Entrepreneur looking for a Designer for long-term partnership
user experience, interaction design, user interface design, usability, site maps, wire frames, flow charts, communicating design, web site design, front-end design, mockups, prototypes, web 2.0
See http://buzzpal.com/seedcamp BuzzPal?s video pitch to Seedcamp, which is like the Ycombinator of Europe. From there, you can link to the BuzzPal blog, which has some more info and articles that will give you a flavor for our philosophy, which is agile, experimental, and iterative. See the Team page for more on who we're looking for: http://buzzpal.com/team.
BuzzPal?s backend will be some sort of LAMP stack (using LAMP in the loose way, to include Python/Django, RoR, PHP/framework). Hosting will utilize grid and cloud (AWS, GAE, etc.).
Currently there are already thousands of people on the Private Beta list. That number is growing every day. We have pre-launch and launch strategies that will ensure we launch with a critical mass of users. We have a revenue model beyond advertising. And we have some marketing channels that are unique to us (i.e., through personal connections and access to hundreds of thousands of our target demographic in the USA and Europe).
BuzzPal has already been mentioned on UK TechCrunch and other European blogs. We have a growing lost of media and blogger contacts in USA and Europe, a number of whom we have met at Web 2.0 conferences and events.
Founder (me) has MBA from Georgetown and venture finance experience. See the longer-version of the video here for more background: http://buzzpal.com/seedcamp and http://www.linkedin.com/in/comella. I am also the angel investor and will be leading up fund-raising once we have something to demo to investors. During my career I have invested over $1 billion in media, communications, publishing, technology, and energy industries.
To join us, you must be a friendly, open, extremely smart and driven. You must have the ability AND the attitude. And must work hard and play to win, but play fair. You also must be able to work on a freelance basis to get started, and sign the usual documents, such as NDA, non-compete, non-solicitation, IP assignment, etc. If/when you prove out as a freelancer, you will be offered an expanded role, which would include stock options, benefits, etc. That is our goal for you and it should be your goal as well.