We help our clients design and build software that people love to use.

We believe the best applications and websites successfully balance utility, simplicity, and beauty. We help our clients achieve this balance.

We helped Google design and build the future of retail inventory tools.

Young & Co hit home runs on every project. They partnered seamlessly with our team to bring apps to life swiftly and painlessly, and I can’t recommend them highly enough.

Joyce Lee

We helped improve Facebook’s tools for advertisers.

We helped Google improve Gmail for iPhone and iPad.

We helped Crew make team communication easy and fun.

When friends ask me to recommend a design firm I laugh and say nothing, because I want to keep Young & Co to myself.

Danny Leffel

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Reinventing inventory 
tracking with Google Diva

Every retailer is different, but they share 
a common problem: keeping track of inventory.

  • Is an item on the floor?
  • Is it in the back room?
  • Was it left in a dressing room?
  • Was it shop-lifted?

The Challenge

Improve the inventory tracking and restocking experience for retail stores.
of shoppers have been frustrated by an unavailable product in the last 12 months.
of frustrated shoppers become lost sales

Our solution

Enter Diva, a suite of RFID-powered inventory tracking tools that we designed and built in conjunction with Google and the retailer Chicos.

We led both the user experience design and front end development.

The Outcome

With Diva, every piece of merchandise can be tagged with a special RFID-enable hang tag that is constantly sending a signal to antennas located throughout a store.

These antennas constantly transmit the inventory data to a cloud service that, in turn, delivers the data to various end points.

We made something awesome for Facebook

Every retailer is different, but they share 
a common problem: keeping track of inventory.

  • Is an item on the floor?
  • Is it in the back room?
  • Was it left in a dressing room?
  • Was it shop-lifted?

The Challenge

Improve the inventory tracking and restocking experience for retail stores.
of shoppers have been frustrated by an unavailable product in the last 12 months.
of frustrated shoppers become lost sales

Our solution

Enter Diva, a suite of RFID-powered inventory tracking tools that we designed and built in conjunction with Google and the retailer Chicos.

We led both the user experience design and front end development.

The Outcome

With Diva, every piece of merchandise can be tagged with a special RFID-enable hang tag that is constantly sending a signal to antennas located throughout a store.

These antennas constantly transmit the inventory data to a cloud service that, in turn, delivers the data to various end points.

We made something awesome for Gmail

Every retailer is different, but they share 
a common problem: keeping track of inventory.

  • Is an item on the floor?
  • Is it in the back room?
  • Was it left in a dressing room?
  • Was it shop-lifted?

The Challenge

Improve the inventory tracking and restocking experience for retail stores.
of shoppers have been frustrated by an unavailable product in the last 12 months.
of frustrated shoppers become lost sales

Our solution

Enter Diva, a suite of RFID-powered inventory tracking tools that we designed and built in conjunction with Google and the retailer Chicos.

We led both the user experience design and front end development.

The Outcome

With Diva, every piece of merchandise can be tagged with a special RFID-enable hang tag that is constantly sending a signal to antennas located throughout a store.

These antennas constantly transmit the inventory data to a cloud service that, in turn, delivers the data to various end points.

We made something awesome for Crew

Every retailer is different, but they share 
a common problem: keeping track of inventory.

  • Is an item on the floor?
  • Is it in the back room?
  • Was it left in a dressing room?
  • Was it shop-lifted?

The Challenge

Improve the inventory tracking and restocking experience for retail stores.
of shoppers have been frustrated by an unavailable product in the last 12 months.
of frustrated shoppers become lost sales

Our solution

Enter Diva, a suite of RFID-powered inventory tracking tools that we designed and built in conjunction with Google and the retailer Chicos.

We led both the user experience design and front end development.

The Outcome

With Diva, every piece of merchandise can be tagged with a special RFID-enable hang tag that is constantly sending a signal to antennas located throughout a store.

These antennas constantly transmit the inventory data to a cloud service that, in turn, delivers the data to various end points.

Work with us

  • Opportunities to work on
    high profile projects
  • Flexible schedule
  • Great work / life balance
  • Competitive salary
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Health insurance
  • 401k

Current openings

Product Designer (SF)

Software developer (SF)

Product designer

We are looking for a motivated designer in San Francisco to help design and prototype beautiful products. Please include a portfolio and resume if you are interested in the position.

Responsibilities

  • Design world-class mobile and web applications.
  • Prototype interactions and userflows in order to communicate the nuances of a design.
  • Work closely with developers to implement designs.

Qualifications

  • A strong desire to create experiences that people will love.
  • A portfolio that displays design proficiency. Responses without portfolios will not be considered.
  • Proficiency with the standard design tools.
  • Technical skills a HUGE plus.

Software developer

We are looking for a motivated mid to senior level software developer in either Portland (preferred) or San Francisco to help build JavaScript-heavy web applications, with possible native app development. If you’re interested please send your resume and a link to at least one web or mobile application that you have built. Include a brief explanation of the role you played in building the app and the technologies used.

Required Skills

  • Advanced HTML5/CSS/JavaScript
  • AngularJS
  • Git
  • SQL and basic RDBS management
  • Comfortable at command line (hardcore IT admin skills not needed)
  • Experience with modern client development using nodejs or other build systems

Qualifications

  • Server side development (e.g. Java, Php, Python)
  • Previous experience building and delivering products from conception to launch.
  • Able to mostly self-manage work pace to meet deadlines.
  • Able to articulate original opinions about project specifications, architecture choices, etc.
  • Able to follow directions and specifications with the ability to 'read between the lines' and make good choices when things get vague.
  • The following skills are also highly desired: LESS or similar, flexbox layout in CSS, TypeScript, ECMAScript 6, jQuery, npm, Gulp, JIRA, Experience with a modern IDE, Unit and E2E testing, Server administration.