MickSantostefano

Austin, Texas, United States

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MickSantostefano

Making design simple but not too simple, beautiful but not distracting, intuitive and useful.

I have been working as a UI designer in Austin, TX since 2007. I started primarily as an interactive Flash designer but shifted towards designing with HTML, CSS, and JS. During this transition I have worn many hats including art direction, branding strategist, animator, User experience designer, 2d & 3D illustrator for interactive presentations and video, creative for ad campaign collateral, as well as production stylist. I have an eye for color, style, composition and simplicity in design and web experience. I enjoy collaborations as well as working solo on projects and take pride in the work I touch. I have a background in fine arts (and I am currently developing on a body of work) that helps to inform my creative decisions for the online media.

I have designed several apps, both responsive web apps and native OS. I approach all UI design from a 'mobile first' perspective, maintaining a simple and straight forward approach and aesthetic. I strive to achieve a look that is both mindful of the audience and function, but also pushing the limit in order to be unique and memorable. I like to study the current trends and contribute or build upon designs I think are interesting and forward thinking.

Work Terms

Communication
The designer can be reached by telephone from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm GMT. Skype chats are welcomed at the Skype username: mrmoodoo

Payment schedule
The client will make a 50 percent downpayment prior to work commencing. The project can be scheduled once the downpayment is received by the designer. The downpayment is non-refundable. The remaining 50 percent is payable to the designer upon completion of the project, and before original artwork is supplied to the client.

Delayed payment
If, after the project has commenced, subsequent invoices are not paid within 30 days, a 5 percent “delayed payment” fee will be charged. This initial 5 percent figure will be added upon each recurring 30 day period until the full amount has been received by the designer.

Cancellation
If after project commencement client communication (face-to-face, telephone, or email) stops for a period of 180 days, the project can be cancelled, in writing by the designer, and ownership of all copyrights shall be retained by the designer. A cancellation fee for work completed shall be paid by the client, with the fee based on the stage of project completion. The fee will not exceed 100 percent of the total project cost.

Miscellaneous
Samples: The client shall provide the designer with samples of print design that result from the project deliverables. Such samples shall be representative of the highest quality of work produced. The designer may use such copies and samples for publication, exhibition, or other promotional purposes.

The designer shall have the right to photograph all completed designs or installations and shall have the right to use such photographs for publication, exhibition, or other promotional purposes.