Designing holistically for better Human Experience

We provide Interaction Design & Visual Design services tailored for Connected Devices and Digital Products in the age of connected cities, houses, and cars. In the age when people spend most of their time staring down at mobile and sometimes computer screens. When Digital Products are on the edge of obtaining their own consciousness. When your washing machine speaks to you.

 

 
$5,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2017
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Lviv, Ukraine
headquarters
  • Volodymyra Velykoho Street, 2, Lviv, Lviv Oblast
    Lviv, LV 79026
    Ukraine

Portfolio

Key clients: 

SmartStream, Antourage, Mita-Teknik, Lagom Int, Submarina Studio, Blue Carrot, TSMG.

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SmartStream

SmartStream is all about your well-being, feeling of comfort and safety. This company asks the right questions during the creation of new devices and solutions for living. When they develop a new ventilation device they know that it will improve brain function, decries the risk of getting sick, will help you create a new evening and morning routine. With a deep understanding of human nature and needs, they create connected

devices and software that makes a difference for families.

 

We are glad to help SmartStream with research, design, and prototyping of their Smart Home mobile application.

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Antourage

Antourage provides sports organizations with a smart toolset for easier micro-content creation. It allows the team's media producer to take over control of the production team and distribution strategy. With access to the Antourage App, they can choose to simulcast to all the targets that the team owner gave them access to. This results in a unified digital strategy, linking key business objectives such as content sponsorship,

merchandise, and ticket sale.

We have helped Anourage to design all pieces of this innovative software walking with them hand by hand throughout all production stages. 

Smart Control – Web Application for team and content management. 

Easier Production – Broadcasting Application that allows live streaming simultaneously to multiple social media targets, jumbotron, website, and OTT platforms.  

Micro-content Revenue – Widget for content publishing that is installed on the club's OTT platform to enrich fan's experience with raw, authentic content.

 https://antourage.com/

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Mita-Teknik

MiScout 5 SCADA is designed to increase productivity and revenue by optimizing costs and improving turbine availability.

The continuous growth of the wind industry and technology developments have led to new requirements for SCADA and Asset Management Systems. The systems are required to deliver extensive value by providing the right tools to increase availability and optimize performance, in a user-friendly

interface. 

Our goal for this project was to review and refine the existing system's interface. Working hand-by-hand with the Mita-Teknik RnD team we have designed all required tools for service engineers, maintenance engineers, analytics experts, operators, and turbine owners. 

https://www.mita-teknik.com/

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1.618 – Architectural and Construction Bureau

Architects and designers at 1.618 believe that beauty lies within rationality and simplicity.

Our goal was to create a responsive brand identity that would adapt to context the same way as 1.618 adapt their solutions to the customer style of living.

We have built a visual language that aligns with 1.618 vision. This required to design with a minimum amount of graphical elements.  

In this visual language,

the logo becomes a team member. It is capable of creating space and form as architects do. And it is capable of being empathic and communicates as humans do.

 

 

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TSMG

In the new tech era, you not only need to be the best, but you also have to be first. TSMG is always there for you. They hire and manage the best people for the job across multiple locations. 

That's the essence of their brand concept that was created during our design workshops.

People who:

  • collect valuable data in the field;
  • navigate your smart gadgets;
  • travel
places to collect data outdoor;
  • test your mobile application;
  • pickup & manage your devices.
  • Our goal was to help TSMG launch the lead generation and brand awareness process. In the shortest period, we have created a communication concept, visual identity, and a website to create an internet presence. An illustrated storyline on a website leads the visitor to tell about services provided by TSMG.

     

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    Lagom Int

    Lagom Int does just one type of work – field management for experts in Market Research and Mystery Shopping industries. Thus, their clients are Agencies who are looking for a reliable long-term partner – strategic subcontractor in Europe, who carries out multi-country projects within established deadlines and with the required quality.

    The goal of this project was to create a brand identity that communicates reliability,

    highlights the company's expertise, and history.

    Lagom is a Swedish word with no direct English equivalent, meaning "just the right amount". The logo we have designed is a symbol of this word.

    It is very important for Lagom Int and they put Lagom in practice at home and work. Lagom isn’t perfection. It is finding simple, attainable solutions to your everyday jobs. 

     

     

     

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    UX/UI Design for Micro-Content Media Software

    "They're a result-oriented team that's capable of making critical decisions on their own."

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

    Sine.soul has researched and designed the UX/UI for a micro-content platform's product. This has involved defining user personas, creating clickable prototypes and documentation, and setting up a design system.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Johan Junker
    CEO, Antourage
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    With Sine.soul's high-fidelity prototypes, the product has successfully launched and onboarded its first clients. The team takes the lead on the design process, from the initial sketches to the final implementation. Their holistic thought process is also commendable.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    Antourage provides an all in one system for management of your brands micro-content strategy, your distribution channels, and the people that work on them. I am the founder and CEO.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire sine.soul?

    UX/UI Design of our products.

    What were your goals for this project?

    During the year of work, we had several goals. Design prototype of new product features and pitch deck for a new investment round, marketing materials, design support of the development team.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    It was a reference from our development vendor. After the first sprint, we decided to move forward with sine.soul team.

    Describe the project in detail.

    We started with a product design prototype, and pitch deck for a new investment round at the end of 2018.

    They have helped us to define main user personas, (e.g. sports organization media producer, broadcaster, influencer, team owner, fan). Also, they created a service blueprint that showed us how all roles are interacting.

    A decision was made to start from a Broadcasting application prototype as it is the most important tool for our clients. At the end of this sprint, delivery included a clickable prototype and a visual design of a pitch deck. After a successful investment round, we have proceeded with further product development.

    Our next goal was to create an engaging way for fans to view content on their favorite team’s OTT platform. After a few design workshops onsite we have come up with a Viewer Widget concept. At the end of this stage, we received clickable prototype and design documentation for development.

    The next stage was to refine the Web Application for producers to manage production teams and content. The main challenge was to synchronize the design and dev teams to lunch in the shortest possible time. They have provided us with a design system, style guides and design documentation for development.

    Currently, we are getting ready for a new investment round and implementation of new product features.

    What was the team composition?

    It was always a lead UX designer and UI designer. If necessary they have added team members.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    We have successfully launched the product to our first clients. High fidelity prototypes created by the design team are detailed enough to present them on client meetings. Design processes are crafted for collaboration with the development team.

    How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

    They were in the lead of the design process from first sketches to final implementation, supporting us on every stage.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    Their holistic thinking and laser-focus are great. They're a result-oriented team that's capable of making critical decisions on their own.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    They constantly improve and fit processes to our goals.

    5.0
    Overall Score Great people to work with.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      Super creative and great team players!
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    Branding & Web Design for Field Data Agency

    "All team members were laser-focused, passionate and very efficient."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Less than $10,000
     
    Feb. - Mar. 2019
    Project summary: 

    sine.soul created a new identity and digital presence for an agency. Their team built a new landing page and rebuilt marketing properties with improved graphic design and coding. 

    The Reviewer
     
    51-200 Employees
     
    Warsaw, Poland
    Taras Yavorskyy
    CEO, TS Management Group Sp. z o. o.
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    sine.soul worked quickly and effectively, allowing the client to pitch new businesses in a timely fashion. They were easy to work with, focused, and very efficient. Their designers are great. 

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    Terry Soot Field Data Collection is a full cycle agency to hire, train and supervise dedicated teams for Industry 4.0 companies. I am CEO of Terry Soot Field Data Collection.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire sine.soul?

    Design sprint facilitation, company identity, landing page.

    What were your goals for this project?

    The project aimed to define marketing strategy, create a vivid company identity. In the shortest period of time launch our brand, new company internet presence and start generating new business contacts.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    We knew about their process-oriented approach from our partner and it was what we needed.

    Describe the scope of their work in detail.

    We started with a design sprint from Google Ventures following the process exactly. Sine Soul Department’s art director was in the role of facilitator. After the fifth day, we knew exactly what to do next. Having all the information and strategy at our hand we started designing basic company attributes. Pavlo Doro (Sine Soul Department art director) included in the work a graphic designer, web designer, and illustrator. The landing page was created within days in Readymag.

    What was the team composition?

    Pavlo Doro as a design sprint facilitator and art director, graphic designer, web designer and illustrator.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    It was a quick launch that allowed us to get new business contacts and pitch successfully.

    How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

    They were always there throughout the process. It was very interesting and easy to work with them.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    All team members were laser-focused, passionate and very efficient.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    I hope Sine Soul Department will grow soon adds more great designers to the team. We wanted to proceed with them on our corporate website a few months later, but they turned out busy with new upcoming projects.

    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 Documentation for Real Estate SaaS Solution

    "The team takes a 'Socratic' approach to UI/UX that is game-changing."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Less than $10,000
     
    November 2019
    Project summary: 

    sine.soul developed the UX/UI for a new service feature in an existing real estate solution. The feature would advise agents with updates about their clients, leads, and contacts.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Columbus, Ohio
    Annie O'Grady
    Co-Founder, AgentBright
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    sine.soul was able to create the proper design documentation along with a prototype for the feature integration. What's more, the team limited the amount of redesign work necessary. They were receptive to client needs, asking excellent discovery questions and bringing a solution-focused mindset.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    AgentBright is a next generation productivity/CRM tool for Real Estate Agents and Brokers that drives accountability through automation. As co-founder, our mission is to bring the best technology to the Real Estate industry.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire sine.soul?

    UX/UI for a new service feature.

    What were your goals for this project?

    The goal was to add a new feature that advises, reminds, and updates real estate agents with smart targeted content about their clients, leads and contacts database. This is an algorithm picked content combined with handpicked content.

    We wanted the feature to be added with the smallest possible redesigning of an existing product.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    We had a successful experience working with their founder on one of our previous projects, so we didn’t even consider looking for another partner.

    Describe the project in detail.

    We had a vision for this new feature but we didn’t know what is the best way to implement this. They have conducted research to find the best way to implement a new feature with minimal app redesign.

    After a workshop, they have listed out all available options with the pros and cons described. The document has included several wireframes and informational architecture. After the decision was made they had created all UI assets aligned with our service.

    This approach allowed us to deliver the feature to our customers faster. Everything was done very quickly. Research and UI were packed and ready for development.

    What was the team composition?

    Senior UX designer and UI Designer.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Outstanding. The solution is easy to implement and has everything we need in it. At the end of the sprint, they have delivered clear documentation with a prototype to support development.

    How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

    Regardless of the fact that they are not native English speakers, there were no communication issues. Excellent. From initial conversations, they listened to our needs, understood our business, asked excellent questions, provided a framework for solving our problems. Then they delivered to time, quality and budget.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    They really thought it through and designed it to the smallest detail. The team takes a 'Socratic' approach to UI/UX that is game-changing. Through a series of questions, they quickly pinpointed our needs and with their UI/UX expertise delivered results quickly and professionally.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    Nothing.

    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

    Branding Services for Field Management Supplier

    "It was simple and efficient."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    4.5
    Cost: 
    4.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Less than $10,000
     
    Apr. - May 2019
    Project summary: 

    sine.soul provided branding services. Their team created a new logo, brand image, and visual identity for the client. Graphic designers and artists created a new concept for the company. 

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    Warsaw, Poland
    Taras Kopot
    CEO, Lagom Int
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    sine.soul's efforts have streamlined page navigation. The logo is recognizable and appealing to customers. The branding is consistent across all channels. The workflow was efficient and daily meetings were held. 

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    Lagom Int is a Field management supplier for Market Research and Mystery Shopping industries. I am a co-founder in a few Operation Management businesses aimed to optimize costs covering more than 30 countries in Europe.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire sine.soul?

    New logo and visual identity.

    What were your goals for this project?

    Our company growth and visual identity that we had at that point weren’t mature enough for us. We required a new brand image that would communicate our reliability. We have agencies (clients) and mystery shoppers to communicate with. We had to separate it somehow because shoppers left requests on the agency’s page. These requests flooded our business developer’s inbox.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    It was a recommendation from a friend. Their portfolio was convincing, price and timeline suited us.

    Describe the scope of their work in detail.

    We had a clear idea of who our target audience was, so Sine Soul Department went through a discovery process with us and did the customer research. The visual concept that they have presented after was exactly what we needed. It has communicated our vision, had a strong association with the company name and the right look and feel to company image. They have managed to create a visual difference for different target audiences preserving consistency.

    What was the team composition?

    Mostly, we have communicated with the art director who led the creative process. He involved graphic designers and an illustrator as needed.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Mystery shoppers have stopped sending requests to our business developer’s inbox and started to use the shopper’s area. A logo that they have created for us is easy to remember, brand image is consistent throughout the sources of use.

    How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

    It was simple and efficient. We had daily meetings during the first stage. This allowed us to be on the same page all the time.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    When we started working with the Sine Soul Department, it seemed like they already knew us and the solutions provided always hit the target.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    I can't think of anything.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 4.5 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 4.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      Price was higher than expected, but their quality worths it
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    UI/UX for Wind Turbine Condition Monitoring System

    "They have a solid understanding of the development process and how to work with complex systems."

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

    Sine Soul Department collaborated with the internal dev team to design the interface and navigation for a monitoring solution used by maintenance engineers. During development, they joined the product team.

    The Reviewer
     
    51-200 Employees
     
    Lviv, Ukraine
    Borys Pukaliak
    SCADA Manager, Mita-Teknik
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Maintenance engineers now have an easy-to-use tool to support them in the field. Internal developers are also able to scale the systemized UI elements easily. This project continues to confirm the strong working relationship that Sine Soul Department has established over the years.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    Company is doing systems and equipment for wind turbines. My position is SCADA manager and I'm responsible for developing Mita-Teknik's SCADA system (surveillance, control and data aquisition).

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Sine Soul Department?

    Design support for our development team in developing SCADA UI features

    What were your goals for this project?

    We were developing a Condition Monitoring System feature as an addition to our SCADA system. The goal of this function is to make the lives of maintenance engineers easier. A goal for the Sine design team was to fit it in as it affects several existing tools and to make it user-friendly.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    We work with Sine Engineering Bureau for several years and their Soul Department’s designers are well trained to work with hardware and software development teams.

    They have experience in designing complex systems and a solid understanding of an engineering side. They have designed our SCADA system from scratch in 2018.

    Describe the project in detail.

    They have easily fit in the design process to our dev road map. We already had an established design process with them that worked perfectly. Early-stage discussions helped us to understand maintenance engineers’ gains and pains. We had a bunch of workshops with our sales and lead engineers to improve user experience.

    Overall, it was an iterative process with great design support. For a time of development, they become part of our product team. We have successfully finalized the design of this feature and tested it out.

    What was the team composition?

    Senior UX designer and UI Designer.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Maintenance engineers currently have a lot better tools to help them get there jobs done. The development team is fully equipped with systemized UI elements that allow us to scale with ease.

    How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

    We live in the same city so it was really easy to arrange meetings or workshops. The design process is established a long time ago and it is almost frictionless.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    They have a solid understanding of the development process and how to work with complex systems.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    They did a great job which our customers like.

    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

    UX/UI design for Smart Home Solution

    "Designers at Sine Soul Department are well trained to work with engineers, and this is definitely their unique value."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    July 2019 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    For years, Sine Soul Department has served as a full-stack R&D department for a product company. They're currently creating the UX/UI design for a smart home appliance, which comprises of mobile and web apps.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Lviv, Ukraine
    Dmitriy Dvugroshev
    Product Owner & CMO, SmartStream
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Sine Soul Department has released the first iteration of the mobile app for user testing, and the response has been promising. The team designed the interface to be scalable as the app takes on more home systems (e.g., ventilation, heating, lighting). The current interface elicits a safe, comforting feeling to users.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    Product Owner, CMO of SmartStream – Smart Home Solution

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Sine Soul Department?

    UX/UI design of our Smart Home mobile application.

    What were your goals for this project?

    The goal was to improve the living experience of our customers

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    We work with Sine Brain Department for years. They have developed all our devices’ electronics, firmware, and software.

    When we started working on a smart home solution it was an obvious decision to work with Sine Soul Department to design our brand new mobile app and the website. Basically now they are our full-stack RnD department where engineers and designers work simultaneously with our marketing and manufacturing.

    Describe the project in detail.

    Since it is a new product and a new approach for our company we have started from scratch.

    When we decided to expand the product line with smart devices we’d discovered that we would need to be different in our communication and visual identity and most importantly we had to bring new experiences to people’s homes. Otherwise, we would become another smart device app.

    Sine Soul Department helped us to define and solve the most critical homeowner’s experience issues, define MVP and plan ahead for scaling of the solution. Our solution includes ventilation, heating, lighting and air conditioning systems. So the interface was designed with consideration of the future scaling as we have planned to launch system by system.

    This smart home infrastructure required an approach of easy access and intuitive control over all the systems. Their widget-like solution with the most important controls brought up to the room screen was brilliant.

    After the first user testing, we’d got a great feedback. At this stage, we are launching the first version of the mobile application.

    What was the team composition?

    Ux designer, UI designer & Graphic Designer working simultaneously with Development and Marketing team.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Smart Home is a feeling of comfort and safety. They helped us to create a product that gives this feeling and makes a difference for homeowners.

    How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

    They were always in sync with all the teams. The agile design approach lets us move forward effectively and simultaneously with all teams. This helped us to follow the project roadmap.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    Designers at Sine Soul Department are well trained to work with engineers, and this is definitely their unique value.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    We are still working with them and planning to proceed. They constantly improve as we move forward. A great product team to work with. I believe they will grow soon and this will allow them to provide clients with even more value.

    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

    Website Refresh & Branding Cleanup for Design Studio

    "Sine Soul Department team has managed to refresh our identity without a total redesign."

    Quality: 
    4.5
    Schedule: 
    4.5
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Less than $10,000
     
    Aug. - Oct. 2019
    Project summary: 

    sine.soul used a competitor and market analysis to provide branding services. This involved web design, an advertising campaign, and design workshops that culminated in a new motto.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Lviv, Ukraine
    Taras Kvitka
    Co-Founder, Submarina
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    All visual elements are well-aligned with the desired brand voice. A highly accessible team, sine.soul provided consistent, transparent communication throughout the process. They responded quickly to inquiries.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    Co-founder at Submarina.studio

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Sine Soul Department?

    We have hired Sine Soul Department to redesign our website and systemize visual identity.

    What were your goals for this project?

    During the years of our business activity, we have hired several designers and each one has brought something new to the studio’s visual identity. Although we liked our identity overall look and feel, we lacked a system to it. At some point, the number of different design elements got so big that it was frustrating to use them. We wanted to have everything clean and easy to use without a total redesign.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    We saw their portfolio on Behance. Branding and a website that they had created for another company caught our attention. I have approached them via email. The response was fast. We started a discussion and their proposal stood out of others we had for consideration.

    Describe the scope of their work in detail.

    They have started with a research stage to help us better understand the client's portrait, investigate trends on the market and analyze competitors. After a couple iterations, we had a redesign strategy, a website vision, and a project roadmap.

    The next stage was the conceptualization. The process was iterative as on the previous stage. For some of the iterations, they have conducted design workshops with our team. In one of these workshops, we had a very well planned brainstorming session that led to a new company motto and advertising campaign that we had shot with their help and rolled out to the public.

    Everything was packed and shown to us in a meeting. After we have approved the concept, they have created mockups for all identity elements, website design, and guidelines on how to use everything.

    Branding and a website came out exactly as we expected, everything we loved in our visual identity was refreshed without total redesign, and we gained extra value thanks to brainstorming sessions and design workshops.

    Also, they have supported us throughout the launch. Their creative director was present while we were shooting a video for a website as a consultant, the graphic designer with a copywriter was polishing mockups.

    What was the team composition?

    The core team included creative director, senior graphic designer, web designer, and a copywriter. The project was lead by their creative director. He brought in and out required experts when needed (e.g., illustrator, motion designer, graphic designer)

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    First of all new messaging and tone of voice of our brand that perfectly highlights our unique value proposition. Systemized brand assets that are a relief for our marketing team and a brand new website.

    How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

    They worked as a part of our team. Every step was well planned, all details and progress were available for everyone in Trello.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    Sine Soul Department team has managed to refresh our identity without a total redesign. Weekly updates and quick responses provided us with a bird's-eye view on the overall scope and where we are now. Very convenient.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    No, not at the moment. Everything is being done as expected and delivered on time. We've started a new ongoing project with them.

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

    Branding & Website Development for Animation Studio

    "Thanks to them we have increased brand awareness among our clients and employees."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Less than $10,000
     
    May - July 2019
    Project summary: 

    Sine Soul Department developed actionable brand guidelines for an animation studio and then implemented them on all creative assets, including their website, logo, and internal and external messaging.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Lviv, Ukraine
    Tim Aleksandronets
    CEO, Blue Carrot
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The branding assets, and more importantly, the clarification of purpose facilitated by Sine Soul Department has helped their client project their increased brand awareness to the public. Their team is extremely process-oriented, maintaining a well-organized plan of attack throughout the project.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I am CEO at Blue Carrot Animation Studio.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Sine Soul Department?

    We’ve asked Sine to create a new identity and a website for us.

    What were your goals for this project?

    A recognizable, fresh name and brand identity was a goal for this project. With their support, we wanted to have a consistent brand image that helps our marketing efforts.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    They had intriguing recommendations from our business partners.

    Describe the scope of their work in detail.

    We have started from a kick-off meeting where they helped us to clarify the goal. They explained all of the tasks and timelines in detail, establishing milestones that we needed to achieve at each step. Alex (co-founder) and I worked closely with them to provide all the necessary information.

    Also, they have conducted interviews with our production and marketing teams. After briefing and interviewing, they have delivered research documentation and presented us with a few totally different, very crisp design concepts.

    When we have selected the solution that we wanted to go with, they proceeded to the next milestone to create all creative assets. The final deliverables included a complete brand book with all creative assets (e.g., name, logo, design templates), and a website design ready for development.

    What was the team composition?

    We have worked closely with their creative director Pavlo Doro who has consulted us throughout the process and managed the design team. The design team itself consisted of two Graphic Designers and a Web Designer.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Actionable brand documentation is very easy to use and scale. Thanks to them we have increased brand awareness among our clients and employees.

    How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

    We were always up to date on a process. They followed the project roadmap exactly, so it was very easy to plan ahead.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    Their ability to generate ideas in combination with their creative process made our collaboration a lifetime experience.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    No, none that I can think of.

    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

    UX Review for Trucking Mobile App

    "The team has a clear understanding of early-stage startup’s needs."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Less than $10,000
     
    July 2019 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    sine.soul revamped the architecture and UX of an app with the aim of improving its accessibility. 

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Clevland, Ohio
    Ivan Savytskyy
    MouseScale
     
    Not verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The solution, which was launched ahead of schedule, functions smoothly. The team quickly came up to speed on internal requirements. A seasoned team, sine.soul has a well-structured workflow.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    N/A

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire sine.soul?

    We got stuck with development, after adding a bunch of new features. Our app was hard to use even for us who have developed it for the last nine months.

    What were your goals for this project?

    We were looking for help to improve user experience and launch a product ASAP.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    It was a reference from our development vendor.

    Describe the project in detail.

    They helped us to revamp information architecture, improve app navigation and assemble core interaction patterns. We implemented an MVP version with an improved user experience.

    What was the team composition?

    2 senior UX experts.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    We’ve launched at least two months earlier with user experience issues fixed.

    How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

    Onboarding time of the design team was really short, I suppose it’s because of the seniority of team composition. The work was done in iterations solving problems besides product discovery. We were satisfied that the process of UX improvement took only two weeks.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    We were pleasantly surprised by the Sine Soul Department’s approach. The team has a clear understanding of early-stage startup’s needs. They have an ability to align ideas with reality, we have followed a plan without postponing the launch.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    Only positive feedback from our side. Thank you, guys.

    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