We find human insights and paths of action to create value for our clients.

Our team at Outwitly are experts in human-centered design approaches to innovation. We are strong believers in the power of understanding users and stakeholders to uncover their needs and goals, while employing creative and collaborative design methods to envision bold change.

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Hire UX pros. Access seasoned design and research professionals.

We offer fast and reliable staff augmentation in UX and service design.

We are designers finding designers.

With over a decade of experience as designers and researchers ourselves, we know how to filter through the noise, false credentials, and resume padding to find you highly-skilled resources in UX design, UX research, service design, and more.

Trust us. Design is what we do.

Not a UX expert?
We’ve got this.

Struggling to find the perfect candidate in this competitive market? Here are the top challenges you’re likely facing, and why you might be ready for expert help.

  • Wasted time and effort.
    Countless hours spent reviewing resumes and interviewing the wrong candidates.
  • Unsure which skill sets you need.
    Understanding the many facets of UX design, UI design, product design, design research, and service design, can be… daunting!
  • Recruiters send sub-par profiles.
    Recruiters looking for UX Designers don’t have the expertise to find qualified candidates.
  • Running out of time.
    You don’t have the time to stay on top of your next feature release, let alone time for recruiting.

Skip the struggle. Trust the professionals.

Stop wasting time interviewing, reading resumes, and trying to interpret whether a candidate actually has the skills or not. Outwitly Staffing will provide you with:

  • Access to a network of over a thousand highly qualified, senior-level design and research professionals for your next project.
  • Expert guidance on what skills and experience will best fit your organization.
  • Candidates who are pre-qualified and vetted by senior UX professionals.
  • Talented and available candidates within two weeks*.

*Assuming no additional security clearances, relocation, or special requirements are needed.

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“Through our partner Outwitly, we’ve found amazing and talented people that allowed us to execute our client projects.”

– Jen, VP of User Experience (Healthcare Partner)

What types of
roles do we staff?

Depending on your needs, we staff both part- and full-time contractors in the following roles:

  • UX Designers
  • UI Designers
  • UX Researchers
  • Service Designers
  • Design Strategists
  • Design Researchers
  • Innovation & Foresight Strategists (be future-proof!)
  • Unicorns and T-Shaped Designers

Meet Medina

Service Designer & Foresight Strategist

Medina Abdelkader is a multi-disciplinary design strategist and JD candidate with 8+ years of experience in design strategy, strategic foresight, and service design.

Meet Chinedum

UX/UI Designer

Chinedum Achebe, also known as Nedu, is a talented UX & UI Designer.

Meet Sobi

Senior UX/UI Designer

Sobilal is a passionate and innovative Senior UX/UI and Interaction Designer with 14 years of experience in application and website design and development.

Sara Fortier, CEO + Founder of Outwitly

Meet Sara

CEO, Founder

Sara Fortier is a design strategist and CEO/founder of Outwitly Inc.

Meet Nourhan

Service Designer

Nourhan is a Foresight Strategist and Service Designer based in Ottawa.

Meet Michelle

Senior Service Designer & Leader

Michelle McCune is a design leader with over 15 years of experience in consulting.

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Meet Ayomide

Service Designer

Ayomide (also known as Aday) is a Nigerian-born, Ontario based service designer.

At Outwitly, we are continually accepting applications for Independent Contractors in UX Design & UX Research, UI/Visual Design, Design Research, Design Strategy, Service Design, and Project Management to assist us with private and public sector client work.

Working with us is fast and simple.

We have consultants and resources ready to fit your unique needs. We can staff most projects within two weeks of our initial staffing call, and you can skip the long hours spent searching, interviewing, and questioning. Working with us is simple.

  • Assess Needs
  • Search & Vetting
  • Review Profiles
  • Meet & Greets
  • Selection & Paperwork
  • Onboarding & Support

Outwitly Inc. is a woman-owned and operated corporation committed to diversity, equality, and inclusion.

Over 70% of our team members are women and 54% are Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour (BIPOC)

Get inspired! Discover FREE UX resources and expert knowledge on our blog.

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The New Outwitly Blog: Design, Research, and Storytelling

Outwitly is launching a new blog series about human-centered design, research methods, and much more, for designers, user researchers, organizational change-makers and managers, and the creatively-minded across industries.

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How to Invest in CX/UX in an Economic Downturn

Economic downturns can spell out hard times for business.

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Optimize your Business Processes with UX

We highlight and explore important steps you can take to integrate UX design and research into your organization to improve business processes, workflows, and customer experience (CX), elements that often get overlooked in rapid digital transformation.

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UX Design & Research: Why Hiring an External Design Agency is the Right Move for Your Business

We explore why your tech/SaaS company should hire an external firm to conduct UX and human-centered design research with your customers, and help your busy UX team develop its design strategy.

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Creating a Vision for UX and Product Development

Does your organization have a clear vision or set of guiding principles?

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Remote Mobile Usability Testing and Data Privacy

Usability testing in a remote world presents its own benefits and challenges.

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Applying the UX Maturity Scale to Business

To what extent has your business or organization adopted UX research and design?

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Growing Pains of the Booming Tech Industry

We explore how tech-led companies can overcome new challenges and common growing pains in product and feature development by adopting and championing UX best practices among their teams.

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UX vs. UI Design: How your product looks is not the same as how it works

Do you ever wonder about the differences between UX and UI Design?

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HCD & UX: Five common roadblocks and how to overcome them

Have you experienced challenges in getting your ideas heard by executives, stakeholders, or across departments?
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