A Chicago-based team of smart people, with the skills to create custom digital solutions.

We are Hot Emu, a Chicago web development agency. We help businesses of all kinds work smarter by building effective web technologies. With ties to Chicago’s digital startup scene at 1871, Hot Emu has the skills, the experience, and the connections to launch you into the cloud.

We use the best technologies to make cloud software that works well and looks great across platforms. The #1 goal is to build compelling and accessible sites that combine form and functionality. All development work happens right here, in Chicago. Think we should work together? Start the conversation.









Hot Emu: an extension of your company. For us, projects are about communication and collaboration.

Whatever you want to accomplish, our Chicago web development agency and technologies can pave the way. From developing your business to building your software and enhancing your online presence, we can lend insight and drive results. Your input is critical every step of the way. Read more about our process and what we have to offer.

The best developers keep up with new technologies. At Hot Emu, we work on our own in-house projects to keep our skills sharp, and we never outsource. Currently we do most of our work using Node.JS, Python, Ruby, and PHP. Our clients can trust that we are using the right tools for the job.

Design is the cornerstone of good communication – and at Hot Emu, technology is a way to create the best user experience while renewing your site and adding critical features. Our user-centric and high quality approach to design and development will ensure that your web presence will convey your message clearly.

Let us work with you.

Introduce yourself -- tell us a little bit about your company, what you are trying to accomplish, and any questions you might have. We are excited to work on any kinds of projects, big or small, and we look forward to hearing from you and learning about your business. We’ll be in touch soon. At every turn, we will make sure you understand our process and progress. Our custom and comprehensive approach to web development will make us your go-to team for cloud-based technology.

Describe your project.

We'll provide you with a scope of work.

Once agreed, we'll send you a quote.





222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
Suite 1212, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654


Once inside the Merchandise Mart, take the Office Elevators to the 12th floor. There will be a large neon sign for 1871 at the end of the hallway. When you reach the reception, just let us know you have arrived.