Crafting Sweet Experiences

Lollypop is a team of outstanding intellectuals & expert designers on a mission to sweeten lives of people crafting every pixel with love & laughter. It is a designer’s paradise that breeds on the culture of humility while encouraging innovation. Expressions & thoughts are strategically woven around usability & creativity.

We have a stupendous reputation for quality and bespoke designs across all platforms from mobile, websites and online tools & software; basically just about anything that demands awesome experience and engaging user interface.

Quick Facts:

  • Established in 2013
  • Founder Mr. Anil Reddy
  • Spreading sweetness across the globe
  • Strength 100+ 
  • Clients across 14 countries
  • Designed for 20 plus industries

Our Services:

  • Research &Testing
  • Experience Design
  • Interface Design
  • Front-end Development
 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2013
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Bangalore, India
headquarters
  • #1663, 27th Main Road, HSR Sector 2
    Bangalore 560102
    India
other locations
  • B1011, Lollypop Design Studio, Kanakia Wall Street, Chakala Junction, Andheri East-Kurla road
    Mumbai , MH 400093
    India

Portfolio

Key clients: 

We have designed across domains like Health-care, Edu-tech, E-commerce, Food-tech, Online social platforms, Real-estate, Social cause and IT.  It’s not fair to just name a few but we have designed for all the companies:

  • New Start-ups that are disrupting markets
  • Fortune 500 companies
  • Big established brands

UX, UI for Web app

PS Group is one of the most renowned brands in Realty space with a pan India presence. They have been in business for over 3 decades and are always open to embrace new technology and trends. They approached us with multiple concerns, major being the ability to reduce the bounce rate from their website.

The whole design is extremely interactive with a lot of micro-interactions in place; this was done to ensure increased user engagement and to grip the user’s attention. The website is made image heavy to give the real-life experience to users with pictures of various completed and ongoing projects. Users can view project snippets on a carousel and the one which peeks their interest can be selected to gain an in-depth understanding.

UX UI for Web App

Deccan Herald is an English daily newspaper in the Indian state of Karnataka and has been considered among the top 10 most widely read English newspapers in India. It strives to keep itself abreast with the technology keeping users and quality at the center and hence they approached us.

Since we wanted to build a scalable design and ensure that the look and feel of the platform always stayed fresh without posing a challenge to the company, we froze upon bringing in the unified design in play.

UX UI for Android App

Climate Corp is a multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation helping large and small-scale farmers all over the world by increasing their profitability through yield enhancements and proposing sustainable farming solutions.

The client approached Lollypop with the agenda of augmenting the user experience and further develop the feature capabilities of one of their Android application called FarmRise. This app was conceptualized to help the Indian farmer community optimize their resources and maximize their yields and profits by utilizing the information and attributes provided on the app.

UX UI for iWatch

Make it Green is a fitness app that serves the purpose of a friendly personal trainer. It has been developed for the iWatch and can be accessed using the corresponding mobile app.

The idea was to develop an app that makes the user fit through self-motivation and not by using external pressure; hence, it will produce results.

Website design

ReBIT is a subsidiary of the Reserve Bank of India and serves as an interface between citizens and government, wherein they provide awareness, assistance, and alerts on matters related to finance, cybersecurity and related issues.

RebIT approached us to provide them with a strong cutting edge identity; being a cybersecurity wing they had to prove that they were digitally inclined and proactive in adopting new technologies. 

Keeping the vision of REBIT in mind, we had to ensure that the designs were modern yet minimal; this was done to ensure that the brand was recognized for its seriousness & professionalism.

UX & UI for Web, Android App

IME Digital Solution Ltd. is a Nepalese Fintech which aims to provide digital financial services to customers in partnership with banks, telecom operators and other businesses. They approached us to redesign their existing ‘IME Pay’ application and create a marketing website for the same. They wanted us to also create three versions of the IME Pay app - the customer facing app, the agent facing app and the business facing app.

The goal was to redesign the experience customers have by making the app simple to use and reduce the number of required steps.

Reviews

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Website Redesign and UI/UX Design for Mobile App Realtor

“Their design, aesthetics, and UI skills are really good.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Dec. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Lollypop Design Studio provides ongoing website and application design and development services. After redesigning a website, they are currently working on application page designs from their wireframes.

The Reviewer
 
201- 500 Employees
 
India
EA to Director, Real Estate Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The ongoing work is progressing well—their UI/UX is excellent, with attractive, creative aesthetics meeting the client’s needs perfectly. While the team’s technical and creative skills are good, their project management and communication need work.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I work as the executive assistant to the director at a real estate company. We develop residential complexes and homes in eastern India.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Lollypop Design Studio?

We wanted to provide better customer service and satisfaction with more transparency through a mobile app.

Customers will be able to view the progress of properties through the app and then connect to us directly. If they have any questions or queries, they’ll be solved more quickly.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Previously, they redesigned the website and are currently working on the designs. The wireframes are finalized, and they are using those to work on the individual pages. We’ve finalized a number of them, but a few are still pending because we’re trying to create the best UX. Once they are all finalized, we’ll move onto the development.

What is the team composition?

We’ve been working with the founder who understood our requirements well. There’s also a project coordinator and the designer. The developer isn’t from Lollypop Design Studio, but they outsource the work to him.

How did you come to work with Lollypop Design Studio?

When I joined the project, they were already on board as they’d done our website, but I don’t know that project began.

How much have you invested with them?

We’re spending 40 lakhs (approximately $55,000) for the design and development of the app.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in December 2017 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’re really good with designs and we like their aesthetic sense. We’ve been happy with them, which is why we decided to go ahead with the app after the website. Their design, aesthetics, and UI skills are really good.

How did Lollypop Design Studio perform from a project management standpoint?

They could do improve their project management and timelines.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The UI and the color schemes in the designs impressed me. It’s simplistic and attractive.

Are there any areas they could improve?

As mentioned, their project management needs work—they could communicate better.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

If you want a good UX with good look and feel, they do their job very well.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 3.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Meeting the timeline has been a challenge, but what’s delivered is good.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality of the designs is very good.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

UI/UX Design of Software Interface for Medical Company

"Their UX designers understood our needs quickly and thoroughly from start to finish."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2017 - Apr. 2018
Project summary: 

Lollypop Design Studio designed the UI/UX for a SaaS platform. Using pre-existing wireframes, they launched a discovery phase, created the UX, and laid out the UI screens for an internal development team.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Mentor, Ohio
Dan Nelson
Former Senior Product Manager, Volk Optical Inc
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform has yet to launch, but Lollypop Design Studio delivered top-notch designs at great value. They answered questions and built more iterations as needed after the project ended. Despite some slowdowns in the UI phase, the team stuck to timelines and met project needs from start to finish.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the former senior product manager at Volk Optical. We developed a SaaS platform geared toward screening people for diabetic retinopathy.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Lollypop Design Studio?

We engaged Lollypop Design Studio to design the SaaS platform. In particular, we wanted their UX and UI teams to help layout the software’s user experience.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Lollypop Design Studio first launched a discovery phase. They learned the different audiences we’re serving and what features and functions those users needed. I provided low-fidelity wireframes to start the conversation. Following that was the UX stage. The senior UX designer impressed me by figuring out the best layout for our platform as efficiently as possible. We needed only one more iteration before we agreed on the final draft.

The design stage that followed the UX ran less smoothly. We decided to use a junior UI designer instead of a senior UI designer to save money, but the junior designer did not match in quality and took a long time to make small fixes. However, he received guidance from the senior UX designer, so his work ultimately met our standards.

Once they finished the designs, Lollypop Design Studio assisted in handing off materials to our development team. The team made sure that they had met all our requirements. They also completed additional iterations at the request of our developers.

What is the team composition?

We worked with three project managers in total. The second project manager was assigned our project while she was on vacation, so a third came in to fill in for her temporarily. We also worked with a senior UX designer, a junior designer who assisted him, and a junior UI designer.

How did you come to work with Lollypop Design Studio?

Our parent company, Halma, has an office in India. A team member there researched design and development firms in the area and found Lollypop Design Studio. The team demonstrated a systematic design process that met my standards of an optimal process. In follow-up conversations, they showed a dedication to the process and understood its necessity. Their strict adherence to their internal procedures was the deciding factor in choosing Lollypop Design Studio.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $18,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project lasted from November 2017–April 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The platform has yet to launch, but Lollypop Design Studio delivered high-quality products throughout the project. They handed off the designs to the development team smoothly.

How did Lollypop Design Studio perform from a project management standpoint?

The project manager had a very firm grasp on everything going on. She kept up on timelines and made sure that the team delivered on every promised product. While she was on vacation, some slippage occurred, but it was very understandable. We had biweekly calls; sometimes we had more or fewer calls depending on the deliverable and the amount of time needed to complete it.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their UX designers understood our needs quickly and thoroughly from start to finish.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I was disappointed with how long it took for the junior UI designer to fix items brought to their attention. In one instance, I asked that they use a specific date format across all screens, but I only marked it on one screen. The junior designer made changes only on the marked screen. However, the senior UX designer who oversaw his work made sure that the junior designer met our standards by the project’s end.

Any advice for potential customers?

Pay the higher rate for a senior developer. The team still delivers top-notch products at lower prices than any services in the US. Lollypop Design Studio is worth every penny.

4.5
Overall Score We did not pay the higher rate for a senior UI developer, and I wish we did. However, we were overall highly satisfied with their work.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    My only complaint is with their junior developer. Otherwise, they delivered perfectly on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Lollypop Design Studio produced high-quality work at lower rates than any design team I’ve worked with before.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everything they delivered was ready for the development team to use right away.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I already have recommended them.

WordPress Web Design for Phishing Security Company

"Our investors loved the design—especially the branding, fonts, and color scheme—that their team implemented."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb - June 2018
Project summary: 

Lollypop Design Studio designed and developed a WordPress site. They built wireframes, created branding, and designed additional materials such as banners, flyers, tablecloths, and templates.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Boston, Massachusetts
Arun Buduri
Co-Founder & President, Pixm, Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The site’s design earned overwhelming praise from investors. Lollypop Design Studio followed a structured plan of action from start to finish. The team met every deadline and kept in constant contact. Despite occasional schedule inconveniences, they delivered excellent products at great value.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the co-founder and president of Pixm, Inc. We’re building computer vision technology to detect phishing attacks in real time.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Lollypop Design Studio?

We’re building an entirely new category of product in the market, so we wanted a website that communicates that next-generation look and feel. At the same time, we wanted people to connect and relate with our company and vision. We engaged Lollypop Design Studio to bring our goals to life with a WordPress site.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Lollypop Design Studio used a formal and systematic process to complete the project. They first gave us access to a project portal that displayed each stage of development. They then provided us with a questionnaire to fill out about our business and our concept. After that, they undertook market research to fully understand the product and its competition.

Once they completed their research, the design team completed wireframes that underwent several approval processes. They then provided regular updates of newly built structures for the site. Once that team completed implementation, a CMS team converted the site into a WordPress template. Lollypop Design Studio also offered us four options for branding to choose from; once we decided, they incorporated those designs, fonts, and color schemes into the final product.

Lollypop Design Studio also went above and beyond the statement of work. They designed a banner, flyer, tablecloth, slide-deck template, and sales template for us at no additional cost.

What is the team composition?

We primarily worked with Uday (Business Development Manager, Lollypop Design Studio), Shreyas (Project Coordinator, Lollypop Design Studio), and a project manager who oversaw the CMS team. Each point-of-contact managed several designers and developers behind the scenes.

How did you come to work with Lollypop Design Studio?

I had connected to their co-founder on LinkedIn because I was impressed with how Lollypop Design Studio was building their company. When we started searching for web design teams to work with us, I reached out to him over email. 

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $14,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from February–June 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our investors loved the design—especially the branding, fonts, and color scheme—that their team implemented.

How did Lollypop Design Studio perform from a project management standpoint?

We kept in touch with weekly status calls, and the team updated their progress via a project management portal. The project proceeded in a structured, formal process; every stage was laid out in their plan and every step underwent approval by our team before proceeding. However, when we wanted to make changes after the site was implemented, the process had to be restarted. It lacked flexibility and agility. However, I otherwise found their methodical process extremely helpful.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The team produced consistently excellent designs and made themselves accessible for phone updates.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could have been more flexible to accommodate time zone differences for remote calls. We would have preferred fewer early-morning calls on our end.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Despite some inconvenient meetings due to time zone differences, the team made every deadline.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They had a very professional and meticulous process from start to finish.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

UX/UI Website & Mobile Designs for Manufacturing Firm

“We appreciate the simplicity of their designs.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Lollypop Design Studio designed an intuitive UX/UI for a website and its accompanying mobile app. They conducted research and used an iterative approach to deliver a market-friendly interface.

The Reviewer
 
1 - 10 Employees
 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Director, Metal & Steel.com
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Lollypop Design Studio created elegant frontend design mock-ups that are expected to improve a platform’s maneuverability. Their expert-level designers consistently produce quality deliverables. Effective use of project management tools facilitates a communicative and transparent experience.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a director for Metal & Steel.com. We’re a B2B platform that connects buyers, sellers, and traders of metal and steel products.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Lollypop Design Studio?

We hired Lollypop Design Studio to design the UX/UI for our website and mobile app, focusing on increasing interactivity on the platform.

 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We started our engagement with Lollypop Design Studio by having a series of discussions to communicate the details of our business. They conducted market research by analyzing the websites of our competitors and exchanging ideas with us. We shared our business plans, design documents, and technical requirements with them to inform their design process further.

Next, they began developing the platform’s wireframes. Once they delivered a version that got our approval, they moved on to drafting the comprehensive design documents. We worked closely with them to review, change, and enhance the interface until we agreed on a final design. Lollypop Design Studio recommended a copywriting partner to edit the site’s content. They provided the style sheets and HTML pages that our development team is using to implement the finished UX/UI.

What is the team composition?

We interact with an account leader, a project manager, and two design resources.

How did you come to work with Lollypop Design Studio?

We started our search by looking for companies here in Dubai, but they were expensive and lacked impressive credentials. As a result, we refined our metrics and searched for web design companies with experience working on B2B platforms. We interviewed and considered five different companies, but appreciated Lollypop Design Studio’s portfolio the most. It included projects that were similar to what we envisioned for our platform. They impressed us further by demonstrating a high level of commitment to our project and carrying themselves professionally during negations. Therefore, we hired them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent around $20,000 thus far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in September 2017, and the relationship is ongoing. We’re implementing the frontend design while they develop new functionalities for the platform.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We haven’t finished implementing their designs, so I don’t have relevant metrics available at this time. Soon after launching the platform, we’ll be conducting surveys to gather feedback and gauge customer satisfaction. However, I believe the mockups they’ve delivered will make the site more navigable and user-friendly.

How did Lollypop Design Studio perform from a project management standpoint?

We have weekly meetings via Skype and email each other frequently. We also use Trello, per their recommendation, to track the project’s progression and coordinate document deliveries.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We appreciate the simplicity of their designs. They allocated senior designers to our project and the results reflect that decision. They’re an agile team that offers competitive pricing.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They delivered a simple design, but it’s not especially innovative. It’s important for small companies like them to push boundaries where they can.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I recommend that future clients of Lollypop Design Studio request the CVs of the resources assigned to their project. We plan to do that in the future so we can handpick our team.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They occasionally experience delays.
  • 3.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They aren’t the cheapest or most expensive vendor on the market. We got what we paid for.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’re productive, reliable, and trustworthy.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended them to a few people.

UI/UX Design for Software Startup

“Lollypop not only took my requirements and created wireframes that made sense but also came up with ideas that challenged the status quo.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
May - Nov. 2017
Project summary: 

Lollypop Design created the UI/UX for a new product, developing wireframes based on initial ideas and iterating on early designs.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Aloke Mondkar
Founder, Profectus Tech
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Lollypop’s skilled designers produced work that was close to perfect. Working quickly, they came up with creative approaches via a collaborative and synergistic process. Their project management and HTML conversion could be improved.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO and founder of a one-year-old startup providing pricing software for the retail industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Lollypop Design?

We wanted to build an extremely sleek, intuitive and easy-to-use interface for our product. I had a good sense of what the product needed to do, but I didn’t have a UI/UX background, so I couldn’t be sure about which features would work well. We couldn’t hire designers in a short timeframe so we decided to outsource the work.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Lollypop came into our project as both a development and thought partner. They learned about our product and what we wanted to do with it; they provided extremely good advice on that basis. I presented a few thoughts and sketches about the design and they came back with wireframes of significantly higher quality. I gave them feedback on those and we continued to iterate on the design. The designs were delivered as PSD files, which were later converted to HTML. It was a collaborative and synergistic process.

What is the team composition?

I worked with one part-time project manager, and one full- and two part-time UX developers. We also had two full-time UI developers for part of the project.

How did you come to work with Lollypop Design?

I reached out to a couple of agencies in the U.S. but the financials didn’t make sense for us. We decided to look on the Indian market. The first provider we discussed with fell through, after which I reached out to Lollypop.

How much have you invested with them?

We initially negotiated a full cost, but the current work is done on an hourly basis.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Lollypop in May 2017. The biggest chunk of work was completed by November of that year. Since then, we’ve continued to do incremental work based on user feedback.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I can only speak to the skills of the designers I interacted with—whom I give high marks. The UI work was very good, a 9.5 out of 10. My technical colleague wasn’t entirely happy with the HTML conversions they did. But the majority of work was UI/UX and they were close to perfect on that.

How did Lollypop Design perform from a project management standpoint?

They were so fast that I feel like I didn’t really get a chance to test their skills in this area. Project management skills become relevant when deadlines start to slip. Having been a project manager in the past, I can say that the project management wasn’t exceptional, but it also wasn’t bad by any means. It simply wasn’t as good as the UI/UX work.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I was surprised by how good the ideas of their UX designers were. They hadn’t worked in this industry before but they picked things up fast. Lollypop not only took my requirements and created wireframes that made sense but also came up with ideas that challenged the status quo.

They also had reasonable prices for high-quality work.

Are there any areas they could improve?

My CTO told me that Lollypop’s HTML conversion capabilities weren’t good. They were upfront about this weakness. Lollypop could also improve on project management in certain areas.

4.5
Overall Score I don’t plan to ever use another external UI/UX group.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend them to anyone looking for UI/UX work but not for HTML conversion.

UX/UI for Cybersecurity Product Company

“Lollypop had a high bar to jump and they did a pretty good job.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2015
Project summary: 

Lollypop supplied UI/UX-related services in creating B2B-based Android and iOS apps, including market research and general design and development. They now provide support as needed.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Bangalore, India
Cofounder, Cybersecurity Product Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Lollypop’s work informed the overall project well, providing needed context and insightful development and design work. Though they sometimes lacked in specific industry knowledge, they made up for it by being consistently communicative and readily available.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am a co-founder and the CTO of a cybersecurity product company. Our target customers are mid- to large-sized enterprises from multiple sectors, including, but not limited to, financial and government.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Lollypop?

Our company’s founders have technological backgrounds, and UI/UX has always been a core focus for us. We wanted a good partner for the initial phase of product development, one who could produce a good user experience for our target audience and a clean, simple, and attractive interface design.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Lollypop worked with us on the design of our B2B-driven Android and iOS app. Our target segment could include young cybersecurity graduates as well as 50–60-year-old executives. Lollypop performed research based on the preferences in our targeted geographical location.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a project manager, as well as two separate leads and two designers for the UI and UX portions.

How did you come to work with Lollypop?

Many of my friends suggested them as a good studio in the Bangalore area.

How much have you invested with them?

The cost of their work was between $25,000–$50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

They were engaged with us almost from the 2015 inception of our company. The official collaboration lasted for a year-and-a-half, after which we did not need to make many changes. We have gone back to them on an as-needed basis, but most of the work has been on the app’s backend.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Most B2B products aren’t built with UI/UX design in mind, given that the design teams aren’t often able to put themselves in the shoes of those who will be using the product. Despite these technical gaps, Lollypop performed sufficient research and did a good job of coming up with a wide range of options.  

After seeing the work as part of an actual mobile app, we discovered some gaps. We expected to iterate on the design, given that it will always look better on a canvas than on actual phones, which have varying screen sizes and resolutions. This came with extra cost, which we wanted to avoid, but the overall feedback for the initial work was good regardless.

How did Lollypop perform from a project management standpoint?

I don’t remember having issues with communication. As a cybersecurity startup, we have an aggressive work and deliverable schedule, but Lollypop, being a design studio, have a different work culture, but overall Lollypop management made sure that our queries were responded to promptly.

They were always communicative, posted status updates, and adapted based on our feedback. Overall, I would rate them nearly perfect for project management.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I interacted with their senior management for general brainstorming. In our case, we brought more domain-specific knowledge than what would be expected with a consumer app. The domain we operate in needed to be understood in order create workflows. Lollypop had a high bar to jump and they did a pretty good job.

 

5.0
Overall Score Once we start work on a new product, we will engage them again.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were always on time.
  • 3.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have referred them to many friends already.

Website Redesign & Frontend Implementation

“Lollypop ... understood what I wanted to achieve as well as our broader objectives.”

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

Lollypop has produced wireframes and redesigned the frontend of a sports platform which they’re continuing to iterate in an ongoing engagement.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Chennai, India
Yeragaselvan Kumarasamy
Founder, Run Adam
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the design is still in progress, the initial feedback has been positive thus far. Lollypop has remained accessible, communicative, and prompt throughout the engagement. Their autonomous approach to design has also allowed for increased focus around market launch strategies.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

RunAdam is a tech-based company that’s trying to jumpstart sports interest in India. We’ve brought 15 stakeholders into one platform to help athletes find coaches, get sponsorships, and go to competitions.

Our parent company is the tech division of RunAdam. The other side works on grassroot-level talent development. We go into different schools to search for talent and offer our knowledge about worldwide training methodologies. We get coaches from all over the world to help us develop sports in our country. I’m the founder and CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Lollypop Design Studio?

We built our platform, but it didn’t look or function the way we wanted it to. We needed help from a UX/UI company.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They’ve redesigned our website and produced wireframes which they’ve used for frontend coding. We’ve handled the backend work internally.

How did you come to work with Lollypop Design Studio?

I shortlisted about 10 UX/UI companies based on their past work. I then narrowed it down to five and ended up choosing Lollypop because they understood what I wanted to achieve as well as our broader objectives.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in the beginning of October and are still engaged with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re still iterating on the design, but the initial feedback has been good. I’ve been focused on our strategy for the market launch while Lollypop handles the design component.

How did Lollypop Design Studio perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re accessible and easy to communicate with. They’ve also met all of our deadlines.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They understand our objectives very well.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It’s been a successful partnership thus far.

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

UI/UX Design for Analytics Platform

"They have intelligent designers who are willing to pushback if they disagree with an idea."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Lollypop took over a platform design project from a software development company. They adapted earlier design work and provided UI/UX wireframes for the entire website.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Bangalore, India
Atul Upadhya
Co-Founder, NockNock Analytics
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Lollypop’s designs receive positive feedback. Their large size allows them to take on multiple projects and adapt on short notice. Unafraid to pushback on ideas, their intelligent team and honest collaboration ensures the best possible outcome.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the co-founder of a travel analytics company called NockNock Analytics.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Lollypop?

I spent six months developing a software platform, but then realized I lacked the ability to bring it to completion. I needed a vendor to provide UI/UX development based on my initial work.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We provided an outline of the steps involved and explained our expectations for the final product. They created presentations based on our goals before presenting scheduling and cost estimates.

They converted our ideas into a wireframe and then turned that wireframe into a complete, modern website design. All of the major functionalities were put in place and a separate company is currently developing the software. We’ve worked together intimately throughout the entire process.

How did you come to work with Lollypop?

I initially hired another vendor, but they were unable to work us into their schedule. Anxious to get started, I asked a friend for a recommendation. He referred me to Lollypop, stressing that they were a large organization and would be able to start our project on short notice. I reached out to them and received a reply the next day. After meeting, we really hit it off.

How much have you invested with them?

Between $30,000–$35,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in November 2016 and our relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The work has been very well accepted. We’ve shown the designs to a number of people, including prospective consumers and marketing specialists, and received positive feedback.

How did Lollypop perform from a project management standpoint?

They have an effective system. They assigned us a project manager in the beginning and she served as our primary contact to keep the project on task.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have intelligent designers who are willing to pushback if they disagree with an idea. They didn’t just follow rote instructions; they worked alongside us and offered significant contributions.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could learn to be a little more patient with clients. They’re also growing rapidly. While they employed 25 people when we first started working together, they now have a staff of roughly 100. That’s an explosive expansion, and a challenge for them will be maintaining their level of quality.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

It’s important to get the right people on your project.

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

UI/UX Design for Virtual Wallet

"I was extremely impressed by Lollypop’s timeliness."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June - Aug. 2017
Project summary: 

Lollypop Design Studio created the UI/UX design and wireframes for a UN financial relief app, incorporating an effective color balance and simple layout to suit users with minimal tech exposure.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Kathmandu, Nepal
Shweta Bagla
Sr. Marketing Officer, IME Limited
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The solution’s pilot launch attracted positive feedback from stakeholders and met the needs of its target audience. Lollypop Design Studio’s swift turnaround time, uncompromising quality, and accessibility provided a valuable learning experience. 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the senior marketing officer at IME Limited. Our company has a worldwide presence and is the leading money-transfer company in Nepal. My major responsibilities include building the company brand and maintaining uniformity in all of our branding and communication across all media channels. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what reason(s) did your company hire Lollypop Design Studio?

We recently ventured into digital financial services and plan to launch the IME pay wallet service under the guidance of the United Nations’ Capital Development Fund’s [UNCDF’s] Mobile Money for the Poor project. As a result, we needed a UI [user interface] design for the app that would make it easy to use for people in impoverished areas. We hired Lollypop to help us create a UX [user experience] that would look great and allow simple navigation for users with little technical exposure.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to come up with a UI/UX design with a proper color balance and a simple layout for people who may be illiterate. 

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We searched online for the top UI/UX companies in India and contacted 7 of them. Some were outrageously expensive for a firm like ours in Nepal. Lollypop was not the lowest bidder, but their sales team convinced us that they were the best choice for us despite the cost, which was higher than we had initially estimated. Their profile and previous work attracted our attention due to their subtle designs with no fancy additions. After a few days of negotiation, we were able to close the deal.

Describe the project in detail.

After we selected Lollypop and signed our initial contract, we spent the first 2 days refining our needs. We met various team members from Lollypop who took note of what we visualized, what features we needed, and which customer segments we were targeting, Then, the team came up with the app’s architecture, customer profiling, and wireframes. Through this process of getting to know each other and preparing wireframes, we created the perfect design that we’d hoped for. However, we missed the deadlines that Lollypop had set for approvals and finalization of their work. At first, I was afraid that this would affect the project deadline, but to my surprise, Lollypop still provided the design on time.

What was the team composition?

initially, we communicated with the sales team. After the contract was signed, we met the project manager and other team members involved in the UX and the UI. We brainstormed together for several weeks and came up with a collaborative output. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We haven’t launched our wallet on a commercial stage yet, but the pilot launch has already taken place. Our initial in-house UI design really wasn’t suitable for the app. Lollypop’s solution really changed the product, and now we’re able to retain customers. We’ve gotten better feedback with the newer version.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

I was extremely impressed by Lollypop’s timeliness. We missed many of their deadlines for approvals, so they had very little time to deliver the designs to us. However, they delivered the design by the time they’d set during our discussion phase.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I appreciated their amazing design skills and helpful project management. Their entire team was involved in the project. The project manager led his team internally and really grasped what we wanted.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I’ve learned a lot from them, which has been really valuable. 

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They're fantastic at scheduling and time management.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We are in a small country, so the returns are lower.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They didn't compromise on the quality.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'd be happy to refer them.

Data Driven UX Design for Manufacturing Software

“We got everything 100% in cost, time of delivery, quality of implementation, and the wow effect we were seeking.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Lollypop Design Studio built a web-based assessment platform that converted a large amount of data into a simple dashboard. They collaborated in initial planning and completed the layout, wireframes, and UI/UX.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Geneva, Switzerland
Vasilis Karamalegos
CEO, Smarterchains
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website is visually appealing, simple, and intuitive, and accurately conveys complex concepts and elements. Lollypop Design Studio was responsive under extreme pressure, demonstrated a high-level understanding of the requirements, and executed the project well.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the co-founder and CEO of a digital manufacturing company, and we help clients understand the value of their digital manufacturing transformation, create the roadmap, connect them with technology vendors, and help them go through the process to understand where the competition is and where they need to invest.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Lollypop Design?

We were looking for a data-driven UI expert who could convert the enormous amount of intelligence that we’re gathering into a simple dashboard so our users could intuitively navigate it and we could get the best information out of it.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Lollypop built a web-based platform from scratch. Previously, we used an Excel file. We went through everything with Lollypop from the initial idea and concept to the layout, wireframes, and UI/UX. We did the coding.

We wanted to convey to our target audience, manufacturing people, the essence of the factory of the future that has been comprised of various technologies. At the same time, we wanted to provide the element of visibility and connectivity, which is going to be something we define generations to come when it comes to manufacturing. We needed all of these concepts to be embedded in the first touch everybody has with our platform. This was the key and the most challenging element that we needed to convey.

Our platform is an assessment platform, so we are gathering intelligence and then we have specific artificial intelligence elements that are creating recommendations for the clients. We’re acting as a smart adviser; we’re replacing the human. We needed to create four different business models into one unified interface, which was a very challenging task. Nobody has what we have. Our concept was difficult to understand, and it was difficult to convey the information in a way so that people who were new to it could put their hands on it and start using it right away.

What is the team dynamic?

Everyone at Lollypop is extremely collaborative, from the art designer to the UI/UX guys and the sales guys. They were responsive and flexible. We were meeting every two or three days to go through a different type of development. We’d touch base, they’d do the development, we’d give the feedback, and then we’d go again. The process went from concept to UI to UX, so I was working with three people from Lollypop. One was the director, who was helping us navigate and think through the concept, and then there were two guys doing the UI/UX interface.

How did you come to work with Lollypop Design?

It’s difficult to find good data-driven, data analytics, data visualization design firms globally. It’s a developing field. I found some extremely expensive ones in Europe. My programming team is in India, and I asked them about design firms and they told me Lollypop was popular in India, which is one of the reasons we chose them. We gave them the brief, they came up with some ideas, and then the collaboration took off. They were far better than the rest of the companies we were considering. In all the criteria — design, collaboration, attitude, ideas, costs — they were by far the best.

How much have you invested with them?

So far we have invested around $12,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Lollypop in November 2016, and we’re still working together. I haven't talked to them in two or three months, but I will definitely use them for additional designs for this platform to enhance it more. I will always use them from now on.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Everybody loves our tool. We got everything 100% in cost, time of delivery, quality of implementation, and the wow effect we were seeking. This has dramatically increased our reach. Our clients and stakeholders have commended its amazing design, simplicity, and intuitiveness. We’re very happy with the results. There is not a thought of changing anything, which is significant, especially in this tech-driven realm of high turnover of ideas and improvement.

How did Lollypop Design perform from a project management standpoint?

This is a sensitive point. In the beginning, it was good, because we sequenced the project with their capacity accordingly. There were times when we needed something faster, and we couldn't deliver it. But they would always find alternatives, and they had flexibility. Given my extreme requirements, they were quite responsive under pressure. They were also fair because there was an accounting mistake and they took on that cost. They took the blame and gave us back some free hours. Their customer service was great.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their understanding of the requirements was high-level, and their execution ability was also good.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I understand that flexibility comes at the price of capacity. For example, if I want something faster, they need to have more people to do the work, because they’re going to have other projects they are working on. Their flexibility is a key strength, and they need to invest even more in what they do but without jeopardizing quality. They could be better at project management overall. For example, the accounting error that happened could have been avoided.

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