How did you select this vendor?
I had worked on a project at a previous job that had used North Street and was referred to them again by an associate. The vendor identification process was quite extensive and the pool was narrowed down to two vendors after months of research and proposals.
They fully understood our goals and were open to implementing our ideas, from both a form and function standpoint. They asked great questions, seemed to have a passion for the project and were very thorough in their communications with us. Ultimately, these were the deciding factors. Our Marketing and IT teams were both involved in the final selection.
Describe the project in detail.
I provided the initial list of examples of transitions, effects, buttons and other design elements that I was drawn to, in addition to our fonts, video and photography assets and they used this as a jumping-off point.
One of the major site requirements was to include the ability to have a personalized URL for each of our active independent contractors, presenting the site visitor with their specific information and attributing any sales or form inquiries to them.
North Street took the project from initial design ideas and site requirements (provided by our team) to concept mock-ups, to design, to functional previews and then to the full development of the site. Everything was designed from a mobile perspective first and then was adapted and translated to desktop. They started with the design of a few of our core pages first and then expanded from there.
What was the team composition?
There were six different members of their team that we worked with, two developers, one production director, one creative director, one production coordinator and during the initial meetings and development, their CEO. As the project advanced, I was mostly in communication with one developer and the production director.
Their team, our team, our outside software provider and our former website developer had to work together to resolve questions and ensure a smooth transition to the new site.