A Team of

Battle Hardened


When industry leaders have great ideas, they call us. We’re the strategists, designers, and developers who love to make complex processes simple.

Background & History

Founded by Software Veterans

Founded in 2018 by veteran software engineer Alex Nordlinger, Materialize focuses on building high quality, performant applications using the latest tools and technologies. Having built large software development teams and simplified processes for employers, Alex realized he could apply his knowledge and skill set to a broad set of clients through his own software development studio.

Materialize was founded with a simple purpose - to provide expertise in building highly functional digital products using uncluttered processes and systems. Software development should be fun, collaborative, painless, and uncomplicated.

Leadership at

Hailing from a variety of backgrounds, we’re a seasoned team of problem-solvers, innovators, and creators.

Alex Nordlinger

Founder & CEO

Melissa Sawyer

VP of Project Management

Kelsey Radcliffe

Head of Quality Assurance

Approach and philosophy

Never Re-invent the Wheel

Materialize specializes in writing clean, testable, and structured code using open source tools, technologies, and frameworks. Using design and programming methodologies that emphasize performance and maintainability, we pride ourselves on building beautiful products, both on the outside and underneath the hood.

Modularity is our most effective tool and resource. Our ability to spin up features and functionality quickly is due to our reliance on using prebuilt components as well as using existing services and systems. There is no reason to reinvent the wheel, and this allows us to provide reliable functionality that is cost effective and time-saving. Additionally, Materialize thoroughly documents and writes unit tests for posterity, smooth development, and developer onboarding.

Our Values


Whether it’s connecting new ideas or staying in touch about timelines and budgets, we believe in constantly closing that synaptic gap.

User-Centered Focus

At every step of our process, we’re putting your experience first. From the UX of your app, to your experience with us - we keep it as smooth as a swipe.


We love cutting edge designs, ideas, and technologies that do exactly what invention should do: improve everything it touches.


We ingrain our team into your business to fully understand the needs and ensure seamless deployments and hand-off.

Act Like an Owner

Everything we make, we’re proud to put our name on. We make products that are so good, we use them too.


Whether we’ve hit a bump or miscommunicated, we’ll be honest with you about what’s happened and what’s ahead. We fly at the speed of trust.

Experience & Expertise

Our Clients and Industries

The team at Materialize has been designing and developing custom web and mobile applications for clients in industries such as entertainment, healthcare, non-profit, financial, advertising, real estate, and law. Businesses that require tools and resources to allow its employees to perform their duties effectively and accurately, as well as automating internal processes, is the main focus of what Materialize delivers.

We work closely with our clients and form lasting partnerships. Our method has been honed from our deep knowledge of software development best practices and collaboration techniques. Our priority is to understand your vision and produce quality applications to realize your goals. Helping your idea materialize is our mission.

Ready to build something amazing?

Your Next Great App Awaits

Let’s discuss how Materialize can help bring your project to life.