Specializing in Digital Engineering

We build beautiful products that are easy to use and make an impact for our partners. Whether that means saving time through automated backend systems, improving the buying experience on your site, or the next big app idea, we can deliver the best technology and service for your needs.

 
$10,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2018
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Los Angeles, CA
headquarters
  • Los Angeles, CA
    United States

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Key clients: 

LF The Brand

• 20th Century Fox

• Warner Bros

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Web Development for Food Manufacturer

“They're real experts in what they do, so they’ve been able to meet all of our needs.”

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

Materialize developed a consumer-facing Shopify website, managing both the front- and backend development. They continue to update the website on a regular basis. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
VP of Marketing, Food Manufacturer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website functions as expected, leading to significant growth for the business. Knowledgeable and experienced, Materialize consistently provides valuable recommendations. Their quick turnaround times made them a reliable partner. 

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 VP of marketing at a smart food company. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Materialize?

We needed a partner to help us with our web development needs.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Materialize developed our website through Shopify. We had an initial codebase, but Materialize did a decent amount of work on the front- and backend. The site has a consumer-facing frontend, and they changed many elements on the backend. They continue to implement regular updates to bring our website to the next level. 

What is the team composition? 

We mostly work with Alex, who is our project manager. 

How did you come to work with Materialize?

I found them on Upwork

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent between $15,000–$20,000.

What is the status of this engagement? 

We started working with them in March 2019 and the relationship is ongoing. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Materialize understands our needs, so they’ve been able to handle all the changes and updates that we wanted to make on a weekly basis. We wouldn't be able to grow nearly as fast if Materialize hasn't been making regular changes and optimizations to our website. 

How did Materialize perform from a project management standpoint? 

I hand off the projects to Alex, and he passes them on to his team. They’re very clear about how long the project will take, and they let us know immediately if there is a delay. It's never taken them more than a week to finish a project. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

We appreciate their personable approach and their responsiveness. They're real experts in what they do, so they’ve been able to meet all of our needs. Also, they're always willing to provide feedback and give advice.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. We're satisfied with everything. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Have an idea of what you want your website to look like and share your vision with them. Tell them about your brand and your company's goals. Materialize will do their best to bring your vision to life. 

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

Web Development for Women's Fashion Retailer

"Their level of communication and transparency is unlike anything I've ever experienced."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Mar. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Materialize developed the backend of an e-commerce website on Shopify. They've also updated and fixed bugs for three other websites. 

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Steph Loo
Product Manager, LF Stores
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Materialize developed a high-performing website and significantly improved the user-friendliness and performance of other e-commerce sites. In addition to the quality of their work, they're also very communicative, transparent, and responsive to client needs overall. 

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 a product manager at LF Stores, a women's clothing company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Materialize?

Materialize had been hired in the past to improve the functionality of three of our websites that were built by other developers and not performing well. We more recently hired them to develop and launch a fourth site.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Materialize developed an e-commerce website on Shopify from scratch, working with mostly provided designs. They built in features that allow for toggling between product swatches, corrected any bugs, and implemented custom code to ensure all the menus and other features worked properly. 

What is the team composition? 

We work with two main developers.

How did you come to work with Materialize?

They were recommended to our e-commerce director, and then I started working with them directly. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We've been working with them since March 2018 and launched the most recent website in May 2019, but they continue to work with us to add new features and improve the overall customer experience. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The new website Materialize built is now our top-performing site across the company. Compared to previous developers we've worked with on our other sites, Materialize's quality of work is exponentially better. They've improved the shopability and user experience of all our existing sites, which has helped increase leads by 10–15 times. 

How did Materialize perform from a project management standpoint?

They're fantastic to work with all-around–very responsive and communicative. They're quick to work on any roadblocks that come up and transparent about what they're working on. Their processes are simple and they've made us feel like we're all on the same team throughout the engagement. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their level of communication and transparency is unlike anything I've ever experienced. As stressful and daunting of a task as building a website can be, they made the whole process relatively seamless. In addition to bringing our ideas to life, they also built a site that's helped us attract new customers and been very responsive throughout the engagement.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can't think of anything.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Keep all lines of communication open and be as transparent as possible.

5.0
Overall Score Working with them has made my life a lot easier.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were able to do a lot in a short time compared to others we've worked with.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They produce high-quality work and do a very thorough QA.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They're extremely transparent, timely, and easy to work with.

Web Dev/Redesign for Addiction Treatment Center

"Quote."“They’re friendly and communicate well, and the work is top-notch.”

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

Materialize redeveloped a website from scratch and handled its design. They also coordinated with an in-house SEO manager on the backend. Features include an insurance ID upload function and a contact form.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Adam Snyder
Chief Marketing Officer, Silicon Beach
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their team made good use of Google Drive to coordinate various elements of the project. They were highly accessible by phone and responsive when asked to make changes. The new site was delivered slightly ahead of schedule and loads much faster than the previous one.

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 chief marketing officer of Silicon Beach, which is a substance abuse and mental health treatment facility. We supply 24-hour staffing to house clients, provide clinical care, and offer psychiatric intervention. Our goal is to help clients recover from whatever ailments they’re dealing with.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Materialize?

We wanted to redesign our previous website.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We originally expected them to redesign our existing site, but their developers observed that it was built from a low-quality template and would be challenging to update. They ended up creating the new site from scratch instead. In terms of design, our team looked at some of our competitors’ sites for ideas and then Materialize gave us additional suggestions on what might look good or offer the best functionality.

The site is structured similarly to our old one, with a top menu that leads users to different services. The developer also added insurance verification buttons that allow users to upload photos of their insurance IDs. On top of that, the site allows users to contact our organization directly, and those messages will route directly to my account.

The site is mostly developed now, but the project’s still ongoing because it’s been hard to find a content writer to get the pages ready for publication, so they’re waiting on us for that.

What is the team composition?

There was one developer who worked on our project.

How did you come to work with Materialize?

I’ve known the developer for a while, so we decided to try their services. They’ve delivered on everything they promised.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent somewhere between $10,000–$50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project started in January 2019 and it’s ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our site isn’t live yet, but we’ve been able to beta test it. Everything looks good so far and the load speed is noticeably improved over our old site. They’ve also worked with our SEO manager to ensure that all the necessary information is set up correctly.

How did Materialize perform from a project management standpoint?

Despite the initial challenge with our old code, they delivered the new site slightly ahead of schedule and were easy to communicate with by phone and text. The developer was highly responsive whenever we needed to discuss the site or make changes, and they deployed Google Drive well in order to collaborate with us throughout the project.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re friendly and communicate well, and the work is top-notch.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of anything about the process that I’d want to change.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Go in with a sense of what you want to accomplish. They’re good at guiding you toward your goals and will ensure that you get everything done, but it will help if you already have a general vision for your final product or goal.

5.0
Overall Score Their collaboration techniques were really effective.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re always available when we need to talk and communication is great overall.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were able to work with us on the price.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They excel compared to other contractors we’ve hired and to those hired by competitors.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They’re friendly and easy to work with.