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20th May 06, 02:28 PM
MediaRich is actively looking for top-notch freelancers to work with us on projects requiring the following skills and tools:
* User interface design (Photoshop, xHTML, CSS)
* Flash design and development (Macromedia Flash)
* Website coders and developers (xHTML, CSS, PHP, ASP)
* Content management implementation specialists
* Producers and project managers (MS Project)
* Web copywriters (Word, Dreamweaver)
* Information architects (Visio, Powerpoint)
If you have equipment, talent, a great work ethic and the ability to work effectively remotely, we'd like to hear from you. Drop us an e-mail detailing your skills, experience, availability, rates, and your dreams of working with your music turned all the way up. Please include a link to your online portfolio.
For more about MediaRich, visit us online: http://www.mediarich.net (http://www.mediarich.net)
20th May 06, 02:36 PM
We're also interested in people that can do search engine optimization.
20th May 06, 07:19 PM
Interesting, though not a major designer, being in the web-dev and related industries I know quite a lot of qualified people. Pay would be per project as you said "freelancers"? If not, is it going to be an hourly-deal? How much do you expect to pay for PHP/CSS designers? How many hours per week to you expect?
21st May 06, 03:02 AM
This offer intregues me too. Could you post an answer to the questions marks asked? I would like to know how many hours a week you are looking for.
21st May 06, 03:11 AM
Also, I just visited your website again and am intrigued; I see under the heading "Events" you have the previous SXSW Interactive listed. Did you attend? Have a booth? I was working at a booth there and am just wondering.
25th May 06, 02:28 PM
MediaRich matches the needs of our clients with the best talent we can find. For example, if we have a client that is creating a site for kids that requires a lot of bright and colorful illustration, we work with designers that specialize in that type of illustration. If we're working on a corporate site, we'll work with Interface Designers that excel in designing clean and usable interfaces. Same goes for the coding part, we work with the coders that match the needs of the project.
Because of our business model, we can't promise a set amount of hours per week/month. If we choose you to work on a project, you will be aware of about how many hours you can expect for that project. If you are multi-talented, you will be more likely to get work because you will fit the needs of the client more often.
Currently, we have a client that needs mastheads and promos created on a regular basis, if we find one person that is awesome at that type of work, we'll be very likely to work with that person exclusively and can give them a good idea of how many hours to expect on a weekly basis.
We like to work on an hourly basis for the most part. Occasionally, we'll ask for a flat rate for a project if it makes sense.
To answer the question about SXSW -- MediaRich attended SXSWi this year, but we didn't speak on a Panel. We hope to be on a Panel at SXSWi 2007.
25th May 06, 03:59 PM
Sounds interesting. Another reason for me to get a portfolio up... lol Catch 22, stop working to make portfolio, so you can work more. Hrm...
25th May 06, 07:20 PM
I sent an email, still waiting for a response.
25th May 06, 11:04 PM
So basically this is an agency that places their clients in touch with freelancers?
26th May 06, 05:56 AM
Seems that way- but everything is done under the MR name, so the consumer is not aware.
27th May 06, 01:04 AM
Hello. I am the Creative Director at MediaRich.
We're not a huge agency. We have a small group of people that are the core of MediaRich. We make the sales, meet with the client to gather requirements, brainstorm the best way to reach their goals, manage the projects, and do the IA, Wireframes, etc.
Then, based on what we feel is the right approach for the client, we team up with the best people to execute to our vision. Being the Creative Director, I work directly with the graphic artists and interface designers. We brainstorm together to decide the best direction. I work closely with them until I feel its quality meets MediaRich standards and is ready to present to the client.
We've found that we don't have to limit ourselves by the talent we can find in a 60 mile radius of where we happen to live (San Antonio, Tx). We can work remotely with the best talent we can find. We feel this allows us to offer our clients more variety - we are not limited to a only a few styles. (I am really bad at Illustration for example, but like to be able to offer that service to clients if it suits their needs, and I'm happy to work with people that are amazing at it.)
We don't hide from our clients the fact that we use a matrixed team to get their project done. But, we don't make working w/ freelancers their problem either (I've had quite a few times where a freelancer that I'm working with fails to deliver on time or it is poor quality. In that case, I'll do what it takes to meet the set deadline). We try to make it as seamless for our clients as possible and strive for excellent customer service. We take full responsibility for meeting our clients' needs.
I am being flooded with resumes and portfolios at the moment. I also have a full work load, so I apologize if you've sent your resume and I haven't responded. I promise to get to that soon! :)
27th May 06, 04:30 PM
It's an interesting business model. I've seen it done by a company in England. Would be interesting to see how things play out without the dynamic that forms between co-workers in a studio or agency enviroment.
This seems like something that would be good for students. The project is managed for them, they just need to produce work in a set amount of time, just like a class assignment.
27th May 06, 06:40 PM
Oh this is very interesting...
I'm freelancing towards a bureau at the moment, and have a good feeling about the concept.
21st June 06, 01:11 PM
Outsourcer if ever I heard!
Nothing really wrong with that as long as the worker gets what they want out of the deal.
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