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Our services


We help our clients to ideate, design, and develop award-winning digital products and services.

Responsive Design & Development


Despite mobile web traffic surpassing desktop in 2014, mobile responsive websites are rare. We surveyed 2,600 enterprise sites and found that only 38% can adapt to different sized screens.

There are three primary reasons to make your site responsive: mobile growth, better customer experience, and a lower cost of ownership. We’ve got the talent to help you realize your vision, and we invite you to learn more.

What are your business challenges?


Why Cantina?

Our best work on responsive design comes through on more technical and more challenging engineering projects.


If you’re looking to simply replatform and update your old content, we may not be the right team. However, if you have unique and technically complex elements to your business or digital environment, we should talk.

Our experience with interactive features, video, multi-million user applications, accessibility, and cross-product design systems make us an ideal fit for more complicated projects and environments.

Delivery Elements


Research based design process allows us to have a greater chance of project success and reduce overall project timelines. (1 hour of research saves 10 hours of development time).

Development of pattern libraries allows us to ensure that design is being applied consistently across the project, and delivers to the client a reusable, extensible, and device agnostic system for our clients to use on future projects.

Definition of performance budget helps ensure that the end result will provide client’s users with the best experience possible.

Knowledge and experience training to ensure that a client’s team can move the design system forward when Cantina’s engagement ends.

Content strategy to determine content priorities and give clients a strategy for creating content in the future.

Definition of success metrics to be measured later gives us and the client a way to measure the overall success of the project.

Design sprints allow us to hypothesize and test our designs in a quick, iterative manner.

Atomic visual design allows us to think about design in modules and components, making it easier to develop reusable patterns.

Prototyping gives us a platform to test design hypotheses quickly.

Enterprise-grade technical design to meet core needs and performance goals.

Front end technical design ensures that consistent design elements and performance goals are met.

Our Process


Though every project has its own unique variables, we generally work through an overlapping set of stages to best meet your needs.

Envision
Understand the business context, uncover risks & opportunities, and clarify the product vision.
Define
Deep dive evaluation of users, their goals for the product, and their needs, including development of user personas, user stories, and a list of prioritized attributes and features for design.
Design
Rapid prototyping, testing, and research to create a well validated and user tested design, including modeling interactions and developing a visual aesthetic based on best practices and user feedback.
Deliver
Full-scale software development to deliver your product to market. We use best-in-class engineering tools and technologies to deliver a high-quality, user-friendly product to market.
Measure
Measure and evaluate real-world results and make updates to improve your product. We can do this on an ongoing basis to adapt and optimize your product for market.
Group

The people at Cantina are collaborative and work well with their clients. They are very good at what they do. There is a certain casual nature to them as people.

Brian Anderson, Senior Director
Website Strategy & Operations at Avid

Mobile Product Development


You’ve got the vision and you can see your competitive advantage. You need the right team to help you design and build a product that customers love - and you need to build it fast.

We are a market leader in mobile product design and development. We have the insights, experience, and talent to deliver on your vision and build a delightful mobile experience for your customers.

What are your business challenges?


Why Cantina?

Cantina began as a technical consulting firm with deep engineering capabilities. Rock-solid engineering is in our DNA. This clearly differentiates us from every other front-end mobile development provider.


Our expertise in technical design provides a strong backbone to everything we do. While other agencies deliver a pretty wireframe; we deliver fully integrated, fast, elegant, and scalable solutions that your customers will delight in using.

Delivery Elements


Mobile strategy Understand your audience and identify the best opportunities to meet their mobile needs.

Ecosystem evaluation Analyze your audience and needs to choose the best technical and service platforms to leverage.

Product definition 

Establish the vision, target audience, and scope of your product based on the problem it is meant to solve.

Mobile app development Build the product using the best practices and latest technologies available for iOS and Android.

Research-based design
 Create your product based on direct audience feedback, saving time and increasing the likelihood of success.

Enterprise-grade technical design Support mobile clients with performant APIs and a scalable backend.

Design sprints
 Quickly address key questions about your product through iterative hypothesis testing and validation.

Analytics Develop strategies and install platforms to discover how people are using your product.

Prototypes Rapidly build and test concepts to answer questions without wasting valuable development time.

Delivery Ship with confidence, knowing that you are delivering a product that users will enjoy!

Our Process


Though every project has its own unique variables, we generally work through an overlapping set of stages to best meet your needs.

Envision
Understand the business context, uncover risks & opportunities, and clarify the product vision.
Define
Deep dive evaluation of users, their goals for the product, and their needs, including development of user personas, user stories, and a list of prioritized attributes and features for design.
Design
Rapid prototyping, testing, and research to create a well validated and user tested design, including modeling interactions and developing a visual aesthetic based on best practices and user feedback.
Deliver
Full-scale software development to deliver your product to market. We use best-in-class engineering tools and technologies to deliver a high-quality, user-friendly product to market.
Measure
Measure and evaluate real-world results and make updates to improve your product. We can do this on an ongoing basis to adapt and optimize your product for market.
Group

We were looking for a team that was highly collaborative, open minded, and would challenge our thinking. Cantina was a great catalyst for helping with our first journey into building the user experience and creating a model for the new system.

Bob Zurek
Senior Vice President of Products at Epsilon

Internet of Things User Experience


The Internet of Things is moving beyond the hype, and more and more connected products are entering the market every day.

Cantina is an ideal partner for enterprises looking to tackle the complexities and scale of IoT. Our combination of user-focused design, deep technical expertise, and knowledge of IoT will help you design and build connected products that customers love.

What are your business challenges?


Why Cantina?

Our expert design capabilities are clearly visible on highly technical and challenging engineering projects. We believe that the interface between humans and connected devices should be simple and seamless to drive adoption, engagement, and sustained value for IoT products and services.


Based on our years of experience creating UX/UI for the Web and mobile applications — backed by our deep enterprise-grade technical capabilities — we have the experience and skills required to design and build compelling, usable, and secure IoT products and services.

Whether it’s on-device or a mobile or Web companion, we can help you craft the digital interface face of your Thing. We can also help with service design, customer experience strategy, and user research and testing to help you ship a valuable IoT product and service. We believe IoT is big opportunity across industry sectors, and that’s why we are actively building a strong network of partners to cover the full spectrum of IoT design, development and deployment, from industrial design to manufacturing to shipping. We’d love to help with your IoT project.

Delivery Elements


User Research We can help you gain insights into what features your users need from IoT, and validate products as they’re designed and built.

Service Design Create the complete experience of using your product, from purchase through use, with a focus on the service touch points beyond the product itself.

Off-device User Interfaces Mobile and Web applications to control and engage with your IoT products and services.

IoT Platform Design Cantina’s Enterprise-Grade Technical Design helps you build robust and scalable systems to support your IoT vision.

On-device Digital User Interfaces Creating integrated, screen-based UI for devices provides your users with a flexible and direct interface for connected products.

Digital Services Integration Connect to existing services, and select and integrate third party providers and services.

Continuity Design Creating consistent UX across the entire product experience.

Partner Network Our partner network gives you access to a broad range of services and support to get your product off the ground and into customers’ hands.

Conceptual Design Helping users deal with complex product models.

The Process


Though every project has its own unique variables, we generally work through an overlapping set of stages to best meet your needs.

Envision
Understand the business context, uncover risks & opportunities, and clarify the product vision.
Define
Deep dive evaluation of users, their goals for the product, and their needs, including development of user personas, user stories, and a list of prioritized attributes and features for design.
Design
Rapid prototyping, testing, and research to create a well validated and user tested design, including modeling interactions and developing a visual aesthetic based on best practices and user feedback.
Deliver
Full-scale software development to deliver your product to market. We use best-in-class engineering tools and technologies to deliver a high-quality, user-friendly product to market.
Measure
Measure and evaluate real-world results and make updates to improve your product. We can do this on an ongoing basis to adapt and optimize your product for market.
Group

We chose Cantina because of their expertise in designing and building connected products. The teams’ product management, user experience, and scalable technology expertise were key decision factors in our partner selection process.

Mike Basone
Executive Vice President & COO at LINK AKC

Enterprise-grade Technical Design


Waterfall is out, Lean and Agile is in, but few agencies have the technical expertise and experience to truly deliver on Agile. We do.

We produce high quality and scalable technical solutions without over-engineering. Speed, scale, clean code, and user-friendly technical architecture are in our DNA. Covering the spectrum from design, architecture, implementation, deployment, and operations, our team can evaluate and improve your technical environment at any scale.

What are your business challenges?


Why Cantina?

Cantina began as a technical consulting firm with deep engineering capabilities. Enterprise-grade technical solutions were the first projects we took on. We delivered significant value to our clients, big and small, and our reputation and business grew from there!


Over the years, our clients needs have evolved and the digital landscape has changed leading to work in IoT, mobile, UX/UI design, and more, but we have always prided ourselves in our engineering roots and the deep technical capabilities we bring for enterprises, big and small, across industries.

Delivery Elements


Technical Design Workshops Collaborate with Cantina’s most experienced technical minds to understand your challenges and derive technical requirements.

Technical Leadership Let Cantina’s experts lead your integrated project team through a successful implementation, using best-of-breed tools, techniques, and processes.

Technical Proof of Concept Minimize risk and validate vendor and component selections through rapid prototyping and proof of concept testing and validation.

Infrastructure & Deployment Cantina’s Technical Design goes beyond architecture and implementation. We can model, plan and roll out your cloud-based infrastructure, and deploy management tools for your ops team.

Reference Architecture Step into an implementation with confidence, knowing that the most complex parts of your system have already been proved out in a technical blueprint.

Knowledge Transfer No project is complete until you take the reins. Our engineers will work with your team members to ensure you have the expertise you’ll need to take your solution forward.

Continuous Integration No project leaves the runway without a plan for Continuous Integration. We’re happy to use a suite you’re already working with, or make a recommendation that meets your needs.

Performance Tuning & Profiling Leverage our decades of combined experience to diagnose and alleviate bottlenecks in your existing applications.

The Process


Though every project has its own unique variables, we generally work through an overlapping set of stages to best meet your needs.

Envision
Understand the business context, uncover risks & opportunities, and clarify the product vision.
Define
Deep dive evaluation of users, their goals for the product, and their needs, including development of user personas, user stories, and a list of prioritized attributes and features for design.
Design
Rapid prototyping, testing, and research to create a well validated and user tested design, including modeling interactions and developing a visual aesthetic based on best practices and user feedback.
Deliver
Full-scale software development to deliver your product to market. We use best-in-class engineering tools and technologies to deliver a high-quality, user-friendly product to market.
Measure
Measure and evaluate real-world results and make updates to improve your product. We can do this on an ongoing basis to adapt and optimize your product for market.
Group

Cantina helped take us from zero to full application in under a year and a half. When you think about going from a laggard with our legacy platform to leader with this new platform in that burst of time, it is almost unheard of. Because of this success, Epsilon hired Cantina for another project as well.

Bob Zurek
Senior Vice President of Products at Epsilon