We are inventors, experimenters and creatives.

We are inventors, experimenters and creatives.

We turn ideas into show-stopping designs, and designs into market-ready products.

We invent new ways of using existing technology, and deliver apps, websites and IoT software to ambitious start-ups and cutting-edge enterprises.

We are the Studio of Better Things.

We are focused on helping startups navigate the journey from conceptualising an idea that they are passionate about to making it a commercial reality.

Helping jump start ideas is what excites us and we feel passionately about the fact that a new venture needs the right technology partner to be by their side.

Our focus and technical capability is in two key areas of technology; mobile and web application development and IoT. Our team has worked extensively in these two fields with established firms as well as startups.
 

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2014
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Shoreditch, United Kingdom
headquarters
  • 18 Finsbury Square
    Shoreditch EC2A 1AH
    United Kingdom
other locations
  • New Delhi
    India

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Web Design for Age Verification Blockchain Company

"One of Studio Graphene’s best qualities is their unique approach and thought process."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
July 2017–Ongoing
Project summary: 

Studio Graphene is developing an age-verification blockchain product. They are also designing the UI/UX for the platforms' mobile apps and implemented several parental control tools for users.

The Reviewer
 
United Kingdom
Tim Armitage
COO, AVSecure LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Though the apps haven’t gone live, the design of the products has been positively received by potential consumers. As a team, they’re communicative and thoughtful about the project’s direction. Their reliability and knowledge help facilitate a smooth engagement.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the COO of AVSecure LLC. We are a blockchain-based online age verification company.  

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with [XYZ Company]?

We needed help creating web and mobile products that align with the recent law from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport called the Digital Economy Act 2017. We needed the system to require adult content providers to verify the age of their users before allowing them into the site.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Their team has been developing the systems for us using blockchain technology. They are in charge of all the design work and host the platforms. Studio Graphene is also designing the entire UI/UX and creating a smooth user flow. Within the apps, they are building functionalities to allow users to enter verifying information and enter the site with credentials. They're also enabling fingerprint ID confirmation within the app. Additionally, their team is designing tools to allow parents to block over 4 million sensitive websites.

What is the team composition?

Our main contact is Christine (Digital Marketing Strategist, Studio Graphene).

How did you come to work with Studio Graphene?

After realizing our previous vendor was not the right fit for our project, we decided to pursue Studio Graphene. We met them at an expo and were impressed with their team.

How much have you invested with them?

So far, we’ve spent €150,000 (approximately $170,800 USD) but we expect the final amount to be higher.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in July 2017 and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The designs have been well-received at trade shows we attend. Because of the strong evolution the product has gone through, we now feel that our brand is highly recognizable. We’ve attracted crucial merchants who are potential customers.  

How did Studio Graphene perform from a project management standpoint?

We primarily communicate through Slack, email, and phone. They call us daily with updates and progress reports. Their team reliably follows up with us and we interact well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

One of Studio Graphene’s best qualities is their unique approach and thought process. They have the necessary knowledge to make a product stand out.

Are there any areas they could improve?

As their business grows in the future, they’ll need to scale quickly to keep up with their clients.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Remain open-minded to Studio Graphene’s suggestions.

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

App & Web Development & Design for a Customer Service Company

“They’re a part of our team and integral to what we do. Their work is always spectacular.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Studio Graphene has worked on a variety of projects, including app and web dev, graphic design, and CMS implementation. They collaborate with the in-house teams, and their services have expanded over the years.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
United Arab Emirates
Nick Marshall
CEO, Twistar
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Studio Graphene consistently meets deadlines and adapts to any project changes. Their work has won four product design awards. They’re expensive, but they provide invaluable feedback and work hard to create the best products possible.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder and director of Twistar, a customer feedback device that uses AI and a high-resolution screen to collect personal feedback.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Studio Graphene Ltd?

We initially needed a partner for software help. That need grew into other areas such as our website, some firmware, graphic design, and marketing materials.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

When we first hired Studio Graphene, we just needed them to build a basic Android app, website, and do some graphic design. Their engagement evolved from them, and they’ve built out our CMS platform and a variety of other apps. They created a mobile device management solution (MDM) and have gone through numerous iterations for our website. They also worked on a few custom projects, like IoT and AI add-ons.

What is the team composition?

We work with their CEO, a product manager, and an offshore team of about 3–4 developers.

How did you come to work with Studio Graphene Ltd?

I found them online. We chatted for a bit, and they immediately understood the project and what we wanted. They grasped the challenges we were facing and would be facing within the next year. They were highly experienced and challenged our product to make it better, so we hired them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent over £100,000 ($133,814 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since January 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve won four different product design awards for the interface, graphic design, and animations. They integrate well with all of our teams and consistently produce high-quality materials.

How did Studio Graphene Ltd perform from a project management standpoint?

They meet deadlines and deliver projects on time and on budget. The only time we’ve ever run over is when we’ve decided to change the project in the middle of development. However, Studio Graphene is flexible and lets us make those changes.

We use video conferencing, Slack, WhatsApp, email, and Trello to communicate. Whenever we work with partners who use other project management tools, Studio Graphene is willing to adjust.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Studio Graphene independently pitched us to one of the largest clients we now have. They’re a part of our team and integral to what we do. Their work is always spectacular. They have excellent product management, including dev cycles, UX/UI, and graphic design.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They’re expensive. It’s not necessarily something they can improve, but they cost quite a bit.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Listen to their feedback. They’ll provide constructive input that challenges the project to make it as good as possible.

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
    I'd definitely recommend them.

Development for Product Software

“Most importantly, they treat their clients well. They are friendly and know us here for who we are.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Studio Graphene provided web-level software development for a client-facing product. They simplified and integrated data to improve user experience. Studio Graphene continues to provide development work.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Ben Crawford
Creative Director, Xelba
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Studio Graphene’s developments have shaved hundreds of hours of operational work per month. Notably large organizations use this product. Their friendly, flexible and open work attitude has created an effective, efficient and enjoyable workflow.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the co-founder and creative director of Xelba. We have worked on a couple of different startups, products, and ideas in the past; this particular project that I’m speaking to was for one of our companies called Hawk Safety.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Studio Graphene?

We had an idea for our Hawk startup but needed to take it to the next level. Our target was to create a user onboarding system that easily, effectively and efficiently integrated and simplified difficult details and massive amounts of data. For example, one of our clients deals with a plethora of products, employees, and tasks that have needed to be organized in a more succinct fashion.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

On this project—which has run similar to others we’ve done with Studio Graphene—we took our ideas and requirements to them so that they could scope out the initial work. After this phase, we met again to discuss improvements and feedback before continuing once more. They provided software development on a web level, simplifying and integrating loads of data, all at once, while also making this data easily understandable and accessible to users.

What is the team composition?

I have worked directly with three project managers.

How did you come to work with Studio Graphene?

We discovered them via a web search and also know people who have worked with them. They were a good fit for us when compared to other options. We weren’t looking for full time or contract work, which would have been both costly and time-consuming. At the time, we knew that they were a startup studio with a track record of transforming ideas to proof of concept and then to prototype and then to working, sellable product—affordably and in a short span of time—and thus chose to work with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We have invested around $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together on Hawk in 2016. They finished development work for Hawk and have now been helping us on a new venture called Xelda.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The product Studio Graphene helped us create is a big feature that is part of a very big system; therefore, we don’t receive any direct feedback about the developments themselves. However, I think a lot of people love it. Internally, we have many people who praise how much time it saves from having to manually enter in data for all of our clients; for some, it saves probably 100 hours per month. The product has allowed us to secure work with some large companies in the U.S.

How did Studio Graphene perform from a project management standpoint?

Their approachable and relatable attitude makes it feel like we’re working with a coworker, not a contracted agency. They are quite relatable communicators; they establish personal milestones and always inform us of progress. We communicate in person, on the phone, via email and on Slack.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I’ve worked with many different agencies in the past. Studio Graphene has a much stronger approach to how they work. They are flexible in terms of their contracts and payments; I can pay by project, by hour, by day, or even by week. This is not only great for us but also for their company attracting a diverse group of clients. Most importantly, they treat their clients well. They are friendly and know us here for who we are; at a bigger agency, I may feel like I’m just being treated as a number.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

You’ve got to be open minded about your project and products. If you have an idea, remember that these people have more experience than you do with making products because they make them all day, everyday. Listen to the team who is making your product and consider their criticism and feedback; they have the most valuable input.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’ll go out of their way to get things done and even work 24 hours to meet a deadline.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Freelance work would have cost ten times more money.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    There have been no errors whatsoever in their service.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We already are referring them.