Posted 22.05.2017 @ 9.44AM
:: The industry seems to cater to only juniors and middle weights. ::
I've found a lot of dev jobs looking for a particular skill set, rather than problem solving ability - similar situation.
:: loads of jobs for UX designers ::
Ha ha, I think 99% of people still don't know the difference between UI and UX - including the designers.
Posted 20.05.2017 @ 9.21AM
Wondering how people are finding the current economic climate. I'm not really in touch as I'm focusing full time on my startup now so just doing the odd short term gig here and there when something interesting pops up. My wife has plenty of work coming in but she's pretty specialised.
Is there much work out there? Anyone jumped from freelance to full time for security or the other way because businesses are reducing overheads?
Posted 19.05.2017 @ 1.42PM
I would give them a choice, they pick a concept to move forward with, or they find another designer and relinquish the deposit (since you have satisfied the agreed deliverable). Then they have to take ownership of the decision.
With one caveat: does the deposit cover the concept phase only or is it also security against the whole job? If the deposit is security as well, I would keep the amount that covers the concepts and return the rest. Unless it's specified in your agreement that the deposit is relinquished if the project doesn't move forward. Then you can keep it all, but that doesn't seem like a fair agreement to the client in the first place.
Posted 19.05.2017 @ 1.28PM
:: You're calling an end to a shape? That is a ridiculous statement. ::
Maybe death is a little permanent. I meant as a style trend, I think we'll see less round corners for ui elements as a default (i.e. bootstrap buttons, wells etc) and more hard corners.
Posted 09.12.2015 @ 12.12PM
Hey @Pscysm - my first thought when I looked at your landing page is...what exactly is this? Granted, I have some idea because I've seen what you've been saying about it on the forum. But even so, I find myself unsure when looking at your landing page. I can't grasp what Dragonbill is and why I want it.
The content in the red bar is useful for expanding on what's being offered, but it's secondary information. I'd like to see the primary message upfront to feel confident that I understand what I'm signing up for is something I'm actually interested in.*
*caveat, I'm not necessarily your target market, but it was easier to write this in first person
Posted 07.12.2015 @ 4.18PM
Hey @Pscysm It's changed a bit and now will work by users adding funds (via PayPal or Stripe) to an account before paying for items.
I'm not 100% confident that it's the right way to go (I have suggested getting away from the payment side of things and focusing on the shopping element) but I'm going to prototype it up and see what it looks like.