The name might seem silly, but its meaning encapsulates our core strengths and values.
Cuttlesoft's name comes from combining the words Cuttlefish and Software. The Cuttlefish is among the ocean's most intelligent creatures. We find them fascinating and consider mankind lucky that these little guys haven't learned to fly yet. Trust us!
Beyond the Cuttlefish's frightening intelligence, they're also masters of camoflauge - and thus the perfect mascot for an Agile software consultancy.
Our client’s problems become our problems. Our client’s dreams become our dreams. We share their vision, understand their challenges, and build products that are inspired by this relationship. We embrace the humanity of those that use our products. Our flexibility as a company stems from the understanding that humans are dynamic and have changing needs.
We are insatiably curious, excited about learning new things, and proud of our mastery of those things when we do. We aren’t afraid of trying and failing, or of the vulnerability in admitting there’s something we don’t know, because eventually, we will. We are competent, resourceful, and scrappy, and we revel in the joy of figuring it out.
Being good at something means you understand you're never done learning. Our profession is one that will challenge us to be creative, compassionate, and most of all -- educated. If luck is what happens at the crossroads of preparation and opportunity. Skill is what occurs when knowledge and practice overlap.
We value the relationships we have with each other, our clients, and the community at large. We support one another. We build an intimate rapport with our clients, and strive to work with those who share in and respect the relationship that we are trying to build. We give back to the engineering ecosystem that has given us our valuable team.
We believe in the value of perspective. We strive to create an environment where everyone belongs and can feel free to express themselves, because those expressions make us a better company. We put no limits on the number of ways a problem can be solved, because the more varied the perspectives, the more varied the solutions.
Emily is the Director of Engineering at Cuttlesoft. Her passion is driven by a blend of empathy, strategy, curiosity, and human-centered design. She's a Python Core Developer, avid OSS contributor, and constant learner focused on building tools to automate the mundane and shed light on the complexity of the human experience. Emily holds degrees in Computer Science, Criminology, and Theatre from Florida State University.
Frank is a serial entrepreneur, software engineer, and startup enthusiast. As a naturally curious person with streaks of creativity, he found his calling in software consulting. Frank's rewarded with variety for guiding clients through user-centric approaches and development strategies that encourage empathy to do it right, and courage to do it well.
Micah is a starter, strategist, and business development whisperer who knows how to acquire and curate teams, design and develop business models, pursue and cultivate strategic partnerships, grow revenue, and support mission-driven organizations that build better communities.