Saltbox Studio to Merge With Cardinal Peak

Saltbox Studio merges with Cardinal Peak to offer full-service user experience strategy and design

LAFAYETTE, Colo. — Principals from Cardinal Peak, a leading engineering services firm that helps clients bring internet of things and audio/video products to market, and Saltbox Studio, a digital user experience design firm, announced a merger of the two companies. The merged company will retain the Cardinal Peak name.

The merger enhances Cardinal Peak’s ability to provide full-service user experience strategy and design, app development, hardware development and embedded software engineering services.

“We are excited to have Saltbox Studio join the Cardinal Peak team. Over our 15-year history, we have grown by anticipating the needs of our clients. Providers of complex IoT solutions are going to demand consumer-grade user experiences for their end-users. The addition of the seasoned experts from the Saltbox team gives us the ability to provide user experience, strategy and design services to our clients,” said Mark Carrington, CEO of Cardinal Peak.

“The Saltbox team is made up of digital product designers, creators and strategists. I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to merge this talent with the world-class engineering team at Cardinal Peak. The combined team will be focused on helping our clients define, design and build great digital solutions,” said Kevin Dodson, Managing Director of Saltbox Studio.

The transaction will be completed on Oct. 16, 2017. At that time, the managing directors of Saltbox Studio will take leadership roles within Cardinal Peak. Paul Kraus will take on the role of creative director and Kevin Dodson will take on the role of VP, User Experience.

About Cardinal Peak

Cardinal Peak offers engineering design services for Internet of Things (IoT) and Audio & Video products. Focused on increasing our clients’ engineering ROI, Cardinal Peak helps bring embedded products and mobile apps to market in the fastest and most reliable way. Our staff of knowledgeable engineers brings more than 1,000 combined years of experience to our clients’ projects, with deep expertise in digital media processing, app development and embedded hardware and software engineering. Cardinal Peak is based in Lafayette, Colo., and can be found online at