What We Do

We specialize in User Experience Design, Mobile Application Development, Innovation Consulting and Brand Experience and Strategy in business and consumer markets. Clients come to ÄKTA from across all sectors for the answers and results they’re looking for to drive success.

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Our Work

Our work reflects an unwavering focus on the art and science of humanistic experience design. We build for a constantly growing array of technology platforms, but tailor our approach based on a deep understanding of your business and customers. Your goals guide us as we us logic and data to break down complex tasks and reconstruct them as basic as human interactions.

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Raise Mobile App

From the initial user research phases to execution, the groundbreaking mobile app opened Raise to an entire new audience in a market ripe for disruption.

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The Mobile Shift: Is Your Company Ready?

People and their mobile devices are interacting with the world around them through beacons, NFC, ApplePay, Internet of Things. Are you building personalized and contextualized digital user experiences?

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ÄKTA in Motion

A behind-the-scenes look at the people and culture of one of the fastest growing companies in the country.

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Getting to know Mr. President

Get to know our new company President, Jimmy Bremner. In this short Q&A session, he talks about not taking anyone for granted, grabbing beers on a Friday afternoon with teammates and the importance of file backups.

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Reboot Stories: Grainger Solves Complex User Experience Problems

ÄKTA Executive Chairman Dean Debiase interviews Grainger President Court Carruthers about how large companies can thrive with optimal, if complex, user experience strategies.

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ÄKTA works with leading global brands and emerging growth companies to discover new opportunities, define intelligent user experiences, design innovative digital services and bring successful products and applications to market.
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Engagement Experts

Over the years, we’ve helped clients of all sizes, from local startups to multi-billion dollar global brands, to launch hundreds of applications, digital products and multi-platform services. Our design-led development process is centered on digital engagement, with a concentration in mobile, but we're powerfully platform agnostic.

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Latest Insights
ÄKTA and United Airlines
Mobile-Centric Future of Travel at United Airlines
ÄKTA

United Airline's mobile strategies are dramatically improving customer experience at home or work, on the plane, and at the airport.

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ÄKTA President Jimmy Bremner and Family
ÄKTA's Jimmy Bremner: Getting to know Mr. President
ÄKTA

Get to know our new company President, Jimmy Bremner. In this short Q&A session, he talks about not taking anyone for granted, grabbing beers on a Friday afternoon with teammates and his love for flying planes.

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ÄKTA CEO John Roa, Grainger Americas President Court Carruthers, ÄKTA Executive Chairman Dean DeBiase
Grainger Solving Industrial Grade User Experience Problems
ÄKTA

Grainger has built one of corporate America top digital teams focused on innovation in mobile, UX & ecommerce. They solve complex user experience problems by investing in technology and empowering their people.

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AKTA-goingmobile
The Mobile Shift: Is Your Company Ready?
ÄKTA

People and their mobile devices are interacting with the world around them through beacons, NFC, ApplePay, Internet of Things. Are you building personalized and contextualized digital user experiences?

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News

Jimmy Bremner
ÄKTA spreading “digital hope” in 2015
John Magpantay

ÄKTA is one of the many Chicago-based companies with a strong commitment to give back to the community. Featured in this On The Table 2015 conversation…

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ÄKTA in Austin
News Release: ÄKTA Expands into Austin
John Magpantay

ÄKTA retained by Austin-based Artificial Intelligence leader Lucid Holdings CHICAGO (May 18, 2015) – ÄKTA, a digital innovation, design & development agency based in…

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AKTA New HQ
Breaking Ground On ÄKTA’s New Chicago Loop HQ
ÄKTA

We’re moving into a new HQ this summer! The new office will quadruple the size of our current space and have state-of-the-art facilities for our…

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Jimmy Bremner AKTA President
News Release: ÄKTA Names Jimmy Bremner President
ÄKTA

Inc. 500 Leader Breaks Ground on New HQ and Innovation Center CHICAGO (April 30, 2015) – ÄKTA, a Chicago based digital design, user experience and…

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