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Product Design Recruiters and Executive Search

Your Product Design Recruitment Specialists

Redfish Technology’s team of product design recruiters have the industry connections and expertise to identify the top talent in this industry. We match companies with the product designers who are an ideal fit for their roles by first gaining an in-depth knowledge of the company, its culture and its needs. Our network of candidates includes professionals from a range of sectors, including fintech, edtech, machine learning, and big data. Across sectors, our hands-on approach lets us find applicants with the skills for the job.

Product Design Roles We Fill

There are a wide variety of positions within the broader product design world, and Redfish has the network to hire for them all. Whether you need a UI or UX designer who can give your projects a smooth user experience, product design engineers to create and test your products, product managers to oversee development teams, or sales, marketing, and customer support professionals to connect those products to customers and clients, we can find the people who will drive business growth.

What Makes Redfish Better than the Rest?

Our unique recruiting process is the secret to our success. We take pride in our ability to build relationships with candidates, going beyond their portfolios to find out how they like to work and what they want out of their career. This way, we fully understand each candidate’s needs as well as what the company looks for in employees, allowing us to make successful long-term placements. Whatever your hiring challenges, Redfish Technology has the tools, experience, and connections to meet them.

Recruit with Redfish

Redfish Technology lives at the intersection of creativity, resourcefulness, and innovation. Founded in 1996, our unique expertise in product design recruiting has helped grow businesses from coast to coast, with deep roots in the country’s biggest tech hubs. Are you ready to take your company to the next level?

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Our successful product design searches keep our clients happy

Senior Product Designer

A fintech client backed by Andreessen Horowitz was on a mission to improve the financial health of working families in America. They needed a Senior Product Designer in San Francisco for their mobile and web applications who could partner with Engineering and QA while driving the design from execution through implementation. In the competitive Bay Area, we pulled a top performer from Pinterest and filled the role in 4 weeks.

Senior Design Engineer

A young and hyperscaling client was struggling to fill a Senior Design Engineer position and needed Redfish Technology's expertise in the Edtech space. Not only did the role require 5+ years of UX and Visual design experience with a degree in human interaction, the candidate also needed exceptional communication skills. Prior to our involvement, the role had been open for two months without any progress, but Redfish was able to utilize our nationwide network for this remote role and fill the position in 30 days.

Senior UX Designer

When a hot New York music startup needed a Senior UX Designer, they turned to Redfish. Expertise with Sketch and Figma, a track record of delighting web and mobile clients, and the ability to lead the creative ideation process in an emerging market were all traits needed by our client. Redfish obliged - finding a candidate who specialized in responsive design for a B2C audience AND was coming out of a media startup with the skills to drive the process.

We can help you hire for a variety of product design roles

Director of Product Design
Product Designer
UI Designer
UI Director
UX Designer
UX Director

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Frequently asked questions about product design recruiting

Our engaged search process normally takes four weeks between our initial discovery call with the client and when an offer is extended. Clients get a single point of contact in our team, as well as a minimum of 20 dedicated hours each week.

The process starts with a deep dive discovery with the hiring team. This conversation focuses on two aspects: the requirements of the role and the needs and selling points of the company. Once we’ve gathered this information from the client, we use a curated four-touch candidate outreach campaign and advanced AI software to source candidates from our network. By the end of the first week, we typically have at least 5 resumes to send to clients, who get the first right of refusal on any resume sourced for their position.

Once we’ve defined the traits of the ideal candidate in our discovery call with the client, we do internal planning before going to our network. This involves separating the qualifications into “must haves” and “nice to haves”, identifying competitors that employ similar product design professionals, and creating a targeted four-step multi-touch campaign. We then deploy this campaign across our database and 30,000+ company followers network, leveraging our contacts as well as AI software and both paid and unpaid resources to generate qualified leads. Along the way, we provide data analysis to the client that they can use to evaluate and shape the recruiting strategy and improve the efficacy of our messaging.

We first create a list of questions that target certain skills or traits based on our discovery call with the client. As candidates are interviewed, we recalibrate with the client as necessary to make sure those questions are attracting the right candidates for their needs.

We measure our product design hire quality by considering factors like how many submitted candidates are interviewed, how long it took to make a placement, how long the candidate remains in the role, and feedback from clients.

We have a candidate retention rate of 86% across the industries and sectors we work with.

On average, it takes 4 weeks to fill a product design role.

We utilize metrics including time to hire, resumes submitted to interviews, and interview-to-hire ratio.

Working with a recruiter allows you to hire better product design talent more quickly, as well as saving companies the time, money, and resources they would have invested in the search. Having multiple recruiters working on a search also allows the process to be scaled, giving product design recruiters the capability to fill multiple roles with high-quality candidates concurrently.

The main difference comes down to the scope of the search. In a product design executive search, the process is more specific and targeted. More stringent criteria can mean that the search takes a bit longer, but with the result of a better long-term hire who perfectly meets the client’s needs. The payment terms are also different. With executive search, the client pays in installments throughout the process, rather than after the search is completed. Executive search firms may also charge per diems and expenses.

The network of product design professionals we’ve built over 30 years in the business is our biggest differentiator. Relationships are the core of this business and we always start with our network. We also have 30,000+ followers of our company that we network through.

We give them a human-focused interaction rather than a transactional one. Our goal is to build long-term relationships, and both our clients and our candidates appreciate this personal touch.

Working with a recruiter enables you to hire the best product design professional for the role, not just the best person in your network. The recruiting landscape has changed dramatically, and our use of AI technology, targeted messaging, and other paid and unpaid resources allows us to navigate the talent market more efficiently and at a deeper level than hiring teams can using in-house resources.

Yes, our engaged search is backed by a 60-day refund or replacement guarantee.

We start by understanding the client’s story, culture and needs through our in-depth discovery process. Next, we use this information in our screening process, and convey it to the candidates we’ve identified as a potential fit based on their skills and experience. We can also perform reference and background checks on request.

Absolutely! We want our clients and candidates to succeed, and support them throughout the hiring process. For companies, this includes helping with their job description, competitor analysis, salary ranges, and improving their interview process, as well as services like contracting, contract-to-hire, and payroll. For candidates, we help them perfect their resume and application materials and offer coaching through the interview process.

Delicately. We know the value a diverse team brings to a business and understand the crucial role recruiters play in ensuring the hiring process is free from bias. This starts by identifying areas where bias could be a factor and taking steps to ensure candidates are being fairly assessed and compared. We also observe how our clients are mitigating and preventing issues and adopt the approaches that are effective, with the goal of continuously improving the transparency, fairness, and inclusiveness of our talent sourcing and placement.

welcome feedback from clients and candidates, and feel that full disclosure and honest, transparent communication is helpful for both sides. We also serve as a conduit for feedback between clients and candidates. If an issue is sensitive, we’ll clear it with the client or candidate before starting the conversation.

Our fee is 25% of the base first-year salary of the new hire.

No. Our fee is paid in full by the client, and there is no charge for product design candidates to work with us.

We maintain the confidentiality of both the hiring company and the candidates throughout the process. We sign NDAs at the start of a search and get guidance from our clients on what can and can’t be shared with candidates. All information we collect from candidates and companies is securely stored and protected from unauthorized access.

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