Meet Scott Schuster of Underdog Solutions - Winner of Design Hope 2009

by Nate Croft

It’s always good to put a face with a name, and that’s why we want to introduce to you Scott Schuster of Underdog Solutions. He is the winner of Design Hope 2009. So, while we are getting busy cooking up some logo options for him, watch the video below and get to know Scott (and family) a little better.

June 29, 2009


  1. Congratulations to Scott! Can’t wait to see what you guys come up with for him. He was so nervous in the video and couldn’t wait for it to be over. I would be the same, I can imagine how excited he must be to win!

  2. HaHa. I guess I didn’t do a very good job of hiding my nerves, now did I?  I don’t want to point any fingers, but in my defense I think Nate took some liberties w/ the editing if you know what I mean.  Yet, when everything is said and done, a few minutes of awkwardness is really a small price to pay for something like this! To be completely honest, I would have taken some liberties w/ the editing myself if the tables were turned. ?

    I don’t really know how to put my excitement into words, but maybe I can put it into context. So… before I won the contest I was going nuts trying to contemplate all that needed to be done before I could launch a successful product for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Having a killer website to promote it was at the top of my list, but unfortunately I just don’t have the resources or design talent to do it on my own at this point in my journey. From all of the research I had done prior to winning, I read over and over again that having a great website was key, especially for niche markets. So I was stoked whenever I realized I was the lucky winner of the contest because I was convinced that the website would be my application’s Hercules heel.

    Nate and Jonathan are both very busy guys and so the fact that they are doing all of this is awesome! Anyway, I can’t really explain how much their contribution means to me. I also don’t know if I’ll ever be able to repay them for all of their hard work and so at the very least, I hope to develop some killer applications to feature on the new website! Actually, I have been working really hard to nail out an intuitive UI for my application without sacrificing any of the functionality I have in mind, and I feel like all the pieces are finally coming together! In fact, I have teamed up with another talented designer to guarantee that the application’s quality functionality will be complemented by a quality design! This morning I woke up to the first graphic he has conjured up and it is Awesome! I see definite potential for being Featured in the App Store upon release ?

  3. Scott, you are more than a good sport. I fully accept responsibility for the editing quirks. We did have to cut a good bit of it due to synching issues. The audio and video just would not cooperate and I cut it down to what I could manually sync by hand.

  4. haha, thanks for the explanation but I was just giving you a hard time.  No worries. The video turned out good, and seeing as how I’ve done my share of video editing, I know how much of a pain things like that can be, so good job smile

  5. Wrong Underdog Solutions. I’m Underdog Solutions, LLC ( ... i wanted but these guys have had it for years.

  6. Never considered of this gracious point thank you a lot. I practiced this to my feed and appears to be working. Wonder how numerous airted connections I experience around from concerned in familiar bloggers blogs that give notice luv simply are pointing to my provender.

  7. Congratulations Scott, . Can’t wait to see the site.  Nate and Jonathan really are good people. Not to mention, these two are also my inspiration in doing something like this. :D

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