20+ years - award-winning global design strategies

A digital innovation agency that delivers breakthrough products, services, and experiences, that position brands to matter in culture for over 20 years.

 
$1,000+
 
Undisclosed
 
Freelancer
 Founded
1997
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Grand Rapids, MI
headquarters
  • 5751 28th St. SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49546
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

National Geographic, Marriott International, Ritz Carlton, Snapchat, Apple, Stella Artois, Subaru, FOX, ExxonMobil, Master Card, Rolex, Epilepsy Foundation, Uni qlo, Facebook, VW, Lionsgate, Starwood Hotels, Bay Alarm, FAA, and DOT

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Thousands of people of all ages, from over 100 countries, helped National Geographic celebrate biodiversity by gathering over half a million images of over 20,000 different species of plants, animals, and fungi.

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Rebrand & Site Overhaul for Remote Collaboration Tool

"Their willingness, desire, and commitment to help my startup see through what we needed was immensely impressive."

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

Manifest Studios supported rebranding efforts by consulting on company values, logo, and identity. They refreshed a website to reflect the rebrand.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Kenneth Purcell
Founder, CEO, Swizzy
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Customers have complimented the new branding and logo, and site traffic has increased by 25%. Now, the platform effectively fosters user engagement. Manifest Studios was a results-oriented team that excelled at meeting tight deadlines. They were invested in the client's success.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the Founder of Swizzy, a Chicago-based SaaS startup that provides an all-in-one collaborative tool for the SMB. I handle the day to day operations, partner agreements and oversee all projects undertaken by our company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Manifest Studios?

We pivoted as a company and needed help in re-branding our entire company, as well as a full website re-haul to reflect the re-brand. It was also an urgent matter with short timelines and deadlines

What were your goals for this project?

To re-brand entirely and represent and reflect the value of what we were providing to the market with our software. We also needed to soft launch the "new us" with an identity with both anew brand name and logo. The other goal was to build a new website to properly show who we are and what we are offering

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We looked at several different companies - we decided to hire Manifest on how well they presented the SOW, the responsiveness and attention we received, creative ability, their experience, and the ability to complete all dates and targets by desired project end date

Describe the project in detail.

The process began with a full deep dive and discovery, with myself and our VP, to gain a thorough understanding of who we were as a company, our values, our direction and what we needed done. We also discussed the timelines associated to each. Manifest then formulated

What was the team composition?

I worked the CEO - he was a very hands on and made sure that we communicated on every aspect of the project. It was great to have that level of transparency and commitment. Manifest coordinated their team beautifully each step of the way, and it was always clear who was tackling which piece of the project

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The brand theme and logo was an instant hit with early customers and early adopters expressing their likeness for it. The new website design helped increase our traffic by 25%, and allowed for more frequent conversions. Our customers were able to interact with us better through the website as a result too

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

I talked almost daily with the CEO, which helped move the project forward in an extremely efficient manner. Since we had tight timelines and demanding deliverables, Manifest made sure that we were on target each week. At the end of each week we would make sure that the next deliverable date was on track and review project status through a face to face discussion or video call to ensure timeliness

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I was most impressed by the quality of work and the passion illustrated to deliver the best work no matter what the project size. I knew that Manifest typically worked with larger clients, and their willingness, desire and commitment to help my startup see through what was needed was immensely impressive

Are there any areas for improvement?

I'm excited to see them grow and expand with companies of my size

5.0
Overall Score Extremely impressed with the overall experience
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    easy, clear and delivered on targets
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Great cost relative to their typical rates with larger clients
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Superb Quality
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Development for Private Equity Firm

"The Manifest Studios team is friendly and creative."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Nov. 2019 - Jan. 2020
Project summary: 

Manifest Studios developed and designed a website for a boutique private equity firm. The team built the platform from scratch to establish an online presence for the client.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Managing Partner, Private Equity Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website has helped create a professional image for the client, establishing the company online and attracting talent. Manifest Studios communicates directly with the client to ensure a smooth workflow. The team is talented and fun to work with.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We are a financial services firm and look for opportunities to create value.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Manifest Studios?

Manifest Studios did a beautiful job on online web development for our firm.

What were your goals for this project?

Create a online presence and marketing entity.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Introduction

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Manifest Studios designed a beautiful website for our financial services firm.

What was the team composition?

Small team but worked well with Manifest Studios.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It has helped attract talent to our firm and a professional image.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We did it directly with founder of Manifest Studios.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The Manifest Studios team is friendly and creative.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Overall did great and hope they continue to get better in what they do!

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