The Structure of Retainer Deals for UX Designers
Freelance and contract design is fraught with risk. You often find yourself in contexts that are unfamiliar, especially in business deals with business people.You are often alone, representing your own interests, backing your skills and knowledge, and negotiating deals that represent both short-term and long-term contractual (ahem, monetary) agreements. That’s…
In Response to Ageism in Tech
While I have been lucky enough not to experience more than one occasion of overt ageism (an interview with a startup with a young age average), I welcome the competition. I would add a few traits to your assessment of the older designer—we are also commonly more competitive and…
Reiswig Card Designs Selected for Feature
Every once in a while, I get an opportunity to talk about my branding work. And let me just say,
I love it.
I’ve been doing branding from the beginning. If you hit my bio, you’ll see I was inspired early on by designing brands. For me, branding is a…
Commitment! A Q&A on Mentorship
Q. Hi! What is your name and what do you do?
A. Howdy. I’m Matthew Reiswig and I’m a UX Designer at Pivotal.
Q. What kind of people do you mentor?
Q. Why do you mentor?
A. It feels good to help people, and it gives…
7 UX Design Trends for 2017
1. Conversational interfaces
Millions of voice-activated smart home devices (like Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and Google Assistant) were sold just during the holiday season in 2016, and it was a shock to some. The surprises are over. Conversation is something we all know to engage in. We’re not sure how…