Contact / For Hire
matthew at xhipi dot com
I’ve been designing and testing software, web apps, and web sites for 11 years and in that time I’ve learned a lot about what makes for a successful project.
When we work together, I’ll help you define what it is you want to accomplish, then give you a design that works for everyone involved: your customers & your business.
I approach things rather holistically. That means that all ideas are good ones to begin with and as we explore them we will come to know which ones work best given what we know about your goals, your customers needs, and the technical constraints everyone faces.
I have two tiers for pricing projects.
I tend to work the initial phase of a project at an hourly rate. This gives us flexibility to explore options. And since we will be working closely together we won’t be wandering aimlessly for hours on end. I also use an hourly rate when on retainer, usually specifying a set number of hours per week that will be billed if any work is done.
The second tier is by project. This usually kicks in when we have figured out the Whats of the project. By defining well the What up front, it usually makes it easy to decide what steps to take for the rest of the project. Pricing is based on the level of effort for the project; that is, how much activity is necessary to ensure success for both of us.
It Ain’t All About Money
I want part of my work to be focused on not-for-profit endeavors. If you have said endeavor, please don’t hesitate to contact me. My pricing is extremely reasonable. I believe money should change hands as it keeps all parties more professional, but it doesn’t have to cost you.