What type of work does Kiara specialize in?
Kiara is a data-driven, people focused product designer. She believes nothing is more important than designing a great product, and she is very passionate about understanding peoples’ behaviors and needs when it comes to creating great products that have a positive impact on lives. In terms of product design, Kiara is a generalist. She believes in running usability studies and user research, and being able to explore ideas from concept to prototype with varying levels of fidelity. From her experience, she has learned that prototyping is the most effective way to test design ideas, iterate quickly, and get buy in from stakeholders. Sketch and Principle are the main tools she uses to validate her prototyped designs, and she is constantly using cutting edge tools and technology to streamline her design processes.
What type of companies has Kiara worked with?
Kiara has worked with companies of all sizes. From Fortune 500 companies to early stage startups.
What is it like working with Kiara?
Working with Kiara is similar to working with your existing team. She most likely already uses the same cutting edge tools and technology you and your team use on a daily basis to get work done. She provides frequent updates and all design requests are handled quick with high or low fidelity prototypes.
Why should I work with Kiara?
You should work with Kiara if you want to collaborate with a highly skilled top 1% designer and have your design requests completed in an efficient manner without having to worry about revisions, communication, fluctuating hourly rates, and all the things you have to deal with when trying to get quality design work.
Will Kiara attend product meetings in person?
Kiara works remotely for the most part. If you hire her as a full-time lead designer in SF there is a good chance she will attend in person product meetings. Having said that, Kiara enjoys meeting with the people she works with so if you are in SF, she will most likely make it a point to meet in person, but hourly and weekly design plans are 100% remote. All design requests are handled through dedicated email, Slack or a custom project management tool preferably. Working with Kiara is really simple, efficient and productive. You will have dedicated support and you can reach her anytime via chat or email.
Will Kiara work with my engineers to implement the designs?
Absolutely. Kiara is a software engineer turned UX UI designer. She works closely with engineering and product teams all the time, so you’re in good hands.
How often do I get updates?
Kiara will provide frequent updates. She will send status updates as many times as you need and as often as you need them. Within reason of course. Feel free to ask her for a status update anytime you like.
How are the design files delivered?
Designs are delivered in a Sketch file with all the assets. If you need the assets to be exported and organized individually, that can be done too.
Should I choose the hourly, weekly or full-time plan?
Great question. The Weekly Iterator plan aka “the secret weapon” is probably the most cost-effective and flexible plan.
I have less than a week of design work for Kiara. Which plan should I go with?
That’s quite a pickle now, isn’t it! Ok, so in that case, you should go with The Hourly Warrior plan. Any remaining hours purchased don’t expire, so you can use them in the future!