Curious to hear more about updated stats as of this year, most of what you find on Quora is quite dated.
I feel ya... 1:20 here as well.
creative director, designer, branding UI/UX etc etc...im a dept of one...me.... it's......busy.
I feel you.
:) thanks dude ...
How big is the company?
just over 50 people at this point...maybe 60 all told.
same story over here. i'm doing it all... on my own. And proud of it!!!
good for you! well done!
At Oswald Foundation, it's 1:1. We're very proud of that. :)
1:7, but when you are the only designer in the company, it's more like 1:all company
1 designer (me) for a lean dev team of 5
(I count as a designer and dev, so there's 1 of me and 2 other devs)
so it's basically 0.5:2.5 ?
There's a reason I'm in design, not math :P
About 1:15 where I am. We have 5 designers for about 75 engineers.
1:9 (edit: +1, forgot about Matt)
~1.5:7 (I am a product designer who hires a part-time researcher and graphic designer). Previously I was a UX program manager and our ratio was closer to 1:18 (painful but manageable, although I believe it significantly impacted the quality of our product).
At Algolia, we are 3 designers for something around 35 engineers.
I feel ya, same here :)
2:6 - And I love our designers.
art director, web designer, branding, UI/UX of Webydo platform, marketing designer = ME :)
1:1 although we're in the process of hiring a new dev.
1:4 (2:8, small digital studio)
1:25 i think
8:3 For our current project. Company wide it looks a lot different: 13:40
1 (me) : 7 (total engineers)
We are roughly 3:1. Then again, we're a "design agency" and I'm a dev so there's that.
How many total designers and devs do you have?
5 devs, designers.
5 devs, 15 designers.
1(myself):6 UI Devs on my team + 2 Back-End + (no one really knows how many) off-shore folks.
Through my consulting career at many different start-ups and emerging companies 1:10 is the norm. If the company is more product focused and needs to create lots of physical marketing materials there will be more brand designers bringing the ratio down to 1:8.
1:6 (half iOS, half Android).
How many engineers do you have?
For my product, 2 designers 8 devs 3 front end 5 back end.
Wow noiice. How many company wide?
Hmm good question. It's run like a conglomerate so I am not totally sure how big other engineering depts are.
~1:30 just for the department I'm in. Not sure company wide since we have a lot of oversees devs.
1:6 at TravelBank
3 designers : 3 developers (one front-end, two back-end) But when working with development companies, it tends to be 1:8
As the founder I think 3:7 would be much better.
We're a service business building stuff for clients.
Hijack: What about designer to engineer to PM?
If you're in an Agile Scrum environment, person:person ratio doesn't tell you much. What's more useful is role:scrum. For example, 1 product designer : 2 scrum teams or 1 researcher : 4 scrum teams.
We are a scrum shop, and I don't disagree. However, I think there is inherent value around discussion points when you the abstract "teams" from the convo and focus on, "our company has a 1:50 design to eng ratio", in understanding the corporate dynamic of how fast a product can improve.
While I don't think there is an exclusive answer around a golden ratio here, it is simple to correlate many things with just this number.
If you're in an Agile Scrum environment, person:person ratio doesn't tell you much. What's more useful is manager:do-er
1:37 for me