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On a mission to create the world’s best mobile apps and websites


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On a mission to create the world’s best mobile apps and websites


We exist to amaze, delight and solve problems through our raucous combination of user experience, design and technology.

10 iPhones ago (and who knows how many Android devices), we started Eight Bit Studios to work with other passionate makers — helping define their mission, build their brand, and create software to achieve success. We live at the intersection of technology and human touch, orchestrating experiences that deliver the kind of value businesses are founded on. Based in Chicago, our interdisciplinary team of designers, engineers, and leaders bring enthusiasm and expertise to solving problems and helping entrepreneurs and organizations navigate the modern mobile age.

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GrowIt!


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GrowIt!


One of the fastest growing mobile gardening apps in the U.S. 

What started out as a seed of an idea has bloomed into a community of over 200,000 “Growers” who have submitted more than a million photo ratings, while helping thousands of people identify plants and learn about what plants grow in their region.


240,494

USERS

120,941

PHOTOS

2.3M

PHOTO RATINGS


“We want people to share their garden to inspire more growing, promote plants they love, and help others steer clear of plants that don’t perform.”

Mason Day & Seth Reed
Co-Founders of GrowIt!


Davey 2016 Silver Award: Mobile Apps/Sites-Lifestyle & Mobile Apps/Sites-Social

   

Branding + Strategy + User Experience + Design + Mobile Development ( iOS / Android ) + Beacons + Web Development (Rails / Frontend) + API Development + Analytics

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Echo


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Echo


“I have worked with Eight Bit Studios over the last 4 years on multiple projects. I am always pleased with how they over-deliver on the quality and performance of a new application and I am particularly impressed with their creativity when it come to designing a first-class user experience.  Finally, working with their teams is always an efficient, productive and fun process.”

Doug Waggoner
CEO of Echo Global Logistics


Strategy + Research + User Experience + Design + iOS Development + Android Development
Our user research and strategy work has covered hundreds of truckers, sales teams, managers, dispatchers and accounts team across the United States.

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Candor


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Candor


“What I appreciate most is that they check-in and seem involved in the project. I get the impression that Eight Bit intrinsically cares about the growth and success of my product.” 

Loran Nordgren
Kellogg School of Management - Associate Professor of Management & Organizations


Davey 2015 Silver Award: Mobile Apps/Sites - Productivit

Research + User Experience + Design + iOS Development + Web Development (Rails) + API
The most downloaded tool for brainstorms on the App Store
used by major corporate and university teams all over the world.

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The Field Museum


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The Field Museum


There are a lot of shops that want to do app work in Chicago, but if you want a really sophisticated approach, you should talk to Eight Bit.

Joe Brennan
Former CIO and General Counsel at the Field Museum


Strategy + Game Design + Illustration + Mobile App Development + Web Admin / API
Coordinated huge staff of scientists, curators, marketers and executive teams
to create an unforgettable experience for young families.

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Rivi


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Rivi


Mobile Strategy + User Experience + Design + Motion Design
A beautiful and easy way to recommend, well, anything!
 

“What I like about Eight Bit is that they're flexible enough for the startup or small project and professional enough to take on greater challenges and bigger scope projects.”

Barry Malkin

RIVI Founder

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Curate


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Curate


User Experience + Design + iOS Development (+iPad) + Android Development + Rails Development + API
Additionally serves B2B and B2C customers with gallery subscriptions, payment gateways.

“What’s really great about the work Eight Bit Studios does is that they can keep the app intuitive. Most apps are not great, and they’re not that intuitive. But, Curate is extremely intuitive.”

Cari Sacks

CEO, Curate Space, Civic Leader, Trustee of the Museum of Contemporary Art

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ChariPick


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ChariPick


Strategy + Branding + UX + Design + Motion Design + Payment Gateways
Mobile Development ( iOS / Android ) Web Development ( Rails ) + API Development

Each day, pick 1 of 3 charities to donate $1 or more to. The more you pick, the smarter the system becomes.

Davey 2015 Silver Award: Charitable Organizations / Non-Profit

“Eight Bit Studios is hugely interactive, hugely supportive, and has a great culture with great people. They are very nice and always fun to work with.”

Stephen Lee

Finance and Technology Executive, Philanthropist, Founder of ChariPIck.

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Bistro Bash


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Bistro Bash


Game Mechanics + User Experience + Design + Motion Design + iOS Development + API Development
Helping food lovers connect with chefs making the best food in Chicago

Gamify Your Menu. 

Your thumbs may not be fast enough. Play at your own risk. If you like puzzles and food, go Bash.