What was the scope of their involvement?
We’ve worked on many projects together, but two very large projects come to mind. The first was called Spledger, which is a fundraising platform we developed in 2016. The other was a complex mobile application that we built for iOS and Android. In both of these projects, I was functioning as a virtual CTO for the companies that were looking to build the products, and Jacob Tyler was our design partner.
On the fundraising project, our teams worked together to establish product guidelines. The client initially had a very limited budget, but after we presented design ideas and basic mockups, they expanded it significantly. After development, they hired us on retainer and we developed several smaller projects.
When we work with Jacob Tyler, we provide a design budget based on the specifics of the project and work fairly closely with them to develop the brand, logos, videos, color palettes, and additional design materials. We also occasionally provide more detailed wireframes and specifications depending on the client’s preferences. We have a very close professional relationship with them across both individual projects and the startups that I work as CTO for.
What is the team composition?
I’ve worked with several team members in the past, but I primarily work with Les (CEO & Chief Creative Officer, Jacob Tyler), who then delegates to members of his team. They have a deep understanding of branding strategy, which is apparent in their portfolio. They’ve done some very large projects, and it was clear that their workflow would mesh well with ours.
How did you come to work with Jacob Tyler?
They came highly recommended from colleagues of ours that had worked with them in the past.
How much have you invested with them?
We’ve spent over $300,000 over the course of the partnership. Initial budgets per project rarely exceed $50,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working together in May 2016, and they’ve been our design partner ever since. We were working on the fundraising platform for about a year and a half with them, while the iOS/Android app took between nine months and a year.