Shockingly Actionable Advice From a UX Industry Veteran
Soooo…. there’s a hiring crunch and tech funding is getting tight and designers are expensive, especially the ones who know lots of stuff? I got your back.
* I can book up weeks in advance. So err on the side of action and tap tap tap on those buttons.
Yikes! Help? (Ask Me Anything call) — $369
Get 60 minutes of my undivided attention.
This can be an action packed call where I go New Yorker on you and we squeeze as much into it as you need, OR we do some methodical dissection of a single issue or product until you’re in a better place than you started. Let’s call that design therapy mode.
I’ll record the session so you can focus on the conversation, instead of frantically taking notes.
If I can’t get your burning UX questions answered, I’ll credit you back for the call.
Yikes & Help on Repeat (Ask Me Anything as a monthly subscription) — $597/mo
Good for: ongoing strategy or temporary support
Your own personal bi-weekly AMA recurring call. I’ll talk to anyone on the team about UX needs: designers, founders, or product folk. 1:1 or bring as many team members as you’d like.
Plus two urgent urgent pants on fire quick calls per month.
No contract, cancel anytime.
Buy My Day — $2600
When you need a full, intensive day of work. I will do any UX strategy, research work that’s been bogging you down. Some examples things I can accomplish in a day:
- Multiple 1:1 or group sessions (like AMAs)
- Product audits — then either tell you where to focus or wireframe the basics out for you.
- Design team & process audit — then actually fix stuff, or give you instructions to fix it. Your team, your choice.
- Help with hiring — review or write job recs, interview questions, or actually interview candidates
We’ll start off with a 20 minute brief to kick off the day, and wrap it up with a 20 minute debrief & deliverables at end of day.
I’ll throw in a follow-up AMA call to tie up any loose ends.
Research ^Does Not^ Take Too Long (Assisted UX Research Project) — $3600
I’ll support your researcher from start to finish.
Let me take a bunch of the load off. We start with a whirlwind 90 minute planning session where we nail down the goals, bang out a plan to shorten the knowledge gap before talking to users, define the methods, and set the schedule. I’ll also:
- Review & suggest edits to the session script
- Review and suggest edits to the user recruiting brief & screen documents
- Give you access to all my Dirty Dirty Downloads templates & swipe files
While your team is conducting the research, they can reach me for 2 urgent we need quick advice calls. We’ll wrap it up with a 60 minute end of study debrief and next steps call.
Tara was awesome! So many useful things she suggested that I can already apply to my work environment starting today! Her experience as a leader is so valuable for anyone to learn from and I'm glad I could tap into her brain for a bit today.
- Lori Ho, UX design lead @ MEATER
Who Are These Services For?
Founders getting ready to hire first FDI, or with a designer already on board who could use an assist. Folks with a penchant for action. I promise I’ll never wound a fellow designer, but for founders? Tough skin and an open mind probably helps. How design works could possibly be a lot different than what you thought you knew.
But What If I’m Just a Budgetless Designer?
Trust me, I get it. Thou shall not be forsaken. You can request access to the FB group where you can
conspire chat with other designers in a similar position. Also, if you haven’t bought the book yet, it’s a great low-cost option to get a ton of info and supplemental swipe files.