In this episode Chris Baum speaks with Donna Spencer, Lynne Polischuik, Justin Davis and Erin Jo Richey at the 2012 IA Summit about their interactive panel discussion Taking the Plunge: Diving Into Indie UX. They share practical and personal considerations of being an indie designer, including how to to get over the fear of making the jump, where and how to find clients, managing the business side of design and what it’s like to work alone.
About Chris Baum
Chris Baum is a UX practitioner who started his career in technology as a customer service rep for a startup back in the go-go Web boom. After taking over product management responsibilities and building his first website, he moved on to usability and design management roles at Charles Schwab. He returned to product management as Sr. PM for eTrade and Jaman.com, an online social cinema company, before coming back into the design seat. He is putting together a consulting practice combining all of his skills as you read this. In designer guise, he is recognized as an expert user experience practitioner and an enterprise information architect. Chris is also the Editor-in-Chief of Boxes and Arrows.