Design is of the Essence

“Beautiful design makes experiences engaging and builds customer relationships.”

— Report by Adobe, 2015: Your Business Has a New Secret Weapon.

Lead with Design

“Top companies are leading with design. Business as usual is no longer good enough. Mature industries now need to adjust their thinking to include design as a key value differentiator”

— John Maeda, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

What We Believe

& Why we do this

We believe that Great Design is important because it lets us communicate important ideas, needs & wants, likes & loves.
Good communication enables all the great things we enjoy in life.

  • Design enables communication.
  • Listen first, listen carefully.
  • The best way to help our Clients is to listen to their Clients.
  • The details actually do matter.
  • Form and function complement each other.
  • A few great features will outperform many “ok” features.
  • Simple is better than complex; less is more.
  • Plan for (that).
  • Honesty lasts longer, goes further.

Our Process

1. Discovery

We learn about you, your busines, & your needs.

2. Wireframe

We build a functional wireframe for the project.

3. Approval

We work closely with you to approve the wireframe.

4. Design

Using the wireframe, we design and build the project.

5. Deployment

Upon completion, you review the project prior to deployment.

Are You Ready?

Let’s get started with a chat.
We’ll come to you.

Communication

Everything begins with good, clear communication. Our Project Manager, Lance Daoust, will work directly with you, learn what you need and elicit all of the pertinent details for your projects. He’s really good at this – he can translate geek-speak into plain English, so it works out perfectly.

Planning

Once we have all of the details we move into the planning stage. We build a wireframe document where those details are put to use, and the entire project is planned out. The wireframing process is iterative and requires active participation from you and your team along the way.

Design & Development

The approved wireframe enables our Sr. Art Director, Andrés Noworyta, to fully immerse himself in the design process, creating with passion from start to finish.

Our Sr. Developer, David James, uses the wireframe to build database architectures and required functionality into the project. The final product is extremely beautiful and effective.

Constantly Improving

We are always looking for ways to become more effective. After 20 years of project planning, designing, building, and supporting we have developed a process that produces beautiful, functional projects, with the fewest post-production edits.

It all starts with listening to you as well as your clients. To be effective we need to be sure that we understand your business as well as your customers and clients. This discovery process informs every project’s scope and enables the creation of wireframes where we prove our understanding. By doing the heavy lifting at the front end we are then able to fully apply our design and development skills all the way to deployment, where edits are minimal.

Our beliefs guide us throughout each project’s lifecycle.

Talk to a Human

An Actual, Live Person

We would love to hear from you and to discuss your projects, so please give us a call, or fire off an email, or send a text even. Your point of contact will be Lance Daousthe’s standing by right now!

Millennials send us a text,
Gen X’rs fire off an email,
Boomers give us a call.

We’re here to help (make you look good).

Lance Daoust – Web Development Project Manager
+1 (416) 886 9545
hello@knightandowl.com