Rakesh K

Rakesh K

Freelance mobile and web designer | radesign.in Joined about 6 years ago via an invitation from Allan G.

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  • 36 comments
  • 44 upvotes
  • Posted to What's your process for hiring designers?, in reply to Josiah D , Jan 31, 2019

    Kudos to you for taking this stance about 'design test' from the hiring side. As a person on the other side I go a step further and refuse to do even paid design tests. From the FAQ section of my portfolio website:

    Will you do a paid test job?

    I completely understand you’d be comfortable if you could see my design for a small portion of your app/website before engaging with me for the full project. Also, by this way, both of us can get a feel for our way of working and communication. However, I find it difficult to justify the effort I put into a test job. Designing a small section of your product may look like a small task but when we take into account the time required for research, planning, brainstorming, sketching out ideas, analyzing them, establishing a visual style, etc., it becomes a biggish project (in case you think I don’t have to do all these steps and just ‘design’ that section then it becomes beautifying, not designing).

    A test project of size, say, 1/25th of the full project usually requires a lot more than 1/25th of the effort required to complete the full project. So, my fee would be most certainly higher than what you think it’d be for the 1/25th part. So, after I size up the work and send you an estimate most likely it’ll be turned down :-) Even if you’re ready to pay what I ask, there is always the possibility of not getting to work on the full project, in which case I’d hate to see my effort go waste. For this reason I never take up test projects.

    Alternatively, you can go through the case studies of my previous projects to get an idea of how I work and read my previous clients’ testimonials to get an idea of how it was to work with me; you can also talk to some of my previous clients if you feel so. I’ve never had an unhappy client and most of the work I get is from repeat clients.

    2 points
  • Posted to ASK DN: Good examples of magazine-style blogs - any ideas?, May 24, 2018

    http://radesign.in Disclaimer: It's my portfolio with case studies and a blog.

    0 points
  • Posted to Find a Design Mentor to help you grow, Jul 27, 2017

    David, if you don't want this to become another avenue where newbies can pose as experts you should probably address these questions:

    1. What qualifies one as a mentor?

    2. How would you stop every Tom, Dick and Harry pose as a mentor?

    3. How would one know that those listed have the capacity to mentor?

    4 points
  • Posted to Changes to Design Inc, in reply to Sacha Greif , May 12, 2017

    Folyo was wheezing heavily in the second life and now it seems completely dead.

    0 points
  • Posted to A girl who codes: Why that matters., in reply to Matt Williams , Mar 22, 2017

    I expressed the same thought when everybody were voicing for gender diversity on Women's day https://twitter.com/rakeshdesign/status/839462310318002177

    6 points
  • Posted to Shantell Martin - by Anton & Irene, Mar 15, 2017

    Looks great. Reminds me of https://workingnotworking.com/human

    1 point
  • Posted to Where can I find charities to work for free?, in reply to Djordje Vlaisavljevic , Mar 14, 2017

    Excellent effort! Hope it grows into a bigger source.

    0 points
  • Posted to A site for bullshitfree design articles, in reply to Ryan Van Gatten , Mar 13, 2017

    I doubt DN was ever like that :)

    0 points
  • Posted to Is it just me or did DN use to be more interesting?, in reply to Ryan Van Gatten , Mar 13, 2017

    I'm not sure if there are a lot of quality submissions but whatever there is never reaching the eyes of many DN users is an issue. I ran a poll and found two-thirds of users are not checking out recent news. I tried to start a discussion on this but was as usual left to die alone under the recent tab.

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: What is the purpose of trend articles?, Mar 12, 2017

    More articles --> More article views --> More users/ad views --> More fame and money

    11 points
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