Global UX Design Firm Idean Opens Austin Studio


PALO ALTO, Calif., — March 11, 2014 – Idean, a leading international creative design agency specializing in user experience, today announced it has opened an Austin office with plans to expand its staff by the end of the year.  Idean works with Fortune 500 companies, Silicon Valley startups and venture capital firms, with a growing client base in Austin-based Silicon Hills.

“It’s good to see a global design agency like Idean putting down roots in Austin, a fantastic place to find and attract creative talent, this is why IBM has established its main design studio in Austin. Idean does amazing UX work and will be an exciting addition to the growing local tech and design ecosystem,” said Pierre Henri Clouin, Program Director, Strategy and Operations, IBM Design.

Idean has perfected the art of creating an amazing user experience because improving the bottom line happens when users connect with the product. Idean designers strategically accelerate the product design and development process to help brands become invaluable to their customers.

The Austin market is part of a strategic expansion plan with additional growth and more North American design studios forecasted for 2014.

“We are selectively implementing a growth strategy which allows us to open centers in high growth areas. Austin is a logical location because it’s a hotbed of amazingly talented designers and coders. We are extremely excited to open up a design studio in Austin because the city’s culture fits perfectly with our values at Idean. We look forward to continued growth and ability to deliver some serious UX awesomeness,” said Risto Lähdesmäki, CEO, Idean.


About Idean

Idean is a Finnish design agency dedicated to delivering the best possible user experiences. Founded in 1999, Idean has worked with thousands of clients around the world to maximize the value of their digital solutions. According to Forbes, Idean has created a diverse, fun, flexible learning and development environment. Idean has offices in Palo Alto, California, and Helsinki and Tampere in Finland. The growing Idean team of world-class experts is passionate about creating unique, cutting edge digital products and services.