Design that works

Qubstudio is a full cycle digital design studio, providing a wide range of digital services from research and product strategy, through UX/UI design to implementation, to clients worldwide. Our most demanded services are product design and full cycle product development.

Company tagline is "Design that works", which we keep in mind while working on each project. Clients don't come to us just for pretty design — we are working on solving their business problems, and this is the way we build and keep meaningful business relationships.

Our biggest asset is our team — highly-qualified creative professionals, working on a wide range of design and development. Our work approach is incorporated in a code of rules, which helps us to achieve what our customers expect: creative and effective design solutions.

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2009
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Lviv, Ukraine
headquarters

Portfolio

Temy

A visual brand strategy and communication guideline for IT service provider. Qubstudio provided Temy with the right tone of voice, that goes along with company culture and environment.

Go to-U

Intuitive user experience and interaction design for Go to-U — a Europe-based mobile platform, making the usage of electric vehicle more comfortable and time-saving. Along with a UX/UI design Qubstudio provided Go to-U users with the privilege to contribute to environment therewith saving their time, efforts and keeping their trip safety.

Klip

A cutting-edge redesign for Klip — Finland based social startup intended to steal user's hearts with a brand new trendy look & feel and extended feature-set. Qubstudio performed an in-depth product redesign based on users analytics and research which was also applied to the digital brand representation.

Menus London

Product vision and tasty UI for Menus London — a startup from the UK, location-based restaurant directory suggesting you the best places nearby. Qub team transferred a user research and client's business strategy into a modern and trendy design.

MyLoqta

A smart and straightforward interaction design for MyLoqta — an e-commerce platform for those who define a quality as a first prerogative. Qubstudio applied a human-centered approach to deliver intuitive and seamless user experience and archetype-based brand strategy.

Banker Advisor

An efficient design expertise for a first comprehansive review service for Banker Advisor — an investment banking and M&A advisory. Qubstudio team works closely with a client team on creating a consistent look & feel for their digital fintech product and brand new visual identity.

Product design for security services provider

Digital transformation for Music Festival

Reviews

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UI/UX Dev for Electric Vehicle Charging App

"With their professional design talent and client-oriented business approach, nothing is impossible for this team." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. 2017 - Feb. 2018
Project summary: 

QubStudio developed a flagship mobile app, providing primarily UI/UX design expertise. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Lviv, Ukraine
Lena Artemenko
CMO, Go To-U
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

With features such as navigation and booking capabilities, the app is unique in the EV market. QubStudio clearly understood project goals and requirements, producing a user-centric platform that continues to grow. Their customer service and responsiveness fostered a collaborative environment.   

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the co-owner and CMO of Go To-U, LLC. We strive to promote electric vehicles (EV) and develop a seamless infrastructure of EV charging stations.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire QubStudio?

We engaged QubStudio for our startup project, a mobile app for EV drivers that identifies charging station locations. 

What were your goals for this project?

Mobile apps of this type are typically quite boring and technical. Because we are creating a system of EV privileges, we wanted to create a high quality, visually appealing, and user-friendly app with robust functionality that would make EV drivers as comfortable as possible. We also wanted it to draw new partners to our platform and bonus program. 

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

After a few weeks intensive searching, we were faced with four final vendors. One offered an unjustifiably high price and two others did not seem to fully grasp our project needs. QubStudio had it all: a stringent approach, an emphasis on quality results, and a reasonable price.  

Describe the project in detail.

App To-U is the face of our platform, so the project consisted primarily of its UI/UX. The app is EV driver-oriented, providing a range of functions from navigation to charging stations. It is also the only app in our market to introduce unique booking features; drivers can easily find and book charging stations based on their schedule and activities. 

What was the team composition?

QubStudio provided two designers, a product manager, and a quality control supervisor.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Our mobile app surpassed all expectations. QubStudio’s stylish and practical design has garnered positive user feedback with downloads increasing every day.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Communication with QubStudio was an absolute pleasure. The project manager welcomed our ideas, tasks, and deadlines, and all questions received an immediate response. 

What did you find most impressive about this company?

With their professional level of design talent and client-oriented business approach, nothing is impossible for this team. 

Are there any areas for improvement?

Nothing is ever instantly perfect, especially with a complex, brand-new product. But, despite some partially self-inflicted timeline delays, the end product was well worth waiting for. 

5.0
Overall Score They are simply great.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    All tasks were well organized and completed in a timely manner.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I was very comfortable with the cost.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I will absolutely refer them.

Design, Branding, and More for Job/Employee Platform

"I believe QubStudio has a dream team of professionals that are capable of turning any idea into reality!"

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May - Dec. 2017
Project summary: 

QubStudio handled the logo, branding, and UI/UX design for a platform that connects employers to part-time job seekers. They conducted a thorough discovery session and also managed an external development team.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Austria
Inna Pavliv
CEO, Workbooking.net
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their team delivered visually-stunning designs ahead of time, which showed how deeply they immersed themselves in the project’s goals. QubStudio provided efficient communication and regular progress reports. Their innovative approach and flexibility are noteworthy aspects of their work.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the founder and the CEO of Workbooking.net, a startup with the idea of connecting employers with employees who are searching for part-time jobs. The platform allows users to manage their schedule and find candidates in different fields.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire QubStudio?

We needed a vendor to help us with product ideation, branding, UI/UX design, and landing page creation.

What were your goals for this project?

I mainly wanted a team that could turn my ideas into reality.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I reached out to several Ukrainian companies due to the high quality of service in this area. Qubstudio was the only one that understood my problems and suggested a plan for an MVP.

Describe the project in detail.

We began with a discovery phase, in which their team investigated our target audience, did a competitor analysis, and created user personas and user flows. As a result, QubStudio formed a unique value proposition of my product along with a product vision.

They worked simultaneously on branding and wireframing. On the UI stage, they proposed several design concepts to choose from.

What was the team composition?

They assigned an art director, who created the logo and branding and proposed the direction of our marketing campaigns. Their head of UX handled business analysis, and their project manager was responsible for communication. QubStudio also managed the development team in charge of building my project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

I was impressed with QubStudio’s work during the discovery phase. They not only focused on producing attractive and high-quality designs but also dived deeply into my project’s goals and business strategy, and conducted the process for the product’s vision from beginning to end.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We had efficient communication throughout the engagement. Their team was involved early on and their project manager sent me consistent reports with detailed descriptions of what they had done.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their team is very creative and flexible, and are open to new ideas and challenges. I'm impressed by the high standards of the delivered designs and their work in general!

Are there any areas for improvement?

QubStudio should grow their team in the future. However, we did a great project together and I’m completely satisfied with their work.

5.0
Overall Score They deserve the highest score!
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Surprisingly, they met most of the deadlines a few days in advance.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I believe their prices are fair compared to the results you get as a customer.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They exceeded my expectations!
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ll very likely refer them again as I believe QubStudio has a dream team of professionals that are capable of turning any idea into reality!

UI/UX Design for Healthcare Software Company

"Their team is proactive and responsive and stays on top of everything." 

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

QubStudio is designing a UI and UX for a mobile app. Working from a roadmap they helped develop, they’ve created over 100 screens modeling different user interactions.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Gennady Gandelman
Founding CEO, Pragma-IT
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

A quick start and regular communication have helped QubStudio progress rapidly through a project roadmap. They excel at soliciting feedback from internal stakeholders and implementing it in future designs. Customers can expect an uncommonly skilled and responsive design team.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CEO of Pragma-IT. We’re a software company that offers products for the home healthcare industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire QubStudio?

We needed to design the UI and UX of a mobile app that will replace our current, flagship app.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a cutting-edge app with an improved UX across all platforms. 

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They were recommended to us, and we liked their portfolio. 

Describe the project in detail.

Our team presented the app’s existing capabilities and explained our business context and vision. QubStudio's designers quickly digested our product’s niche’s nuances and complexities. We then developed a roadmap that detailed what components needed to be designed. Since then, they’ve been executing the roadmap and presenting their work to us every few days to obtain and incorporate feedback. 

What was the team composition?

We work with a project manager and two designers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

They’ve designed over 100 screens so far, and the roadmap is all but complete. The user interactions these designs represent are quite complex, but QubStudio has executed them beautifully. We’re completely satisfied.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Our cooperation with QubStudio has been smooth and productive from the beginning. Their team is proactive and responsive and stays on top of everything. We got the effort rolling within the first two weeks and haven’t hit a snag yet. Our regular phone conferences have certainly contributed to this.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They have a talented design team that’s highly competent and professional.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Our experience with QubStudio has been 100% successful. There isn’t a single aspect we wish would work better. 

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

UI/UX Design and Branding for Marketplace App

"They’re professionals with ample experience in design and UI/UX."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. - July 2018
Project summary: 

QubStudio handled the UI/UX design and branding for a startup, focusing on creating an easy-to-use app that’s also visually attractive. They conducted discovery sessions and provided several design mockups.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Hawalli, Kuwait
 
Not verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their designs have received much praise, despite not being public yet. QubStudio’s strengths include seamless communication, creativity, and ability to come up with new design options based on feedback.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the CEO of a startup located in Kuwait. We offer a mobile app to buy and sell pre-owned and new products.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire QubStudio?

Since we’re a startup, we don’t have in-house designers or engineers to handle the UI/UX or branding, so we needed to hire someone.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to create a unique, user-friendly, and artistic design for our mobile app. We deeply care about good design and ease of use. That way, users can easily accept a new app that they’d likely use every day.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

My team searched online for UI/UX designers and compiled a list of 10 companies, narrowing it down based on few criteria. We contacted them, got quotations, and discussed pricing details and how they would approach our project. We selected QubStudio based on the quality of their work, good communication, and other customer reviews.

Describe the project in detail.

We went through several discovery meetings, which was impressive and showed how professional they are. They provided a few designs for the logo and branding, and based on that, they designed the UI/UX. Whenever I refused a design, they’d get my feedback to come up with a new design idea, which was very helpful.

What was the team composition?

Initially, the team consisted of a project manager, a designer for the branding work, and a few designers behind the scenes. After completing the branding, UI/UX designers joined the team.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We haven’t completed development yet, but we have uploaded the design online. It has received a lot of good feedback.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Communication was good between our team and theirs. We usually had a weekly meeting with them.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They’re professionals with ample experience in design and UI/UX. I’m also impressed by their willingness to provide new design ideas at my request.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I think their prices are slightly high, but their work was perfect. We ended up with a piece of art for a mobile app.

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

UX/UI Redesign for Mobile Dating App

"While focusing on the big picture, the team was both detail-oriented and motivated."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Dec. 2017 - Apr. 2018
Project summary: 

QubStudio redesigned a mobile app’s UX/UI.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Helsinki, Finland
Emilia Oksanen
Product Manager, Klip
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new design received positive user feedback for its enhanced navigation. The team was responsive and worked effectively with third-party stakeholders. They executed designs in a diligent and collaborative manner.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the product manager of Klip, a mobile dating app that utilizes video profiles. The app launched in Finland in 2016 and will go live in Turkey this summer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire QubStudio?

We hired them to redesign our mobile app’s UX/UI with our target audience in mind.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a more colorful design that would draw focus to the video feed.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We had heard positive feedback about QubStudio and decided to meet them. Since our development team was also in Ukraine, engaging a Ukrainian design firm made sense.

Describe the project in detail.

We met the team and planned next steps, focusing on the logistics of international communication. We then agreed on the project schedule.

What was the team composition?

They assigned a project manager and a designer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We’ve received positive feedback for the app’s new design, which made swiping and navigation more fun.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The workflows were effective. QubStudio took time to communicate with our mobile developers to ensure appropriate redesigns. We communicated via Slack and weekly calls. The team always answered our questions quickly.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

QubStudio's precise work and communication skills distinguished them. While focusing on the big picture, the team was both detail-oriented and motivated.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, I can’t think of anything.

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

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.