Web Design Agency Espoo, Finland

The hotsnow creative agency is located in the beautiful city of Espoo in Finland. Our company prides itself on being forward-thinking and creative. We specialize in creating a strong creative design for environmentally conscious companies throughout the world. Our aim is to help you create a unique concept and help you promote it using all mediums both on and offline.

We love working with businesses who want to create a unique identity from their website and logo all the way through to a nature inspired color palette.

 
$5,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2006
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Espoo, Finland
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Web Design for Educational WordPress Site

“For the competitive price we invested, we were very satisfied with the outcomes they provided.”    

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Dec. 2018 - Mar. 2019
Project summary: 

Hotsnow designed and developed a customized educational website. The team built out the web page on a WordPress platform and included specialized features and functionalities per the client’s request. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Helsinki, Finland
Ashley Cooper
Founder & CEO, Enköhde Konsultointi
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Hotsnow delivered a valuable website with a fresh new look and feel. As the new primary marketing tool, it includes action-oriented components for book sale and event promotion to attract and engage the target consumer base. The team combines skillful implementation with responsive management. 
 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the founder and CEO, Enköhde Konsultointi, a professional services firm that specializes in service design, process improvement, and risk management. We help companies sustainably optimize their customer experience.Founder & CEO, Enköhde Konsultointi, a professional services firm specialising in service design, process improvement and risk management, helping companies sustainably optimise their customer experience.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Hotsnow?

We hired Hotsnow for web design. We wanted to build a new customized educational website.

What were your goals for this project?

Our main goals were rapid deployment and customization of specific functions.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We chose Hotsnow based on their portfolio of previous work. It was especially impressive that they had partnered with organizations such as Aalto.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Hotsnow was responsible for developing our website. They used a WordPress platform and built the site according to a user interface design our organization provided.

What was the team composition?

The development team from Hotsnow consisted of the lead developer in Helsinki and a development team in the sub-continent.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

The website Hotsnow delivered has become our primary marketing tool. It has enabled us to reach new customers and inform our existing ones about upcoming educational events and book course sales.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Hotsnow managed the web development from their side and arranged the development to take place in India. They delivered our website within the required timescales we set. If we saw any errors or needed alterations, they fixed issues and completed add-ons in a timely manner.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Our website required specific customization to meet our needs. For the competitive price we invested, we were very satisfied with the outcomes they provided.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Perhaps they could offer an upfront explanation of which person will be performing each aspect of the development and how long each component will take. They could also pay closer attention to detail on spelling and QA in the early stages.

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

Website Build for Shoe Brand

“I was pleasantly surprised by their quality of work and level of communication.”

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

hotsnow designed and developed a WordPress website for the B2B and B2C sales channels. As a preliminary measure, they created a prototype using Adobe XD to solicit client feedback and secure design approval.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Oulu, Finland
Elena Ponkkonen
CEO, M&B Shoes
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

hotsnow delivered a versatile, best-in-class website that appeals to two distinct consumer bases. Users admire the appealing web design, which is carefully tailored to the brand. Pleasant and accommodating, the team was easy to work with and proposed unique, innovative ideas.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the CEO of M&B Shoes, a Finland-based importer of Marko shoes.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire hotsnow?

We needed to build a web page to represent our business nationally. While we currently only sell on the B2B channel, we have plans to extend our business to direct-to-consumer profiles as well. Our primary challenge was to create a stylish site that both local shoe industry retailers and end customers would find attractive. 

What were your goals for this project?

The site needed to be highly responsive and user-friendly. We wanted to represent our company well to both retail buyers and final consumers. 

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We had worked together previously. hotsnow built our company’s first web page many years ago. I was pleasantly surprised by their quality of work and level of communication.

Describe the project in detail.

hotsnow developed our new site on a WordPress platform. During the first phase, they built a prototype using Adobe XD. This was a useful tactic to avoid delays or repetitive revisions. Having a prototype offered an excellent opportunity to assess and modify every aspect of the future site before they began developing it. 

What was the team composition?

We were in direct contact with the creative director, who led a three-person team of one frontend and two backend developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Everyone who visits our site comments on how stylish and appropriate for our business it is. hotsnow delivered precisely what we were looking for.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Our communication with hotsnow was simply excellent. I immensely appreciated their consistent flexibility. Whenever I didn't like something, they quickly came with a different solution. 

What did you find most impressive about this company?

hotsnow has a keen ability to think and perform for our optimal benefit. They created a site that will last a long time and bring in more sales, which is very rare nowadays!

Are there any areas for improvement?

I have nothing negative to say. hotsnow was always very positive and professional.

5.0
Overall Score hotsnow is an excellent company. I look forward to collaborating with them again shortly.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    hotsnow was always considerably ahead of deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I was impressed by the results. I can hardly believe how much value I received from them compared to other providers.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    hotsnow provided us with excellent quality work.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already referred them to my business partners.

Site Design for Language-Learning Platform

"Hostnow covered all the areas we needed and made our work easy. "

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2016 - June 2017
Project summary: 

Hostnow was brought on to design and execute a language-learning platform. They provided their programming and UX expertise in creating the site for mobile, bilingual users.  

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Espoo, Finland
Taija Chaya Votkin
Lecturer, Aalto University
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform satisfied expectations and has gone live. Though an earlier launch would have been beneficial, everything was completed within the given deadline. The Hostnow team supplied their deep knowledge of web design to the project, making for a fulfilling engagement.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m a lecturer at Aalto University in Finland. I teach Swedish at the language center.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Hostnow?

We needed design assistance for our new language-learning platform. The platform had to be custom-built, mobile-friendly, and bilingual with Finnish and Swedish instructions.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted the tool to be visually attractive for students. The platform needed to allow students to access essential materials and information while studying.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We chose Hostnow because we needed a web design team who could build our site from scratch, implement UX features, and adhere to a tight schedule. We were confident they could meet these requirements.

Describe the project in detail.

We had an initial meeting during which we discussed my overall goals for the project. We also had multiple other meetings to plan the site’s structure and visual appearance. They gave us suggestions for technical and visual solutions, and we made the final decisions. From there, they built the site, choosing appealing visuals and investing a lot of effort into developing the UX. We then provided the site content, and Hostnow implemented it.

What was the team composition?

They provided a graphic designer, a project manager, and programmers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We were able to launch the site after two months, and we’ve been delighted with the result.  

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We communicated by phone and email. We also had several face-to-face meetings, primarily during the initial phase.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their knowledge of programming, graphic design, and UX stands out from others. Hostnow covered all the areas we needed and made our work easy.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We would have liked to launch the platform earlier, but we understood the timeframe was tight for such a big project.

5.0
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

Website Development for Biotechnology Company

"The site still looks modern and represents our company well."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. - Feb. 2012
Project summary: 

Hotsnow designed and developed a website. They also peformed SEO. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Helsinki, Finland
Dmitry Kononov
CEO, Nikovari
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new site boosted traffic, earned compliments for its user-friendly design, and remained fresh and modern for several years. Hotsnow established a smooth, efficient workflow. Their extensive knowledge and responsive communication made the project a success. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the CEO of the Nikovari, a biotechnology and innovation investment corporation. I operate the company and make financial and strategic decisions.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Hotsnow?

We needed a solid, modern website to showcase our services. Our main requirements were usability and responsiveness.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a site that would look fresh for a long time, and that would be easy to update and customize.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We found Hotsnow, asked for an offer, then agreed on the schedule and other details.

Describe the project in detail.

After receiving the initial sketches, they built a development site to monitor process and we met to discuss the user interface. We got a prototype, tested it, submitted corrections, and received the beta version. After uploading our content, the website was complete. Hotsnow also performed SEO for the site.

What was the team composition?

We mainly contacted the creative director, who led a team of one frontend and two backend developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

After six years of use, we've increased traffic. The site still looks modern and represents our company well. We receive good feedback about its usability.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

It was easy to communicate with them through phone or email, so our workflow was smooth.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I was impressed by their professionalism, especially their knowledge of UX and usability.

Are there any areas for improvement?

They should expand their services. Offering hosting services would be an improvement.

5.0
Overall Score They were brilliant, and I'm looking for more projects with them!
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They met deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their cost was reasonable.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The work was done in a creative, professional manner.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'm likely to refer them to a friend.