Digital Product Studio

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Award-winning digital product studio specialising in branding, UX, UI and front-end development.

 
$5,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2014
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London, United Kingdom
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Key clients: 
Kuoni, Cardconnect, First Data, Trōv, Flowhub, Country & Town House, Spoke, Kinoteka, To'ak Chocolate, Calyx Containers, ExecSense, Another Escape, Brightback
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Cardconnect

New pages for Cardconnect including photography direction and creation

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Cambridge Brain Sciences

Revamp for a Neuroscience company based in Canada

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Akua Ecommerce Brand

Project for a sustainable ecommerce food brand based in New York.

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Kinoteka Polish Film Festival

Homepage design of the Kinoteka Polish Film Festival in London

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Cardconnect Marketing Website

New design for Cardconnects Cardpointe built in Statamic

https://cardconnect.com/cardpointe

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Brightback

The customer retention automation software for SaaS and subscription businesses. Stop SaaS churn and retain customers at scale.

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Fieldbook

We re-designed Fieldbook' product and had the awesome challenge of rethinking sheet formats.
They also got featured on Product Hunt after the launch. Check it out - https://www.producthunt.com/tech/fieldbook-2

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Another Escape

Another Escape is an outdoor lifestyle, creative culture and sustainable living printed journal that celebrates the stories of passionate people inspired by nature.

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Pandable

Website revamp for a top SEO agency based in London

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Shopify Design & Development for Headphone Company

“Series Eight was very easy to work with.”

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

Series Eight built a Shopify website for a headphone company. Services included front- and backend development and UX integration. They added rich content and various Shopify plugins.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, England
COO, Kokoon Technology
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Series Eight delivered a functional site that successfully redirected traffic from an old site and has been able to handle a global customer base and various currencies. Collaborative and responsive, the team demonstrated effective project management and creative problem-solving capabilities.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the COO at Kokoon Technology.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Series Eight?

We hired them to design and build a new Shopify website to sell headphones.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Series Eight built an e-commerce website on Shopify. The site needed to deal with multiple currencies and customers from all over the world, which required a bit of setup from Series Eight in order to get that functioning correctly. Their team did front- and backend development. They did a very slick UX integration and added various bits of rich content. We use various Shopify plugins and integrations with other tech.

What is the team composition?

I dealt with three people, but I’m sure more teammates were working on the project. 

How did you come to work with Series Eight?

Another company that we knew recommended them. 

How much have you invested with them?

I believe we spent about £10,000 (approximately $12,600 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in August 2019, and the project finished at the start of that November.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The site needed to work. I know that sounds simple, but we directed a lot of traffic from an old site – that was converting and generating revenue – to the new one. Ultimately, it came down to whether the site would work, would people be able to convert successfully or if they’d have problems, would the tech stack be connected properly, and would users get the right emails when they were supposed to. The site worked straightaway. There were a few bugs to sweep up, but there were almost no issues, which was great. The global aspect of the website was also key.

How did Series Eight perform from a project management standpoint?

They were really solid. They used Trello, and it was very, very effective. Series Eight was very easy to work with. The team was collaborative and responsive, and they handled various issues that came up with creative problem-solving. They were okay with a bit of scope creep.

What did you find most impressive about them?

It’s quality. With a project like that, you’re working with fairly loose requirements, and there are a lot of opportunities to cut corners if you want to, but they didn’t. That’s probably why it worked so solidly as soon as they put it live.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Not really. I think our project overran a bit, but these projects always do. I’m sure it was as much our fault as it was theirs.

Any advice for potential customers?

Deliver the tightest brief that you possibly can and make sure that all of the requirements you need are captured in that brief. Ultimately, any quote that you get will be based on those requirements, and if you don’t include what you need, it will cause problems down the road.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I already have.

Web Dev & Hosting for Corporate Venture Capital Group

“They were passionate about delivering something above and beyond what we asked for.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Feb. - Mar. 2020
Project summary: 

Series Eight revamped a single-scroll website for a venture capital group. They developed a WordPress frontend, added fresh designs, and built a version in Chinese. They now provide web hosting services.

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Global Marketing Manager, Corporate Venture Capital Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The multi-page, interactive, and user-friendly site has garnered overwhelming praise from the client’s parent company and external parties. Responsive and flexible, Series Eight understood the client’s vision and determined the best way to portray that. They have a creative, transparent process.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I work at the strategic investment arm of a large group that invests in EdTech and gaming companies. I am the global marketing manager there, so I manage all of the marketing, communications, and PR for the group.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Series Eight?

We’re a fairly new division of the group. When we started in 2018, we put up a website fairly quickly, but as we’ve grown over the past couple of years, we realized that we needed much more functionality. We wanted the site to have better user design, since it was a single-scroll site. We also opened up an office in China, so we wanted a site in Chinese.

There were quite a few web changes we needed. We were looking for an agency that would be a bit easier to coordinate with than the one who’d gotten our initial site up and running, since I’m based in London.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Series Eight made all of the changes we wanted for a much more user-friendly, easy-to-update WordPress site. We wanted to stick with our existing elements and designs, but they adapted them in a fun way. They primarily did frontend development. The team also gave feedback on how the site could be more user-friendly, which we adopted into the site.

What is the team composition?

I worked with three different people: Mario (Owner & Creative Director), Huw (Frontend Developer), and Francesca (Design Director). I initially spoke to Mario about the scope of the project and what we were looking for. Once we decided to go with them, I worked with Francesca to layout the design work. Then, I was passed on to Huw, who actually made the site happen. Huw was my main contact, but for anything bigger, I reached out to Mario.

How did you come to work with Series Eight?

I initially learned about them by Googling UK web development agencies, and they popped up a couple of times. I interviewed a few different studios that had pretty good feedback online. We ended up going with Series Eight because, besides being UK-based, their price was competitive, and they clearly laid out how we would work together. They used platforms like Trello for project management and Slack for communication, so it seemed like a really transparent, thought-out process. They were super responsive and willing to talk about how we could integrate anything we asked for; they seemed to be on our side.

The final step to actually getting them approved to work with us was having our internal IT team do a test run-through so that we could know Series Eight would be able to execute the IT strategy and web development to our parent company’s standards. They passed with flying colors; the IT team was really happy with them.

How much have you invested with them?

The project cost $8,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We first reached out to them in January 2020, but we didn’t get the green light to move ahead with them until the beginning of February. The new site launched in mid-March; it was a bit delayed on our end. 

They’re still doing web hosting for us, so we’re engaged with them for the foreseeable future. We’re planning to do a second iteration of some more changes on our site that will happen in the next year, and we’ll definitely use them again.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The last site we had was very basic, so it’s hard to say how much of an improvement this site is, since it’s just blown everything out of the water. For example, our last site was single-scroll, so our bounce rate was incredibly high, but our new multi-page site has eliminated that issue. 

Having a Chinese site has been really beneficial for our China-based team, so that they don’t need to rely on the English-only site to talk to prospective startups we might work with. In general, the feedback from the team and externally has been really good. We hear quite frequently from people who have come across our site for the first time how impressive it is. People comment, unprompted, how beautiful it is and how fun it is to scroll through the site, because the elements are so interactive. Even the CEO has said it’s great, so it’s been pretty broadly noticed across our team and the greater company.

How did Series Eight perform from a project management standpoint?

Mario was fantastic to work with; he was super responsive and really saw our vision out of the gate. Anytime we had an interaction with Mario, Huw, or really anyone on their team, they seemed to really adopt what we wanted. They were passionate about delivering something above and beyond what we asked for. They felt like an extension of our team because they really quickly adopted what our brand was about and figured out the best way to portray that, with minimal direction.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The communication was great. They’re also just very flexible; anytime we had to make changes, they’d execute them right away. If we asked for something and then it turned out it wasn’t the best way forward for us, they were completely understanding and happy to make tweaks. We’ve been super happy working with them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Honestly, no. It’s been such a great process; there’s nothing that I wish they did differently.

Any advice for potential customers?

Just trust them pretty openly. They seem to be a really agile team that works quickly. Some companies, especially big corporations, might have a tendency to want to hold onto the process and have a lot of checks and balances, which we certainly did at first.  Having seen how well the team internalizes the brand they’re working with, I’d saying giving them more free reign is actually better. Letting them get creative with the process seemed to really work in our favor, and I’m sure other companies have found the same.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve actually already referred them a couple of times.

Web Dev for Child-Resistant Packaging Company

"What sets them apart from other providers is their ability to understand our specific needs and follow through."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

After selecting a tech stack and creating design wireframes, Series Eight developed a website and incorporated brand assets. The team used InVision, Craft CMS, and Craft Commerce to carry out the project.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Boston, Massachusetts
CEO, Child-Resistant Packaging & Design Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Series Eight worked intuitively to produce a functional, attractive website that warranted little to no revision, and their deliverable’s look and feel has been met with positive feedback. The team works quickly and flexibly, allowing them to complete tasks on time despite the time difference.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of a company that makes child-resistant packaging and inventory management solutions for the legal cannabis industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Series Eight?

We wanted to have a beautiful and effective website that conveyed all of our different product offerings, had the ability to allow us to break into e-commerce orders, and showed off the different customizations that we’re able to create with our products.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Series Eight helped us understand the tech stack that would be scalable and would allow us to integrate it with our ERP systems. They also created wireframes for all of our designs and converted our brand assets into a website that creates a cohesive journey for visitors.

We used one of our in-house graphic designers to create the initial wireframes or prototypes, and then Series Eight used one of their internal designers to turn those products into versions that work with the CMS. 

The technologies they used include InVision, Craft CMS, which allowed them to use a few different coding languages to integrate moving assets, and Craft Commerce, which allowed them to customize how we sold our product. 

What is the team composition?

We work with four teammates including a project manager.

How did you come to work with Series Eight?

After finding them through extensive research, we saw their website and liked the aesthetics and quality of their work. We were also drawn to the fact that they offered a variety of services that we might need in the future. Ultimately, the proposal they submitted led to our decision to work with them. 

How much have you invested with them?

So far, we’ve spent about $130,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Series Eight in October 2017 and our engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Every single time we converted our prototypes to their CMS-compatible versions, the team was really able to get the ethos of our design language and what we were trying to achieve. 

Because of this, we never had to go back a redo any of the webpages. Once our website went live and we shared it, one of the first elements people commented on was the functionality and the aesthetics, which was a direct reflection of the work that Series Eight did. 

How did Series Eight perform from a project management standpoint?

Series Eight is excellent from a project management perspective. They are very responsive. One of the potential challenges of the project was that they are based out of the United Kingdom, and we’re in the United States, so there is a time difference.

Even so, they are very reactive and are able to get their work done on a schedule that suits us. The team also helped us schedule times for reviews early in the morning so that there was time for them to complete the objectives and get the second round of feedback going, which really accelerated our sprints.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We’ve worked with other web developers in the past and, a lot of times, we conveyed an idea or put together a Trello card, but the end result wasn’t what we intended. 

What sets Series Eight apart from other providers is their ability to understand our specific needs and follow through, which is what has made us stick with them for the past three years now.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The time difference was one challenge that we've had to work with. Additionally, when we first engaged with them, we had to work with a partner firm because Series Eight didn’t offer SEO services. 

Because of this, we lost a little bit of the synergies since we had to onboard another partner. However, the team now offers internal SEO services, so that issue has been resolved. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Have a clear plan of what you want beforehand and consult with Series Eight on the best way to work throughout the overall project so that you can create an effective project scope and know what is and isn’t realistic.

Sign off on the road map ahead of time so you don’t get feature creep, which can happen a lot and can lead to a bloated project budget, so to speak.

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

Development & Design Services for Insurance Tech Company

“Our current website wouldn’t exist if we didn’t have them.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Series Eight provides design and development support to an insurance tech company. Services include design, animation, and CMS migration and maintenance. They’ve helped with the pitch deck and style guide.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
California
Marketing Manager, Insurance Tech Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Internal stakeholders are pleased with Series Eight’s work, particularly their high-caliber designs. The responsive team provides hands-on service, fostering a positive customer experience and supplementing continued engagement. Although the time difference is challenging, they’ve worked around it.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the marketing manager at an insurance tech company. I manage the website and oversee everything from design to functionality. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Series Eight?

I believe Series Eight was initially hired for design, but my company began working with them many years before I came on board. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Series Eight helps manage our website and interface. They migrated the site from our old CMS to Craft, which they helped create and continue to manage. The team works with my company’s in-house developers to stabilize the pipeline, including everything from our staging environment to development to production. 

Series Eight has also provided design and animation services for our website, and they’ve assisted with our pitch deck and style guide. I’m sure many other things happened before my time with the company.

What is the team composition?

We work with Mario (Owner & Creative Director, Series Eight), who acts as a liaison and manages the team that works with us on a daily basis. We also work closely with Colin (Frontend Developer, Series Eight). He collaborates with our development and operation teams on the technical side and helps with coding, integrations, design implementations, and our day-to-day to-do list. 

Laszlo (UX/UI Designer, Series Eight) does some of the animation work for us. There are a few other people that we’ve worked with, but we engage Mario and Colin every day.

How did you come to work with Series Eight?

To the best of my knowledge, I believe our former head of creative brought them on.

What is the status of this engagement?

I believe we started working together five years ago, but that’s a guess. It’s been a long journey together.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We rely heavily on Series Eight for design. Our current website wouldn’t exist if we didn’t have them. I can’t provide any tangible results, but I’m very pleased with their work. The company is also pleased; otherwise we wouldn’t continue to work with them.

How did Series Eight perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve always been great to work with. They’re spot on, and there’s hardly ever any holes. The only challenge is the time zone difference, but this has nothing to do with them, and we’ve been able to work around it. If this were a big pain point, we probably wouldn’t still be working with them.

Mario joins our weekly calls and provides any emergency correspondence, as there is a time difference between us. If we make any big changes, such as when we migrated our site or converted the site from B2C to B2B, Mario acts as our main point of contact. We have 24-hour correspondence with Colin.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The hands-on attention they provide distinguishes them from other providers. As our main day-to-day person, Colin is dedicated to us. It almost feels like they work with us, not for us. Their design is also top-notch.

Are there any areas they could improve?

If I had to name one area of improvement, I’d say it would be nice to have a consistent backup to communicate with because of the time zone difference. We occasionally have to wait to get something done until their business hours, so it’s not as instantaneous as we would like it to be. Sometimes, they provide backups we’re not familiar with, and they don’t make any formal introductions. This can make it awkward for reaching out or figuring out who to reach out to. However, this is a one-off situation that happens very rarely.

Any advice for potential customers?

Set up weekly calls and understand exactly what they’re responsible for from the beginning. They’re very good at open communication. If there is a time zone difference, establish realistic expectations of working hours, and determine how many hours they’ll be available during your business hours. 

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Design and animation are smooth because we work in iterations; on the technical side, things don’t get addressed as quickly because of the time zones.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I’d give them a 5 for design deliverables and a 4.5 for service. We don’t have enough working hours together, which can cause delays.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend them.

E-Commerce Design and Dev for Lifestyle Publication

"They appeared to have their finger on the pulse of the digital/tech world." 

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

Series Eight designed and developed a website, identifying aesthetic and technical improvements in a discovery process and combining them with existing components. They also integrated e-commerce capabilities.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Bristol, UK
Rachel Maria Taylor
Editor, Another Escape
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Users have responded positively to the new site, driving both increased traffic and positive comments about its visuals. Series Eight prioritized accessibility and clear communication, which resulted in smooth cooperation. Their flexibility and wide knowledge base were particularly noteworthy.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the co-founder and editor of Another Escape, an independent lifestyle publication that celebrates the stories of passionate people inspired by nature. We publish in the UK and distribute directly to customers and stores globally, notably in Europe and North America.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Series Eight?

We engaged with Series Eight to redesign and rebuild our website since our current one didn’t represent the quality and attention to detail we put into our products. Most of our new customers discover us through social media and purchase through our web store. Therefore, it was important to have a smart, intuitive, clean website that emulated the publication's experience. 

What were your goals for this project?

We set out to help potential customers gain a better sense of our product and content. Additionally, we wanted to increase general traffic to the website, ensure a higher sales conversion rate, and make space for lighter and sponsored content.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We’d followed Series Eight work online for several years and seen them grow stronger. Their previous projects showed how innovative and creative they were—attributes we value immensely. Upon initial interaction, they were attentive and interested in our project. Sharing ideas was easy since we felt entirely at ease.

Describe the project in detail.

The project began with meetings/calls to uncover our ambitions and gripes with our current website. This led to the rough blocking of the site's structure and a plan to translate our publication’s visual identity into a web design. Series Eight was fantastic at remaining sensitive to existing design features while also integrating web-specific features that complemented the overall experience. Once we agreed on design, direction, and structure, we gave our feedback on web page drafts. From there, Series Eight focused on building our e-commerce capabilities.

What was the team composition?

Our early meetings/calls were with Mario (Founder, Series Eight) and Fran (Design Director, Series Eight). Mario remained our main point of contact throughout the project, although Fran took the lead in the design stages. John (Frontend Developer, Series Eight) engaged with us on technical issues.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The site only launched recently, but we’ve already received lots of positive feedback about how intuitive and beautiful it is. We're also experiencing greater traffic and a higher sales conversion rate. This will give us the confidence necessary to approach potential partners. Moreover, it presents a better image to customers of us and our products.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We used Skype, Trello, and InVision as our main communication tools. The necessary people on our side had direct access to Mario, Fran, and John, which helped us work efficiently. As a small business, that’s an important ability.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Initially, we were amazed by their sheer knowledge of web development. They appeared to have their finger on the pulse of the digital/tech world. It always felt like they were guiding the project in ways we'd never thought of. When we got into the process, we were very happy with how fluid the feedback and design were compared to past web projects.

Something important to note is that Series Eight was patient and forgiving. As a small business, there were times we had to divert our energies away from the project and apply them to creating our product. We were extremely grateful that they understood this from the outset.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I wouldn't say there were. Overall, we were extremely satisfied with the experience and end result.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They worked hard to fully deliver on what was outlined.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They realized our ambition.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We couldn't recommend them more highly.

Web Design for Forex Platform

"Their concept, development, and design skills are second to none."

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

Series Eight designed a custom website. Services included concept, strategy, development assistance, and ongoing support. They worked with an existing brand and content.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Sydney, Australia
Jeremy Kinstlinger
Head of Retail FX, Global Prime
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The successful launch of the site has generated positive feedback from users. The team at Series Eight dedicated themselves to the project and the quality of their conceptual offerings made a difference in delivery. Expect an accountable partner who can offer helpful advice throughout the process.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am head of Retail FX at Global Prime, a foreign exchange broker.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Series Eight?

We commissioned them to design a custom website for us.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a new website that would feel fresh and technologically advanced under the guidance of a master design team that could assist us with understanding the structure and layout.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We found them on Behance. After speaking with Mario (Founder, Series Eight), we knew they were the right fit.

Describe the project in detail.

They worked on the concept, strategy, and design before assisting with development and support. We provided the branding and our existing website to re-create.

What was the team composition?

Mario was our main point of contact, and we worked with two or three other people on their end.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our initial feedback from users has been overwhelmingly positive. The launch was seamless and Mario and the team continue to assist with any minor changes.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Their team suggested we use Trello and Slack to manage and communicate, and they’ve proved highly effective. We also used Invision to mockup, review, and comment on the design.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They gave a refreshing amount of personal attention to our team and our needs. They were always ready to help, and they were a pleasure to deal with throughout the process. Their concept, development, and design skills are second to none.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, we’re very satisfied.

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 Design and Dev for Cannabis Business Platform

"They’re professional, creative, and able to distill high-level concepts into clear and concise visual experiences." 

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

Series Eight designed and developed a website based on existing creative and content. They proposed several design themes, listened to feedback, and implemented the final choice. They also delivered a CMS.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Boulder, Colorado
Jacob Sky Levin
Co-Founder & COO, Best in Grow
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Targeted groups have responded well to the site, and internal stakeholders praised the competitive edge it’s given the brand. Series Eight stands out because of their accessibility and responsiveness. Customers can expect a team that’s highly focused on UX and able to translate ideas into designs.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the co-founder and COO of Best in Grow. We’re a communication and engagement platform that connects budtenders, retail operators, and brands in the emerging legal cannabis industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Series Eight?

I turned to Series Eight to complete the visual design, informational hierarchy, and development of the website.

What were your goals for this project?

After a few poor experiences with other design agencies, I turned to Series Eight to design a beautiful and engaging informational website for Best in Grow.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I came across other work Series Eight had done while I was in the process of vetting about 10 other providers. Mario (Founder, Series Eight) was particularly attentive, flexible (important, given our 10 hour time difference) and excited about our project. The price range was in line with our budget, and Mario's expertise and communicative nature made Series Eight the clear choice.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Series Eight ingested all the existing creative assets, business information, and content we’d produced. They then proposed several creative directions for the website, designed wireframes and mockups, and created custom artwork (illustrations and animations). Moving forward they wrote custom code for the website and created an easy-to-modify CMS for me to use going forward.

What was the team composition?

I worked with Mario and Francesca (Design Director, Series Eight) along with Leo (UX/UI Designer, Series Eight) and John (Frontend Developer, Series Eight).

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

Since launching the website less than a week ago, we’ve received countless leads and comments from customers, interested parties, and journalists. The website will allow us to elevate our brand presence in the industry and stand out from our competitors.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We used Slack and Trello to manage the project. I had easy access to all of Series Eight's team members who were working on the project. They were responsive to our feedback and direction.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Series Eight is incredibly committed to UX. They’re professional, creative, and able to distill high-level concepts into clear and concise visual experiences.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, not at this time.

5.0
Overall Score I've met and worked with a lot of website designers and can say, without hesitation, that Series Eight is in the top 1%.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It was very easy to schedule and communicate with the Series Eight team. I always had access to their founder's calendar.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Series Eight produced the best possible and highest quality work for our budget.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I can't wait until our next project with Series Eight.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Everyone should have a site made by Series Eight.

Shopify Web Development for Online Food Business

“Their original artwork is fantastic. The team is timely and sweet to work with.”

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

Series Eight is developing a Shopify website. It has multiple pages, and the team is implementing revisional illustrations.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Courtney Boyd
Founder & CEO, Akua
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the final product hasn’t launched yet, Series Eight has done great work and is extremely responsive. Their price is fair, and the team is friendly, making them a wonderful partner.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder and CEO of Akua, an online food producer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Series Eight?

We needed help building our Shopify and e-commerce platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They’re building a multi-page Shopify site with lots of revisional illustrations.

What is the team composition?

We work with a team of two people.

How did you come to work with Series Eight?

We heard of them through a friend. They had good communication, a great style of work, and a fair price, so we hired them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent around $19,000.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We haven’t launched yet, but their work has been amazing. I highly recommend working with them.

How did Series Eight perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re incredibly communicative, and we mainly use Trello and Slack to stay in touch.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their original artwork is fantastic. The team is timely and sweet to work with.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No.

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

Web Design & Dev for SEO Firm

"Their creativity and attention to detail stand out."

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

Series Eight designed and developed a website for an SEO agency. They produced mock-ups and initial designs to identify a strategy and created a new style guide and color palette.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Lucy Kirkness
Managing Director, Pandable Ltd
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The solution has measurably improved traffic, session duration, conversion rate, and pages per session. The team's innovative and creative designs ensured a quality user experience.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the founder of Pandable, an SEO agency serving a worldwide client base. I oversee agency growth, client partnerships, and team management.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Series Eight?

We wanted a new website to reflect the growth and change in our brand.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a site that would stand out and engage with our target market. Some objectives included a qualified traffic increase, longer session time per user, and a higher conversion rate. We also wanted a site that we could update and build upon.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We have been working with Series Eight for several years on projects for our customers. We came into this engagement understanding their creativity, accessibility, and the quality of work they deliver.

Describe the project in detail.

We initially provided Series Eight with a mood board, all of our content, and our desired site structure. Within a few weeks, they created mock-ups and initial designs for the site’s main pages. They also included a new style guide and color palette. We finalized the design after a few discussions and provided feedback on the remaining pages. The project then moved into the development phase.

What was the team composition?

Fran (Design Director, Series Eight) was our main point of contact throughout the design phase. We have maintained close contact with Mario (Founder, Series Eight) throughout the project, and we've most recently worked with a frontend developer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Traffic has increased 56% between our November launch and now, compared to the previous period. We’ve also measured a 30% reduction in bounce rate, a 220% increase in average session duration, a 74% increase in pages per session, and a 42% increase in conversions.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We worked quite closely with the team on development to make sure various technical elements to support SEO were implemented. We've communicated through Slack and Trello.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their creativity and attention to detail stand out. The quality and user experience reflect their capabilities.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, I can’t think of anything.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They provide good value and adhere to their estimates.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their overall quality is as good as it gets.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Branding & Web Design for Cannabis Software Company

“Series Eight's web and branding services have helped increase our inbound leads 15% month over month.”

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

Series Eight provides web and branding services. They've developed a microsite and website, as well as new branding guidelines and other collateral as needed. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Berkeley, California
Anne Fleshman
VP of Marketing, Flowhub
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Series Eight provided high-quality web development and branding services that have successfully met aggressive deadlines. In addition to improving the company's inbound leads and web performance, their team is very proactive, creative, and efficient in their approach.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the VP of Marketing for Flowhub, an intuitive software provider for the cannabis industry. We provide point of sale software, inventory management, and mobile solutions for cannabis retailers in the US.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Series Eight?

We wanted to establish a stronger brand identity, clarify our positioning and highlight our differentiators on our website, remove friction to lead conversion, and create an infrastructure that's easy to maintain and build on in the future.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Series Eight provided new branding materials and designed and developed a website that included about 75 web pages on a new CMS platform. During the branding phase, they developed a new logo and branding guidelines, and helped us find an illustrator to create a custom illustration style.

They also helped us with a few projects outside of the initial scope of work, including a microsite, as well as designs for postcards for direct mail campaigns and booth signage.

What is the team composition?

I work directly with Mario (Owner and Creative Director, Series Eight), but I've also worked with others on their team.

How did you come to work with Series Eight?

Our CEO is good friends with the CEO of another cannabis company that had recommended Series Eight to us. They provided a strong proposal that matched our needs, and were also able to work very quickly for an affordable price.

How much have you invested with them?

We've invested about $40,000 thus far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We've been working with them since July 2018 and launched the website in October, but we're still working with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Series Eight's web and branding services have helped increase our inbound leads 15% month over month. We're confident that the site we just launched will lead to improved organic search rankings and enhance our overall online presence. It's a lot more professional, user-friendly, and visually appealing.

How did Series Eight perform from a project management standpoint?

They've been excellent. Mario in particular is extremely responsive and has been very helpful in coordinating and prioritizing tasks with his team, keeping track of deliverables and communications through Slack, Trello, and InVision. They're capable of turning around projects very quickly; they even finished our website within just a few months, which is half the time we'd expect from other vendors. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

It's been an incredible experience overall. Series Eight has a very efficient, high-functioning team of creative people. They push the boundaries in terms of design and provide a lot of valuable feedback.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Honestly, no. I'll continue working with them–they feel like an extension of our team at this point.

5.0
Overall Score I love their team and the relationship we've built with them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They met a very aggressive goal for launching our website.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They're very reasonable compared to others, especially considering their turnaround times.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I've been very happy with their deliverables and consistent feedback.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
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VERIFIED
Business Entity
Business Entity Name
Series Eight Ltd
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
United Kingdom
ID
07804092
Date of Formation
Oct 10, 2011
Payment & Legal Filings
International Credit Risk Assessment

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Very Low Risk
Last Updated
Oct 15, 2019
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
15
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
5.0
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
June 11, 2020