About Minion Made
Minion Made is a full-service branding, media and management agency. Put our Minions to work for you. We work together with our clients to understand their individual needs and elevate the value of their brands. We create uniquely designed online destinations, advertising campaigns, and editorial contents that drive engagement and awareness.
Our thought leaders work closely with you to analyze and understand your brand. At the heart of a successful digital strategy campaign is a carefully planned system; one that takes a close look at your brand, your audience, and your competitors. Conducting diligent research will provide valuable insights and understanding as to what components engages your audience. We set scalable business goals, and develop a proven framework that gives us the opportunity to really deliver the measurable results you are looking for.
Brand & Identity Planning
DESIGN & VISUALIZATION
We are no pixel pushers, we are visual storytellers. A brand is only as successful as its implementation. Our creative team crafts rich visual experiences that showcases the best your brand has to offer. This means smart design for the tech savvy, as well as user-friendly design for the less tech-versed. Placing emphasis on the human experience, we craft a future-focused, collaborative design process to move your brand forward.
Sitemaps & Wireframing
User Interface Design
User Experience Design
Visual Web Design
Branding & Identity
Our internal team of talented technologists will help you build the next big thing. Understanding the big picture is imperative for developing solutions that scale and grow with your business. We’re strategic and incorporate the right tools, frameworks and platforms for the job, based on your unique needs; not just with what’s currently trending. We implement technology solutions to create an interaction experience unlike any other.
Responsive Web Development
iOS Mobile Development
Content Management Systems
Quality Assurance Testing
Designing the site ‘blueprint’ layout and navigation for all unique pages.
Taking a user centric approach to visual design, we create low fidelity grey scale wireframes to showcase site structure and functionality without distraction of colors and imagery.
Create Visual Design
Our design team adds polish, visual clarity, typography, depth, color, images and finalizes all designs.
Prepare Approved Designs for Development
Once approved from client, finalized designs are processed into fully semantic and interactive code.
Setting up client server access
Password protected development site for client access.
Feature prioritization development model
Our technology team prioritizes segments of each primary feature and develops them into fully functioning semantic code.
Responsive Web Development
Our team will develop mobile, tablet, web solutions to ensure maximum customer exposure and a seamless browsing experience through all available viewports.
Minion Made specializes in building unique and scalable e-commerce solutions. We use award winning e-commerce framework, specializing in Shopify.
Constructing the appropriate back end technology architecture and secure database to build scalable and robust platforms. We specialize in PHP and Ruby on Rails and work with many popular frameworks.
Each project Minion Made takes on presents itself with its own unique set of challeges. To ensure the success of each engagement, our team has created a proven framework of internal processes we implement for all of our projects. Listed below is a breakdown of our workflow from each phase of the project.
Competitive Analysis & Site Reference Guide
We conduct a thorough analysis to determine who are your direct/indirect competitors and suggest improvements. We also, review your suggested reference sites for design inspiration.
Create Technical Requirements/Features Document
Itemization and list of all project features based on business goals and detailed description of technology and platforms used.
Explore Content Strategy
If content curator is not provided in project scope our team will explore and suggest possible content strategy options for text copy, imagery, and other media.
Resource & Asset Allocation
We work with your team to gather all appropriate content, images, videos, logo files, and log-in credentials to begin the project.
Project Kick Off
Familarizing all decision makers with our team to review all project details and milestones to ensure overall success of the project.
QUALITY ASSURANCE TESTING
Testing for all major browsers (Safari, Chrome, Firefox, IE) to ensure seamless and bug free experience.
Functionality & Performance Testing
Rigorious stress testing each core feature to ensure safety, security, and stability before and after project launch.
Feedback & Tweaking
Consulting with client for development feedback to address all concerns and tweak minor bugs and features post launch.
Client Training & Workshops
Provide training for clients team to manage and operate backend CMS functions, new tools, and software.
To ensure overall project success, we appoint a senior project manager for each project. Our project managers are reponsible for maintaining an open comunication channel between our team and the client, keeping everyone in the loop.
Open Communication Channels
Project Managers keep transparency as project priortiy, stressing constant client feedback and collaboration via email, calls, Skype and Basecamp.
Updating client with progress reports on weekly milestones and project status via weekly check-ins, meetings/Skype calls, emails.
Internal Time Tracking Tools
Our Project Managers use internal time tracking tools to manage and monitor team effort.
Updated Project Schedule
Our Project Manager keeps a master project schedule with weekly goals/milestones that is shared with the client.