We had an insightful and in-depth interview with the young entrepreneur Mr. ‘Daniel Schwarz‘; Founder & CEO of the England (London)-based start-up “Airwalk Design”.
“Airwalk Design“ is a creative social platform for sharing design inspiration.
Below is the full interview that we have conducted with Mr. ‘Schwarz’ regarding his start-up company “Airwalk Design”;
1. What is it exactly that you do and what “Airwalk Design” is all about?
Airwalk Design is like Pinterest for designers, a creative platform for sharing design inspiration. We also have fresh, undiscovered writers with specialist knowledge in certain genres of digital design. We call them our ambassadors! Our mission is to inspire and spark thought-provoking reactions in the minds of designers worldwide. The very best of the user-submissions will be published in our magazine.
2. When has “Airwalk Design” been founded? And what stage is “Airwalk Design” currently at?
We began right at the beginning of 2013, and we have already launched our website this spring, including Dropbox integration and our new Google Chrome app that lets you share design inspiration with no more fuss than a single click. We are currently accepting sign-ups and encourage users to submit their favourite design inspirations.
3. What is “Airwalk Design”‘s business model and how does it work?
We plan to monetize our platform with niche-topic advertising using the BuySellAds network and also through the sales of our monthly e-magazine. If the inspiration strikes us, we will also publish books by either myself or our onboard, handpicked writers specializing in specific topics such as dark-art and surrealism.
4. How did your team meet? And who in your team does what?
I am the only person in my team! I do everything, from design to development to marketing! It’s a tiring role, but an exciting and fulfilling one. Not too much cost-effective! We do have onboard writers, however they have signed up as volunteers. Their benefits include discovery, experience and reputation.
5. What, exactly, makes you different from existing options, what will make your product and/or service stand out in the marketplace? In other words what’s unique about you and what’s new about what you make?
We don’t really have many competitors, or you could say that we have a lot. Photoshop blogs, Pinterest, the Behance network or deviantArt…we’re taken inspiration from so many things but we like to think that we’re unique and incomparable. We’ve integrated with Dropbox, we have a Chrome App, really put the effort in. Our writing focuses on intense, thought-provoking topics that are sure to inspire. [Read more...]