Standard Beagle Studio is a user experience design and development agency, headquartered in Austin, TX. Yee-haw!
We work with clients across the U.S. We believe strongly in a culture that empowers our team members to be their best, so they can love what they do and exceed our clients’ expectations.
Our Core Focus
What sets us apart?
We dig down until we find the bone of the issue.
We come up with ideas and lead the pack to a solution.
We implement our ideas and iterate on them to the perfect solution because that’s what we love to do.
Standard Beagle’s guiding values are the root of our culture:
- Dogged Curiosity
- Imagination & Creativity
- Empathetic Listening
- Quietly Confident
- Do the Right Thing
We are Design Thinking specialists who delight our clients with creative technology. Using our proven Beagle Signature Process, we bring our A-game with every interaction and every project.
Think you might want to join our team? Visit Standard Beagle Careers.
Giving back our time and being part of our community is a big part of what we do. We participate as members, board members, or volunteers for the following organizations:
- Austin Marketing Association
- Concordia University College of Nursing Advisory Board
- Metropolitan Breakfast Club
- Rotary International / Rotary Club of Austin
- Texas Women in Business
- YMCA of Austin
I highly recommend Standard Beagle Studio. They are easy to work with, and their pricing is fair and reasonable. They reworked my website after an SEO disaster, and it works beautifully now. They initiated security measures to protect the site, and made improvements I didn’t know were possible. I’m glad I found Standard Beagle. They really have jumped through hoops for me! – Paula Pierce, P. Pierce Law
Cindy Brummer, Creative Director and Founder, focuses on UX design, business development and company vision. She is a former TV news producer who transitioned into UX design in 2005. She is a UT grad (go Horns!), and her goal is to get better every day. (Ask her about the class she’s taking or the book she’s currently reading.) Her favorite part of her job is working with her team through the ideation process of discovery and design. Her least favorite part is squinting at spreadsheets. In her free time, she teaches UX/UI design as an adjunct professor at The University of Texas at Austin and coaches boxing as a Level 1-certified USA Boxing Coach for the YMCA of Austin.
Sally Tanner is account manager and UX designer. Sally joined Standard Beagle in early 2014. She works closely with most of our projects and clients, whether it be testing, writing content, or designing a landing page.
Sally has a passion for online marketing. From Pinterest to marketing kits — whatever your needs are — she can help you develop your media portfolio, from social to print. When she’s not tweeting, you can find her running her two very busy kids around the Austin area.
Andy Brummer is a stellar software architect, developer and system admin. He also serves as senior developer on our Agile team — mentoring the rest of the team to help them learn and stay challenged and providing input on how the team should tackle project tasks.
He tirelessly works to make sure all of the sites we work on are fast and in good working order. When he’s not developing websites and tweaking performance, he’s focused on gardening! He is an avid vegetable and flower gardener and has expanded his hobby into the Brummer family kitchen, where he starts seeds and cooks the food he grows.
Chris Blackmon is our lead developer who joined the team in October 2015. Originally from small town north of Houston, Chris grew up around some farm animals (even raised hogs for a few years) and has lived in Austin for over 8 years. Chris has a love of learning about the latest trends and discussions regarding modern web development and has a passion for CSS. A self-proclaimed movie buff, Chris enjoys spending time with his dog, Sherlock. His interests range from music to podcasts, and, like any good Austinite, he also enjoys being outdoors and running.
Amanda White is a UX designer who joined the team in August of 2019. You can find her hoping in to help design artifacts through out the client design process. She enjoys designing from ideation to prototype and creates mobile applications with friends in her spare time. She likes to live an active lifestyle, is often outdoors when the weather is cool, and is a foodie.
We know you want to ask us this (it’s the number one question we hear):
What is a Standard Beagle?
There was only one standard beagle to ever exist, and her name was Bennie. She looked like a giant beagle. She was actually a valuable — but lesser known — hunting breed called a Treeing Walker Coonhound. Because she was so large (and looked like a beagle) we joked that she was a “standard beagle.” When our founders rebranded in 2012, they chose that name for our company because it was unique and no one else had it. The “standard beagle” joke also captured much of the spirit of our company: fun, creative, quirky. Things are much the same today. Our team meetings are often filled with laughter and we still love talking about our dogs.
Bennie passed on in 2016, and we will never forget her.
We redesigned our website in 2019, and we know you missed this #tbt from the 2016 design (we loved it too):