Like all crafts, doing great digital work requires taste. Taste comes from doing this well, hundreds if not thousands of times for brands that come from all backgrounds and verticals. We've spent the past 6 years seeking and hiring those that have the best taste in Chicago and around the country. Translation: Our team is poised to execute your vision with the right players on day 1.
We started Eight Bit to facilitate meaningful collaborations among the best artists and technicians in their field, with the best entrepreneurs and marketers in the world. We do not believe that great work and success comes from hiring an experienced individual. We believe that hiring the most collaborative individuals who understand the interdependence of their contributions, create the best work and the most successful products. Our understanding and need to collaborate extends into the work we do with others. An uninformed UX, Design, or Technology decision is a waste of time, talent, and resources. We have worked on our recipe for the past 6 years and continue to refine it every day in the way we create, communicate, behave, and function.
Who is your customer? What do they expect of your experience? What is their journey? We work with you to help you answer the questions that make effective design and development decisions possible.
The world now cares about great design. In fact, great design can be the catalyst for user engagement, loyalty, and willingness to share your brand. We insure that your product doesn't miss this critical opportunity.
Your customers will never see great development because they don't care, they just want it to work! We go the extra mile to insure both you and your customers don't notice just how good your source code is.
Cofounder | Experience
Part designer, part technologist and part entrepreneur. John has been developing and founding web, music, and print productions for over 10 years. His work has garnered attention in USA Today, Brandweek, The Daily Beast, NewYork Times Tech blog, Mashable, homepage of Drupal.org, were featured on multiple CSS design blogs and achieved the coveted 'New and Noteworthy' nod from Apple.
Cofounder | Technology
Don brings 25 years of professional coding and entrepreneurial experience to the product discussion. From startup to enterprise and in between, there isn’t much he hasn’t seen. Don is passionate about technology, collaboration and ensuring the Eight Bit Studios dev crew is an integrated and accessible team.
Don has been an outspoken advocate for women and girls in tech, seeking to bridge the technology gap by exposing the fun and creative side of programming. He frequently mentors both high school and college students who display an interest in technology and coding.
Cofounder | Design
Steve knows that great product design starts with empathy and ends with solving a problem. He leads the team down that path through design thinking and collaboration, leveraging over a decade of experience across industries and markets. Past clients include: Aerosmith, AT&T, Britney Spears, Field Museum, Hard Rock, Justin Timberlake, Kraft, MLB, Motorola, MSN, NBA, WNBA.
We love the technology community in Chicago. In fact, we love it so much that we started a weekly podcast called Bytes Over Bagels that features some of the amazing things happening in our fair city.
From startups, to fund managers, to policy makers and serial entrepreneurs, we are covering the pulse of the Chicago tech scene. Promoting brands and Chicago music, our audience has grown to thousands of listeners in Chicago and around the world.
Learn more: BytesOverBagels.com
We are passionate about education and continuing to grow and retain talent in Chicago within the development community.
Our Principal of Technology Don Bora is also Co-Founder and Chief Facilitator, leading iOS courses, at Mobile Makers Academy. They provide an 8 week course for learning how to create iOS applications in Chicago.
Learn more: MobileMakers.co