We’re a small, tightly integrated team of skilled professionals who design and build amazing enterprise applications. We leverage cutting-edge technology and thoughtful, detail-oriented design to create unique and impactful experiences catered to your unique audience.

Process

  1. Discover & Organize

    Our teams work together to discover your business, your goals, and your people. We craft unique solutions that empower technology to work for you.

    Everything we do is driven by user research. Our skilled information architects use ethnographic research techniques to personify your audiences and organize your content.

  2. Design & Adopt

    Our talented user experience artists design and plan beautiful app themes that radiate with a unique sense of personality and subtle detail.

    Your app experience should be easy, findable, and self-sustaining. Through thoughtful design and planning, we build interfaces that entice users to adopt, discover, and collaborate.

  3. Develop & Excel

    We develop hand-crafted solutions from the ground up. With an eye turned to even the tiniest of details, we pride ourselves on the polished and cohesive experiences that we build.

    We create lightweight solutions that excel at bringing content to your users as fast as possible. We use HTML5, CSS3, and ES6 to enhance the interactive app experience.

  4. Access & Respond

    Our standards-compliant front-end solutions provide access to users of all kinds. From search optimization to screen reader keyboard control, your app content is open to anyone, anywhere.

    Our app themes respond to an ever-changing mobile landscape. Responsive design techniques allow your content to shine on the screens of today, and adapt to the devices of tomorrow.

Meet the Team

Kyle Schaeffer

Kyle Schaeffer

Kyle has been designing and building enterprise software for over a decade. With a B.S. in Information Systems and a background in design, he explores the interactive science of app development, user experience, artificial intelligence, data science, and machine learning. As co-founder of Spiritous, he leads a team of researchers and developers who build cutting-edge enterprise technology for clients around the globe. Outside of work, Kyle tries his hand as an amateur woodworker, musician, writer, and outdoorsman.

Erika Hottle

Erika Hottle

Erika holds a B.A. in Anthropology from The College of William & Mary in Virginia. Erika uses ethnographic research methods to study audiences and their behavior. As co-founder and Director of Information Architecture at Spiritous, she represents the human element as it applies to all aspects their projects. She works with both art and technological teams to ensure the needs of target audiences are being thoughtfully considered. In her spare time, Erika enjoys turning off her computer, playing guitar, hiking, gardening, and playing fetch with her dog, Mighty.

David Burgess

David Burgess

David Burgess is a web developer who calls Shenandoah Valley home. He has been building software since graduating from James Madison University in 2009 with a degree in Computer Science. David’s experience developing software ranges from automating QA processes for government agencies to building online servicing platforms for a Fortune 500 bank. David considers himself a polyglot and teaches computer science to a remote rural high school in his free time. He can be found outside of work chasing nerdy fun like virtual reality or learning to build intentionally terrible robots with his nephews.

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