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.

Product Design


Engineers. Researchers. Designers. Managers. All in-house and all-in for your product to succeed.


We got mad software game, but don’t take our word for it.

They have the best project management that I’ve ever worked with.
— Lead Front End Developer and Designer, LendingTree
Eight Bit blended in right away and had no difficulty grasping what we were trying to do.
— Ilhan Kolko, Vice President of Product Strategy and Innovation, Echo Global Logistics
They brought in their intellectual capital and helped us accomplish many things.
— UX Strategist, Allstate
Eight Bit Studios is hugely interactive, hugely supportive, and has a great culture with great people.
— Founder, Charitable Startup
The amazing thing about it is not just that Eight Bit Studios is coming in under budget, but they’re not skimping on anything.
— President, Museum Focused Nonprofit
They believed in our idea almost as much as we did, and it felt like we were all part of a team.
— CEO, Digital Health Solution
Their internal organization and discipline are extremely helpful to us and they keep our projects on track.
— CEO, Chore Management Startup
A huge differentiator for Eight Bit is they have a very happy and productive work environment with very smart people.
— CEO, Real Estate Startup
They work really hard, but they’re also a lot of fun. They take everything they do very seriously.
— President, Financial Services Startup

Our team is made up of hardworking and skilled UX Strategists, Digital Product Designers, Developers, Product + Project Managers, and QA Analysts who care about delivering great work that we can all take pride in.

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From the first sketch to the last line of code, Eight Bit turns ambiguity into businesses, brands and products. This requires an orchestrated effort involving many different skills and disciplines working together towards a common vision.


It’s easy to tell people we make apps, but much harder to explain everything that goes into the digital products and services we use every day. Below is a long, long list of what what we REALLY do.


Discovery and Feasibility
Code audits and reviews
Budget Estimation
Resource Allocation
Meeting and Workshop Facilitation
Exploratory User Research / Modeling
Stakeholder Interviews
Persona Development
Competitive / Comparative Analysis
Documenting Biz Problems / User Needs
Cross-Product Consistency
Strategic Vision: Product (biz & user goals)
Business Model Generation
Monetization Strategy
Product Backbone Creation
Product Concept Explanation
Choosing Metrics / KPIs
Establishing Voice and Tone
Inspiration Boards
Ideation Workshops / Sessions
Story Map Development
Backlog Prioritization
Backlog Decomposition & Refinement
Sprint Planning
Release Planning (roadmap development)
Story/Ticket Writing
Conceptual Design (sketching, etc)
Writing Instructional Copy
Producing Product Content (Videos, articles)
Interaction Design (IA, annotations, flows)
Visual Design
Design Systems (Iconography, UI Kits & Pattern Sheets)
Brand Guidelines
Responsive Web Design
Native Mobile Design
Native Tablet Design
Motion Design
Startup Pitch Documentation
Custom Illustration
3D modeling and Character Design
Animation and Micro-Interaction
Back-End Development
Front-End Development
Native App Development
Machine learning
Voice UI
Integrations galore
Dev Demos
Product & Release User Feedback
Product & Release Client Feedback
Tracking/Reporting Metrics 
A/B Test Setup
Design System Documentation
Scheduling Meetings
Agenda Creation
Time Keeping
Note Taking
Action Item Creation & Follow Up
Conducting Internal Stand-ups
Status Reports
Status Meetings w/ Partners & Stakeholders
Continuous Improvement
Team Retros
Team-Level Process Management
Budget Reporting and Utilization
Marketing Strategy


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