Get advice on your startup or your career from senior Balsamiq staff. For free.
We have some very senior people at Balsamiq, leaders in their different fields.
We also love to give back to our community in any way we can. Giving advice to our customers is one of these ways.
It's very simple: we set aside some time every month to meet with our customers and answer any questions they might have for us.
You get advice on your current problem / career / life plan, and we get to make a new friend in the process. Win-win! :)
Just choose one of our mentors, schedule the session, and meet us for your 1-hour video chat.
The only thing we ask in return from you is to join our Customer Advisory Board, so we can get your help to improve our offering in the future.
This program is about personal and career advice. For other topics, please see below:
Our founder and CEO Peldi knows a thing or two about building sustainable, bootstrapped, geographically distributed software businesses.
He's always happy to help entrepreneurs who are just getting started. Watch these
talks and read these blog posts
before scheduling, you might just find your answers there!
Peldi does NOT invest in startups, so no pitches please.
Thanks so much to @peldi and @balsamiq for the thought-provoking conversation.
I feel less alone in bootstrapping my business in Italy :-) - Andrea Nagar
Peldi has that rare ability to reflect back your own reality and then gently allows you to see your own advice.
He did not TELL me what to do but instead gave me clarity to see what was in front of me already,
pretty much the same as Balsamiq does for requirements. - Mark Breen
Michael Angeles is our interface designer. He is known in the UX community as Konigi. He was one of the original founders of the Information Architecture Institute, and has written about interface and interaction design since 2001. He has been known to play career therapist in the past. He can lend an ear or offer perspective and reflection to new and seasoned UX designers.
[Mike] provided great insight into design approach for products along with tips on where he draws
inspiration from. It was a helpful and cathartic experience. Highly recommend! - Corey Ganser
I had a wonderful chat with Mike from Balsamiq about UI/UX, and it always pleasant to have a real conversation
with the team behind a product that we're proud to use in our daily process. - Lucian Daniliuc
Leon Barnard leads our UI design education team. He has over 10 years of UX design experience and loves talking about wireframing, web design, remote work, and UX career paths. He writes for the Balsamiq Blog and has been published on UX Mastery, the freeCodeCamp and Treehouse blogs, and elsewhere. He is also a mentor for the Springboard UX design course.
[Leon] gave me valuable insights that will definitely influence my career path.
We talked about design cultures and he shared tips to become a better writer. Time flew. - Padraig McKee
Our graphic designer Laura Lei is passionate and enthusiastic about web and graphic design, lettering, and live music photography. She runs the Bologna chapter of Ladies, Wine & Design. She also created Feeling Things Deeply, a visual project to raise mental health awareness.
Schedule a call with Laura! Next available appointment: May 2019.
Brendan Saricks is one of our Customer Champions and a lifelong customer advocate. His goal is for everyone to have human interactions with their customers and users. Whether you have a specific issue, or just want to brainstorm ways to make your support as human as possible, Brendan is more than happy to help you however he can.
Schedule a call with Brendan! Next available appointment: June 2019.