Founded in 1990, BIT Studios is a Chicago web design and development agency with a long successful history with larger projects. Our skills also include user experience (UX) design, project management and Internet marketing.
In the early days, our focus was purely on custom software development. In time we recognized the demand for a full service agency that could provide our clients with everything they need to generate bankable results. So we began offering a comprehensive suite of services: web design, web development, SEO, PPC management, email marketing and web analytics.
In 2005, BIT Studios became one of the first companies to adopt UX/User Experience design as its main approach to projects. UX allows our professionals to quickly prototype, test and improve new websites before they’re built out, saving time and money.
In 2006, we were early adopters of conversion optimization, using the concept to expand our own business and those of our clients.
Our clients include: Toshiba, Trinity Health, Saint Mary’s Health Care, Advantage Health, Northshore University Health System, Plato Learning, Hewlett Packard, Stanley Steemer, National Heritage Academy, Vance Publishing, Verisign, Alltel, Pfizer and more.
Jeff Thompson started his career in IT while living in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1999. He has managed projects and teams across multiple continents.
Jeff is responsible for strategy and direction of BIT Studios and is very involved in client projects. His expertise is in solutions strategy, conversion optimization & requirements documentation.
Prior to joining BIT Studios Jeff spent 3 years in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Russia as a business consultant. Jeff has worked on dozens of projects ranging from very large and complex custom development projects to more simple but still important lead generation websites.
Chief Technology Officer
Ivan studied IT in Russia and starting working as a programmer in 2000. He then became a system analyst, business analyst and quality assurance analyst at one of the largest offshore software development companies in Russia- Novosoft. He continued developing his skills in project management, handling large teams of developers and system administrators.
Ivan has been with BIT Studios since 2009, managing our developers, designers, and analysts. He brings to each project his strength in content management systems, mobile technologies, CRM and document workflow systems.
Andreea is a dynamic, adaptable and results-oriented Computer Science graduate. She graduated from university as a programming analyst in 2008. Andreea then worked in IT positions but soon realized that her true passion is designing beautiful and user-friendly websites, so this has become her full time career. She is loving every minute of it!
As a a meticulous and responsible business analyst, I'm involved in projects every step of the way, from the initial idea to the fully working application or web service. My main duties are:
1. Assist you on the project initiation stage:
- Define project goals and scope in a Vision document.
- Draw business-level process maps in BPMN notation.
- Write business use cases, if necessary
- Design information architecture
2. Provide detailed functional requirements for the website or application in a use case specification (UML).
Saint-Petersburg State University
Master of Philology
Director of Internet Marketing
Anton has many years of experience providing our customers with the best search engine ranking possible through a combination of proven strategies and techniques that fully optimize your website according to the keywords that best represent the products and services you sell. He keeps up on all of the latest search engine changes to ensure the best results while maintaining a solid white hat profile.
“I wanted to thank you and your team for job well done with our web site project. “
“BIT Studios has been our preferred web design company since 2002 and there is a reason why we continue to come back to them. The site design for RJR Regulatory Solutions was exactly what we envisioned and they did a great job turning our early concepts into a professional website.”
“The service we receive is top notch and the project managers and developers really work with you to make sure every last detail is perfect. We are extremely pleased with the insight and diligence that BIT Studios to projects to help our business continue to grow”.
“From the needs analysis to the finished product, Bit Studios anticipated and headed problems off before they happened.”
“It was important to us that new and regular users be able to orient themselves quickly, and find what they need in a matter of seconds. The new design does that.”
“They understand how to run the development process from the strategic communication level down to the nuts and bolts of making digital communication intuitive and useful for an audience that is not necessarily Internet-savvy.”
“We were very impressed with BIT Studios’ process.”
“This was our company’s first foray into open source (Drupal) as well as a first in utilizing an outside agency for the development. A great project, a well-received website and more in the pipeline.”