Company Building, 07.20.22

When should early-stage startups hire a designer?

As early as you can — the sooner, the better. Start with a full-time product design 'all-arounder' with strong visual design skills. Someone strong in interaction design, visual design (typography in particular), information design, and prototyping. Then, they can pinch-hit or advise an agency on a brand design until it requires a full-time hire.