Involution establishes operations on the U.S. east coast

by Dirk on January 19th, 2009 - Comments (0)

For Immediate Release

ARLINGTON, MA (U.S.)—January 19, 2009— Involution Studios, a software design consultancy based in Sunnyvale, California, announced the opening of a second studio location in Arlington, Massachusetts – just north of downtown Boston – today.

“Expanding back into the Boston area has been on our strategic roadmap for a few years,” said Dirk Knemeyer, CEO of Involution Studios. “We were waiting until our California operations reached a certain size, and until we found the right person to partner with and make it happen. In Juhan Sonin, we definitely found the right person to make this endeavor a success.”

Sonin, a Principal and the Creative Director of Involution Studios Boston, has built the design and/or development teams at four different companies, and led or contributed to digital experiences featured in places like The New York Times, BBC International, and on a list of PC World’s Top 100. His installations have graced locations as diverse as Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria), Georges Pompidou/IRCAM center (Paris, France) and the Miller Theater (New York City). Sonin lectures on product design and prototyping at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and has taught courses and given presentations at various other organizations, including the Harvard Business School.

“Juhan represents everything that Involution stands for in digital design,” said Andrei Herasimchuk, the Chief Design Officer of Involution Studios. “His emphasis on prototyping, truly understanding technology, and rigorous insistence on superior aesthetics will ensure that our Boston studio carries on and even extends the Involution tradition of creating the best software in the world.”

Sonin is joined at the Arlington headquarters by Knemeyer, who has physically relocated to the Boston area in order to lead the transfer of culture, process and methodology from Sunnyvale to Boston. Together they intend to build Involution Studios Boston into the finest software design studio on the U.S. east coast.

“There aren’t a lot of people you meet in life that you like, respect and trust enough to build a business with that you hope ends up defining your professional contributions to the world,” remarked Sonin. “From the first time we met, Dirk, Andrei and I had that type of chemistry, and it is thrilling to finally be embarking on this journey together.”

Involution Studios Boston is located in Arlington Center, just north of downtown Boston and less than five miles from Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the regional innovation and incubation hub in Cambridge. Located at 661 Mass Ave., Invo Boston continues the Involution tradition of designing the best software in the world while also boasting expertise in hardware and industrial design. For more information on Involution Studios Boston please contact the studio at +1 617 803 7043.

About Involution Studios

Involution is a software services firm headquartered in Boston. We deploy small and experienced teams to create or redesign complex digital products. Our client list includes Apple, Microsoft, Oracle, McAfee, Shutterfly, PayPal, and Yahoo.

For more information please contact Dirk Knemeyer, dirk@goinvo.com or +1 408 387 3690.

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