Sorry for the delay in posts over the months. I effed up. Somebody in DC dangled a wad of bills in front of my face, made a lot of false promises, and lured me into a full-time-job. I was really excited to officially be a "Director of User Experience" at an established start-up ... but it didn't work out. I was a "director" in title only and so I had to quit. I really, really did not appreciate this start-up misrepresenting the job to me. And I'm sure the recruiter violated several of LinkedIn's terms of service. Despite the falling out with DC start-up they still moved forward and published my work (which is good, I guess, in a ridiculous kinda way).
But that's all in the past now and I am back at my old job doing rock-star level UX design consulting and loving it. Over the past couple of months I've been able to dive into a wonderful classroom management website. My upcoming projects include a Maryland custom home builder and another start-up in California.
I've been reading a lot about how designers are hard to find and in high demand (in New York)... If this is true just reach out - a little further, than NYC. There are lots talented remote contractors like me who would LOVE to work with New York start-ups. Don't buy int to the pessimistic view that we're hard to find - all you need to do is USE THE INTERNET to find us. Voila!
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