We turn your ideas into a modern user experience meant for human interactivity.
Innovative concepts can be turned into working websites and software applications.
Robust experiences for shoppers, secure and custom solutions for your business.
IronGlove Studio is a boutique agency that specializes in the design and development of engaging websites and software applications that resonate with end-users and stakeholders. We’re not afraid of getting our hands dirty nor are we intimidated by difficult assignments. In fact, we thrive in those environments and work hard to find stable, long-term, and strategic solutions for our clients and their unique goals or problems.
Aligning Concepts and Teams
We help to manage the planning, execution, and delivery of website and software development projects using mainstream best practices and Agile tracking tools. From communication and coordination to the collection and distribution of key assets, we help ensure that your project keeps moving in the right direction and everybody remains on the same page. We also have the expertise to mitigate trust, communication, or cross-cultural issues interfering with progress.
Dynamic PHP Frameworks
Looking to build a secure website from scratch? We’ve got you covered. Using the PHP programming language mixed with HTML, CSS, and other components and a front-end framework like Bootstrap, we build dynamic, custom sites that can pull data from database systems like MySQL, MariaDB, and more. With larger needs, we can implement frameworks such as Drupal, Laravel, Symfony, and CodeIgniter to create custom applications that are delivered on the web.
Scalable Industrial Solutions
Large companies know the pros and cons of running their business on an ever-expanding infrastructure, it’s a double-edged sword that must be handled with care. Companies running Windows Server know all too well the importance of coordinating server updates with the .NET ecosystem and the IT deficit that can be created when that software maintenance isn’t performed. We can help to maintain an existing critical application or infrastructure or develop a new one to support customers and growth.
Built with Purpose
Having products listed on a website with a shopping cart doesn’t equate to success or even profits. E-commerce is complex in that it involves branding, a customized user experience, the right user interface, multiple security layers, and a flawless checkout process. Our development team has experience working with mainstream platforms like Shopify, Magento, PrestaShop, and WooCommerce. We can discuss your needs, strategize, plan, and deploy analytical tools after launch to better understand your shoppers, their needs, and how the implemented designs are resonating with consumer trust.
Android, iOS, and Hybrid Solutions
We don’t do entertainment apps or games, but if you are after a mobile app with a business scope, you’ve come to the right place. We can build mobile apps for phones or tablets, on both Android or Apple platforms. We treat mobile app development like we treat websites, web apps, and software… we’re committed to creating the best possible product. But apps require a business plan, developmental planning, financial planning, and a marketing strategy for success, otherwise your app is nothing more than a digital paperweight.
Not Just a Blog Anymore
The WordPress platform is one of the most popular content management systems on the internet. It is also one of the most misused, with fly-by-night freelancers and agencies all too happy to sell templates as custom solutions at inflated prices. These side-hustles and shell companies posing as legitimate firms hurt businesses and developers alike. Our WordPress sites are coded in PHP, there’s no page builders involved. We can help you take advantage of the amazing functionality, speed, and capabilities of WordPress without the bulk.
Web design is about more than simply creating sites that "look good". It’s about creating websites and applications that connect with visitors, shoppers, and end-users to convey meaning through user experience journeys, user interface design, and a mixture of behavioral psychology that brings together both expectations and designs to form a functioning product. That’s why we test everything to make sure your final deliverable generates the intended results. It’s about an organization’s brand, that brand’s image, and how users interact with that brand to take action.
Search Reputation Management
Approximately three-quarters of Google searches do not venture past the first page, making good SEO essential for any website. We look behind the scenes of your website to ensure everything is optimized for search engines. From formatting and image tags to mobile performance and coding, we do a deep dive audit into your technical SEO to identify and fix potential issues. We also examine your Google and Bing accounts and formulate a plan for on-page and local SEO, as needed.
Worried about the status of a current or upcoming project? Another set of eyes on things can help, particularly when those eyes belong to a professional development agency with decades of combined team experience. We are always happy to take on consulting projects and are equipped to assist from both a technical and business-oriented perspective. This includes local, county, and state agencies that need assistance in RFP technology stack planning, to organizations that are looking to understand their own infrastructure for strategic expansion.
When looking for outsourced agency services, your organization is faced with various choices. You have freelancers who often lack the resources, skills, and time to take your projects to the next level. You also have large firms which are capable, but your project may not meet minimum criteria or you get lost in the shuffle waiting for a callback.
IronGlove was founded in 2017 and bridges this gap, combining the flexibility of a freelancer with the resources and experience usually only found with larger agencies. Our handpicked team has decades of combined experience in web design, web and software development, and applications. We never cut corners or take the easy way out.
If you’re looking for a development partner that understands your needs and can be there for you without waiting days for a response, contact us. We’d love to discuss how our data-driven, holistic approach can help your organization do better.
In a Post-COVID World, You Need a Partner With Real Expertise
Our agency is a code-only zone (no templates, page builders, or shortcuts). This isn't a side-hustle or shell company.
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Planning at the micro and macro level will pave the way for your success story
10+ Years of Experience and a Commitment to Data-Driven Results
Derek is the founder of IronGlove Studio, acting in a senior role to oversee web and software development, build client relationships, and manage all projects. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Communications and a Master of Science in Organizational Psychology and has extensive formal education and experience in web development, software architectures, organizational consulting, and agency management.
As an entrepreneur, Derek understands the dynamics of business and takes pride in helping organizations outmaneuver common operational pitfalls through the strategic implementation of web and software technologies. Derek is also a military veteran and brings that same level of commitment to his agency work in the private sector.
As an agency, we take a data-driven approach to everything we do. We take the long road, even when we started out as freelancers and subcontractors. Quality over quantity, without compromise or shortcuts. The key to project success is business alignment, agency-client fitness, and the strategic implementation of web and software technologies.
VENTURE LIFE & HEALTHCustom B2B Solution
Complete rework as subcontractor to prime agency, created custom on-boarding forms for new clients, custom pricing tables, and configured an on-site payment integration.Focus Areas
Custom Responsive, UX/UI Enhancements, PHP Templating, Custom WordPress, Custom Features, Advanced Forms, Light E-Commerce, Payment Gateways
ALDEN’S ICE CREAMEnhanced B2C
Expanding upon an existing site, advanced product filters were created, a new product page system was built, site framework was heavily revised, and enhanced analytics installed.Focus Areas
Custom Responsive, UX/CX Alignment, UI Enhancements, PHP Templating, Custom WordPress, Custom Features, API Integrations, Light E-Commerce, Strategic Solutions
LIFE'S LEARNINGB2C Small Business Solution
As part of a COVID-19 initiative, we assisted a small counseling practice in Washington to replace an old WordPress site with a new custom build using Elementor to showcase their offerings, sell products and services, and take payments.Focus Areas
Light E-Commerce, Custom WordPress, PHP Templating, Custom Responsive
CASCADE GLACIEREnhanced B2B Solution
Vendor product catalog, enhanced vendor portal, creation of custom page templates, and integration of custom carousel system.Focus Areas
UX Enhancements, PHP Templating, Custom Features, Light E-Commerce, Strategic Solutions
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Subcontracting and Referrals
We get routine requests to subcontract to larger firms where projects don’t meet minimum thresholds. What our larger peers consider "too small" may be just right for us. Bring us on board to help you with projects that need special skills or refer projects to us and receive a bonus. As a small agency development partner, we can offer specialized knowledge in various development stacks, provide extra assistance with larger jobs to meet deadlines, and have extensive project management experience in web and software architectures to guide your clients down the right path the first time.
As a COBID certified business in Oregon, we’re able to compete for local, county, and state government projects. Teaming up to bid on these projects will give us both a competitive edge and working together on these projects will allow us to seamlessly deliver strong results.Capabilities