John Petersen

What is Firehawk Creative?

Firehawk Creative teams up with entrepreneurs to build remarkable products. Structured as a nimble two person shop, we dedicate ourselves to projects for the long haul, fusing brutal honesty and fresh ideas with exceptional coding and design. We have completely redefined the relationship between founders and their development partner to ensure the maximum opportunity for success before, during and after the development process.

With our craftsmanship, your vision can change the world.

We understand what a startup needs to succeed, thrive and grow, and it goes well beyond writing some code. It requires us to become a true cofounder of everything we build. This allows us to attack the most challenging projects and build products that are both beautifully designed and simple to use. Oh, and it helps that we’re really good at writing code too.

The Firehawk Difference

In order to produce extraordinary results and value for our clients, we know that we must think differently. We’ve have established four pillars that are at the core of everything we do.


We love building startups and feel that we have the best job in the world. We get to work with incredibly talented entrepreneurs who are on a mission to change the world. We believe that we, as technical cofounders, have the ultimate obligation to produce exceptional results. It is this belief and passion that enables us to pour our heart and soul into everything we do.


It’s not enough for a technical cofounder to write great code; it’s the bare minimum. A great technical cofounder must fully understand the requirements, balance current functionality vs. future enhancements, anticipate edge case scenarios, and be able to bring everything together seamlessly with stunning design and a simple user experience. Having built over 25 startups together for our clients, we are able to achieve this while executing at the highest level.


We can't overstate this enough. Total honesty and transparency from day one from all parties is crucial to everything we do together. If we have an opinion, you’ll hear it. If we think there is a better way to accomplish something or reduce development time, we’ll tell you. But it works both ways. We demand the same from our clients as we know this is the best way to accomplish great things together. Complete honesty every step of the way.


We believe it is important to spend time with our clients before, during and after development to ensure the success of the project. We work with entrepreneurs to help them refine their idea and eliminate unnecessary functionality before the project kicks off. We also have complimentary monthly strategy sessions after development is complete to help our clients grow, iterate and improve. We are focused on building long-term relationships with great entrepreneurs.

We are, by design, a two person team: one-part product expert combined with one-part master coder. We use this combination to form the ultimate technical cofounder. We redefined what it means to be a development partner allowing you to execute your vision with profound results.

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