We hope a A Founders' Guide To Hiring Your First Designer helps you better understand who the right first designer is for your company and how to build an environment where design can thrive.

We’ve created the following worksheet so that you can document your thinking around these key questions and share with your team.

Is it time to hire?

Is design a blocker?

Will design needs be ongoing?

Is design a key differentiator?

Who’s right for the job?

Are they entrepreneurial?

Are they natural leaders?

Are they curious and humble?

What type of designer?

Which design skills are most critical?

Is a specialized design skill needed?

Does the skill need to be in-house?

How experienced?

Do they have at least four years?

Will they lead the design team?

Do they have external support?