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We are a web development company. We develop web products from scratch, improve your existing web platform, and provide technical consulting for large projects. We perform content architecture during an initial discovery phase, build either a website or an app, and tailor the design and user experience accordingly.

From content-heavy websites, community platforms, intranets, apps, e-commerce, simple marketing websites, whatever your project entails, we will guide you far beyond a minimum viable product and enhance your online presence.

Our team excels at both front-end architecture and back-end implementation with expertise in different technologies. From static sites to fully fledged Content Management Systems (CMS), we have a solution for you. By using the right tools for each project, we deliver perfectly fitted web platforms and ensure that you and your audience are happy with the digital product.

Our Offers:

  • Full-stack web development
  • Web consultancy
  • Content architecture
  • Discovery phase
  • UX/Design
  • Back-end and front-end implementation
  • Integration with external systems
  • Deployment to live systems, maintenance
  • Heavy editorial systems
 
$5,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2013
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Porto, Portugal
headquarters
  • Rua Cândido dos Reis 81
    Porto, Porto 4050-152
    Portugal
other locations
  • Rua Aníbal Alvares da Silva
    Setúbal, Setúbal
    Portugal
  • Paseo Sant Joan 6, 1
    Barcelona 08010
    Spain
  • Digby Crescent
    London N4 2HR
    United Kingdom

Portfolio

Key clients: 
ARTE GEIE (France / Germany) Branded Entertainment - BEN Group (USA / UK) Portuguese Catholic University (Portugal)
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Branded Entertainment Network (BEN) website redesign

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GreenLight website

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ARTE.TV - Support to different web platforms

Marzee Labs is currently working on the Page Articles Project (PAPA) using Drupal 8 and ReactJS (under implementation) and on the maintenance of legacy Drupal 7 systems and the development of the modern headless Drupal and ReactJS stack (under implementation).

Most recently we have been collaborating on the Presse and Corporate pages using WordPress.

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Center for Studies and Opinion Surveys (CESOP)

Marzee Labs developed a platform to manage their data and give the ability to administer its consultation through two types of environments, one public and another private. We are currently responsible for the maintenance of this platform. 

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digitalnomads.pt

digitalnomads.pt was transformed into a centralised repository of information both on why Digital Nomads should come to Portugal, and on more practical and straightforward recommendations.

It was up to Marzee Labs to develop from scratch the new website and deliver the new brand identity together with our partner, Porto i/o.

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Branded Entertainment Network (BEN)

Most of the work done by Marzee Labs focus on developing markup and SCSS for react components but also includes work on UI and design mockups. 

Our work has been seen and approved by Bill Gates himself.

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UHub

In partnership with Pictonio, Marzee Labs migrated the HTML and CSS to our in-house static site generator stack (Besugo), made some design adjustments, and connected it with the backend Pictonio developed in parallel.

Additionally, Marzee Labs has also delivered a date picker react component for the reservations form in the website.

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Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST)

Marzee Labs work to build a Pattern Lab library involved web design, the creation of a design language to work with interchangeable and complementary components and also the HTML/CSS architecture that is agnostic of the underlying technology that will implement the components.

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Three WordPress Website Redesigns for Media Company

“Their competency is very good, and all of their designs and code are tight, clean, and easy to understand.”

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

Marzee Labs developed and redesigned a variety of online assets for a media company. Working from approved layouts, they created WordPress sites that reflect important themes within the brand.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Wes Morton
Senior Marketing Manager, Branded Entertainment Network
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The site works well, and custom backend modules make changes easy. Marzee Labs worked quickly and diligently through a holiday season, and they met all their deadlines. They were easy to work with, and they were never hindered by a difference in time zones.

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 connect brands and consumers through influencer marketing, music, videos, streaming tv, and feature films. We integrate brands into those entertainment properties. I'm the senior marketing manager.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Marzee Labs?

We recently launched a proprietary AI product that helps us find the best entertainment vehicles for our clients. We needed to redesign and restyle our website to reflect the tech theme that now runs through our brand. We were unhappy with our previous agency, and we wanted to work with a new contractor.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We worked with a creative agency to set all the layouts and designs. Once those designs were finalized and approved by our executives, Marzee Labs digitized everything and created the website. We liked the flexibility and the functionality available in WordPress, so they built our sites in it.

What is the team composition?

There was one lead contact and two frontend developers.

How did you come to work with Marzee Labs?

They worked for us as a frontend developer on a previous project. They came to us through a recommendation from our head of technology. We did do an RFP for this project, but a lot of the agencies we work with come to us through referrals.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent around $50,000 for two site development projects, a site optimization project, and maintenance contracts.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in July 2018, and the largest release was in January 2019. We still collaborate with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They completed a major project within two months. That can often be a nightmare, but they really rose to the task. They created custom modules on the backend that we can repurpose for many different pages and scenarios, which are very helpful.

How did Marzee Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

We gave them challenging deadlines within the December holidays, but they hit all the milestones. We were in constant, daily contact, and they did very well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their competency is very good, and all of their designs and code are tight, clean, and easy to understand. Even though we were separated by several time zones, they contacted us every day. They were straightforward and easy to work with.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We had to work out some bugs with a form they built, and their QA could be a little better. I'm still very happy with their service.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be clear and concise about your objectives and your desired deliverables. If you're communicative, you will get a good result.

4.5
Overall Score Overall, their standard of work is very high.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We completed an entire website redesign within about a month.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their prices are great. A local developer with a similar skillset would cost much more.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The products reflect the designs and requirements we gave them.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Selfishly, I want to keep them to myself.

Multiple Web Designs & Developments for TV Station

“They’re quite cutting-edge.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2013 - July 2019
Project summary: 

Marzee Labs provides long-term Drupal development services, working on four main websites in PHP, React, and WordPress too. They take the required functionalities and put together the end-products effectively.

The Reviewer
 
1,000 - 5,000 Employees
 
Strasbourg, France
Simon
Project Manager, ARTE
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The Marzee Labs team always delivers excellent results, understanding the requirements perfectly and producing sites that meet them exactly. They manage the work in an agile manner, sharing their scrum expertise and ensuring that their team recruits good developers.

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 head of the digital team at ARTE, a French-German publicly-funded TV company. My team is in charge of making sure that our company’s video content is available on both desktop and mobile devices.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Marzee Labs?

We needed an expert to help us with our Drupal systems.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Over several years, they’ve worked on our four main websites that were built using PHP and Drupal. More recently, they’ve been using React and WordPress. We explained our functional needs for each of the websites, initially meeting them in-person to answer all their questions. They got to know us pretty well after some time, so we didn’t need to meet in person anymore. We described the required functionality of our end-result during those meetings, and they filled all the gaps with their technical staff.

What is the team composition?

We’ve worked with Peter (Founder and Lead Drupal Architect, Marzee Labs), João (Frontend Developer, Marzee Labs), another frontend developer, and a web designer. There were 7–8 people involved in total. We’ve also been in touch with a success manager, who was mainly in charge of making sure we had everything we needed, the budget, and other items. We were in contact almost daily using Slack and if required, we’d also have weekly calls to make sure everything was alright, and there weren’t any misunderstandings.

How did you come to work with Marzee Labs?

We have a strict selection process, by which we publish requests for proposals and then make a selection. As we’re publicly funded, pricing is very important and takes up 40% of the final score. The remaining 60% of our consideration is about the technical support. Marzee Labs was both the cheapest and the best on the technical aspect.

How much have you invested with them?

It’s reached several hundreds of thousands of euros.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Marzee Labs 6–7 years ago. Our latest project ran between January 2017–July 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve been able to participate in some open-source projects with them, which has given us a good overview on how the space works as well as a presence in those communities. On the project side, one of our websites has a lot of live streaming concerts, and we’ve had some really big success thanks to their work. We’ve been able to successfully livestream some pretty big concerts.

How did Marzee Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

They were more on the agile side in this respect, and they taught us some nice things about scrum. They’re quite cutting-edge.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their ability to always find new talents and recruit some good developers impressed me.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I couldn’t say anything for now.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

I recommend having a chat with Peter, then clients will be convinced pretty quickly.

5.0
Overall Score They’re almost perfect, but there’s always a way to make things better.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’ve never missed a deadline.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Over the years, they’ve become less interesting compared to some competitors.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Sometimes had to explain to them what we wanted them to deliver. Once this was done, they were able to do it all by themselves.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve always liked working with them.

Web Development for National University

"With scarce guidelines, Marzee Labs delivered a robust and well-planned system."

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

Marzee Labs developed a Drupal-based website for a national university. Their team designed, developed, and customized the site to create a collaborative work platform.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Lisbon, Portugal
Senior System Analyst, National University
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The project enabled the creation of an online community in a controlled environment. Marzee Labs has knowledge of design tenets and technical expertise. Their team is innovative and organized.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Created in 1967 we are a renowed University in Portugal with four campuses in Lisbon, Porto, Braga and Viseu. Providing training to about 18,400 students. I am a Senior System Analyts at Lisbon Headquarters.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Marzee Labs?

Marzee Labs was hired to create a website for a specific new project based in Drupal technology. At the project start-up, specifications were not yet fully closed. Marzee Labs came up with the option of splitting the project into two phases, to speed up the delivery of the project.

What were your goals for this project?

Marzee Labs designed and developed a website to meet two goals:

  1. Act as the public website for the project
  2. Act as a collaborative work platform within a restricted user community
SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They were recommended to us by another agency. There were three vendors, all of them selected because of proven experience in deploying Drupal CMS. Marzee Labs excel in several items, such as:

  • Involvement in proposal production
  • Proposal submission time
  • Total cost estimative

From the first moment until the project delivery, we always felt confident in the vision and deliverability from Marzee Labs

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Designing, developing and customizing a Drupal CMS platform to provide not only front desk website features but also a collaborative environment where users can produce and share information.

What was the team composition?

It is clear that Marzee Labs has a very flexible structure regarding the resources allocated to each project. From the beginning, we had a project manager constantly engaged with the project. Apart from the PM the project team was composed of 2 Drupal developers and one designer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

This project enabled the possibility to provide a website where information could be gathered in a controlled sharing environment.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The project was conducted from a SCRUM perspective, with the implementation of several sprints. A key aspect was enabling end-users to do compliance monitoring and follow-up for each sprint. The tools used for project communication were Skype and GitHub.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

With scarce guidelines, Marzee Labs delivered a robust and well-planned system. Meeting the requirement to use Drupal, Marzee Labs not only authored all the design components but also streamlined the production infrastructure to meet the continual development that the project required.

Are there any areas for improvement?

The conduction of this project had few areas for improvement. The production of documentation may be a factor to improve.

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

Mobile-Friendly Site Redesign for Coworking Space Firm

"We always felt secure and in control of what was happening from a timeframe and budget perspective."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Apr. 2018 - Aug. 2019
Project summary: 

Marzee Labs redesigned a website for ease of use and mobile compatibility. Their work involved a site analysis, project proposal, and a design phase that involved low and hi-fi mockups.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Porto, Portugal
Co-Founder & Project Lead, Porto i/o
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The site upgrades simplified the editorial platform, and the site is expected to accurately reflect values and offerings. The team worked well together, each member investing themselves and taking on unique responsibilities. Clear communication and project sprints helped meet deadlines.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Porto i/o is the leading coworking space in Porto, Portugal, since 2014. I am the founder and currently the project lead.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Marzee Labs?

Marzee Labs provided us with a new platform to power our sites (the main one and spin-off projects). Part of Marzee Labs team is also using one of our coworking spaces, and they continuously provide ad-hoc consulting on technical topics.

What were your goals for this project?

The goals were to migrate all our websites, refreshing their look and feel, as well as making them mobile-friendly.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We were very much impressed by Besugo, Marzee Lab's state-of-the-art piece of technology that uses a static site generator approach for institutional sites. It suited our needs, budget and vision for what we want to achieve. Moreover, they are part of the open-source community and it matches our values.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

In a nutshell, here are the phases of the project:

  1. Current site analysis and re-structure proposal.
  2. Product revamp and evolution.
  3. Design (low and hi-fi mockups) including style tiles.
  4. Study and iteration on mobile-first approach.
  5. Implementation and content migration.
  6. Project management, tests, documentation and training.

What was the team composition?

Marzee Labs team was composed by:

  • 1 PM
  • 1 Product specialist
  • 1 Lead developer
  • 1 Designer
RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The thin tech layer and simplified editorial platform that powers our websites were a drastic improvement so any one of our team can now contribute to our several websites. Right now we are finishing the content production and the release is going to be a massive step forward for our business since we'll be able to communicate well and beautifully our values and what we have to offer.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The project was divided by sprints and several demos were being done as the project went forward. The communication was really clear and transparent. What we enjoyed the most was probably the fact that we always felt secure and in control of what was happening from a timeframe and budget perspective.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their culture. Not only their structure is flat, but it is clear that everyone in the team (and even in the project) feels equally important. There was never any typical "us against them" situation, and we could feel like we were part of their team, even though we were the client.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Since Marzee Labs is small at the core, and their work in a very non-traditional way, they have challenges with resources stacking. Again - they were very transparent about this at the beginning and we clearly knew that there will be some parts of the project where their team will be less available, as they would be in a more critical phase of another project. This, for us, was never an issue, because our critical phases of the projects were always well treated.

5.0
Overall Score Thank you Marzee Labs team! See you at our next project!
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Super easy and very much transparent. A bliss!
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Marzee Labs is aware of the financial reality of the country we are based and our industry.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Top-notch, as they claim - and well! - on their website.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Very much so. Anything web should be handled by a passionate team like them.

Web Dev & Support for Digital Nomad Community Company

"They created an incredible, niche site that produces traffic and compliments the brand."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. - Dec. 2018
Project summary: 

Marzee Labs developed a website for a business. They also provided support across social media, copywriting and advertising services, and strategy. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Lisbon, Portugal
David Nicol Williams
CEO , NOMADX
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The efforts resulted in an appealing website that satisfied expectations. Marzee Labs provided a dedicated team that produced strong work and made for a smooth engagement.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Community and Coliving for Digital Nomads. I am the CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Marzee Labs?

Develop a niche web site

What were your goals for this project?

Build digital presence

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Found them on our travels

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They provided:

  • Web development
  • Social media
  • Advertising
  • Copywriting
  • Strategy

What was the team composition?

Tech, Account Management, Copywriter

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They created an incredible, niche site that produces traffic and compliments the brand.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Excellent

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Dedication

5.0
Overall Score Definitely doing business again
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Excellent
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Very cost effective
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Highly recommend
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Yessss

Frontend Design for Media Platform

"Marzee Labs uses a dedicated project manager who was exceptional."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Marzee Labs designed and developed a the UX for a media platform. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, England
Turi Munthe
Founder, Parli
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Marzee Labs' efforts were received well and the new site regularly receives more page views, site traffic, and a reduced bounce rate. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Parli is a media platform building an encyclopaedia of opinion. I am the Founder / CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Marzee Labs?

Front-end design UX consulting Architecture

What were your goals for this project?

Optimise site design for multiple forms of user behaviour, while keeping close eye on SEO and on the underlying architecture.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Marzee Labs came highly recommended from two highly respected contacts for their initiative, commitment, design smarts and speed.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Marzee Labs has worked on all aspects of our site: architecture, front end development, design, UI and UX consulting.

What was the team composition?

The team consists of 5 people - all with expertise in a particular sector but a generalist's comfort across the whole project. The team was project managed brilliantly too.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Increased PVs, increased time on site, reduced bounce rate. All within 3 months.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Marzee Labs uses a dedicated project manager who was exceptional.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their initiative. Far from purely delivering the work we asked for, they kept coming back with new ideas and suggestions for optimising our design and approach, almost all of which we took on board and implemented.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No!

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