Substantial Overview

Number of Employees
Under 49
Minimal Budget
Average Hourly Rate
Year Founded
Substantial is a digital product studio that’s here to make it matter. We offer our clients best-in-class software that lowers risk and creates faster outcomes through strategy, design, and development for web, mobile, and connected devices. From Fortune 500s to emerging start-ups to non-profits, our values-driven company helps by solving real problems and delivering measurable business results.

We leverage immersive collaboration techniques and 10+ years of strategy, design, and development experience when working with clients like Google, Amazon, Mercedes Benz, and The Gates Foundation or long-standing partners like IDEO. We set everyone up for short and long term success – from initial concepts, to a go-to-market strategy, through implementation, all the way to support and maintenance.

When we started years ago, we wanted to do work that had longevity and significance in the world. At the end of the day, it’s because we care about the people we work with, the communities and people they work with, and developing more powerful ways of serving them. We're committed to building meaningful relationships, in order to learn, share, and support one another.

Our unique methodology gives our clients full transparency and access to every stage of development, because we’re working together as one team. We can pivot quickly and facilitate the type of knowledge transfer that simply cannot be done after the fact - meaning our clients are fully equipped to support their product in-house when the project is completed.

Organizations that benefit the most from working with us are:

Innovative and agile
- Conscious and/or transformational (with their products and their culture)
- Constantly researching and developing new products
- Demanding rapid results and excellence in product development
900 E Pine, Suite #202, Seattle, Washington 98122, United States

Areas of Expertise

  • Custom Frameworks
  • Mobile App Expertise
Custom Frameworks
Custom Frameworks
  • Ruby on Rails
Mobile App Expertise
Mobile App Expertise
  • iPhone

Substantial Clients

  • IDEO
  • Amazon
  • Capital One
  • Haworth
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Genentech
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Novartis
  • Dow Jones