Since March, I have been working with a company called SkillGigs. It started on Dribbble, that inquiry came in, you know the kind that builds your anticipation the further you read. Then suddenly you burst into a parade around the house so happy to see an energetic project. Bottoms up on the Dr. Pepper you’ve been drinking to get through the day and fists in the air. You sit back down at the computer and give the company props for knowing what Dribbble is, and even better, how to find you on it. At least that’s how it was for me. The first meeting couldn’t have gone any better. It was any creative’s dream. A company that actually had wireframes before they reached out for a user interface designer? Unheard of. A business owner who already had a smooth elevator pitch that wasn’t littered with half baked thoughts? I must be dreaming. I had to tip my cowboy hat that I don’t have to them. Kashif and Amit really had it together and they wanted to see if I was a good fit for their own master plan. Bringing me in at just the right time, they explained that they were looking for someone to mold the brand and paint a pretty face on this beastly platform. They stressed the importance of the user experience and relayed that it would drive the way the platform behaved. I don’t know about you but, it is almost euphoric to be around so many capable people at one time, all moving their own parts for the bigger whole.
Let’s start with where you land once you have logged into the platform; the Dashboard. I just couldn’t get my brain wrapped around a strong direction as my mind was pelted with all the functions I needed to include. So then I just started. I started clicking, dragging, deleting and repeating. I scribbled notes, drew boxes and e-mailed these guys on many nights at the same hour I am working now.
Finally… a direction was set. And I am so damn happy with how the product is shaping up. You can check it out live here >> www.skillgigs.com – I’m looking forward to sharing my progress with all of you, the supporters, the devil’s advocates, the critics, and even you haters. Get in here for some love.
By the way, I really like music. You’ll find some of my favorites posted throughout my work, at random.