Flexible custom webstacks that balance form and function.
Web design is one tool in the belt.
Old Friends focuses on finding the simplest solution to fit your needs.
For some brands, this is a templated website. That's the extent of most web designers, and it's something we're happy to do.
But for many brands, the best solution requires more than that. Authenticity sells. Having a site that embodies your brand sets you apart.
And it's not just pretty websites. There are hours to be saved with automated workflows, digital organization, and custom solutions to everyday frustrations. Software does all this. We put that power in your hands.
This creative problem-solving is our speciality. Because we're not limited by templates or technology, we can focus on what really matters - your business.
Hey there, I'm James.
I'm a software engineer and designer based in the Lower East Side.
Lately, I started illustrating, writing, and launched this studio to chase my own curiosity while helping others do the same. If you'd like to hear more from me, you can read the newsletter.
OF exists to cultivate the peace of mind and feeling of connection you have when spending time with your oldest friends.
Those open, facade-free relationships.
We aspire to build this through values based on simplicity, transparency, artfulness, and child-like curiosity.
I've shared some of the journey on Instagram - feel free to check that out for a better picture.
In short, all of them. It just depends on the type of project. A consultation vs. an illustration vs. a simple landing page vs. a custom application all require different levels of expertise and time, and therefore range in cost.
As a general rule of thumb, web design projects we take cost more than $8k and less than $50k. Consultations and illustrations are hourly. We're always able to find a way to help people working with micro-budgets or offer à la carte services.
Our intake call is free, and we'll offer help in whatever we can. Sometimes this means lining your pockets with advice and sending you off on your digital journey. The door is always open.
We're currently booking for early 2021. Reach out through email.
No-code means building software without code. In the last few years, a field of "visual development" tools have been launched that allow people to overcome obstacles with tech.
This means incredibly useful software is now available for everyone.
At Old Friends, we're in the sweet spot. We've lived, breathed, and written code for years. Now we harness these new visual tools to build software faster and cheaper, with the ability to use code as needed to fill in any gaps.
All this means we're primed to help you grow your brand through a website, logo, or brilliant digital service.