Success-411 New Haven Message Board › Wanted: UX savvy WEB APP Designer (PT ok) for High Positive Social Impact So
TITLE: Chief Design Adviser or Chief Designer (or whatever)
RESPONSIBILITIES: 1-3 month GIG, responsible for:
Make our site look great, and most importantly be an easy, exciting, and fun user experience.
More specifically, the interface should help remove any psychological hurdles that a person may have about anything therapy-related, plus any general frustration the user might have with computers. If it looks like work, it will feel like work, and the opposite as well.
Gender differences will also need to be taken into account
Be aware of latest internet trends
Able to conduct proper user research/usability audits
Freedom to help design identity, brand, logos and goals
OUR PREMISES: Making committed relationships work today is a science and an art. But few of us are artists or scientists. We have a plethora of Internet tools today for managing our eBay transactions and starting relationships with complete strangers, yet nada for sustaining, saving, or revitalizing our most important relationships—with our spouse, kid, or business partner. That is about to change with our unusual start up tapping the wisdom of the best experts and the wisest couples for your particular relationship issue.
MISSION and MARKET: to become as much the site of choice for couples seeking to save, repair or significantly enrich their relationships, as the leading singles site (Match or POF) is the site of choice for singles seeking a mate.
Even more important than our web application's potential for reducing and preventing lots of relationship-based suffering, and making lots of money, is its potential for helping to prevent war, genocide and further global warming, since that is the personal mission of the founder—where his own profits will go. We will be a social venture that puts LOVE together with JUSTICE AND THE PLANET. How delicious is that!
The BASIC OPPORTUNITY: MAKING HUGE POSITIVE DIFFERENCE FOR SOCIETY PLUS INTERNET HISTORY
> So this is a unique opportunity to get in on the ground floor of potentially huge company (with two more related spin-off apps needing design once we get funding or are running in black), and to make a major positive difference for society and the planet, as well as to take the Internet to its next stage, from creating relationships, to sustaining and deepening them.
> It is an opportunity to play key role in defining the company’s identity, and be almost any position you want to be and are capable of executing, working in a collaborative , consensual decision making style with the founder/psychologist/inventor /educator/entrepreneur and the highly talented developer who also has an MBA)
We want to finish the beta for two big national potential strategic partner companies, as well as interested potential investors by mid-August if possible.
DURATION: Flexible, (two to three months) but must be able to start within next week or so, even if only 1-2hrs per week (if Adviser role). Assuming we get funded, this could become regular part time job.
1) Able to start soon as possible
2) Strong UI / UE experience, having done web app(s) not just sites
Highly competent with HTML, css, creative, aware of gender preferences for design
3) One or two example(s) of well designed, creative, sites that show WEB BASED APPLICATIONS (as opposed to typical websites), preferably in the web2.0 space. DO NOT SEND US MORE THAN THREE EXAMPLES.
1. US based
2. Experience with marriage; possible plus if know the pain of divorce, everything else being equal
TO APPLY INSTRUCTIONS:
STEP ONE: CUT AND PASTE the above 3 requirements into your cover letter, addressing each one, PLUS PLEASE describe your motive or reason for being attracted to our start up in particular.
Feel free to also address the list of Desirables (but not required)
STEP TWO PLEASE be sure to put city and tel number into your signature, and ideally a SKYPE ID, to save us from having to get it from attachments.
Put in sub box: “App Designer/[name of city where you are physically based], [how/who referred you]/
STEP FOUR: Email pasted in answers in cover letter, along with resume