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TheLadders: Recruiter


Time is of the essence for recruiters when sourcing candidates for new job requests. TheLadders’ Recruiter mobile app was created to allow recruiters to begin the sourcing process and shortlist potential candidates without having to be close to their computer.


This project involved partnering with a product manager, researcher, visual designer and a small engineering team in New York City to hold cross-disciplinary workshops, formulate and refine designs, prototype, build, and deliver TheLadders Recruiter iOS app. A large portion of the research and development for this project was conducted during a five-week intensive longitudinal study, where a small group of recruiters provided continuous feedback on early versions of the app to produce a focused and validated MVP, ready for release.


Under 5 months from concept to the Apple App Store with a 4.5 star rating (as of March 2014).

'Its such an elegantly designed app - navigating through different screens are such a breeze. Very intuitive!' - Apple App Store review.

iOS app removed from the App Store

Sketching to iterate on app designs during longitudinal study.
More sketches from a design workshop to refine app interactions following recruiter feedback.
Wireframes exploring recruiter workflows and one of several possible card interaction models.
Reviewing and refining designs with the team.
Low fidelity exploration of card animation to aid discussion and rapid prototyping.
Polished app UI: Very floaty.