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Services

Parallel couples a strong, user-centered design process with a responsive Agile/Scrum development methodology to deliver intelligent, efficient, and beautiful applications to non-profits, governmental agencies, and the public space.

LAB

At Parallel, we believe that a portion of our time should be spent pursuing personal passions and exploring ideas from multiple directions. 10% of our work is devoted to volunteer work, experimentation, collaboration, hypotheses and the creation of multidisciplinary projects that bridge art installation, public space, information technology, and media design.


The projects highlighted here are a few we've been involved with.

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Parallel Public Works is a technology and design studio specializing in the creation of web applications, mobile apps, and software products for governments, non-profits, and public space.

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Pete Bjordahl

Founder

Pete Bjordahl

"My first real work out of college involved tinkering on a computer larger than a refrigerator."

Vanessa Williams

Account/Project Manager

Vanessa Williams

Maggie Garcia

Project Manager

Maggie Garcia

Andy Graydon

Public Art

Andy Graydon

"Working in public art can be like being a magician with one very long, slow, gradual trick that just kept unfolding before hundreds of people."

Becky Robbins

Usability & Information Architect

Becky Robbins

Jeremy Rasmussen

Director of Web Development

Jeremy Rasmussen

Pete Inge

Developer

Pete Inge

Nathan Harris

Developer

Nathan Harris

Juan Iglesias

Developer

Juan Iglesias

Clients

Our client list includes government agencies, non-profits, private industry, and public institutions.

Parallel was founded in 1999. Collectively our staff has over 30 years of design and web development experience.

UW

client

University of Washington

Web application development, UX design, online strategy

State of Washington

client

State of Washington

Content consulting, UX design, and application development for multiple departments

Oregon Metro

client

Oregon Metro

Custom application development

wsdot

client

Washington Department of Transportation

Custom application development

Northwest Biosolids

client

Northwest Biosolids

Design and development of CMS-based publishing system, Non-profit technical consulting

Seattle Repertory Theatre

client

Seattle Repertory Theatre

Fundraising services

Intiman Theatre

client

Intiman Theatre

Public space activation

Intiman Theatre

client

City Fruit

Application development

City of Seattle

client

City of Seattle

Application development

WSCC

client

Washington State Convention Center

Content consulting, UX design, and application development

RealNetworks

client

RealNetworks

Web application development, content consulting, IT support, and UX design

Microsoft

client

Microsoft

Content consulting and corporate presentations

ATT

client

AT&T

Content consulting and corporate presentations

paramount

client

Paramount

Graphic design and application development

GE

client

GE Heathcare

Application development for CT scan technology

harpers

client

Harper Collins

Design and video production

riverside

client

Riverside Publishing

Data visualization design

samsung

client

Samsung

Corporate presentations

ibm

client

IBM

Corporate presentations

HP

client

HP

Design

Cushman & Wakefield

client

Cushman & Wakefield

Design

Skechers

client

Skechers

Corporate presentations

JD Edwards

client

JD Edwards

Design

Design & Development

We use a phased approach as we move through projects that is always considering a user’s motivations, primary goals, and potential frustrations.

User-centered design/build process
  1. Strategy
  2. Discover
  3. Design
  4. Specify
  5. Develop
  6. Launch

Consulting

We help non-profits and governments navigate the technical resources and open source solutions that are available to them.

  • Content management systems
  • Fundraising tools
  • Cloud-based IT services
  • Communication tools

Strategy

  • Content consulting
  • Brand design and messaging
  • Search engine optimization
  • Analytics

UI / UX

  • Information architecture
  • Interactive prototypes
  • Group work sessions
  • User testing
  • Full design capabilities

Mobile

  • "Mobile-first" design approach
  • Responsive designs for multi-platform support
  • Cross device testing

Comprehensive media production

  • Audio
  • Video production
  • Print

Public space

  • Installations
  • Community engagement
  • Applications for public art

Product development

Parallel develops products and services for the government and non-profit sectors.

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