Digital product studio that creates useful and friendly software, from websites to desktop applications

Our Work


Email application

Copenhagen based startup studio Founders approached us with their concept of a new email client. One that protects your focus and helps you to take control over your Inbox.

We at Pillar are responsible for the development of the desktop application. Together with Founders we work in a small team to bring their concept to life, from prototype to end-product.

Screenshot of an Ecommerce Shop by Pillar


Fashion retailer's website

HAKRO has successfully produced long-lasting textiles for other businesses for close to 50 years! We are proud to on behalf of House Of Wonders have developed their new website.

The website features a product catalogue, wishlist, store locator, supports multiple languages, includes a content management system for easy maintenance and more.

Screenshot of our project for HAKRO
Screenshot of the Google Impact Challange project by Pillar

Google - Impact Challenge

Voting application for touchpanel

The Google Impact Challenge is an initiative by to fund the most innovative community ideas. Heimat Berlin and B-Reel joined forces on the campaign for the first Google Impact Challenge in Germany.

On behalf of B-Reel we developed the voting application that ran on a large touchscreen installed at Hauptbahnhof in Berlin.


Sales platform

Startup Diggsweep lets you easily create your very own private "garage sale" online to share with friends and give users realtime feedback about each item availability status.

We helped the startup by implementing the technical foundation, backend APIs, setup of cloud infrastructures and integration of all functionalities.

Screenshot of our Content Management System called Flux Drive

Zalando - Share your Style

Marketing platform

Commissioned by B-Reel Berlin we worked on a new marketing platform for Zalando, Europe's largest online fashion retailer. We were responsible for developing the technical foundation, all back-end services, localisation, among many other features.

Screenshot of Zalando - Share your style website

Hyper Island

Self-assessment tool

Hyper Island is the leading creative business school with a consultancy side specializing in real-world industry training using digital technology.

We developed the MVP of a tool to measure an organisation's transformation readiness. One that provides value for the customer and gives Hyper Island insights for further needs assessment conversations.

Screenshot of our project for Hyper Island
Screenshot of The Rivalry website

The Rivalry

Portfolio website

In collaboration with US-based design studio The Rivalry we developed their online presence. It features a compelling body of work for clients ranging from Google, HBO to The Verge. The front-end is responsive and powered by a CMS for easy content management.

Latest news

Together with Founders we released the next version of Tempo, the email client that helps you focus đź’Ś

About Pillar

Pillar is a digital product studio based in Berlin. Our goal is to create products and services that bring actual value to people, ones that solve a problem and make life a little bit easier.

We Build
  • Websites

    Medium to large informative websites with quality content and a modern feel

  • Web Applications

    Ranging from a product catalogue to an online ticket booking system

  • Desktop Applications

    Cross platform desktop apps like an email- or task management app

  • Ecommerce

    An ecommerce that pushes the shopping experience to the next level

Why us
  • Senior people

    We are a professional team with 12+ years of experience each, that has worked with clients ranging from entrepreneurs and startups to global brands and enterprises

  • Small and flexible

    We are small and we like it that way. It gives us the ability to easily change direction, deliver projects quickly, and dedicate extraordinary attention to the project at hand.

  • One team: Client + Pillar

    We are no suppliers. We partner with our clients for the long-term, and actively think with them to further enhance their product or service.

Photograph of the team at Pillar
Who we are
  • Onno Schwanen

    Partner and Front-end Developer

    A Front-end Developer with 12+ years of experience who has worked together with design studios like Bleed, interaction design studios like IXDS and creative agencies like Sid Lee on projects for a wide variety of clients. He’s enthusiastic about working on the intersection of design and engineering, and aims to create useful digital products and services. Utility and pragmatism above all else.

  • Henrique Ferreira

    Partner and Software Engineer

    A Full-Stack Software Engineer with 15+ years experience in back-end development, cloud-infrastructures, security and service integration. He has delivered a wide variety of solutions for clients all over the globe. Expatriated to London in early 2010, he has since specialized in ecommerce, web application and corporate website development. Now he is breathing the creative atmosphere in Berlin.

Contact Us

Our studio is located in the Gräfekiez between Kreuzberg and Neukölln, one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in Berlin.

If you’re interested in working with us then please get in touch.
We look forward hearing from you.

Our Address
Pillar GmbH
Schönleinstraße 4
10967 Berlin
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Connect with us

We are an ambitious studio and are looking for enthusiastic people to join our team.

If you’re interested in joining our team, whether that's for a full-time or freelance position, don't hesitate to get in touch.