Who we are, what we do, how we’re different from everyone else

Stotion is a design agency based in Provo, Utah. We specialize in making the things your customers touch and see more intuitive, effective, and fun to use. From websites and apps to billboards, brand strategies, and ad campaigns, we design from the ground up for your users first. All kinds of awesome flows from that.

Stotion is a portmanteau word, if you want to throw that down to win a bet sometime. It is built from Strategy and Emotion, which is the double helix of everything we create.

Why strategy matters

When you choose Stotion for your project, you are choosing a team of design strategists. Not just some guys with Adobe Illustrator who can execute beautiful designs. Our deep knowledge of digital marketing and UX strategies will make your site or landing page easier to find. More engaging. Harder to leave. And our technical strategies will make sure your project uses anything that can make it effective and competitive.  And avoids things that may be trendy but aren’t smart for you.

With the proper strategies defining the parameters and success metrics of the project, the creative team knows exactly what winning looks like for you from the start. This keeps their cycles of ideation and iteration moving in the right direction throughout the project. Which leads to fewer false starts. And lots more “Nailed it!”

Why emotion matters

Coupled with these strategies is our deep understanding of the emotional power of user-centered, task-oriented design. When you design for users who actually need to get things done, you trigger positive emotional responses and end up with something that people instinctively like, trust, and know how to use. It just feels right to them, but they can’t tell you why, exactly.

We begin by learning about the main tasks users will want to do on your site or with your app, and carefully construct user journeys that are smooth, free of friction, and intuitive for your users. Because we want people to be able to get specific things done with the things we create, we do a lot of user testing throughout the design process. We use various tools to study how quickly and successfully people can complete key tasks, and tweak things like color, size, placement, font, messaging, and imagery until they can blaze through the tasks with ease.

We also get to know you and your brand. What makes you special. The essence of your brand. The way you want your customers to feel about you.

Using the psychological factors that influence and shape online behavior, we build the right level of emotion into the whole user experience. The result will engage users intuitively, inspire action, make them believe in you and your brand, and ultimately make you impossible to forget.

Strategy plus emotion. That is the hallmark of every Stotion project. Ask any of our clients.

Let us design something powerful for you

We would love to roll up our sleeves, figure out exactly what you and your users actually need to be successful, and then design something powerful for you. It could be an enterprise application, a digital billboard, a new brand strategy, a complex website, or a multi-media ad campaign.

Or you might need something no one else has done before, ever. We live for that.

Give us a call today and let’s see what Stotion can do for you.

The Stotion Crew

Seth

Seth

Owner, Creative Director, Designer

Seth’s hair started turning gray in high school; the ideas (and hair) have been flowing ever since.
As the founder of Stotion, Seth has championed a powerful approach to design thinking and strategy that embraces business strategy, technological innovation, and behavioral psychology. His unique approach has proven valuable to billion dollar companies such as Google, Samsung and AmericanExpress. Seth’s work has garnered awards from AIGA and his custom fonts and imagery have been licensed by A&E Television Networks, Major League Baseball, and others. When he isn’t working, Seth likes to make all sorts of things —but he also enjoys collecting entomological treasures and exploring the world with his beloved family.

Hunter

Hunter

Senior UX Designer

No, Hunter is not a droid — but he is a machine. A design machine. Hunter has a passion and reputation for making things useful. He has been instrumental in the design and development of several large corporate websites, complex web-based healthcare systems, and innovative mobile apps. Hunter is a wizard at creating helpful automations and dependable systems. If you see Hunter in the wild, he will likely be wearing something over his ears; either for drumming to heavy metal music or discharging firearms at shooting ranges. He is also a casual gamer who loves hanging out with his wife, son, and Siberian Husky.

Matt

Matt

Director of UX

Matt is a well rounded creative that is bursting with new ideas. After school, he honed his skill and passion for conceptual design by designing book covers at Penguin Random House in Manhattan. Since then, he has gone on to thrive in user experience, branding, copywriting, and strategic messaging. Matt is an empathetic designer who finds clever and smart ways to make his designs enjoyable to use. He is a relatively good natured fellow, but cannot tolerate criticism of Tom Brady. For funzies, Matt likes to draw pictures, watch and play sports, and blow bubbles with his adorable little family.

Suzanne

Suzanne

Project Manager

When she first sprouted out of college, Suzanne worked as a landscape designer for a hoity-toity landscape management company. Over time, she grew into the neighboring field of project management where she has put down her roots and bloomed. Suzanne governs the team like a wise Ent, and tends to client needs with remarkable care. She can bike 100 miles like it’s nbd, speaks fluent Spanish, plays the violin, and can tell the difference between a spruce and a pine from a 10th of a mile away.

Alan

Alan

Developer

Alan has been coding software since around the time that Hypercolor shirts were a thing. Not content programming lo-fi games on his trusty TI-82 during calculus class, he moved on to bigger and better computers, eventually coding Perl, Java, and LAMP-stack, both front and back, on Windows and Mac. Most days he can be found walking and working at his treadmill desk. He also enjoys writing. Probably too frequently. Yes, that sentence was 100% adverbs. This sentence no verb. Perhaps most importantly, Alan is one degree from Kevin Bacon. Mmm, bacon.

Randy

Randy

Driver

Over the course of his career as a pilot, Randy has been to every US state except one. Randy is a trustworthy and dependable worker with tremendous drive. All of his trips as a pilot have been safe and enjoyable, except for one. One day, he hopes to participate as a pilot in an airshow and strike oil in the Rocky Mountains. Although he does not work at a computer, Randy used a computer before anybody else on the team was even born, except one.

You?

You?

Strategy + Emotion

We're always on the hunt for really bright individuals. See if you're a good fit.

The Stotion Culture

Stotion is something of an “un-agency” (not to be confused with a “nun agency”)

That is to say – there are some things that make us not-so-agency like. Compared to other agencies, we are small. We stay that way on purpose. We value the agility and responsiveness of our dedicated team. When we look to hire somebody new – we are extremely particular because not every talented designer will fit here. We also hold to the importance of a good work/life balance to the benefit of ourselves and the work we produce.

Some noteworthy perks: Monthly service projects. Sit-stand desks. Nap room. Flex time. Regular professional massages. Expert Trainings. Weekly team lunches.

This is a unique, collaborative environment where we all help each other progress, learn, have fun and do great work.

If you think you may be a great fit here, reach out and let us know. We are always looking to connect with the best and brightest.

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