Wanted: Talented User Interface Designer

Roket is seeking a talented User Interface Designer to be a part of our growing Pittsburgh team. 

Roket™ (roketco.com) is an entrepreneurial-minded product design firm based in Pittsburgh. We partner with startups and growing businesses to design experiences people love. Our expertise includes Branding, User Experience Design, User Interface Design, and Web Design and Development.

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Mission Planning: Roket’s Battle-Tested Design & Development Process

Would you pilot a rocket bound for the moon without any training?

Of course you wouldn’t. An astronaut spends years preparing his or her body and mind to take on that challenge. And although design and development are not quite as scary as being shot into space, they too can be overwhelming if you aren’t prepared.

For us, the process of preparing for a project is as important as the project itself, since one can’t exist without the other. The Roket process is client-inclusive and features tools to assist teams in extracting and documenting meaningful data, clearly mapping the path to success, and delivering solutions that solve real business challenges. From comprehensive Purpose-Built Websites to Intuitive UI/UX Design solutions for the seed-stage startup or the billion-dollar corporation, it’s the best way to ensure project success and client satisfaction.

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Two Stellar Years

We launched Roket two years ago today. During this time, we’ve made a name for ourselves as the “go-to” team for Purpose-Built Websites and Intuitive Apps.

Recently launched projects include: 360fly’s app and web ecosystem, the UpPrize Social Innovation Challenge and Thread’s new online presence.

With another amazing year under our space belts, we’d like to stop and say thank you to our partners and friends for their continued support. Here’s to an exciting third year!

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Branding UpPrize: The BNY Mellon Social Innovation Challenge

Roket was selected by The Forbes Funds to deliver the BNY Mellon Social Innovation Challenge to market. We jumped at the opportunity to put our firm’s entrepreneurial experience and brand skills to work to advance purpose-driven innovation in the Pittsburgh region.

UpPrize applies a new approach to community problem solving by supporting entrepreneurs whose technology had the potential to solve social challenges for the region’s nonprofits. Roket’s branding and Web development efforts included brand strategy and positioning, naming, brand identity design, website design, and front-end Web development for the Pittsburgh-based competition.

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One Stellar Year

We launched Roket one year ago today.

Our previous experiences as part of in-house marketing and product teams, large and small agencies, and scrappy startups shaped our mission. We saw that working with an agency, for most businesses, was a major pain. With their inflated costs, unnecessary bureaucracy, lack of speed and efficiency, and mediocre results—most agencies don’t deliver.

Roket was created to fix all of those issues and finally make working with an agency exciting, reassuring, and driven by business results.

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15+ Tools We Use to Help Startups Acquire Their First Paying Customers

For young startups, acquiring customers is a serious challenge. There are a lot of moving parts involved; it’s not just “business as usual.”

Like most entrepreneurs, you’re looking for product-market-fit, early adopters, and your first customers. These early adopters and first customers can provide the crucial feedback needed to get you to the next step in your product development and marketing outreach.

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How to Find, Capture, and Utilize Inspiration for Brand Creation

Quick & Collaborative

Starting on a new brand is exciting. The visual possibilities are endless, and the outcome is unknown. Because of this, it can also be overwhelming. To help you and your team move quickly toward the most appropriate solution, you’ll want a process for finding, capturing, and utilizing inspiration. Inspiration comes in the form of any visual artifact. It helps spark ideas, generate themes, and build consensus in a group.

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Launched: STEM Lunar Challenge

Roket Designed and Developed a Multi-City Crowd-Funding Platform for STEM Education

The Beginning

A startup veteran and space enthusiast, Richard Behana, approached Roket with his concept for a multi-city crowd-funding competition to benefit STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. Each city competes to raise the most money. The top city will be granted the opportunity to build a payload concept to accompany the next moon bound SpaceX rocket with Astrobotic, a Pittsburgh-based space robotics company.

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