Connect designers
and manufacturers

The platform’s goal is to connect designers and manufacturers around the world to pursue creativity and product development.

Time
6 months
Team
9 members
Platforms
Web
Type
Marketplace
Industry
Manufactoring

Open Studios

A tech-savvy solution for designers to make unique products by signing contracts with manufacturers and for manufacturers to expand their business opportunities.

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Project idea

Develop a platform for designers who want to create their products and look for manufacturers to partner with.

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Target audience

Manufacturers and designers from all over the world.

Project challenges
Create a unique and user-friendly design
Integrate PayPal and Stripe payment systems for monetization
Implement a chat for designers and manufacturers
Global presence and fast scalability
Results
Our team created a scalable solution following project requirements and meeting deadlines. We've integrated a flexible payment system and advanced search.
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01
Input
The client initially had:
  • Business model basis
  • List of required features
  • Project release deadline
02
Analysis
We analyzed every detail:
  • Analysis of payment systems and their fees
  • Over 12 meetings held
  • Appropriate tech stack
03
Outcomes
Our work resulted in:
  • Tech requirements
  • Wireframes
  • Detailed estimation
  • UI/UX design

Wireframes

Design

Main features of the project

After the planning stage, our developers started working on the project.

01
Secure payment gateway
Open Studios offers free and paid working models. To make the payment process secure, we’ve integrated PayPal and Stripe payment systems. Also, customers can see the payment history.
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02
Direct messaging
There are two types of users on the platform — designers and manufacturers. They can start chatting to discuss project details. Our chat allows sending and receiving standard requests for quotation (RFQs) along with images and files.
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03
Advanced search and filters
Open Studios has a flexible search feature with various filters. The platform can match designers with manufacturers depending on the required skills and needs.
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Tech stack

The following tools were used to build the web version of the service

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Ornella de la Campa

Founder at Open Studios

“Over the past six months, Vlad has been the Project Manager on my current project. Working with him has been one of the highlights of this new venture! Vlad is always available for any questions, comments, change requests that come along. The team understands the idea and vision for this project and helped bring it to life successfully. I look forward to working with them in the future. ”

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Vlad Artemov
Project manager

“It was fantastic to work together with Ella for half a year. Very positive attitude towards work. Ornella did all the best for finding new potential customers for Open Studios platform, lots of travels all around the world, and personal meetings. Any team would be lucky to have Ella as a client. She earns my highest recommendation. “

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