About Artisan Talent


In 1988, CEO and Founder Bejan Douraghy ventured from New York City to Chicago with $1,000 in his pocket and a business concept. A prior job experience had taught him a valuable lesson—you must treat creative talent with the same level of respect as your clients because as a staffing agency, you’re in the business of people. With that in mind, he launched Artisan Talent.

By 1993, Artisan’s boutique recruitment agency had tripled in size and was cited in Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the nation. Artisan has continued to evolve ever since, becoming one of the most successful and influential digital, creative, and marketing boutique staffing and recruitment agencies not just in Chicago, but in the entire country.

Our recruitment agency has a “boutique” approach to both our talent and clients where we advocate for the best talent and we nurture relationships with the best clients, from small agencies to major corporations.

Artisan is now a respected authority and leader in the creative staffing industry.

What We’ve Won

Inc. Magazine – List of the 500 fastest growing companies in America
Betterteam – List of the the top 2% best staffing agencies in the US
Best of Staffing – Inavero & Career Builders’ list of top agencies
Owler – List of the top movers and shakers in the nation
Ernst & Young – Finalist list of the top entrepreneurs
TimeOut – List of the best staffing agencies in New York City
Forbes – List of best professional recruiting firms in the nation
Enterprise Services Outlook – Top 10 most recommended staffing agencies


Find Our Offices

Artisan Talent Office Locations

Chicago | Cincinnati | Denver | Indianapolis | Los Angeles |
New York | San Francisco | Washington, DC

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