Michael Graves Architecture & Design (MGA&D) has one of the leading design practices in the world, offering services in architecture, product design, interior design, master planning, graphic design, and branding. They also offer design strategy consulting, feasibility studies and research.
The company struggled with an outdated website that did not reflect who they are today. The old website loaded slowly and it was cumbersome to update the content. Although they had a talented in-house design team, they needed our assistance with development and UX design for the mobile version of their site.
FLDTRACE worked closely with the MGA&D marketing and design teams to build a custom solution in a timely fashion. WordPress was a natural choice since they had used it on their old website and were familiar with it.
We developed a custom WordPress theme to maximize site performance. Despite the website having many images—something that’s necessary to a visually driven business like MGA&D—the site is optimized for mobile devices and loads in 700ms. That makes visitors more likely to stay on the site and engage with the content. During the project, we used Trello for project collaboration and Adobe XD for design collaboration. This helped us keep the project on track and launch the new website on time—which pleased upper management!
FLDtrace was a great find for us. They are efficient, timely, and have been able to handle every challenge we have come up with so far. We hired Lucian to do CMS development of the front and back end of our site. He has worked with us for over two years and we continue to use him. He also consults for us on hosting, security, UX design, and speed optimization. We are very pleased with his work and would recommend working with FLDtrace for great service that is always on time.