I managed an initiative for a large private foundation that aimed at improving access to the OECD's extensive data sets. The effort was complex both technically (providing users with one-button access to rich data about aid-flows between the reporting countries) and logistically (with stakeholders located in Vancouver, Seattle and Paris, and active users around the world). DesignStamp was responsible for user research, business requirements gathering and designing an application that would meet user needs while also complying to complex data rules. DesignStamp was a pleasure to work with, methodical in their ability to conduct user interviews with professors, students and aid recipient organizations around the world. Also I appreciated their skills in diplomatically working with international stakeholders, extracting objective business requirements and helping drive project vision. Their interaction and visual design skills helped us deliver a project that has been immensely successful. I would highly recommend DesignStamp as a partner in any interactive project, and hope to work with them again in the future.
Ganga Subramanian, Senior Associate, Point B Inc (Project Manager for the OECD project)
We contracted DesignStamp to help re-design Quittersunite.com, an online quit smoking support resource for young adults. They took the time to understand the project and our requirements and delivered superior professional results on time and on budget. In addition to developing the site architecture and providing overall creative direction, Gagan helped to develop an engagement strategy that enabled us to accomplish our online and offline communications goals. The DesignStamp team was responsive, resourceful, and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend them.
Tyler Janzen, Senior Consultant, Context Ltd.
The DesignStamp team was a pleasure to work with. Their professionalism, attention to detail and commitment to understanding our business was instrumental in helping the CRD better define our requirements and goals and ultimately take the first steps towards launching our new website.
Cailey Hopkins, Manager Website and Multimedia Development at the Capital Regional District
DesignStamp did a great job of creating a website with a unique and engaging look and function that was relevant to our unit, while ensuring our site complemented UBC’s institution-wide brand. The design even pushed the development of some aspects of the UBC web template, benefitting not only our unit but the broader university.
Chris Koch, Operations Manager, UBC Learning Exchange
I first worked with Gagan at the Vancouver Film School and quickly came to respect his deep knowledge of all things interactive. He has since completed a project for us at North Shore Credit Union where he assisted in the development of our personas. His personable approach, willingness to help and creative approaches to problems make for a fantastic partner in any design-related process. Can't wait to work with him again in the future.
Scott Baldwin, Manager, Web Services at North Shore Credit Union
I first met Gagan / DesignStamp while working EQO Communications where we hired them to create a new website for us. I was so impressed with his work I brought him on for another site redesign at Tabrio Communications. He is a very capable and motivated marketing and branding expert who takes time to understand the marketing objectives and then comes up with the most stunning and creative ideas for interactive applications, websites and brand focused products that meet business and user needs. He's also an easy person to work with and has a great sense of humor. If you're looking for a skilled and talented brand advocate and designer, Gagan is your man and DesignStamp is your agency.
Jennifer Hols, Marketing Manager at EQO
We hired DesignStamp to produce a web interface design for a web application. Gagan's role as art director kept us on track and within brand guidelines. His experience in web application design made it an easy transition from wireframes through to the completed UI.
Jeff Ward, Animikii
"The DesignStamp team was responsive, resourceful, and an absolute pleasure to work with. Recognizing that we were a non-profit organization needing to make big changes on a limited budget, they produced the creative and innovative solutions that will enable us to accomplish our online communications goals now, and for the long-term. I would highly recommend them -- they took the time to understand our business and our requirements, and delivered superior professional results on time and on budget."
Marilee Peters, Communications Director at BC Council for Families
Gagan and his team worked hard to ensure the new website for British Columbia Magazine met our needs as well as our expectations. He was able to provide creative suggestions at every step of the way to solve problems, improve the user experience and still stay within our tight budget. Gagan is very skilled at defining the essence of the need and being honest about decisions that could have led us astray. I highly recommend DesignStamp!
Susan Rybar, ADM Tourism British Columbia
DesignStamp helped our company understand our clients needs and articulate them with an effective website. We have received many positive comments from our high net-worth clients who appreciate how informative our website is. We would highly recommend working with DesignStamp, we thoroughly enjoy working with them and have benefitted from our ongoing relationship with them.
Scott Hall at The Hall Group