Andrés Max

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I'm Andrés Max, a Product Consultant, Software Engineer and UX/UI designer. I founded Ideaware Co, a digital UX/UI agency and Taskware, a collaboration app for startups and agencies.

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Your Clients Are Just as Scared As You Are

One of the big realizations I’ve come across running the agency is that clients are just as scared as you when starting a project. There are many reasons to be iffy when you start a project, mine in particular are usually along the lines of: Will we deliver the best quality work? Will we be able to turn a profit? Is the projected timeframe [...]

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We All Need Time Off, And That’s Ok

Just last week I came across an article written by Paul Boag from Headscape aptly titled You Are Not A Machine. You Are Not Alone. I really encourage you to read it. Paul discusses a silent struggle that many of us battle with on a daily basis: overworking, stressing, keeping to ourselves, bearing too much, the list goes on. I agree with him [...]

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I Know I Needed To Change Something

My all time favorite quote was said by Steve Jobs back in 2005 during his Stanford speech: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “no” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” I recently had to make a tough [...]

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Negotiate Time, Not Quality

I was very naive at negotiating when I first started Ideaware. Starting a new agency to compete with Silicon Valley counterparts was not an easy task, hell, it still isn’t. Starting up in South America (Colombia), there was only one way to compete and step into the market: cheaper hourly rates. In other words: cost. We tried – [...]

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Four Years Ago, I Quit My Job

Last September marked four years since I quit my ‘full-time’ job and started my current journey. Here’s the post on this blog from four years ago – So I quit my job, what’s next? I remember the mixed feelings of uncertainty, doubt, hopefulness but above all that sense of satisfaction that I took a first step to [...]

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