Finding the Bright Ones

Candlelight is an app that helps companies to hire better, especially those who are looking for creative and technical professionals. It's a mini recruiting team in a box that simplifies and improves the process of getting to know your future developers and designers.

The best person you can hire is someone you have worked with personally, but our current recruiting tools and processes are overly-complex and cold machines that are designed for genercism and volume. Recruiting top creative and technical problem solvers is a unique problem but we believe that you can find the perfect fit by engaging their hacky creative side early.



We built the app originally out of frustration of interviewing candidates who did not have competent programming/design skills, but also out of all the great and bad experiences we had interviewing at other companies.

Sometimes we wondered why someone with no programming ability would apply to a job that required you to program, and other times we interviewed people who were fountains of awesome and their technical depth and personality showed clearly through solving a simple but interesting problem.

When we went out to interview, we found it to be an amazing experience with a good company; it was an opportunity for personal growth, sharpening your skills and getting to know new and interesting people.

We also talked to alot of small and large companies and found that the software people used was clunky, complicated and are generally tools designed to keep track of alot of candidates instead helping you find just the right one.

The Daily Muse

Inspiration for Everyone

Envisioning, Branding, Visual Design, Communication, UX Consulting

The Daily Muse began as a magazine targeted towards smart professional women. We are currently participating in the Y-Combinator program as their design team. Defining the vision, product and user experience of the YC product as it comes to fruition.


For the Curious Tourist

UX Design, Visual Design, Concept, Prototyping, Engineering

Tourious is a small excersise that explores the idea of how a personal digital travel journal would help you navigate a day in Paris. The project was completed under 48 hours, under the original stated goal of design a brochure for a city of your choice.


Family Organization App

UX Design, Visual Design, Concept, Prototyping, Engineering

Kiwi is a kitchen application that is targeted towards supporting family activities that revolved around the three most important aspects of day to day function which is: events, errands and nourishment. This was an attempt to bring non-intrusive organization to reduce the burden of family management overhead.


Simple Cloud Computing Costs

Branding, Video work, Visual and Communication Design, UX Consulting.

Raveld is an early stage startup that needed some broad design consulting work. We provided them with branding, logos, and communication consulting to help refine their message. As Raveld continues to build it's product we are currently participating as UX consultants.

The Art of Screaming

An App for the Vocal Music Artist

UX Design, Visual Design, Concept, Prototyping, Engineering

The Art of Screaming is a set of vocal techniques that are the brain child of Susan Carr and her son Wolf Carr. They approached Towers and Trees to build out an application to help their notable clients prepare for stage performances. Clients include: Modest Mouse, Minus the Bear, Emi Meyer, Cold December, Mastadon, etc...