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10+ Resources on equity but failed to find a decent UX/UI resource on Equity thus far -

Saquib Khan Building BIG IDEAS -Hire 31+ resources on Equity - I want to put a dent in the Universe!

September 25th, 2019


Does anyone have any luck finding committed UX/UI resource? I am successful in finding Android, iOS, Full stack, front end developer, Data scientist, financial advisor on equity.

I have spoken to many great UX/UI resources but they are not up for only working for equity.

I strongly believe that a good UX/UI resource is an essential part of the team. I am asking 25 hours of Part-time commitment per week.


Saquib Khan

Saquib Khan Building BIG IDEAS -Hire 31+ resources on Equity - I want to put a dent in the Universe!

September 26th, 2019

@ Daniel Turner thanks for the feedback - I understand and have empathy for UX/UI resources. I am using the somewhat same script I have used to hire

1) 2 Android Developers

2) 2 iOS Developers

3) 2 Full-Stack Developers

4) 1 QA lead

5) 2 Data Scientist

6) 2 Financial Advisors

7) 1 Fundraising Expert

8) 1 psychologist

9) 2 Interns

Yes - I am showing off :-) I have started learning UX/UI myself from last night. Downloaded FREE Adobe XD - Signup a $paid course on Udemy.


Saquib Khan

Paul Garcia marketing exec & business advisor

September 30th, 2019

Welcome back Saquib. No, there's no reason for a UX/UI developer to work for equity. This kind of dedicated work is unnecessary for an MVP and they know it. When you do your lean startup steps to validate your idea, the initial UI is part of that validation. What does the software need to look like so that people will use it? That's a step. Your MVP does not need to go beyond this. That's for future iterations and future development, not startup. Stop looking for this resource and revisit your research so you know what future users want in the initial release.

You do not need this UX/UI resource until your first batch of users start requesting improvements for a later version of your software.

Saquib Khan Building BIG IDEAS -Hire 31+ resources on Equity - I want to put a dent in the Universe!

September 30th, 2019

@Paul - I have a different opinion! Your MVP should have a better UX/UI (post user research) design that sends a message to a user that we are serious & professional about when we are doing and at the same collecting feedback and improving.

BTW We have found an experienced UX/UI resource - just signed the contract! It takes awfully long but we did it.

I must say - LinkedIn is amazing!!

Thanks, everyone!


Saquib Khan

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Daniel Turner Available

September 25th, 2019

Hi Saquib, As a UX Designer who’s worked at an agency, a startup, and in academia, I probably also wouldn’t jump in for equity — though of course I cannot speak for others, being a founding design member at a new company is about as big a time commitment as any other top founder. Also an experienced UX person at that level will feel strongly that their role critically involves things like asking, "Should this exist?" and "How might we know this is solving a real problem real people who are not us or are friends face?" So there may be issues in what you’re offering, or how you’re framing the role ("Just implement my vision" is something I literally have heard before, and I’ve seen every startup that says that fails within months), or how you demonstrate that the person taking that role will have backing so that they can be effective in their job. Again, I don’t know you or how you work, but these are common barriers to hiring good UX help: not valuing the work properly, not understanding what the work is, not supporting the person so that they can do their best work.

Chirs Zink

January 28th, 2020

I know I’m a little late to the party but I’m in the opposite boat. I’ve been looking for an equity position for a while. I have all the experience but cant seem to find the right opportunity.