Studio vox, 2014
StudioVox is an online community of creatives from a wide variety of fields (such as performance, writing and the visual arts) that aims to connect its users with career and networking opportunities.
Our team was given the opportunity to revisit their existing product, both from the user experience and strategy side. We collaborated with the client remotely to propose the next phase of the site, focusing on three areas: the dashboard-style feed as the homepage; improved search and comparison features; and creative/company profiles.
Design: Mariana Silva, Josh Parenti, Yuan Chen, Stacy Bloodworth, PJ Murray, Kim Daley.
Strategy: Andrew Angstadt, Luke Nassiff
Once logged in, the user's dashboard is populated with content from their network, as well as recommended articles, job postings and featured content from StudioVox.
Under the "Find" tab, users can find other creatives, companies and jobs and refine the results to find just the right opportunity. Companies can also use the search feature to search for compatible creatives to hire.
The User Profile
Each user's profile contains tabs that organize their content. Tabs can be added or removed based on the user's creative field. The left column contains a short bio, tags, location and information about the user's availability.
The resume tab allows users to input all of their relevant information, which can be quickly seen by companies seeking similar candidates.
The Company Profile
Companies can also have their own profile, which can be used to showcase the talent they represent or their portfolio of work, as well as a timeline of the company's history and open positions.
Finding the Right Candidate
Creatives can apply directly on the job listing page and the company will see a list of candidates below the job description. The "Compare" feature gives hiring managers the ability to see multiple creatives at once and filter through their skills to find the perfect candidate.
As part of the project, we also revised StudioVox's existing site architecture. With the assistance of two Business students, we created a marketing strategy and investor deck that aims to reposition the start-up in front of potential partners and users.