| ||Ask HN: Should you have a full-time designer in a 3-4 person startup?|
12 points by fndrqs 9 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 10 comments |
|I'm a first time founder with a backend engineering background. We are looking to improve our UI/UX since everyone on the team has an infrastructure background.|
The options can think of are:
1) Hire a full time designer who only produces sketches. I think this is a bit too expensive for us at this stage (3-4 person startup) but I'm open to dissenting opinions.
2) Hire a UI/UX developer who can do design + code in our react stack.
3) Outsource design sketches to a contracting firm, and have a separate frontend developer.
Which approach has worked best in your experiences? I prefer (2) but have no idea how hard it is to hire someone who can do both design + front end code.
Open to anything right now and a little desperate, a clean UI is our main blocker to launch.
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