Creative minds, intelligent solutions

Who are we?

We’re thinkers, doers, go-getters. We’re passionate about our craft and we love every aspect of what we do. From branding exercises and design workshops, we can handle the creative side of any project. To back it up, we have a highly experienced team of developers who can build, deploy and support a range of technologies.

What do we do?

We design and build digital products to help clients increase engagement with their products or services. Whether it be websites, mobile apps or e-commerce, we’ve got you covered. We pride ourselves in the solutions we provide our clients and they love what we do too. 

Our solutions are built using Microsoft's .NET framework, meaning they are robust, secure and will scale as your business does.

Our Values

At Pogo Studio we value creativity, integrity, and trust. Our business is built on the notion that everyone should have a say, and nobody is too important to challenge. We carry this attitude with us and apply our values to every project we take on. We believe this ensures we provide the best possible service to our clients.

 
$10,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2016
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
headquarters
  • Edinburgh
    United Kingdom

Portfolio

Key clients: 
  • Royal Bank of Scotland - Designed and built a mobile application for agile methodology coaching 
  • Corgi Homeplan - Website build and support
  • Natwest - Branding and design workshop 
  • Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians - Interactive form building 
  • Head on - Mobile application to promote post-concussion care 
  • Chocolate and Love - Shopify site build and support

Reviews

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Mobile App Dev for Overseas Bank

“They completed the project quickly, and we received good feedback from people.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Feb. 2019
Project summary: 

Using Umbraco, Pogo Studio developed an application for iOS, Android, and desktop. The app includes templates that allow content, images, and videos to be published. They also developed a feedback function.

The Reviewer
 
4,000+ Employees
 
Edinburgh, Scotland
UX Designer, Bank
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Pogo Studio completed the app and ensured employees have access to the CMS and full control to upload content. They complied with bank regulations and excelled at delivering effective project management, completing the project quickly and offering helpful communication throughout. 

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 UX designer at a bank in Scotland. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Pogo Studio?

We needed to build a mobile app to teach the people within our organization to work in an agile way. We wanted to move away from waterfall to agile.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed our iOS and Android mobile app using Umbraco. They optimized it for desktop as well. They created templates that enabled us to publish content, images, and videos. They also developed a feedback functionality for each page.

What is the team composition?

There were 2–3 developers. We primarily dealt with one of them.

How did you come to work with Pogo Studio?

They work within our building, which made it easy to meet and engage with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around $10,000–$15,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from January 2018 until February 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We developed a feedback functionality that can be switched on and off for every single page. They completed the project quickly, and we received good feedback from people.

How did Pogo Studio perform from a project management standpoint?

Project management was great. We worked in an agile way. We incrementally built the site by page and feature. We also had the flexibility to access the CMS and full control of the copy, images, and videos we could upload. They were always available for conversations with us. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Financial services and banks generally keep externally hosted websites in-house due to regulation and red tape, but they were wonderfully patient with working within those confines.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It was suggested that they work with us even though we were in different parts of the building. That might have worked a bit better.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They overenthusiastically gave us a timeline that was too short to complete some things.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve recommended them already.

Membership Website Dev for Financial Services Organization

"Pogo Studio focuses on the best solutions for their clients."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. 2018 - Mar. 2019
Project summary: 

Pogo Studio developed a website for a financial services membership organization. The team used Umbraco to build the platform. The site is now live.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Edinburgh, Scotland
Raymond Wales
Chief Executive, Scottish Investment Operations
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Pogo Studio went above and beyond, delivering a high-quality platform. They were dedicated to satisfying requirements. There’s been a significant increase in users of the new website. Their team is creative, hardworking, and client-focused.

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 executive for Scottish Investment Operations, a nonprofit financial services membership organization.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Pogo Studio?

I needed someone to develop our website.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We worked together on building a new website, which included a dedicated member site. Their team used Umbraco to develop the platform.

How did you come to work with Pogo Studio?

They were recommended by an organization I previously worked with. After speaking with several different companies, I felt confident using Pogo Studio.

How much have you invested with them?

The project cost €20,000 (approximately $25,300 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with Pogo Studio from October 2018–March 2019, and we have an ongoing service contract. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The membership, which consists of different organizations, has been happy with the output. We now have a simple process for registering individuals onto the site. In terms of participants with our member site, we’ve experienced a 400% increase.

How did Pogo Studio perform from a project management standpoint?

Pogo Studio understands the problems that organizations had prior to the new technology of AI and that balance of new people. We initially kicked off on a flexible and agile approach to project management. They were able to exercise the knowledge and experience that they have as a collective unit to demonstrate opportunities that were available to us.

We weren’t missing any opportunities or closing the door on any potential chances. Pogo Studio was given free rein to challenge the way of thinking, enabling us to make sure we were making informed decisions about the types of functionalities we planned on using. Once we moved from the agile approach, I suggested we move to a more traditional and formal approach through setting targets and deadlines. We had regular updates available.

What did you find most impressive about them?

It was a great experience working with Pogo Studio. In the commercial world, it’s rare to find such an authentic team. They want to do right by their clients, so they’re willing to be flexible. Their team proactively comes back with suggestions, appropriately pitching them. They demonstrate good awareness, managing the ongoing relationship in a practical way. Their other strengths include creativity and innovation. Pogo Studio focuses on the best solutions for their clients.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Pogo Studio should do more of what they’re doing. They should prepare to be more targeted and blunter about why something can or can’t be done.

4.5
Overall Score They’ve shown an understanding of where I want to take my business over the next 18-24 months. The proactivity has been welcomed.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’re still shaping themselves as an organization. There’s still a bit to be done around them embedding their own culture.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer