We are Bad Dinosaur

Our values

Honesty and transparency

We put our clients first, and this means always being upfront with them. We are transparent about our pricing and keep you involved during the development process through frequent co-design meetings. Sometimes our honesty means turning down work that won’t be a good match for us. If we feel that your project is not a good fit for us after our initial chat, we will let you know and recommend someone else to do the work if we can.

Keep it simple

We believe in creating simple software that is easily scalable. We believe in working fast and lean, delivering an MVP as quickly as possible. What allows us to deliver results so fast is our agile methodology that emphasises building the essential stuff first into a scalable MVP to help you secure your first paying customers and investors.

Personal service

We strive to be a one-stop-shop for all our clients’ software needs, and the quality of our services makes clients come back to us again and again. We include our clients in the development process through frequent co-design meetings, letting them contribute to the development process by giving feedback and asking any burning questions they might have.

Bad Dinosaur, software development agency in Edinburgh

A brief history

We love learning about people’s early-stage ideas and working alongside them to make their dreams into reality - from that initial idea you have in the shower to proposal, from product design and development to hosting, we are passionate about offering a complete service to our clients and supporting them in every stage of their product’s life cycle.

Bad Dinosaur was founded in 2013 to solve an industry-wide problem. Having worked as a developer both as a freelancer and in-house, Kyle had grown frustrated with big agencies that worked slowly, didn’t include the client in the development process, and ended up delivering them a product that was not only expensive, but not what they really wanted. In founding Bad Dinosaur, Kyle was inspired by the work philosophy of Basecamp founders Jason Fried and David Heinemeier-Hansson, as laid down in their book Rework.

Since then, Bad Dinosaur has experienced a great deal of growth, and has been able to offer more services to help businesses and startups create amazing digital products efficiently and cheaply.

Now based in Edinburgh's Sugar Bond and having also expanded into Glasgow, it has grown from just a couple of developers to a larger, more diverse and talented team.

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Meet the team

Kyle

Kyle

Managing Director
Rosie

Rosie

Head of Partnerships
Ian

Ian

Head of Product
Lindsay

Lindsay

Product Designer
Nicky

Nicky

Developer
Eliot

Eliot

Product Designer
Finlay

Finlay

Product Designer
Nick

Nick

Developer
Alex

Alex

Developer
Ellen

Ellen

Agile Project Manager
Matt

Matt

Developer
Karen

Karen

Marketing Manager
Graeme

Graeme

Advisor

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