Sinds een jaar organiseert IxDA Nederland
een intervisie groep voor interaction designers. Namens Yuky Yung wil ik graag peilen of
er genoeg animo is voor een tweede intervisie groep voor (freelance)
interaction designers: voor mensen die recent zijn gestart met
hun onderneming, of interaction designers in loondienst, die niet veel collega ontwerpers in hun omgeving hebben en meer uitwisseling willen.
I'm well aware that we have a Jobs board to post to, but this is more of a freelance project that is a few weeks and not full-time. I don't have a budget for posting this gig to the jobs board and I apologize for that. I'm not a recruiter, but a fellow IA and Product Manager who needs some help with this project, because I'm also acting as project manager, and I just don't have the bandwidth to handle all three major tasks. I'm calling in the troops, so to speak. LOL.
A local charity group, the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL) wants to update the website for their annual art auction fundraiser, which will be held this April. The event website is currently linked to the GAWL website, but it is a very elementary design, and they think that they're looking to start with something fresh.
We have an immediate, short-term need for Interaction Design (Information Architecture, UX Strategy) services for work in the amateur and professional sports marketing industry. Please email your resume/cv and porftolio to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: Freelance IA/IxD) if you're interested.
With the new year, I'm thinking a need to get some better systems in place with regards to running my own interaction design business. Some questions for those who are consultants/freelance/solo practitioners:
- assuming you are on a long-term job, what percentage of your available working hours are billable? What is a good target? (I work from home and I always seem to spend some of my working hours doing laundry, etc.)
- what software do you use to track your hours?
- what software do you use to bill your clients and keep track of paid and unpaid bills?
We are looking for an experienced freelance Interaction Designer for our upcoming redesign project. You’ll work closely in a diverse and passionate team of product managers and visual designers to build and extend our website to create an entertaining and rewarding user experience.
Thank you to everyone who answered today. Seriously, I really appreciate your mentorship.
Good to hear from Elizabeth Bacon, whose Portland IxDA chapter events I've attended. Thank you also for your simpathy Yvonnia. CWS, Monkeyshine, Christian, Eduardo all raise good points, so here's some clarification in response :
I am wondering how many freelance UX designers carry some level of Professional Liability Coverage (also called 'Errors and Omissions'), and what level that might be (500K, 1M, ..). In addition, if you did buy the coverage, was it because you felt you needed it, or because a client requested it?