Succeeding as a UX Freelancer or Consultant
💬 Conférence en anglais
Nous avions prévu une belle soirée le 26 mars prochain avec Elizabeth Allen. Malheureusement, après réflexion et discussion avec notre conférencière, nous avons jugé qu’il était préférable de repousser la date de cet événement TLMUX.
Dans le context actuel, nous préférons participer à l’effort collectif contre la propagation du virus.
On est bien sûre triste de ne pas vous voir ce mois ci, mais on se reprend vite 👋!
In December 2017, I left my job as a UX Researcher at Shopify and started Brazen, a one-woman UX research consultancy. The past 2+ years have been a whirlwind: I’ve worked with 24 fantastic clients, tackled tons of complicated projects, spoken at several conferences, and far exceeded my financial goals.
This talk synthesizes all of the major lessons I’ve learned about succeeding as a UX freelancer/consultant from this very intense period of successes and failures. Through examples and stories, I’ll share unique ideas and concrete strategies for what to do (and what NOT to do) if you’re freelancing in UX right now, or even just thinking about giving it a try someday.
- Taking the first steps towards experimenting with freelancing/consulting
- Landing clients and turning them into repeat customers
- Evaluating whether a project is a good fit for you
- Creating proposals, pricing projects, and interpreting contracts
- Impressing clients and keeping them engaged through a project
- Experimenting with new offerings and approaches
- Tracking your performance and planning for the long term
UX research, strategy, and training consultant
Elizabeth Allen is a UX researcher, cognitive psychologist, and sporadic banjo-player based in Toronto. She is the founder of Brazen, a UX research consultancy that helps clients such as Mozilla, Shopify, and Wealthsimple identify and solve critical UX problems in digital and physical products. Before taking the leap and starting Brazen two years ago, Elizabeth worked as an in-house researcher at companies in Toronto, San Francisco, and Chicago.