Design recruiter

Does anybody know any good Industrial design recruiter websites? they are so many I don’t really know who to choose. I’m looking for a nationwide (usa) design recruiting website where I can give my resume too and get good result.


I have run into the same dilemma. Does anybody have suggestions?

I’ve had good luck with Aquent. They have offices set up all over the country.

Same here and I"m in graphic design. I feel they are pretty much focussed on temp placement and production type people right now.

That’s true. I’ve never secured a staff position through a recruiter. Just kept getting temp jigs until I found a full-time position by simply replying to an ad.

My advise would be to try as many different design recruiters as possible, so that more than just one person is looking for you.
Also, try some of the lesser known sites like You would be suprised how many design jobs are simply listed in the newspaper.[/quote]

I to am in the same boat, can someone please post acouple links to direct us the the right direction.

thanks the help.

on the same subject but a different locality, does anyone know of a decent design recruitment agency in sydney, australia??? i am a recent grad, who is currently freelancing. but looking for something permanent

From my truely little experience with recruiters… they tend to find you.

From time to time I get these call from people telling me that they were told to call me about an ID job. (I am pretty sure that they are just seeing a profile of me on coroflot or monster or something)

Other than that, I have had little luck. Check out Rita Sue.

RSS… is SHE still around?

don’t waste your time.

RSS was acquired by Aquent some time ago…

Roz Goldfarb Associates

Wet & Co.

Janou Pakter, Inc.

Experience People

General Design Recruiting/Corporate

Mr. Tom Hirsch, insearch:

Ms. Jessica R. Ragaza, RitaSue Siegel Resources

Mr. Nick Ragone, Eastman Kodak Company

Recruiters in Footwear/Athletic design:

Ms. Lori Toriseva at Generatorgroup:

Mr. Tim Uyematsu, Fast Forward Recruiting LLC"

Ms. Julie Alperen, Janou Pakter, Inc.

Mr. John Cote, SCI

It’s been my experience that almost all design recruiters give virtually no feedback from or about anything submitted to them even when the submission references a specific job listing with specific and seriously good credentials. They rarely return phone calls and almost never take them. The answering assistant (if there is one) almost has a scripted answer to they effect … “Let’s be quick. Thanks for calling. We’ll look at your resume. If we have anything that might interest you, maybe we’ll call. Don’t bother to call us”
The recruiters must be extremely busy and successful, or overwhelmend by the volume of internet resume postings coming their way. Or maybe my submissions really do suck, though I’ve never been unemployed.
Anyone else have thoughts or experience?

Recruiters in Footwear/Athletic design:

Ms. Julie Alperen, Janou Pakter, Inc.

really? received email from her couple weeks back. never heard of her. i’ve done no footwear. maybe she’s taken on more areas.

Hi there - I would agree that most recruiters don’t get back to their candidates (I always try to do my best and respond with an update to everyone I speak with and especially submit for my FT roles). If a recruiter isn’t specific with their feedback, sometimes it’s because the feedback they’re received isn’t necessarily nice/positive and you definitely don’t want to convey those exact same words to a prospective candidate.

A lot of times, when it comes to designers, the level of experience and design acumen/skill just isn’t at the level that the hiring team/company is looking for. In which case you may need to re-evaluate your skills or maybe their industry doesn’t match yours (an industrial designer who’s been designing for clothing stores might not have the same priority over someone who’s been designing for a mobile phone company - and they’re both applying for the same position). Naturally, as a Hiring Manager/company, you would be more interested in the candidate(s) that have the closest match (experience and skill/design acumen-wise) to work for you.

In any case, you can also look up Creative Recruiters on LinkedIn and run a search through companies (might help narrow your search and put you in touch more directly with a Recruiter who’s hiring FT opportunities).

In any case (shameless plug) Motorola Mobility is hiring FT Industrial Design roles for their downtown Chicago Studio. :wink:

Dayna Wu