I’m Looking for Talented Design & Development Partners

Update: This article has been modified from its original version. I no longer work at Dumbwaiter Design and I’ve created a signup page for my referrals list.

In December 2014, I completely rebranded myself and my website. My goal was to increase traffic, expand my audience, and get more clients contacting me for work. Well, it worked. Almost too well. My website traffic increased dramatically since this time last year and my work inquiries have skyrocketed. Just look at this screenshot of my analytics:

Yea, that says 2,681 percent.

So now I have one of the best problems you can have as a freelancer. I’m turning away great projects just because I simply don’t have enough time to work on them.

That’s where you come in.

I’m looking for designers and developers that I can trust to create the same high quality work my clients are getting from me. I’ve spent many years forming the reputation I currently have and I’m not about to compromise it. I’m looking for the best and only the best. If I cannot find anyone I completely trust to deliver amazing solutions to my clients, I’ll simply continue turning away the opportunities.

How Will This Work?

I want to handle this on a per project basis. Some projects I will simply refer to you and it will be up to you to close the deal, produce the work, and get paid. For other projects, it might make more sense to work on things together. Right now, I’m just trying to curate a list of talented people I can reach out to when I’m too busy for new projects.

What Types of Projects Do You Get?

The projects are always unique, but mostly these are websites and mobile apps that need to be designed and/or developed. I most commonly work with startups and small businesses from all over the country. It is very rare that I work with a local client here in Rochester, NY. This means that the work to be done is usually innovative and offers lots of creative freedom. Think NYC, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

What is the Expected Timeline?

Every project is different, but I can usually complete a set of wireframes in about 1-3 weeks. Sometimes less, sometimes more. The same goes for visual design. In regards to development, I can usually code front-end HTML, CSS, and Javascript in 2-4 weeks and getting my clients set up with a WordPress back-end usually takes about the same amount of time. Again, this will vary with every project and every freelancer, but I’m giving you my average because I know this is what my clients typically expect.

How Will I Get Paid?

If I simply refer the work to you and you can close the deal, congratulations! That project is yours to keep along with all the profits. If we partner together on a project, my clients will pay me, and I will pay you. The terms of the agreement will vary per project, but I can assure you that you’ll be fairly compensated.


  • A stellar portfolio, approved by me.
  • At least a 2-3 years of freelancing experience.
  • Excellent communications and collaboration skills.
  • Able to identify and meet the clients business goals.
  • Meet deadlines and deliver work in a timely manner.
  • Availability. Expect to work 15-20 hours a week.

Let’s Get Started

If you’re interested in working on awesome new projects and having qualified clients sent straight to your inbox, sign up to be featured on my referrals page. If you qualify, I’ll add you to my short list of trusted designers & developers and send new work your way whenever possible.


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