About

Narative is a tight-knit team with senior experience in every digital discipline.

We partner with companies to bring products to life, and businesses to scale.

The team

One thing we’ve learned from our years within growing startups is that throwing more people at a problem rarely hastens solving it.

We keep our team intentionally small, bringing on only those with the skills, experience and enthusiasm required to create real impact — both for our business, and for yours.

Thiago Costa

Brand and Design

Dennis Brotzky

Frontend Engineering

Dan Le Van

Backend Engineering

Mack Mansouri

Operations and Partnerships

Background

With years of experience building and marketing products as part of in-house teams, we founded Narative both to pursue our own product ambitions, and help promising companies to pursue theirs.

Who we choose to be

A company’s culture isn’t something we think should be passed down as commandments, or enforced like law. It’s the choices we make every day that define who we are — as individuals, and as a team. These are our choices.

Be kind

Communicate honestly but sensitively; act with positive intent; and trust others to do the same.

Be creative

Push beyond best practices and by-the-numbers design to discover valuable new ideas.

Be adaptable

Strive to grow from every challenge and change, even when it means changing your mind.

Be yourself

Work and live the way that uniquely suits you, free of rigid hierarchies and arbitrary expectations.

Be kind

Communicate honestly but sensitively; act with positive intent; and trust others to do the same.

Be creative

Push beyond best practices and by-the-numbers design to discover valuable new ideas.

Be adaptable

Strive to grow from every challenge and change, even when it means changing your mind.

Be yourself

Work and live the way that uniquely suits you, free of rigid hierarchies and arbitrary expectations.

Going the distance

Narative is a remote team, meaning we’re used to working together from often very far apart. We stay close through constant, transparent communication, both within our team and with each of our clients. And when it matters most, we make sure to all get together.

Independent,
but never alone

While we like to do things our own way, nobody can do it all by themselves. Narative believes in building ongoing partnerships based on trust, and in contributing our ideas and work to the open source community. When we do honest work, good word spreads, and we can all build ever-greater things.

  • Kyle Mathews · CEO & Founder

    Our mission at Gatsby is to empower digital creators to build fast, responsive experiences — and Narative does so in ways that are consistently beautiful and inspiring. We're always excited to see what they build, and grateful for their contributions to the Gatsby community.

  • Shawn Wang · Developer Experience

    Narative's work is more than just beautifully designed — their code is beautifully clear and well-documented, too. Their contributions to the open source community are among the most polished that I’ve seen.

  • Peter Bailey · Partner

    I never hesitate to recommend that startups at any stage reach out and talk to the Narative team. Not only are they brilliant professionals in each of their fields, they approach every conversation with thoughtfulness and sincerity.

  • Pierre-Etienne Corriveau · Product Design Lead

    Narative took a personal and hands-on approach to building the new Hopper.com, meeting with many Hopper Humans to understand what makes us unique to create a digital destination that truly represents us. I'd be more than happy to collaborate with Narative, again and again.

Independent,
but never alone

While we like to do things our own way, nobody can do it all by themselves. Narative believes in building ongoing partnerships based on trust, and in contributing our ideas and work to the open source community. When we do honest work, good word spreads, and we can all build ever-greater things.

    Kyle Mathews
    CEO & Founder

    Our mission at Gatsby is to empower digital creators to build fast, responsive experiences — and Narative does so in ways that are consistently beautiful and inspiring. We're always excited to see what they build, and grateful for their contributions to the Gatsby community.

    Shawn Wang
    Developer Experience

    Narative's work is more than just beautifully designed — their code is beautifully clear and well-documented, too. Their contributions to the open source community are among the most polished that I’ve seen.

    Peter Bailey
    Partner

    I never hesitate to recommend that startups at any stage reach out and talk to the Narative team. Not only are they brilliant professionals in each of their fields, they approach every conversation with thoughtfulness and sincerity.

    Pierre-Etienne Corriveau
    Product Design Lead

    Narative took a personal and hands-on approach to building the new Hopper.com, meeting with many Hopper Humans to understand what makes us unique to create a digital destination that truly represents us. I'd be more than happy to collaborate with Narative, again and again.

Product design, development and marketing services

Internal product incubator exploring untapped markets

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