Cushion + Xero

January 26, 2016

I'm putting the finishing touches on the Xero integration for Cushion, the freelancing app I'm working on. Part of Xero's approval process includes a landing page, which requires specific copy and imagery. This will be hidden on the main...

Weekly Summary email

October 28, 2015

Since not all Cushion users freelance full-time, I've been seeing an unfortunately high churn rate. I've followed up with users who cancel and the majority of them have nothing against the product—they simply don't have any freelance gig...

Income Graph Switcher

October 02, 2015

In building the income graph switcher for Cushion, I had a hard time finding the right words to clearly describe each graph. One graph displays income for the year in a single bar graph, filling up to a goal. Another graph displays incom...

Share Card

September 30, 2015

In continuing the push to get the word out about Cushion, I added a "share card" to the corner of the journal posts. There's a debate over the effectiveness of Twitter buttons, but nevertheless, I don't want any roadblocks for those inte...

Income by Month

September 24, 2015

Since its debut, Cushion has only had one type of graph for the income view. As you add invoices, a bar graph fills up with your financial goal being the far edge. This is great for seeing your standing for the year, but what about each ...

Onboarding Checklist (shipped)

September 22, 2015

This is the final onboarding checklist design for Cushion that's shipping tonight. I decided to use a blue theme because purple in Cushion is used primarily for errors and negative alerts. The blue bar isn't as heavy on the screen, eit...

Onboarding Suggestions

September 18, 2015

Another idea for an onboarding checklist for Cushion is to label it as "Suggestions" and anchor them in the corner, so they're more of a helper as less of an obligation. This design allows more room for text, in case a one-liner isn't en...

Onboarding Checklist

September 18, 2015

I'm working on a checklist for a more guided introduction to Cushion. Currently, I have an auto-message from Intercom suggesting users start by creating a project and invoice, but I leave them to do that. In case users disregard this mes...