Monday Feb 06, 2023

Julia DeBari - An Insider’s View of Design Recruitment

Julia DeBari shares her experience as a design recruiter,  how to navigate compensation and benefits, and what to ask to work out if a role is right for you.

Highlights include:

  • Why are recruiters told not to disclose salary ranges?
  • When and how should you bring up compensation?
  • Why should you invite doubt into a hiring conversation?
  • What do designers need to know about recruitment?
  • Why ask interviewers what makes them proud of their company?


Who is Julia DeBari?

Julia is the head of design operations for the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, where she’s busy helping the design practice to be more effective and efficient.

Before joining the Institute, Julia worked as a freelance design program manager focused on improving onboarding and education. Her clients included the Interaction Design Foundation, LinkedIn and The Hired Guns.

Julia’s career in UX began at the dawn of the millennium, as an interaction designer for a Dutch company called Internovation. Since then, she has worked across startups, enterprise, and agency, including at Adobe, MRM Worldwide, Razorfish, Sapient, and Dell.

One of Julia’s great passions is design education and most recently she was the lead design educator at Flatiron School. Across the years she’s also been a design educator at Product School, UC Berkley Extension, Design Assembly and GrowthX Academy.


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