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Top-tier design director
Design directors become architects of your product strategy, aligning design initiatives with business goals while balancing creativity, innovation, and long-term resource planning.
Deeply rooted in UX/UI design, product discovery, design system development, and AI, our specialists effortlessly navigate diverse methodologies — from Lean UX to Agile UX — manage large teams, and have experience in various domains – from EdTech and healthcare to logistics and supply chain management.
Hiring a director of product design is more than filling a role; it’s a collaborative, long-term partnership. At Cieden, specialists are handpicked based on each project's needs, providing the best match in expertise and vision.
Our commitment extends to full integration into your workflow, ensuring the level of engagement on par with an in-house design director.
6 benefits of hiring design directors:
Quality and consistency
Efficient process management
Innovation and market trends
When to outsource design directors?
Project requires visionary leadership
When a project needs a leader with a bold vision to navigate complex UX/UI design landscapes and set the standard for innovation and creativity.
Cross-functional design leadership needed
When your product design strategy demands a leader who can align multiple departments under a unified design vision to enhance product coherence and user experience.
High-stakes rebranding on the horizon
During critical rebranding phases where strategic direction and a keen understanding of brand identity are paramount.
Product line is expanding
When adding new products to your line and need to ensure a consistent and user-friendly design language across all items.
Client perspectives on partnering with us
Cieden has met the outcomes from each of the project's milestones. The team is open to feedback and leads an effective project management process using the Agile methodology with weekly meetings and demo sessions. Their balance of skill sets and deep knowledge of user expectations stand out.
Internal and external stakeholders were impressed with Cieden’s quality work. The team delivered a gorgeous product within time and budget and stood out for their dedication and great skills. Overall, they were professional and well-organized.
Cieden delivered a product that was closely aligned with my vision. Not only did the team create a design that was easy to implement, but they also communicated with the internal team at every stage of the project. The project manager was incredibly responsive to my emails and kept me updated on the progress.
With their in-depth understanding of the brand's goals, Cieden was able to navigate the project without a hitch. Their new designs had a strong impact on the brand's visual style, and customers also responded positively.
Cieden’s work has simplified the user journey, and their style guide has enabled the client to independently improve pages. Beyond their top-notch customer service skills, their UI/UX expertise is impressive.
A dedicated partner, Cieden, is extremely knowledgeable about design - everyone is talented and understands the area of UX. They proactively researched competitors' products to develop industry-relevant designs that stand out. They went above and beyond to ensure the project's success.
In the stage of beta testing, around 1,000 users have reported positive feedback for the app's intuitive and easy to use design. Cieden demonstrated their industry expertise throughout, as they were always on top of the latest trends, while going above and beyond to make the project a success.
Internal and external feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Despite the different time zones, Cieden kept the project moving through constant communication, providing critical status updates throughout the engagement. The team’s quality deliverables set them up for potential future engagement.
Since my company began working with the Cieden team, we saw our audience grow four times in size. Thanks to the team's UX design the app has grown on a regular basis. We are very satisfied with the work that the team provided during this project.
Cieden is an integral partner, their value extends beyond software design and business analysis. The team has a distinct understanding of the company's operations and business goals. This allows them to improve workflows through automation, advise on business direction, and support product iteration.