Find Talent

You've got work that needs to be completed, preferably yesterday. The challenge is finding the right people with the right skills – right now. You want people who bring more to the party than the ability to run software or turn in a nondescript finished product. You're looking for people with taste, style, experience and business acumen – ultra-talented people who will make your company shine.

When you contact Icon, you're tapping into more than a decade of professional recruiting experience. But more importantly, you're tapping into our carefully cultivated network of top-notch talent. Every year, thousands of candidates apply to work with us. Ultimately, we represent only a small percentage of these applicants because we have incredibly high standards. Before candidates ever interview with you, they must pass through our rigorous screening process and state-of-the-art testing, which ensures that you receive only the crème de la crème.

We offer a full range of placement solutions – including Contract, Temp-to-Hire, Direct Hire, and Payrolling. Icon carefully considers your requirements from a 360° perspective. Our goal is to flawlessly match skills to project and personality to organization. We always go above and beyond to make sure we've found the perfect fit for your needs. Clients know this, which is why Icon thrives on repeat business.

Use the database at the bottom of this page to search for available talent in the Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia areas. Our site includes:

  • Talent who’ve made their profile accessible to clients registered with Icon
  • Talent who’ve limited access to their profile solely to Icon’s internal staff

Clients who wish to review talent profiles will need to register with our site. It only takes a few seconds. For the most comprehensive selection of talent, please contact Icon directly. We’ll be thrilled to conduct a search specifically tailored to your needs!

Click here to register now and create your client profile

Full Service Placement

Tell us what you need and we'll take care of everything else, including:

  • Offering Contract, Temp-to-Hire, and Direct Placement
  • Managing the placement process using our senior recruiting staff
  • Advertising positions on numerous sites
  • Screening and managing all applicants (usually numbering in the hundreds for each listing)
  • Performing rigorous testing for technical skills
  • Performing in-person interviews
  • Performing in-depth portfolio reviews
  • Performing supervisory reference checks (often taking numerous attempts to establish contact)
  • Performing criminal background checks (when requested)
  • Covering all payroll costs including: State and Federal tax withholding, UI taxes, Social Security taxes, Medicare taxes, Worker's Comp insurance, Liability insurance, payroll processing, paid holidays, paid vacations, and more
  • Functioning as the employer of record which limits legal liabilities for clients
  • Providing a written replacement guarantee in our contract
  • Invoicing with Net 30 Terms (with approved credit)


You source and select staff on your own terms, and then we handle all the details and backend paperwork related to employment. Here's what's involved:

  • You source and select the talent
  • You establish compensation terms directly with employees
  • We put these employees on Icon Freelance Associates payroll for up to 85 days
  • We cover all payroll costs including: State and Federal tax withholding, UI taxes, Social Security taxes, Medicare taxes, Worker's Comp insurance, Liability insurance, payroll processing
  • We are the employer of record, so this option limits your legal liabilities
  • You will be charged no fee if you convert employees from Contract status to Direct Hire status
  • We bill you at a much lower mark-up than our full-service placement rates

We Place a Wide Variety of Talent, Including:

Web Designers, Web Developers, Web Content Developers, Web Project Managers, Proposal Production Artists, Proposal Graphic Designers, Proposal Desktop Publishers, Proposal Coordinators, Proposal Managers, Graphic Designers, Art Directors, Creative Directors, Traffic Managers, Production Managers, Print Production Artists, Pre-Press Experts, Publications Designers, Desktop Publishers, Illustrators, Multimedia Designers, Presentation Designers, Administrative Assistants, Writers, Editors, Marketing Professionals, etc.

No matter how you want to staff your project or your organization, we're here to be of service. Please contact us with any questions, we'd love to hear from you.

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