Where winning strategies ORIGINATE
Since 2010

Our Team

Our Team's Expertise

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Design, Strategy, UX

  • Website Design
  • Content Strategy
  • Startup Strategy
  • User Experience
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CMS, Mobile, Tech

  • Drupal and WordPress
  • Mobile Apps and Responsive Design
  • Salesforce, Other Tech
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Digital Marketing

  • SEO, PPC, CRO, Analytics 
  • Digital and Content Strategy
  • Digital Marketing Optimization
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Proactive Support

  • Web Hosting
  • Support Retainers
  • Digital Campaigns
  • Staff Augmentation

Some Technologies and Platforms We Love

Drupal
WordPress
Salesforce
Google Analytics
Google Tag Manager
Google Adwords
Facebook Ads
Moz for better SEO
Optimizely
Hotjar

Our Web Development and Design Process: Agile, Iterative & Incremental

Origin Eight In the News

  • "Irreplaceable Partner for Our Business - The team at Origin Eight (O8) has been instrumental in helping our company elevate our web user experience. From a website redesign, to ongoing customizations to CRO recommendations, we rely on this team to support us in managing a website that meets the various objectives of HelpSystems. Thanks for the hard work and killer guidance! Keep it coming." 

    Leila De la Fuente

    HelpSystems

    Leila De la Fuente
    Leila De la Fuente
  • "The members of the OriginEight team have been instrumental in developing two projects for us in the past six months. From a technical perspective, the quality of their work has exceeded our expectations but, just as important, they have been an incredible resource as we navigated the challenges of deploying complex projects in the midst of a broader institutional Drupal rollout. They've proved to be extremely responsive, creative, and responsible partners in the design, development, and deployment processes and I recommend them highly."

    Chris Scruton, Academic Technology Systems Analyst

    Office of Information Technology, University of Minnesota

    Chris Scruton, Academic Technology Systems Analyst
    Chris Scruton, Academic Technology Systems Analyst
  • "Origin Eight is very easy (and fun) to work with. They provide a lot of tools to help work collaboratively and work hard to understand our business needs. Great people doing great work."

    Thomas Jonas

    University of Minnesota

    Thomas Jonas
    Thomas Jonas
  • "Seth Viebrock and his team of developers have been a key asset in the development of our various online assets. I manage 30+ individuals on a variety of web properties. I can safely vouch for the abilities of the Origin Eight team. Their skills have helped us execute our strategic insights as we continue to climb toward new goals."

    Zach Urbina, SR Technology Director

    The Fix

    Zach Urbina, SR Technology Director
    Zach Urbina, SR Technology Director
  • "We couldn't have done what we did without the significant contributions from Origin Eight. You guys were responsive and helpful, and dedicated to the project. You all performed wonderfully."

    Tunde Giwa

    The Juilliard School

    Tunde Giwa
    Tunde Giwa
  • "We hit deadlines and came in under budget. Website visits have increased 40% since our launch in December and our conversion rates have tripled!"

    Naomi McDonald

    Technological Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota

    Naomi McDonald
    Naomi McDonald
  • "The team at Origin Eight has exceeded my expectations throughout every phase of our project. Their talent runs deep, from design and development to project management — they have been a pleasure to work with and put me at ease knowing our site is in such capable hands."

    Sarah Bartlett

    HelpSystems

    Sarah Bartlett
    Sarah Bartlett

Open Source Contributions & Community

Our team loves open source! One of the projects we contribute to most is Drupal. Find out more about us and our contributions on our Drupal.org page.

One of the conferences we sponsor every year is the Twin Cities Drupal Camp. We love being a part of the community: speaking, learning, seeing old friends, meeting new people, and contributing however we can.

Drupal Contributions

Our Locations

Who We Are

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota with a Midwest work ethic, we hire the best talent independent of location, allowing us to deliver the best expertise, scale quickly, and work just as well with you remotely as we do with our local clients. 

Many reputable companies with mission-critical business needs put their trust in Origin Eight. Clients come to us from other vendors who weren't sufficiently responsive, failed to follow best practices, or did not deliver a solution that drives business value. We frequently rescue websites, often from digital agencies who focus more on creative than technical, who didn't have the tech savvy, technology specialization, and infrastructure to deliver a high-quality, functional, maintainable product.

Not only do we do things right, and we do things better – best practices are right only 50% of the time. For the other 50%, we back up our assumptions with extensive data, analytics, split testing, optimization concepts, persuasive psychology principles, brain-based research, and conversion tactics. It's in our DNA.

We’re good, personable people who care about our clients, the quality of our solutions, and each other. We're a fun, young-hearted team who places client services at the top of everything we do. 

We incorporate expertise and elegance into our infrastructure, toolset, planning, processes, and the final solutions we create together.

 

 

Your Growth, Design, Support, and Strategy Team for Hire

As your growth team, we offer a holistic digital marketing and growth acceleration solution for new and existing websites, digital marketing campaigns, or your digital strategy as a whole, so that you can save time and focus on your daily responsibilities.

As your design team, we design websites, landing pages, and ads that convert. With Origin Eight, you don't just get beautiful designs – you get workable solutions that drive business value. We are truly user-centric and customer-focused, basing our design on neuromarketing and conversion optimization research. We do user testing, pull insights from analytics, implement surveys, look at heat maps, and watch "mouse movement recordings" of people trying to use websites. In short, we test our designs to ensure that they are highly-usable and actually working the way they are intended to. 

As your proactive support team, we're just as adept at digital marketing as we are at technology, so our support becomes much more powerful, proactive, and time-saving than what you may traditionally imagine when you hear the word "support."

We're strategic and proactive advocates for our clients, helping you understand where to get started on your journey towards further business growth through digital mediaWe integrate tightly with client teams, augmenting your staff with ours. We sometimes say that one of our greatest offerings is our clients' ability to "rent our brains", essentially making their own "mind space" bigger and better, thus making our clients better at what they do and look great to their bosses!