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Consulting services

We also offer consulting services to select clients. We have a broad range of skills and can help with everything from app development to print design.

What we know

We’ve been working on the web since it was in its infancy. Over that time, we’ve picked up a whole range of different skills that we’re constantly sharpening.

Want an accessibility audit? We can do that. UX and user research? Sure. A React app plus an accompanying API running on AWS? You got it. What about a design system built from scratch? You get the idea: we’re here to help you kick ass.

What we do

Strategy

Visual Design

Product Design

Accessibility

Mobile Apps Development

Websites Development

Some of our work

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#Design system

Nautilus

An open-source and inclusive design system and React component library.

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#Mac Apps

Mic Drop

Mic Drop is macOS app to quickly mute your microphone using a customisable keyboard shortcut or menu bar control.

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#Innovation

Rivet

An experimental project using technology to automate design decisions.

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#WordPress

Pique

A WordPress theme for small businesses, now used on nearly a million websites.

I had a few good proposals for my website, but Sarah was absolutely the right choice. Not only did she completely understand what I was going for, she was able to execute to perfection, pairing an artist’s eye with an engineer’s attention to detail. After helping me find just the right artist to do the background illustration, she meticulously sourced the fonts and images, culminating in an organic, immersive experience that perfectly captures the mood of the books. Small wonder the website has received so many compliments! I fully expect to work with Sarah again in the future.

Erin Lindsey · Author

The company we keep

Here’s what you can expect of working with us:

  • Frequent status updates. Communication is what makes or breaks a project.
  • Clear milestones, ownership, and deliverables. Setting expectations up-front and having clear lines of delivery makes for a smoother, more pleasant experience.
  • Friendly, open, and transparent communication. It’s easier to be straightforward about concerns, delays, improvements, or suggestions. When we each respect one another’s time, we can get more done.
  • Zero bullshit. We don’t believe in busywork, complex hierarchies of middle-management, or needless meetings. Instead, we’re going to focus on getting things done and getting them done well.
  • Agility and pragmatism. We aren’t dogmatic about things, and we don’t believe in one-size-fits-all solutions. Instead, we’ll work with you to determine the technologies, tools, and process that best fits your needs.
  • A stress-free launch day. We know launching a product is a big deal. We’ll be on call for you all day, taking care of anything unexpected that comes up. That way, all you need to do is sit back and watch the compliments come rolling in.

Work with us

We’re always interested in hearing from people with exciting projects. If you’re ready to discuss your project with us, drop us a line at hello@octopusthink.com for a no-strings-attached estimate. You’ll hear back from us within 48 hours.

Octopus Think

Octopus Think is a design & development duo based in Scotland and Portugal. We build smart, inclusive, usable digital products that make people’s lives better.

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