What was the scope of their involvement?
After pitching the project together, we won the contract. During our requirement gathering phase, we met with the client to understand all of the performance characteristics we needed for the site. We worked together on the architecture and page mapping before starting the creative design and building page comps based on the agreed upon sitemap. Lumina developed the web platform using WordPress. They also made custom templates and created modules using WPBakery so we could add pages and sites sections on our own.
Once complete, we handed off those materials to the team. They took a minimum viable product (MVP) approach to delivering the site. After quickly roughed out pages and templates based on what we had developed together, they came back for refinements and notes until we had a basic template and skeleton frame complete. From there, they helped us with implementation and built out pages using the content we provided.
Currently, we’re working on new types of pages and templates and more site sections. There’s ongoing work periodically after we launch the site. The whole process from pitch to launch took about 3 and a half months. We spent a month of live QA in addition to the prelaunch QA. Since the platform has been up and running, they’ve maintained our staging site and keep it current with the live one. They continue to help us with site optimization, schema markup, loading optimization, and new feature buildout.
What is the team composition?
The three people that were visible to me were Yaniv (Founder/CEO, Lumina), the project manager, and the admin.
How did you come to work with Lumina?
We went through a competitive bid process. I had known the founder for years, but we’d never had an opportunity to work together. This was our first chance to pitch a project together. My firm would handle strategy, account management, project management, and creative, while Lumina did the implementation, coding, systems administration, and ongoing production.
How much have you invested with them?
We spent $27,000-$28,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We worked together from January–May 2016.