Your business isn't cookie-cutter. You need a team that can go beyond cookie‑cutter development.
We are a highly selective team of designers and developers, capable of working with a wide variety of tools.
We're your partner for the more complicated tasks. We pick up where the standard dev shop leaves off.
Iterative, customer-focused design that creates products that are functional, usable, elegant, and most importantly: successful in the market.
A team with broad experience, well-versed in many languages, frameworks, and tools. We build robust software while meeting entrepreneurial budgets.
Expertise deploying analytics tools to understand customers, optimize product and marketing, and achieve rapid growth.
A flexible approach for rapidly evolving products, with tools that give you insights to prioritize and make smart product decisions.
Full Service: We do it all. No need to hire and coordinate separate agencies for design, development, and data/analytics.
Flexible Capacity: Scale your workforce up or down without committing to the high fixed cost of full-time employees.
Well-Rounded: We work with lots of different technologies, so our people are experienced to make the right engineering decisions.
Solid Code: Sensible architecture and managed technical debt—maintainable and extensible for rapid ongoing development.
U.S. + Offshore: Meticulous recruiting of offshore resources to work with our U.S. team, lowering costs without sacrificing quality.
Low Overhead: No trendy methodology or excess management—just practical processes with designers and engineers who understand your business.
E-commerce platform selling kids' shoes, accessories, and more. Operatic built and managed an enhanced and customized Shopify install.
Workout subscriptions for pregnancy and postpartum. Operatic designed and developed the apps, website, and analytics across several platforms.
Online local news publisher covering the northeast US. Operatic developed the website, ad stack, analytics, and custom content management tools.
Native mobile app for tracking golf statistics, sold as an in-app subscription. Operatic designed and developed the brand/logo, the app, analytics, and CRM.
E-commerce subscriptions for brain-friendly baby food. Operatic built the website on WooCommerce and integrated analytics with Segment.
Kitchen appliance that stores and dispenses ingredients for baking. Operatic wrote the embedded software, plus bluetooth SDKs for iOS and Android.
Inspection tools for multi-family building maintenance teams. Operatic designed and developed the brand/logo and the app.
Data and intelligence tools for evaluating doctors. Operatic designed dashboards and visualizations to communicate insights to customers.
Travis Hardman is the founder and principal at Operatic. He brings expertise in digital strategy, product management, user experience design, digital marketing, and software development.
Travis began his career in design and project management, managing web design and strategy projects for Playboy, Vizio, Nestlé, Cooks Illustrated, and many other well-known brands.
Through his design and project management work, Travis uncovered an affinity for technology, naturally drifting towards the more technically complex projects. He dove into coding, and has worked with many different web technologies and frameworks: Python/Django, PHP, Ruby on Rails, Node.js, and many others.
The combination of strategy, design, and tech expertise has served Travis well in developing new products and launching new endeavors. He has launched over 15 different digital businesses, from services teams, to venture-backed startups, to acquisitions/turn-arounds.
Michael DeSutter is the design director for Operatic, specializing in brand strategy, user experience design, and interactive design.
He brings over 20 years of experience, having worked with companies like Nestle, Target, Nike, Neiman Marcus, Discover, Toyota, Marriott, Sanofi, Merck, Pfizer, and GM to solve unique design problems.
Michael is a member of the board of directors for Beam Center, an organization dedicated to building communities of making and learning that enliven student curiosity, bridge the opportunity gap, and prepare youth for the way the world works.
When he’s not working, you can often find Michael working at his mixed-media art practice in his Los Angeles studio.
Andrzej Stanek is a full stack developer for Operatic with over 8 years of experience. Andrzej is a pragmatist who prioritizes simplicity and collaboration in his work. He enjoys complex problems and solving the challenges that come with them. He takes pride in delivering products tailored to customers’ needs.
Over the course of his career, Andrzej has completed a wide range of projects, from simple websites to complex ERP products, while leading teams of other developers.
Andrzej has experience working with cross-functional teams, including product owners, project managers, and quality assurance professionals, to deliver complex projects on time.
Andrzej is a lifelong learner. He constantly seeks to improve his skills and knowledge, staying up-to-date with the latest technology.
Denys is a full stack web developer with 4 years of experience in Java and 3 years in Node.js, including Express.js, React.js, TypeORM, and Fastify. He is also proficient in other back-end and devops tools, with experience in Docker, Django, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Firebase, and Google Cloud.
Denys excels at developing complex web applications from scratch, as well as inheriting and maintaining existing ones. His approach reflects a strong understanding of software engineering principles and best practices. He is experienced in working with cross-functional teams to deliver high-quality software products on time and within budget.
Denys is currently completing a master’s degree in technologies for mobile and cloud computing at the Polish Japanese Academy of Computer Science.
As a core personal philosophy, Denys believes that everyone should raise an exception in a child process, sort a binary tree, and build a house-hunting web application.
Alexey Fomin is a Software Engineer with more than 10 years of experience in web and mobile development, including front-end, back-end, and APIs.
Alexey has worked on several complex projects with high traffic loads and excels in architecting applications and optimizing to deliver the best user experience and performance at scale.
Tomasz Kowalski is a self-taught junior developer, working with Operatic as his first foray into professional software development.
Tomasz prides himself on a mindset of continuous learning. He is always experimenting with new technologies and programming languages. He enjoys collaborating with team members to create functional and efficient software. He is excited about the opportunities ahead and looks forward to contributing to the success of future projects.
I am a self-taught developer with a BE in Mechanical Engineering and a MS in Biomedical Engineering.
Through my degrees, I established complex problem-solving skills and a lifelong learning mindset that I plan to utilize as a software developer. My interest in coding developed through my engineering coursework, starting with simple data analysis in MATLAB, and evolving into creating full-stack applications using Python and MongoDB.
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