What We Do

We are a full-service digital agency.

  • Strategy

  • Design

  • Development

We design, redesign and build digital products and platforms. We teach you how to use them. We make them faster, more stable and more secure. We work with you to expand, refine and maintain digital properties throughout their life cycles.

Our work is firmly rooted in user-centered design. We believe in testing assumptions, directly engaging stakeholders and always keeping users at the center of the process. Our engineering practice is Agile and collaborative. We support open source and regularly contribute to Drupal, JavaScript, Python and Node.js projects.

At the end of the day our work is about making meaningful connections with users, telling stories that matter and driving important change.

Strategy

At Aten, we describe the strategic process as encompassing everything that happens from early pre-contract conversations through business discovery and into information architecture and technical planning. Our strategic planning services include:

  • Stakeholder Surveys
  • User Surveys and Audience Surveys
  • Discovery Workshops
  • Audience Analysis
  • Audience Personas
  • Content Audit
  • Web Analytics Analysis
  • Content Strategy
  • Information Architecture
  • Sitemap and Sitemap Testing
  • Wireframes
  • Technical Planning

Design

We begin design as early in the process as possible, fostering close collaboration between our strategists, architects and designers with client teams. Our design services include:

  • Brand Strategy Consulting
  • Design Workshops
  • Comparative Analysis
  • Design Exploration (Mood Boards, Element Collages, etc.)
  • High-Fidelity Design Mockups
  • Responsive Design
  • Style Guides
  • Digital Branding Guidelines

Development

We are an Agile development shop. Our development services include:

  • Open Source Development
  • Drupal Development
  • Node.js Development
  • JavaScript Development
  • Front-end Development
  • Systems Integration
  • API Design and Development
  • CRM Development and CRM Integrations

Drupal Experts

We first started working with Drupal back in 2006 — with Drupal 4.7 — while seeking a content management system with both design flexibility and strong development tools. Since then, our relationship with Drupal has grown in just about every way possible. We maintain contributed Drupal modules, contribute to Drupal core, provide Drupal training, organize Denver Drupal meetups and Drupal Camp Colorado, and sponsor and speak at DrupalCon and Drupal Camps all over the world — to name just a few of the ways we are involved.


In It for the Long Term

We cultivate long-term relationships with our clients. Ongoing strategy, design and development services include:

Support

Our dedicated consulting team provides burstable, high-availability support services across all disciplines of our agency — from strategy and design to engineering and DevOps. We provide flexible support retainers with dedicated technical account managers to clearly identify and prioritize goals and tasks on an ongoing basis.

Training

From personalized workshops and one-on-one sessions to instructional videos and inline documentation, training is integral to everything we do. Get in touch to learn how our team can help yours get the most out of your investment in digital with personalized training.

Hosting and DevOps

We partner with top-tier providers to deliver scalable infrastructure across the full spectrum of hosting needs. Our hosting team provides additional performance tuning, up-time monitoring, DevOps and automation with flexible service contracts available.

We frequently partner with: