Design & Creative

Searchability insights: December 2018


of UX Designers surveyed think designing for foldable display smartphones will become increasingly popular.


of Digital Design candidates surveyed would like to develop their front end coding skills.


of Designers spoken to are contemplating freelancing in 2019.

We set up Searchability in 2012 to be different, honing in on technical and design communities through social media to find the people that could help drive our clients businesses forward!

Martin is extremely passionate about what he does and he does it well. This has transcended across the Searchability model which is a fresh and exciting approach to recruitment and the challenges that companies face in terms of attracting top tech talent.

I first started working with Martin in 2004 when I was Head of Interactive at An Agency called England. Martin has always been a pleasure to work with, transparent and honest with his candidates and assessment of the market and salary levels.

I used him exclusively to build my PHP & Design teams and have continued to use him throughout my career as both a candidate and a client.

It has been refreshing to see Searchability grow and prosper as it targets the social media market as opposed to traditional job boards to capture and engage new recruits, the service they offer retains the core values that Martin has demonstrated to me throughout our association, whilst consistently seeking new and emerging ways to solve the tech skills shortage many of us face.

Searchability embraced digital long before their competitors and are reaping the rewards in terms of their candidate & client reach, which makes them my first and only choice when either looking for a new role or candidate. I would certainly recommend both Martin & Searchability who will restore your faith in recruitment and will show you that there can be a different, more pleasurable and rewarding way to recruit.

IDS Martin Pownall, Head of UX

Whether you’re a graphic designer, UX specialist or an Artworker – our Design and Creative Recruitment team is here to help you secure your next role!

I have worked with various recruiters during my career and I can honestly say that Searchability’s dedication and commitment set them apart from others . They were a great support throughout the recruitment process, always available to provide information and answer to any question I might have had. Definitely I recommend Searchability to anyone who wants to find a new job!

VideoSmart André Barradas, Designer

We focus on quality over quantity, saving you time and finding candidates that are actually right for the role!

I worked with Steve whilst at MBA. I found him very approachable and pragmatic; he always took the time to understand the role we were hiring into and provide CVs which match what we need rather than bombarding me with as many CVs as possible. He was always responsive to questions and feedback, and never pushy.

Whilst at MBA I worked with Steve on filling a role for web designer; a role which had never existed in the company before and so was new for us all. Steve worked with us on the kind of people we may expect to get, and salary expectations, and found us great candidates quickly.

I have now moved on from MBA, and I would welcome the opportunity to work with Steve in future to help fill recruitment needs.

mba Dan McNeil, Head of Software Development

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