Our Purpose

Our name is inspired by our never-ending curiosity of this planet and beyond.

Our logo is of a sextant, a historical tool to measure the angle between an astronomical object and the horizon for the purposes of celestial navigation. It represents our guiding purpose of helping our client’s through the rough seas of technology to create something great.

Vintage ship drawing

The Lifestyle

We believe that we do our best work when we don’t take on too many projects at once.

We are very selective with our projects in an effort to not burn our team out. We want our team members refreshed and healthy so they can devote all their attention to their project and do their best work.

We love working with brands that lead with a moral compass, and with strong values around protecting and restoring our environment.

The Process

As industry veterans, we use a comprehensive design process comprised of lean UX methodology and consistent communication resulting in meaningful products with great results.

01

Strategy

We like to make cool looking interfaces and show off our great design skills, but before we get to all that, we like to look at your problems and set measurable goals. That includes careful planning, efficient whiteboard sessions, the creation of wireframes, and problem solving collaboration using our two decades of experience.

02

Concepting

After the strategy is set, our team collaborates to design a solution to meet your goals. You receive a functional prototype to insure your key contributors fully understand your vision. Interactive prototypes are a great way to land that next round of funding or close that next big customer.

03

Collaborative Development

Our designers closely collaborate with our developers throughout the process to insure our high-level of detail is not lost in development. We only work with trusted development partners here in the United States or clients with existing onsite engineers.

04

Refinement

Our obsessive attention to detail makes this final step the key to insure you have a professional app that sets your product apart from the amateurs. This includes pixel-perfect polishing, browser and responsive design testing, search engine optimization, and good communication methods to validate your product in the marketplace.

The Team

Our team is selected for their mix of creativity, reliability, good nature, and hard work.

Galactic Ideas’ main office is located across the street from the world-famous Sun Valley Ski Resort in Ketchum, Idaho though our team is distributed across the United States. We have supported remote workers with proven processes and services for nearly a decade using tools like Trello, Harvest, Slack, JIRA, Zoom, and Basecamp.

We are always on the lookout for talented designers and engineers to join our team.

Founder & Design Director

Leif Jensen

Starting his career in video game development, Leif transitioned into designing software as one of the early pioneers of modern Gamification techniques – applying video game mechanics in a business context to increase user engagement. Leif has spent the greater half of two decades growing startups with disruptive technologies and helping Fortune 500 companies retain their relevancy. He thrives on building user-driven solutions using innovative technologies with an agile approach, looking for areas to eliminate clutter and simplify. Leif founded Galactic Ideas as a way to formulate a dream team of individuals to design products and services that influence the world in meaningful ways that are also good for the Earth.

Leif Jensen, Galactic Ideas Founder

From our Customers

"Galactic Ideas proved themselves very talented, and excelled in their design work and organization. I was fully impressed by their final results."

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Ari Drougas
Marketing Director
Zenergy Health Club & Spa

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