Mostly Brilliant

Welcome to Mostly Brilliant, an independent Product and UX consultancy for companies that want to build great products. I specialize in helping businesses translate their big vision for a product into a user-focused, executable plan that minimizes waste in the development process.

Who am I?

👋 I'm Jenn Vargas. I have over 8 years of product management and UX experience ranging from giant companies to brand new startups. I've done social, e-commerce, editorial & content, mobile, desktop, SaaS, you name it. I focus on product strategy, product development, and user experience with the goal of helping you eliminate wasted resources as you build out your digital products. Here's my LinkedIn if you'd like the nitty-gritty.

About Mostly Brilliant

Mostly Brilliant is an independent consultancy. That means it's just me on the other side of this keyboard making all the magic happen. I've built a reputation for being able to do the work of many, do it efficiently, and do it well.

Recently, I've worked with:

  • A collaborative social media planning and scheduling application. (Web)
  • An Uber-like service targeted at college students. (Mobile)
  • A crowd-powered beauty service discovery and booking platform. (Mobile)
  • A mindfulness app focused on breathing and stress-reduction. (Web)
  • An app to facilitate the mentorship process. (Web)

Past clients include ClassPass, Kandu (now Katapult), and Over.

Mostly Brilliant is a proudly location-independent company. My office is wherever I am and I've worked with clients all over the world: New York, London, Cape Town, and Nashville, to name a few. You could be next!

Services

Product & UX Audit

$500. (Average 2 business-day turnaround.)

Congrats! Your product is out in the world! But what's next? You have a to-do list a mile long, but don't know the best place to start. I'll do an audit of up to 5 screens of your product with a focus on user experience and usability. From this, you'll get a report of at least 15 opportunities for quick improvement and optimization to give your users the best experience possible leading to increased conversion and retention.

On-Demand Product & UX Expert

Full Day: $1200 / Half Day: $650

If you have a short term or interim project, let me know! Subject to availability, I am free for consultation. No commitments, no sales — just straightforward advice when and where you need it. When these buttons are active, you'll hear from me within 24 hours (usually quicker) and we'll get your urgent request underway!

Product & UX Advisor

$1600 per month, minimum 3-month commitment.

You have a lot to worry about when building your business. When you're making big decisions about your product, what features should you prioritize? How can you make sure you're using your often limited resources in the best way? You're not ready to hire a full-time Product or UX person, but you definitely need someone to help things move along. With this package, I'll learn about your business, your goals, and help develop a roadmap and KPIs for you to reach those goals. We'll have one kickoff meeting to develop the plan and then monthly check-ins to make sure things are on track and adjust where needed. I'll be available for any questions or consultations you may need over the course of our engagement. Perfect for when you're in the "in between" phase of your business.

Product Development

On a case-by-case basis, I work with companies and individuals to indentify and build out an MVP of a new product. Please contact me via the form below for more information.

You + Mostly Brilliant

I'm looking for awesome clients with interesting projects. You can be anywhere in the world. For us to work together well, you need to be comfortable with digital communication. If the words Slack, screenshot, Google Docs, or emoji make you shudder, we may not be a very good fit. I like to enjoy the process of work, and that may involve the occasional gif. I hope you do too.

Need more info?

No problem! Enter your email and I'll be in touch shortly. I look forward to learning more about your project.