Services

We build homemade
digital delicacies.

What we do(pe)

We develop brands and experiences for businesses that stand out & relate to their customers and solve business challenges through design and tech.

Helping your brand become more human in the digital era.

Tech solutions.

Web development
Back-end / Front-end development
Wechat mini-program
iOS/Android app
E-commerce
Server/Hosting
Wechat H5
Emerging Tech (VR/AR/Voice)

Design.

UX/UI design
Art Direction
Responsive design
Branding
Visual identity
Print design

FAQ.

What’s the difference between Start.it and another agency?

There are way too many agencies out there in this world, and many are competent web agencies it’s hard to be different when the standard is so high, but we are sure about one thing if you work with Start.it, is the quality that we deliver.

We always try to deliver the most user friendly and effective digital products and interfaces and represent your brand in the best way possible.

So be reassured, we will always privileged quality among speed or anything else.

Can you agency help me with Web design and Web Development?

Start.it is a full service creative & development studio.

We will always push the bar to reach the client’s expectations. Web design and Dev are the core of our expertise. We start from the idea/concept to the wireframes, then the UI design to the development and the go live of your product.

Start.it services is a mix of award-winning design with the latest greatest web technologies.

We always challenge ourselves to try something new, to deliver something different with your own identity.

Do you do branding or should I hirer a branding agency?

Yes, we definitely do branding. We position ourselves as a new kind of branding agency focused on tech

companies and digital products. But it will be always a pleasure to help you create a visual identity for a bike rental shop or a football team, like we did for Bikeloc which is one of the main bike rental company in Paris or Etoile Rouge de Shanghai which is a French football club in Shanghai.

Our capabilities include research, logo design, visual identity, typography, brand guideline and style guide development, among other things.

However, our clients often provide us their own ideas, colors, typography style, or even a complete visual identity package. In these cases, we use the current brand foundation as a starting point and make sure we extend and enrich the brand while staying true to its roots.

How much a website/app or mini-program cost?

Our pricing is directly related to the project scope, timeline, specifications and deliverables. If the scope isn’t set yet, we will always help the client to set a very accurate specs guidelines in order to deliver the most accurate price. From that we will define a timeline.

However, most of our engagements are fixed‑price contracts. In this case, we’ll give you a detailed proposal after learning as much as possible about your project.

The only thing that might impact the price would be the deadline, if the timeline is really tight, we will push that project to the priority column and that will increase the price.

In some cases/projects we also deliver a price per hour/day.

Our rates starts from ¥3000/day – 380€/day.

But we are very flexible, we can always discuss and find some alternatives (such as partnerships, etc…) don’t hesitate to contact us to talk about that.

How long does it take for you to deliver a UX/UI design?

This question is frequently asked but this depend a lot on the brief, the assets that are provided to us, etc…

If you already know what you want in terms of style, colors, features etc… It can be very fast. In the other side, it can be very slow if we have to think about the whole art direction, style and user flow.

In average for an e-commerce website it can take up to 2 weeks of design including feedback rounds.

For a showcase website (informative website) it can take up to 1 week.

These times also work for Mini-program, and App design.

But don’t worry, if you are in a rush, as said earlier we can prioritize your project.

Do you work with startups? If yes, how can my startup afford you?

As a Paris/Shanghai‑based creative web agency, we had partnered with many startups big and small.

It will be always a pleasure and a big challenge to help founder to bring to life their ideas and concept.

And for that, we will always be keen to listen and provide the best solutions for you even if your budget is not as high as it requires. That’s why most of our clients are very satisfied and recommend us to other people, because we are good listener, adviser and always find alternatives.

What is more satisfying than seeing our startup clients grow and take over the world. We worked with Bikeloc when they were only 3 people (founders) and helped design and build their websites which converts a lot and they have grown very fast since they started.

We have special discounted rates for startups we believe in.

What’s your process as a UI/UX agency?

Our UI/UX design process is very simple as it is, we always to try to keep it short and efficient to our client.

So we won’t have thousand of steps, but it’s mainly categorized into 3 key phases:

 

Research

We usually start the project by doing lot of research and by consolidating all available project documentation and scheduling workshops with your team.

We always audit your existing product to identify

opportunities for improvements. We will also review competitor products, gather design references, and document best practices.

UX & Concepts

Based on the research results, we will start designing the wireframes (UX) in order to provide you the best user experience, and also to set all the screens layout, information architecture.

In this step, we will always start the design but the homepage, after validation we proceed with the rest of the product.

 

UI Design

After the concept and layout have been approved, we start designing the UI, we will apply what we have discussed and found during the research phase, the brand colors, the style, overall the art direction, etc…

Same as the UX phase, we start with the homepage and then after validation, the rest of the pages.

hand off design assets to developers using tools like Zeplin and provide a comprehensive style guide that includes a UI component library, UX guidelines, and complete user flows.

How can I get a proposal for my project?

Feel free to send us an email or give us a call/wechat with a brief of your project. If by email we usually reply within 24 hours. If by call of WeChat we will ask a lot of questions about the project goals, audience, budget, timeline, and other essential details. We can sign an NDA if necessary, but we always treat all client conversations as confidential.

After the call, we may request several documents such as a brief, assets, brand guideline if you have, specs guideline with all the feature well detailed, etc…

We will email you a proposal that includes a detailed description of our services, timeline if needed, a range of price, etc.

Do you offer any translation services? Or any content creation?

As we are working with companies from different countries, which some are opening/launching their first product in China (as an example), we help them to translate and create content based on the local market with a specific tone of voice, depending on the audiences, targets, etc.

Don’t hesitate to trust us in your content creation/translation we will provide the best and most efficient content to convert your target audiences.

Shanghai.

Office 501
608 Yuyao road x Wuning nan road
Jing’an district, Shanghai
China

Paris.

66 Avenue des Champs Elysées
Paris, 75008
France

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