Grind Web Studio: Year in Review 2019

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2019 was an outstanding year for Grind. Our performance was as professional as expected, resulting in steady revenue growth and operational success. Looking back on milestones reached and goals accomplished this year, we want to thank every member of our team for their hard efforts to help our partners and clients to grow their businesses faster and stronger. Also not to forget their and unimaginable skills and creative thinking and celebrate their success.

Changes to our team structure in 2019 

Design Team: We welcomed two new talented and highly motivated members of our design team to make a total of four designers at Grind Studio. They specialize in motion design and 3D modelling, areas we want to improve on in 2020. Our other two designers part from the family for years gained a wealth of experience that will enrich the team’s abilities and move them forward. We praise the entire design team for their commitment to quality and attention to detail that delivered innovative UIs to always provide user-friendly UX for our clients.

Development team: We added new players to our development team. Among them, senior specialists and other junior members of the team, with whom we are happy to share our knowledge and experience. We thank our development team for their continued efforts and hard work. 

Administration Team: Our administration team consists of our Project & Account Manager and Operations Manager. Their focus is on communication between our clients and our team. They also facilitate the delivery of completed Grind projects. We are grateful for their valued contributions and professionalism at Grind. 

Grind Projects 2019:

Grind Web Studio created and improved the following projects over the past year. Each project was handled with the utmost efficiency, accuracy and delivered in a timely manner.

 

AboPharma  

Abo Pharma develops and distributes health supplements and medical products that promote the health, wellness and vitality of their customers.
We created Abo Pharma’s website with the purpose of showcasing their product portfolio to their broad customer base.  

Special thanks to:  
Ivo B. – UX & UI Designer 
Georgi D. – Back-end Developer 
Ibrahim I. – Front-end Developer  
Nelina N. – Project Manager

 

Avene Mobile app
A mobile app we developed for the summer tour of Avene. The app features a game which the users play and win prizes.

Special thanks to:
Plamena D. – UX & UI Designer
Ibrahim I. – Front-end Developer

 

BG-Mamma 

For a second consecutive year, we created an Advent Calendar and Christmas game for the biggest online community of mothers in Bulgaria.

Special thanks to:
Plamena D. – UX & UI Designer
Miroslava K. – UX & UI Designer 

 

Biotrade 

Biotrade products not only loved but also prescribed by dermatologists are available in pharmacies and high-end cosmetics stores on three continents.
We are in the process of integrating an e-commerce solution for the company. Also, our team is working on its corporate website which is focused on B2B relationships.  

Special thanks to: 
Plamena D. – UX & UI Designer 
Ivo B. – UX & UI Designer 
Dimitar V. – Front-end Developer 
Georgi D. – Back-end Developer 
Stefan B. – Back-end Developer 
Nelina N. – Project Manager 

 

Brickfielder 

Brickfielder Ltd is the British company behind the design and the production of fashion-forward and innovative golf clothing.
We developed this website to provide a unique shopping experience with its dynamic, image-centric design. 

Special thanks to:
eDesign for the visuals
Stefan B. – Back-end Developer
Dimitar V. – Front-end Developer 

 

Carista 

Carista is an innovative app that allows owners of Toyota, BMW, Audi, Infiniti, Lexus, Mini, Nissan, Scion, Subaru, SEAT, Skoda and Volkswagen to diagnose, customize and service their cars.
We created iOS and Android versions of their app which helps to diagnose car issues and simplifies the process of customizing different car features. 

Special thanks to:
Ivo B. – UX & UI Designer 

 

Comsed 

Comsed is the largest chain of toy stores in Bulgaria.
We redesigned their website 5 years ago and are still working to develop new features to help convert customers and increase sales. 

Special thanks to:
Radoslav S. – Back-end Developer
Dimitar V. – Front-end Developer 

 

Contour.bg  

Contour is an E-Commerce website, focused on second hand and outlet clothes.
We worked with Contour to help elevate their brand through UI & UX redesign, front and back-end development and maintenance of their warehouse system.  

Special thanks to:
Plamena D. – UX & UI Designer
Stefan B. – Back-end Developer
Dimitar V. – Front-end Developer
Yavor V. – Back-end Developer
Trayan Z. – Back-end Developer

 

DigitalK 

DigitalK is a leading European event organizer focusing on technology and digital transformation. It is a growing and powerful community made up of business leaders, corporate representatives, entrepreneurs, investors and digital professionals.
For the third consecutive year, we developed and designed and support features for the DigitalK event website.

Special thanks to:
Ibrahim I. – Front-end Developer
Georgi D. – Back-end Developer
Nelina N. – Project Manager

 

First Estates 

First Estates is a real estate agency based in Sofia, Bulgaria.
We have worked with First Estates for over 6 years, providing support for their website and CRM platform. In 2019 we began working on a new project with First Estates, developing new design concepts, a new website and integration with real estate CRM solutions.  

Special thanks to:
Plamena D. – UX & UI Designer
Viktor Z. – UX & UI Designer
Ibrahim I. – Front-end Developer
Dimitar V. – Front-end Developer
Yavor V. – Back-end Developer
Stefan B. – Back-end Developer  

 

GoAyo 

GoAyo is an innovative product that alleviates jetlag and energizes users through light therapy.
In 2019 we designed their website to help visitors easily understand the science behind the product, connect with the knowledge of specialists as well as the personal experience of other clients. We also developed their iOS and Android mobile. 

Special thanks to:
Plamena D. – UX & UI Designer
Viktor Z. – UX & UI Designer 

 

Gradus 

Gradus is the largest poultry producer in Bulgaria. The company has been in operation for over 25 years.
Since we developed their website 2 years ago, Grind still works to support their website on daily basis to help grow their brand online.  

Special thanks to:
Ivo B. – UX & UI Designer
Dimitar V. – Front-end Developer
Stefan B. – Back-end Developer
Georgi D. – Back-end Developer

 

Hyundai 

Hyundai Motor is a popular vehicle brand and one of the biggest car manufacturers in the world.
We developed Hyundai’s Bulgarian website a few years ago and are still supporting it on a   daily basis. We helped to manage their sales campaigns and update their website as new car models are produced.

 

Special thanks to:
Georgi D. – Back-end Developer
Nelina N. – Project Manager 

 

Incanto 

Incanto is a popular restaurant that helps customers find unique culinary experiences. TripAdvisor rates it as the #1 restaurant in the city of Burgas.
In 2019 Grind developed an online portal that helps customers order food directly from the restaurant. 

Special thanks to:
Ivo B. – UX & UI Designer
Georgi G. – Front-end Developer
Georgi D. – Back-end Developer
Nelina N. – Project Manager

 

Match More 

The Match More investment company acquires, develops, manages and implements different types of real estate projects in Bulgaria.
Over the past year, we designed their website with a back-office system, with which they can fully manage their portfolio of buildings and properties. 

Special thanks to:
Ivo B. – UX & UI Designer
Dimitar V. – Front-end Developer
Ibrahim I. – Front-end Developer
Stefan B. – Back-end Developer  

 

McDonalds 

McDonald’s is the world’s largest American fast-food chain – best known for its hamburgers.
In 2019 Grind provided ongoing support and maintenance of the company’s Bulgarian website. We are continually creating new functionalities for their marketing campaigns. 

Special thanks to:
Dimitar V. – Front-end Developer
Stefan B. – Back-end Developer

 

Mr. Pizza 

Mr. Pizza is one of the biggest and most famous chains of pizza restaurants in the city of Sofia.
We developed and provided continued support for the website, helping the company to grow its online business. 

Special thanks to:
Plamena D. – UX & UI Designer
Dimitar V. – Front-end Developer
Yavor V. – Back-end Developer
Nelina N. – Project Manager

 

Nik 

Since 2002, NIK has grown to become a leading company in implementing modern precision technologies in Bulgaria. Their technology helps farmers to achieve significantly better yields on their farms.
In 2019 we created their new website for the Bulgarian market. The next phase of the project will involve localizing all of their websites for Bulgaria and Romania.  

Special thanks to:
Ivo B. – UX & UI Designer
Dimitar V. – Front-end Developer
Georgi G. – Front-end Developer
Georgi D. – Back-end Developer
Stefan B. – Back-end Developer
Nelina N. – Project Manager

 

PayHawk 

Payhawk is a business spending solution for growing businesses. They help companies to manage spending and expenses.
Grind partners with PayHawk to improve their online presence by developing their product website and improving it till now.

Special thanks to:
Ivo B. – UX & UI Designer
Plamena D. – UX & UI Designer
Georgi G. – Front-end Developer
Georgi D. – Back-end Developer
Nelina N. – Project Manager 

 

SRT Fairs  

SRT promotes universities to international students with the means and preparedness to study abroad.
This year we created their new e-commerce website, where the universities can buy tours for different parts of the world.  

Special thanks to:
Ivo B. – UX & UI Designer
Ibrahim I. – Front-end Developer
Stefan B. – Back-end Developer
Nelina N. – Project Manager

 

SRT Fairs mobile app
We developed Android and iOS mobile apps for SRT Fairs that make it easier to connect universities and students, providing both parties with a user-friendly UI that aids smooth interaction. 

Special thanks to:
Ivo B. – UX & UI Designer
Ibrahim I. – Front-end Developer
Yavor V. – Back-end Developer
Ivaylo K. – Project Manager

 

Stanga1 

Stanga1 builds custom software and web solutions for their international client base.
We partnered on various projects focused on custom software development. 

 

Tefal 

Tefal is a cookware and small appliance manufacturer. The company is best known for creating non-stick cookware products.
Grind provided support and maintenance for Tefal’s Bulgarian website and implemented new features corresponding to Tefal’s marketing campaigns.  

Special thanks to:
Viktor Z. – UX & UI Designer
Dimitar V. – Front-end Developer

 

Telelink 

Telelink helps individuals, businesses and organizations adopt new technologies to realize their full potential in the digital world.
We are in the process of creating new websites for the whole group of companies under Telelink.  

Special thanks to:
Plamena D. – UX & UI Designer
Dimitar V. – Front-end Developer
Stefan B. – Back-end Developer
Nelina N. – Project Manager

 

Teo bebe 

Teo bebe is recognized as the first specialized Baby Care brand on the Bulgarian market. They market baby formula made from trusted ingredients and clinically tested, hypoallergenic products.  

Special thanks to:
Plamena D. – UX & UI Designer
Ibrahim I. – Front-end Developer
Georgi D. – Back-end Developer
Nelina N. – Project Manager

 

ThermoStyle

ThermoStyle is a recognised leader in areas such as ventilation, air-conditioning, plumbing, sewerage networks for administrative and residential buildings, hotels, industrial buildings, kindergartens, schools and more. We created their new e-commerce store connected with ERP Microinvest software for easier warehouse management. Also, thermostylebg.com has integration with the carrier system and payment gateway.
Special thanks to:
Ivo B. – UX & UI Designer
Ibrahim I. – Front-end Developer
Georgi D. – Back-end Developer
Nelina N. – Project Manager

 

Tochici

Tochici is a clothes online store for the most precious ones, our kids. Grind Web Studio developed their web store to be not only following clients needs but also with integrated ERP system, connected with the used by Tochici warehouse software. Moreover, we integrated carrier system and payment gateway.

Special thanks to:
Plamena D. – UX & UI Designer
Georgi G. – Front-end Developer
Stefan B. – Back-end Developer
Nelina N. – Project Manager

 

Unimy

Unimy is a start-up company which provides MBA selection platform that combines years of experience with the art of AI technology and creates the best matches between students and schools. Grind provided both front-end development and design creation to make Udemy as appealing as it today.

Special thanks to:
Ivo B. – UX & UI Designer
Georgi G. – Front-end Developer

 

Interesting facts & events at Grind in 2019 

  • One of the best B2B rating platforms Clutch featured Grind as proven expert among the top service providers in Eastern Europe. 
  • We relocated our office to 280 Tsar Simeon str., 4th floor and now a whole floor is dedicated to our outstanding team.  
  • A few babies were born. We are expecting one more bundle of joy. 
  • We maintained a healthy employee retention rate which is an excellent sign. We hope to keep the team at Grind for many more years.  
  • The customer retention rate was very high in 2019, close to 100%. 
  • We celebrate our 6th anniversary in December 2019.

We want to acknowledge and thank each and every member of the team for their tireless efforts in making 2019 a successful year for Grind. 

What we plan to improve on in 2020:

  • Gaining more knowledge with new technologies which power the web world. 
  • Creating more products & solutions which will help our e-commerce customers to maximize sales. 
  • Invest in specialists in the field of quality assurance and content management. This will help us to deliver better products to our customers faster.  
  • Add more incentives for our team in addition to the existing financial plans and bonus schemes.

We again take this opportunity to thank our team and customers being part of the Grind journey.  You rock!
If you have suggestions and ideas for improvements we’d love to hear from you. Please drop us a message at hello@grind.studio

Have a wonderful 2020 ahead!