Developing business through design

Horizn is the team of digital engineers that helps people develop business through web and mobile apps.

The entire working process is built around customers needs, business model and the vision of the product.

Our primary goal is to bring a solution that will match clients needs from business and audience perspectives. 

 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2017
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Odessa, Ukraine
headquarters
  • Rishelyevskaya 33
    Odessa, OD 68000
    Ukraine

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UX/UI Design for Pet Company

“The team delivered a great design, and we successfully implemented it into our app.”

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

Through a series of sketches, Horizn designed UX/UI strategies for an in-app feature, focusing on establishing an accessible and unique user journey.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, UK
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The newly designed feature is the app’s most used and appreciated service. Committed to imaginative and creative designs, the Horizn team collaborated and communicated effectively to assure their work met all expectations.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the co-founder of PetSquare.club, we’re a platform for people interested in pets. Our users include, but are not limited to, pet owners and vets, dog walkers and cat sitters, and even pet insurance providers and charities.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Horizn?

We needed an agency to design the UX/UI for a breed selector feature on our application.

What were your goals for this project?

Ultimately, we wanted to offer a user-friendly method of choosing a pet breed based on personal lifestyle, encouraging people to pick pets that they’re actually capable of providing for.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We made our initial selections based on vendors’ portfolios of past work. Of those we reviewed, we contacted Horizn, described our project, and requested that they submit initial sketches. From their provided designs, we could tell that they were imaginative thinkers that focused on the end-user experience.

Describe the project in detail.

Using an agile methodology, we structured the project with bi-weekly sprints, dividing the workload into several sections. Throughout the design process, we scheduled regular demo sessions to review sketches and finalize UX/UI design elements.

What was the team composition?

I worked with a project manager, a lead designer, and other background designers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

The team delivered a great design, and we’ve successfully implemented it into our app. Now, it’s one of our most-appreciated and widely used features.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Overall, the collaboration was very effective. We communicated daily throughout the engagement.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their approach to designing our solution was driven by imagination and creativity.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Submitting very basic sketches in the initial stages of the process would speed up the overall project. The team only wanted to show us fully developed sketches, which we didn’t find necessary because only a small percentage of that work would make it to the final design anyway.

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

UX/UI Design for Tech Site Startup

"Their developers really want to help, and I very quickly came to feel that they are a part of our team."

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

Horizon is building the UX and UI for a video surveillance and cloud platform company. The team built wireframes off provided design requirements before rendering them in HTML.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Pueblo, Colorado
Founder & CEO, Category 8 Solutions
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Code testing has been largely successful and the team has reached minimum viable product (MVP). Horizon has delivered a clean and sophisticated look as requested, and has provided outstanding project management. Work is still ongoing.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a cloud platform function as a service company that offers video surveillance tools and services on a fast and secure platform. I am the founder and CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Horizon?

We needed some help with UX and UI on our backend that we were building. We wanted a company that could provide a modern clean look while keeping everything very secure.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We had other developers in the United States that were building our backend and cloud platform while Horizon developed the UX/UI around the solution. We provided them with design requirements that they used to mock-up some UX wireframes before they fully rendered them in HTML. We then had them work with our other developers on integrating the UI/UX with our APIs. We had very strict requirements on how we wanted everything built, but they followed them well.

What is the team composition?

Our first point of contact was their CEO before we were moved over to a project manager that has helped us throughout the process.

How did you come to work with Horizon?

We did an online search before initially hiring them through Upwork. We really liked their design offerings and capabilities, so we decided to hire them full time after about a month.

How much have you invested with them?

We have spent around $27,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in August 2017 and just achieved minimum viable product (MVP) this May. That was just the first milestone for now as we prepare to do more work with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have run everything through code testing tools, and while there are a few bugs, things look good overall. I have worked with a lot of overseas development teams before where the code quality has been really terrible, but so far we have had a really great experience with Horizon.

How did Horizon perform from a project management standpoint?

Our project manager has been great and he impresses me by consistently keeping me updated. He is good about making sure they are taking the right approach and insuring everyone is on the same page. We use Trello to track and execute ticket items, and Slack to communicate with all of our developers across the U.S.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I really like their design. I think it has a nice, clean, European aesthetic, and they have very dedicated people working on it. Their developers really want to help, and I very quickly came to feel that they are a part of our team not just contractors. It has been a really nice experience.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I think their strongest area is design and HTML, but I don’t think they had done much enterprise application integration before. However, they really stepped up and worked with our full stack developers to quickly learn what they needed.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure you have collaboration tools and work to keep the team working together. You can’t expect an outside party to do everything for you and read your mind. It is important to lead and facilitate.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They really work hard to meet their deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer