I'm new to hiring designers and struggling a little. I've had some great conversations with some great people, but haven't quite found what I think the team needs.
It occurred to me that I might be looking for the wrong thing? Or focusing on the wrong skills?
Here's my list, would appreciate thoughts:
Someone who's run a few collaborative design workshops with clients or non-technical people (.e.g the "Google Ventures Learn" phase)
Tried some street user testing, or other validation techniques to improve designs
Experience designing native mobile apps (understands the Apple/Google design guidelines knows about Material Design)
Can produce polished designs if needed, and assess how much polish is right for the product