As a Design Director and co-founder of Cieden, I highlighted the most frequently asked questions about building and managing an effective design team:
- How to ensure that a UX/UI designer will integrate well into your team, be deeply immersed in the product, and be proactive in tackling tasks?
- How to protect your company from the chance of a new employee quitting your product after a few months of work?
- Hiring an internal designer seems cost-effective, but is it worth the risk, that even a specialist with a stunning portfolio and decades of experience may not be able to solve custom challenges of your product?
It is not rocket science, there is no one-size-fits-all answer for every project, as each has its exceptional requirements and conditions. If you are looking for a complete guide on how to hire a UX/UI designer with pros and cons of freelance and in-house models, check the article that recently shared Cieden's co-founder & CEO.
In this article, I will focus mainly on sharing with you insights on how you, as a client, can profit from extending your internal team with UX/UI designers from a product design agency like Cieden.
Being a boutique-style agency, we are flexible in terms of cooperation models, so our clients can decide which of them to choose based on their needs:
- full remote model (off-site work without a centralized main office)
- hybrid model (both in-office and remote work)
- on-site model (work with your internal team in the same office).
Let me share what value integrated designers have brought to business in each case. I interviewed three Cieden’s designers that gave their versatile and sincere feedback on their work on the product and cooperation with the internal client's team. And here are their answers.