WEB + APP + STRATEGY

Making Ideas Come To Life

About

Where Passion Meets Skill

Team

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TONY ASH

Solutions Architecture & Management
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Tony is a solutions architect and interactive technologies crackerjack. With more than 17 years of experience building communities, mobile applications and business strategies, Tony has led projects in all stages of growth. With focus and expertise in sustainability, food, art, and education, Tony has taken napkin-sketches to award-winning interactive experiences.

RAQUEL FAGAN
Media & Strategy
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Raquel has a wide variety of experience and skills when it comes to digital media outreach. She’s created digital marketing strategies for companies like Sprint, Dell and Johnson & Johnson. She believes every business should utilize their digital identities to build a loyal customer base.

KRISTEN ZIRKLER
User Experience & Design

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Kristen attacks problem solving with the eye of a designer, the precision of an engineer, and the business sense of an executive. Over the last 18 years, Kristen has led teams to create companies and software that people love. From UX & branding to engineering and process development, she partners with stakeholders to drive progress and results.

Our Services

We're Partners, Not Providers
We create mobile applications and websites while providing digital media strategy and training. From marketing and promotion to e-commerce and utility, we believe no site or app is complete without an outreach strategy and metrics to track its effectiveness.

Our Process

There's a Method to Our Madness

 

1. Ice Breaker

Often overlooked, the first step of a project is the most important one. We’ve found that the more we understand our customers, the better we’re positioned to build a sustainable program, application or campaign. We’ll ask more questions than you’re used to, but the results are well worth it.

2. No Bad Ideas

Now that we’re aquatinted, let’s brainstorm. Utilizing the validated learning cycle, we meet to discover the best way to make the ideas come to life. We lead this process through common brainstorm techniques that help everyone focus on the end goal.

3. Caffeine is our Friend

Once all the details are locked into place; we get to typing. We use our background and skills to create the best end-results we can. With metrics and data, we improve as we go. All the while, keeping you in the loop and up-to-speed so nothing comes as a surprise.

4. That's A Wrap

We’ve built it; now it’s time for you to break it. We mean it. Get in there and see how the system holds up against daily use. Depending on the projects specifics, we might also include training or outreach strategy. Often though we just send you on your way to do what you do best, run your business.

 

 

Latest

Fresh off the presses
Application Suite, Louis CK

The latest of the Hip Check projects is an application suite for the comedian and cable television star Louis CK. Similar in functionality to Louis CK’s website (louisck.net), the application suite allows for users of multiple devices to watch and listen to his shows and standup comedy wherever they are. Current apps include iPhone, iPad and Android

Overall, the process was an exciting exploration of delivering simple functionality while keeping the flow and feel as unique and entertaining as the man himself. With our own Tony Ash at the helm of the project, we dove into every aspect from design and development, to copy and outreach.

And when things got a little sticky, we just kept in mind the words of Louis CK – “The internet is not real. Draw a picture on a napkin.”

Current application functionality includes:

• Ability to watch videos of Louis CK’s television shows and stand-up performances (including offline)
• Log in access to expand a user’s existing library of purchases
• Push notifications of new releases and tour dates
• Streaming capabilities to AirPlay, Google Cast and Chromecast from the app
• Access to tour dates and tickets purchasing
• The latest Louis CK news and announcements

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Award-Winning Mobile Application, We The Economy

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You’ve never seen the US economy in quite this way. Award­-winning directors and leading economic experts team up for a MUST SEE, incredible short­ film series that tackles 20 essential questions about our economy through comedy, animation, music, and dance. This interactive experience will leave you saying to your friends…WOW, I AM THE ECONOMY!

Hip Check Co developed, fulfilled and delivered two mobile applications, iPhone and Android, that included:
• 20+ fantastic short films produced by some of the biggest names in Hollywood
• Quizzes and facts that let you test your economic IQ against other WTE users
• Directors photos, bios, perspectives & interviews
• Behind the scenes photos from each of the films and bonus video from top economic experts
• Innovative infographics and “box-score” visualizations of real-time economic data

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