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Boutique Digital Agency Services

We’re a qualified solutions partner that knows how to connect your organization with the right web and software technologies to get things done.

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Design

We turn your ideas into a modern user experience meant for human interactivity.

Development

Innovative concepts can be turned into working websites and software applications.

E-Commerce

Robust experiences for shoppers, secure and custom solutions for your business.

Services

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.

Expectations Matter

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.

Strategic Expertise

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.

Why IronGlove?

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.

  • 137K

    Daily Startup Filings

  • 50

    Failure Rate Percentage

  • 1.3B

    Websites Online

  • 5B

    Daily Google Searches

* Based on data collected from governmental and private sources.

No Guesswork

Meeting business objectives will require measurable, data-driven insights

Holistic Strategies

Planning at the micro and macro level will pave the way for your success story

Derek Neuts, MS

Founder, IronGlove Studio

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.

Past Projects

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.

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

THE GATE LEVERB2C E-Commerce

Acting as a subcontractor to a prime agency, navigation and purchase elements were optimized, page templates were fixed, and custom product page features were added.

Focus Areas

UI Enhancements, PHP Templating, Custom Features

CLEAR CREEK EVENTSB2C Solution

Acting as a subcontractor to a prime agency, enhanced styling was performed, along with modifying default Divi behaviors and adding new features.

Focus Areas

Custom Responsive, UI Enhancements, Custom Features, Project Consulting

MT. HOOD SENIOR SOLUTIONSB2C Solution

Subcontracted by marketing agency to provide style enhancements, fix framework issues, and configure a CRM integration.

Focus Areas

UX/UI Enhancements, API Integrations, CRM Integrations, Project Consulting

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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

Testimonials

Their design work is first-rate, and their communication skills are excellent. The fact that they’re a small agency enables us to talk directly to their principal — I’ve never felt like I’m passed off to a junior partner or someone who doesn’t grasp our project objectives. I can’t speak highly enough of our work with them — I’m thrilled.

Mike Erdmann

CEO
Home Builders Association of Marion & Polk Counties

They went above and beyond by including UX functions that we didn’t ask for but will greatly improve the quality of the site. The overall functionality and speed of the website are strong as well. The custom backend is straightforward, so it should be very easy for us to make changes without being coding experts. Their communication and attention to detail were exceptionally strong. Every fine detail was taken care of in a timely manner. We were never waiting for anything.

Kelly Miskovski

Director of Outreach

Our ambitious plans, partnered with the care and servicing of our site platform, necessitated we beef up the development resources for our marketing group. We met Derek Neuts and struck up an immediate and productive relationship. We tasked Derek with coordinating our external development and web support teams. We’re working with Derek now on Phase II for the website, to move our platform forward, and take advantage of new technologies to drive e-commerce. Derek helps shape and guide our digital footprint, bringing it all together for maximum performance. Derek’s strengths help our team get the most of our web presence.

Joel Bornzin

Marketing Manager
CRKT

Derek is one of the best web developers I’ve worked with. He’s responsive and easy to work with. He manages projects efficiently, clearly sets expectations and provides regular updates throughout the process. He’s thoughtful to both budget and business goals and provides strategic recommendations that align with both, so he’s very highly recommended.

Natalie Ayers

Integrated Marketing Manager
Oregon Ice Cream

Separate from Derek’s inherent technical skills, his work is process-oriented, prompt and thoughtfully executed. As a project partner, I especially appreciate the way he structures key project milestones that speak to my client’s most critical objectives. He is able to work efficiently while offering a great deal of transparency throughout each project phase. Derek’s work is tailored to each client’s needs with their best interests in mind every step of the way. I look forward to partnering with Derek again.

Caitlin Hill

Founder/Creative Director
Citrus & Cedars

It’s rare to meet a freelancer capable of re-aligning a client/agency relationship the way Derek did. As soon as Derek was brought on board he was able to quickly turn that situation around and bring back consistency and stability to our relationship and to the website. The issues were technical and he was able to translate those technicalities into information my client could absorb so that we could move forward into fixing despite the issues at hand. During that time, Derek helped re-organize the next phase of coding implementations that we are currently working on, and the flow of work has never been smoother.

Adrian Dabat

Ecommerce Project Manager

Derek has been a great web development partner for a client of mine. He is good at keeping the big picture of the client’s need in mind and as such will always make recommendations on what could better help align the website with the business strategic needs. He communicates promptly about timelines and expectations. As a designer, I always appreciate that instead of just saying something can’t be done he is willing to help find solutions that fit my creative requests so that the little details of the site are as considered as the big ones.

Jessica Lennard

Brand Design, Packaging, Creative Direction

Derek is a rockstar web developer. We’ve worked together on several projects where the initial site build was a tangled rats nest. Every time, Derek has been able to step into the project, get oriented as fast as humanly possible, and be producing results on the build. He’s streamlined sites with us, refined WooCommerce, and parsed through some burly PHP that would make most developers head’s spin. If you have a web project on deck, Derek can help you make sure it’s clean and fast from the front end of your site down through all the backend details on your web server. I’m very much looking forward to working with Derek on future projects.

Jeremy Sutton

CEO
Webship Solutions

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