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Meet Dalip Jaggi of Devise Interactive in Irvine

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dalip Jaggi.
Dalip, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and
how you got to where you are today?
I started at a very young age. I saved up enough money for my first computer in high school. I started to browse the internet and learn about different programs. I loved gaming and picked up basic HTML programming. Next thing I knew, I started to create “overnight companies” at an extremely young age. Starting at the age of 15, I created online game server companies, web hosting companies, event VoIP services, reselling domain names, etc. I tried everything under the sun; I would turn any hobby I had into a business.

My passion for programming evolved and customers were lining up asking for work to be completed. This quickly grew past my own two hands and I started to hire part-time employees. This was the start of the agency being born. I fell into this agency role and from then on, I knew I wanted to build and create an agency that focuses on only great work and that partners with only passion-driven companies.

Looking back, it makes sense how Devise Interactive came to be. I love the art of creating, and I really enjoy working with people. This is why the agency model works perfectly for the type of person I am. The Devise Team is able to join existing companies’ journeys and give entrepreneurs ‘that’ chance to build their product and company how they envision.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and, if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It’s always bumpy, even to this day. If it was easy, I think everyone would be doing it. Building a company requires a lot of attention and a balance between sales & marketing, operations, people, financials, and much more. As you grow, different issues that weren’t a problem before, start appearing and it’s your job to be proactive and integrate solutions.

The biggest challenge in the agency world is that we are selling time as a service. Building awesome brands and technology is an extensive process and takes up many hours. My goal is break into more value-based pricing, partner
with only select few companies, and, at the same time, bring our own products to the market.

With this in mind, it is extremely sensitive to vet out only good opportunities and make sure we are utilizing our team, time, and resources as effective as possible.

Please tell us about Devise Interactive.
Devise Interactive is a brand-focused, digital agency. We are at the crossroads where creative design and technology meet. With that, we like to be thought of as an innovative and creative hub in Orange County. We have built our office in a way to preach collaboration. We accomplish by building the space to include several collaboration rooms (or war rooms) and to be a free space for free-thinking and creativity. In our office you’ll find a talented team of full-stack engineers, designers, and marketers. Our value of strategy and critical-thinking is what sets us apart from any other competitor in our space. We follow a more traditional process where we start with strategy and use different exercises to break ground on a project. We do not rush any part of the process because it is the most critical part to deliver impactful results to our partners (clients).

I am most proud of the team we have at Devise Interactive. Each team member is so unique, has a specific role, and jives with one another, making space for pure synergy.

My background is in programming, even though I haven’t touched it in a few years time. Today, I focus on business development for the agency and look forward to bringing a few of our products to the market this year.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
Haha, my favorite memory was convincing my parents to let us have a dog.

We went to the pet store, played with a puppy, and had no intent to actually add a member to the family. We went home, hands empty, and I woke up the next day with a story on how I had a dream of the family playing with the pup we saw in the store. We went to the store immediately and came back home with Sparky.

Moral of the story, dreams do come true.

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