Reimagine Digital

Founded in 2001, ImageX is a technology & web agency with a global reach. We've help brands across the world such as Disney, Apple, YMCA, Samsung, Adidas, Adobe and Stanford University architect complex technical solutions and create meaningful digital experiences through user experience, content strategy, stunning visual design and ongoing digital strategy.

With offices in Vancouver, Canada, Kyiv, Ukraine and team members throughout North America, ImageX offers 24-hour web support to brands both big and small.

 
$10,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2001
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Vancouver, Canada
headquarters
  • 163 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 1H5
    Canada
other locations
  • 19А Khreschatyk Street
    Kyiv, KY 02000
    Ukraine

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Apple, YMCA, Adidas, Samsung, Stanford University, Jewish Community Centers of Manhattan, University of Arizona, UC Irvine, Trinity University, Technical Safety BC, Gratz College, Centre for Digital Media, Gordon Food Services, Acquia, City of Port Alberni 

The Fraser Institute - Women and Progress

YMCA of Western North Carolina

YMCA of Greater Twin Cities

King Abdullah University of Science & Technology

British Columbia Safety Authority Drupal 8 Redesign

AgileCraft - Site Redesign

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Open Y Website for Regional Nonprofit Association

“ImageX became part of our team very quickly—we definitely felt like they were working with us instead of for us.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May - Dec. 2018
Project summary: 

ImageX collaborated with stakeholders to create a new Drupal site based on the Open Y platform. They led discovery workshops, consulted on various technical topics, and currently provide ongoing support.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Syracuse, New York
Stefanie Noble
Director of Marketing & Communication, YMCA Syracuse
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

ImageX maintained the utmost professionalism throughout. Not only has the new CMS earned higher traffic volumes, but its internal architecture has made it easier to implement effective digital marketing strategies. Internal teams can now make updates quickly and share content in more dynamic ways.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the director of marketing and communications for the YMCA of Greater Syracuse. Our association serves a diverse array of over 60,000 people across seven branches, a day camp, and many program and school sites in our Central New York community.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire ImageX? 

We hired ImageX to serve as our web developer in creating a new website based on the Drupal Open Y platform—a CMS that was designed specifically for YMCAs and their digital partners. Previously, we had been working off of a CMS built by another YMCA many years ago and did not have the capabilities in-house to take on a project of this size and scope.

What were your goals for this project?

The CMS we had been working from previously was outdated and no longer supported by the creator, and we didn't have the control over our own site that we wanted. We hoped a switch to the open-source Open Y platform would help us solve those issues and help us stay better updated in the future.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor? 

We spoke with many other YMCAs that were comparable to ours, both in terms of size and internal technology used, to understand who would be able to serve us best. We also spoke with leaders in the Open Y movement. We immediately recognized ImageX as the leading choice. 

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

ImageX worked with us to develop an entirely new site with the Open Y platform. They led us through a series of discovery workshops, and we continue to work with them through a service agreement. They also advised us on connected issues such as hosting recommendations. 

What was the team composition?

We worked directly with Travis (Project Manager, ImageX) who connected us with other team members, from UX/UI to coding development. Their staff also included Bjorn (Digital Experience Director, ImageX), Nikita (Lead Developer, ImageX), and Mark (Business Analyst, ImageX). The four of them helped us solve all of our issues up to launch and beyond.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Initial reports already show an increase in traffic to the site, and we can't say enough good things internally about how much easier it is to update and maintain the site quickly and efficiently. When our colleagues ask for things to be shared on the site in different ways, we are able to make that happen in more dynamic ways, increasing visibility and engagement. The improved site architecture has also helped in working with our digital marketing vendor in creating more effective campaigns. 

How was project management arranged and how effective was it? 

We communicated primarily through Basecamp with Travis and the team, which helped keep all of our information accessible in one place. The team was quick to respond, proactive in moving our project along, and always very friendly and helpful in answering questions and providing information. 

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They were continually open, honest, and transparent, making us feel like we had the information we needed to make choices throughout the process. We all work with many vendors but have rarely come across a company that truly feels like a part of our team. ImageX became part of our team very quickly—we definitely felt like they were working with us instead of for us.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I recently spoke with both Travis and Brent (Executive VP, ImageX) and told them both that I really had no complaints about the process we had with ImageX. Any issues that we encountered tended to be from our end, and ImageX managed each one with patience and professionalism. I highly recommend working with them.

5.0
Overall Score Overall, working with ImageX was fantastic.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    From the big picture to check-in meetings, they handled each smoothly.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The costs were well in the expected range for our project.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered as planned and expected.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already suggested working with them to a number of other YMCAs!

Drupal Development for Major Nonprofit

“ImageX helped increase traffic to our website 15% and session time by 23% in one year.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

ImageX redesigned and developed a website from scratch on Drupal.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
New York, NY
Ruiyan Xu
Director of Digital Strategy, YMCA of Greater New York
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

ImageX delivered user- and mobile-friendly website that's significantly increased traffic and session time. In addition to creating a robust site, their team was very responsive and clear in communications throughout the engagement, developing creative solutions in the process.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the director of digital strategy at the YMCA of Greater New York.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ImageX?

We engaged ImageX to help us update our website and make it more mobile and SEO friendly.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

ImageX worked with us through a discovery process, meeting with internal stakeholders to learn about our goals and challenges. They then designed and developed the site from scratch using Open Y on Drupal, working through 6–7 sprints before ultimately launching the site. 

What is the team composition?

Our main point of contact is a project manager, along with a couple designers, developers, a UX expert, and a digital strategist.

How did you come to work with ImageX?

ImageX is somewhat well known within the YMCA community for their expertise with Drupal, so we decided to work with them based on their previous experience within the company at large.

How much have you invested with them?

We've invested between $50,000–$100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We've been working with them since March 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

ImageX helped increase traffic to our website 15% and session time by 23% in one year. Our users are very pleased with the functionality and mobile-friendliness of the site overall. In addition to simplifying a complex site, ImageX delivered in a timely and responsible manner.

How did ImageX perform from a project management standpoint?

They're great to work with–responsive and clear in communications. We mostly organize projects and communicate through Basecamp.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their responsiveness and commitment to understanding and developing solutions to our unique problems has impressed us the most.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They're a very strong development shop, but could improve their design consistency and process.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

No; Any clients of theirs will be in good hands.

5.0
Overall Score Our experience with them has been great overall.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They meet all deadlines and are great at communicating.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They provide a great value for the investment, but are a little pricier than smaller firms.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everything they've delivered is excellent.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'd recommend them without reservation.

Web Development for Local YMCA

“Honestly, I can’t think of a single area of weakness. We had an extremely pleasant working relationship.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Feb. 2018 - June 2018
Project summary: 

After a brief discovery phase, ImageX helped design and develop a website on the Open Y platform. Then, they migrated existing content and launched the site. The team provided guidance from start to finish.

The Reviewer
 
501-1,000 Employees
 
San Antonio, Texas
Cara Bailey
Digital Marketing Director, YMCA of Greater San Antonio
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new website decreased bounce rates and increased online sales. The ImageX team was organized, detail-oriented, and responsive. They went above and beyond to address all needs and requests and deliver high-quality work. Overall, they were a valuable resource throughout the initial engagement.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the digital marketing director at the YMCA of Greater San Antonio. We’re a nonprofit that’s been serving our community since 1876. We offer programs that build and encourage a healthy spirit, mind, and body through Judeo-Christian principles. I’m responsible for managing our website, social media accounts, email marketing efforts, and any other digital marketing campaigns.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire ImageX?

We needed a vendor with a lot of experience in working with Drupal’s Open Y platform. It’s a content management system used by many Ys across the nation.

What were your goals for this project?

Basically, we wanted a clean site that we could easily maintain. We wanted a strong, user-friendly platform that was compatible with all devices. We were looking to implement more effective SEO strategies and UX/UI elements to improve our community engagement and increase our online sales rates. By moving our platform to Open Y, we hoped to enhance the website’s functionality and more efficiently manage our content. We’d also be able to reduce risks and minimize our technical development costs in the future.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We were looking for vendors that had already worked with YMCA organizations and were familiar with the Open Y platform, so we reached out to other Ys for recommendations. After looking into those developers, we decided on two final candidates. Our marketing and IT teams looked at a proposal from both agencies and had a conference call with each. Based on that conversation, it was clear that ImageX was the best fit for our project. Glenn (CEO and Founder, ImageX) and Brent (VP, ImageX) were very well-versed in Open Y. They took the time to walk us through the project and address any of our concerns. They were receptive to our needs, so we felt comfortable moving forward with them.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

ImageX provided a clear and detailed roadmap for the whole process. We started with a workshop to kick off the engagement. We went through a brief discovery phase to put together some wireframes. After we approved the design, architecture, and user journey, the ImageX team started building the site and migrating our content. They custom built several functions that were specific to our organization. There’s a search feature that allows parents to find after-school program locations and another feature that facilitates branch sponsorship promotions.

Once ImageX finished developing the platform, they linked its backend to a local server. After fixing any bugs, their team helped us launch the site. Also, they provided SEO advice and helped us avoid any problems throughout the entire process. Currently, they’re working to streamline our third-party point of sale API and connect it to our site.

What was the team composition?

We worked with Kylie (Project Manager, ImageX), Bjorn (UX Specialist, ImageX), and Nikita (Lead Developer, ImageX). The size of the team was consistent, which gave us the opportunity to build a solid working relationship with each staff member. If we needed an additional resource to handle a specific request, they provided a specialist to take on the responsibility. Nothing was ever lost in translation. Kylie did an outstanding job keeping everyone on the same page.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

After launching the new mobile-friendly platform in Open Y, our website’s bounce rate went from 60% to 20%. ImageX’s complete overhaul of the site’s content and user journey also contributed to our success. Additionally, our net promoter score (NPS) improved by 10 points, and our online sales rates continue to grow.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Instead of email, we used Basecamp to manage the project. That platform allowed us to better organize our information and documentation, as well as streamline communication. We also held weekly zoom meetings to assess our progress, provide feedback, and implement any changes to improve our performance. They were very detail-oriented and responsive, which kept everyone on the same page and helped us avoid any misunderstandings. If we had any questions, they’d address them quickly. Now that we’ve launched the site, we meet with Kylie every other week to ensure our website is on track and make any updates to the Open Y platform.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I appreciated their attention to detail, communication skills, and high-quality work. All of their deliverables function exactly how we hoped. The ImageX team went above and beyond to make sure we were happy while staying within our budget. They were very friendly. I always felt comfortable asking questions, and I never hesitated to reach out to anyone on their team.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Honestly, I can’t think of a single area of weakness. We had an extremely pleasant working relationship. They delivered on everything they promised, meeting all of our requirements regarding deadlines and budget restrictions. I couldn’t ask for better service. We hope to work with ImageX for any of our future Open Y projects.

5.0
Overall Score I’d give them a higher score if I could.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They met or beat all of our deadlines. They also accommodated our crazy schedule when planning meetings.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The cost is very reasonable, which played into our decision to work with them.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They deliver impeccable work. Everything looked and worked as we wanted it to.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d definitely refer them. Their whole team is awesome.

UX/UI Design for Merged Nonprofit Website

“ImageX had a high level of UX/UI expertise.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Mar. - July 2018
Project summary: 

ImageX merged and streamlined the content of two existing websites within a tight deadline.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
San Francisco Bay Area
VP for Marketing, Nonprofit Organization
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

ImageX’s efforts resulted in a dramatic boost in traffic and user engagement within a week of launch. The skilled team quickly built rapport with internal staff, inspiring trust with their clear communication and smooth workflow.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the marketing VP of a nonprofit dedicated to health, fitness, and youth development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire ImageX?

Our company recently merged, so we had two websites with declining traffic and lack of attention to UX.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted members and prospective clients to easily find the programs and services that would best meet their needs. We also wanted to increase overall traffic and engagement.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

ImageX came highly recommended by many colleagues. When we met with their team ourselves, we could certainly see why.

Describe the project in detail.

They merged two websites, streamlining content from several hundred pages to just over 250 pages. Each step of the project was done with customer experience at the forefront.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The site offers an excellent customer experience for both mobile and desktop users. Traffic to our site doubled within the first week of our launch. Visitors to our site can now find what they need more quickly, as evidenced by the amount of time spent during sessions.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Their project manager guided us through the process. Initially, we did an on-site kick-off with the ImageX team, and the face-to-face time gave our teams a chance to build a great rapport. The foundation of trust and the ability to effectively communicate with each other accelerated the pace of our project and contributed to the level of quality. We also had regular check-ins and the ability to add additional meetings.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

ImageX had a high level of UX/UI expertise. We hope we can build our next site with them, too.

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

Website Upgrade for Safety Nonprofit

"I was impressed by ImageX's pragmatic execution and composed, instructive leadership."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
June 2017 - Dec. 2018
Project summary: 

ImageX upgraded an organization's CMS to Drupal and redesigned its website. They created user journeys, configured a new server, and revised and migrated existing content. 

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Vancouver, Canada
Geoff Burke
Web Development Business Partner, Technical Safety BC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website charted a 55% increase in traffic, earned praise from visitors, and won a prestigious dotCOMM award. ImageX managed the project capably, setting achievable goals while incorporating many preferences. Their flexible, practical approach was key to the project's success.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Technical Safety BC is an independent, self-funded organization that oversees the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment. In addition to issuing permits, licences, and certificates, we work to reduce safety risks through assessment, education, outreach, enforcement, and research. I'm the web development business partner, responsible for managing the website.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire ImageX?

We hired them to review our website, redesign our site templates, and recommend a plan for upgrading our CMS  to Drupal.

What were your goals for this project?

The goal was to enhance our website, provide the best user experience, and help our clients find information efficiently and effectively. We wanted a secure, well-supported CMS that was easy to customize. Its architecture also needed to be reorganized.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We selected ImageX after interviewing a shortlist of interested web development companies. Our selection committee overwhelmingly chose ImageX based on their proposal and presentation.

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

After an intensive onsite discovery session, ImageX created a discovery brief and project plan, reviewed user personas, and built user stories and features. Then they reviewed and refined the UX while recommending analytics and SEO strategies. 

They audited our site content and created an editorial calendar and a content governance plan. Through user testing sessions, they shaped, mapped, and prioritized content, then developed wireframes and static prototypes. They developed a home page and internal page templates. They also configured our server, installed our CMS, migrated content, and tested the system.

What was the team composition?

The project team from ImageX included a project manager, a senior business and UX architect, a senior product designer, a lead developer, and a senior digital strategist.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They improved the usability and content of our website, which received kudos from external clients. Our traffic and page views increased by 55% in the second quarter of 2018, compared to the same period last year. The website also won gold in the 2018 dotCOMM Awards, an international competition honoring excellence in web creativity and digital communication.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

ImageX's project managers worked effectively to establish goals and requirements, create plans, and implement strategies. They built consensus and dealt prudently with challenges, showing flexibility and adaptability while focusing on the project's success.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I was impressed by ImageX's pragmatic execution and composed, instructive leadership.

5.0
Overall Score I'm looking forward to a continuing partnership with ImageX.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The project progressed smoothly and launched on time.
  • 3.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    In line with our expectation, they delivered an extended scope on budget.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality was excellent in every area.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They're a great team to work with.

Drupal Upgrade for Community Nonprofit

"ImageX stood out because they took the time to listen to us."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Apr. - Dec. 2017
Project summary: 

ImageX comprehensively redesigned two regional YMCA platforms by migrating the sites to Open Y and implementing a robust CMS to enhance functionality, improve UI/UX features, and allow easier maintenance.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Asheville, North Carolina
Mary O. Ratcliffe
Marketing Director, YMCA of Western North Carolina
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Total views of both websites increased significantly, achieving respective growth rates of 152% and 129%. ImageX’s exceptional project management, attentive QA testing, and willingness to think through challenges helped the partnership succeed.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I lead marketing and communications efforts for the YMCA of Western North Carolina, a nonprofit that strengthens our community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. We serve more than 60,000 people through seven YMCAs, dozens of program sites, and an overnight camp. We are the largest location for licensed school-aged child care in North Carolina and the first YMCA in the state to become an approved Medicare provider. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire ImageX?

Our previous website was developed in 2010 on Drupal 6 when our organization didn’t have a centralized marketing team. Due to the high staff turnover and a lack of consistent training and oversight, the site had become unwieldy and hard to navigate. The redesign was a daunting task, and our small in-house team couldn’t manage a project of this scope alone.

What were your goals for this project?

We had several focal points for this project. First, we wanted a to improve our web presence as a sales tool and to enhance our community positioning. Second, we needed to reduce web development costs and risks by moving the website onto an open platform (Open Y). Third, we were looking to take advantage of new features in Drupal 8 and Open Y, including easy-to-add content management. Fourth, we wanted to enhance site functionality with key technical integrations, including support for online transactions. Finally, we also hoped to reduce our technical burden with a clean, new site for easier maintenance in the future.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    Before I joined the YMCA in late 2016, several vendors had replied to an RFP for the redesign. However, as we learned more about the Open Y platform, we decided to change course. I began looking for a development company that understood the Y movement, had Drupal 8 expertise, and could function as an extension of our marketing communications team.

    ImageX stood out because they took the time to listen to us. Instead of touting their successes with past clients or telling us what we wanted to hear, they asked probing questions and gave thoughtful answers. They worked with us on the budget, and their proposal thoroughly outlined the deliverables and expectations for both parties.

    Describe the project in detail.

    In addition to handling the project startup and management, ImageX provided discovery, design, and web development services. The initial project—the redesign of our main website—began in May 2017 and concluded in October 2017. The scope expanded to include a standalone website for our overnight camp. This work began in November 2017 and concluded six weeks later.

    The project startup included a kickoff meeting, creating the work breakdown schedule, and setting up task-tracking and communication tools. The ImageX project manager was responsible for planning and task scheduling, issue management and escalation, budget monitoring, and status reporting. The project featured stages of agile development in which the team prioritized the scope in defined, time-limited sprints.

    During the discovery phase of the project, ImageX fleshed out information we shared and tailored the deployment of Open Y to fit our goals and priorities. They also assisted with user-centric design, information architecture, and wireframing to ensure a strong UX for the end product.

    In the first development stage, ImageX implemented a foundational web server and CMS infrastructure based on Drupal 8 and the Open Y distribution and assisted with media and content migrations. Our internal team worked on content updates and images. ImageX performed regular quality-assurance (QA) checks, including design QA, multiple-browser compatibility, and usability testing. For the second stage, they implemented prioritized enhancements to the website and worked with third parties to configure integrations.

    What was the team composition?

    During the initial project, I led the internal team with day-to-day assistance from our digital marketing specialist. A group of six internal stakeholders also participated in sitemap review, content analysis and editing, and discovery sprints. Before the site’s launch, additional stakeholders reviewed content and provided usability testing. ImageX assigned a project manager, business analyst, Open Y/Drupal 8 solutions architect, lead developer, and QA tester.

    The second project was handled by our digital marketing specialist and camp director, along with the ImageX project manager/business analyst, lead developer, and QA tester.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    What outcomes or results can you share that demonstrate progress and/or success?

    Our association website has experienced 152% growth in page views since launching, and the average session duration lengthened by 22%. Total page views on the overnight camp website (which was formerly a set of subpages on the association site) have increased by 129%; the average session duration rose by 340%.

    The new camp website has also been a factor in enrollment growth. We reached 75% of our goal within eight weeks of launching—four months earlier than the year before.

    How effective was the project management?

    ImageX provided exceptional project management. They kept us on track throughout the discovery, development, and launch process.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    We needed a full-time partner who could hit the ground running while preserving our priorities and values. ImageX did not disappoint. They became virtual team members who were always there for us. Their willingness to listen and think through challenges, rather than trying to apply instant fixes, resulted in a custom website that exceeded our expectations.

    We didn’t just build a website together; we built a relationship that has strengthened over time and will contribute to the long-term success of our organization. 

    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

    Website Management & Graphics for Law Firm

    “We've learned to rely on ImageX as a business partner—they think for us.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    4.5
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
     
    June 2017 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    ImageX has assumed responsibility for website maintenance and management, including implementing security updates and enhanced features. The team also assists with graphic design.

    The Reviewer
     
    501-1,000 Employees
     
    Bridgeport, West Virginia
    Dan Swiger
    Director of Marketing, Steptoe & Johnson
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    ImageX’s team inspires confidence because of their reliability, efficiency, and timeliness. They show a keen understanding of business goals and a willingness to adapt to organizational culture.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I am the director of marketing for Steptoe & Johnson, an international law firm with over 300 attorneys across the U.S.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire ImageX?

    We hired them to manage our existing website and intranet as well as provide assistance with graphics.

    What were your goals for this project?

    We wanted to upgrade our firm's website and intranet.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    They were recommended by a trusted partner in the industry.

    Describe the project in detail.

    Over the past several months, they have assisted with several maintenance issues and recommended appropriate security updates. Aside from handling routine maintenance, they’ve assisted with larger company initiatives and worked on special projects as needed. We’ve shared our ideas for website improvement, which they’ve helped turn into reality.

    What was the team composition?

    We’ve been working with a project manager and lead developer. Occasionally, we’ve received work from their creative resources.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    What outcomes or results can you share that demonstrate progress and/or success?

    The transition was very seamless and resulted in a more secure website. So far, we’ve also been very pleased with their creative output.

    How effective was the project management?

    Their project management is very clear. We receive updates on a regular basis, while time and resource requirements are always clear and fair. They always hit their proposed timelines and have a great sense of how long something will take.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    They’ve embraced our unique culture and how that influences the direction of our website and intranet. They have gained our full confidence. We've learned to rely on ImageX as a business partner—they think for us.

    What tips or recommendations do you have?

    If you have a problem, call ImageX—you won't regret it. They’ll be honest and won't waste your valuable time. If they can't do the job, they'll say so up front. If they do take on the project, they deliver on their promises.

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

    Web Dev & Support for e-Learning Site

    “ImageX has always met or exceeded our expectations in terms of timeline, quality, and general collaboration.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
     
    Feb. 2017 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    ImageX maintains a learning management system that targets academic and corporate users. They provide strategic insight and assist with ad hoc tasks, including a recent landing page refresh.

    The Reviewer
     
    51-200 Employees
     
    New York, New York
    Mike Roberts
    Director of Demand Generation, Schoology
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    ImageX’s high-quality output has contributed to the success of the platform, which has millions of users globally. Their efficiency, punctuality, and transparency have led to a long-term collaboration.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I am the director of demand generation for Schoology, an LMS [learning management system] focused on the education space. It has more than 20 million users worldwide.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire ImageX?

    We hired them for routine website maintenance. They’ve also worked on special projects such as landing page development and other ad hoc tasks.

    What were your goals for this project?

    We always wanted to have a web development partner who could support our digital marketing initiatives and give advice as needed.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    Initially, we evaluated several other agencies. We selected this vendor after reading a number of positive reviews on various review sites and speaking to references they provided.

    Describe the project in detail.

    In the past year, they’ve completed a variety of projects for us. Recently, we launched a landing page aimed at furthering our brand and highlighting user stories. This page has a number of CSS animations and other elements that were implemented without any issues.

    What was the team composition?

    For the past 9 months, we’ve been working with a project manager and the lead developer. They assign additional resources based on the scope of our projects.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    What outcomes or results can you share that demonstrate progress and/or success?

    To date, they’ve delivered all projects on time and within our budget. They’ve analyzed our specifications and provided feedback on the best way to accomplish our goals, which is helpful. Aside from solving business challenges on the web, they’ve also provided strategic guidance on implementing our ideas. As a result, we can easily grow and scale our web presence to meet future business needs.

    How effective was the project management?

    Their project management has been exceptional. All communication happens through Basecamp and a biweekly virtual meeting. They are always up front with requirements and resources required. At the end of each project, they share a full rundown of the actual resources used.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    As a development partner, ImageX has always met or exceeded our expectations in terms of timeline, quality, and general collaboration.

    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

    Drupal Redevelopment for Tech Firm

    "ImageX doesn’t make excuses, and they’re easy to work with."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
     
    Feb. 2016 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    ImageX overhauled a web platform following a major rebranding effort. The new solution is easily scalable, which is critical to future expansion. The project team remains focused on incremental enhancements. 

    The Reviewer
     
    51-200 Employees
     
    Austin, Texas
    Web Producer
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The launched site has evoked overwhelmingly positive user feedback, especially concerning the modern design and seamless UX. Convenient access to experienced developers and thoughtful project management make ImageX an ideal partner. 

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I’m a web producer at an IT monitoring software company. We work with the world’s largest companies to ensure their IT services and applications are always functional. As the global leader in hybrid IT monitoring analytic software, we provide complete visibility for cloud, virtual, and physical IT environments. 

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with ImageX?

    Our company was going through a rebrand and needed a new website. Our existing website was built quickly and poorly before I came to the company. It was made internally and didn’t work well or look good, so we needed a new site. I am the only person handling this project from our end, so I knew I couldn’t do the whole thing by myself. 

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    We started building the site from the ground up. ImageX started by planning the site infrastructure and organization. Then, they handled wireframing before they did the development. We’ve continued to use them after the site was finished with a service agreement for ongoing development.

    Everything was built to the best practice standard. Our old site’s code had just been hacked together and wasn’t scalable or customizable. ImageX designed the new, responsive site based on what we knew we needed, allowing us to expand it in the future. It’s a content-based website with demand generation.

    ImageX did a large integration with us. Because we have a lead-generating website, we use the marketing automation software, Marketo. All of our forms are built in Drupal, but they’re actually Marketo forms, so there’s 2-way communication between Marketo and Drupal. That’s huge for us.

    We didn’t have a search function previously, and our documentation portal is now really robust. We just had PDFs before, and now we have PDFs as well as downloadable and viewable HTML files. We had ZenPack catalogs that are WordPress plugins for our product. It’s open-source, so you can build them yourself or use our pre-made ZenPacks. Our ZenPack catalog was hosted on Wiki but didn’t have a good UX, so ImageX built an entire new ZenPack catalog for us by working with our documentation team.

    We worked with a project manager, a lead developer, and 2 or 3 other developers from ImageX. At different stages, a business development planner helped us with the site architecture. We have an internal designer, so we came up with the design, but ImageX offered creative input.

    How did you come to work with ImageX?

    We wanted the site to be built on Drupal, and we wanted it done well. I started researching Drupal agencies that could be a true partner, not just a development shop. I made a list of 20 agencies and conducted phone interviews with all of them. I narrowed our options to 3 companies. ImageX felt more like a partner than the other choices. They also understood what we needed. They came to Texas from Canada to explain their services and give examples of work they had done before, which was impressive. Their development results were second to none.

    How much have you invested with ImageX?

    I don’t remember the cost of the project. We have a 50-hour per month service agreement with them.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working with ImageX at the beginning of last year, and the relationship is ongoing. 

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or impact of the engagement?

    ImageX helped us design the site with our end-customers in mind, which hadn’t been done previously. We have only gotten positive feedback about the site. Our company used to look at lot older but appears much more modern now. The site is the face of our company, and it actually matches our personality.

    We had a problem before where people weren’t able to find information. The new site has a much better UX and a stronger brand presence because it’s laid out well. From an admin experience, it’s great.

    How did ImageX perform from a project management standpoint?

    They don’t take shortcuts just to finish tasks quickly. They finish work on time and are flexible. ImageX doesn’t make excuses, and they’re easy to work with.

    What did you find most impressive about ImageX?

    They have the best developers that I’ve ever worked with. Their team is collaborative. Their head developer is able to speak to my manager as well as other developers, which is unusual and valuable. We used different agencies for marketing automation and SEO, and they worked well with all those teams.

    Are there any areas ImageX could improve?

    They could move to Texas. In all seriousness, I think they’re great. 

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      They’re extremely reasonable.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I have already recommended them.

    Drupal Implementation for Online University

    "They’ve been tremendously thoughtful partners."

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

    ImageX redesigned an aging proprietary site, implemented a responsive retrofit, and then migrated necessary data to Drupal. The dev team also upgraded the dynamic course listings available to students. 

    The Reviewer
     
    51-200 Employees
     
    Melrose Park, Pennsylvania
    Director
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The new site is more visually appealing and functionally reliable than its predecessor. Expert project management and communication skills let ImageX achieve what several other vendors believed impossible. 

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your organization.

    I am the Web Master and Administrative Coordinator for Educational Services at a small, Jewish university on the east coast of the United States. We offer mostly graduate programs, and it’s almost entirely online. 

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What business challenge were you trying to address with ImageX?

    One of the biggest issues with our old CMS-driven site and hosting provider was that they were proprietary, which meant we totally relied on them for any changes to the website– even for the minor things.

    I’m not a developer, but I have some basic web skills and I’m a pretty quick study. It was frustrating that, as the client, I didn’t have access to certain parts of the site where I could try to make changes myself. Because of that arrangement, everything would end up costing more money than we had within our approved annual budget, and our site was rapidly getting out of date. I had done some research and thought Drupal and Acquia, specifically, seemed like something we would want to try. At the end of the day, we needed a completely new design done within a very limited budget. 

    SOLUTION

    Please describe the scope of their involvement.

    There were a lot of things that were broken on the old site. It was really old and really bad. A lot of the content is similar but the way that it is presented has been completely overhauled. The new website is now mobile friendly and no longer fails on a lot of the web accessibility points like the old site did. The actual usable course listing functionality is different.

    We’re hoping to retain them for a service agreement. I’m trying to convince the people in charge of registering vendors, that it’s a good idea. I’m in the process of signing a service agreement with ImageX for a few hours a month for the Drupal security updates and whatever I can’t do. Though I’m feeling pretty confident in the backend. They’ve been really helpful in terms of training me.

    How did you come to work with ImageX?

    I was given the go ahead, after an extended amount of begging, to begin researching ways to make a new website for grads. The problem was we were super limited in terms of budget. About a year ago, Acquia had done a demo for us and I thought Acquia seemed cool as a host. I thought Drupal seemed really cool too.

    When I was given the go ahead, I asked Acquia about designers I should talk to and they referred me to a couple of different places that priced out something completely out of our budget for designing a new site. Then, I told them it seemed impossible and asked if they had anybody who could meet us with our constraints. They directed me to ImageX primarily because of the open EDU. I talked to Brent Wilker [VP, Business Development at ImageX] and told him that I knew a lot of the high cost was associated with designing everything from scratch, as opposed to using the out of the box stuff, as well as the content migration being expensive. I told him I would rather do the content migration myself if there was a way and for us to use the open EDU framework, and then customize from there. We were able to come up with a way to do it that was within our budget, which was pretty exciting.

    Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

    $30,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working with them December 2016 and the site went live June 2017.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

    The new website really is different from top to bottom. Visually the website looks a lot better, but it also works very well. The search function actually works the way it should and isn't prone to error.

    How did ImageX perform from a project management standpoint?

    I had a dedicated project manager throughout the whole engagement. There were 22 people in Basecamp. About 18 of them were ImageX resources and the rest of them were internal employees. I only interacted with 4–5 resources on a regular basis and it depended on the skills necessary.

    I don’t have any complaints about the process. I’m thoroughly satisfied with the new site and they’ve been tremendously thoughtful partners. They were highly responsive and incredibly helpful. They were also excellent at training and enabling to be more self-sufficient. We used Basecamp extensively for communication, which made it seamless. I never had a difficult time getting in touch with ImageX or getting responses to my questions.

    What distinguishes ImageX from other providers?

    ImageX finished our project ahead of schedule and under budget. Every other designer I talked to thought our launch schedule impossible.

    Is there anything ImageX could have improved or done differently?

    I only have positive feedback.

    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
      I’d absolutely recommend them.