Two Seattle design and development shops have merged, combining their expertise in software and user-experience design. Peak Systems, an app and Web development firm known in part for its hit photo app Diptic, acquired user-experience firm Produxs. Together they have about 40 employees and no layoffs are resulting from the deal. Terms weren’t disclosed.
The merger will help them better compete with larger tech design shops in the area.
In a release, Peak Chief Executive John Sloat said the deal creates a “one-stop shop for a client’s online and software business needs” and the companies “share a complementary view of the business world.”
Produxs, whose clients have included Microsoft, Qualcomm and Amazon.com, has moved from Fremont into Peak’s offices in Rainier Tower downtown.
They’re working on a new brand for the combined company, which ought to be an interesting exercise given all the designers now in the room.