Please introduce your company and give a brief about your role within the company?
Ossmium is a Kyiv-based design studio focused on designing web and mobile applications. In our small team, we have UI and UX designers who work on products of any complexity including interfaces handling large amounts of information such as dashboards. We created interfaces for a wide range of platforms. Among them are medical, ICO, investing, finance and booking platforms, SmartTV interfaces, AI interfaces which include things like speech to text recognition, speech synthesis, NLP, ontology technologies and a lot more exciting things.
I am the Co-founder & CMO of Ossmium.
What was the idea behind starting this organization?
Before we started the company in 2013, we had been working in the design industry for quite a long period and managed to make a lot of great connections with the incredibly talented specialists in different design areas. The idea came suddenly we decided to combine these guys in one strong design team, and we managed to do this.
What are your company’s business model–in house team or third party vendors/ outsourcing?
Currently, we have as remote so in-house specialists. However, we are trying to move to a maximum remote model, because this model allows involving the best brains all over the world.
How is your business model beneficial from a value addition perspective to the clients compared to other companies' models?
Our primary focus is on complicated web and mobile interfaces, and we know a lot about them.
What industries do you generally cater to? Are your customers repetitive? If yes, what ratio of clients has been repeated to you?
We created interfaces for the following platforms:
✅ Artificial intelligence (AI)
✅ Analytical Platforms (IAP)
✅ Real Estate
✅ Social Networking and others
Some of our clients are still with us since our establishment (since 2013). Another part returns to us from time to time with new business ideas. With the remaining portion, who don't need design assistance anymore we always keep warm and friendly relations.
Mention the parameters which are most essential for you to in developing an app design.
Quality is number one and our primary goal.
What key aspects do you keep in mind while developing an app design to enhance its usability?
User-friendly interface which helps to solve user's problem quickly and without additional steps and questions.
Which framework do you suggest your clients go for when they approach you with an idea? Why?
We don't suggest development or coding services. If the question is about the tools we use during the design creation, so they are Sketch + InVision + Zeplin or Figma.
Android or iOS— which framework is best to use to build your app design? What are your recommendations?
The platform depends on client requirements and future product users (target audience).
What are the key factors that you consider before deciding the cost of mobile app design?
The scope, complexity and set tasks are the leading indicators of the future budget.
What kind of payment structure do you follow to bill your clients? Is it Pay per Feature, Fixed Cost, Pay per Milestone (could be in phases, months, versions, etc.)
The approach directly depends on each separate project and its requirements.
Do you take in projects which meet your essential budget requirement? If yes, what is the minimum requirement? If no, on what minimum budget you have worked for?
The minimum budget requirement (2018) is $800.
What is the price range (min and max) of the projects that you catered to in 2018?
Following is the price range we catered in 2018 for different projects:
Minimum price - $1500 USD
Maximum price - $20000 USD