[Conan Team to IXDA members]: Paying job posts to fund IXDA activities&other issues
18 May 2009 - 6:06am
3 years ago
Maria De Monte
Hello IxDA members,
IxDA is considering undertaking a partnership with Coroflot (http://www.coroflot.com/) to handle the job-related posts that now come through our discussion list. We need your input on this question!
has hosted the Job Board at both Interaction conferences, and they’re
eager to work with us. Here are a few lines from Coroflot’s “About Us”
“Coroflot was started by designers, and is still run by designers […]
Coroflot is an open system. There are no membership requirements,
application processes, or invites. […] Coroflot is the creative world
To pursue this partnership, IxDA would integrate
a Coroflot-hosted Job Board into our upcoming new website at IxDA.org.
Additionally, there is a possibility for Coroflot to provide us with a
portfolio service, so that IxDA members could have a personal portfolio
at IxDA.org and reach a wider audience. To see some examples of how
Coroflot provides partner-branded Job Boards, some of their partner
sites are with:
For IxDA members, searching for jobs and having an online portfolio would be free. However, POSTING
a job would involve a $265 fee paid to Coroflot that would be split
50/50 with IxDA. This income provides a potential revenue stream to
fund IxDA’s activities at the global and local level.
we are concerned about having a possible conflict with IxDA’s current
totally-free philosophy. We don’t want to lose job postings that may be
coming from IxDA members who do not have a budget for posting such
opportunities. Additionally, we would have to work with Coroflot to
customize their service so that we can ensure that local job postings
are displayed/accessible from the upcoming Local Group mini-sites.
So, here are some of our questions to the membership:
Would you pay a fee to post a job at IxDA.org using Coroflot’s service,
knowing that half of the fee you’ll be paying would go to fund IxDA
2) How would you want to deal with other job-related opportunities such as internships, PhD, part-time positions and so on?
3) How valuable would the portfolio service be to you?
4) Should a Coroflot-hosted Job Board at IxDA.org display available jobs in categories OUTSIDE
of Interaction Design? The other specialities they presently handle
include fields such as Architecture; Art Direction; Design Management;
Industrial Design; and Motion Graphics.
Please let us know your thoughts—we’re waiting for your contribution!