• I brought my idea to Mike, and instead of receiving praise and adulation (most people’s response), Mike was calm, objective and insightful. He took a critical look at my website release plan, rearranged some elements, scrapped others and came up with a strategy that I feel much more comfortable with.
    John Hernandez
    John Hernandez, founder of a publishing startup
  • Mike was there all the way to guide me through the entire process on converting my 10+ years old website into a functional responsive website. The user interface feedback I received from Mike was great and useful! With his help and training, I am able to prepare and upload files to update my own website whenever I needed to!
    Wing Ngan, Ink Design Inc.
    Wing Ngan, Ink Design Inc.
  • So appreciated Mike’s expertise and advice helping us to improve the user experience for ArtApp Boston+. He also connected us with an incredibly talented designer for our branding and more.
    ArtApp Boston+
    Liora Beer, co-founder/director of New Art Love

Free Product Advice

How It Works

It started out with me meeting up with friends and listening to them talk about their products or ideas. They were either wanting me to work with them or simply looking for an outsider’s point of view. I am straight forward and sometimes very blunt, so I never held back on giving my 2 cents. They found my feedback invaluable and I started to really enjoy giving product advice. Now I’d like to offer my advice for free, so more people can benefit from it.

I am offering free two-hour meetings, in which I will provide feedback and advice on your product or idea. Location of the meeting is currently limited to Boston. I am accepting 2 meetings per month.

Prerequisites

  • Your product or idea must be a good, honest one.
  • Your product or idea must be a website, web app or mobile app.
  • You must be able to meet in Boston.

Types of Advice

  • User experience design
  • User interface design
  • Product design
  • Product features
  • Product branding

Schedule a meeting

Um, Who the Hell Is Mike Mai?

And what does he know

Let’s face it. I am a nobody. My advice may not mean much. But since you are on my site and you have read down to this point, you must be a little bit intrigued. I am a full time product designer, currently at Sonicbids, previously at Bluetrain Mobile. Since graduating from MassArt in '09, I have been designing and coding out websites and web apps, focusing heavily on user experience. I spend majority of my time solving problems. That’s what design is all about.

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