TestFreaks—Website and Widgets Design

As it turns out, the Swedes are a fun bunch! This was our first experience working with a client from the land of the Volvo, Sony Ericsson, IKEA . . . and now, TestFreaks. We competed with four other international firms to create a design for the Web site and several online widgets.

Opportunity ›

Our first overseas design project.

Challenge ›

Effective, live communication with a six-hour difference in time zones.

Solution ›

We used Skype to share images in real time and to discuss ideas and direction.

Nuts and bolts ›

Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and Skype.


Product pages

This site is amazing. For our part, we're excited that the developers were able to incorporate our design. But in this case, content truly is king. Visit the site and do a quick product search . . . you'll see what we mean.


Tools galore

When you visit the site (go ahead) you'll see all the ways that tools and widget items can be mixed and matched for various configurations..



Fun facts

We connected through LinkedIn, have never met in person, nor needed a single phone call. Payment (Euros to U.S. dollars) is made by wire transfer.

The time and language differences seemed at first to be potential challenges, but in the end, proved to be of no consequence. We were able to communicate very effectively using Skype (also invented by a Swede) for audio/video conferencing and text conversations.