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We are Substrakt; we work in the digital space with people we like and on projects we love.

We are, by design, a relatively small but highly skilled team with great ambition.
We always strive to deliver the highest quality of work.

Although we’re open to the projects we take on, Substrakt is best known for our work within the creative industries, arts & heritage, architecture, charitable, health and education sectors.

So what is it we actually do?

Whatever the requirements, we build usable and accessible websites and web applications.

Core strengths and expertise lie in WordPress, Ruby on Rails and Django.

We employ test-driven development techniques, build for scalability and contribute to the open source community.

We pride ourselves on thorough planning during the initial discovery stages of a project. Developing user stories, personas and carrying out user testing to fully encapsulate the audience requirements results in a considered end product.

We clearly communicate user journeys through interactive wireframes. In addition we also carefully consider the experience for ongoing content management from a client workflow perspective, streamlining the administration processes.

Creating clear, eye-catching and engaging interfaces has always been at the forefront of Substrakt’s vision. We keep abreast of modern web design techniques to ensure we’re making best use of emerging interaction design.

Communicating our rationale on interaction and design through mockups and prototype examples enables clients to be fully involved in the process.

We build native applications for iPhone, iPad and Android devices using Objective C and Java.

We also develop for mobile using web techniques that work effectively for cross platform applications.

We also like to experiment with other technologies and have recently created applications with touch tables, Kinect gesture control and iBeacons.

Beyond creating great websites and applications we consult and help implement ongoing strategies.

We always aim to continue relationships with clients, working in partnership to support on an effective and productive ongoing basis.

Advising on and implementing best use of digital marketing tools and techniques also helps us ensure our clients can reach their target audiences as well as clearly monitoring performance.

That's nice and all, but who are we?

Andy Hartwell
Lee Aplin
Mark Steadman
James Braithwaite
Max Woolf
Chris Smith
Stuart Maynes
Margarida Sousa

What is it like to work at substrakt?

Find out.

The etymology of Substrakt: to help our clients cut through the fluff, jargon and perceived complexity of digital, without compromising the end result.

This is demonstrated not only in the work we produce but the way we run our company – lean, effective and elegant design with considered and appropriate digital technologies.

Lines of communication are direct with those responsible for delivering our projects; nothing is lost in translation within layers of project management.

We use robust and comprehensive, yet client-friendly methods for management which ensure our client care and communication is of the highest calibre.

We simplify the process by focusing on one clear goal: creating top notch websites and applications that audiences delight in using.

Our approach considers these audiences at all stages, from the discovery phases through planning and interface design to development and testing.

Ensuring what we create can be flexible and scalable for our clients and partners is fundamental to the work we do.

We work hard to deliver intuitive and efficient back-end tools that make managing web content a pleasure.

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