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Hey šŸ‘‹

Hey šŸ‘‹

šŸ‘Øā€šŸ’» I am Jim (@jimzarkadas), a UI engineer turned product designer from Greece, living in Utrecht, Netherlands. āš”ļøI help solo founders and teams grow their product by coming closer to their users, through UX courses, 1-1 coaching and other freelance services. In the meantime, I am also building my own micro-SaaS product in public to democratize user testing. šŸ’Ŗ Before, I was the Design Lead at TicketSwap.com, one of the most successful tech companies in Amsterdam with 5+ million unique users, and I co-founded Befoolish, a boutique design studio with clients across Europe and US.

āš”ļø 1-1 UX coaching and design services

Do you struggle with on-boarding and retaining your users? Does your product marketing website have a big drop-off? Do you struggle to decide where to start from? Or do you want to take your skills and product UX to the next level? Then I can help you! Video UX feedback and advice for your product (starting at 55ā‚¬/video) ā†’ 1-1 UX coaching and training (starting at 250ā‚¬/month) ā†’ Hire me for hands-on design help (starting at 3.000ā‚¬/month) ā†’

šŸ’­ Thinkoutloud - A micro-SaaS user testing tool for solo founders and small product teams

My mission with thinkoutloud.io is to make user testing accessible to small teams and solopreneurs (aka IndieHackers). User testing is the best way to understand your users and come closer to them. But for some reason all the tools in the market are expensive and focused on large companies. Thinkoutloud, is a web application that allows you to send a link to people that are interested into giving you feedback, and then, they can record themselves using your website without installing any plugin or any external software. Check out how it works and apply for early access ā†’ We expect to launch our private beta on Q2 2021

šŸ§  Learn how to UX

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Fake it, test it, make it | A guide on how to prototype and test ideas in hours, not weeks.
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A free curated list of 20+ tools for user testing
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Add or show a product demo - a great UX technique for your landing page
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The productive way of designing a MVP with great UX
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Example data - One of the best user onboarding practices
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Design like a hacker. Not like an artist.
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The 3 principles I follow to validate my SaaS and info products
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Stop designing screens. Start prototyping and validating user flows.
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How to design destructive actions (e.g. delete, turn off)
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Branding is not what you say. It's what you DO. The example of Asket.
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Speed of iteration is critical if you want to build a product with great UX.
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2 principles to use when you ask feedback from others

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šŸŽ„ Watch the behind the scenes my journey

On June 2020 I quit my job with 1 year of savings to chase my dream as an IndieHacker. Since then I am building everything in public and share what's happening behind the scenes.

About me

If you want to learn about me check out the following freestyle rap that Harry Mack made for my birthday šŸ˜

If you want to learn even more you can also read my full-story in 5 minutes.

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My full story in 5 minutes

Finally feel free to connect and discuss with me on Twitter, LinkedIn, or by email at jimzarkadas@hey.com

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