We turn your startup dreams into reality

We are a Digital Product Design Agency specializing in software, application and marketplace design for seeded startups and entrepreneur.

But that is what we do, what we are most proud of is why we do it. For us it’s simple: make people’s dreams come true. Be an authentic partner helping business partners, moms, dads, brothers, sisters, lovers, cousins, co-ops and friends turn an abstract thought a living breathing thing – digitally speaking that is :)

Our Capabilities include: Branding, VC Communication Design, Product Design, Rapid Prototyping, Product Testing, Front-end & Back-end Development, and passion-passion-passion.

 
$10,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2018
Show all +
Los Angeles,
headquarters
  • Los Angeles
    United States
other locations
  • San Francisco
    United States
  • Seattle, WA
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Our projects typically begin at $10K. We have worked from there and up to startups and entrepreneur with a $12M evaluation mark and above.

Development Marketing Page Image

Development Marketing Page

Marketing landing page for a Syntx's product development services.

SaaS Dashboard Image

SaaS Dashboard

SaaS Dashboard User Interface design concept for a startup client.

Woolly Labs Mobile UI Image

Woolly Labs Mobile UI

User Interface for an Artificial Intelligent Search tool that empowers users to find sneakers they see in the street. Simply see, snap, search, find!

Socks for Gents eCommerce Image

Socks for Gents eCommerce

User Interface design and content design for an online sock store with subscription model.

Gym Tote Mobile Application Image

Gym Tote Mobile Application

A mobile application design for traveling business folks that want to keep their training regime going while on the road.

CDK Product Landing Page Image

CDK Product Landing Page

Product landing page for a new Automotive Website Platform.

Reviews

Sort by

UI/UX Design for Automotive Digital Company

"Kind+Human focused on finding newer ways of approaching UX, as opposed to settling for an older standard."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Kind+Human serves as a UI/UX design partner for a digital automotive company. They strive to find custom and modernized layouts and flows to appeal to younger audiences during the car search process.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Seattle, Washington
CTO, Automotive Internet Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Kind+Human has proven to be a reliable and creative partner by successfully introducing designs that have performed well in demonstrations and received positive feedback. The team is ambitious, talented, and receptive of new ideas. They collaborate well with in-house personnel and other vendors.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the chief product officer at a company in the automotive space.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kind+Human?

We are trying to create a new shopping process that is transparent and meets the shopping needs of today's consumers, specifically focused on millennials and members of Generation Z. A lot of the current user experiences have a feel that's stuck in a legacy paradigm. Kind+Human helped us to think through what that user experience needs to look like, so it's more akin to what a modern application would be.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We work with JR (Director of UI Design, Kind+Human) to create different prototypes to help us conceptualize what we are trying to achieve. JR has guided us throughout the process of finding a new website experience that appeals to users from discovery through a transaction. Together, we have conducted multiple rounds of development for a prototype demo that we’ve used in our sales process. JR also led the creation of two other iterations of the site that have different designs, so we managed to explore several other dimensions. JR has also worked in tandem with another firm to develop an AI chatbot, which we prioritized as a means to introduce a new level of interaction on the site.

What is the team composition?

JR serves as our project manager and lead developer.

How did you come to work with Kind+Human?

JR worked for me in a larger organization before I helped found this startup. I had five years of experience working with him, and I was familiar and comfortable with the quality of his work. Our initial designer was not the right fit, so I contacted JR after that partnership fell through.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $70,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our engagement began in October 2018 and remains ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

JR’s been very creative in his approach, and it shows in the final deliverables. Kind+Human focused on finding newer ways of approaching UX, as opposed to settling for an older standard. We’ve worked with another firm to outline our chosen UX approach in a video demonstration, and we’ve received exceptional feedback from individual consultants and leadership at large manufacturers.

How did Kind+Human perform from a project management standpoint?

I’ve always found it more worthwhile to work together iteratively so that we receive exactly what we’re looking for. Kind+Human worked well with that approach. They are receptive of feedback and make swift attempts to implement it.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their creativity stands out. When I had problems to solve, JR presented a few approaches that I always found pretty unique. JR inspires us to go in new directions, which is precisely what we were looking for.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Their team is much more oriented toward the creative side of the products, so we’ve had to QA test their work to pick up on small content issues they might not have noticed, which can slow the process down. I’d encourage them to demonstrate more attention to finer content details.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure there is a high level of communication.

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

User Interface Design for Software Development Firm

“...they're very detail-oriented and motivated to deliver unique, innovative designs.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
May 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Kind+Human is designing the UI/UX for a mobile app from scratch, working directly with internal teams and the client to establish mood boards, wireframes, and full design services. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Thousand Oaks, California
JP Wallhorn
CEO, Syntex
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Kind+Human delivers extremely creative, unique designs that help client projects stand out in competitive markets. In addition to the quality of their work, they're also very motivated, proactive, and timely in their approach. The whole relationship has been seamless thus far. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the CEO of Syntex, a software development agency based in Thousand Oaks, Calif. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kind+Human?

We reached out to Kind+Human to do the UI/UX design for a mobile app we were developing for a client. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Kind+Human worked directly with our client to develop design proposals, using a rough site map of the screens and functionality required for a mobile app. From there, they created a mood board, developed a direction, created wireframes, and provided full design of the UI/UX. 

What is the team composition? 

We work mostly with Jean-Roux (Director UI Design, Kind+Human), who is in direct contact with our client and engineering team.

How did you come to work with Kind+Human?

We posted a job description that Jean-Roux responded to directly. After speaking with him and looking over his company's portfolio, we felt comfortable giving them a shot. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We've been working with them since May 2019. They're finishing up the final design of the MVP, but just waiting on some additional requirements from the client.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Kind+Human's creative designs have definitely helped the app stand out in the market. We're so happy with their designs that we intend on working with them on all of our future projects. 

How did Kind+Human perform from a project management standpoint?

The whole process has been relatively seamless. We mostly handle project management on our end, but they've been good about clearing out tickets, keeping detailed notes, and keeping us up to date on everything. We mostly communicate with them through web conferences and Slack.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their creativity and organization sets them apart. Nothing ever falls through the cracks, and they're very detail-oriented and motivated to deliver unique, innovative designs. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can't think of anything. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Go into the relationship with an open mind and trust the process because they know what they're doing, especially when it comes to designing something different that will stand out from the crowd. 

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 & Collateral Design for Tech Startup

“Kind+Human is more of a partner than a vendor.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Initially, Kind+Human took the lead in prototyping and UX design. They continue to create marketing collateral targeting potential investors.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Seattle, Washington
Alyson Sharron
Head of Marketing, Root & Associates
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Kind+Human excels at creatively communicating the brand messaging to potential investors and customers. The team is insightful, collaborative, and accommodating. They take pride in functioning more as partners instead of a typical vendor.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the head of marketing for an early-stage startup in the technology space. Our mission is to transform the car-buying experience.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Kind+Human?

We hired Kind+Human for rapid prototyping and UX design.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal is to attract potential partners and investors.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We’ve worked extensively with the principal of Kind+Human in the past. We decided to work with him again based on our prior experience.

Describe the project in detail.

Aside from helping us create our product prototype, Kind+Human has also designed our one-pager documents and other collaterals.

What was the team composition?

I work directly with the principal of Kind+Human and a team that helps with collateral design.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Because of Kind+Human's work, we’re able to visually share our product vision and make inroads with potential partners and investors.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The workflow between our teams is streamlined. We collaborate via Slack and phone.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Kind+Human is more of a partner than a vendor. Not only are they fully engaged in the collaboration process, but they are also innovative, helpful, and insightful. They are passionate about seeing their clients succeed.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Everything can always be done faster, but our collaboration has been successful so far.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They are extremely responsive. They deliver on time and within our budget.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They are competitively priced.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We’ve been quite happy with the quality of their work.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer