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How to find Designers with Boolean search strings

When searching for Designer resumes and profiles on Google, use Boolean logic to target your searches. Our Boolean search examples provide a basis to build your own search strings. Modify them with your criteria to hire a Web or Graphic Designer who has the skills and experience you need.


Generic search string to find a Designer

Build a generic search string around terms like:

  • -job -jobs -sample -examples, to exclude irrelevant results
  • (intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) to discover candidates’ online resumes or CVs
  • (“UI designer” OR “user interface designer”) to cover variations of the same job title

Here’s an example of a Boolean search string for designers’ resumes:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“UI designer” OR “user interface designer”) -job -jobs -sample -templates

With this search string, the words “resume” or “CV” have to appear in the page title. Adding variations of designer job roles provides a larger number of relevant results. And, excluding more terms will reduce false positives.


Looking for Designer profiles and portfolios

Search for candidates on specific social networks using Boolean strings for designers by including the site: operator and terms found exclusively on member profiles. For example:

  • “graphic designer” “project views” chicago
  • “web designer” “shots” -jobs
  • “ui designer” “member since”

Add more criteria in your search to find profiles that better match your requirements.

When sourcing EU candidates, please refer to guidance on using social media for recruiting and collecting candidate information as per the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR.

Sample string to search for resumes of Designers in various formats:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (filetype:pdf OR filetype:doc OR filetype:txt) (“graphic designer” OR “illustrator”) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Example Boolean search strings to find Designers by role and skill

Use these sample strings to search for:

Web Designers

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “web designer” (HTML CSS OR Javascript) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Interior Designers who have experience in design software and spatial design

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “interior designer” (AutoCAD OR 3D Max) “spatial design” -job -jobs -sample -templates

UI or UX Designers who have experience in various software and development tools

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“UX designer” OR “interaction designer”) agile InVision -job -jobs -sample -templates

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“UI designer” OR “visual designer”) scrum JavaScript (Photoshop OR InDesign) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Designers who work (or have worked) in managerial roles and have used specific software

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“art director” OR “design director”) “managed team” (InDesign OR Photoshop) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Example Boolean search strings to find Designers by location

By state or city:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“UX designer” OR “interaction designer”) agile (Utah OR UT) -job -jobs -sample -templates

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“graphic designer” OR “illustrator”) Paris France -job -jobs -sample -templates


By area code:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “web designer” Javascript (Colorado OR CO) 719 -job -jobs -sample -templates

Find area codes here.

Within ranges of zip codes:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “senior web designer” Seattle 98039..98199 -job -jobs -sample -templates

Find the right zip code ranges here and here.

Use our job descriptions to learn more about the key skills and responsibilities of different design roles.

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