What do you do?
We are equal parts creative agency, an engineering firm, and a consultancy. Our approach draws the best elements of each to deliver exceptional work.
We are usually invited when a brand or website needs a refresh or is not creating results. Or when a new business is planned and requires a digital strategy, brand, website, or a web or mobile application.
Why work with us?
We’re a small team. And we think it’s a good thing. Our processes between design and code are seamless. We’re all senior-level people with 10+ years of experience.
“You get large agency quality with a small agency price tag”, a Client has once said.
We prefer good and personal Client relations, although we often work reasonably independently and avoid unnecessary workshops and extra project management layers. We only take projects where we believe we can make a genuine difference for your business and customers.
What is your minimum rate?
Our baseline for branding + website projects would be in the range of 10-15k€ depending on the scope and objectives. We sometimes can take on smaller projects too.
We want to understand the basis of your business to tell your brand’s full story and create an outstanding user experience. For that reason, we don’t offer “just a logo” designs. We specialize in developing strategic brand identities and modern web experiences.
Most of our projects are for small to medium companies or startups. Still, we have experience from sizeable global identity systems and complex application projects and are happy to take on bigger challenges.
We usually work with a fixed budget that ensures transparency for everyone. If the project requires ongoing development, we might recommend a retainer / monthly agreement to extend a fixed project scope. Retainers are great because they give you a discount on hourly rates, priority turnaround times, and reserved hours per month from our best people.
Can you do discounts?
If you’re doing something you and we are passionate about, let’s discuss more. Get in touch and let us know your limitations.
We also do occasional sweat equity deals and team up with startups that we love and believe in, for long-term brand and product development partnerships.
Do you do everything in-house?
Yes. Our team creates every identity in-house, and we stand by and guarantee every line of code. Most of our team members are based in Helsinki with few remote exceptions.
We might invite proven freelance talent from the Family on larger projects but this requires total transparency.
Can you do copywriting / video / photography?
Brand photography and premium stock photos are part of our packages. Often also copywriting and ideas.
If there is a requirement for a large amount of new content (custom photo, text, video, translations), we usually recommend creative partners from our extended family.
Why are you a good match for a startup?
We love startups and have worked with and been part of many. Some have been utter failures, some have been very successful.
For example, we help with product strategy and design with the dev team, pitch decks and investors with founders, art direction with digital marketing teams, and so forth.
We’re entrepreneurs by heart and want to help focus on making the most significant impact right now.
Kyllä. Olemme kotimainen yritys. Valtaosa projekteistamme ovat suomenkielisiä. Melkein kaikki työntekijämme ovat Helsingissä ja toimistomme sijaitsee Sofiankadulla.
Tavoitteemme ja käyttämämme teknologiat kuitenkin ulottuvat härmästä pidemmälle joten sivustomme on toistaiseksi vain englanniksi.
Do you use ready made templates?
The short answer is no because they have no soul and are often low-quality code and hard to maintain.
But we do use our architecture and starter template to get projects going faster. You can learn more at client.style
Can I edit everything?
Clients can edit every word and image on their website through CMS. Our code is very readable and well documented for other developers too. We do not vendor lock Clients, although our support team is happy to help you with everything also.
Is my webpage mobile / SEO / GDPR compliant?
We optimise every websites for performance, mobile, search and more.
Mobile – We build webpages with a mobile-first mindset. They are always tested on several devices and we give compability guarantee for two years.
SEO – We add the best SEO plugins and help you to make the best out of your website.
GDPR – We setup privacy policies and cookie terms and preferences on individual cookie level.
Will my website be fast?
You can test your website performance score with Google Pagespeed. This will give you insight how well you’re currently doing. We always aim for 90+ score. We do this by:
Caching – we combine several server and page side caching and preloading methods to improve your site’s performance and Core Web Vitals scores.
Images – optimise image sizes using modern formats
Code minifying – we optimise code with tools like PostCSS and minify.
Server placement and CDN – we distribute files based on your customers. We’ve worked with Clients on every continent.
Can we use other CMS than Wordpress?
We’ve worked with other systems like Shopify, Contentful, and Sanity. We’ve worked with systems that we would never work with again (such as Drupal and Magento).
We always seek to create value by balancing well-known industry standards with the best of cutting-edge technology. We are platform-independent and flexible and can build pretty much anything.
We’re happy to tell you more; ask.
What is Client Hosting?
We offer state of the art dedicated hosting service for Client sites built with WP-Engine and Google Cloud. Pricing starts from 49€/month.
- High availability, 99.99% uptime SLA
- Burst capacity for high-traffic sites
- SSL included
- Compute-optimized dedicated environment
- Highest level of security, SOC2 Type II
- Advanced DDOS mitigation
- Advanced Caching
- Code-level monitoring and insights
- Daily backups
- Development and Staging environments
Can you fix something on my website?
We offer continuous support and a full guarantee to each site we build. Our support team is available for Clients daily.
How do I get started?
Please send us a message. We’ll book a quick introduction call where we talk about your challenges. We send you a free project proposal with steps and pricing. That’s it.