What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
Ultimately, they pulled it off. They created a product that I was pleased with. Unfortunately, because this is a passion project of mine, I haven’t been able to raise the capital to make everything fully functional at this point. We still need the funds to actually provide the books to the families.
We haven’t tested it in the field yet, but that doesn’t take away from the great work and the beautiful site that they produced. From an aesthetic point of view, the site is exactly what I was looking for. They gave me the product that I had envisioned. I’ve shown it to potential investors, and many of them have expressed further interest.
I plan to collaborate with Sayenko Design on future projects. I want to do whatever I can to help them get more business. They’re great guys, they’re professional, and they did excellent work.
How did Sayenko Design perform from a project management standpoint?
In the beginning, we had weekly meetings, and I used a portal to comment back and forth with them. Aside from the consistent verbal meetings and the comment portal, I could also call them anytime, and they were always available. Whether it be about payment or project details, they were flexible about talking with me.
They’re a small shop, but they’re also efficient, which helped the project go smoothly. The project management was awesome, and they were receptive to all sorts of changes, down to font colors and other preferences of mine. They were also clear about what they needed to keep the project moving forward.
What did you find most impressive about them?
Mike designed everything, and it was all gorgeous. I showed his work to other designers who vetted it, and they all said it looked great. I think his design ability is top-notch. The site he created is on par or better than others in the industry.
We were able to talk about what other well-known sites were doing successfully, and he delivered those features in his own unique way. The site is modern, sleek, and meets all of the needs of my organization. I hope the best for him as he continues to grow, and I wish my site were live so that it could be an example to others.
Are there any areas they could improve?
They could’ve been a little bit more patient. I had a lot of different projects happening at the same time, and this occasionally drew my focus from the website. They were times when they were pushing me about moving the project forward. I think that they’re used to doing everything in-house, while I was trying to find the best person for each different project.