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Tenets of the Revolution
Pocket Revolution is a boutique design studio that operates based on its founders deeply held beliefs and values. Our designs are our way to contribute to the world, to help others find their footing in the murky waters of evolving technology, and come out ahead. We are passionate about every project we take on and believe that “taking it personally” is a compliment.

pocketrevolution mobile site on iphone

Every client is an individual entity and we absolutely believe in custom creation – automatisms don't do it for us and robots don't work for us. Each (mobile) app is uniquely developed to meet the goals of your business, incorporating your values, your priorities and your voice to the height of our craft. It’s our job to say what you want to say, it's our job to wrap it up in a timely fashion, and it's our job illustrate your biz needs with a genuine, visually pleasing message.

Individual attention is key to the way we do business. We pride ourselves on being reachable, approachable and patient.

If we were only in it for the money – we’d be on Wall Street. Our focus is collaborating on quality projects with people and businesses we believe in. Nothing excites us more than seeing our clients’ joy as they see the results of the process.

Honesty and integrity are words that get a lot of play in this world; and at Pocket Revolution, we take them to heart. We take deadlines and budgets seriously and are willing to dish out the tough love in telling you what we think about your current site or how much needs to be edited out in your distilled for your mobile app. We take on clients that we see potential in and can stand behind; and we do everything we can to help them reach that potential.

pocketrevolution president, Markus Hartel

Markus Hartel

(@hrtl) founder and president

Markus comes from a uniquely diverse background in the graphic industry, excelling in both the technical and creative. During the past 20 years, Markus has run and owned a substantial and successful print shop in Germany; he designs innovative graphics, logos and websites for his freelance clients in New York; he did photo retouching for large advertising agencies; he is an award winning, published photographer and spends his free time keeping current on the latest trends in digital technology, design and programming. His approach to creating a new project is to learn as much as he can about the goals of our clients, applying creative programming, eye-catching designs and his eagle eye for details to find the most effective solution possible. His German blood keeps him honest when it comes to neatness, efficiency and punctuality, traits that sometimes drive his partner crazy, but keep our clients very happy.

pocketrevolution Bridget Hayes, client relations

Bridget Hayes

Client Relations & Creative Advisor

The daughter of a serious computer geek, Bridget missed the techie gene. However, she did inherit her father’s love for problem solving and has combined that with her love of people to create a life spent serving others. With a background in writing and communications, Bridget has been an actress, a salesman and a high level personal assistant. What has really excited her over the years, though, is putting together new businesses. She has started a few successful ones of her own and has been the go-to person for friends and family in need of brainstorming, marketing or simply a good edit.

Every new client is a puzzle that begs solving and a large part of finding that solution is understanding each client’s unique needs. Her job is listening to what the client relates, reading between the lines to capture their vision, anticipating what they truly want and sometimes being the “lay person” to translate those discoveries to the technical team. To her, cracking the problem of capturing someone’s attention and communicating important details, within such a focused format (a mobile site) is like writing an Elizabethan sonnet (she has written quite a few). Every syllable counts and telling the story is the most important part.

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