The Uncommon Design Studio That Crafts Better Business Outcomes

Thought Merchants: A unique design studio merging creativity and code. Small scale, massive impact.


August 4, 2023


Steve Berry

The Uncommon Design Studio That Crafts Better Business Outcomes

Imagine working with a design studio unlike any you've encountered before. One that breaks away from the norm and brings a personal connection to the heart of your project. A place where you're not just a client but a valued partner. Welcome to Thought Merchants.

As a small yet dynamic team, we thrive on the power of our creative minds and strategic approach to meet and exceed your expectations.

For the past 15 years, we've been influencing the business landscapes of Philadelphia, New York City, and Los Angeles, using our unique blend of design skills and coding knowledge to elevate brands and drive their success.

No Sales Team, No Handoffs – Just Genuine Partnership

Unlike traditional agencies, we don't have a sales team to sell you an idea, only to hand you off to junior talent for execution. At Thought Merchants, transparency and commitment are our strong suits. The people you talk to from day one are the people who will work closely with you to execute your brand's vision.

Our client relationships are not fleeting engagements. They often span months to years because we believe in growing with you. The more we understand your business, the better we can tailor our designs to meet your evolving needs.

Designers that Code – The Best of Both Worlds

Our unique skillset sets us apart: we are designers that code. This dual expertise simplifies the integration of our designs into working applications. Our ability to build what we design minimizes the friction between a project's creative and technical aspects.

Collaborative Agile Approach

We believe in the power of collaboration and regular touchpoints. Our typical engagement involves weekly iteration planning meetings with your team. During these sessions, we create stories (as we are an agile shop) to execute on. This collaborative approach lets us align with your team's needs and expectations.

We also set up a shared Slack channel with your team. This cohesive communication channel allows for ongoing dialogue, quick updates, and immediate feedback, making the design process efficient, transparent, and collaborative.

Small Scale, Massive Impact

Our boutique nature allows us to offer personalized attention that larger agencies struggle to provide. We pride ourselves on this intimate consultancy approach.

At Thought Merchants, we cherish our uniqueness, thrive on our creativity, and strive to deliver exceptional results for each client we partner with. Your brand deserves nothing less.

Steve Berry
Principal, Thought Merchants

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