Former Product Designer Turned Recruiter. Building Diverse Product Design Teams.

Carl Wheatley

I help founders close high-quality designers with speed. I've vetted thousands of designers for early-stage to Fortune 100 companies. I've hired for roles like Founding Designer, Product Designer, Director of Design, UX Designer, and more.

Carl, my original recruiter at Facebook/Meta, greatly improved my candidate experience. His accountability, dedication, and ability to find solid solutions made him an exceptional partner. I hope to work with him again soon in the field of UX/Product Design recruiting.

- Vicky Prazdnik, Product Design Manager at Meta

I've worked closely with Carl in building the design team and he also recruited me to Meta. As a candidate's first point of contact, he is attentive, proactive, and strategic in talent acquisition. Carl's extensive network and prioritization of relationships make him an exceptional sourcing and recruiting partner.

- Christine Imaizumi, Design Director at Meta

When Carl offered a leadership role at Facebook, I initially doubted its suitability. However, his dedication, guidance, and ability to build relationships changed my perspective. Carl is an exceptional recruiter."

- Noah Richardson, Design Director at Meta

I had the pleasure of working with Carl at Meta, both as a partner and as his manager. Carl's dedication, creativity in recruiting, and ability to build strong relationships make him an invaluable asset to any team.”

- Carley Insuasti, Recruiting Manager at Meta

Why Hire Me!

As a seasoned recruiter, I specialized in placing top-notch Design professionals at Facebook/Meta and other Fortune 100 companies. My background in design has enabled me to establish a vast network of talented designers, and I take pride in developing strong relationships with my creative contacts. With an entrepreneurial spirit and exceptional problem-solving skills, I am a self-starter who thrives on delivering solutions. My effective communications skills and track record of building lasting relationships have enabled me to collaborate successfully with teams to build creative and effective solutions.

Before talent acquisition I worked with numerous high-tech startups in the US and Europe, providing them with top-quality application development and design services. My passion lies in working with startups and developing creative teams that deliver cutting-edge solutions.

Prior to design, I was a golf club manager and golf coach with a passion for technology. I recognized an opportunity to combine my golf experience and love of technology and brought together a small team of designers to work with me on the design and development of “PressTee”, the first mobile application for golf reservations and concierge services. I successfully marketed and brought several golf country clubs on board to successfully implement the application.

Specialties: Sourcing, Recruiting, DEI Sourcing, Sales, UI/UX Design and testing, Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, Axure, InVision and other Prototyping tools. Recruiting Tools: HireEZ, Linkedin Recruiter, X-Ray Search, Entelo etc. Open to learning new products.

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