As I mentioned in the previous post, I recently left my ProductÂ DesignerÂ position at Carbonite (I know the resume isn’t updated, I will!) and my green card application through another mean is still pending. Once that comes back, I will be able to start my company or get involved with any funded or unfunded early stage start up of my choosing. So I am really looking forward to that freedom. But to achieve that freedom, I cannot work for any employer at the moment.
I’m helping Alex Moore of Baydin to design a really awesome Email Game. It’s meant to help people who are not good with email but want to get better. It’s designed to make email less painful and more fun for people. It’s meant to help people (like me) who haven’t developed a good discipline to deal with the inbox overflow. It’s currently in Alpha and we’re getting great feedback and surprising emotional response to the game from our alpha testers. If you are one of those daring souls that love to play with pre-release software, follow @emailgame on twitter and let us know there. We will Â dm you with a link in a week or two.
I also want to give back with any free time I have left over. I am also available to help startups with any UX design challenges. I can give feedback on your design or suggestions and also share low cost DIY usability testing techniques. Â If you are a bay area startup and will like to meet me in person, I’m here until August 3rd. Startups are my passion and I want to live, breathe and drink startups. As I said, I can’t charge you for all the visa reasons. Â But this hiatus won’t last forever. Â Find me on twitter.