Our Work

From insight through realization

Our work reflects the breadth of opportunities to constructively address the future. Whether tomorrow demands innovation driven by insights; strategy informed by equity; design engaged with empathy, or amazing products propelled by code — we’ll get you to where you need to be.

Our clients

  • AirBNB
  • BCG
  • Bezos Foundation
  • Bluescape
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Jane
  • Khan Academy
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Seattle CHildren's Hospital
  • Stanford University
  • University of Washington
  • USC Shoah Foundation
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Khan Academy

Leveraging research and storytelling to benefit historically under-resourced communities

Edtech Design Research + Strategy
See project


An integrated approach to supporting early learning

Social Impact iOS App Android App
See project

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Design Research & Strategy

Using equity centered design to improve Algebra 1 for students of color

Edtech Design Research + Strategy
See project

Pactful: Web Application

A social good innovation curriculum and tool for teens and educators

Edtech Web App
See project

Get Schooled: Responsive Website + Optimized Mobile Application

Technology at its best: widening access to college and career support

Edtech Responsive Website Mobile App
See project

Exploding Kittens

Turning the most-funded game in Kickstarter history into an app

Gaming iOS App
See project

Partners for Our Children

Helping nonprofits better serve vulnerable families

Social Impact Web App
See project


A powerful platform that allows teams to collaborate from any device, on a global scale

B2B iOS App Web App
See project

USC Shoah Foundation

Modernizing experiential learning with a place-based mobile app

Edtech iOS App Android App
See project

WEconnect Health Management: iOS + Android Mobile Applications

Applying the power of technology to empower people recovering from addiction

Healthtech iOS App Android App
See project

Jane: Responsive Website

Simplifying the complicated world of legal cannabis for customers

B2B Responsive Website


We see Substantial not only as app developers, but as thought partners.

Jennifer Gaze, Head of Smart Lab, USA, Mercedes-Benz

They have set the standard very high for themselves, for us, and for future hires that join our team. They are the benchmark against which we will measure future performance.

Socrates Rosenfeld, Co-Founder and CEO, Jane Technologies

Substantial provides a top notch team of developers and designers that can manifest your idea into an actual product - and teach you how to take their principles into the future.

Janet Verwolf, Technical Product Manager, WEconnect

Substantial had the fearlessness, and chops… There are very few companies out there that are experienced in creating large, interactive virtual workplaces. They quickly grasped how to translate our requirements into an executable, achievable, cost-efficient plan.

Demian Entrekin, Chief Technology Officer, Bluescape

Substantial did an amazing job taking a vague problem statement and turning it into an intuitive, innovative (and even beautiful) mockup and working prototype in a matter of weeks. Amazing!

Matthew Kropp, Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group

Let’s build a better future, together.