Columbia River Knife & Tool

Framework or Technology

Magento, PHP, JS, HTML, CSS

Agency Name

Vanderhouwen

Services Provided

Technical project management, budgeting, planning, content updates, maintenance

IronGlove works under contract for Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) through Vanderhouwen to deliver high-end technical project management and development expertise for continuous planning, implementation, growth, and maintenance on a customized Magento enterprise storefront. A leader in knife and tool design with designers from around the world, CRKT requires continual development to enhance shoppers' experiences on both desktop and mobile devices. IronGlove provides routine web development leadership, problem-solving, critical response, regular content updates, and growth planning services for every aspect of CRKT's online presence. From custom page creation, shopping cart and checkout functionality, to server maintenance and database issues, a team effort is required to maintain a viable sales platform. IronGlove routinely coordinates with large design and development firms in the Portland, Oregon area and contracted third-parties to accomplish development goals on behalf of the client while maintaining control over the brand presence.

DONE RIGHT THE FIRST TIME

As a professional developer that focuses on providing services to other agencies, don't ask me to cut corners or put a band-aid on it. There's a right way and a wrong way to reprioritize work and speed up production time that doesn't involve creating problems for clients. If you want my help, we're going to do this ethically, correctly, and to standards.

REALISTIC PROJECT PLANNING

When I work with your agency, expect me to be a good listener, to be confident in what I do, and to never sugarcoat things for you. If something needs to be said for the sake of your reputation and the client's project, then expect to hear it from me first. We'll work together to come up with a realistic, professional plan for your clients that won't cause them pain.

RIGHT TOOL FOR THE RIGHT JOB

I don't believe in slamming out cheap templates, using stock settings, or working fast and cheap. It's not only your harming your business image as an agency, but it will destroy my reputation as a professional developer. While I'm more than happy to help you, don't ask me to do things that should be found on cheap offshore contractor sites.

COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP

My goal is to work in unison with your agency as a contracted senior member of your team to augment the skills and expertise you don't have in-house. We'll need to work closely together and learn to trust one another. So expect a tight working relationship with professional pushback, and you'll need to be ready to grow from day one to be successful.