We Help UX Researchers Transition to Independent Work, Find Projects, and Maintain a Steady Workflow

What’s the hardest part about being an independent researcher? Often it is prospecting and trying to find clients. What makes it even harder? Marketing yourself. The good news is, you don’t have to go it alone.

The Guild brings independent researchers together for mutual benefit. You are no longer alone to market yourself but are part of a professional association whose expertise clients can trust. Ideally, our consistent marketing prevents unwanted gaps in your schedule and keeps your workload more predictable and manageable.

Part-time Guild Work

Many researchers work part-time alongside a full-time job. They maintain the security and benefits of full-time work while generating extra income and gaining valuable experience. This is an ideal way to test the market, build your skills, and start your independent practice.

Full-time Guild Work

Full-time independent researchers enjoy the freedom of working remotely, choosing their clients, and controlling their work-life balance. Full-time independence works best for researchers who are confident in their skills and have the ability to adapt to different clients, industries, and products.

The Guild requires that you have a minimum of three years of UX research work experience to become a Guild member. You must also live and be authorized to work in the U.S. or Canada. If you meet these requirements and want to apply, complete this form. Please see our Researcher FAQ for additional details about working with the Guild. There is no fee for Guild membership.

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