Working as a full time professional in the software industry now for more than 25 years, I have the expertise and tools to combine the best of design with state of the art software engineering, project management and business skills in a well proven, industrial strengh solution development framework that delivers on time, budget and QUALITY.
Most probably I differentiate here because, more than others, I do especially care on a project's initial stages. Here I have the communication skills and multi-domain, multi-cultural experience to really understand your and your user's requirements in DETAIL and to manage project risks quite from the beginning rather than an afterthought.
Further I can relay on a wide network of co-opetive experts, freelancers and friends so that, in case I cannot do all on my own, I can still deliver on time.
Nevertheless I think it is very important that you always will have the same, single point of contact, a trusted face, me, you can communicate with and solve issues before they are getting emotional. So, once on contract, you can always reach me personally on my phone, e-mail and MSN during office hours (hey, I have a family, two kids - no dog - smile).
Finally, what I am lookign for is some sort of a longterm partnership where we can do some large scale projects together.
Nevertheless, when I am bidding on small projects as well, then this is because I am most probably exploring related technologies in this field anyway for may own purpose, or because I can copy/paste something that I have put into production before.
Swiss, Age 42, married, two kids, living and working in Zurich (Technopark)
German speaking, English, French (good) Spanish, Italian and Russian (basics)
Studies in Computer Science (ETH Zurich), Business Management, Communication and Design.
Field experience in Travel (Retail, Business Services), Banking, Outsourcing and HR business on large, multinational levels.
Occasional teacher, writer and speaker for technical (especially Adobe and Microsoft) stuff (the best method to learn is to teach!)