What was the scope of their involvement?
I recently reached out to Danny [Founder/Creative Technologist, Wonder Giant] to help with some of our non-profit work. He helps me run my team by acting as a techincal leader for some of the cause marketing dev work. Then on the fashion side, he’s helped out with the Facebook app we built for a designer.
On that non-profit project, I acted as the project manager and account director, and had Danny on the team as a technical consultant because he’s skilled at leading a team of developers, and then turning around and reiterating the work they’re doing to clients. However, there are also occasions I will use him for more hands-on development work.
What is the team dynamic?
I start with Danny, but in the past I’ve worked with some of the rest of his team. He typically staffs the projects I partner with him on for as need be.
How did you come to work with Wonder Giant?
I’ve known Danny for quite a long time, we previously worked at another bigger agency. He’s a very smart guy. He understands user experience design and formerly worked with Adobe Flash, now he’s evolved into a full-stack developer. We worked really well together and I decided to bring him on as a technical consultant.
There are certain projects where our resources as tied up, and Danny’s one of my first calls when I think something might be a good fit. As well, when I have a client come to me and I can’t take it on because we’ve got too much in-house work, I want to leave them in good hands with someone I trust, respect, and know will deliver. That’s why I look at Danny first and foremost.
How much have you invested with them?
I’m not sure of the exact amounts over the years, but we hire Danny typically on a fixed bid on the budget. I work with him to figure out what we can afford to pay for his part of the project. There have been occasions where things have gone over with time and materials, but typically it’s a fixed project budget.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working together 6 or 7 years ago, and the engagement is ongoing.