2015 Recap: Hardin Design and Development

hardin-logoWith 2016 on the horizon and plenty to look forward to, the staff at Hardin Design & Development wanted to take a moment to reflect on a year of exciting new projects and fun, rewarding accomplishments.

2015 has been the most successful year in company history, and we attribute much of that to the impressive caliber of our staff, to which we’ve added some outstanding business and development talent. Our team is a key element to what makes Hardin Design & Development such a dynamic place to work, and without their superior dedication, teamwork, and tenacity, we wouldn’t be the company we are today.

As members of the technology and startup community, we are always seeking out avenues to increase the public’s awareness of the tech scene and to help other Madison startups. It’s been enriching to continue building bridges with local business representatives at many of the expos and events held around the city. There have also been many opportunities to really connect with the young minds of Madison through office tours and interviews and high school career fairs. Our most interesting platform for tech representation came in the form of the Redbull Soapbox Derby, where a team of our developers rocked out in Cincinnati, OH with a Futurama inspired design and now an epic story under their belts.

Our developers have been working hard on a wide variety of interesting projects this year. Some of the major projects include an online LSAT practice portal as well an iPhone application focused on real estate sales. Our diverse clientele allowed for many domestic and international adventures, and we can’t wait to see where we end up next. We’re looking forward to all the fun projects we have in the works!

As we look forward to the new year, Hardin Design and Development is enthusiastic to continue our passion for creating awesome mobile and web applications. If next year is anything like this year, it will mean mastering new technologies, growing our development team, enhancing our workflows and reinforcing our established partnerships while creating new ones.

2014 Recap: Hardin Design & Development

hardin-logoWith 2014 quickly coming to an end, and no work shortage in sight, the staff at Hardin Design & Development wanted to take a moment to review all that we’ve accomplished.

We experienced another year of growth and are excited to have impressive new programmers in the office. One of the things that makes Hardin Design & Development such a dynamic place to work is our staff. Without their superior talent, teamwork and tenacity, we wouldn’t be the company we are today.

We had a great time attending Madworks Crypto­Currency Hackathon in February and Forward Tech Festival in September. We also had the opportunity to connect with future developers and designers at the Madison Area Computer Science Job Fair. We also hosted a discussion about technology and diversity in the tech world with YWCA Madison’s YWeb Career Academy in December. As members of the technology and startup community, we are always seeking out avenues to increase the public’s awareness of the tech scene and to help other Madison startups.

Our developers have been working hard on some exciting projects this year including the launch of a dozen iPhone and Android applications, a software product focused on residential life management for university campuses, and new releases of our corporate real estate dashboard. We’re looking forward to all the fun projects we have in the works for the coming year!

As we look towards 2015, Hardin Design and Development is enthusiastic to continue our passion for creating awesome mobile and web applications. If next year is anything like this year, it will mean mastering new technologies, growing our development team, enhancing our workflows and reinforcing our established partnerships while creating new ones.

2013 Recap: Hardin Design and Development

hardin-logoWith 2013 quickly coming to an end, and no work shortage in sight, the staff at Hardin Design & Development wanted to take a moment to review all that we’ve accomplished.

For starters, we experienced another year of growth, 16% to be exact, and are excited to have impressive new programmers in the office as well as all of our smarter-than-average student interns. One of the things that makes Hardin Design & Development such a dynamic place to work is our staff. Without their superior talent, teamwork and tenacity, we wouldn’t be the company we are today.

We were thrilled to attend the Badger Startup Summit at this years Forward Tech Festival as well as TEDxMadison. We also had the chance to meet the future members of the tech scene while attending the UW-Madison STEM Fair and CS Career Fair, and having local high school students shadow our developers for the day. As members of the technology and startup community, we are always seeking out avenues to increase the public’s awareness of the tech scene and to help other Madison startups.

Our developers were busy launching websites and delivering mobile applications.
We’ve worked on some exciting project this year, including a mobile applications leveraging augmented reality, a software product focused on residential life management for university campuses, and an application to helps users obtain health insurance. We can’t wait to see what we can get our hands on next, and that our future projects remain as diverse and compelling as we’ve had in the past.

As we look towards 2014, we are enthusiastic about what’s to come. If next year is anything like this year, it will mean mastering new technologies, growing our development team, enhancing our workflows and reinforcing our established partnerships while burgeoning others.

Above all, Hardin Design and Development wishes to continue our passion for creating unparalleled mobile and web applications, because at the end of the day, that’s what we do best.

CityHack and CityCamp October 25-26

On Friday, October 25 join developers from Hardin Design & Development and Bendyworks in a civic hackathon to work on projects that make Madison a better place to live. Developers, graphic artists, and tinker’ers are free to team up with anyone present, or work on projects before the event. The Mayor is also willing to meet with any groups after the event, and set up meetings with necessary staff members. It’s free and will be held on the 3rd floor of Central Library from 9 am to 5 pm.

citycamp-300x1001On Saturday, October 26 the third annual CityCamp will bring together local government officials, municipal employees, programmers, designers, citizens, and journalists to share perspectives and insights about the cities in which they live.The focus of the 2013 Camp is rough consensus and running code, with a priority on deploying working systems.

The day will be broken up into two parts. In the morning we will have a series of sessions by members of the Madison community discussing project and initiatives they are involved with that are contributing to the Madison ecosystem. The camp begins with coffee at 9am and the first session starting at 9:30am and will take place at the Central Library. Register (free) here.

Hardin CEO Named To Under30CEO Top Entrepreneurs List

Hardin Design & Development CEO Jon Hardin was named one of the top 9 Young Entrepreneurs to Watch in the Chicago area by Under30CEO. Under30CEO launched a nationwide campaign this summer to discover the most promising young entrepreneurs from all across the United States.

Hardin Design & Development is headquartered in Madison and builds cutting edge iOS, Android, and web applications for companies including Mercedes, Toyota, Coleman Campers and FedEx. Earlier this year, Under30CEO named Madison one of the top 12 Places to Live and Work as a Young Entrepreneur.

CE Members Named Top People Under 40

Multiple Capital Entrepreneurs members were recently named to the InBusiness 40 Under 40 list, as well as the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s Forward Under 40 list for 2012.

Forrest Woolworth of mobile and social gaming startup PerBlue was the youngest person named to the 2012 InBusiness 40 Under 40 class. He is an original team member and current Brand Director of PerBlue, and is a Co-Founder and primary organizer of Capital Entrepreneurs. He joins Capital Entrepreneurs members Scott Kohl, Scott Resnick, Justin Beck, Dale Beerman, Sukara Sterling, and Nathan Lustig who were named to previous InBusiness Top 40 Under 40 classes.

Scott Resnick and Jon Hardin of web and mobile developer Hardin Design and Development were named to the 2012 UW Alumni Association’s Forward Under 40 list. The Forward Under 40 is a short list of top UW alumni that exemplify the Wisconsin Idea. Hardin serves as President and CEO, and Resnick serves as VP of Hardin Design and Development, and both are founding members of Capital Entrepreneurs.

CE Members to be Featured at Accelerate Madison

On Thursday, December 8th, Accelerate Madison is hosting a panel discussion featuring Capital Entrepreneur members, Brad Grzesiak of Bendyworks and Scott Resnick of Hardin Design & Development. Brad and Scott, along with Bob Vanden Burgt of Yahara Software will be discussing local resources for independent software design and development. They’ll talk about industry trends and cover a few case studies from their most important clients.

Other topics for the panel:

  • Trends in mobile apps
  • Going to the cloud
  • Taking ideas from concepts to implementation

Registration is free for Accelerate Madison members, and $40 for non-members/guests. Deadline for registration is today, so be sure to reserve your spot before 5PM. If you can’t make this month’s event, tune into the program via webcast here.

For more information and to register, go here.

Scott Resnick from Hardin Design & Development Feature

Capital Entrepreneurs member Scott Resnick from Hardin Design and Development was featured in the Wausau Daily Herald about his experiences running a cutting edge, high tech mobile apps development design shop.  From the article:

Even before Scott Resnick graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison last year, he already was working with companies such as MSN Money, Warner Bros., Disney and Rolling Stone magazine.

Resnick, 23, who is originally from Wausau, finished his degrees in legal studies and political science at UW-Madison last spring.

Instead of searching for a career in law or politics after graduation, Resnick decided to keep his full-time job of two years at Hardin Design and Development. Jon Hardin, 22, started the business while he was living in the basement of his parents’ house near Madison in May 2007, and he eventually moved into offices across from the Capitol in Madison.

Hardin Design and Development iPhone App Featured on Apple Commercial

Capital Entrepreneurs member company Hardin Design and Development creates custom iPhone apps for companies around the world.  With clients such as Coleman Campers, Crock-Pot and Saleen Mustangs, Hardin Design and Development is one of the top names in iPhone development.  Apple recently featured Hardin’s 29HD Network app in their newest iPhone commercial, available in Australia and Japan.  The commercial will debut in the US market shortly.

Hardin Design and Development Featured in Curb Magazine

Capital Entrepreneurs member Hardin Design and Development was featured in Curb Magazine last week.  Here’s a short excerpt:

Since the company’s birth almost two years ago, Hardin Design & Development has made iPhone applications for Madonna and Mercedes-Benz, Flash Widgets for MSN and Facebook pages for Disney. With names like Coleman, The New Yorker and Mazda requesting their services, company President Jon Hardin and Vice President Scott Resnick credit their success to their unique strategy.

“We figured out a core client base that we appeal to, we figured out a business model that works, and then we molded our company to be what the needs are of that client,” Hardin says.

You’d never guess by their client list that Hardin Design & Development began in the basement of Hardin’s parents’ home. In less than six months, the company moved above ground and into a fourth-floor office space on the Capitol Square.