Why is design important?

Create sustainable and innovative products and organizations

By representing a closeness to the user and making decisions through knowledge and facts, design today creates competitive advantage and builds business. Design is not just about the appearance of products or services, it encompasses the entire customer experience, from product planning to user interface and marketing.

By using design processes and methodologies, organizations can create innovative and user-centric solutions based on user needs. Below you will find some of the most common roles we at Trib help our customers with, whether it is permanent recruitment, freelance consultants or through staffing.

Do you need a designer?

We at Trib can help you find exactly the profile you need. We have many years of experience and a well-developed network of the best talents and abilities in design.

  • Flexible recruitment tailored to your needs
  • Get access to the best network of talent
  • A single role or a whole team – permanent recruitment, freelance consultants or staffing services
  • Support and guidance throughout the process

Questions and Answers

Here are some tips for finding the right designer and skills for your organization:


Define your requirements

Before you start looking for a designer, make sure you have defined your requirements. What kind of designer are you looking for? What skills do they need to have? What are they expected to do in their role? Also define your organization’s culture and values to find a designer who will fit into the team. If you don’t have all the answers to these questions, Trib is happy to help, we’ve built many design teams and will help you find the right fit.


Use multiple recruitment channels

To reach a wide range of candidates, use multiple recruitment channels, such as LinkedIn, job ads and personal recommendations. We help our clients by activating our network and reaching out with your brand through our platforms.


Evaluate portfolios

When evaluating designers, make sure you look at their portfolios to assess their work and how they can apply their skills with you.


Test the designer’s skills

To assess a designer’s skills, you can conduct tests such as design cases, interviews and workshops. As design today is tasked with both solving problems and creating opportunities from a user perspective as well as a business perspective, it is important to understand the candidate’s approach, process and methodology. How they approach a problem, what processes they use and what other competencies they need around them.


Personality and collaboration skills

When interviewing a designer, make sure you get a feel for their personality and ability to collaborate and work in teams.

UX designer
A UX designer must have an understanding of user experience and how users interact with a product or service. This requires skills in user research, information architecture, prototyping and user testing. In addition, the UX designer should have a good understanding of technology and how it can affect the user experience.


UI designer
A UI designer needs to have skills in visual design, including color theory, typography and a knowledge of modern design software and tools. In addition, it requires knowledge of interaction design, such as animation and transitions, and an understanding of how to create a consistent and user-friendly design. It is also important to have a good understanding of technical limitations and possibilities.


Digital Product Designer
A product designer needs a strong understanding of both UX and UI design, as well as a deep understanding of product strategy and user needs. This includes knowledge of design thinking, product planning, prototyping and user testing. A Product Designer can benefit from having good leadership and communication skills to collaborate with different functional departments within the company.


Graphic designer
A graphic designer may have skills in artistic design, including layout, typography, color theory and image editing. They may also have an understanding of brand strategy and communication, and be able to create marketing materials, packaging design, web design and other graphic content.


Digital designer
A digital designer may have skills in both UX and UI design, including user research, prototyping, visual design and interaction design. They may also have an understanding of web technologies and how to create responsive designs for a range of devices. It also includes knowledge of SEO and how design can affect search engine optimization. This is a role title that can differ from company to company.


Why use us at Trib?
As a recruitment agency, we have extensive experience in recruiting creative talent for tech companies, e-commerce, modern product companies, digital service companies and companies that are being digitized as well as various agencies. We understand what it takes to find the right candidate for each role and industry, and we have an extensive and well-developed network. In addition, our knowledge of industry-specific trends and needs allows us to find candidates who have the right skills and experience to fit perfectly into each role.

A good design portfolio for UI/UX and product design should showcase the candidate’s ability to solve problems through design. Here are some key elements that should be included in a design portfolio:


Case studies
Showcase projects you have worked on and present how you have solved problems and improved the user experience.


Design process
Describe your design process and how you developed your solution. This gives the employer insight into your ability to analyze problems, conduct user research and create a design that meets the needs.


Skills and tools
Showcase your skills and the tools you use in your design process. This could be anything from wireframing and prototyping to user testing tools.


If you have worked in a team, show how you have collaborated with other team members and how your design has contributed to the project as a whole.


Showcase the results of your work, such as improved user experience, increased conversion rates or other measurable success.


A good design portfolio is a combination of visually appealing design work and a description of the process behind the work. By showcasing both your creativity and your problem-solving skills, you can convince potential employers and increase your chances of being hired.



Trib is an expert in helping companies find the best candidates for design roles. By hiring us for recruitment, you can access our network of high-quality designers and an efficient recruitment process that saves time and resources.

Assessing a designer’s creativity and design skills during a hiring process can be challenging, but there are some things you can do to get a better understanding of their abilities:


Ask for a portfolio
A designer’s portfolio provides a good overview of their style, technical skills and previous projects. Be sure to ask for specific details about their work and decision-making processes to get a better understanding of their work.


Ask for examples of previous projects
Ask for details about previous projects and what the designer contributed. This can help you understand how they think and work.


Ask about their experiences
Ask for specific examples of how they have solved problems in previous roles and projects. This can give a good indication of their ability to work under pressure and come up with creative solutions.


A designer’s personality can affect their ability to work in your team and deliver effective solutions. Try to get a feel for their ability to communicate and collaborate with other departments within the company.

Some of the most common challenges when it comes to recruiting designers include:


There are often many other companies also looking for talented designers, which can make it difficult to attract the best candidates.


Lack of employer brand awareness
If the employer does not have a strong brand or a clear corporate culture, it can be difficult to attract talented designers.


Difficult to find the right skills
It can be challenging to find designers with the right combination of skills, experience and personality to suit your company’s needs.


Long recruitment processes
Designers can be sought after and have multiple options, which may make them unwilling to wait for a long recruitment process.


To overcome these challenges, companies can
Build their brand and employer brand: Investing in the company’s brand and culture can attract talented designers who want to work for an engaging and exciting company.


Using recruitment agencies
Recruitment agencies can help find and attract designers with the right skills and experience, and create a smooth recruitment process.


Clarify job advertisements
In order to find the right candidates, job advertisements must include a clear description of the role and the requirements of the candidates.

Speed up the recruitment process: By streamlining the recruitment process and making quick decisions, you can avoid losing the best candidates to other companies.

The recruitment process in UX, UI and digital product design can vary slightly depending on the size of the company and its work culture, but below is a general description of the different steps in the process:


Requirements specification
The employer defines the qualifications and skills required for the position. This includes education, experience, technical skills and personal characteristics.


CV and portfolio assessment
This step is particularly important in UX, UI and product design, where portfolios provide a detailed picture of the candidate’s work.


Interview IRL
Candidates are invited to an in-person meeting to discuss their work and experience in more detail. This step can then lead to the candidate making a case.


The employer usually contacts the candidate’s references to confirm their experience and work performance.


Hiring decision
The employer makes the decision on which candidate is best suited for the vacancy and offers employment. If the candidate accepts, a recruitment process is initiated and any agreement is concluded.


In general, the recruitment process in UX, UI and digital product design can be time-consuming and competitive, as there is a high demand for qualified candidates in the market. To overcome these challenges, it can be useful to use recruitment companies that specialize in design recruitment and have a strong candidate pool.

If you’re looking for a recruitment company that specializes in design, UX, UI, digital product design, graphic design or digital design, Trib and our network is a great place to start. We offer customized solutions for your needs, including permanent recruitment, consulting, staffing, and freelance services. We have a wide network of talent and expertise in these areas, and our services are designed to help you find the best candidates for your business.


Our services also include support throughout the recruitment process, from needs analysis to hiring and integration, to ensure you get the right person in the right place. Check here for more information about our services and how we can help you find the right talent in design, UX, UI, digital product design, graphic design or digital design.

We are Trib

A recruitment agency in Stockholm that knowns design

We build organizations and high-performance teams with start-ups, scale-ups, SaaS companies, e-commerce companies and traditional organizations.

Our network of talent ranges from junior talent to senior executives in service, growth, marketing, tech, product development, design, ux and more.

Whether the need is for freelance consultants, staffing or permanent recruitment, we help you reach your goals quickly.

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