Respect the user. Always.
Inform, inspire, and entertain.
Make your customers' lives easier.
Sell without selling. Tell a compelling story.
Noticeably excellent design wins every time.
Make just one thing the standout proposition.
Delight users at every twist and turn of the experience.
If you're in this just for the money, then the war is already lost.
But if you're in it to change the world, we're here to change it with you.
* Just wait until we publish our verbose history!
“We chose to put UX in the very name of our consultancy for a reason. When a project is in motion, implementation details and business expectations can cause us to lose sight of the ultimate goal: creating a brilliant experience for real-world users.
User-first design is near and dear to our hearts. We are thrilled to partner with like-minded entrepreneurs and product managers who are ready to take their visions to the next level.”
We provide several different formats for project engagements, customizing our available talents and attention to fit your unique business case. Our offerings are as follows:
If you're ready to get a startup or new project off the ground, we'll come in on day one and provide strategic know-how, fast iteration of prototypes, and finally production-ready software. We've been involved in numerous product launches and understand the pitfalls and priorities to get things done—and done right. We also offer long-term contracts for an ongoing relationship beyond the initial launch.
We love working on smaller projects too! We'll run alongside you throughout the whole design, editorial, and development process for your website. Once production is finalized, we'll generate a clear and useful handoff so that you can keep on maintaining and releasing content regularly in-house. Continue to use our production services after the initial site launch on an as-needed basis.
If you're looking to test out some new ideas and aren't yet ready to commit a full set of resources to develop it out, we can work with you to create low or high-fidelity prototypes of the idea. These would be perfect to show prospective partners, investors, or employees. Make sure you are headed in the right direction before you give the green light to a full software project.
Already have a product in place? Or a team servicing a legacy project? Use our outside expertise to identify performance bottlenecks, gnarly bugs, or overall codebase health. We'd love to show you how we can help take your project to the next level. We can also impart useful, industry best-practice processes for optimal team communication, development velocity, and code quality.
In addition to the engagement formats above, we offer several hour/day/week consulting packages for precision problem-solving.
If your project needs a shot in the arm, this is a fantastic opportunity to get fresh insight and actionable checklists.
We develop sophisticated, best-of-breed web applications and marketing websites using Ruby on Rails, Opal, and ZURB Foundation. Our preferred hosting provider is DigitalOcean.
We are domain experts in the fields of product and UX/UI design, rapid prototyping, agile communication, and lean startup methodologies.
We are intimately familiar with the latest production tools such as UXPin, Marvel, Pivotal Tracker, Trello, Basecamp, GitHub...and the list goes on. We choose the tools we use carefully to make sure each project gets done right.
We seamlessly combine high-level business strategy, visual and architectural design, and craftsmanlike technical execution — bringing you value when and where you need it.
We're huge believers in the power of open source software to fuel the healthy growth and sustainability of technology. The following are just a few of our modest attempts to give back to the community that have helped us in so many ways:
We are proud sponsors of Opalist, a bi-weekly email newsletter showcasing the latest news and tutorials for Opal (Ruby-to-JS compiler), the Opal ecosystem, and cutting-edge front-end development.
We also have contributed some code to various gems in the Opal ecosystem and maintain our own application state and configuration management gem called opal-shimmer.
Our CEO, Jared White, is a longtime member of WIMP (Web & Interactive Media Professionals), a fast-growing SIG for designers, developers, and other members of the professional online media community.
At WHITEFUSION*UX, we're proud to have been a key participant on a splendid variety of projects in our many years working in the digital media industry.
Here are just a few of the companies we've been fortunate to work with:
Rather than bore you with lengthy details and huge screenshots of random stuff, we decided to include just a few snippets of various elements we've worked on over the years—a mood board showcasing the variety of work that clients have hired us to do and the products we've helped launch. Something here might pique your interest enough to learn more by contacting us. (Hint, hint...)
Every project is different. Some are more different than others. That's why we go to great lengths to craft a proper scope around the work to be done, and promote the usage of agile planning tools throughout an engagement so that things are less likely to catch you (or us) off-guard.
For web applications, our starting price is around $15,000.
For marketing websites, our starting price is around $4,000.
Note: if you are a non-profit, or a bootstrapped startup, please inquire about our discounted rates. Sure, we gotta make enough money to pay for our
fancy cars and plush office food on the table and roof over our heads, but we're also happy to give folks a deal who are striving to make the world better.
Let's talk and get a conversation going about your specific needs and goals. We're excited to embark on this voyage together.
Whew! You've made it this far. Give yourself a pat on the back. So rather than stick a giant form in your face, we will just give you our e-mail address instead. Good UX FTW.
Are you ready? ARE YOU SURE?
Now that was easy.
P.S. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you like a more professional-sounding address.
We junk all those emails. Just kidding...I hope...
P.P.S. WHITEFUSION is pleased as punch to be based in the San Francisco Bay Area. More precisely, our headquarters are located in Sebastopol, CA, nestled amongst the beautiful rolling hills of Sonoma County.
(Actually, we're not very far from O'Reilly Media. That's cool.)
245 N. Main St.
Sebastopol, CA 95472