Mobile payments company Square has acquired a company called 80/20. 80/20 is a design firm based in New York and Square is based in San Francisco. 80/20 specializes in user interface design, designing the parts of apps, websites, and devices.
Designing mobile apps can be very challenging so Square wanted some help. 80/20’s creative designers will remain in New York in the SoHo area. Around 50,000 of Square’s customers are based in New York including small coffee shops. 80/20’s designers previously worked at Apple and Adobe.
80/20 has around a dozen designers that will only do design work only for Square now. Their past clients include WB, Comcast, and Fidelity. They have designed a dashboard for Better Place and a fitness watch for Motorola in the past.