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Need great fashion? Grab it at Collective Habit!

By | client testimonials, customer experience, design, Digital Operative, ecommerce, magento | 5 Comments

Fashion and technology don’t always work hand-in-hand (see Steve Jobs’ turtlenecks, Mark Zuckerbergs’ sweatshirts, and Bill Gates’ Flowbee haircut for the past 3 decades) so when fashion and technology do team up in a meaningful way it is important to take note. With this in mind DO is proud to announce the launch of Collective Habit  – a Magento Go eCommerce online womens fashion boutique that offers fashionable must-have clothes and accessories at prices that won’t leave you broke. Collective Habit is a collaboration of the team at DO (special thanks to Chris and Evan) and Kim Lim. The project came together like this – Kim, the founder of Collective Habit, is an avid shopper who was disappointed with the selection of clothing that San Diego had to offer, especially the price points at which the clothing was sold. She was tired of spending more than she wanted on clothes or being forced to purchase mediocre items at a lower cost. She decided enough was enough and wanted to do something about it. Recognizing that other women may be having similar issues Kim started Collective Habit. Collective Habit is an online store where fashionable women won’t have to go broke and feel guilty for shopping because they get such a great deal on quality items. These items are super fashion-forward, but not overly trendy so that there is something for everyone. Kim came to DO with her vision in mind and wanted DO to translate her vision online.

The goal of Collective Habit is to create an online community where women can visit a trusted fashion source, find that perfect piece to complete their outfit, and know they got a great value for their clothes. With this goal in mind DO went to work, using our vast knowledge of website development and SEO and leaning on Kim almost entirely for our sense of fashion. The plan was to create an eCommerce site that went above and beyond the typical Magento Go Site. Magento Go is an online platform for small businesses to create their online eCommerce store quickly, efficiently, and have their site look professional. With so many tools and functions within the platform, it’s a great way for smaller businesses to get started. DO made the platform work for the project by pushing the limits of the platform. We were able to produce a uniquely branded website that works well on both the desktop as well as in the mobile environment. DO gave the user a high-end feel on both the mobile and the desktop site, with simplicity that Collective Habit required to provide each piece a chance to shine no matter its price. The site was launched November 7th and can be found at We hope you take the time to check it out. We think you will be impressed that (finally) technology and fashion have come together.

LiveByDesign Nominated for Awwwards – Website Awards

By | agency life, awards, client testimonials, design, Digital Operative, product design | One Comment

Not a bad way to launch a new website by getting accepted into the website awards called Awwwards. This website awards website states they provide…

“The awards for design, creativity and innovation on the Internet, which recognize and promote the best web designers in the world.

Awwwards are the awards that recognize and promote the talent and effort of the best developers, designers and web agencies in the world.

An international jury made up of some of the most important designers, bloggers and Internet agencies, will evaluate each site by means of a strict system of evaluation; scoring it on a scale of 1 to 10 for its Design, Creativity, Usability and Content.”

From the founder Cesar Lang to Bobby Ghoshal for his creative prowess to the whole team at DO; we are very proud of this moment. If you like what you see on LiveByDesign, you can rate the website here.

LiveByDesign – High End Design Gets A Community Website

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LiveByDesign - website design by DO - product design website

When you think of high end design in the area of interiors, architecture, product, industrial, automotive and the likes; you think of brands like Ferrari, Cartier, Maybach and more based on your taste. Well what you need to keep in mind is that all of those brands were born from the brilliant creative minds of some of the best in the business. And those best in the business started somewhere, right? livebydesign will become the premier online network to connect budding designers to manufacturers, enable design enthusiasts to see what is next and enable retailers to tap into this great audience enabling commerce. Let’s do the math … community + creativity + commerce … equals real innovation. I had the chance to speak with Cesar Lang the CEO and Founder; here’s what he said:

So Cesar, what’s your vision for livebydesign?

To become the most valuable source of information and the world’s largest networking platform for the design industry. Give enthusiasts a full perspective on every existing and upcoming design by facilitating a direct communication line between designers, manufacturers, and sellers.

  • Empower enthusiasts to voice their needs and opinions to help improve or create new designs.
  • Offer designers the opportunity to market their work and to find manufacturers to bring their new concepts to life.
  • Facilitate communication between manufacturers and design enthusiasts, giving them the opportunity to satisfy needs, find new designs and broaden their distribution capabilities.
  • Maximize sellers’ market share by connecting them with manufacturers, opening capabilities and effectively selling their designs.

Cesar, how was it working with Digital Operative?

  • DO’s team of experts are always eager to help find better solutions for your project; their very organized system allowed us to always have great communication and input during the process. Working with them has been a great experience, and we hope to continue doing business with them as our website grows

So what do you guys have coming up? Any new partnerships? New features?

  • We just launched the beta version of livebydesign, and we already have over a hundred features to add in the near future: geo-tagging, improved company profiles, advanced browsing, selling capabilities for users, and much more. We are also looking to partner with a few organizations to help us build connections between all our users.

If you’re looking for a design community to tap into, are a product designer or just love design; head over to livebydesign.

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