate the new approach. We focused on the key points of the business, making the website fresh, simple, clear. The new Frisbo website is about bold colors, clean typo, illustration and straightforward call to actions.

Take a look at Frisbo website here: www.frisbo.eu

Check the process here: https://www.highcontrast.ro/work/frisbo-online-presence/

Deilani - Website Development

Deilani is an online fashion store dedicated to quality and elegance. We are in charge with Deilani online identity since 2013. In 2017 we helped them switch from Magento to WordPress with Woocommerce, while we implemented a fresh, responsive design.

See the story of the project here: https://www.highcontrast.ro/work/deilani-website-development/

Explore the fashion store here: http://deilanistore.com/

Normandia - Branding and Online Presence

Normandia is an industrial services company specialised in industrial assembly and installation works, electrical installations, maintenance and industrial removals and relocation. 

In 2016, we took care of Normandia's new identity by creating a new logo and collateral materials, website design and development and a modern online marketing strategy. 

Temps - Branding and Online Presence

Temps is the leading company providing integrated HR services and workforce solutions for white collars professionals.

In 2016, we positioned Temps as the HR agency that puts "People first". This was the main message from where we started to rebuild Temps brand: new logo and materials, a new website and several digital marketing campaigns.

See Temps stories here:

https://www.highcontrast.ro/work/tempsbranding/
https://www.highcontrast.ro/work/temps-online-presence/
https://www.highcontrast.ro/work/temps-campaigns/

Hosterion - Branding and Online Presence

Hosterion is a local business with international vision and goals. 
We helped them make a difference in the hosting industry with a powerful brand, a modern website and a smart character. 

See Hosterion stories here:

https://www.highcontrast.ro/work/hosterion-branding/
https://www.highcontrast.ro/work/hosterion-illustrations/
https://www.highcontrast.ro/work/hosterion-online-presence/

Zonga - Website Design and Development

Zonga is the Romanian music streaming app with over 30 million tunes. 

Zonga needed a refreshed online presence to better express their values and culture. They are the ambassadors of good Romanian music and they encourage the youth to join the movement. 

We helped them get closer to their audience through a fresh, cool, vibrant image.

See the full story here: https://www.highcontrast.ro/work/zonga-online-presence/

OKIAN - Website Design and Development

OKIAN is the biggest Romanian online library with more than one million products. We are in charge with their identity since 2007 and 2015 was the perfect timing for a visual refresh. The new design was all about the customers: new features and sections dedicated to book lovers, responsive design and an amazing predictive search. 

See the story of the project here: https://www.highcontrast.ro/work/okian-onlinepresence/

Explore the library here: http://okian.ro/

Reviews

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Web & Software Dev for Fulfillment Company

"We are satisfied with the work High Contrast has done for us, and the quality is what we expected."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

High Contrast built an online platform to improve clients’ experiences with an e-fulfillment service, integrating ERP solutions & warehouse management systems & building interfaces for different user types.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Brasov, Romania
Bogdan Colceriu
CEO, Frisbo
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Hired after completing another project successfully, High Contrast is self-sufficient and participates proactively in contributing ideas for project development. Project management is good, communication is solid and consistent, and the relationship is expected to last for some time.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.
I’m the CEO of an e-fulfillment company in Romania. We’re now expanding to Bulgaria and Hungary. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with High Contrast?
We wanted to build an online platform. We needed a company that could build an entire platform where users could onboard themselves, and we could integrate multiple warehouses, provide dashboards to users, etc. The main purpose was to improve our clients’ fulfillment experience with our business. We needed a website that was much more than a presentation website. High Contrast helped us with the new web solution as well as a solution for mobile so our users could see their orders and deliveries in real time.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?
It was a complex project, and we knew that High Contrast could present our services on the website and also build a dynamic dashboard for our users, integrate with multiple ERP solutions and warehouse management systems, and build multiple interfaces for different types of users. We use a software-as-a-service plastform, to which they needed to integrate an open API. They also needed to integrate with our warehouse management system, which has the same setup as it is a SaaS platform with an API.

How did you come to work with High Contrast?
We had worked with High Contrast before to build an online store platform. They were chosen from a selection of agencies. We hired them for a challenging project: a big online bookstore with 1.5 million products. The information came through different sources, and it needed to be populated and integrated for stock management, so it was a complex build. We went to High Contrast because, based on our previous experience, we knew they could handle it all.

How much have you invested with High Contrast?
High Contrast bills us by the hour. We have a confidential rate with them, which is €30 ($35) an hour. I don't know what they bill others.

What is the status of this engagement?
Our current project with High Contrast is an ongoing one. We started developing it a year ago, and our work together will continue for some time. It’s a project that has a lot of technological needs.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
Our clients are currently using the solution, but we still have an entire roadmap of features that have not yet been implemented. The solution we are building is a working product that is in the mockup or wireframe stage and needs to grow. The user feedback is good. What we are doing in this fulfillment business is much more than the client usually expects, so they’re thrilled about it. We are satisfied with the work High Contrast has done for us, and the quality is what we expected. Our previous experience is what made us choose them again. We know we have good communication on what to expect and they deliver. We do discover bugs from time to time when a new release is done, but they’re usually fixed quickly so it’s not an issue.

How did High Contrast perform from a project management standpoint?
We interacted with 4 people in their agency: an account manager, their CEO and founder, the main developer on the project, and the designer who did all of the dashboards. I know they have other people on the server and API side, but I wouldn't know how many. Their project management is pretty good. They have an account manager who takes care of everything. We usually discuss the next feature that will be developed in advance, and they estimate deadlines. There might be times when they go over deadline, but they usually let us know that beforehand, which is fine. The communication is pretty good. There’s no week that passes that we don't have a meeting or a call, so we keep in touch pretty often. We use Trello for features, bugs, everything.

What did you find most impressive about High Contrast?
The main reason we work with High Contrast is that they don't expect to get specs from us for everything. They are proactive in participating in and contributing ideas to the project. We discuss features and build wireframes with High Contrast before they design and implement them.

Are there any areas High Contrast could improve?
Maybe they could take a more proactive role in bug discovery. On the other hand, that’s fine with us, because that gives us more time. The other way would be for them to have testing for a week or two before release, and they don't really like that, which I’m fine with. However, other clients may find that not structured enough.

5.0
Overall Score Our relationship with High Contrast is actually the best I have with any agency in Romania, and I work with a lot of agencies.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    That’s fine.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    For cost, as far as I'm concerned, I'm satisfied. It’s a 5.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I refer High Contrast a lot. I think they’re the agency I refer the most.