[wp-ui] Web Designer and Nonprofit Interview Participants

Thomas Ungricht tu at tul8.de
Thu Apr 22 11:10:02 UTC 2010

hi Toon and Kristina and everyone to whom it may concern,

please communicate stuff like this off-list. Thanks! 



On 22.04.2010, at 13:05, Kristina Krause wrote:

> Hi Toon,
> Thank you for such a full response! I am very interested in scheduling an interview with you. Do let me check travel options, as I would not mind a chance to take a short trip to Brussels. Otherwise, would you be interested in a phone interview?
> Also, do you think those in the organization involved in approving your design decisions etc. would be willing to chat with me as well?
> On a side-note, your designs are fantastic!
> Best,
> Kristina
> Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 12:52:42 +0200
> From: toon at automaton.be
> To: wp-ui at lists.automattic.com
> Subject: Re: [wp-ui] Web Designer and Nonprofit Interview Participants
> Hi,
> I would like to cooperate with your research, although I'm not sure I apply.
> I am a web designer for a government-run educational magazine (www.klasse.be). That means I'm employed by the Ministry of Education, which is not strictly a 'non-profit'. Yet we do operate outside of regular market forces and as an organisation have an independent status in which we set most of our own priorities. Our websites do not add to any financial bottom line, but are long-term projects aimed at information and education, they are at their very core user-centred. We have one in-house web designer (me) and one web developer who are responsible for anything we do online. In day-to-day operations we operate a lot like a non-profit. We have very limited and unflexible resources. The fact that we are an in-house web team largely has to do with the difficulty for a small-scale government entity to outsource web design/development and the desire to integrate the web and professional online communications into Klasse's core business.
> We have chosen Wordpress as a platform for the new version of our site for parents (www.klasse.be/ouders) which is currently being developed, based on the 3.0 beta.
> I am available for an interview, but am not in the UK at the moment. I will be on holiday in Kent in July, if that's any help.
> I hope this helps. You are, in any case, always welcome to pay a visit to our editing floor if you are interested in the project in general.
> Kind regards,
> Toon Van de Putte


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