Tuesday Mar 19, 2024

Adam Perlis - How to Get the Design Job You Want

Adam Perlis shares why it’s important to always treat interns well, how he’s trying to solve bad recruitment practices, and some practical advice for navigating the job market.

Highlights include:

  • How did an intern play a pivotal role in your career?
  • What do the most successful design portfolios demonstrate?
  • Why are you deeply surprised that you’ve become a design recruiter?
  • How do you assess a candidate before deciding to present them to a client?
  • Where and how should designers go the extra mile when applying for jobs?


Who is Adam Perlis?

Adam is the CEO and founder of Academy, a flexible staffing and recruitment agency that helps companies like Under Armour, NBC Universal and Wish.com, to scale their UX orgs and UXers to further their careers.

Before founding Academy, Adam spent a decade working in various design roles in New York, including as a Head of UX for AKQA, Head of Design for B-Reel and notably, Head of Design for TIME magazine, where he led the team responsible for TIME.com, FORTUNE.com and MONEY.com.

Adam has also been a Creative Director at AT&T, guiding the design of AT&T AdWorks and AT&T AdWorks Lab, and at Dish Network, where he was a manager of Interactive Television.

A dedicated contributor to the field, Adam has spoken at events around the world, such as SXSW, Web Summit and Tech Open Air. He is also the host of “How We Scaled It”, a podcast that explores the journey of growing a successful design practice from 0-100.


Find Adam here:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamperlis/
Website: https://adamperlis.com/
X: https://twitter.com/AdamPerlis

Academy - UX Staffing & Recruiting Agency:

Website: https://www.academyux.com/
Blog: https://blog.academyux.com/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/academyux/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8wVKD8NG7uhrcPSuylrPnQ
X: https://twitter.com/academyuxdesign


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