Outstanding UI design and development

Pendulum Creative is a digital design agency based in Putney, London. 
We’re a team of digital designers and developers
 specialising in user interface design and development for websites, web apps and native applications.

If you’re looking to define or re-fresh your online presence we’ll bring the clear vision you need to execute your project on time, and on budget. Whether we’re working on brand creation or creating complex online systems, we exceed our clients’ expectations every time.

 
$5,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2011
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Putney, United Kingdom
headquarters
  • 69-79 Fulham High Street
    Putney, LND SW6 3JW
    United Kingdom

Portfolio

Key clients: 

London Sock Company, Sipsmith, The Luxury Villa Company, Four Communications, Investec, Reckitt Benckiser, Roche, RICS, Oxford City Council, LycaHealth, Giroux, GlaxoSmithKline, St George, Skinnies, StorIQ, NoFiction

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Sports analytics software UI

Start-up sports analytics company that required a UI to allow football club managers to log, track and compare player performance data. We were tasked with initial UX wireframe production, through UI design to full application development.

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Cricket PIR UI design

Front-end user interface design allowing cricket clubs to analyse player performance through gathered in-game statistics.

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The Luxury Villa Collection website design and development

The design overhaul of a company specialising in the rental of luxury villas. Involving the logo re-design and the website design and development of the company rental booking website.

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Sock!t web app design and development

Social media inspired polling platform allowing users to post polls to public and private groups.

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NoFiction branding and video production

Full brand realisation for a new cutting edge media company involving the creation of a custom stencil font. And the conceptualisation of the company showreel video

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Sipsmith London native app design

London-based copper pot gin distillers Sipsmith required a native app to promote their 100 Martini event.

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London Sock Company brand creation

Brand creation and e-commerce website design and development for the hugely successful London based sockscription service.

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Web Dev for Communications Agency

"They can come up with creative ideas to work within tight budgets."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Pendulum Creative builds, hosts, and manages WordPress websites for a communications agency.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Director, Communications Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client and its consumers are satisfied with Pendulum Creative’s work, enabling a long-term relationship. The team volunteers ideas to improve each project and is willing to go the extra mile to meet the client’s needs. Their flexibility and expertise stand out.

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 director of an integrated communications agency.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Pendulum Creative?

We outsource a number of websites and digital asset creation to them. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Pendulum Creative develops and builds consumer-facing websites in WordPress for our clients. They then handle all ongoing hosting and management. In addition, they do HTML development and some ad hoc design.

What is the team composition?

We typically work with a 4–5-person team.

How did you come to work with Pendulum Creative?

A colleague of mine used to work with them at an old company. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together for 5–6 years. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We don’t have to track metrics with them; we have a really good working relationship. hey always deliver on time and go out of their way to accommodate us. If they didn’t, we would’ve stopped working with them. 

How did Pendulum Creative perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve done a great job.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their flexibility to work with us on a project stands out. They’re good at delivering and often go above and beyond for us and our clients. Additionally, they can come up with creative ideas to work within tight budgets, which is something we have to deal with quite often.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, to be honest, I can’t think of anything. They’re great.

Any advice for potential customers?

Give Pendulum Creative a very detailed brief. They add value to projects and are experts in the field. With more information, they can really add ideas and a deeper level of understanding of the project. 

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

Web Development for Sports Analytics Company

“Throughout our work, it has always been clear that they are committed to our long-term success.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Pendulum Creative developed the client-facing data portal of a sports tech startup company, building data representation and user flow capabilities using JavaScript and integrating data collection hardware.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Oxford, United Kingdom
Raf Keustermans
CEO, Sportlight Technology
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Third-party customers have been highly pleased with the program and continued updates delivered by Pendulum Creative to their client. Their team is highly dedicated to the work, spending time understanding their client’s big picture goals to help them deliver meaningful improvements.

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 are a sports tech startup developing solutions for professional sports organizations, and I am the CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Pendulum Creative?

Our components have both hardware and consumer-facing software components, and we needed an organization to help us develop the data portal from scratch.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The customer-facing aspect of our application includes a web and mobile portal with data reports that deliver basic insights and comparisons between players and across training sessions. Pendulum Creative helped us with every aspect, from the look and feel of the design to the data visualization.

We were balancing a lot of data capability with trying to present a user-friendly application, so they helped us figure out the best way to present everything to our customers. They worked primarily in JavaScript and coordinated with our engineering team to connect the application to our database in how we record and produce the data.

What is the team composition?

I think we worked with their whole team, which consisted of about three people with broad expertise in software development.

How did you come to work with them?

When we initially met with their team, they not only offered a lower price than most of their competitors, but they demonstrated a genuine interest in working on our project specifically that not many other company’s managed. That combination convinced us to work with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $25,000 with them in total.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project began in June 2018 and are continuing to work together.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We work closely with several professional football clubs, so the most recent updates to the portal are key elements of all of our meetings with those customers. The feedback we get from them has been really helpful in the whole process, and on the whole, they have been incredibly pleased with and receptive to Pendulum Creative’s work, which means that they’re doing a great job.

How did Pendulum Creative perform from a project management standpoint?

Given the constraints in resources that we have working with such a small team, they do a great job of managing expectations around deliverables and budgets that are ambitious but ultimately feasible. They are really good at keeping us in the loop on their progress and providing status reports on various aspects of the work.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their team is really dedicated to the projects that they commit themselves to. Throughout our work, it has always been clear that they are committed to our long-term success and are going to work hard to make sure they achieve everything that they set out to deliver for us.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I wouldn’t say that there’s anything I think they need to do differently. As a small organization, the times in the project when we needed to accomplish a lot very quickly presented a challenge for them, but they were always able to deliver the solutions in the end. They were also very open about that upfront, so it wasn’t a surprise for us.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

It’s really important to understand your strengths and weaknesses as a company and the needs of your project. If you need an organization that is available 24/7, you might want to look elsewhere, but if you would prefer an organization that is quite passionate and dedicated to the projects they do choose to work on, they’re definitely the right partner for you.

Also, really make sure you give them a detailed explanation of the use case, including who is going to use it and what exactly their goals with the program would be because they are really good big picture thinkers. As long as you brief them well and establish a good working relationship, you will get a lot of value out of their partnership.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It’s a small team, so it occasionally took some time to pick things up.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The value for the price that we paid was very good.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Our customers are very happy with the look and function of the work.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They are very dedicated, passionate, and skilled at what they do.

Website Dev & Design for Social Media Platform

"They are very responsive and happy to help even on issues unrelated to the main project."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Sept. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Pendulum Creative created wireframes for an online platform, tested the MVP, and then designed and developed the final solution.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, England
CEO, Social Media Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Internal stakeholders are happy with the MVP solution, and they've already shown it to potential investors. The site's proprietary software is being used by industry leaders. The team's consistent communication style has helped identify and solve issues.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

The company is a new social media platform that launched in beta in the UK in late 2019. I am Head of Operations.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Pendulum Creative?

Design and development of a wireframe of the platform for initial testing, followed by the design and development of the website itself.

What were your goals for this project?

Complete website MVP for initial testing, beta launch and investment drive.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Based on satisfaction with initial wireframe project and references from previous customers.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Full design and development of MVP website, daily follow-ups to iron out bugs post-launch, consultancy on other tech-related issues

What was the team composition?

The development and design teams were led by one team head each, based in London, with whom we spoke regularly. Back-end development was carried out by a remote team of 2-5 people.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are satisfied with the website as an MVP, which we are in the process of showing to potential investors, strategic partners and users. The website's proprietary software has already been used by major UK publishers and companies. We are currently planning a Phase 2 post-investment expansion of the platform with Pendulum, including development of apps and the addition of video capability.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We spoke via Skype on a daily basis to keep on top of bugs and changes to the initial spec. The launch of the beta website was delayed and went over budget as a result of Pendulum's time management but we were eventually happy with the final product and have had no issues with it since. All subsequent updates to the platform have been on time and on budget.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They are very responsive and happy to help even on issues unrelated to the main project.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Time management is a concern but we are confident this will not be an issue in Phase 2.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer