We are an interactive studio focused on partnerships to create exceptional experiences.


This is how we get here.

We value balance. For a project to truly surpass the expected, creative and technology need to work collaboratively, not compete. Our team offers outstanding strength in both. 

Our process is fluid. We work with our partners, not for them, and we refuse to chain ourselves to the rigid confines of a traditional agency. If your start-up needs more personal input, we jump right in; whatever your agency needs, we'll be there. 

As we are building a genuine connection with you, together we are creating a genuine brand connection for your consumers. Our endeavor to see your vision as you do (we are not strangers to Skype, phone and face-to-face) and our commitment to developing the best possible encounter for your customers with your digital product, play an important role in creating that authenticity.

Quality is our best friend. Since 2004, our team has created over 200 projects, from aspirational niche brands right through to Fortune 10 companies. Being a recognized leader in the industry, we speak regularly at conferences, have won numerous web awards, and been featured in key industry publications. 

We own ourselves. And we love that! We can keep your dollars directly in the project instead of passing on a share to our boss's boss's boss's boss.

We are passionate about our craft. Transforming your idea into a great experience is what makes us happy and we won't stop until we get there.

Let the collaboration begin.




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    • Design
    • Development
    • Brand Sites
    • Micro-Sites
    • HTML 5
    • CSS
    • Java Script
    • Rich Media Banners
    • E-Commerce
    • Content Management Systems
    • Online Analysis
    • Web Strategy
    • Online Media Kits
    • Market Positioning
    • Email Marketing
    • 3D Design
    • Animation
    • Motion Graphics Design
    • Video Production
    • Sound Design
    • Original Score
    • Photography
How We Work
Information Architecture/

The first technical phase of the project where we plan out the hierarchy of the content and establish the main navigation and basic functionality, this will be laid out in a site map and wire frames. All content for the site will be set at this time.

Discovery Phase/

During the discovery phase we explore all possibilities of what the project could be and put ideas on the table to make the project a success. You then choose the direction/idea you would like to go forward with and we apply this to the design.

Initial Design/

In the first round of design we lay out three directions with two to three pages per direction. Each direction has a separate look and feel of the project to give you a wider view of what the project could be. You choose one direction and provide feedback on changes, edits, like/dislikes and any necessary additions.

2nd Round Design/

In the second round of design we provide you with the chosen direction with all feedback addressed along with three additional pages of the chosen direction. 

A second round of feedback is given here and applied to the third round and final round of design.

Production Approval/

At this stage of the project all feedback from the first two rounds has been applied. Once the design is approved we begin production of all the pages for development. This approval signifies acceptance of all look, functionality and content presented. All design and/or functionality changes after this point are open to change orders.


During the production stage of the project we build out all the pages/templates for development and present one last time for approval to build. After the approval of pages we go into ‘Silent Mode’: there will be no updates to design or reviews at this time.  Any updates needed will be provided via the project manager. 

QA / Beta/

All stakeholders are presented and functional as if it is the finished product. This is the first time the project is presented in a coded environment. We go through the site to make sure all design is matching the approved comps and that all functionality is correct. Browser testing is done at the same time as well as populating of content. Additionally, you will review internally to make sure everything is correct and provide a list of any necessary adjustment.  Adjustments should not have any major impact on design or functionality.

Final Edits/

After the beta review we present all changes to the site as agreed upon and metajive makes adjustments as requested. Once approval is given we proceed with launch.


Launch is different from project to project as deployment mediums vary.

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Let the collaboration begin.