The Recruitment Conundrum

Recruiting a skilled product designer can prove to be a daunting task, particularly for those lacking an in-depth understanding of the necessary skills. The demand for designers who seamlessly blend creativity, user-centricity, and technical prowess often leaves hiring managers navigating uncharted waters. It’s a challenge that transcends industries and disciplines.

Challenges in Hiring 
Senior Talent for Startups

For burgeoning startups, the obstacles are manifold. Acquiring seasoned designers presents a financial challenge due to the high cost associated with experienced professionals. Additionally, without an established brand, attracting senior talent becomes an uphill battle. It’s a catch-22: the need for experienced designers to build a brand, but building a brand is essential to attract experienced designers.

Fluctuating Design Demands 
and the Startup Reality

In the dynamic realm of product design, the workload can be as unpredictable as the market itself. Startups often experience peaks and troughs, with intensive design requirements one day and relatively quiet the next. Maintaining a full-time, in-house design team becomes a delicate balancing act, leading to inefficiencies and added financial strain during lean periods.

UI Designers vs. Holistic 
Product Designers

The talent pool is vast, but not all designers are created equal. Many designers in the market lean heavily towards UI design, seeking the finished product to enhance rather than engaging in the holistic product development process. This poses a challenge for companies seeking comprehensive design solutions that go beyond surface-level aesthetics.


The Solution: A Dedicated Product Design Team Over Traditional Hiring

Enter the game-changer – a dedicated product design team. We advocate for a paradigm shift, moving away from the traditional model of individual hires to embracing a cohesive design team. Here’s why:

  1. Access to Elite Talent: By partnering with a team of experienced product designers, startups can tap into a wealth of talent that has traversed the corridors of renowned companies, providing industry-specific expertise.
  2. Flexible Work Dynamics: A dedicated design team provides flexibility in resource allocation. During slow periods, startups aren’t burdened with idle designers on the payroll. When the workload surges, multiple team members can collaborate simultaneously, ensuring timely delivery of high-quality work.
  3. Cost-Efficient Approach: No additional overheads. No insurance or pension worries. A dedicated design team streamlines costs, making it an economical choice for startups navigating budget constraints.
  4. Holistic Design Approach: Beyond UI, experienced product designers challenge the status quo. They actively engage with product managers, contributing to the overall development process. It’s not just about enhancing wireframes; it’s about shaping the product strategy.


In the competitive landscape of product design, the ability to secure and retain top-tier talent is a strategic advantage. WeHover’s journey underscores the transformative power of a dedicated design team in the startup realm. As the industry evolves, so must our approach to talent acquisition. Embrace the future – partner with a team that not only understands your industry but becomes an integral part of your growth story. In a world where design is the differentiator, your success starts with the right team.