Looking for someone in the Phoenix Metro area that has design and/or programming skills. Unique social shopping concept. If you'd like to talk and have these skills, please reply. Thank you.
I wish you luck, but your description is so vague it could be anybody, so hard for people to consider. The forums here in DISCUSS are not a job board. What will help you in finding an early employee with technical skills is to make a very specific list of your needs and wants. Compare it to existing job descriptions to find a title that matches reasonably close, and use language from other job postings for that title. Remember that the title of the job is the main signal to job seekers to know what you want. "Tech and design" doesn't mean anything specific.
Remember that a co-founder is someone who shares an identical vision for your company, not just one of the first employees. If all you need is skills, then you are probably risking a lot less to have an employee than to share your company with someone.