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.


People. Products. Purpose.


A studio years in the making.


In 2008, a small group of wide-eyed digital dreamers joined forces because 8 bits are better than 2 and working together leads to big things. Eight Bit Studios was formed to be a place where people love to work and make great products.


Powered by People.


Producing top-tier mobile and web applications takes an orchestrated effort of people who are invested in a shared vision. Without an engaged team that has chemistry, trust and respect, nothing of significant value will be produced. That’s why we've taken great care to create an environment that promotes collaboration, inclusivity and serious play. As a result, we’ve been able to assemble a phenomenal and diverse team of UX Strategists, Designers, Engineers, Managers, and QA Analysts all under one roof, all-in to deliver great work.


Carolyn Chandler
Director of User Experience

Jordan Polonsky
Director of Product Design


Driven by purpose.


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




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 our teammates, partners, products, and community.

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.


Built to ship products.


Bit by bit, our team has launched products, published books, founded meetupstaught classes, been on panelsmade toolscreated podcasts,  won awards and earned industry respect. Imagine what we can do for your organization. We’re here and we’re ready.


Committed to helping others succeed.


When our partners succeed, we all win and celebrate together. We feel the losses too. From startups to enterprises and across various industries, we’ve had the privilege of partnering with incredible people on meaningful 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 journey.

GoodFirms Badge

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 to our community.