exploring ux design with an app for freelancers
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As an individual exploration of the UX Design process, I conceptualized Markwork as a solution to the problems that freelancers face with looking for clients online.
The problems with existing freelancer platforms are numerous. Freelancers have to demonstrate their viability through numerous proficiency tests. Talent is showcased globally, without regard for regional wage laws. There are few, if any, anti-piracy protections in place. And showcasing, on-boarding, timekeeping, project management, communication, and payment, are divided across multiple channels.
I wanted to demonstrate that the entire life of a project could be housed in one app, and that it could be done in a way that not only empowers freelancers, but also encourages more trust between clients and talent.