Mowie Media

A UX Design Agency

WE HELP BUILD AND GROW SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS FOR WEB STARTUPS

What we do
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Creative Digital Agency Since 2007

We help organizations build upon their strengths and create brands, websites as well as engaging & interactive products. We combine a unique lean approach with the knowledge of human behavior using research and the principles of user-centered design.


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Specializing in Startups

Talent and resources is critical in startups; we’re constantly finding ways to apply our industry knowledge to get better results for our clients. 

Entrepreneurs at Heart

 Design isn’t just our calling, we like solving real life problems by developing apps, platforms and experiences. We understand you may juggle multiple hats, so do we. 

Unified Brand Presence

 Great design isn’t just about user experience. It’s a delicate balance act between creativity, strategy, vision and user experience. 

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Startup & Design Clients

252

Completed Projects

2518

Cups of Coffee

672

UX & Strategy Meetings 

our-services

Our Services

We believe in a diverse range of talent and personality brings creative skills and ideas to the web.


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Branding & Logos

We tailor our every approach to ensure your brand stands out. Above all, we put the needs of your target audience and demographic first. Our creative services are customer-centric and research driven.

User Experience

User experience design has established itself as an essential activity for business, but it is often practiced as a tactical discipline. This is where the journey begins. 

User Flow & Persona Development

Getting into the psychology of your customer is what makes us giddy. Together we map out an engaging journey with testing, research and lots of patience. 

Information Architecture

It’s all about the big picture! A forward facing client platform may also need a backend admin dashboard. Our wholistic approach allows us to think this through.

User Interface Design

Consumer behaviour and attitudes are changing how users interact with the internet. With experience, we’ve figured out how to carefully execute good design that meet all business needs. 

Print Design

Marketing materials, styleguides, flyers, banners and postcards galore. How can we support your business? 

Marketing Strategy

An effective marketing strategy helps you create products & services that lead to profitable results. It also takes into consideration your optimal target customer, what your competition is doing and what trends might be on the horizon.

Content Strategy

Relationships are built on trust. Content marketing creates a relationship between your customers and your business. Through content marketing you’re also giving your company a voice.

Event Production

We have to admit, we like throwing parties! Having produced dozens of startup community events, we realize networking is the golden key to continued learning. Whether it’s a company event for 5 or 300, we know exactly who to call. 

 

 

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Our Process

There is no exact formula, process or science to building brands and products. We put the emphasis on working together as multidisciplinary teams to best achieve a mutual goal.


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Strategy & Planning

 Long term planning and competitive advantage help us see the big picture, not silos. 

Market Research & Testing

Through research we see your business through the eyes of your customer. We ask pertinent questions, adapt, rinse and repeat. 

IA, UX, UI and Design

 With the combined research and strategic planning, we effectively design an experience that is tailored specifically to your business goals and your customers needs. 

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Our Work

We believe our work speaks for itself. Browse our most recent projects below.


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Subblime
Sealcamp
mPulse Brand Styleguide
Tony Hawk
Olympic Soundtrack sponsored by AT&T
Pasadena City College
Pasadena City College
Mickey Mouse
UX TV Series: Lost
Disney’s Wizards of Waverly sponsored by Sara Lee
Descendents
Cisco Storyteller
Callie’s Bandit Roundup
AnandTech
Adobe Sales Application
Perchline Ecommerce
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UNLIKED TRADITIONAL AGENCIES, WE ENJOY BEING AN INTEGRAL PART OF YOUR TEAM;
SOMETHING WE FIND THAT IS CRITICAL TO THE EARLY SUCCESS OF A STARTUP OR PROJECT.

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Team

We believe in a diverse range of personel to bring creative skills, thoughts, and ideas to the table.


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Sonya Lee

Sonya Lee

CEO, User Experience & Product Development
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With over 18 years of experience, Sonya has a deep background in UX, UI Design, Creative Strategy, Marketing Strategies and Product Management. She has worked with clients such as Disney, Warner Bros., many tech startups.

Jennifer Chang

Jennifer Chang

Managing Partner, Marketing & Content Strategy
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Jennifer has 9+ years experience in marketing, business development and finance. She specializes in to-market strategy and business formation with clients such as KPMG, Disney-ABC Television Group, Apple Inc. and Perfect Market.

Erik Neilsen

Erik Neilsen

Front-End Developer
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Erik is a web developer and application engineer that focuses on interactive development and end-user experience. He speaks PHP, JavaScript, CSS3, and HTML5, and familiar with Ruby on Rails and has worked with WordPress, Magento and Business Catalyst.

Monster

Monster

Lead Snooze
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Monster has 8+ years of life experience. He specializes in chasing mailmen, hugs and short walks around the block. During office hours, he can be found snoozing and drooling. He has not missed a meal to date. Monster is also the mascot for tech startup, Dude I Need A Truck.

Sonya Lee

Sonya Lee

CEO, User Experience & Product Development
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With over 18 years of experience, Sonya has a deep background in UX, UI Design, Creative Strategy, Marketing Strategies and Product Management. She has worked with clients such as Disney, Warner Bros., many tech startups.

Jennifer Chang

Jennifer Chang

Managing Partner, Marketing & Content Strategy
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Jennifer has 9+ years experience in marketing, business development and finance. She specializes in to-market strategy and business formation with clients such as KPMG, Disney-ABC Television Group, Apple Inc. and Perfect Market.

Erik Neilsen

Erik Neilsen

Front-End Developer
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Erik is a web developer and application engineer that focuses on interactive development and end-user experience. He speaks PHP, JavaScript, CSS3, and HTML5, and familiar with Ruby on Rails and has worked with WordPress, Magento and Business Catalyst.

Monster

Monster

Lead Snooze
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Monster has 8+ years of life experience. He specializes in chasing mailmen, hugs and short walks around the block. During office hours, he can be found snoozing and drooling. He has not missed a meal to date. Monster is also the mascot for tech startup, Dude I Need A Truck.

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WE WORK WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE READY TO EMBRACE CHANGE


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Happy Clients

We know we're easy to work with and so do these people!


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Wears Multiple Hats

We started working with mowie media when we realized we needed a UX, UI and branding designer. Sonya quickly became an integral part of our team and supported us wherever needed. She helped us develop some user experience processes with our technical requirements and was also able to quickly switched gears into design. Sonya can think fast on her toes, has great product instinct and is sensitive to the pace of a startup. I highly recommend her! 

Adam Winnick, CEOSubblime

Reliable & Professional

Sonya worked with ZAG (now TrueCar) and created some much needed designs for our partner sites. She is been reliable, extremely professional and always fun to work with. I would definitely recommend working with her.

Joe Messeh, VP of Product DevelopmentTrueCar (formerly ZAG)

Contagious Positivity

Sonya was brought in to help develop a new mobile app. We gave her no more than a concept and she was able to take it to the next level. She is enthusiastic in her work and works to address a variety of user experience challenges. Sonya is eager and able to work as a UX architect, UI designer and branding designer. She is skilled in laying out user flows and her perpetual positivity is contagious, not only that Sonya is able to source great references and understands the big picture. She was a great part of our team. 

Andy Merkin, Head of Special Projects/Transmedia at Mirada StudiosMirada Studios

Understanding Consumer Needs

We brought in Sonya to a very important user persona and journey mapping project that successfully resulted in identifying our apps” product roadmap. Through this process, we learned a great deal about our target customers current habits and how we envisioned changing their habits and behaviors. These efforts were instrumental in guiding our product development. Sonya is very easy to work with, capable and has strong sense of understanding people’s needs as it relates to developing a product that people want and/or need. 

Tony Alfaro, CEORibbon.me

The Big Picture

Sonya has tremendous range in her design and technical skills. Her unique ability to adapt styles truly compliments her detailed driven and highly organized design process. 

Sandro Corsaro, Creative DirectorDisney

Intuitive Approach

Sonya’s stellar design skills and sharp creative mind were a huge help to me in winning a pitch for a high profile video game client back in the day. She is dedicated, resourceful, professional and a designs like a seasoned creative veteran. I’m sure she will gain a lot of success in this industry.

Brad Burris, Creative DirectorTrailer Park
clients

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  • Adobe
  • TrueCar
  • Harry Potter
  • AT&T
  • Subblime
  • Warner Bros
  • ABC Family
  • Disney
  • American Greetings
  • SoapNet
  • Ribbon
  • FIDM
  • Shutterstock
  • AnandTech
  • Sara Lee
events

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Community Events We Love
  • November 18 – TechSparks Informal Pitch & Mixer Pasadena
  • October 21 – TechSparks Informal Pitch & Mixer Pasadena
  • September 16 – TechSparks Informal Pitch & Mixer Pasadena
  • August 19 – TechSparks#SummerBreak Entrepreneur Mixer
  • July 17 – TechSparks Informal Pitch & Mixer Pasadena
  • June 17 – TechSparks Informal Pitch & Mixer Pasadena
  • December 3 – Panel, Women in Cable Telecommunications
  • November 19 – Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
  • October 22 – Panel, General Assembly
  • September 25 – SoGal Seminar, “UX Your Life”
  • September 10 – General Assembly Seminar, “UX Your Life”
  • August 7 – Cross Campus Seminar, “UX Your Life”

MAKING IT HAPPEN

Being a startup founder is hard. Big or small, we’ve got a solution when you need it. We emphasize precise user experiences, product mapping, quick iteration and accuracy in time and budget.