Hire an expert UX/UI designer, without paying the full-time salary.
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Why a retainer ?
The average UX/UI designer salary in Switzerland is between 80'000 and 120'000 CHF. That’s a fair chunk of money and not something everyone can commit to. Frankly, it puts a lot of businesses at a disadvantage.
So what can you do?
Need a designer?
You have 3 options
Sure, they're always available but you have to pay the big bucks to entice any product designer worth their salt. Don't forget the time-consuming and potentially expensive hiring process. And to top it off, they might not be a good fit for your business!
In theory you'll get hundreds of small design tasks each month for a fixed price. Sounds great! But of course, when you read the small print, you'll see this isn't the case. Doh! But the real problem is the lack of strategic input or thought. You'll work with whichever designer is on-hand and sadly they won't specialize in product design.
And that’s me, Jerome ;) I run a monthly UX/UI design retainer to help companies like yours get all those ongoing design improvements done – without the commitment of paying for a full-time product designer, skipping from freelancer to freelancer or being disappointed with a low-quality unlimited design service.
Areas I can help with
Building interactive prototypes to test assumptions before coding (save $$$)
Giving guidance on new features before you start coding
Ideating solutions to longstanding problems
Sorting through user research and offer critical insights
Analyzing areas of friction within your SaaS and designing alternative solutions
Creating visual mockups
Customer journey reviews. From signup to activation
Defining a plan of easy wins and longer-term plays
Designing structural wireframes
Landing page design
Start small and grow as you need
I offer 4 different packages, the only difference between them is the number of hours you think you might need.
5 HOURS PER MONTH
Best for businesses that need help moving in the right direction. Think customer journey reviews, ideation, initial wireframes etc.
If your business is just starting, or you simply want to test the waters, this is a great option.
10 HOURS PER MONTH
Best for businesses that have a consistent need for design help. If you're growing and you’re looking to invest in improving your product, this is for you.
You can get a lot done In 10 hours!
20 HOURS PER MONTH
Best for businesses that are on a mission!
If you need to hit product market fit as soon as possible or have a backlog of outstanding design projects, this is the package for your business.
40 HOURS PER MONTH
Best for businesses who need ongoing design work and want to evolve very quickly!
If you need a designer to help you with recurring work, ideation, testing, optimization, etc. this package is made for you.
I work best with business owners who are passionate about improving their businesses and see the value in working with experts. This is a service for business owners who can trust the expertise of a seasoned designer, but who are also willing to question and have questions asked of them. Great work is done through collaboration and understanding!
Yes! I use Toggl to track my time and I’ll give you access to your own area so you can see exactly what I’ve been working on and how much time has been spent each month.
Because I block out hours each month for you specifically, you can’t roll over unused hours. However, typically there is always something productive to be achieved with the time available. I will do my best to let you know before the month ends if you have time left on your plan.
Yes, you can use your retainer for larger projects. Just note that once the hours for each month have been used up, I will pause work until the following month.
Alternatively, for larger projects, we can create a fixed-price proposal (depending on availability) and keep it separate from the retainer.
If you ever want to upgrade or downgrade I just need one month’s notice so I can check availability. It’s important to me that I only take on a small number of clients so I can give everyone the amount of time and effort they deserve – but I will do my best to accommodate you.
If you decide to pause or cancel your retainer you can sign up again as long as your spot hasn’t already been taken by someone else. I’m not able to hold places, so once the spots are gone, they’re gone!
How to apply?
If you’re interested in working with me, drop me a line by clicking the contact button below.
Don't forget to mention the package you’d like to start with (5, 10, 20 or 40 hours) and we’ll get the ball rolling.
If you’d like to have a quick call, feel free to ask !