User Interface (UI)/User Experience (UX) design Jedi Carlos Rouse joined buildabrand as our principle UX Strategist at the end of May and brought to the team a wealth of UI and UX design knowledge . Having worn many design hats at BSkyB, he’s faced his share of UI challenges and has developed some clever and beautiful solutions.
I recently attended a talk, Angry Birds: Investing in the Big Game, where Chris Dark, Senior Investment Manager at venture capital firm Atomico, spoke about Atomico’s recent investment in the game maker Rovio. Chris also shared some general tips for startups and entrepreneurs in the audience looking to work with VC firms. Don’t worry if you weren’t able to attend, sharing is the rule here at buildabrand.
Work at buildabrand keeps intensifying, leading us to maintain our hunt for creative engineers that are interested in building truly innovative technology. As many of you know, the London tech sector (Silicon Roundabout) has been rapidly growing, which has us thinking about our relationship to Silicon Valley and the idea of technology innovation. Being a developer myself, I felt it was time to add my two cents to the online debate.
The funny thing about working here at buildabrand ltd. is being involved in engineering something so simply understood that no-one realises what fantastic challenges we overcome to make it happen.
On Wednesday 13th April, the buildabrand team (joined by a special mystery guest) kicked back against the concept of traditional NPD meetings and had an internal hack day in which innovative ideas, in-depth tech research and user trends and strategies were strewn around their London office aided by a big white board, sofa chairs and a Chinese take-away that takes midday orders.
Using buildabrand is so much fun it shouldn’t be used when trying to do work, just ask our beta testers!
Buildabrand has already created the design services predicted for the new year in Landor’s 2010 trends forecast, you saw it here first!
It has been a while since we were announced on Techcrunch and yes, we are still in closed beta. Here’s a new peek into the engine behind buildabrand and why we haven’t opened the doors just yet…
We let Steve Reynolds take a peak at buildabrand.com and not only did he create a cool brand, he also wrote a great review of our closed beta! Check it out! Thanks Steve!
Well, we weren’t quite expecting that! Thanks so much to everyone for all the emails, beta requests, tweets and blog posts. We’ve been astonished and delighted with the level of interest in buildabrand.