We are a small UX firm, looking to form relationships with UI designers. We love our work, and take pride in what we do, but we know our limitations. We aren't UI designers. We have decades of experience in the software industry as developers and UX consultants, but we need your skills.
You are a creative person that is an expert in the Adobe suite (or another program that can output psd files) that understands the difference between UI and UX. You love typography. You love colour. You're bright, and love your work. You use design systems. You can take a functional design and polish it, colour it, create the necessary artwork, find the right graphics, and make it look professional. You can work with grids. You know how developers think, or are willing to learn. And importantly, you are available to work during typical work hours in the Eastern time zone (we don't care where you live).
A Typical Situation:
We will work with a client to define scope and requirements, create personas, design the information architecture and navigation, etc. Then we will create an interactive prototype that gives the stakeholders a visual idea of how their product will function and look. However, this prototype is medium fidelity and isn't polished. It's functional. This is where you come in. We would work with you, describing the brand, customer base, stakeholder considerations, etc., and you would create a few options of a visual design to polish the look. You'd recommend fonts, colours, spacing, etc. You'd provide a design template.
As a test of your skills, we'd like to see what you come up with for a simple, hypothetical web page. Let's say it's a very simple dashboard for business people who rent expensive cars through a high-end luxury car rental site. Think $200,000+ cars for rent (and think about the people that are renting them). Think about the brand (it’s high-end, sophisticated, built for people that would rather spend money to save time than spend time to save money).
You have freedom here, so have fun, and impress us. The logo colours have been provided to you, but no other colour palette decisions have been made. The information on the page is what we need to show, but how you display it is up to you. We know that there’s not much to this page, and that’s intentional, as are some of the awful design decisions. We aren’t asking you to spend 8 hours designing this page, we’re asking that you’re thoughtful, and have attention to detail.