Koji from Started.in/Seattle interviewed us for their site. This is part1.
Take a look. There are some lessons on startups and business, design and such. Good times!
You can see Part2 of this video (not available anywhere else) over here - http://youtu.be/x5J0Ko8wjfU
Great advice from Anthony Armendariz on how to price freelance design work, and how to promote it.
Original blog post here - https://scoutzie.com/blog/how-to-price-and-promote-design-work
Extended video here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F02PhkCNHrw
"Curios people are not afraid to throw things against the wall without fear of judgement" - Kelly Smith in an interview on Scoutzie.com.
Read full interview here - https://scoutzie.com/blog/curiosity-makes-the-entrepreneur
Are you ready for iOS 7? Get Flat in 7 Days.
You can watch the the WWDC keynote and follow the news today like a hawk or or you can capitalize on the big change getting unveiled.
iOS 7 is going flat.
If you are reading this and you haven’t taken steps towards at least planning to get flat, today is likely a better time than tomorrow, when every other app, like every other website, will appear to have gone flat overnight.
Because 10-months ago, when Microsoft flattened its interfaces for Windows 8, people took notice.
Because 8-months ago, when Apple announced that Jony Ive will lead Apple’s Software group, savvy teams lined up updates to their UI design.
Because during the past fews months, as the design and developer communities debated, discussed, and dissected about the possible trend towards flat design, flat vs. skeuomorphism, effective teams took action.
However, as simplistic as flat designs look, it’s not easy to do right. Where fancy skeuomorphs can help mask little glitches before, flat design is not very forgiving of imperfections. To do it right, you need a professional designer. Luckily, we managed to convince a small pool of Scoutzie designers to support us in our “iOS 7 in 7” campaign.
What is iOS 7 in 7?
Get ready for iOS 7 in 7 days by kicking off a iOS 7 design project with an expert designer from the Scoutzie network, a designer curated network of the best mobile designers. We’ve streamlined the process of finding and collaborating with a freelance designer to be as effortless as possible. In 7 days, we help you write your design brief, connect with some of the best mobile designers on our network, and you get to work directly with a professional designer to update your app’s UI, hassle free.
Your brand design without a hassle, here by popular demand.
Logo is a huge part of a brand and that’s why clients who were coming to Scoutzie for mobile and web designs, have often asked for logos as part of their overall design presentation, and the amazing designers always delivered. Today, we are making it easier for you to browse specifically for a logo design .
A number of the designers have already integrated logos as part of their portfolio and there are certainly many more to come. We are looking forward to helping our clients with their design needs, logos included.
The future of creative work online - Welcome to the new Scoutzie
When we first launched Scoutzie over a year ago, it was meant for finding the designers behind the best mobile app designs. Since then, the idea of collecting and collaborating with great people has grown on us. After countless conversations with designers and clients, we created the new Scoutzie.
The new Scoutzie is designed on the idea that everyone should own their own reputation. In the past, big (agency) brand names stood as a proxy for reputation; the size of a company’s marketing budget determined how its brand is known and perceived through mass media.
Yet a brand in itself isn’t valuable - it is the merit of the individuals behind it that really matters. This is especially true in design and the creative field in general. With this, we believe the web and collaborative consumption has outgrown the traditional corporation.
And this is where the new Scoutzie is different. We attribute merit to the individual, and enable direct collaboration. The merit of a designer’s work, not their company’s brand, determines how they are known and discovered. Even if he is just another Swiss guy in Taipei.
The new Scoutzie is a place where you can work directly with the actual designer or producer for your request, without having to tackle impeding large company bureaucracy and overhead.
Our designers are curated by designers to keep the quality bar of our network consistent. Right now, our network consists of designers who work on mobile applications and web. We’ll be adding more domains in the future. We further enable and demand that everyone build their own reputation in our community, including the people requesting to work with our designers. It is only fair. Besides, it gives you the chance to prove that you would be a worthy teammate for a great partner.
Go on, take a look. Find the right designer for your project and send them a message.
Welcome to the new Scoutzie.
Kirill, Jenn & Team Scoutzie
p.s. If you have any insights to share with us, you can participate in this discussion on Hacker News.