UX Hires is a different kind of recruiting firm. Our alliance with a UX agency gives us a real understanding of how organizations need to approach UX. In this complex field, you don't need an IT or technical recruiting firm. You need our kind of expertise to evaluate your staffing strategy and find the right jobs.

UX Hires began as clients asked Motivate Design, our boutique user experience and design agency, for guidance when building their internal user experience teams. We were unsatisfied with many staffing agencies' recruiting processes and inattention to the nuances of the UX industry so we decided to fulfill their staffing requests ourselves. Now, guided by our unique perspective as UX practitioners, UX Hires fulfills staffing needs for companies in any industry and matches great UX talent to the best opportunities available.

For over 15 years, Mona's ability to strategize quickly and customize solutions has set her apart in the industry. Mona started Motivate Design in 2009 and UX Hires in 2011 to create a place where clients could get what they need, rather than what an agency needs to sell. Mona was disrupting before it was cool.

She has delivered user experience strategies and in-house usability programs for hundreds of clients through training and consulting. Mona currently teaches at Parsons The New School for Design, where she focuses on showing students the value of good design research. To balance out her hypersonic speeds, she is a certified yoga instructor and she sleeps.

Lois is our Senior Recruiter but we often refer to her as the Senior UX Matchmaker. With over 15 years of experience, she helps candidates and companies find each other by focusing on the details. Her success originates from considering each candidate's or company's particular UX dynamic, staffing needs and challenges, work to life balance and future goals. Prior to joining UX Hires, she managed the technology desk at Global Employment Solutions/Career Blazers specializing in UX and Web-related roles.

Jesse is passionate about good design and understanding the nuances of the UX industry. He focuses on career goals and strengths when helping candidates find potential UX matches. He works with clients to help them determine what types of UX talent they need to build, strengthen, and/or grow their UX teams. When he’s not helping out at The UX Lab, a Meetup group offering hands-on sessions where UXers can practice their process and network with each other, he’s usually running a Spartan Race or planning his next bucket list adventure. Jesse graduated from Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY) and holds a B.A. in Psychology with a Media emphasis.

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  • Information Architects
  • UX Researchers
  • Interaction Designers
  • Visual UI Designers
  • Usability Professionals
  • Strategists
  • UX Directors
  • Content Strategists

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