Digital Craftmanship since 2007

We live by our motto:

Work hard, be nice, have fun.

Established in 2007 and based in San Francisco, SOLV creates compelling product experiences. Our chain of craftsmanship puts an emphasis on collaboration, prototyping and continuous iteration, which enables us to deliver the right product to engage your customers.

We’re a small business and take on limited engagements each year to ensure the quality of each project. The team members that you meet before the project starts will see it through to the end.



The Ask

How do you manage 150,000 people for 5 days?


The Ask

How can you find your credit score and create an action plan?



Plan your time, better.

Synchronize is a straightforward time shifting app that allows you to easily check and project time across multiple time zones.

Download for free on the AppStore


Art of Sport

Show your passion with pride.

Buy prints today.



Multitask your time.

Whether you’re cooking one or more dishes or just trying to keep time on multiple tasks, Use tymer to keep you on track.

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Our Craft

A small selection of our work, crafted with our amazing clients or built with our passion to bring products to you. To learn more about our extensive portfolio contact us.


How do you manage 150,000 people for 5 days?


Plan your time, better.

How can you find your credit score and create an action plan?

Art of Sport

Show your passion with pride.


Multitask your time.

Our Skills

We take on limited engagements each year to ensure the quality of each project.
Our process is to choose the best path for each assignment based on time and desired results.


Customer Stories
Landscape Audit
Trend Analysis
User Testing


Operating Tenets
Experience Principles
Design Insights
Product Manifesto
VC Decks


Interaction Models


Rapid Prototyping
Assets & Guidelines


Our experience spans across many platforms and digital devices.

Portable Devices

Smartphones, Tablets,
Smartwatches & Cameras


Rich Internet Apps
Web Utilities & Sites

Home Electronics

Televisions, STBs,
DVRs & Appliances


Kiosks, ATMs &
Digital Displays

JP Stallard
Founding Partner

JP comes from England were he trained in industrial design. He has used the same ideals of craftsmanship to develop digital experiences for over a decade - discover the true purpose of the product, constantly iterate, and deliver results in a tangible form to produce sophisticated results.

Prior to co-founding SOLV and Elias Smiles with Jen Shim, he was Samsung’s first interaction designer in London. Working in a rich multi-disciplinary and culturally diverse environment he applied his thinking to a range of business groups including mobile, imaging, and appliances, and helped develop new product types and interaction methods for the company.

Outside the studio, JP promotes design dialogue by sponsoring ‘Embassy’ parties where a cross section of the SF creative community come to talk, drink and connect. He is also a senior lecturer at CCA, regional judge for the IXDA awards, minister and co-created Art of Sport that creates living room worthy sports posters you can hang in the house.

Previous awards include an RSA Product Award and acceptance to the Royal College of Art.

Jen Shim
Founding Partner

Jen is passionate about creating beautiful yet functional solutions for the interactive environment. She has applied her expertise in interaction and visual design on a wide range of platforms, from desktop, web, TV, kiosk, home appliances and mobile. With a deep understanding of users needs, current trends, opportunities with emerging technology, Jen is committed to designing best of class products that delivers on the client’s business, brand and experience objectives.

Prior to co-founding SOLV, Jen was the Assistant Manager for the North American design studio for Samsung Electronics where she was responsible for leading the creation of new design concepts in the area of consumer electronic products. Jen came to Samsung after spending many years designing web solutions for large corporate and government organizations such as Hershey, Motorola, McKinsey Consulting, the State of California and the US Airforce as Senior Art Director at Roundarch/Deloitte and Experience Designer at Razorfish.

Jen is also the co-creator of Elias Smiles, a suite of iPhone apps designed to educate and entertain today’s curious toddlers. She recognized the lack of quality apps when looking to entertain as well as educate her then two year old son Elias. Since then over 150,000 Elias Smiles apps have been downloaded with ELIAS Zoo reaching the #1 spot in educational apps the first year of launch.

Slava Zakovyrya
Senior Technical Architect

Slava is a software architect with extensive experience in designing and building both front end and back end solutions.

His toolset covers broad range of technologies — from databases and index engines to realtime voice and short messages communications as well as high performance mobile graphics and audio processing.

As a senior software architect he is responsible for technical design, risk evaluation and product prototyping.

Slava holds M.Sc. in Radiophysics from Dnepropetrovsk State University (Ukraine).

We are SOLV

We get excited about new ideas.

We’re inventors, designers, researchers, engineers, and entrepreneurs looking to innovate the next digital experience to inform, assist and delight people around the world.

We engage in every relationship as a long term partnership since our success is directly linked to your success. Because there's only one success metric...and that's how the product is received by its audience. We treat each product we develop like our own and are heavily vested in its success.

Say Hello

Get in touch

We would love to hear from you. Whether you want to discuss your ideas, ask for advice or just want to say hi.

Contact details
220 Montgomery Street, Suite 2100
San Francisco, California 94104