Design that works

Qubstudio is a team of devoted professionals that love their job and enjoy working together. Established more than 8 years ago Qubstudio was one of the pioneers of user interaction design in Central and Eastern Europe. Today, with 200+ successful projects in their portfolio, it is a recognized as one of the industry leaders.

 

We believe "a nice UI" is simply not enough. A good design must accomplish tasks along the lines of a general business model it is part of. That is why before we start sketching we try to understand clients business in depth, imagine lifestyle of the people who are going to use the product and study the available alternatives. The result must be a design that works. 

Our areas of expertise:

  • UX/UI design;
  • Web design;
  • Graphic design.

Feel free to contact us so we can start a project together or answer your questions!

 

 

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2009
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Lviv, Ukraine
headquarters
  • QubStudio
    Horodotska Str, 225
    Lviv
    Ukraine
    +38.097.668.3549

Portfolio

DentConnect Cross Platform App

DentConnect founders came to QubStudio team with an interesting goal — to completely rethink dentists work planning by creating an application, which would be able to put in order all the medical records, schedule, patients database and automate routine functions, such as patients notifications.

We decided to create a cross-platform application, so the final users could use DentConnect on their favorite device or even on a few at once: for example, to manage appointments and patients history from the office computer and check tomorrow’s appointments from home on mobile or tablet.

Website redesign for a publishing house

The main challenge while working on this website redesign was to create intuitive, informative and user-friendly design in a very short period of time. Our customer has requested the platform to be ready before an important milestone, the Christmas sale start. New platform combines corporate website of Old Lion Publishing House and online books store. Book buying process is simple and convenient. As a result, OLPH has increased their sales by 300%, gained more then 200 000 happy customers.

Hubbub Social Network

Hubbub is a voice micro-blog that extends social networking opportunities to situations when you cannot type and read: like driving, jogging or washing dishes. “A Twitter for voice”, Hubbub allows users to record and share 30-second voice bmessages, called “bubs”, which are then combined into a smooth uninterrupted stream.

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WordPress Site for Ukrainian University

“The designers have great taste, and they fulfill the customer’s needs.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Oct. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

With the goal of making it more attractive to students, Qubstudio recreated a site in WordPress from design to coding, integrating pages for the entire university. Their work is almost complete.

The Reviewer
 
501-1,000 Employees
 
Lviv, Ukraine
Mariya Chubata
Marketing Director, Ukranian Catholic University
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Working within the university’s brand guidelines, Qubstudio succeeded in creating a site that accurately reflects its mission and philosophy. The site is already generating great feedback and referrals. The team impressed with professional project management and responsive communications.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the marketing and communications director of the Ukrainian Catholic University. We are based in Lviv in the western part of Ukraine. We provide higher education and offer bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Qubstudio?

Our website was designed and developed in 2007, so we wanted to recreate the site to make it more attractive to current and potential students. We looked for a studio that would respect the mission, ideas, and philosophy of the university.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We split the project into two parts: design and programming work. We have a brand book displaying required colors and themes. We asked them to use WordPress as a platform so that many people could work on it. The design was a bigger project than we anticipated because many of the university ‘s offices and structures required a page within the site. All of these pages had to be integrated and the site map needed to be designed and approved. Once we started to plan out the build and put in the text, both sides understood the enormity of the project. There was about a two-month delay. Qubstudio built the whole website from the design implementation to the coding. The Ukrainian version is complete, and the English version is almost complete.

How did you come to work with Qubstudio?

I had been in the industry for a while and heard about Qubstudio. I reached out for recommendations for an agency that could complete this project for us with emphasis on quality and deadlines. We wanted to have the new website ready for a new recruitment campaign for new students. We wanted the best talent possible, and it was important for us to be able to meet with our designers and developers on occasion. Qubstudio was the best; they were available to begin working on the project, and they are also located within proximity to us at the university.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent less than $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with Qubstudio in October 2016, and the project is still ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have heard positive feedback about the site. Together, we developed a couple of great services that are new to the site, and people love them. I have already received two letters from other organizations asking who created our site. We feel the site reflects our philosophy, the way we think, and they way we are at the university. It is simplistic, yet there is a lot of depth.

How did Qubstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

Qubstudio was great, and the project manager was great as well. The director was very involved throughout the whole process, and we are in touch with him regularly. Overall, the team responds very quickly and we can chat with them via Skype every day. They are able to fix any urgent issues or problems that may arise.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The designers have great taste, and they fulfill the customer’s needs. Their other strength is that they are very quick in responding, and communication has been great. They are very professional in their systematic approach to running the project.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There are always areas to improve for anyone. There is a demand in the market here in Ukraine for high-quality designers, and they should hire more designers and continue to grow their company.

5.0
Overall Score The project was a challenge, but it was interesting and, overall, a great experience.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were fine with deadlines, which was important for us, but there was a slight delay in the beginning.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We ended up around the same cost amount that was agreed upon from the beginning.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Qubstudio met our expectations, and we really liked the results we achieved.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already recommended Qubstudio to others.

Website & Mobile Redesign for Annual Music Festival

"We’ve been generally satisfied with the collaboration. QubStudio was able to complete all the tasks we assigned them."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Dec. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

QubStudio redesigned and developed a website, focusing on ease of navigation. They also redesigned an iOS and Android app based on an existing version. They continue to assist with updates and maintenance.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Lviv, Ukraine
Olga Kondratiuk
PR Manager, Alfa Jazz Fest
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

QubStudio shows superior creativity and understanding of vision. After their contributions, app downloads and site traffic rose 3 times from the previous year and garnered positive feedback. The team at QubStudio communicates well and is reliable with quality of work and meeting deadlines.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Alfa Jazz Fest is an annual festival held in Lviv, Ukraine in June. The company has 3 employees. I am a PR specialist for the organization.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with QubStudio?

They were involved in the complete process of our website development. The rebranding had been planned for several months. We had renamed our festival and announced new dates, but we needed to update the website itself. The previous page was not very convenient for users in terms of navigation, and we needed a more modern design.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We met their team and informed QubStudio about our vision and expectations. They provided ideas on how the website could look, and we chose the design which suited us the best. Following this, they completely developed our website and created all the functionalities currently on it, including designs, banners, surveys, and polls.

We worked with 1 manager who was responsible for the overall project, and who we contacted around any technical questions or issues. The overall team included up to 10 people, but we didn’t interact with them personally.

QubStudio also developed an Android and iOS mobile application for the festival, using our old app as a basis but completely changing the design.

How did you come to work with QubStudio?

We created a tender and invited all providers who wished to take part in it. QubStudio’s proposal was the most suitable for us, not only in terms of their vision and previous work, but also financially.

How much have you invested with QubStudio?

The cost of the mobile app development was $5,000, while the website cost $16,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with QubStudio in December 2016. The website and app took 1-2 months to complete. It launched a couple of weeks ago. All the changes have been implemented at this point, but we maintain a collaboration with QubStudio for updates.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

The main indicator of an improvement for our company is that we’ve received positive feedback from the festival guests. It ended several weeks ago, and we’ve seen much higher website traffic and app downloads, up to 3 times those of the previous year.

How did QubStudio perform from a project management standpoint?

We had regular active communication for both the development and the content updates. We’ve been generally satisfied with the collaboration. QubStudio was able to complete all the tasks we assigned them.

What did you find most impressive about QubStudio?

They stood out in terms of punctuality. QubStudio managed to meet all tasks and deadlines on time.

Are there any areas QubStudio could improve?

It’s difficult to say, since nothing is ideal. The project could have been done better in some ways, but it’s difficult to say how.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    From a financial point of view, QubStudio’s proposal was the best one we received.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We would be happy to recommend them.

UX Design of HR Platform for Software Co.

"[They] were always involved in the process. QubStudio holds ownership for everything, not just their own work."

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

QubStudio provides UX/UI services to a Java development team. One focus was an HR web and mobile platform where they handled all UI and UX, like user journey, information architecture, wireframing, and mockups.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Lviv, Ukraine
Halyna Levko
Engagement Manager, Romexsoft
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

QubStudio’s contributions have led to an increased number of clients. They operate with little need for project management, and are spot-on with communication and estimations. They have stuck to deadlines, and although some language challenges arise, they’re responsive, creative, and proactive.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a Ukrainian outsourcing software development company focused on Java. We create bespoke applications for clients in industries like healthcare, fintech, and new media. I am an engagement manager for the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with QubStudio?

We provide software development for clients, however, we lack expertise like user interface [UI] or user experience [UX] design. This was our main challenge, and it’s why we started looking for a supplier of such services.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

QubStudio has provided their services on a couple of projects, the biggest one being an HR platform. They designed the user interface screens for both the web and mobile versions, and also provided UX design, specifically information architecture, user workflow journeys, wireframes, and mockups.

They have also helped us at the early stages with client communication and requirements solicitation, acting as a consultant for UI/UX.

We have worked with 3 members from QubStudio’s team: a user experience designer, a user interface designer, and a frontend developer.

How did you come to work with QubStudio?

Their company is based in the same city as ours, L’viv, and they’re one of the most well-known companies in the region offering UI/UX services. QubStudio’s prices worked well for us, so we decided to work with them.

How much have you invested with QubStudio?

The cost of their work has been between $5,000 and $15,000 for the HR platform. The overall cost has been a bit above this range.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with QubStudio on January 3rd, 2017. We are still partners.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

QubStudio’s work has helped us a lot, and has brought added value to our services. Our clients can receive everything in one package, from design to software implementation. There is no longer a need for them to look for other vendors besides us. This has increased customer satisfaction. In short, the partnership with QubStudio has led to an increased number of clients.

How did QubStudio perform from a project management standpoint?

Usually, the project management is done on our side. QubStudio has acted like an extension of our team, and worked with our project manager. There is still some management being done on their side, and we have been satisfied. There were no delays in response, and they’ve stuck to the timelines promised. They are good at making estimations for the work, and were always involved in the process. QubStudio holds ownership for everything, not just their own work.

They have used online collaboration tools for the entire distributed team. This allowed them to work effectively and keep us updated constantly. QubStudio can work very well as a geographically-distributed team.

What did you find most impressive about QubStudio?

Being creative. They’ve looked at things from different perspectives, and have been flexible in the solutions offered. QubStudio has listened to what the client needs, and they weren’t rigid in their approach, although they have led the process. We knew where everything was going, and what task was next in the UI/UX process, what we would be receiving at the end of the collaboration. Effective communication is one of their strengths.

Are there any areas QubStudio could improve?

There probably is something to mention, but it’s hard to think of it. I would improve the English level of some members, but this only applies to a part of the team, with whom I’ve worked. Their overall English isn’t bad, though.

5.0
Overall Score Everything has gone smoothly.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re very good at meeting deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

UX Design For Financial Technology Startup

"[H]e was really hands on and showed us how he would implement our vision."

Quality: 
3.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. - Mar. 2016
Project summary: 

QubStudio applied corporate branding guidelines to materials like websites and presentations. The team built a WordPress site, provided UI/UX design, and added visual and textual content.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Switzerland
Cofounder, Financial Technology Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The site is attractive and functional, conveying the company's purpose and attracting new inquiries. QubStudio impressed with their development skill and business acumen. Senior management was personally involved with meticulously envisioning and explaining the scope of the project.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We're a fintech [financial technology] startup combining financial services needs and technology.

What is your position?

I'm a cofounder.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with QubStudio?

We had a branding agency help us define our corporate identity and visual identity. We needed to translate the results into all of our products like websites, letterheads, and presentations. That's the point at which we engaged QubStudio. We asked them to help us with the user experience of our application.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

They did the wireframing of the website based on the style guides. They created the whole website, everything other than the style we were giving and the content in the text form that we gave them. They did the technical implementation like installing WordPress, applying templates, filling the content, creating the little pictures – all of that.

How did you come to work with QubStudio?

We found them on the Internet based on their location because they are in the same location where we have our offshore development team.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

Total spend is between $10,000 to $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The website took between six to eight weeks and was completed in March 2016. We don't currently have much for them to do, but we're working on our mobile app and intend to use them as our development partner. UX [user experience] and usability is the next phase for that.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We've received occasional feedback from people, but it's more of an accomplishment that we're finally online and that the site looks good. We don't have any metrics because we don't go for mass markets. The site represents our vision and the investors' visions because they were heavily involved in the creation.

We have people calling on the basis of the website. KPMG found us and gave us an RFI [request for information], which we would have not known about.

How did QubStudio perform from a project management standpoint?

We spoke with the CEO of QubStudio [cofounder Lyubomyr Koval], and he was really hands on and showed us how he would implement our vision. Then, he handed us to a project manager who worked with the developers. In the beginning, they worked very well but, later on, we had quality issues where we iterated over the creation of the website. They didn't always do QA [quality assurance], so I wouldn't give them the best rating there, but I think it was also due to their size. If we do a bigger project, we will hire or engage specific QA personnel.

What distinguishes QubStudio from other providers?

QubStudio is close to their development team, which is a plus. They also have a bit of business knowhow because they work with similar clients to us from the same country.

Is there anything QubStudio could have improved or done differently?

We had to manage their creativity a bit. That way they stick to the task and then, once the task is fulfilled as defined, creativity can be added on top.

4.0
Overall Score Part of it is the price you pay to get somebody who is cheaper and in an offshore location, so you have more iterations where you have to be specific on your feedback.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were very responsive and available.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 3.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    If they can improve the quality assurance, their rating will be higher. At the same time, they’re our alternative to local companies where you don’t communicate and the prices are 10 times higher.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

UX Design For HR Platform

"They always find solutions, even though sometimes doing so may be difficult."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

QubStudio manages UI/UX design for a security services company. They integrate with other teams to provide a complete solution.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Valon Statovci
Owner, GC Covert Security Ltd.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new software has received excellent feedback from administrators and clients alike for its intuitive usability. QubStudio's considerable design skills, receptive attitude toward suggestions, and efficient workflow allowed them to offer a variety of potential solutions to every problem.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We’re a security services company, and I’m the owner.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with QubStudio?

QubStudio is working in conjunction with another developer, doing the UX and UI for software that we needed built to manage our resources, so that our staff could manage when they work, where they work, and how they work. It’s like a scheduling system.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They are handling the full UX and UI process; in other words, they are responsible for how the software looks, how it operates for the end-user, and much more. I would have built it myself if I had the technical capability. Essentially, QubStudio did all the design work.

How did you come to work with QubStudio?

We hired a company called YouTeam which, in turn, uses QubStudio, along with another company. There’s a team of companies working together to complete the software for us. One company manages all of them together.

How much have you invested with QubStudio?

It’s going to be a work in progress, so eventually it will be quite large. Up to now, the investment has been about £60,000. I foresee the total cost being probably around £150,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project officially started in January of this year. I expect this project to go on for at least a year, perhaps a year and a bit. The initial phase should be complete by August, and then we’ve got further phases that we’ll move on to, so it’s going to be quite a while.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

The software being built will be used by staff, by management, and also by our clients, so we’ve consulted everyone involved in the whole process in order to ensure that it’s usable. Everyone loves it.

How did QubStudio perform from a project management standpoint?

They don’t project manage the software; another company handles the project management, so I can’t comment on them in this regard. But in the work that they do, in regard to the design of the user interfaces, QubStudio is very good.

What did you find most impressive about QubStudio?

They’re just great people. They work really quickly. They take comments on really well, so even if I don’t like something, they don’t take it personally. They always find solutions, even though sometimes doing so may be difficult. They always provide multiple variants in the designs so that we are able to choose, and that’s nice. It was never a matter of “Oh, do you like this,” and then that’s it. There’s always a choice of three or four different options. I’ve met them; I had to fly over to Ukraine to do so. Overall, they’re just really nice. You need to work with them.

Are there any areas QubStudio could improve?

Not really, to be honest. No, nothing that comes to the top of my head. If they were closer, it would be nicer, but you can’t have it all.

4.5
Overall Score Everything’s on time. Communication is quick. They understand the concept.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Everything’s running to schedule at the moment.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Great value for the money. Especially given that we’re based in the UK and they’re in Ukraine, it’s very cost-effective for us.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The design work is really nice for the software, and everyone’s giving positive feedback. They’re saying that it’s clean and modern.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Very. I have already.

UX For Consulting Company App

"[T]heir designs were intuitive and easy to use."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

QubStudio helped to build a mobile app on the iOS platform that provides services to home care residents. The bulk of the project consists of user interface design.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Managing Partner, Management Consulting Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Internal testing reveals that the app is highly usable and feature-rich when compared to current alternatives. QubStudio's collaborative approach, speedy workflow, and exceptional design work made them an excellent partner.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are a management consulting company that works primarily in healthcare, aerospace, defense, and security.

What is your position?

I am the managing partner.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with QubStudio?

We wanted to create an iOS-based app that could be used by people in a home care environment easily.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

QubStudio provided UI [user interface] design consulting.

How did you come to work with QubStudio?

I found them through YouTeam, which is a startup consultancy of project managers for software development.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The total cost is between $10,000 and $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them at the beginning of 2015, and our engagement ended in March 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We haven't launched the app yet, but we have received some internal feedback. Everyone has said it is very intuitive, easy to use, and better than what's out there now.

How did QubStudio perform from a project management standpoint?

YouTeam served as the project manager in our situation, so I don't have any comment about how QubStudio did.

What distinguishes QubStudio from other providers?

This is the first app we've developed, and it was a good experience. QubStudio was very easy to collaborate with. They worked quickly and their designs were intuitive and easy to use. We're very happy.

Is there anything QubStudio could have improved or done differently?

No.

4.0
Overall Score – They were very easy to work with, and they did what they said they would do.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    – We have never had any problems with deadlines.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    – I don't have a standard for comparison, but I felt like they were fair.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    – It's as we expected, and they did a very good job.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    – Very likely.

Design For SaaS Company

"QubStudio has been a pleasure to work with."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

QubStudio provided a range of rebranding services for an SaaS system. The project involved interface design, logo creation, brand ideation, visual strategy, and blog content creation.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Connecticut
Sedarius Tekara Perrotta
CEO & Founder, Shelf.io
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The quality of each individual component of the project is outstanding. QubStudios consistently displayed impressive design skill, dedicated professionalism, and receptiveness to feedback. The team was always available for questions and often worked overtime to remain on top of the project.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Shelf.io is a SaaS [software-as-a-service] content management system.

What is your position?

I am the CEO and founder.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with QubStudio?

We have six developers, but none of them is trained in UX [user experience]. We needed help making our system more usable and easy on the eyes.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

QubStudio helped us with our rebranding. They designed our logo and our corporate identity, edited our pitch deck, created promotional images for our website, and designed our blog. They also went through our entire interface and analyzed each module to determine what needed to be redesigned. From there, they did the whole UX and updated almost every module we have.

How did you come to work with QubStudio?

I met them in person in the Ukraine. Their office is elegant and slick, I could tell that they practice what they preach. They have an incredible design environment, and that's why we chose them.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

We have spent more than $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We essentially have them on a recurring retainer for two people's worth of work every month.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We don't have statistics yet because of the timeline, but I'm sure I'll have them in four months. What I can say is that I'm extremely pleased with the work they've done, and I'm excited to roll it out.

How did QubStudio perform from a project management standpoint?

Our working model with them has us as the project manager. We control the amount of work that they do and what they are working on. I believe this to be the best possible model based on my experience.

What distinguishes QubStudio from other providers?

QubStudio has been a pleasure to work with. They are very responsive, professional, and on top of things. They definitely understand the United States culture of needing to get things done, and they go above and beyond. Their designer stays late without me asking her to, and I've been able to call them on the weekends when necessary. They have been extremely professional.

Is there anything QubStudio could have improved or done differently?

I don't know – that's a tricky question. I think they do really well with the things that they say they do. Obviously, everyone can improve at something. We're happy so I'm not going to put any comment. They do a great job. For what you pay, you're getting a lot.

5.0
Overall Score – Absolutely a
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    – You need to manage your project, but if you give them deadlines and tell them what you need to get done, they will go above and beyond what is asked to hit your deadline.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    – They are as good as most New York-based UX/UI [user interface] agencies, and they're a quarter of the price. It's ridiculous how much value there is with QubStudio.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    – They deliver what they say they're going to deliver, and it's usually on time. 
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    – I don't want to refer too many people to them because I want them for myself, but my unselfish answer is five stars.

UX Design For Mobile App Developer

"[T]hey are professional and timely with their work."

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

QubStudio provides resources to an app developer on an as-needed basis. Projects mainly include mockup drafting, project ideation, and UI/UX design in collaboration with clients.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 employees
 
Ukraine
Oleg Dats
Managing Partner, TechMagic
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Clients have enjoyed their partnership and collaboration with QubStudio. The team's organized project management structure, rapid delivery, and responsive communication style channeled their designer's creative energy in a productive and timely manner.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

TechMagic is a mobile development studio.

What is your position?

I am the CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with QubStudio?

We don't have an in-house UX [user experience] team because we're more on the development side, so if one of our clients is looking for design elements, we introduce them to QubStudio.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

We have done three projects with them. In most cases, they start with mockups and draw the interface out. They discuss their ideas with the clients and then develop the UI [user interface]. They pass that off to our mobile team, and we develop the product.

How did you come to work with QubStudio?

I met them at a technical conference because we are from the same city, and we discussed a partnership.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

Total cost for all of our projects has been $10,000 to $50,000

What is the status of this engagement?

We've had good experiences as partners so far, so I plan to continue working with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

In most cases, clients are happy to work with QubStudio.

How did QubStudio perform from a project management standpoint?

They perform very well. We are comfortable having QubStudio communicate with our clients, and they are professional and timely with their work.

What distinguishes QubStudio from other providers?

Before QubStudio, we worked mostly with freelancers. It's very hard to organize and manage a team of designers, but they do quite well. They have very good designers on staff, and we definitely prefer working with a company because they are truly a team.

Is there anything QubStudio could have improved or done differently?

I think designers always take too much time to develop a design, so I would be happy if they could do it faster. It's OK for now, but they can always improve.

5.0
Overall Score – We continue to work with QubStudio, and I plan to work with them in the future.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    – I believe they can improve here. Nevertheless, it's OK.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    – Their cost works for our clients and us.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    – We consistently receive great user experiences and good-looking user interfaces from QubStudio.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    – In most cases, I recommend QubStudio to our clients.

UX For Web Development Company

"Their quality is indisputably high." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
Project summary: 

QubStudio initially designed a website, marketing materials, and logo for a digital consultancy. Later projects expanded to include UX and graphic design for web and mobile platforms.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Yurij Riphyak
Managing Partner, YouTeam
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Over the long term, the newly-designed website has boosted conversion rates from zero to 15 per month. QubStudio's main strength was their ability to deliver sophisticated design work. Their professionalism and technical skills set the team apart from other comparably priced providers.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

You Team is a digital product development consultancy based in London with offices in Amsterdam and Ukraine. We leverage our network of development and design houses to build and deliver an end product for our client.

What is your position?

I am one of three partners. I work with our vendors and providers, mainly engineers and design studios.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with QubStudio?

We first used QubStudio to design our website, marketing materials and logo. We now use them as a key partner for user experience and graphic design services that we offer to our clients.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

About 80 percent of the services they provide for us are user-experience related. Of these interaction design services, it is split evenly between mobile and web platform work.

How did you come to work with QubStudio?

I have known QubStudio for about eight or nine years. They designed some graphic stuff for me before I founded my current company.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

We have done more than 20 projects with QubStudio, totaling somewhere around $500,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We have an ongoing engagement with them. They maintain our site and are currently working on some graphic materials that we are using for our marketing. We also have a couple projects with our clients that QubStudio will be involved with on the design end.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We launched our new website at the end of February [2016] and our conversion dropped. During the next two months, we implemented a series of updates and tweaks and are now seeing 15 leads per month compared to zero.

How did QubStudio perform from a project management standpoint?

QubStudio performed well and delivered on time. I don't have any critiques for them in this area. The main reason that I continue to work with them is because of the quality of their design. Their quality is indisputably high and, sometimes, we are willing to sacrifice some time for the sake of getting a better result.

What distinguishes QubStudio from other providers?

Quality, first of all. From the quality perspective, QubStudio is unrivaled compared to other Ukrainian studios and probably all studios in the region. They are definitely above the level of most agencies.

Is there anything QubStudio could have improved or done differently?

This is hard to say because I'm not very involved in the design side of the business, but we've been satisfied with everything so far.

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

Web and Mobile Development For Dentist App

"[T]he QubStudio team was dedicated and involved in the project, beyond just developing the code."

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

QubStudio developed a web and mobile app that allows dentists to organize patient scheduling. The team handled every stage, from logo design to back-end development to launch management.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Ukraine
Myroslav Solonko
Cofounder, Dentist Scheduling App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

After 600 downloads, the app has received positive feedback for its intuitive, accessible design. QubStudio was able to realize their innovative user experience ideas using their proven design expertise, knowledge of current technologies, and long-term investment in the project.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

My organization is DentConnect, an online application that assists dentists with scheduling and organization.

What is your position?

I am one of the cofounders.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with QubStudio?

My partner and I had an idea for an app that helps dentists organize their patients, schedule appointments, track the history of patients, and save patient photos online.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

We hired QubStudio to develop a mobile and web application. They did all of the development and played a huge role in the design as well. My cofounder and I are dentists, so we communicated our ideas to their team and asked them to implement them as they saw fit. They did everything from logo design to software development to launching it in the Apple Store.

How did you come to work with QubStudio?

We are located in the same city as QubStudio, and they are well known in our region. I looked up some companies on the Internet, and they were the most highly recommended by my friends and colleagues. We also visited their headquarters before we agreed to work with them. We wanted to see the team and the facilities, and we were quite satisfied with it.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The project was about $15,000 overall.

What is the status of this engagement?

The application is launched, but is in the beta testing stage. We are still working on some development improvements.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

The app has been downloaded by 600 users thus far. We have seen some very positive reviews from people that say the app is easy to use and much less complex than similar products that are on the market. We also have a few "early adopters" who we have given extended access to in order to find things that could be improved and any bugs that we have. Overall, the reactions have been positive.

How did QubStudio perform from a project management standpoint?

We had a project manager who was responsible for communicating the appropriate tasks to the designers and developers. He sent us reports as work was completed, and we communicated regularly over Skype, email, and trailer software. We were satisfied with the deadlines and general process of the project management.

What distinguishes QubStudio from other providers?

One of their very strong points is the design component. We really liked the ideas they had from a design and user experience perspective. They are also very modern, and we got the impression that they are very good at keeping up with technological trends. It was clear that the QubStudio team was dedicated and involved in the project, beyond just developing the code. They were very interested and shared their ideas and input, which we appreciated.

Is there anything QubStudio could have improved or done differently?

My partner and I were rather unfamiliar with how long the development process was going to take, so we felt that the application could have been completed faster. However, they declared a deadline and finished their work on time, so there is not much I can complain about.

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