Tag: remote

Tips for Hiring Designers for Remote Teams

Creating a great design team and designing great products means hiring great designers. Automattic has been hiring people around the world to work remotely for over 10 years. More recently, we’ve been scaling up and refining how we hire designers. Here are a few things we’ve learned along the way: Take advantage of limitless geographics….

Designing Your Remote “Office”

“So, where do your designers sit?” I was at a lunch table during a design leadership conference late last year, chatting with other leaders in the industry. This question left me…confused. I finally realized what we were talking about and laughed. I’ve spent the vast majority of my career working remotely. Figuring out where designers…

Running Remote Design Sprints

I lead a team of designers who work on WordPress.com and other products. Last year, my team ran our first design sprint together in-person at a team meetup. It was a great way to kick off a new project and we became instant fans of the format. But Automattic is a remote company. Most of…