The World's Premier UI & UX Design Agency.

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We design extraordinary apps.

For over 18 years, the UI / UX designers at The Skins Factory, have delivered unparalleled, world-class results in the areas of desktop, browser & mobile interface design for the world's biggest brands, small companies and startups.

 

We're connection makers. We establish a connection between your software product or service and your end-users by designing, super-intuitive applications that look incredible. No one wants to read a manual to use an app. Each and every pixel is placed with a combination of forethought, intuition and experience, as we endeavor to create perfect symmetry between form and function. 

We invite you to view our portfolio here on Clutch. Each project has a link to view that project in full... or better yet go to our website.

we design

• User Interface
• User Experience
• Interaction Design

on

• Desktop, Browser & Mobile
• Tablet, Touchscreen & POS

 

The Skins Factory. Established 2000.

 
$25,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2000
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Microsoft • Disney • Intel • Bank of America • Target • HP • Infor • Electronic Arts • NFL • Warner Bros. • Sony Pictures • Motorola • AT&T • Panasonic • NASCAR • Yahoo! • NVIDIA • Nokia • Activision • Akamai • TDK • Nortel • Alienware • Sirius • ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas • Universal Studios • Toyota • New Line Cinema • Crate&Barrel • NASCAR and many others including small businesses and startups.

ERP Maestro

The Skins Factory was brought in to redefine their UX & UI design for a small subset of screens. We voluntarily scope creep-ed the project ourselves, when our team designed multiple analytic dashboard color themes. We felt their customer base would appreciate having a choice.

 

View the full project: https://theskinsfactory.myportfolio.com/erp-maestro

LionDesk Real Estate CRM

A world leader in Real Estate CRM, LionDesk selected The Skins Factory to redesign their outstanding legacy application. We deployed a modern design language and simplified the usability of this responsive browser application. Featuring more than a 120+ screens.

 

View the full project: https://theskinsfactory.myportfolio.com/liondesk

FleetFusion

When BritAmerica needed to re-imagine their software application design for Underwriting Professionals, they relied on the expertise of The Skins Factory. From the ground up, the designers at The Skins Factory created an intuitive, modern UI that will drive BritAmerica far into the future.

 

View the full project: https://theskinsfactory.myportfolio.com/fleetfusion

Prive Porter

When luxury reseller, Prive Porter, needed a chic, iOS mobile app to streamline the way they receive new inventory, they contracted our design team. Using the latest design trends, we fashioned an app that was not only intuitive, but elegant and very easy on the eyes.

 

View the full project: https://theskinsfactory.myportfolio.com/prive-porter-ux-ui-mobile-app-de...

Viridity Energy's VPower

Beginning with a complete 27 screen overhaul of the interaction design, The Skins Factory redesigned the entire user experience & visual design for both desktop and mobile browsers (separately) and followed up the application design with a custom UI Kit that empowers their development team.

View the full project: https://theskinsfactory.myportfolio.com/viridity-energy-vpower

ACI Worldwide's Universal Payments

Our design team created 49 Adobe Photoshop .PSD files, completely redesigned the UX & UI for over 150+ screens for both browser & mobile and created a placeholder logo for the application. The results are nothing short of spectacular.

"Reaction from clients has been tremendous." - ACI Worldwide

View the full project: https://theskinsfactory.myportfolio.com/universalpayments

Brillium

This responsive, browser application went under an extensive redesign and features 5 chromatic themes (with 2 sub-sets) that allow for the white labeling of their software.

View the full project: https://theskinsfactory.myportfolio.com/brillium

AVASIS

The Skins Factory designed the brand identity & UI + UX design of the AVASIS Construction Management software. A seamless, fully-integrated solution that brings together project owners, architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, title and insurance companies, and bankers on a single platform.

View the full project: https://theskinsfactory.myportfolio.com/avasis-construction-management

Credibly Loan Calculator

Taking cues from their brand identity's color palette, our design team worked in close collaboration with the Credibly team. The results are a modern, responsive loan calculator web application, that is not only intuitive to use, but follows the latest trends.

View the full project: https://theskinsfactory.myportfolio.com/credibly-loan-calculator

Hookflash

Taking cues from mobile application trends in simplification, we nested deeper less-used functions neatly & logically throughout the UI, while clean lines, a translucent framework & shallow tactility created a sense of calm and purpose.

View the full project: https://theskinsfactory.myportfolio.com/hookflash-ui-ux

Reviews

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Web UI/UX Design for Software Developer

"They delivered a modern and user-friendly platform that is sure to impress our user base."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Apr. - Sept. 2018
Project summary: 

The Skins Factory designed a website for a software developer. They emphasized an efficient and user-friendly UI/UX that works across multiple platforms.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Texas
Developer/Analyst, Software Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While the site has yet to launch, the UI/UX has garnered overwhelming praise from internal stakeholders. The Skins Factory developed each screen methodically with consistent feedback sessions. For a higher-than-average rate, the team delivered exceptional products with professionalism and diligence.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am a board member, software developer, and data analyst for a software company. We specialize in solutions for the trucking insurance industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire The Skins Factory?

We engaged The Skins Factory to build a good-looking web design with a highly efficient and accessible UI/UX.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a fresh design flow that works well across multiple platforms.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We knew of The Skins Factory before we started searching for vendors to complete this project. They had a vast portfolio, interviewed well with us, and provided a quote that fit our budget.

Describe the project in detail.

We conducted multiple interviews to narrow down our scope. Our team provided screenshots and access to our sites to show its initial status. The Skins Factory then developed screens of sample designs for each section. They incorporated our feedback until we felt satisfied with the screen, and then they proceeded to the next section.

What was the team composition?

Our software development and programming department heads worked with a project lead and a few screen developers throughout the project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are still in development, but we just received our UI design kit and are highly pleased with the results. We look forward to launching the updated site and collecting user feedback.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Every few days, The Skins Factory sent us a new set of screens to inspect. We then contacted their team to provide feedback or to approve their designs. We had a consistent back-and-forth with The Skins Factory; they were quick to respond and to suggest alternative ideas to give us the best possible product. They made the collaboration seamless and enjoyable.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their portfolio shows a range of outstanding work for big-name companies. It reflected the level of quality we wanted for our site.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, we have absolutely no complaints. The Skins Factory team excels in their field. They delivered a modern and user-friendly platform that is sure to impress our user base.

4.5
Overall Score Despite the steep cost, we couldn’t be happier with the end product.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were highly accessible via email or phone, making for an easy collaboration.
  • 3.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The Skins Factory’s reputation for exceptional UI design comes with a price, but it was well worth it.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered high-quality work and a great-looking website. We modified some elements to fit our needs, but we’re highly satisfied.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They might be out of some price ranges. That being said, the work at TheSkinsFactory is excellent, and we would recommend them to our associates.

Graphic Design & UX Design for Global Payment Provider

"The team is obviously passionate about graphic design."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Mar. - Sep. 2017
Project summary: 

Skins Factory built a responsive web design to upgrade an existing application’s UX and graphic design. Solutions focused on UI and mobile-friendliness. The application is for sale but not yet live.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Charlotte, North Carolina
Product Manager, Global Payment Provider
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Upgraded functionality and accessibility generated positive feedback and new demand. Improvements make the application highly competitive in a technologically dynamic sector. Outspoken passion for graphic design guided development to optimal results.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We’re a global provider of payment solutions. I work in the department that creates software for online cash management systems.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Skins Factory?

Our existing cash management system was built in the 1990s and hadn’t experienced a UI refresh in 6 years. As a result, the application was outdated at a time when banks were rebranding themselves. The challenge for the application was three-part: update designs, modernize its functionalities, and make it mobile-friendly.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The team built a responsive web design compatible to phone, tablet and desktop applications. They integrated their UXD philosophy in their UI execution. This strategy gave our users, which range from small businesses to large corporations, a desired consumer-type experience.

elegant UI design provided a simpler experience, which was necessary given the application’s complexity. For example, there are dashboard and spreadsheets views. Overall, the project focused on streamlining user workflows rather than introducing additional features.

What is the team dynamic?

We interacted with two individuals, although one more frequently than the other. Both stayed equally informed to manage progress and field our questions.

How did you come to work with Skins Factory?

We conducted an online search for web designers with relevant application design experience. The team’s portfolio and fluency with graphic design terminology impressed us; they spoke thoroughly to best practices and design principles.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project started February 2017 and ended September 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Reaction from clients has been tremendous; many existing customers want to upgrade. The app is not live yet, but we’re actively selling it. While we were lagging behind, feedback suggests we’re now likely ahead of our competitors. We’re very happy with the response.

How did Skins Factory perform from a project management standpoint?

Interfacing with two individuals was preferable to a large team. We are a large organization with several departments. Limiting communication to two points of contact streamlined our operations. Subsequently, they explained well their reasons for selecting certain concepts and rejecting others we proposed. This clarity helped us communicate progress to our upper level management. Overall, the team performed consistently and met every deadline, often well in advance.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The team is obviously passionate about graphic design. They have very strong opinions and are not shy to voice differing opinions. That expert guidance was helpful as we brainstormed solutions.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There were thing on our end that we should’ve done differently, but I can’t think of anything for Skins Factory.

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 for Online Enterprise Assessment Platform

“Working with Jeff, their project manager, was certainly beneficial. … He’s very professional but also personable.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. - Nov. 2016
Project summary: 

Skins Factory redesigned the UX of an extant web application using Photoshop. The integration of which was performed in-house.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Jacksonville, Florida
VP, Enterprise Assessment Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new design is a vast improvement and far superior to that of competitors. Modern design aesthetics showcase the aptitude of a 17-year-old company with a feeling of vitality and youth. Management was attentive and receptive to feedback. This communication and efficiency ensured project success. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a vice president in charge of development and support for an online enterprise assessment platform.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with The Skins Factory?

We were looking to update the frontend design of our software. The company has been around since 1999 and originally, we did everything in-house. We’ve used another vendor in past but were looking for more modern design aesthetics. After 17 years, it’s important our software feels up-to-date and is perceived as such by customers. Additionally, we were hoping to increase the site’s usability.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They redesigned the site’s UX using Photoshop. We then integrated the design into HTML and CSS. They offered to perform that work as well, but we decided to do it in-house. The redesign took place in 2 stages. The first of which is in beta-testing and the second is still undergoing development.

What is the team dynamic?

The team included 1 project manager and 1 UX designer. The project manager was the main point of contact.

How did you come to work with The Skins Factory?

We found them via online research and considered 2 other design teams as well, but Skins Factory really stood out. We have a web application and that comes with different concerns than designing a website. Skins Factory clearly had done several web applications and their portfolio showcased lot of impressive work.

How much have you invested with them?

The first engagement cost $10,000–$20,000. The second engagement cost roughly $20,000–$30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project took place September-November 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve shown a few customers an introductory video of the new platform, and they say it looks fantastic. However, they have not used the product yet. Internally, we love it. The new design is far superior to, not only our previous design, but our competitors as well.

How did The Skins Factory perform from a project management standpoint?

Jeff, their project manager, was great to work with. He made sure they were on top of things the whole time. Incredibly responsive, I could always pick up the phone and talk to Jeff about issues I was concerned with or other ideas. Sometimes, he’d get back to me within a few hours with a new design. He would hear my feedback and make adjustments as needed. He made sure the project was handled quickly and efficiently. As a result, they never missed a deadline.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Working with Jeff, their project manager, was certainly beneficial. He’s very professional but also personable. You can have a good rapport with him, and that always makes collaborating an enjoyable experience. Additionally, I've worked with designers in the past that would take some notes and get back to you several days later. That has not been our experience with Skins Factory.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I’ve had a really good experience working with them so nothing comes to mind. I’d like to see their prices lower but that's not realistic given the quality of their work.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Carefully analyze a vendor’s portfolio before selecting them. Not all design firms are well-suited for every project.

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

UX for FinTech Platform Application

"They pushed our collaboration farther on several items, which is a very healthy practice in creative endeavors."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. - July 2017
Project summary: 

Skins Factory developed second-generation customer-facing app with a core usability model and low-barrier entry package. Services included: product development, user engagement, InDesign.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York, New York
CTO, FinTech Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Service architecture enhanced core solution. Positive feedback and high engagement levels resulted in increased data bank. Integrated business and creative expertise typified the team’s authoritative approach.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m CTO at a business that operates a risk management platform using big data.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Skins Factory?

We needed development, InDesign, product development, and user engagement services for a customer-facing application that our customers interact with on a daily basis.

An outside firm developed the original app, but we felt they didn’t have the skill-set to upgrade it. We felt urgency to produce a second version because the tool had been out for 2 years without.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Building a usability model for utilitarian features in a straightforward and low-barrier entry package was the main challenge. We reviewed 15 different user models and corresponding tools before identifying a solution that fulfilled our criteria.

What is the team dynamic?

The team comprised Jeff [Creative Director, Skins Factory], his art director, and various designers and production staff.

How did you come to work with Skins Factory?

We shortlisted 5 agencies in our search. I was aware of their past work and creative style for different projects. The team convinced me they were up to this specific challenge.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $40,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project started April 2017 and ended July 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The core solution has great service architecture in a spot-on usability model. Feedback is positive and people are using the app as intended.

The app has no bugs and we grew the data bank of user interaction.

How did Skins Factory perform from a project management standpoint?

In these projects, there tends to be little overlap between business and creative expertise. The team capably blended both approaches and skill sets during development.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They pushed our collaboration farther on several items, which is a very healthy practice in creative endeavors. The team was not afraid to critique our preferences when their ideas benefited the product.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They have a specific feel and approach to their work that may not be for everyone.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Recognize the role creatives play in the engagement. They can get overshadowed by business executives.

5.0
Overall Score We’re happy to be repeat customers even if they were a little expensive.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

UI/UX Redesign for Real Estate Marketer

"We look forward to releasing the updated solution."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan.- June 2018
Project summary: 

Skins Factory redesigned a solution’s UI/UX to update a legacy system. Although the partnership is complete, the newer solution is not yet released.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Carlsbad, California
David Anderson
CEO, LionDesk
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The Skins Factory fostered a seamless experience with their professionalism and open communication.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CEO of LionDesk. We provide sales and marketing solutions for the real estate sector.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire The Skins Factory?

We wanted to update our internal legacy system.

What were your goals for this project?

The system needed to be user-friendly for our clients and take less time to train users.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We searched for vendors and spoke with a dozen companies before selecting The Skins Factory.

Describe the project in detail.

We collaborated on the scope. The Skins Factory then redesigned the UI/UX.

What was the team composition?

We worked with two people including Jeff (CEO and Creative Director, The Skins Factory). Our internal team comprised two resources.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The system is not launched because we’re still working internally on the backend. We look forward to releasing the updated solution.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Jeff’s communicative approach made the partnership an easy experience. He kept us updated throughout the project.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their professionalism was noteworthy.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, we had a great experience.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
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Verification Level
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VERIFIED
Business Entity
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Florida
ID
P00000116365
Date of Formation
Dec 21, 2000
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
5
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
4.9
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
November 2, 2018