Paint The Page [INSPIRING]
Black text, white page; used to be the recipe for resumes. Now one company is adding a little spice to the recipe. The company is Vizualize.me their business is to re-design the business of getting a job. The idea is to use design and technology to improve how we experience job resumes. Viral Idea had the opportunity to interview CEO and Co-founder Eugene Woo:
Viral Idea: How did the company recognize the gap on the web and in the job search world for this type of service?
Eugene Woo: Resumes haven’t changed in a long time. I hated looking at resumes as they were long, boring difficult to read. Most of our lives are online right now too, so I knew an online format that could link our other online profiles would be beneficial.
Vi: What was the environment like in the beginning at vizualize.me, what type of space did it start in?
EW: We started at a competition called StartupWeekend Toronto, which we won. We won office space in an incubator run by Ryerson University called the DMZ. So we had a very good environment to incubate our product.
Vi: What other things that seem stale do you think design can influence?
EW: A lot of business tools are terrible. It’s totally acceptable to have a badly designed enterprise app, as long as its functional for example.