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How to find UX designers with Boolean search strings

If you are looking to hire UX Designers, use Boolean search to source resumes and profiles on Google. Modify our Boolean search examples to find UX Designers who can build interfaces that meet user needs.


Generic search string to find UX Designers

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
  • (“UX designer” OR “interaction designer”) to cover similar designer job titles

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

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

With this search string, the words “resume” or “CV” have to appear in the page title. Excluding more terms will reduce false positives.


Search for profiles and portfolios of UX Designers

You can find UX designers on social networks like Dribbble, Stack Overflow  and Behance using Boolean search in Google by including the site: operator and terms found exclusively on member profiles. For example:

  • “UX designer” “shots” -jobs
  • “UX designer”
  • “UX designer” “project views” “new york”

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.

Example Boolean strings for hiring UX designers by experience and skills

Find UX Designers who:

Are familiar with front-end coding

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “UX designer” (Javascript OR HTML5 OR CSS3) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Have experience using Balsamiq

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

Have used agile methodologies

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

Are familiar with specific research processes

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “UX designer” “concept testing” -job -jobs -sample -templates

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “UX designer” (“a/b testing” OR “split-run testing”) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Have senior-level experience in the field

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“senior UX designer” OR “lead UX designer”) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Have worked at a startup

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

Sample string to search for UX Designer resumes in various formats

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

Example Boolean strings for UX designers by location

By state or city:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “UX designer” (Massachusetts OR MA) -job -jobs -sample -templates

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “UX designer” Toronto Canada -job -jobs -sample -templates


By area code:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “UX designer” “Los Angeles” (310 OR 424) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Find area codes here.

Within ranges of zip codes:

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

Find the right zip code ranges here and here.

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