Wish was facing a major growth spurt after receiving a significant funding round coupled with the rising consumerism during the pandemic. Academy scaled their team through Academy’s staffing & temp-to-perm services.
Academy has been a long-term partner of Wish, advising their Head of Design on team needs and skill gaps, and providing staff augmentation through independent contractors. Academy helped staff several projects, including Senior Product Designers and Strategists, resulting in the Product Designers being converted to full-time and promoted to Design Director.
I have worked with Academy for about a year and I can say without any hesitation that I can trust their team to bring us great talent. If I start a company, I will reach out to them first because they are not only professional, but also patient, humble, open to feedback, gave me amazing advice, inspired my designers and my managers within a short time. Lastly, even if there is a hiccup, the Academy team always has a solution and is extremely flexible. This is essential for any team to have a plan a, b or c when you work with an agency to get you the right talent. And Academy always does!
— Jan Sundar Wish, Head of Design
Two of the Product Designers have since converted to a full-time role via temp-to-perm and one has since been promoted to Head of Design.