Our experienced UX staffing & recruiting team partners with you to source top UX talent, identify resource gaps, and fill contract positions from mid to executive levels

About us

A Flexible UX Agency Designed Around You

We believe that creating a culture of Human-Centered Design in organizations can build a better world around us. Our talented team is focused on finding and placing UX talent who are informed by a design thinking mindset that inspires their work so that our clients can design products, services, and strategies that matter.

Born in Brooklyn, NY we have expanded our offering to service clients worldwide.

We are located

World Wide

We believe that there is talent everywhere and don’t limit ourselves to just one location. We have worked with talent from all over the world and see the value displayed in our diverse cultures.



We have interviewed and vetted over 5000 talented resources in design, strategy, research, writing, and product management. This number is growing everyday.

We work


Yup, if you can believe it we have not really set foot in an office for several years. Sometimes it’s important for people to get some face time so at times our clients ask our people to join them in person but we don’t make it an everyday thing.



We pride ourselves on diversity of our talent and constantly striving to improve. Our talent comes from a variety of background but we are proud to say that over half are from minority groups. While we know this is a simple statistic that does not tell our whole story, rest assured we are working on sharing more shortly.


Adam Perlis


Adam Perlis is the CEO and Founder of Academy, a UX agency that provides customized and flexible resources to clients who need studio teams, contractors, or full-time staff.

He is the former Head of Product Design @ TIME Magazine, AKQA, BASIC/DEPT, B-reel and AT&T AdWorks Lab. His award-winning work has been featured on Awwwards, The FWA, and TechCrunch.

He has been a speaker at SXSW, Web Summit, Northside Festival, Fifteen Second Festival, Tech Open Air. With over 15 years of experience in the design and technology industry, he has worked with leading brands such as Google, Meta, Amazon, Microsoft, American Express, Verizon, AT&T, and Wish, as well as innovative startups and nonprofits.

He also has served on the InVision Design Leadership Forum, DesignBetter.co Instructor, Working Not Working Members Board, Rutgers University Design Thinking Advisory Board, and as a guest lecturer at General Assembly.

In the founding of Academy, Adam has trained his entire team in the field of UX to become expert recruiters and career coaches.

He is not just an advisor; his insights extend to writing about UX, speaking at conferences, and hosting the popular podcast, "How We Scaled It for Design Teams." In his role as a UX Advisor, Adam excels in offering expert guidance to startups, emerging companies, and UX leaders. Combining the roles of a leadership coach, strategist, and high-level contributor, he is likened to a Swiss Army knife for teams.

Adam is also a recognized thought leader in the UX space, creating content that informs and inspires industry leaders, teams, and talents. His contributions span various media, including social media, YouTube, and podcasts, focusing on sharing industry expertise and insights.


We work with clients and talent across the US and the globe to find exceptional product design talent. Our extensive network of product designers spans various industries and specialties, ensuring that we can find the perfect fit for any project. Whether you need a freelance product designer for a short-term project or a full-time product designer to join your team, we're here to help you find the talent you need to bring your ideas to life.

Popular Service Areas

New York, NY
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