I joined ReferralCandy after leaving IDEO, to get a real taste for working in a startup.
I worked at ReferralCandy from December 2016 - October 2017. This was my first experience designing products from the ground up and working closely with developers to generate, design and produce real products in a proper agile setting, which was invaluable. Although a short stay, my time at ReferralCandy really helped shape me as a designer and understand what I enjoy most about design.
Whilst working at ReferralCandy I helped design new features across the product and redesign existing features desperately in need of a more human centred experience.
I was the main designer working on ReferralCandy’s second product, CandyBar; Digital loyalty cards for brick and mortar stores. I lead the research, meeting customers both locally and overseas to better understand small businesses day to day needs whilst designing, building and testing a new product in a new space. In my time with the team we took the product from beta users to hundreds of users, receiving constant feedback and improving the product with weekly releases.