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Just like a symphony orchestra, a creative agency depends on the collaboration of its team members to provide its audience with the best performance that they will ever witness.

Meet the Conductor, the Project Manager

The project manager is much like the conductor of an orchestra. It is his responsibility to see through the project from start to finish, and his mission to assist and guide you through each step of the creation of your project.

His responsibilities include:

Meetings

Throughout the creation of your website or application, the project manager will schedule multiple meetings with you. These meetings are a great way to get to know your project, and also serve as a way for you to remain in constant communication with the kantaloup team. After all, it’s important to remain closely involved in your project.

The Building Process

Once your project gets the green light, the conductor starts to enter his stride. The task at hand is to create a realistic schedule around other active projects, so as to optimize the teams time, and meet the every single client deadline. It’s no simple feat juggling so much at once, but he knows the final result is well worth the effort.

Launch Day

Once the development of the project has been completed, tested, and approved, the project manager moves on to the final step of the website creation process. He ensures that all loose ends have been tied up, including any special work for you, that all SEO has been properly optimized, that there’s no missing content nor images, and that every last little detail has been handled. Once our 83 point inspection is complete, we launch the project.

The Follow-up

You may assume that the project manager forgets all about your project once it’s completed, but you’d be wrong. The project manager also maintains a growing portfolio of completed projects. He’ll make sure that the website remains in good health, and he’ll always be happy to answer any of your questions, no matter how long ago the project was completed.

Meet the Percussionist, the Web Designer

The web designer assumes the role of the percussionist in our metaphorical orchestra. It’s his creative flair that will serve as the underlying aesthetic of your project, and therein determine the general direction of your website or application. His presence can be felt throughout the project, much like you feel the bass of a drum throughout the symphony.

His responsibilities include:

Meetings

Perfect understanding of your project is absolutely crucial to obtaining the standard of work that kantaloup provides. Along with the project manager, the web designer will be present in all of the initial meetings with the client. It’s important for the web designer to communicate directly with the client, so that every little detail is picked up, and any potential issue is flagged at the soonest possible moment.

The Design

The design phase of any project can easily be the most challenging part. Transforming the client’s ideas into realistic and achievable design, while striving for the best user experience possible, all while keeping focus on the ultimate goals, is what makes the web designer earn his merit as a truly indispensable tool in kantaloup.

User Experience

User experience is the art of website navigation. It’s all about optimizing the flow of your content, so that you can influence the user’s eyes where to go, step by step, down your website. It’s about making each piece of content worth its place on the page. The web designer knows what works and what doesn’t. He knows how to put the odds in your favour that your users will stay on the page longer, and explore other pages.

User Interaction

The web designer will make sure that when it comes time to interact with your users through forms, modal windows, or notices, nobody will end up leaving because it’s too confusing, complex, or annoying. Whether it’s pages upon pages of form data to layout, or simple authentication forms, the web designer will structure the content as optimally as possible, so that your users receive the most convenience website experience possible.

Meet the Violinist, the Web Developer

The web developer earns the title of violinist in our orchestra. His instruments sound blends soothingly with the rhythm of the drum, and it’s his artisan ability that can turn such a complex instrument into such a beautiful sound.

­His responsibilities include:

Analysis

It is the web developer’s job to help analyze projects. Thanks to his experience and technical know-how, and also thanks to good communication within the kantaloup team, the web developer is able to provide an accurate and detailed analysis of the project at hand. From a programming standpoint, he knows what will need to be done to achieve the needs of the project.

Programming & Development

The web developer takes charge of the project as soon as the design has been passed on from the web designer. From that point on, the project enters the wonderful world of web development, and the project is built from the ground up. It’s the job of the web developer to ensure that your project is runs well, is fast, is reliable, and works properly across all sorts of devices.

Support

Nobody knows your project better than the guy who created it. That’s why the web developer will work closely with the project manager to check up on completed projects, ensure that websites and applications are living healthy lives, and that no surprises will creep up on anyone. All updates and modifications to your project will pass through the same web developer who created it, so that the underlying code behind your project remains clean and structured.

Now that we’ve revealed the inner workings of this wonderful orchestra, please enjoy the show.