Let’s make mobile apps and websites people love

We started Eight Bit Studios in 2008
- with the goal of becoming -
the best digital product team in Chicago

Since then, our team has published books, founded meetups, taught classesbeen in panels, made tools, and created podcasts while coming in everyday ready to turn business goals into unforgettable digital experiences.

We have gone on to win awards and industry respect, but the highest complement has come from our clients who have made us the most & highest rated independently reviewed Mobile App Team in Chicago.

A more balanced approach to
UX, Design, Project Management, and Technology

Carolyn Chandler
Director of User Experience

Jordan Polonsky
Director of Product Design

Heather Brown
Director of Project Management

Mark Winkler
Director of Technology

What our clients have to say

  • I talked to a bunch of local dev shops that were flailing around to understand our technology. Eight Bit got it right away and came through to help us clear some critical hurdles. It’s really difficult to find engineers in Chicago that really get this kind of work with connected devices and augmented reality. Eight Bit is a rarity with serious tech chops.
    Mark Ladd, Founder/ CEO of LyteShot a Chicago-based interactive augmented reality gaming platform
  • I’ve worked with Eight Bit over the last 4 years on multiple projects. They always over-deliver on the quality and performance of a new application and I’m particularly impressed with their creativity when it come to designing a first-class user experience.
    Doug Waggoner, CEO of Echo Global Logistics
  • 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 and Organizations
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • The best part about Eight Bit Studios is their team. They are great with apps, but even better with people. Even their Co-Founders would continuously reach out and strive to improve both my experience and my app. A welcoming atmosphere bubbling with talent!
    Anthony Iavarone, President & Founder of Nerve Berry LLC