What was the scope of their involvement?
Our previous developers custom-built the CMS using a Laravel framework. This made it difficult to find other developers to interact with the code and provide even small changes. Therefore, Linking Arts moved the platform into a more manageable development environment. Then, they redesigned the site and optimized it for mobile. Now, gallery visitors can visit our website and get an app-like experience without having to download anything.
Linking Arts also assisted our marketing efforts by going over the site and strengthening our calls-to-action. They helped us utilize as many customer conversion strategies as possible. We’re constantly working together to improve SEO by regularly posting on our blog, creatively using headers, and tagging metadata in photos.
What is the team composition?
We work with both their co-founders. Peter (Co-founder & CTO, Linking Arts) is our primary point of contact and acts as the project manager for our developments.
How did you come to work with Linking Arts?
We were initially in an accelerator program with Linking Arts and decided to pursue a significant engagement with them due to their technical expertise. Being a startup themselves, they understand the challenges we face regarding capital, timelines, and workflows.
How much have you invested with them?
We’ve spent around $25,000 thus far.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working together in August 2015 and our relationship is ongoing. We have them on retainer, but also use them for contract-based projects.