Our Mission:

Enable full creative freedom through relevant mobile photography tools

Founded in 2014, we are a small team proud to be fully independent, self funded, profitable, growing, and 2020 Apple Design Award winning. We are distributed across Amsterdam and Los Angeles.

We are looking for people to join us in making a dent in the photo & video editing world and build higher quality creative tools that expand the range of photographic creativity. Interested? Read more on our jobs page.

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Our primary aim is to bridge the gap between what people envision in their mind, and what they see on screen. The tools we build are the conduit to achieve people's creative vision. We build principled, opinionated solutions that solve real challenges for creative photographers. We believe the photo & video editing market deserves much higher quality creative tools that are not just functional, but are also efficient, easy to use, innovative, inspiring, and liberating.

You don’t take a photograph, you make it.– Ansel Adams

To reach our goals, we weigh our intuitions and data as much as expert and our customer's feedback, and decide with confidence. We work hard to keep a steady momentum on progress and iteration. Constantly re-balancing our attention between investing in innovative new features and technology, revisiting our previous creations, correcting unintended mistakes, and growing our business.

We Value:

Efficiency

Our work touches many people frequently through their work flow. That’s why we do our best to truly understand their way of working, with the aim to make their workflow as effective and as pleasant as we can.

Quality

Our market is rife with throwing the kitchen sink at an opportunity. We stay curious, the best solutions to meaningful challenges are rarely easy or obvious. We have pride in focusing, putting in the time do few things really well.

Relevancy

The devices and apps we know and love evolve. We work hard to adapt and re-imagine as well. We aim to spot new ideas and trends early, and challenge ourselves to act on them to always remain relevant by innovating.


The Team

We are a small team of highly skilled and opinionated makers. We come from all over the world; Syria, The Netherlands, Croatia, and the USA. But still, more diversity would do us well.

Majd Taby

Majd Taby

Founder. iOS engineer by day and product designer by night. Author of Displaced - Stories From the Syrian Diaspora. Previously worked at Instagram, Facebook, and Apple on iCloud.

majd@darkroom.co
Jasper Hauser

Jasper Hauser

Co-founder. Product design craftsman and strategist. Previously worked at Facebook as Design Manager on Pages, Events, and Local. Co-founder of Sofa. Alumni of Disco, and Camino.

jasper@darkroom.co
Igor Lipovac

Igor Lipovac

Core iOS engineer. Gentle and thorough, with a passion for quality. Previously worked at TicketSwap, TomTom, and Dept.

igor@darkroom.co
Jarod Luebbert

Jarod Luebbert

Core iOS engineer. Photographer and surfer, passionate about creating quality and easy products. Worked at DIY.org and Elepath.

jarod@darkroom.co

Special thanks:

The following people have all contributed to making Darkroom possible: Andrew Pouliot for dropping some hardcore graphics knowledge, Ashley Nelson-Hornstein for building the Photos Edit Extension, Bryan Summersett for building the Frames tool.

Matt Brown ♥ for your belief and hard work in the early days. Sébastien Ploix, Ryan Gomba, Alex Kan, Om Malik, Dan Rubin, Sara Kerens, Ari Grant, and Colin Campbell.

Our significant others, for their support, patience, and putting up with our endless conversations at all hours.