Parachute the talent you need
right into your team

Forget handoffs. Parachute is an agency that works directly with your team.

01. Get in touch

Every project begins with a 100% free 5 hour consultation.

We all want to work with people who understand us, aligns with our values, and has the skillset to get the job done. I guarantee that we'll establish that rapport, or you'll bear no cost.

02. Start a conversation

Fixed or daily pricing estimates to meet your budget

Not all projects are created equal. Fixed pricing is offered for clear deliverables, and daily pricing is available for bespoke solutions. Fixed pricing is available immediately using the estimate tool, and daily pricing is based upon the services offered.

03. Get to work

I join your team and we work together

No handoffs, no weekly check-ins, no artifacts. We work in real-time over Messenger, WhatsApp, Slack, and your preferred video chat. I integrate with your team to provide coaching, direction, and get my hands dirty. What you get is daily updates and an iterative delivery that results in you getting exactly what you need -- no fluff.

A letter from the owner

What makes Parachute special?

I've been working on digital products for over 10 years. I've got experience as a programmer, designer, and in digital marketing. I've worked in small companies, large companies. I've worked with agencies, I've worked as a contractor. What I've come to learn is that handoffs are the enemy. Handoffs lead to confusion, chaos, and destroy collaboration.

Parachute doesn't believe in handoffs, artifacts, mockups, or any of the stuff that gets in the way of what we really want, working software. Instead I'll work as a part of your team, delivering value early and often. Ship every single day is our mantra. If you're not embarassed to show it off, you're too late is our swan song. I'll collaborate with you every day, show you the work every step of the way, and iterate constantly.

This methology works because it gets you answers quickly. Why invest tens of thousands of dollars into many-month projects when you can learn what's necessary to get the job done on week two or four? If I can't make you happy, you'll get back all of your investment minus operating costs -- guaranteed.

Who have I worked with? I've had the pleasure of working with Apple, Mastercard, Eastlink, and many other clients. I've worked at MindSea where my designs won awards, where my software was delivered to Fortune 500 companies, and CareGuide where I served millions of users.

Chris D. MacRae


You're in good company

"Chris mentors new developers, encourages collaboration through pair programming, and pushes teams to improve their design and engineering practices. He is a good-natured person with a unique sense of humor and a passion for teaching. I highly recommend Chris for any future endeavors and believe he will continue to be a valuable asset to any team he works with."

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Nolan Phillips
VP Engineering at Stemble

"Chris is an immensely talented leader, engineer, designer and thinker. His ability to find and solve problems with a holistic perspective drives organizational and product excellence. He brings positive energy and expertise to any team or project he leads. He is a top-notch asset to any growth-oriented organization."

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Nicholas Hubert
Director of Product at CareGuide

"Chris was amazing to work with and very few folks have a work ethic that matched his. Chris was great at picking up new toolkits and constantly obsessed with building things that solve problems."

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Alkarim Bhalesha
Product Designer

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