Solace is a digital product design studio helping technology startups launch wildly successful apps users can't live without.
The Quantum Process
After designing a fleet of digital products, we have fine-tuned our design process to deliver guaranteed results in 6 - 8 weeks. We work in 2-week sprints to remain nimble and agile.
- 4 hour workshop
- Creative brief
- UX Roadmap
- User interviews
- Market analysis
- User personas
- User journeys
- Info architecture
- User testing
- Design system
- UI design
The work we do, and the companies we work with.
Our studio, in the heart of London
Founder & Creative Director
Hi there! I’m Leo, leading the product strategy and design over here at Solace. After working with 100s of founders to deliver complex digital products, we devised a system to take your product from zero to market-leading. Gone are the days of guesswork and ad hoc project planning. Instead, the Quantum process is a battle-tested way to establish a world-class product UI and UX.
We use robust processes to eliminate the risk of launching your MVP and instead build a product based on leading lean startup principles. Being a small distributed team based in London, we are an extension of your team and have your best interests at the forefront of our endeavours.
We have a process, culture and a way to collaborate. Let’s check the fit.
We fuse robust systems and leading talent to ensure we deliver outstanding results consistently for our clients. Having designed 100s of products collectively in sectors such as Social Media, AI, Fintech, Real Estate, Events and Retail, we instil valued experience to bring strategy, user experience and stunning visuals to projects.
Our philosophy is to get it right the first time. We aim to deliver upon your brief with absolute precision, running internal quality assurance to ensure the delivery is aligned with the founders’ vision. We take the entire weight of the process and guarantee attention to detail is maximised with our approach.
We are multi-disciplined creatives and technologists with digital applications and websites at the core of our capabilities. The team brings specialist expertise from product, strategy, motion and development.
- UI/UX design
- Product strategy
- Brand identity
- Websites and mobile apps
- Web development
- Visual design
- Prototyping and testing
We are not a one-size-fits-all solution and are experts in producing apps and websites for technology startups. As a small agency, there are no gate-keepers or top-heavy processes that slow down the delivery of our work. You work with a project manager who extends your team with fast communication and swift implementation of ideas. Our team is not split between 20 projects at once, and your scheme will always be of high priority to us. We work with a small number of projects at any one time to ensure maximum effort is injected.
We engineer applications for web and mobile to leading performance, scalability, security and extensibility standards. Our engineering team has cycles of experience architecting, delivering and maintaining complicated platforms.
From advising you on the high-level system architecture to delivering pixel perfect front-end code, we are a development partner you can rely on to provide a technical solution tailored to you.
As well as an excellent front-end application, we also work to create content management systems that effectively work for your team. Our capabilities range from WordPress to bespoke CMS, where we advise you according to your project requirements.
Our pricing is directly related to the project scope, timeline and deliverables. We prefer engaging in fixed-price contracts for the majority of projects. However, in some instances, weekly billables work better when taking an agile approach to project management. We give you a detailed breakdown of each deliverable in a project and estimate the job directly on the effort required.
Our digital projects typically start at £10,000 for less sophisticated digital product design and scale up depending on the scope of work. To give you an idea of pricing, you can try a simple formula of £1000 x (Number of pages) as a rough estimate of the project investment. Our hourly rates span from £70/hour for a junior designer to £150/hour for design directors.
As a team, we are entirely remote. Having started as a remote company in the London UK, we have continued that way, which gives us the flexibility to work in different places in the world. We believe the internet’s power facilitates most projects’ needs, and therefore we operate using collaborative Zoom meetings.
Our team isn’t bound by location, and we have designers and developers that work all around the world. Currently, the roster of countries includes the United Kingdom, United States and Serbia. All client-facing communication is done through our project managers in the UK, who communicate remotely with the team. One advantage of working in many countries is that we can work 20 hours a day. When one team is sleeping, another is working, enabling us to progress faster than agencies that work in a single geographical location.
As a London-based digital agency, we partner with startups that are big and small. We get the utmost satisfaction in helping founders bring their ideas to life. As long as the necessary funding is in place, we are happy to work with any startup type in the tech space.