No intermediaries

HMD is a deliberately small digital agency built on a simple idea.
The best work gets done when the customer works directly with the engineer.

What We Do

Hawthorne Mackenzie is a full stack, full service organization, capable of executing any phase in the lifecycle of your application, from initial prototyping to full scale production.

Our systems have been operating at scale for customers around the world for over a decade and have processed over 230 million transactions with sub-second response time and 99.99% uptime.

Web Applications

High volume business applications written in Ruby on Rails.

Mobile Apps

Cloud connected mobile apps written in React Native.

Machine Learning

Machine learning models trained on your data, written in TensorFlow running on Amazon SageMaker.

Rapid Prototyping

Rapid prototyping and iteration as part client Agile teams in organizations around the world.

Deployment & Operations

Deployment and operations with a decade long track record of superior performance and reliability.

Our Work

Some of our favorite projects and clients.

University of Minnesota

Design, development, deployment, and operation of a workflow system used by diagnostic laboratory within the College of Veterinary Medicine.

  • Web Application
  • Mobile Applications
  • Machine Learning

Colgate Palmolive

Design, development, deployment, and operations of the following large systems within the European Division of Hill's Pet Nutrition, a wholly owned subsidiary of Colgate.

  • Single Sign On
  • Customer Profiles
  • Product Recommendation
  • e-Commerce
  • Customer Loyalty

Mark Morris Institute

A beloved client since 2008, MMI provides evidence based veterinary nutritional courses around the world.

  • Content Management
  • e-Commerce
  • Technical Consulting

State of Florida

Design, development and deployment of Android and iOS apps that provide multi-media interpretive information to Park visitors as well as a CMS that allows creation and editing of the interpretive information.

  • Content Management System
  • iOS and Android Applications
Client Testimonials

Working with HMC is a delight. They have been following an agile, nimble and iterative approach long before this became fashionable. Their understanding of the veterinary digital market is unparalleled and their digital products are very solid and future proof.

Hein Meyer, DVM, PhD, Dipl-ECVIM
Director, Professional & Veterinary Affairs
Colgate Palmolive Europe Sarl

Working with Chris is fun! He helped our sprint team get insights in digital tool development challenges and was sensitive to all our input but still keeping course to our expected outcome. He has an agile way of working, sees no boundaries in getting things done and has a strong feeling for additional needs to keep the project on speed... Would ask him for any new digital project I would like to start !

Job Van der Lek, DVM
Customer Development Manager DACH,
Hill's Pet Nutrition, Europe

Chris is an excellent communicator! He always incorporates my perspective and finds ways to make the project even better.

Maria Guillily, PhD
Instructional Designer, Mark Morris Institute

It’s great to work with Chris and the team. They are highly professional, out-of-the-box innovative, and technically-super proficient. They are also nice people and they know what deadlines are.

Don Philpott, CNE
Executive Director, Wekiva Wilderness Trust

HMC's deployment and operations services are first class.  They recently delivered an e-learning video streaming solution that was super-fast, scaled to our volume, and was surprisingly cost effective.  The production solution actually ran faster than our development machines.

Matthew Wrigley
Director, Keogh Bay, Australia

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