My process from start to finish involves the lean methodology. First, I believe in proving a product from the start before my clients invest large amounts of resources. Early feedback from the stakeholders and your target market is essential in releasing new digital products such as apps and websites. Second, I believe in making small iterative improvements as feedback is gathered, and at the same time being flexible with how the product evolves. I believe the right design solution is what brings the most value and best experience to your customers.
For larger initiatives and native apps I work with a development partner. I do offer programming services for client-side development such as HTML and CSS. However, I would recommend a dedicated developer for projects that are complex or require a quick turn around.
Yes, I can start and end the engagement at any point in the design process, whether your at the napkin sketching stage or have full product documentation.
I work with companies who see the value in collaboration and the design process, and are willing to invest in shipping great digital products. The size of a company isn't as relevant, although I usually fit best with organizations who can move and iterate at a fast pace.
My goal is to work closely with stakeholders who'd like to release a product while keeping their internal team lean. Many times the app or website that is being released does not have proven traction, which makes it difficult to hire quality talent, both from a commitment and cost perspective. I can help you get your product to market, so you can get your business started and validated before commiting to a larger operation.
Yes, in some cases I do. If the business and team is the right fit, then I can offer a mixed cash/equity package.
Ben Faubion, the founder, handles design and user experience and works with various development partners to implement the technology requirements.