Eight Bit Studios - creating the best mobile apps and websites in Chicago
Celebrating 10 years in Chicago executing mobile app strategy, design, user experience (ux), and development : design, user experience, frontend development for startups to enterprise teams.

About Eight Bit Studios

People. Products. Purpose.


People. Purpose. Products.


Research-driven product strategy and custom applications made with exuberant collaboration.


Our Team

Eight Bit Studios specializes in mashing up UX, Design and Technology in creative new ways to achieve our partners’ goals. Below you can hear our Directors share a bit about themselves and what makes Eight Bit unique.


Carolyn Chandler
Director of User Experience

Jordan Polonsky
Director of Product Design

Heather Brown
Director of Project Management

Katie Kelly
Director of Technology


Our Vision

We imagine a future where people and products work together to make the world a bit more connected and whole lot better.


Our Mission

To shape and ship digital products that advance people and organizations.


Our Values


Work Honorably.

We believe in having integrity with our effort and conduct. This means every Eight Bitter takes ownership of their actions or inactions. We aim to exceed expectations. We share our views and are respectful to others. We don’t always have the answers or agree, but we move forward earnestly — learning, evolving and challenging until we get it right.

Play Seriously.

We believe in taking our work and fun seriously. Play strengthens bonds between team members while increasing engagement, collaboration, and innovation. Work is both fun and fulfilling when everyone plays their part in achieving our goals together.

Operate Inclusively.

We believe in creating a safe, welcoming, and healthy work environment for all. We are all-Inclusive. That means being approachable, welcoming, respectful, and empathetic to everyone at all times. We strive to go all-in for ourselves, our partners, our products, and our teammates.

Lead Humanly.

We believe everyone is capable of leadership. We encourage our employees to be resourceful, have an opinion, listen with intention, own their decisions, take chances, learn from missteps, and empower others. We put more emphasis on people than numbers, striving to understand data, while making human decisions. This is the human side of leadership.


Our Partners


Evolving Enterprises. Growing Organizations. Subject-Matter Experts. Funded startups. There has never been a greater time to be in digital in Chicago. We’ve had the privilege of working with some of the best teams in the country on some of the most challenging and exciting products. Some of these teams have gone on to win awards, exceed their KPIs, raise multiple rounds of funding, and IPO. We’re grateful to be part of their journeys.


Our Kinda Town


We love our home city and take pride in being part of the Chicago professional community. We make it a priority to stay actively engaged with companies and causes that align with our values. Whether we’re hosting an event, giving a school tour, or surfacing an important topic on our podcast — Eight Bit Studios is always looking for ways to give back and make a positive impact.


Our Impact


Our team of hardworking and skilled UX Strategists, Digital Product Designers, Developers, Product + Project Managers, and QA Analysts have published booksfounded meetupstaught classes, been on panelsmade toolscreated podcasts,  won awards and earned industry respect, but the highest complement has come from our partners who have made us one of the highest rated Mobile App Teams on Clutch, an independent and respected source of research in the software space. Clutch conducts interviews without our participation and the feedback from our partners is raw and honest.

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