Case Studies

House of Potentia

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A luxury fragrance line developed by a psychologist seeking to transform people’s lives through perfumery, Potentia encourages individuals to pursue their potential through fragrance. We created a custom e-commerce platform with all of the bells and whistles to create a first-rate shopping experience for their customers. 

Key Features:

  • Easy-to-use one-page checkout. Options include checkout with account, guest checkout and Paypal checkout.
  • PCI-Compliant payment processing using Braintree Payments.
  • Automatic order submission to their fulfiller using the Shipstation API.
  • Advanced site integration with the Facebook Pixel and Klaviyo.

Technologies Used: Yii Framework 2, Vue.js 2, Webpack, Twitter Bootstrap, Shipstation API, Klaviyo API, Braintree Payments API, Cypress, Codeception

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Between 2007-2019 we created and maintained a highly customized e-commerce platform for this skincare products retailer. When they switched to Shopify in late 2019 we also leveraged the Shopify API to import all of their customer, product and order data.

Key Features:

  • Processed over $3M in transactions and managed over 20K user accounts over the life of the application.
  • Custom administration panel allowed them complete control over the store. Ability to create complex promotions including BOGO, tiered discounts, as well as running promotions for Zulilly, Gilt, and custom employee rewards.
  • Created a fully custom rewards system which offered discounts and promotions to their most loyal customers, as well as an annual birthday gift.

Technologies Used: PHP, MySQL, jQuery, Vue.js, Braintree Payments API, Klaviyo API, AfterPay, PowerReviews, ShareASale, Impact Radius, Google Tag Manager

Make An Original

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Fujifilm needed a microsite to highlight their Photo Paper product line. One of their European partners had created a site that captured the look and feel they wanted, but they needed to customize the content. They wanted to use Wordpress, but the original site was created using TYPO3. So we created a custom Wordpress theme and helped them make the site their own.

Key Features:


  • Completely custom Wordpress theme with no unnecessary plugins
  • Password-protected area which allows them to share resources with selected business partners
  • Assets bundled and optimized using Webpack

Technologies Used: TYPO3, Wordpress, Webpack, Twitter Bootstrap, jQuery

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Discography of American Historical Recordings

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The ADP is the largest historical discography in the world. The UC Santa Barbara Library manages a Filemaker database of over 300,000 recordings and their related metadata. This Filemaker database is then synced to a MySQL database. We were tasked with building an application that allows researchers and enthusiasts to view and search this massive dataset.

Key Features:


  • Faceted filters and complex search functionality generates complex SQL statements on the backend to allow users to find the exact information they need.
  • Technologies Used: Yii Framework 1, MySQL, jQuery, Github Enterprise, Elasticsearch 
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360 Media Watch

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360 Media Watch is an innovative company that helps organizations understand their place in the ever-changing media space. Part of their service is the ability to capture and organize video of media mentions from over 1500 stations nationwide. In order to facilitate this, we created an adminstrative panel that allows them to upload video clips, organize them, and share them with their clients. Our platform stores over 50,000 videos in Amazon S3 buckets, as well as metadata on each video. We also created a client-facing platform that allows customers to log in and see all of their videos in one place.

Technology Used: Yii Framework 1, jQuery, Amazon S3

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