Our current design layout is we have two designers on our marketing team who works on our marketing site and event collateral. And then there's me who works across our core development and product teams as well as marketing, doing design and front-end development.
We're currently in the middle of interviewing designers and front-end developers to help me out, because I'm stretched super thin. I'm sort of hoping to find someone like me who can do both, but we're ending up finding more people who only really do one or the other.
I'm trying to decide what the best hire would be and how to structure the team. I don't want to drop them into the boiling pot that I'm swimming in right now. I'm currently thinking about starting more of an internal agency system, especially if we end up hiring a front-end developer specialist, as I'd still be the only designer working across a lot of projects.
Do any of you have experience working on a small design team at a large company? Better yet, growing one? How'd it work for you?