smartdept. inc. is a nationwide creative, digital, and marketing talent resource with roots in Chicago, Seattle, and Grand Rapids. We provide companies with freelance, contract, direct hire, and contract-to-hire candidates. Our ability to service customers of all sizes, while still taking a boutique approach to service, allows us the best chance to cultivate the successful relationships we value. smartdept. inc. is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise. Working with us helps support diverse markets and furthers economic growth (what else do you need!?).

We represent creative, digital, and marketing talent for the following opportunities:

Freelance and Contract
Whether you need added support during your busy season, for special projects, to cover a maternity/medical leave, or just to fill the gap while hiring, we can help.

Direct Hire
Our search is on a contingency basis, and applies only if you hire a candidate we identify for your needs. Our placements even come with a guarantee.

Contract-to-Hire
If you decide one of our talent is a good fit for your company, by all means, hire them. This works out great for everyone because the longer a candidate works, the bigger the discount on the conversion fee.

Whether you’re on the hunt for an inspiring new job or looking to add someone inspiring to your team, we can help you in your search.

Our detailed matching process lets us really get to know everything about our talent – their short- and long-term goals, strengths and weaknesses, favorite playlist, go-to social media influencer, you name it. So when you present us with your criteria, we can provide the most ideal candidate, not just the most available one.

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