I am considering applying to one of the Theme Designer portfolio review openings. I enjoy themes and think it would be a fun challenge to create a few to sharpen my UI skills.
I have a few questions about the process and what happens when you are accepted.
First off, what criteria are the designs chosen/ critiques? Will they be tested with users?
Second, are there any resources to see what kinds of themes customers are searching for in the Samsung store? Not just themes chosen, but search terms used?
Lastly, say you do get past the application process and become a theme designer. What does it look like to design Themes? Is there an expected time investment? Do you choose the subject of the themes you will design or is that chosen for you? How frequently are you expected to design new themes? What percentage of the sale price do you make as the designer? Is there any expected upkeep on themes you have already made?
I’m a full-time UX Designer and just want to make sure if I do engage with this I have the capacity to do what is expected.
Thank you all in advance for your help!