This review was updated by Mitch Breslow (Principal, Wocky) on March 12, 2020. New content is below:
Rasa Design Team is providing custom illustrations and designs for the cross-platform mobile application of a location sharing and social startup, working from function requirements to create unique user flows.
Thanks to the attention to detail and creative instincts of the individuals at Rasa Design Team, the application has received highly positive feedback from internal and external parties leading up to its launch. Their team is dedicated and highly organized, communicating constantly to ensure progress.
Introduce your business and what you do there.
Our organization is a decentralized technology company, and I am a principal at the company. We are building a mobile application that ties together location sharing and social interactions with real-world applications.
OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE
What challenge were you trying to address with Rasa Design Team?
The challenge that we were seeking to address with Rasa Design Team was to deliver a fairly complex concept through a series of intuitive screens and an overall interface that users could engage with without getting confused or frustrated.
What was the scope of their involvement?
Their designs are strictly for the mobile application on both iOS and Android, which is a unique concept with very few direct analogs. We pretty much just laid out a set of features that we needed, and they created the entire flow from start to finish. They also provided custom illustrations for certain elements of the design.
What is the team composition?
I’m not sure how many people were working with us at any given time because they adjusted the team size depending on how much work we needed to get done to stay on top of our milestone timelines.
How did you come to work with Rasa Design Team?
We initially found them on UpWork and had worked with them for a previous project that went very well, so it was an easy decision to bring them in for this one as well.
How much have you invested with them?
To date, we’ve spent almost exactly $15,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
This project began in November 2019 and is still ongoing.
RESULTS & FEEDBACK
What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
We recently began to circulate our prototype through some of our social circles, and people appear to be really excited about it. They were able to really capture our vision in a way that we had never achieved before.
This project is actually a relaunch of something we attempted to develop several years ago, and one of the shortcomings of that project was its lack of intuitive design, so hearing the feedback about how much that has improved was really satisfying.
How did Rasa Design Team perform from a project management standpoint?
They operate as if they are principals in our company when it comes to their work ethic, attention to detail, and consistency in every regard. They map everything out in an incredibly thorough, calculated manner, and communicated wonderfully along the entire way.
We had steady meetings, regular presentations of their progress, and ongoing discussions of pretty much every aspect of the design. For those purposes, we make use of Slack, Sigma, Skype at times, and all of the Google applications to stay on top of all of the work.
What did you find most impressive about them?
They are just wonderfully thorough in everything that they do. They deliver all of their work in a thought-through, clean, and comprehensive manner. I’ve been involved in a lot of projects over the years, and this is one of the best working relationships I’ve ever had.
Are there any areas they could improve?
I’ve yet to find a single thing that I don’t like about them. I really have no complaints.
Do you have any advice for potential customers?
The more organized you can be with what you want from them, the more you are going to get out of the project.