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How to find Web Designers with Boolean search strings

When searching for Web Designer resumes and profiles on Google, use Boolean logic to target your searches. Our Boolean search examples provide a basis to build your own strings. Modify them with your criteria to hire a Web Designer who can build functional and user-friendly websites.


Generic search string to find a Web 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

Here’s an example of a simple Boolean search string for web designer resumes:

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

With this search string, the words “resume” or “CV” have to appear in the page title. If you want to find different types of designers, add variations of job titles. And, excluding more terms will reduce false positives.


Looking for Web Designer profiles and portfolios

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

  • “web designer” “shots” -jobs
  • “web designer” “project views” miami
  • “web designer” “member since”

Add more criteria in your Boolean strings for web designers 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.

Example Boolean search strings to find resumes of Web Designers by role and skill

Use these sample strings to search for Web Designers who:

Know Javascript and HTML5

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “web designer” Javascript HTML5 -job -jobs -sample -templates

Have experience in specific design software

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “web designer” (Illustrator OR InDesign OR Photoshop) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Are familiar with agile methodologies

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

Work (or have worked) in managerial roles and have extensive experience

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“senior web designer” OR “design director” OR “managed team”) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Have experience in interaction design

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “web designer” (“interaction design” OR UI OR “user experience”) -job -jobs -sample -templates

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

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

Example Boolean search strings to find Web Designers by location

By state or city:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “web designer” (Michigan OR MI) -job -jobs -sample -templates

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “web designer” London (UK OR “United Kingdom”) -job -jobs -sample -templates


By area code:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “web designer” (“North Carolina” OR NC) (919 OR 984) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Find area codes here.

Within ranges of zip codes:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “web designer” “San Francisco” 94112..94132 -job -jobs -sample -templates

Find the right zip code ranges here and here.

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