Here’s the deal.
I am working on a new startup idea for 2012 in the job market / hiring space (I know it doesn’t sound sexy, but trust me it will be) now that TwapperKeeper is behind me and Hootsuite is in charge of archiving tweets for the world.
I have a set of mock-ups close to being done (using Balsamiq).
I have a domain name lock and loaded (though I am sure I will change my mind a few times…).
And I am getting close to beginning the late nights of coding and 5 hour energy shots…
But let’s face it. My UX / UI “designer” skills absolutely suck. suck. suck.
So I am looking to hire a freelance designer.
What am I looking for in a designer?
Hell - I am not sure b/c I have never worked with one - so I probably need a lot of hand holding.
But here is what I think I need… :-)
Someone who can take my shitty mock-ups and turn them into kick ass page layouts while also handing me the CSS / containers to build into the product.
Someone who can recommend potential UX ideas.
Someone who can handle logo / icons, web (7-9 unique pages at this point but I am sure that may change) and mobile (phase 2) layouts.
I need the design to look f’ing awesome so that if I ever get a chance to show it to Dave McClure he doesn’t start screaming at me about UX / UI / etc. and make me go to Warm Gun: Designing Happiness bootcamp.
If you think you can handle it and are willing to hold my hand through the process, I would love to hear from you!