Mission

eJump aims to provide outstanding web design and web development solutions to clients from all over the world and a top notch work environment for its team.

Team

Cristi C. – Infrastructure Manager
Alin R. – Junior Coder
Adrian S. – Coder
George P. – Designer
Florin M. – Coder
Beatrice – Coder
Bogdan C. – Co-founder & Design Responsible
Andreea E. – Storyteller
Alex N. – Design Team Leader
Radu P. – Co-founder & Coding Responsible
Liviu M. – Senior Coder
Andreea I. – Project Manager
Iri N. – Senior Coder
Alexandra M. – Coder
Marcel – Client Happiness Manager
Andrei V. – Junior Coder

Cristi C. – Infrastructure Manager

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Alin R. – Junior Coder

I’m a self-taught coder with a passion for making things happen.

Adrian S. – Coder

I’m always in for a new coding challenge, focusing both on process and results. To me, any project is an opportunity to learn and have fun all along.

George P. – Designer

I put my heart in everything I do and I get inside the client’s head. Oh, maybe that’s why my designs are a perfect match for him!

Florin M. – Coder

My expanding enthusiasm for web development stirred my passion for web technologies and made me eager to tackle new and challenging projects.

Beatrice – Coder

I love climbing. And like climbing, I love coding, because it’s like a puzzle: if you have a bad start without planning and organizing, you won’t make it. That’s why I’m getting better and better at both!

Bogdan C. – Co-founder & Design Responsible

Always on top of what’s next, results-oriented & able to grasp the “big picture”. I have developed a comprehensive vision and I am very good at digging into the important details – someone’s got to do it, right?

Andreea E. – Storyteller

Loving stories and people since… forever. I’m an avid reader and a passionate writer focused on telling meaningful stories about ideas worth sharing and the people who make them happen – in every possible way.

Alex N. – Design Team Leader

With the power of adaptability running through my veins, I am specialized in creating awesome graphic designs that people all over the world will enjoy.

Radu P. – Co-founder & Coding Responsible

Have an old school problem with no answer? Let me do a little hocus-pocus and all the bugs, pests and code creatures are all gone!

Liviu M. – Senior Coder

Juggling with controllers, models, views, templates & Drupal hooks. It’s not easy to be this perfect.

Andreea I. – Project Manager

A PM thinks that 9 pregnant women can have a baby in 1 month. We all know it’s not possible. But let me talk with those women!

Iri N. – Senior Coder

Technology addicted and Google’s best friend (yes, we’re buddies). I believe that nothing’s impossible to code out there.

Alexandra M. – Coder

Open-minded, calm, curious and always eager to jump into every coding adventure awaits for me!  

Marcel – Client Happiness Manager

“Happy clients!” – this is all I dream about when reviewing everything that these guys do.

Andrei V. – Junior Coder

Looking forward to becoming such a badass coder that people would watch me work and can’t help saying: “Hey, he must have cheats!”

Our Values

Our highest purpose is to enhance the businesses of our partners through the solutions we offer. We take pride in offering customized and creative solutions that take your business to the next level. We manage to deliver professional work in a timely manner by balancing our actions to address the needs of our clients and of our team. Everything we do is in line with our three core values:

1. Respect. The respect we hold for our clients is reflected in four simple and powerful ways:

  • The quality of the services we provide is at the promised level.
  • We respect the agreed timeline.
  • We display flexibility in all our interactions by listening to and carefully analyzing all our clients’ proposals and implementing those that make sense.
  • All the questions, requests or any other comments from our clients receive prompt answers, as we know this is crucial for their activity.

2. Passion. We prove our enthusiasm by the diversity and the working simplicity of the solutions we provide.

3. Frequent and honest communication, reflected by:

  • Making sure we clearly understand the needs and requests of our clients before we actually start working.
  • Being fully transparent about the status of our projects and always giving our clients an up-to-date perspective of the progress of the project.

 

The Jumping Journey

2004: Bogdan and Radu made their first jump together. Immersed in the world of technology and passionate about well-done work, we decided to Jump to the next level together and provide holistic web design and web development services for Litera Publishing House, our first client.

2007: eJump was officially launched. After a few years of independent and sometimes joint projects, we officialized eJump in its first rather modest office. Bootstrapping the business, the first two and only eJumpers shared the rent of an office at the 7th floor of what you couldn’t really call the fanciest building in the world. Nonetheless, we made great projects happen there.

2008-2009: our first big project together Soon after the launch, a huge project (at that time) came our way. With 24 people involved, we had to create and develop interactive content for a complex e-learning platform for Siveco (a leading Romanian software house) through Litera Publishing House. It was a fun and interesting challenge, which catalyzed our growth and development, as a business.

June 2009: moved to a new, fancier office. We moved into a new decent office. Things were moving along so we rented a flat in a beautiful house in a quiet part of Bucharest.

Fall of 2009: the first eJumpers. When our big project ended, some of our collaborators joined us on a permanent basis, increasing our team to five members. It was a happy and productive crowd that grew bigger every year.

May 2013: revamped our office. We wanted to make our awesome office even more awesome so we added an aquarium and we revamped the kitchen to be a proper one with an espresso machine. We adorned the terrace with flowers and generally made the eJump working space more comfortable and inspiring. Nobody wants to go home anymore. Is this normal?

December 2013: We became platinum members on 99designs, our initial design playground. In 2013, 99designs, our primary playground, launched the „Platinum Members” feature and we were among the first users to be hand-picked by the platform to be part of this special program, based on our excellent track record (i.e. best ratio for contests we won).

July 2014: reached a team of 10 members. Our team is getting bigger by the year. In 2014 we celebrated our tenth team member with a total headcount of 3 web designers, 5 developers and 2 managers. A big happy bunch, but we don’t plan to stop here.

August 2014: our first weekend retreat. The Great eJump. After hard work comes hard fun. We planned an adventurous weekend and went camping in the nearby mountains. We had a blast.

September 2014: Eddie proved to be best Karaoke artist in the eJump team. One of our favorite ways to relax is to spend time at Karaoke. On this one day, Eddie surprised us with his amazing vocal skills and became the eJump king of Karaoke. For now.

February 2015: moved into a new, bigger office. We made a big step and moved into an even fancier office, twice as large as the old one and located in a proper office building. We’re getting ready to host a bigger team of around 20 hard-working, talented and skilled people. Excited!

March 2015: we attended our first student recruiting event. We managed to organize a big recruiting event in ASE, one of the top universities in Bucharest. Hundreds of students came and we had the chance to offer some friendly and useful advice and tell the story of eJump, which led to attracting new young talent in the company.

April 2015: we renamed our occasional going out sessions into Monthly LogOuts. We’re always planning some going out sessions. We went out at Gradina Eden a lovely terrace where we played table tennis, to the Bazaar bar for some lovely jazz music and cool conversation and at IDM for a few sessions of table tennis, pool, bowling and darts. We played tennis and successfully escaped one of the Escape Rooms in Bucharest, testing our puzzle solving skills. We now call these sessions Monthly LogOuts.

April 2015: we started our Monthly Jump ritual. We like to keep everyone in the loop and brainstorm new ways to grow as a company. So we came up with the idea of relaxed monthly meetings where we talk about what we achieved the previous month and the projects we completed. We try to see what we have done well, what we could have done better and if we were in line with our values (respect, enthusiasm/passion, frequent and honest communication). We often end up talking about where we are headed and what we can do to be an even more awesome company.

May 2015: we received more than 100 applications for one of our open internships. Wow, eJump is becoming popular! So a job ad for one of our internship positions received a ton of awesome applications which makes us really happy and a little worried about the logistics. I guess our efforts of becoming popular are paying off.

June 2015: Liviu B. became the best eJumper at table tennis. Or Marcel does. We can’t really decide. We need to play more. We just finished a major project for a client and we went out to play table tennis to celebrate. And we’re in a conundrum. Liviu B. scored the most points, but Marcel basically showed us how table tennis is played artistically. What should we score? Undecided here.

June 2015: Florin proved to be best bowling player at eJump. Some of us don’t want to admit we went bowling tonight. Florin scored so many strikes that he made us suspect he rigged the machinery somehow but it may as well have been his natural talent at play. We’d like to keep everyone in the team happy, proud, friendly (and Florin safe) so we won’t post the score here.

June 2015: Alex C. proved to be the best pool player. Yet another outing for a few pool matches has ended. Our eJumpers started a friendly competition and Alex C is now officially the best pool player in the team. There was something almost supernatural about the way he managed to convince the balls to go wherever he wanted them to.

June 2015: we offered our first internships. The hours we invested in sorting out the applications for the internship paid off today. We finally chose two talented young students for our coding internship positions. Both study cybernetics at ASE and are almost as excited as we are about this opportunity.

Today: yet another milestone reached. Clients from 12 different countries. We are proud to say we now have clients from USA, Canada, Australia, Israel, UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, Iraq and Romania. We hope to reach at least 20 by next year.

Pay It Forward

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela You can bring a tremendous amount of change through education and it’s probably the single most important investment of anyone’s time. We’re a diverse team with different opinions on various things, but we all agree on one subject: it’s worth taking on education projects, even or especially when they are pro-bono. We all had the chance to receive excellent education. When it wasn’t formal, it was from colleagues, friends or mentors. Other times, we self-taught the skills we now use, but that wouldn’t have been possible without the support of other people who published books, contributed to websites or created content. We want to give back and we want the world to be a better place because eJump exists. And it is a really pleasant and fulfilling feeling to work for a greater purpose, something bigger than yourself. eJump is lucky to have a wonderful, wholehearted and skillful team that jumps at the opportunity of creating a project, any project, that helps something or someone. We’re especially excited when that someone is a student or a person with a thirst for knowledge. We’re proud to have worked on projects like “Hai la Olimpiada”, in collaboration with eMag Foundation, or Global Dignity Romania, which is a tremendous success, and a few others for which we have gladly put in some more hours.

Hai la Olimpiada

"Hai la Olimpiada" is a dear project that aims to inform and encourage students to take part in school contests, as well as promote and acclaim those who perform well. The work that the eJump team did on this project is two-fold: on one hand, our team created the design of the website. Our design gurus chose a card-like material design, a layout that allowed the content to be structured efficiently and in a user-friendly manner. The profiles of the students and the news take center stage being displayed in an interesting and engaging manner.The website also features a dynamic calendar to highlight upcoming events. On the other hand, our coding team implemented the design and the platform of choice was Wordpress as it provides a great balance between ease of use (e.g. content editing) and performance. Of course, in order to reach as many people as possible on any device, the website is fully responsive and has been tested on a varied array of browsers. Furthermore, our team went to great lengths to ensure that the UX of the website is as smooth and fluid as possible.

Global Dignity

Our team was happy to support the Global Dignity project through website development services. Our guys implemented the design on a custom Wordpress theme fitted to the requirements of the project. They also installed the SSL certificate to ensure that all the information processed on the website is thoroughly secured. We chose to get involved in this project as it resonates with our beliefs regarding education. Global Dignity Romania is part of an international organization that helps youth and adults to become their best selves and help others to achieve the same. In Romania, the organization commits to increasing the dignity level among all stakeholders in the educational system. They do it by first assessing what dignity represents to each person and then by encouraging students and their teachers to get involved in projects aimed at enhancing dignity. We are looking forward to further opportunities to collaborate with the Global Dignity Romania team.

You might think we are dreamers but we really believe that the power to change the world and make it a better place lies within us and especially in our actions. And we’re determined to do it, little by little, day by day.

Sneak preview

 

Founders' story

Hi there! How’s work going along? I’d love to meet you for a cup of tea and tell you the story of eJump and all about how it is relevant to you and your business. For now, though, I’ll have to make do with written words. So here we go. I speak for myself and Radu, my partner, when I say I truly believe that great results come when you really love what you do. That’s when you put in the extra effort to do something amazing, no matter the pay. It was never really verbalized between us, but eJump was kind of born out of this belief. And it leads to all kinds of cool advantages for the client, like, for example, really creative work. 

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What fueled us all along? I always loved web design, entrepreneurship, marketing and customer service, though I could not quite pinpoint it in the beginning. What I knew for sure is that some of the web design services out there could be improved A LOT. I always liked well-made things and wanted to help people do more on the web, so I sought guidance in Radu’s company. Radu started his first company in 2004 to be able to program websites for his clients at a more customized level than in the company he previously worked for. He always loved IT and had the chance to experience the computer revolution at its beginning. He played with software and hardware in a way that’s probably not possible anymore. In the process he became a complete and very skilled programmer. After working together for a while we reached a daunting conclusion: clients were paying too much for services that were not high-standard. That had to end, really!

So we joined forces and started eJump and soon after a big project crystallized the direction eJump would follow. I would manage the design part and Radu the technical part.

The focus? Superb quality and high-end solutions for their web projects, no matter what. Everything that went out to the client had to be perfect, to the best of our abilities.

The growth and the people. Since then we’ve focused heavily on improving our skills in the chosen domain. This made us stronger and better. And fortunately, some other enthusiasts joined along the way, believing in the same jump to the digital world we initially envisioned. They are now part of our team, they prove ever increasing levels of expertise and share our passion for what we do. When you start working with us you’ll see we can do plenty of stuff (web design, web development, app development, hardcore programming projects). It seems to be a lot, yet you get the feel that we really master each and every side of the project. And we do.

Our core belief: being transparent. Yes, I know, our story is not dramatic. We did not have a big realization or went through 20 years of working in a job we hated before realizing how entrepreneurship is our true call. We did, however, go through the thrills and frills of building a company and experienced some tough times, but that’s just what every start-up does. Everything happened naturally and we organically bonded to create a company that offers excellent service. As time passed we found more passionate web designers, programmers and team leaders who are now the real power-engine behind eJump. They bring amazing skills to the table and we are continuously improving ourselves and growing.

The pillars of great work. What we care most about is to always keep and respect our core values:

  • Respect, which means high quality work and excellent customer service for our clients and also a friendly and inspiring working environment at eJump. We aim for gratitude and balance in our team and raving fans instead of merely clients.
  • Passion, which stands for real commitment for well-made things. We offer diverse and simple solutions to our clients with the help of a team who always has the freedom of choosing to do what they love most.
  • Communication, which implies we are always transparent and prompt with our clients and collaborators, while maintaining the same transparency and frequency of communication within our team.

Now that we opened our hearts, how about that cup of tea to talk about how we can help your project? 

 Bogdan