Sunday, June 12, 2005

Smart move

I have no idea if you've noticed, but it has been a while since I've posted. I have been busy looking for work, as I'll explain here.

I quit my job (as you may have read before) and have been looking for freelance jobs or a new fulltime job. I looked in many places (here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here) but finally settled for:
It looks like I will become a partner in the company that is transforming itself from a one-man band into a small-but-significant user experience hotspot based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

UserIntelligence's founder, Tjeerd de Boer (not always as smug as the smile suggests), is a seasoned usability evaluator, an avid follower of the user experience field, and very well-read in general. He has been running and growing the company for the last three years and worked for international and national clients such as Philips, T-Mobile, Reed Elsevier, Manutan and ANWB.

Our services will range from user research, through experience design to usability evaluations, with UX strategy and process advice on one side and UX research and education on the other.

This evening, I have been putting together job descriptions for us and our band of freelancers-turned-employees, and created the sitemap for our not-to-be-released-before-september new website. I am working!

So, people in my network beware! I will soon be coming to haunt you, begging for work , unless you come and bring it to us first...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

good to see you on fire, man!

9:12 AM, June 13, 2005  
Blogger Steve Portigal said...

Peter - this is exciting to read. I've been a one-man band for four years and am really thinking about what comes next for me; how to tell a better story and articulate a better offering, and the idea of taking on new partners or joining a similarly sized outfit is tantalizing to me, so I'm intrigued by paths that others are following. I'm sure you'll keep updating the story for everyone as it evolves...

12:56 AM, July 07, 2005  

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