Thoughtful solutions for startups

Startups are under immense pressure to deliver valuable products with limited funding. Short runways and a wide range of needs require aggressive deadlines and expectations.
Design Like You Mean It is here to help overcome your biggest challenges. Together, we'll take a proactive approach to product planning, validation, and design for the optimal solution.

How we can help

With over 30 years of experience in product design and development, we provide flexible and collaborative support for early stage and scaling startups. Our proven approach delivers personalized services from custom pitch decks to rapid prototypes.

Rapid prototype

We'll translate your product vision into mid-to-high fidelity screens that prove viability. Use your prototype to speed up development or secure investment.

Rapid prototype

User research

Make evidence-based decisions using quantitative and qualitative data to align product market fit. We'll help you use research to achieve business outcomes that focus on customer needs.

User research

Investor pitch deck

Show off your business's potential for growth with a refined pitch deck. We'll help you craft a story to communicate market opportunity and product vision.

Investor pitch deck

Brand guide

Together we'll craft your brand's unique identity and articulate it in a visual guide. Brand guides help express your brand voice, create a professional presence, and capture your audience.

Brand guide

Add an expert to your team

We offer strategic development, moderated user research, and visual prototyping. Select a package and schedule a call with us to discuss your project. 


Validate your product idea with a clickable prototype and user research.

  • User interviews
  • Concept testing
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Get support crafting your digital product’s early-stage strategy and development.

  • Strategy workshop
  • Product plan
  • MVP roadmap
  • Rapid proof-of-concept
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Align on your company’s visual assets, like branding, pitch decks, and more.

  • Brand guide
  • Pitch deck
  • Prototypes
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Custom Package

Sometimes one size doesn't fit all. We'll help you create a customized strategy according to your business goals and customer needs.

Contact Us

We deliver:

  • UX/UI design
  • Animation
  • Design systems
  • Style guides
  • Design workshops
  • Native mobile apps
  • Frontend frameworks
  • CMS platforms
  • CRM platforms
  • DataVis dashboards
  • Backend systems
  • Environment/system setup

Who we work with

We empower teams of all sizes — from enterprise-level organizations to early-stage startups.


We'll work with you to support your early-stage founders. Reach out to us to learn how we can collaborate.

Need some assistance?

Book a one-on-one coaching session with our team of experts at $150 an hour.

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