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Come and join my silly Design Jam

6 months ago from , Co-founder of https://getacquainted.co/

Hi DN people. I made a UI resources site a while back which I stopped updating a couple of years ago. It still gets regular visitors so thought I'd try and do something else with it. Idea - a light-hearted weekly UI design competition aimed at up and coming designers. Take a look here https://www.designerlynx.co/

There is a small prize pot (which may increase depending on the number of entries). Emphasis is on fun and experimentation, not medium article style deep-dives into every stage of the design thinking process

8 comments

  • Erik Fanki, 6 months ago

    This is a real nice idea, would love to get into it! Although, I'm thinking.. What's deal between you and the weekly client? I would appreciate if that was a bit clearer.

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    • Stevie E, 6 months ago

      Would love you to submit something. The idea is to have a new challenge every week, they won't be related in any way from one week to the next.

      I'll tweak the wording on the page to make this a bit clearer (just to be clear, this is in no way affiliated with freecycle, just thought it would make a good task). Thanks for the feedback!

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  • Mark Vogelaar, 6 months ago

    I recommend adding some info to the site. For example ownership of the design, can you run of with our design and sell it to the client. Also why not raise the price based on the number of submissions? and then subtract the amount you need for site maintance. 3 dollar upload for a 30 dollar price is a bit much. Nice concept though, good for practice.

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    • Stevie E, 6 months ago

      Will add a more fleshed out terms and conditions this week, good suggestion. That is my exact plan, the more people that enter the bigger pot, minus the cost of hosting etc. $3 feels relatively cheap for me (less than a coffee), but this is totally relative to everyone I guess. Thanks for the feedback!

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  • Eythan D'AmicoEythan D'Amico, 6 months ago

    I love this idea! It’d be a really cool if you had a relationship with the weekly client so you could connect the winner and potentially create an opportunity to work with them. It’d be great for new designers and the client could also offer prize money. Not sure how you’d stop pros from taking advantage of this though?

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    • Stevie E, 6 months ago

      That's a great idea, if I get enough interest I'll definitely reach out to some potential clients. Not sure how to stop pros taking part, maybe submitting with a linkedin profile to check. Kind of assume pros would not be interested in this tho. Thanks for the feedback!

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  • A R, 6 months ago

    What are your qualifications for choosing a winner? It might be better to have a more democratic decision-making process instead of just one person's feedback/perspective.

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    • Stevie E, 6 months ago

      My qualifications are that it's my competition, therefore my rules, ha. Seriously though, that's a good suggestion - at this stage, it's very low key but if enough people start entering I'll think about other options.

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