Riqster was the result of a common financial problem me and 2 friends shared: financial planning. We simply couldn't find an easy and comprehensive tool to help us adding our incomes/expenses and understand the best way to save money or to even have a proper control of our cash. We develope a proof of concept that consisted on a website with our core business statement and also a initial version of the produt, which we were able to develop and test ourselves and with a handful of people.
After building a proof of concept we understood that the lack of good tools for personal finance is basically due to the fact that having a proper finance planning is more about a mindset than a matter of tools.
Our v1 product had a really nice user interface and it was very easy to input and check the basic finance data, but our intent was to find a feature or set of features that would help change our behaviour regarding money handling. We couldn't achieve that and we figured that the product would only be viable and valuable if we could find a way to educate and create discipline. We're still thinking about how we could do that!
"Guilherme is, hands-down, the most talented designer I have ever met. His sensitiveness, good taste and eye for details are just the tip of the iceberg of good things I could say about him. He is also am impressive illustrator. From comic strips, to icons, to full-featured user interfaces, he always creates amazing solutions. His comprehensive knowledge in user experience and usability; skills in HTML, CSS and JS coding makes him a unique front-end developer. I just feel blessed having him as a friend and working partner. "
"It’s rare that you come across a standout talent like Guilherme. Guilherme worked out of Brazil as a contractor for our design team in Sydney. The first thing I noticed about Guilherme are his unparalleled design skills. It was also inspiring to see Guilherme tackling each challenge he was given with enthusiasm and to make the impossible possible. Guilherme is a very pleasant person to work with, has a good sense of humour and integrated very well in our team and workflows. Guilherme would be a true asset for any positions requiring a senior designer and comes with my heartfelt recommendation. "
"By all means. Guilherme Simões did a fantastic job. We have commissioned him to design two short videos for our design marketplace PicWood. But it´s not only the result that impressed us. It was also the working process that made it so easy to work with Guilherme. The communication was smooth, the delivery fast and the creativity exchange fun. - AAA rating! "
"Quality of work delivered speaks for itself. Creativity and support excellent! Personal and friendly approach all the way through. Will definitely use his service again! "
"I worked with Guilherme to design a set of landing pages and ad units to be A/B tested for my B2B software client. Guilherme studied and understood the wireframes, style guide, offer, and test hypotheses to create beautiful, communicative, and convincing compositions. He has a positive attitude, clear communication, and his designs were detailed, polished, and professional. He designed multiple versions of the pages to test layout and messaging hypotheses. I'm certain that these pages will result in improved conversion rates and happier customers for my client. I would be happy to hire Guilherme again for UX, landing pages, ad units, logos, or print design work. A+ work! "