Seeking UI/UX partner in crime. Any takers?

3 Jun 2011 - 10:22am
3 years ago
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tstutts
2008

Hi List,

I currently lead up a small design firm of sorts. We are positioned in a unique space, in that we perform the following three functions: - UI/ UX design for mobile, web and desktop applications - Creative coding for commercials, print and installations (specifically using OpenFrameworks and Processing) - Sound design for a variety of media

I'd contemplated phasing one or two of these areas out for the sake of specialization, but work continues to come in for each. Sometimes we've been fortunate enough to have two or even three of these areas to overlap on a single project. For instance recently we designed/developed a custom video processing application for use in a Fiat commercial. It involved building an interface for compositors to use, creative coding special video effects in OpenFrameworks, and finally building out an audio responsive component for the video to change based on spectral data in the accompanying soundtrack.

Anyways, work has begun to pick up quite a bit lately. I've just signed on for a two month creative coding contract for a company that's going to use up a lot of my bandwidth. On the side I will attempt to juggle things a bit, but what I'm really looking for is a partner in crime UI/UX Designer who could work with me/ take on projects when things get busy. Down the road there may be an opportunity to start an official kind of firm with an office with full-time positions, but for now what I am specifically for someone freelance, mid to senior level, and would have bandwidth to take on some work in the coming months.

UI/UX partner would ideally possess the following: - Strong understanding of UI/UX principles and deliverables. Familiarity with Omnigraffle and creating legible wireframes, site maps, etc. - Natural leader, good conversational/communication skills with clients. - Code-savvy. Doesn't have to be full-on front-end developer, but should understand the current affordances and limitations of software for mobile, web and desktop applications. - Visual Design aptitude. Left to my own devices all of my application visual design in Fireworks (I sub-contract out if I need more than that), so just basic skills is fine. - Marketing/ Strategy skills. This is one area where we are currently lacking. If you can bring any of this to the table, awesome. - Research interest. Another area where we need help. It would be awesome to have someone who was well-read in HCI or related subject and could justify their design decisions via research techniques, as opposed to just going on intuition each time. - An added plus is not necessarily involvement, but an interest in the other work we are doing in Creative Coding and Sound Design. As mentioned before, sometimes these projects overlap in interesting ways. Check out more details here: www.pushpopdesign.com (site to be updated soon!)

Also, It doesn't matter where you are located, so long as you have a reliable means of communication; ie strong internet connection. US citizenship is preferred at this time, though only for simplicities with accounting. I've been living/ working remotely in Spain with US-based clients and one european client for the past 8 months.

If you are interested in discussing things further, please email me off the list with a link to your portfolio, cv/resume, and hourly rate.

Thank you,

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4 Jun 2011 - 5:05pm
GeoffWill
2010

Tim

Please contact me directly at my gwbando email. My website: www.willcherconsulting.tech.officelive.com will give you a feel for some of my experiences. I've relocated to Orlando, FL and have good internet capability. Would be please to pursue this further.

geoff

-----Original Message----- From: Tim Stutts9 Sent: Friday, June 03, 2011 10:18 AM To: gwbando@msn.com Subject: [IxDA] Seeking UI/UX partner in crime. Any takers?

Hi List,

I currently lead up a small design firm of sorts. We are positioned in a unique space, in that we perform the following three functions: - UI/ UX design for mobile, web and desktop applications - Creative coding for commercials, print and installations (specifically using OpenFrameworks and Processing) - Sound design for a variety of media

I'd contemplated phasing one or two of these areas out for the sake of specialization, but work continues to come in for each. Sometimes we've been fortunate enough to have two or even three of these areas to overlap on a single project. For instance recently we designed/developed a custom video processing application for use in a Fiat commercial. It involved building an interface for compositors to use, creative coding special video effects in OpenFrameworks, and finally building out an audio responsive component for the video to change based on spectral data in the accompanying soundtrack.

Anyways, work has begun to pick up quite a bit lately. I've just signed on for a two month creative coding contract for a company that's going to use up a lot of my bandwidth. On the side I will attempt to juggle things a bit, but what I'm really looking for is a partner in crime UI/UX Designer who could work with me/ take on projects when things get busy. Down the road there may be an opportunity to start an official kind of firm with an office with full-time positions, but for now what I am specifically for someone freelance, mid to senior level, and would have bandwidth to take on some work in the coming months.

UI/UX partner would ideally possess the following: - Strong understanding of UI/UX principles and deliverables. Familiarity with Omnigraffle and creating legible wireframes, site maps, etc. - Natural leader, good conversational/communication skills with clients. - Code-savvy. Doesn't have to be full-on front-end developer, but should understand the current affordances and limitations of software for mobile, web and desktop applications. - Visual Design aptitude. Left to my own devices all of my application visual design in Fireworks (I sub-contract out if I need more than that), so just basic skills is fine. - Marketing/ Strategy skills. This is one area where we are currently lacking. If you can bring any of this to the table, awesome. - Research interest. Another area where we need help. It would be awesome to have someone who was well-read in HCI or related subject and could justify their design decisions via research techniques, as opposed to just going on intuition each time. - An added plus is not necessarily involvement, but an interest in the other work we are doing in Creative Coding and Sound Design. As mentioned before, sometimes these projects overlap in interesting ways. Check out more details here: www.pushpopdesign.com (site to be updated soon!)

Also, It doesn't matter where you are located, so long as you have a reliable means of communication; ie strong internet connection. US citizenship is preferred at this time, though only for simplicities with accounting. I've been living/ working remotely in Spain with US-based clients and one european client for the past 8 months.

If you are interested in discussing things further, please email me off the list with a link to your portfolio, cv/resume, and hourly rate.

Thank you,

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