What was the scope of their involvement?
Vitrius offers an investment fund service which requires a lot of email and Dropbox-based communication for each investment in terms of total worth, how the money should be invested, and so on. Design became more and more important for us because we wanted to offer a visually-rich experience through our app. Visual71 redesigned the front-end of our web-based application from scratch.
How did you come to work with Visual71?
We are based in Amsterdam, while a significant part of our development team is in Wrocław, Poland. We needed a local designer and contacted around five agencies. Although Visual71 was the smallest out of all the candidates, they had the best pitch by far. Other agencies simply talked about their work, showing us irrelevant examples. Visual71 had a more tennis-match approach as they engaged with us and asked many questions. Only after an hour did they start showing us some of their work, after fully understanding our business need. From Visual71's approach and pitch, we could see that they were professionals.
How much have you invested with Visual71?
The total cost of Visual71's services has been between $10,000 and $50,000. It may seem low, but it's standard pricing for Poland. The quality of work is comparable to what we could get in Amsterdam, where we could easily multiply the cost by four or five times.
What is the status of this engagement?
Our initial project had a two-month duration, and it only involved a landing page redesign. We were very happy with it, so we've continued to work with Visual71 every month. We have a long-term collaboration with Visual71 because they deliver every time.