How to Hire a Remote UX Designer

Sofia Quintero
Apr 18 · 7 min read

Should You Hire a UX Specialist or a Generalist?

The first question you should ask yourself is whether your project needs a specialist or a generalist.

What UX Design Skills Should You Hire For?

This might sound obvious, but it’s crucial that you be as specific as possible when listing the desired skills your remote UX designer candidates should possess.

What About ‘Soft Skills’?

Yet another consideration you should bear in mind is that so-called “soft skills” such as problem-solving, communication, and leadership can be just as important — if not more so — than specific hard skills.

How Should You Evaluate Remote UX Designers?

It’s one thing to know exactly who you’re looking for and what skills they should possess, but how should you go about actually evaluating whether or not a candidate can handle the demands of the role?

How Should You Onboard Remote UX Designers?

Regardless of whether you’re hiring a part-time freelancer for a short-term contract or looking for your next in-house UX superstar, it’s crucial to treat your newly hired UX designer with courtesy and respect. This means onboarding them just as you would for an in-house designer’s first days in the office.

  • Guides to office/company policies, such as an employee handbook
  • Login credentials for software licenses and necessary online services
  • A list of important contacts such as project stakeholders, department heads, and team leads

Help Wanted

Hiring remote UX designers is much easier than it used to be. Telecommuting is rapidly becoming the norm rather than the exception, but this doesn’t mean you can cut corners when it comes to hiring remote talent.

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