Staffing for User Experience and digital creatives since 2004
About Laura Hunter

Laura Hunter

President- Vivid Resources

I’m the founder of Vivid Resources, a staffing firm dedicated to helping companies large and small find the best User Experience professionals available. From my Torrance office, I serve clients and talent across the nation.

When not at my desk, you can find me playing my piano and singing at venues around the South Bay, spending time with my friends and family and walking my dog Jojo.

WORK WITH ME

“I spend my day finding the best available UX talent so you can spend your day accomplishing your vital business goals.”

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MY MISSION

My mission is to assist my clients in finding User Experience and digital creative talent for their staffing needs while offering a single point of contact for clients and talent. I truly enjoy taking full ownership of the process.

User Experience staffing is the perfect space for me! My background in music, my experience working with MS and PhD’s in Psychology and 8 years of staffing in technology laid the groundwork for my transition to UX. I am also honored to call many UX professionals my friends and advisors and value their assistance in staying current around the ever-evolving space of digital technology. My relationships, built on trust and performance and developed over the past 12 years of UX specialization, drive my passion for UX forward.

There is great reward for me in finding and presenting to my clients for hire the tremendous talent I work with. Equally as rewarding is freeing up my clients to spend their valuable business hours on achieving their goals while I focus on what I do best.

To me, it’s a perfect partnership.

Staffing for UX, UI and Related Interactive Since 2004

Vivid Resources was formed as a response to the needs of organizations, large and small, who seek the services of hard-to-find User Experience/digital technology professionals needed to fully enhance your website application, product, mobile app, or responsive web design.

Laura Hunter, Principal Vivid Resources, Inc.

Laura Hunter, Principal

424.237.2602 310.919.1801

Over the past ten years Laura has helped me build several successful UX teams in LA, Chicago and New York. When it comes to UX she is the first recruiter I call on to help find the right people….

Ian Campbell

Seasoned technology recruiter since 1996 currently specializing in placing User Experience and related interactive, creative and social media professionals

Specialties

Full time and contract placement of User Experience, Interactive, Marketing, and related professionals.

Experience

Owner
Vivid Resources (Sole Proprietorship)
January 2004 – Present
National contract and permanent staffing for User Experience, Digital, Social Media, and related Interactive.

Owner
J. Quint and Associates
July 1997 – August 2002
As principal of this company I hired, trained, managed and supported technical recruiters specializing in placing contract and full time Midrange, Mainfraime and Database programmers, DBA’s and other related positions in 3 office locations across the Western and Central US.

Senior Recruiter
Masterson Tate and Associates
February 1996 – April 1997 (1 year 3 months)
Technical staffing for mainframe, midrange and other technical professsionals in Northern and Southern California.

Education

Johns Hopkins University
Peabody Conservatory of Music

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Katherine Lumb

Laura has a very astute eye for people’s capabilities and their character. She has introduced me to people who not only became outstanding members of my team, but who also enriched my life as a whole and are friends to this day. Laura truly understands how teams work, what digital talents agencies and companies need, and what constitutes a great “fit”. She sees well beyond lists of skills and bullet points on resumes to what really drives people and makes them tick. As a person of diverse passions and talents herself, Laura has the rare ability to see a person as a whole and understand how varied and seemingly unrelated experiences and interests can be brought to bear on a specific job. I have worked with many recruiters since Laura, but none have matched her unbiased zeal for finding the right person for the job, or her long-term success rate.

Katherine Lumb

Robert Press

Laura is one of the best recruiters I’ve ever worked with! Not only is she incredibly knowledgeable about the UX field, but she really tries to market you and find the best engagement (and price) for your skills. Plus she is incredibly friendly and really fights for you.

She has contacts with all types of employers in the UX field — digital design agencies, software companies and client-side corporations — across many verticals like Pharma, CPG, and Media. Very high quality, nice-to-work-for clients.

I really can’t recommend her more highly. She is a seasoned professional, unlike a lot of recruiters in this field, and really knows what she’s doing. A pleasure to work with

Dana Hawes Davis

Laura Hunter is the best of the best. I’ve worked with her over a decade and am repeatedly grateful and awed by her personable approach, excellence in picking top shelf candidates, and plum fun she brings to the recruiting experience. She both asks the right questions and follows her intuition. The result of which is a home run every, every time!

Dana

Peter Ford

I have had the pleasure of working with Laura on a design position a couple of times now and both times she has been very easy to work with and an excellent communicator.

Recently she found me a contract role that has gone full time!

Easy to talk to, bounce ideas off and gives an honest appraisal of the position and is interested in your fit for that role over just making another placement.

I would work with her anytime I am looking for a new role!

Peter Ford Sr. Lead UX Designer At PHENOMENON

Ian Campbell

Over the past ten years Laura has helped me build several successful UX teams in LA, Chicago and New York. When it comes to UX she is the first recruiter I call on to help find the right people.

Roles are changing fast and there’s often a need for specific skills and experience—I have found that Laura has a unique way of breaking down what’s needed and is very innovative when it comes to presenting the role to potential candidates.

She has never let me down. There are often times when I need someone quickly—I can count on her to find great people in a quick time frame.

She was one of the first recruiters in the country to specialize in UX and is very familiar with trends, and the subtle differences in what’s typically required for mobile, e-commerce, etc.

I’ve also worked with Laura to find my next role. She knows me well and I feel like she is absolutely representing my best interests. Often times the job description or the hiring manager needs to be educated on the finer details of a role—Laura sets the path perfectly before I interview, answering any questions. She has also been very helpful when it comes to salary negotiations and broader career advice.

She is a fantastic recruiter and it’s been a pleasure to work with her.

Ian Campbell

Cece Kellie

While Laura upholds the highest of standards and ethics in her profession, she also embodies certain rare qualities not found on a regular basis. Grace, creativity, compassion, intuition and a keen intellect are just a few of those aspects that make Laura the consummate professional.

Cece Kellie

Heidi Rudolph

Laura is an extremely proficient and kind leader, former boss, and advanced-level recruiter, who I am fortunate to have been trained by as a Jr recruiter and who continues to be a most supportive mentor to this day. Laura has demonstrated time and time again her hard-working commitment to ethical standards in the workplace, and her dedication to successfully getting the job done. Any client, candidate or associate who works with her would be assured of a positive experience!

Heidi Rudolph

Karen Kranack

I’ve been working with Laura as a recruiter since 2005 when she found me a full-time job with Fry Multimedia. Since then, she’s found me numerous freelance jobs in the User Experience field as well. Laura is THE BEST recruiter I have ever worked with, without exception. She’s smart, she knows the business, she’s easy to talk to, she actually cares about the people she works with, and goes above and beyond to find the appropriate fit. She won’t try to railroad you into a job that isn’t in your best interest, unlike just about any other recruiter I’ve ever worked with. She has great connections in the Internet industry, she’ll work hard on your behalf, and you’ll end up wanting her for a friend as well. She’s also great for career advice.

I sincerely can’t say enough good things about Laura. I’d jump at the chance to work with her again at any time, and I appreciate all that she’s done for me in the past. I go out of my way to give her UX leads whenever possible to help repay her for how great she’s been. She’s the best UX recruiter I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with.

Karen Kranack

William Hermany

There are very few recruiters like Laura. Laura is an utmost professional, incredibly organized, and most importantly, extremely knowledgeable about UXP and IA. To find a recruiter like Laura, with not only depth and breadth of knowledge about the internet and online experience, but also the passion to help those creating next generation experiences find the best candidate, is simply invaluable. I will definitely work with Laura again and I would recommend anyone looking for UXP professionals contact Laura first.

Amy Hedrick

If you are looking to build a user experience team you must contact Laura. She is incredibly knowledgeable in the space and she truly takes the time to get to know your company culture and your unique needs to help you find the right candidates to build a successful team. I have had the pleasure of working with Laura for many years and I look forward to many more.

Amy Hedrick

Diana Madrigal

Laura is an excellent resource for any UX Director seeking a recruiter to help locate qualified information architects, experience planners, and user research professionals. She truly understands the interactive and e-commerce space and is a pleasure with which to work.

Kathleen Egge

Laura was absolutely the best recruiter I worked with while looking for opportunities in the NYC area. She has a good sense for pairing the right company and the right talent. I respect her professionalism and diplomacy, but more so, she is a pleasure to work with.

Kathleen Egge

Nina Marrero

I was fortunate to be introduced to Laura Hunter last year. Laura was able to bring a wonderful opportunity to my attention. She’s a great recruiter with an enormous amount of knowledge, professionalism, and understanding. She’s a pleasure to work with and I hope to work with her again.

Lisa Kay Misitrano

Laura is one of the best creative recruiters I have worked with in the industry! She has been the key facilitator in a long-term freelance contract I have had with a top nationwide company. This contract has been a wonderful experience working with the client and their team members for over the past two and half years. Laura takes care of all the details so you as a creative can focus on what is most important – producing great work for the client! She is a joy to work with and always has the creatives best interests in the forefront.

Lisa Kay Misitrano