A full service digital agency.

Looking for a partner to help launch your next big idea?

Stuck trying to figure out why your current website isn't driving the clicks, calls, or sales you'd hoped for?

'Vrrb' means action, and it's more than just our name, it's our passion. What action are you seeking? More sales, better brand awareness, bigger donations, more views, a greater number of followers or subscribers? Whatever your objectives, your team at Vrrb Interactive will conceptualize, plan, design and build a solution that delivers results!

Vrrb Interactive is a full-service digital creative agency. Our core services include:

  • Interface Design for websites and mobile apps 
  • Programming and development 
  • WordPress, Drupal, Magento, WooCommerce development
  • Strategic consulting 
  • Graphic design for print and digital marketing 
  • Social media marketing, digital advertising, and SEO
  • Ongoing support through our Vrrb Concierge platform

Let's talk! Give us a ring at 888-988-8772 or drop us a line at [email protected]

 
$25,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2007
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Los Angeles, CA
headquarters
  • 1601 Vine Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90028
    United States
other locations
  • 995 Market Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    United States

Focus

Service lines
  • Web Development
  • UX/UI Design
  • Branding
Client focus
  • Small business (<$10M)
  • Midmarket ($10M - $1B)
  • Enterprise (>$1B)
Industry focus
  • Advertising & marketing
  • Business services
  • Consumer products & services
Mobile platforms
Mobile focus
Frameworks and CMS
Programming & scripting
Ecommerce systems
Application platform
CRM solutions
Productivity & collaboration

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Leica, UCLA, VitaminVapor, HomeHero, Function Beverages, Biotene.

Inhale Health

Inhale Health selected Vrrb to handle their corporate branding, and also to design and build an e-commerce enabled marketing site for to launch their premier product: the VitaminVapor. Our team delivered a visually immersive online experience which educates visitors about their innovative new product, and facilitates sales through a subscription based system. Check it out: 

href="http://www.inhalehealth.com">http://www.inhalehealth.com

Davion Cosmetics

Davion is a cosmetics supply company which produces a wide array of beauty products. Their website acts as a virtual product catalog for wholesale buyers. It features a clean, bright aesthetic that resonates with the company's target demographic. Visit the site here: http://www.haba-davion.com

Leica Cinema Lenses

CW-Sonderoptic is the cinematography division of Leica Camera. They produce some of the best lenses in the business, used in productions such as Westworld, Mr. Robot, X-Men, and many more. http://www.cw-sonderoptic.com

Fuel Cycle

Fuel Cycle helps its Fortune-500 clients build communities around their brands, engaging customers and capturing powerful insights in real-time. Our team helped Fuel Cycle to roll out a completely new web presence that will position them as the leading customer engagement platform. http://www.fuelcycle.com

Tempo Lighting

For more than 30 years, Tempo has designed and manufactured configurable LED lighting systems for architectural applications, theatre venues and industrial facilities. We led the redesign and re-branding effort that would revive the company's image and position it at the forefront of commercial lighting technology solutions. http://www.tempollc.com

Reviews

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Web Dev Projects for Digital Marketing Agency

"Regardless of the challenges, I can't think of a single instance where they didn't deliver."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. 2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Vrrb Interactive provides outsourced development and engineering assistance on a number of client projects for a consultancy agency.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Washington, DC
Tedi Konda
Former Managing Partner, REQ
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Expertise and meticulousness were hallmarks of their service. Hands-on work by Vrrb Interactive executives not only expedited completion and enhanced the projects creatively, but also demonstrated a vested interest in long-term outcomes and client needs.

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 primarily worked with Vrrb Interactive in my role as managing partner at REQ. I recently left to found a new agency.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vrrb Interactive? 

It was primarily a resource challenge. There were times when we had a lot of work and times when things were quiet. Since we couldn't afford to hire on staff for a short-term project, we would bring on Vrrb Interactive as needed.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement? 

The bulk of their work was in development and engineering. Usually we’d partner with them by bringing them into a project for the discovery phase. We’d typically design the projects and then bring them in as a contractor when it came to build.

We worked with them on at least 15 projects. There were a few where we brought them into the design phase as well, but that was less common. Other times, we gave them the entire project and served only as the middleman between them and our client. 

What is the team composition? 

Seth (founder and creative director, Vrrb Interactive) was our initial point of contact. He would get the requirements from us. Depending on the project, either he or the project manager would then interface with our team. A number of developers and designers were part of each project. 

How did you come to work with Vrrb Interactive? 

I started working with them when I was at an agency before REQ. We were scaling up the company and we didn't have enough resources in DC. We had a business trip in L.A. and we decided to meet with some agencies out there. They were one of the agencies we met with and we decided to work with them. When the agency was acquired by REQ, I brought the relationship with Vrrb Interactive over with me. 

How much have you invested with them?

Collectively, it’s somewhere in the $200,000–$400,000 range.

What is the status of this engagement? 

I worked with them for about six years. They’re still working with REQ as far as I'm aware.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They were very good at asking the right questions. I very much enjoyed working with them. There were never any surprises because they were so thorough in their preparation. In the consulting industry, expectations from clients can be difficult to meet. There are times when a client would add to the scope after the discovery phase, which made things hairy. Vrrb Interactive understood how to work in that environment. Regardless of the challenges, I can't think of a single instance where they didn't deliver. 

How did Vrrb Interactive perform from a project management standpoint? 

Seth was especially good at being responsive. Even when he was traveling or on vacation, he gave us a clear expectation of where the project stood. We communicated using email, Basecamp, or Mavenlink depending on the project and the client. Vrrb Interactive was flexible and willing to use whatever project management tool or software we chose. 

What did you find most impressive about them? 

They excelled at setting expectations. Their team was very good at analyzing a problem and giving a good estimate of the level of effort required. Additionally, they were great at delivering within the budget. 

Are there any areas they could improve? 

No, they performed quite well. I can think of only one engagement where there was a communication mishap, but that was definitely outside the norm. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers? 

Be open about expectations and requirements. Err on the side of oversharing. They're good at transforming your requirements into tangible milestones.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They typically always hit their milestones.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended them.

WordPress Development for Lighting Manufacturer

"The quality of the work that they [Vrrb Interactive] provided was impressive. They were well priced and very competitive."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
July 2015 - Dec. 2015
Project summary: 

Vrrb Interactive was hired to design and develop a WordPress website for the client that matched their new logo and branding.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 employees
 
Orange County, California
Meggan Kessler
Marketing Manager, Tempo
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The updated website has received very positive reviews from customers, and the client feels that Vrrb Interactive captured the aesthetic they were looking for. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the marketing director of Tempo. We're an LED lighting company in Orange County, California.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vrrb Interactive?

We had just refreshed our logo and branding, and our website did not match. It was very dated, so it was time to come into alignment with where we were going.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We were just looking for an entirely new website so we even had a new URL ready to go. We knew in general what the outline of the website would be. But, Vrrb Interactive pulled it all together, took our concepts, and did the development work. The website was on a WordPress platform. I had two main contacts and then from there, they put together the team on their side.

How did you come to work with Vrrb Interactive?

I did a lot of research to find a good fit. It just seemed like they understood, and their cost point was very good as well. I requested quotes from a few different companies. I met and evaluated different companies before making a decision. After speaking with Vrrb Interactive, they seemed to have a good grasp of what they were looking for from a B2B [business-to-business] side.

How much have you invested with Vrrb Interactive?

We spent $10,000 to $50,000 on this project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Vrrb Interactive in July 2015. We officially launched around the first week of December 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

We've had nothing but positive reviews. I wish our original benchmark was higher than it was, but we've just had positive reviews that the website is easy to use. Our target audience includes architects, lighting designers, and engineers. They're looking for a certain aesthetic, and we have vastly improved on that aspect as well.

How did Vrrb Interactive perform from a project management standpoint?

Vrrb Interactive had great online management tools. If they had questions or I had questions, everyone on their team was on the same page. I think they used Basecamp. They were very responsive and made changes quickly. They definitely communicated well and kept to timelines. The project took about five months. Most of that was probably spent on our side in loading all of the information that we have.

What did you find most impressive about Vrrb Interactive?

The quality of the work that they provided was impressive. They were well priced and very competitive.

Are there any areas Vrrb Interactive could improve?

No, not really. I can't think of anything.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They were very thorough.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

UX Design for e-Learning Platform

"[W]e think they are very professional, and they have a distinctive style that helped us stand out."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

Over the course of their two-year partnership, Vrrb completed multiple projects for the client, including refining the look and navigation of their website, and designing the UI for their web application.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Chris Walsh
Former CEO, Zaption
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Vrrb successfully built a user-friendly yet robust interface suited to cater the needs of the educators. The team has a quick turnaround time with high-quality output, exercised transparent communication, goal-oriented and followed the set process. 

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Zaption is an interactive video learning platform that allows you to take any video and make it interactive and more engaging by adding images, text, or questions and then tracking what people learn with those videos.

What is your position?

I am the former CEO. Zaption was acquired by Workday last week [July 2016], so I am no longer with the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Vrrb Interactive?

Vrrb helped us do a number of things. One, Vrrb helped us design various aspects of our public website to communicate our value proposition to our potential customers clearly. More importantly, though, they also designed key UI/UX [user interface/user experience] elements for our web app, which included the early stages of our offering platform, our publishing platform, and our analytics. They were key to helping us design all those different interfaces for the first version of our app.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

We worked very closely with Vrrb at all stages of the design process. In most cases, we would lay out the technical requirements of whatever page we were designing and send those to Vrrb. Vrrb then interpreted those and came back with wireframes. Sometimes, that meant imagining entirely new interfaces for new functionality in the app.

We then discussed those wireframes and shared what we wanted to changed. That led to artwork that we also went through an iterative process to refine. They listened to our feedback and shared their own opinions, which led to final artwork that our developers then took and integrated it into the app. That was the general process we went through with them. There were variations at times because, sometimes, we did the wireframes and they just jumped right into the final artwork. Other times, we weren't doing full pages. We just needed to redo some icons or redesign a particular interface that had already been in the first version or in the beta version.

We did some other small projects with them like a general analysis of our website, just to unify not only the navigation, but also to unify different visual elements, color schemes, and so on. We also had them sync through to see how the website could be used in different modes strategically, mobile mode, responsive, and so on. We used them as our full creative agency in the early days.

How did you come to work with Vrrb Interactive?

They were already working with our CTO when I first came onboard. I can't remember now whether they were referred to us or we just sought them out.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

It was $50,000 to $200,000 total across a couple of years.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them roughly in June 2013 through June 2015. The only reason we stopped working with them was because we decided to bring our UI design in house to speed up the development cycle. We were expanding our development team, and we found a UI/UX designer and front-end programmer who could very rapidly create designs, create mockups, make them pixel perfect, and then turn that into front end HTML and PSS all in one fell swoop.

It wasn't that we were unhappy with Vrrb in any way. We loved working with the team. We felt they did excellent work all the way through, but it was just a desire to get somebody in-house.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

What I can say is anecdotally we believed from the very beginning that design was a strategic advantage and it was critical to the success of our app, especially in the education field, which is where most of our customers were.

We felt that the app had to be very easy to use, and it had to be very visually appealing. It had to feel very robust – at the same time, you could learn it in a couple of minutes. We heard from many of our customers that we achieved that with the help of Vrrb. People constantly say, "Wow, I can't believe you built such a beautiful app for educators. We don't usually get quality of this kind for us." That's probably the best thing I could quantify.

How did Vrrb Interactive perform from a project management standpoint?

They were great. They worked quick. That's one of the things we liked about them. They followed through across the board. Every once in a while, there were delays here and there but that's to be expected in any work like this. We always identified the goals at the beginning of the project. They communicated what the next stage was, how long it would take, and always followed through to keep us on track.

We were very happy with how every project went. We worked with them as our outsourced creative director for two years, and so they were integral to the team. It wasn't like a waterfall project where we would identify the requirement, and they would go off for a month and them deliver something. It was much more fluid than that. We would work with them on new projects almost on a weekly or biweekly basis. As one project was wrapping up, we were always identifying the requirements for the next project.

What distinguishes Vrrb Interactive from other providers?

We worked with other design agencies before Vrrb, but one of the reasons that we stuck with Vrrb for so long was because we think they are very professional, and they have a distinctive style that helped us stand out.

In fact, the quality was so high, and we were so happy with their work, that it took us a full year and a half of looking around to find somebody in-house that could match Vrrb's quality and speed and could work well with us. I think that's a real testament when you can stick with an outside firm for quite a while. Remember, we are a web development company. We have high standards for what we wanted to do.

This wasn't just a creative exercise or just a public-facing website. We needed them to provide consistently high-quality work and designs on an ongoing basis. They did that so effectively that they set a very high bar when we hired somebody else. I think that says a lot about Seth [Geoffrion, founder of Vrrb Interactive] and his team and why they're successful.

Is there anything Vrrb Interactive could have improved or done differently?

This is not unique to them, but they could be better about communicating when things are busy on their end, so we know if there's going to be a delay of some sort. Most of the time, they were spot on delivery and very timely in delivering designs.

Another thing is to make sure that we always know who the primary contact is. There was a new person that came onboard about halfway through and it took a little while to work that person in. Those are minor, minor things. Certainly, we stuck with them so long simply because they were top notch in terms of quality and communication, and we really loved working with them. We thought they were very easy to work with and took feedback very well, which is important.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They are well-organized and effective communicators.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We found them very cost effective, especially for the quality and volume of output.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The delivered sharp, modern, creative designs that made our app pop.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We loved working with them.