A UX / UI design agency with a product focus

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A digital product innovation studio in London. We combine expertise in UX, UI design and web/mobile development to help you conceive, build and steer digital products.

 
$10,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2008
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London, United Kingdom
headquarters
  • Unit 29, Finsbury Business Centre, 40 Bowling Green Lane
    London EC1R 0NE
    United Kingdom

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Total, John Lewis, Red Bull, PayPoint, Cap HPI, Investec, KPMG, Action for Children, Comic Relief, Drinkaware, House of Commons, Euromoney, Twinings, Imperial College London, UCL

Cap HPI - UX and UI Design for a B2C car management app Image

Cap HPI - UX and UI Design for a B2C car management app

We worked with Cap HPI to research, validate and design a B2C product to extend their service offering.Customer research and interviewsFull design product design languageCustomer facing marketing graphics and custom animations

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Dots by Action for Children - A new web platform for a UK charity

A parenting advice platform created by Action for Children aiming to give good advice for parents with young familes. We got invovled to help test, validate and prototype the idea as well as proceed forward into design and build Strategy, validation and user research Full UX and design Front-end templating Wordpress setup and customisation Continued support and feature development

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Propio - UX and design for a property investment startup

We worked with Propio to redesign their customer facing website as well as rework the UX and UI of their bespoke investment platformUX and UI design systemFront-end developmentProduct strategyhttps://wearelighthouse.com/our-work/propio/

ChargeNow - UX / UI / Development for BMW's electric charging startup Image

ChargeNow - UX / UI / Development for BMW's electric charging startup

We work on a retained basis for this BMW subsidiary across their suite of products, apps and website. Building and maintaining a complete system across all apps and productsWhite labelling systems for third party partners (VW, Mercedes, Audi)Design sprints for new product innovation

Showcaser - UX and UI design for a social video platform Image

Showcaser - UX and UI design for a social video platform

Our work with Showcaser saw us refactor the product's UX, create a consistent UI design system and create a more engaging customer facing front-end.Rework the entire product UXCreate a product UI systemDesign the customer facing marketing sitehttps://wearelighthouse.com/our-work/showcaser/

Drinkaware - Various UX,  design & development projects Image

Drinkaware - Various UX, design & development projects

We worked with the Drinkaware team to plan and design a tool to help the general public understand the nutritional content of their alcoholic drinks.UX and designFront-end templatingIntegration of third party APICustom illustrations and icon set https://wearelighthouse.com/our-work/drinkaware/

BandWagon - UI Design for a live music platform Image

BandWagon - UI Design for a live music platform

We built v1 of BandWagon all the way back in 2011 and came back on board to breathe some new life into the visuals for the platform in 2018.https://wearelighthouse.com/our-work/bandwagon/

SceneIt - Startup product design and development Image

SceneIt - Startup product design and development

We helped the founders of this ambitious travel startup test and validate their idea before designing and building the system from the ground up. Prototyping and detailed product scopingFull UX and UI designBespoke platform developmentPost-launch steering and iterative improvement https://wearelighthouse.com/our-work/sceneit/

Blank Rail - Design and Devleopment of a fashion MVP Image

Blank Rail - Design and Devleopment of a fashion MVP

We worked with Blank Rail to launch the MVP of the startup's fashion wishlist toolUX and product designFull web application buildProduct browser extensionhttps://wearelighthouse.com/our-work/blank-rail/

Connect - Product design and development for an innovative research company Image

Connect - Product design and development for an innovative research company

A bespoke tool created to completely digitise the workflow of a market research company working with large names like the BBC, Google and eBay.Workshopping and wireframing the potential solutionCreation of modular UI kitFull front and back-end developmenthttps://wearelighthouse.com/our-work/revealing-reality/

Event Safety Plan - Product Design and Build for a SaaS Platform Image

Event Safety Plan - Product Design and Build for a SaaS Platform

We helped scope, design and build the MVP of Event Safety Plan and in the years since have consistently worked with the founding team to build new features and extend the product as more users came on board.Full UX and UI designFront and Back-end developmentProduct strategy and steeringSprint-based continuous improvement

Dealogic - Web Design & Development for a Global Financial Company Image

Dealogic - Web Design & Development for a Global Financial Company

A global organisation providing financial data and software we came on board to completely redesign and redevelop Dealogic's corporate website. Full design and UXFront and back-end developmentWordpress install and customisationIntegration of third part APIsContinued support and maintenance https://wearelighthouse.com/our-work/dealogic/

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Frontend Dev for Health & Wellness Company

"They’re passionate about their work."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. - Aug. 2020
Project summary: 

After helping to come up with the final look, Lighthouse London designed the frontend of a native iOS and Android health and wellness app. They did the splash and home screens and conducted market research.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, England
Co-Founder, FitQuid
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Not only did Lighthouse London meet the business' expectations, but they also went above and beyond the ask to add value to the product. The team communicated clearly and managed the project well. Furthermore, their enthusiasm and care for what they do enabled them to bring the vision to life. 

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 co-founder of FitQuid, a health and wellness company. We’re currently working on an app.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Lighthouse London?

We needed help with the frontend design of our app and making the idea into something physical. We only had a concept and idea.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Lighthouse London helped with the frontend design and with formulating the actual concept and the final look of the app. They did the standard elements such as a splash screen, onboarding, home screens, and a shop. It was a standard application design. 

It’s a health and wellness app. People can engage in activities as well as healthy behaviors to earn points. Then they use those coins to purchase business services from our shop. It’s an iOS and Android app. They’re native technologies for both.

They have a process in place whereby you’d do a workshop to get a common understanding of the intricacies and the details of the concept. They also did quite a few interviews and polls, as well as some market research.

What is the team composition?

I mainly work with the co-founder and the designer. We also interact with the other co-founder of Lighthouse London when it comes to invoices, etc.

How did you come to work with Lighthouse London?

We had a conversation with them and I felt they were the right fit. I was looking for a team that would not only be able to implement the vision that I had but would also challenge every aspect of it.

I decided to go with Lighthouse London because of the people. They’re passionate about what they do. Michal (UI/UX designer) considers the work he’s done so far as his baby.

He insisted on viewing the work that the developers were doing to make sure that the design guidelines that he drafted for the app are being fully implemented. That kind of commitment and passion was the reason why I picked them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent £20,000–£30,000 (approximately $25,700–$38,500 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from March–August 2020. We’re still making final changes.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They did a standard frontend development process that a lot of companies do but their unique selling benefit (USB) is their people and passion. They not only designed the concept and brought it to life but they also enriched it with their points of view and their experience, which we valued. 

Lighthouse London had a huge part to play in the design of the shop and the app, the target audience, the visitors, and specific UX elements that we would consider in terms of our target audience. Our target audience is an aging population, so that came with different UI/UX factors. 

We needed larger fonts and certain colors to make sure it was acceptable for people with a range of vision impairment issues. The biggest value that they’ve added was that we were able to put the concept into practice. We started off with a concept and now that concept is a reality with all the intricacies thanks to their work.

How did Lighthouse London perform from a project management standpoint?

Lighthouse London’s project management was very good. We had a weekly update meeting. That frequency was increased whenever we felt there was a need to do so. Their communication was also great. 

Towards the end of every milestone, they sent us full reports, timesheet reports, and projected hours to be worked as well. There was clear, on-point communication of the project progression, so we were never surprised. We used Basecamp, which was very user-friendly and easy to handle. It was great.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Lighthouse London cares about what they do, and they’re passionate about their work. They want to represent themselves in everything they do and want to make sure it’s done perfectly well. 

They added value to what we wanted to do. The team talked to us and enriched us with their experiences. They gave recommendations and suggestions that added value to the application.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, not that I can think of. I was so impressed with their work. They did a tremendous job.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Establish expectations. Some people already have an idea that’s fully formulated and just want someone competent to come in and implement it. If you establish that expectation, it’s a lot easier for Lighthouse London to work with you.

We had an hour-long meeting where we asked them what their expectations were as a vendor and we told them what we expected as well.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Whatever comments we have, they get them done in 1–2 hours, even on the weekend sometimes.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    You definitely get your value. We’re getting proper quality for what we pay.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

UX Design for Cybersecurity Solutions Company

"They clearly understood what we were trying to do and were excited about the project."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. - July 2020
Project summary: 

Lighthouse London designed the UX/UI for a cybersecurity SaaS platform. The conducted design research and delivered low- and high-fidelity wireframes.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Adam Bateman
CEO, Push Security
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Feedback from investors and beta clients has been overwhelmingly positive. Lighthouse London challenged their partners and brought new ideas to the table that improved the platform. They communicated regularly and provided regular updates.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We’re a tech startup in the R&D phase about to launch our product. We’re a cybersecurity company building a SaaS solution to improve their cybersecurity against hackers. We’re trying to take a complex problem and make it very simple. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Lighthouse London?

Cybersecurity is fast-growing and competitive, so they helped us bring our brand alive. They translated into our new product for us. We also tasked them with creating a simple solution for a complex problem.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They’re focused on our product’s UI design, in terms of wireframing and UX. As part of that, they did design research and low- and high fidelity wireframes.

What is the team composition?

We engaged with a total of five people across the project.

When we initially spoke to the company, we were engaging with Dan (Co-Founder). Then he handed it over to Tom (Co-Founder) and he oversaw the project. Then we worked with a designer and she was the most involved member of the team. We also had a few other people come onto the project, one who did design research, and another who worked on wireframing with our primary designer.

How did you come to work with Lighthouse London?

Initially we found them on Clutch. We did an initial screening looking through portfolios and they made it onto our shortlist.  We selected them because of their enthusiasm and the skills they had. They clearly understood what we were trying to do and were excited about the project. They were also very reasonably priced and we were able to work directly with the team.

How much have you invested with them?

In the first phase, we spent £24,000 (approximately $30,000).

What is the status of this engagement?

The project lasted from March–July 2020.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve been talking to potential investors, beta customers, and industry pairs. When we’ve demonstrated the website, we’ve received unanimous praise for the work and direction.

How did Lighthouse London perform from a project management standpoint?

They did very well. They used Basecamp, we had a weekly call, and they walked us through reports regularly. We noticed that they sometimes worked late to make sure we were still on track. They finished on budget as well, and they helped us track it.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The difference between Lighthouse London and other service providers was that they challenged us and came back with better ideas. They pushed us to improve the product.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We gave them some minor feedback on the project reports. Instead of breaking down the project on how many hours we’ve used, we asked them to tell us how much we’ve spent of the budget and what we were projected to spend. For example, we wanted them to say that if we are 70% through our budget. Then they could outline if we were projected to be under budget or over. They implemented that feedback and it made it easier to determine how we should manage the budget.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Encourage them to challenge the customer. It’s easy to have a set idea of what you want, but they have great ideas. Let them figure out how they’ll achieve your goals.

5.0
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

Prototype App Dev for Sailing Organization

"They proposed a number of solutions we wouldn't have thought of which they encouraged us to consider."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2019 - Feb. 2020
Project summary: 

Lighthouse London helped revitalize a mobile app and website for a sailing organization/ After creating a design, they developed an interactive model to get signed off on from stakeholders.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, England
Director, The Cruising Association
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Lighthouse London's interactive model has been used to socialize the wider project among key stakeholders. Paying close attention to detail, they brought unique thought and design. They responded well to feedback from stakeholders and had an excellent workflow.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am a Director of The Cruising Association, Britain's leading organisation for cruising sailors. With over 6000 members around the world, we provide services, information, help and advice to sailors worldwide.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Lighthouse London?

We are looking to revitalise/revamp an existing Mobile App and Website.

What were your goals for this project?

We wished to refresh the look and feel of the App, whilst at the same time introducing more complex features, and yet make the App easier and more intuitive to use.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We looked explicitly for experts in usability, then asked two vendors to make proposals. This company submitted a proposal which showed a clear understanding of our goals and we were satisfied to meet our outcomes.

Describe the project in detail.

Once selected, we had a discovery meeting to set goals, and agreed on the primary focus. The company then carried out a short series of telephone interviews with a selection of users (members) to identify the most important feedback from users. This information was fed into a design which was worked up into an interactive model. This model was used to get sign off from all our stakeholders and company board.

What was the team composition?

The company has a central communication system to which our team was invited. Most contact was with one key consultant and the CEO.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

At the time of writing, the interactive model has been used to socialise the wider project among around 100 key stakeholders with almost universal acceptance. The project is currently in the next phase of final design prior to final coding.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Excellent. Information was exchanged daily and key stakeholders were encouraged to give feedback as the design progressed.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Attention to detail. Unique thought and design patterns which we would not have thought of. They proposed a number of solutions we wouldn't have thought of which they encouraged us to consider.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We'd always like more for the money!

4.5
Overall Score Very satisfied. Met all our goals.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They met all our deadlines as agreed.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Not the cheapest, but good value.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    No issues with the quality.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would certainly recommend them for design and usability work.

UI/UX Design for Custom Software Dev Agency

“Out of all the design companies we have worked with, they have been the best.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Lighthouse London provided UX/UI development for custom software development agency. They created wireframes from scratch and delivered modern and interactive platforms.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Devon, United Kingdom
Lewis Boyles-White
Director, Core Blue Ltd.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Lighthouse London delivers intuitive and functional products. The team is reliable and can complete projects on tight schedules. Their understanding of the technical aspects is very valuable. They communicate effectively and have built a strong cross-team workflow.  

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a custom software development agency, and I am the managing director.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Lighthouse London?

We tend to work with our clients to create custom software and custom web platforms. We didn’t have UI/UX skills in-house, so we were looking for an agency to support our UI/UX requirements.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We have worked with them for about two years now and have brought them in on about six or seven projects for their UI and UX capabilities.

Typically, they will work with the client early on to take our backlog, which is basically a list of things that the software needs to do, and then will then create the wireframes from scratch. They will take the software requirements and create even the most basic low fidelity wireframes through to the finished product.

What is the team composition?

We have worked with around six people from their team.

How did you come to work with Lighthouse London?

I think we got in touch with them through a referral from a personal contact. The thing that stood out for us is their understanding of development. They were able to understand what is technically possible and what would be too expensive or complicated, and really understand that what they design has to be built by us. They were able to deliver stuff to a really high standard and on time, which is basically all the things that anyone looks for.

How much have you invested in them?

We have spent about £200,000 (approximately $244,405 USD) with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

I think it was January 2019, and we are still working with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They are able to give applications a modern and interactive feeling and create software that is highly functional, but highly intuitive which is what we are looking for.

Although I can’t necessarily give feedback on the end results of a customer because I don’t have those stats, we are able to move a project from concept through to delivery in a really rapid process. In terms of rapidly prototyping MVP apps and really intuitive apps, they are able to do that quickly. Our projects get delivered on time with them

How did Lighthouse London perform from a project management standpoint?

In terms of project management, I think it is a really smooth and effective process. They have a lot of infrastructures that are able to keep projects running smoothly. Typically, it can be quite a sticky process where we are having to collect all the assets that they are creating and basically revert them into actual working software. With Lighthouse London, they are able to work with us to rapidly get all of the assets and all of the resources we need to continue on with the project and remove any blockers in the way.

In terms of their project management, the communication back and forth is highly effective. We are always talking to them on Slack, back and forth through email, and getting stuff from them very, very quickly.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I think it is their ability to really understand the value of the products.  A lot of the other design agencies we work with can get really caught up on the creative side and miss some of the real technical value and the intuitive aspects that they are really good at.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of any areas of improvement. Out of all the design companies we have worked with, they have been the best.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

My advice to anyone working with them would be to listen to their advice and ask for the direction. You get the most out of any consultancy company when you ask for direction and listen to the feedback that has been given.

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
    We refer them to our partners all the time.

Web Design for Interior Design Studio

"They felt like an extension of our own team and were a fun bunch to work alongside."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2015 - Sept. 2017
Project summary: 

Lighthouse London designed a website for an interior design studio. The team provided UX designs, created content, and acted as post-launch consultants.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Liam Clifford
Partner, YAM Studios
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website has recieved positive feedback from both internal and external sources, as well as leading to an increase in leads. Lighthouse London produces high-quality results through a collaborative process. The team ensures that the needs and requirements of the clients are being met.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the founder of an interior design studio based in central London. We specialise in creating minimal / monochrome / urban / scandinavian style spaces, which combine beautiful materials and textures with architectural features and designer furniture.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Lighthouse London?

Our website was in need of some work to better represent our maturing business. The previous version didn't represent us well and wasn’t converting as well as we would hope, mainly down to the UX, content and structure. We were also in need of someone who could give advice on digital strategies and act as a sounding board for our ideas on an ongoing basis.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a website which reflected our design ethos and communicated our service and skills in a clear way. Our aim was to increase conversions from visitors to the site.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We reached out to a handful of agencies who all pitched for the work. We’d met Lighthouse a couple of years back when we worked in the same area and they were also recommended by someone in our network. They impressed us with helpful advice from the start as well as being a good personality fit.

Describe the project in detail.

Lighthouse helped us refine our positioning, messaging and user journeys through the site and provided UX foundations for us to work from. They also acted as consultants after launch to help add incremental improvements and refine strategies over time.

What was the team composition?

We worked with one of the company founders as well as two of the UX/design team.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The site has received great comments from clients and led to an increase in conversion from online leads as well as a drastic increase in average project size.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Communication was good. We used online tools to keep in touch which helped stay on track and remain aware of what was going on and what was needed next.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The work produced was excellent but the best part was how easy it was to work with Lighthouse. They felt like an extension of our own team and were a fun bunch to work alongside. They listened to all our ideas, understood our goals instantly and helped us improve upon these in ways that we hadn’t expected.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Nothing major. Our sessions generated lots of ideas, at the start it was hard to keep on top of all of these. This improved as we found better ways to document our sessions and build lists of tasks for us to concentrate on in the future.

5.0
Overall Score The experience was enjoyable and produced results, overall we were very happy.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Almost everything was delivered on time and communication was good when extra time was needed.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    For us it was all about the return on investment, in that sense great value.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We're really happy with the result and the impact on our business.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We've recommended them a number of times and had good feedback, they are top of our list to recommend in the future.

UX/UI Design and Mobile Optimization for Web App

"They were very creative and put a lot of ideas forward."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. - Jul. 2019
Project summary: 

Lighthouse London designed a mobile-first web application for vehicular data management. They created designs with illustrations and animations for a React frontend.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Leeds, United Kingdom
Heba Zayed
Consumer Marketing Manager, Cap Hpi
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their designs proved useful and the customer leveraged them to start building an iOS version. Lighthouse London is a resourceful team and they’re eager to learn about the product in order to generate thoughtful ideas.

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 marketing manager for a vehicle data house company. We've got a few products out there. We package up vehicle data and send it to consumers for purposes like valuation and testing.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Lighthouse London?

We wanted to streamline some of our data and products into a single, personalized, mobile-first experience. We usually only see our users about once every three years when they buy a car, so we wanted to stay in the loop and offer more of our data in an ongoing way.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They started by conducting some research, creating driver personas and using our customer base to do some questionnaires as well as one-on-one interviews. They then used product data to create a bespoke design with illustrations and animations. We didn’t give them any sketches—they had free rein and ran with it. They translated their designs and shared them through InVision.

Their designs, including UI/UX designs, were focused on a mobile-first web app that could easily translate into an iOS app. We used React on the frontend.

What is the team composition?

We worked with different people at different stages. We had one person helping with the research stage and another overseeing the accounts throughout. There were one or two designers we worked with consistently. Altogether there were about 14 members.

How did you come to work with Lighthouse London?

I saw their reviews on Clutch and they were on my shortlist. They’d also been recommended to my director by another source.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent 50,000–60,000 pounds ($62,000–$74,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from March—July 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’ve got a very modern approach. They’re very responsive and detailed. Their team members were friendly and eager to learn about our product. We’ll work with them again.

How did Lighthouse London perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project management was thorough. It was very fluid. They had a team member who helped with managing that and it was well taken care of. Their communication and attention to detail were great.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They had a fresh approach and they weren't afraid to show us things that we hadn’t asked for. They were very creative and put a lot of ideas forward. We weren't strict with our current branding or anything—we gave them a creative license and they came up with some really nice ideas that we've adopted.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I think we were really quite happy.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be very specific in your direction with them.

5.0
Overall Score It was a pleasure. We saw great results.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We didn't have any issues with delays.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They were timely, professional, and talented.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Design Iteration for Parent Mobile App

"We achieved a successful visual representation of a mobile app that spoke directly to our defined pain points" 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Mar. - Jun. 2019
Project summary: 

Lighthouse London developed an initial UX/UI for a parenting startup. Working with an existing MVP, they designed a first-iteration interface to remedy identified pain points.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, UK
Co-Founder & Product Manager, Parenting Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Internal stakeholders were pleased with the design, saying it successfully captured their vision for the project. Lighthouse London provided flexible yet effective project management and adhered to all deadlines. Customers can expect their requirements to be understood thoughtfully.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

My role is Co-Founder & Product Manager at a company that's developing a parent mobile app. Everyone’s parenting journey is different because we are all different. This life-changing experience can be uplifting, lonely, mind-blowing and sometimes frightening and we all need support in managing the good and bad times. We are passionate about providing that support. Our innovative app aspires to connect and empower all parents, whatever their circumstances through (1) Collaborative problem solving (2) Shared experiences (advice, stories, ideas) The app is inspired by our own parenting journey as well as by other mums and dads who feel there is a lack of genuine and real-time support at local community level - the app fills that gap by connecting parents in local communities to share ideas, stories, advice and information. This fantastic app is a dedicated ‘one-stop-shop’ solution helping us all to navigate the challenges of parenting together.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Lighthouse London?

The company recruited Lighthouse to take on the the UI and UX elements of the project

What were your goals for this project?

With limited budget, we wanted to recruit a local UK design firm who understood the UK market & its demographics, to help produce a first design iteration of a mobile app against our requirements and pain points captured from our MVP. The aim was then to off-shore this for futher design enhancements and development.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We wanted to partner with a local UK design firm, so shortlisted firms against this as a key criteria. A recommendation from a Google resource then led us to partnering with Light House.

Describe the project in detail.

Project was setup to deliver a mobile app for parents which included the following features for an MVP: - Group chat feature - buy/sell feature

What was the team composition?

Team consisted of 2 Co-founding members (a husband and wife team) who interfaced directly with the Light House team (PM and Designers) to produce the first design iteration.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We achieved a successful visual representation of a mobile app that spoke directly to our defined pain points and requirements.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We found the workflow between both organisations to be very effective and efficient. LightHouse offers flexible engagement via their project toolset(s) and standard in-person, email, phone call etc., as and when required, to ensure project goals are understood and timelines are achieved.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The company's ability to interpret our requirements and position the most effective way forward. This controlled costs and timelines to deliver the right set of features to test the market with.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We discussed and agreed on a target date that Light House helped us achieve successfully.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    A competitive price was offered as we were a startup, which we were very grateful for.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The company provided us thought leadership and best-practise recommendations
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Design for Property Investment Platform

"Customers have given positive feedback on the simplicity and design of the site."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Apr. 2018 - Mar. 2019
Project summary: 

Lighthouse London redesigned and developed web products to attract a newer demographic and improve user-friendliness while meeting UK-specific standards. They used Sketch and InVision to craft the platform.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
London, England
Tom Buttress
Founder & Managing Director, Propio.com
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Conversions and users increased due to Lighthouse London’s skilled design capabilities. Their responsiveness supplemented their professional management style. Their flexibility is also noteworthy. Customers can expect a secure and resourceful team that communicates effectively.   

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 managing director and founder of Propio, a property investment platform that enables users to invest in property through their phones.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Lighthouse London?

We needed to revamp the product to make it user-friendly and meet a specific UK tax legislation called an ISA. We also wanted Lighthouse London to create a new marketing site to attract a younger demographic to our platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Lighthouse London provided design and software development skills, strategic product advice, and project management services to structure a new technical product. We know about our customers’ demographics, likes, and lifestyles. After giving them a brief discussing our base and comparable websites for inspiration, their team figured out the look and feel for our new platform. Once we signed off, they rolled out our new technical products. Their team used Sketch and InVision as the main technologies.

What is the team composition?

We had a primary point of contact and a project manager. I believe we had a team of around five people throughout the project that were skilled in design, development, and project management. I’m also on good terms with the co-founder, so I could speak to him about any commercial decisions.

How did you come to work with Lighthouse London?

Lighthouse London came highly recommended from a business we used to work with.

How much have you invested with them?

We invested between $50,000–$10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We engaged with Lighthouse London from April 2018 to March 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Overall, we’re happy with the work completed by Lighthouse London. We’ve seen a 61% increase in our user base, and about a 30% increase in conversions. Customers have given positive feedback on the simplicity and design of the site.

Our team was particularly impressed with their design and UX capabilities. Lighthouse London is full of creative people that can structure complicated and complex information in a user-friendly and clean way. That’s their true strength. They also have a set of senior leadership that is responsive and flexible to demands. If we want to discuss something that isn’t going well, they’re open to that. Another impressive trait about them is their network. They’re good at bringing in outside resources when they don’t have a certain skill in-house.

How did Lighthouse London perform from a project management standpoint?

Day-to-day project management was great. Their team is always responsive, using Slack to communicate with everyone involved with the project. The contact on our end who was involved in managing the project was always privy to what was going on. Their senior-level resources were excellent at structuring and breaking down the project. In terms of other tools, we used Asana and Basecamp to communicate with the designers.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Being a startup, our demands and goals change on a monthly basis. Lighthouse London was flexible at adapting to our requirements. Even when we’re unclear about specifics, they’re happy to deal with any challenges. I’d also say that pricewise, their costs are competitive for the skills they deliver.

Are there any areas they could improve?

During our project, we said that we wanted more insights monthly. I think they could do better with their reporting. In particular, forecasting what the next month would look like in terms of cost, time, and goals.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Meet with Lighthouse London and have a workshop. Their team is happy to set up a time to get a better understanding of how they can support you, and find out whether your teams will work well together. I would urge people to have a decent workshop as opposed to a short meeting or going over a proposal.

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

Custom Software Dev for Creative Content Agency

"Lighthouse London really felt like an extension of our team. From day one, they just got it."

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

Lighthouse London created a custom internal web tool to observe, track, and store trends with integrated quality control. The team led the development from a discovery phase to user testing.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Siobhan Sleet
Company Director, Not Actual Size
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The tool deployed to praise from internal stakeholders and is still actively used two years later. Lighthouse London delivered high-quality development work on time and seamlessly. The team ran a smooth collaboration through consistent communication and a quick understanding of goals.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Not Actual Size is an independent creative content agency based in London. We create content for global brands. As the company director, I’m responsible for oversight of all campaigns and content produced by the agency.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Lighthouse London?

We hired Lighthouse London to create a bespoke online tool—called The Observatory—that will allow our team to collect insights and observe trends. 

What were your goals for this project?

We had existing systems in place for observing and tracking trends, but they lacked quality control and a clear storage system (i.e., we were mainly using Excel sheets and emails). We wanted to create something that allowed us to have a clean interface and way to search for insights while also ensuring quality control.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Lighthouse London was recommended to us by colleagues who had worked with them in the past. They came in to pitch us and suggested some smart ideas for how we could work together to get the project going.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Initial stages included the Lighthouse London team conducting a workshop with our team to understand the requirements and the different user perspectives. In this session, we shared with them what we were using, our objectives, and a relatively open brief—we knew we wanted improvement but didn't know how that would shape up.  

The Lighthouse London team came back with a range of ideas and price points. They had really understood the problem, and we loved the passion they put into the project from the start. 

Once we had an idea, the team started to work on wireframes and work with the team in our agency to test these to see how they would work in practice. Through a period of testing, we then got to a place where we were all happy. 

The tool has multiple functions: teams can directly upload content from media sites into The Observatory while implementing quality-control with a review and authorization panel. Following the initial build, we added things to the scope because the way we were using the tool required a few extra elements. We further developed The Observatory with Lighthouse London by creating a board functionality to allow teams to curate observations and trends for client reports.

What was the team composition?

We worked with about 4–5 people at Lighthouse London, including Tom (Co-Founder, Lighthouse London) and Dan (Co-Founder, Lighthouse London). 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Two years later, The Observatory is used every day at Not Actual Size. It is a fundamental of our business, and we are looking to continue the development of this with Lighthouse London to ensure it evolves as our business grows and needs change.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Tom and Dan brought the right skills to the right meetings, and their interaction was seamless. We never experienced an example where someone came to us not knowing information that another member of their team had gathered. They encouraged us to use Basecamp, which ensured our team could jump in and out of the project seamlessly and get quick and easy updates.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Lighthouse London really felt like an extension of our team. From day one, they just got it. They understood what we were looking for and were keen to work collaboratively with us to ensure we could achieve our goals. Beyond that, the work was fantastic and has definitely brought positive change in our business.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We'd like to improve the tool, but not through any issue with Lighthouse London – it's more about continuing to evolve the technology as our team and business grow and the way we use it needs to adapt with time.

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

Development & Design of E-Commerce Website

“Not only does the site look great, but it also works well.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Lighthouse London developed an e-commerce website. Deliverables included design, functions, and features. They continue to provide development services.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Anthony Tang
Founder, Blank Rail
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their creative, solutions-oriented team delivered a clean, functional site that has garnered high praise from users and internal stakeholders. Responsive and timely, Lighthouse London provides actionable insights. They are highly experienced and trustworthy.  

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 founder of Blank Rail, an e-commerce company. Our website provides users with a wish list to improve and streamline the online shopping experience.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Lighthouse London?

I hired Lighthouse London for software development services.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Lighthouse London developed my website with a Google site builder. They helped with many of the site’s creative aspects, such as the design and its functions, and they consulted on a lot of the features. They continue to help me with other technical tasks and provide insights into my ideas.

What is the team composition?

I work with Tom (Director and Co-Founder, Lighthouse London), a project manager, a head developer, two designers, and a couple of freelance team members.

How did you come to work with Lighthouse London?

I wanted to hire a local website developer, and I found Lighthouse London on Google.

How much have you invested with them?

I’ve spent around £30,000 (approximately $38,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

The engagement began in March 2018, and they completed the site by that fall. I now work with Lighthouse London on a month-to-month basis.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Users are happy with the website. I’ve received positive feedback that the site is clean and has a beautiful color scheme. Not only does the site look great, but it also works well.

How did Lighthouse London perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicate via an online platform, and everyone from Lighthouse London can see my messages. This ensures quick follow-up. When we discover a bug, someone from Lighthouse London works on it within the same day. We haven’t been communicating as frequently recently, but we usually have monthly meetings to catch up and discuss the development pipeline.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Lighthouse London’s team is incredibly creative and great at problem-solving, which has enabled them to make the site both aesthetically-pleasing and user-friendly. They give me the autonomy to make the final decision while providing helpful feedback and suggested improvements.

Without Lighthouse London, many of my ideas wouldn’t have worked out, and they’re continually helping me develop new ones. We’ve established a strong working relationship. They’re very trustworthy.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I believe they’re working on this, but adding business and marketing services would be helpful. In this regard, they’d not only develop the product but also have the resources to launch and market it.

Any advice for potential customers?

Listen to Lighthouse London and trust them. They have a lot of experience. Often, when I think I know what I want, they show me why that won’t work and propose different solutions.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 3.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
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Lighthouse London Studio Ltd
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Jurisdiction of Formation
United Kingdom
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08718586
Date of Formation
Oct 4, 2013
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