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Ten years ago (it seems like only yesterday) we were simply a small group of experienced yet rather frustrated creative recruiters about to launch a brand new business. RedSofa. We were determined to show the world we could do a better job than the competition: and have fun at the same time.

Our philosophy was very simple only hire the very best and watch them and the business flourish. By 2014 we were proud to be acclaimed Europe's fastest growing and most respected Creative Recruitment Agency. A year later we opened our Berlin office.

Of course there are other elements to our success, passion, creativity and building long-term personal relationships, but working with the very best people will always be at the core of our being.

We now cover almost every area in our sector, ranging from junior art workers to global CEOs. Our expertise in every area is widely regarded as being unequalled. IMPRINT

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MW Creative Team

London

Permanent

£3,000 - £3,500

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We have a great opportunity for a talented Mid-Weight Creative Team to join this exciting creative retail agency.

About Us

We’re a team of 70+ retail obsessives built to transform the fortunes of retail brands and brands within retail.

We work with a broad spectrum of exciting brands, to deliver forward thinking, impactful retail campaigns that set the creative standard in the retail space. We love to push the boundaries in this sector and keep things exciting. It’s what motivates us every day.

We’re a 70 strong team, and we love to seek out like-minded individuals who are driven by creativity, love what they do, and enjoy collaborating to make the best ideas come to life . We’re looking for an intelligent, curious and proactive Mid-weight Creative Team with bundles of passion and energy.

You’ll demonstrate big thinking and added value with every project, answering the brief with simple, relevant and unexpected ideas, as well as adding to it at every opportunity with additional thoughts to surprise and delight our Clients.

We are a truly integrated agency with a focus on retail brands, brands in retail, and lifestyle brands. Experience in these sectors including shopper comms is desired.

You’ll have true integrated experience having worked across many channels with the ability to generate ideas that truly work in the smallest retail space through to a launch film and content, experiential and everything in between.

You’ll be creative chameleons, able to put yourself in the consumers’ shoes, be adaptable in your writing and conceptual thinking and engage with a varied audience with varied tonality.

You’ll have the ability to see your conceptual thinking through into executions that do the idea justice, with experience on photographic and film shoots, working with and directing designers and overseeing production.

You’ll be confident presenters of your work as the role will be Client facing for certain projects.

You’ll demonstrate a strategic understanding and ability to keep things simple.

Skills and experience necessary for this role:

  • Conceptual
  • Innovative
  • Highly Creative
  • Strategic thinkers
  • Presentation skills
  • Multi-disciplined
  • Understanding of digital media environment and opportunities
  • Experience in retail and fashion brands helpful but not a pre-requisite
  • Copywriter will be required to write, including long copy
  • Art Director should have decent hands-on design skills and be able to scamp visuals.

If you think you have what it takes, then we’re excited to see your portfolio! Please apply with your CV & portfolio, and we will respond to any successful applicants within the week.

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Mid-weight Digital / Social Copywriter

London

Permanent

£45,000 - £55,000

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Are you a super-talented, passionate, creative brain, who can come up with killer digital ideas and write thumbstopping copy for global brands on a daily basis?

Do you want to join a creative crack-team of digitally-driven experts, who deliver innovative ideas for clients, brands and products?

Do you want to join a creative agency that values ideas, execution, personality and passion above all else?

We’re after a Mid-weight Creative Copywriter to join an award-winning agency. You will be part of a super-talented creative team, working on a variety of projects, from slick ad campaigns to complex, rich interactive content. You’re ready to kick-start your career working across some of the worlds’ most exciting brands – and you want to win awards in the process.

Key Requirements:

Copywriting – You can turn a thought in a brainstorm into a clear written concept. You’re able to communicate your ideas clearly and powerfully to the rest of the creative team. You are adept at using your words to sell ideas – and you can turn your hand to pitch presentations, advertising concepts and long &short; form copy briefs.

Digital know-how – You keep up to date with all the latest design trends, on and off the web. From industry news to the latest tech, you don’t just love social media and digital – you live it.

  • Adaptable, fast, consistent generator of culturally relevant ideas
  • Commercially / practically minded
  • Able to lead projects and see them through to completion
  • Proven grasp of insight driven concept development
  • Clear and effective communicator
  • Able to work across social, digital and traditional platforms seamlessly
  • Able and willing to generate concepts, headlines, shopper messaging, and longer form social

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Mid-weight Digital / Social Art Director

London

Permanent

£45,000 - £55,000

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Digital / Social / Content Art Director

Are you a super-talented, passionate, creative Art Director, who can come up with killer digital ideas on a daily basis?

Do you want to join a creative crack-team of digitally-driven experts, who deliver innovative ideas for clients, brands and products?

Do you want to join a creative agency that values ideas, execution, personality and passion above all else?

Do you seek out the unconventional?

We’re after a Mid-weight Creative Art Director to join our award-winning agency. You will be part of a super-talented creative team, working on a variety of projects, from slick ad campaigns to complex, rich interactive content. You’re ready to kick-start your career working across some of the worlds’ most exciting brands – and you want to win awards in the process.

Key Requirements:

Creativity – You’re bold, original, curious. You’re always asking questions and striving to push digital/social boundaries because you want to know how and why things work. You’re always looking for the next big idea. Innovative, creative solutions come naturally to you and you can articulate your ideas powerfully and succinctly. You think conceptually and you never shy away from sharing your ideas. And, while you find inspiration everywhere, you always strive for the new.

Digital know-how – You keep up to date with all the latest design trends, on and off the web. From industry news to the latest tech, you don’t just love social media and digital – you live it.

If this sounds like you, we like you already!

Requirements:

  • Adaptable, fast, consistent generator of culturally relevant ideas
  • Commercially / practically minded
  • Able to lead projects and see them through to completion
  • Proven grasp of insight driven concept development
  • Clear and effective communicator
  • Able to work across social, digital and traditional platforms seamlessly

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Virtual Designer/Artist

London

Permanent

£29,000 - £33,000

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This West London based client provides unique gifts and collectables for global entertainment, personality and sports brands
You will create computer-generated, realistic product images using advanced Photoshop, Illustrator and In-Design skills. Working from brief to completion, you will develop photo-realistic product images. its essential that you are fully proficient in all Adobe packages with exceptionally strong Photoshop skills. You’ll be a hands-on designer who has talent in bundles and demonstrates passion for all things creative with a portfolio to back this up.

Its essential you have a product/3D led portfolio full of visuals you have created using Photoshop.

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Senior Digital Designer

London

Permanent

£45,000 - £65,000

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We’re currently working with a start-up brand to source a permanent Senior Digital Designer for the team. They are an innovative storytelling platform based in Central London, and the role has scope to work remotely throughout the working week. Some details below:

  • Senior Designer, can work autonomously
  • Pixel perfect, edgy style, looking to revamp homepage
  • Must have App, responsive web exp.
  • Some exp. with Motion Graphics
  • CSS – nice to have
  • all designs in Sketch so must be a high-level user

Work has almost been completed on the tech/backend side, here is the scope of work for the designer going forwards:

  • App/Web payments
  • Fun UI / user journey
  • Helping users curate their own stories
  • On-boarding, first-time users
  • Gamification
  • Incorporating audio recordings into App
  • Uploading to cloud, how this is communicated to user

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Designer to join a small team with plenty of creative/design control. For the full job spec please get in touch.

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Team Copywriter

London

Permanent

£30,000 - £38,000

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We are working with a renowned customer engagement agency (part of an established group) to source a Mid-weight Copywriter. Based in the heart of Central London, the Copywriter will be working very closely with an already established Art Director within the agency. You will have already gained 3-5 years large agency experience, working on campaigns across Digital, Print, TV and social. It is crucial that you are an ideas-driven writer. The ECD will be looking for live work and plenty of conceptual ideas in your book.

The role provides creative autonomy and the opportunity to work with the agency’s varied client base. This is a permanent position and the agency are keen to fill very quickly due to the amount of work already in the pipeline.

*please note, only successful candidates will be contacted due to the volume of applicants expected for this role.

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Mid-Senior Python Developer

London

Permanent

£45,000 - £55,000

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My client is a FinTech agency in central London who are looking for a mid-senior python developer to join their tech team.
They are a rapidly expanding company – the size of their team has almost doubled to 20 people since September and as they enter the next stage of growth they are looking to further improve their expert team to help develop their continuously evolving platform.
Their Tech Team is currently a team of 6 developers, designers and project managers who are passionate about building a game changing fintech platform and they are hoping to double the size of this team within the next 6 months.
You will be a part of a friendly, highly collaborative and expert team who work closely with the business team to deliver the right product for our customers.
Their Tech Stack:
Their front-end primarily uses Vue JS, along with utility libraries such as Underscore.js and is in the process of replacing the legacy jQuery code. The CSS is built out from LESS using a centralised style guide. The back-end uses Django and Django Rest Framework as well as Fabric and Gulp as their main deployment frameworks. With regards to our ‘environment’, they are gradually moving to Docker, so any experience with virtualised environments would be a plus. Their design process includes lean ux methodologies, prototyping and a lot of time in Sketch.

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
They are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Backend Developer to join their team. You must be a team player who is able to bring valuable experience and knowledge to help them continue to develop and build this next generation platform. The team is looking for a proactive, inquisitive problem solver who is self-motivated and always eager to adapt to the latest technology and use it to enhance the product.

You will have the following key responsibilities:
Working with all other development team roles to iteratively develop:

  • The Product Increment
  • Models required for the properly controlled development of the solution
  • Models and documents as required for the purpose of supporting the Deployed Solution in live use
  • Turning requirements into tasks and providing estimates against those tasks
  • Taking part in the design of the system from an architectural perspective
  • Writing code to a high standard, with supporting tests and documentation
  • Demonstrating your code/work to other developers in code reviews and also reviewing the work of other developers
  • Proactively helping your team-mates when you are working on co-dependent features
  • Collaborating with the QA team-members to ensure the delivered products are fit for purpose

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND REQUIREMENTS
You must be able to demonstrate the following skills / competencies:
Experience:

  • At least 4 years of relevant web development experience
  • A degree in computer science or a similar field, or additional relevant work experience
  • Excellent knowledge of Python, Django framework and Django Rest Framework
  • Experience of using relational database like postgres/mysql
  • Experience of using Git with a branching workflow (e.g. like git-flow)
  • Comfortable using a flavour of Linux and also the command line terminal

Commercial & Technical skills:

  • Able to mentor junior members and give technical advice and direction
  • A track record of solving problems in a commercial environment
  • Excellent communication, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work cross-functionally in a highly collaborative environment

Personality:

  • Knowledgeable and able to communicate your ideas, but also patient and easy going
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, willing to perform a variety of different roles and possesses a can do attitude.
  • Keen interest in the development community and keen to share with the team (new python libs/releases, or different tech)
  • A challenging and innovative strategic thinker
  • Pragmatic and results oriented, able to get things done on time

Other:
Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process and comfortable with:

  • Scrum, Unit Testing, Code Reviews, etc.
  • Know about docker, vagrant or running linux in a virtualized environment
  • Know a little bit about Javascript and AJAX
  • Knowledge of and experience in the landing and credit space is beneficial

It would be an advantage to have links to any accounts on GitHub, BitBucket, etc and be able to talk through your code using a computer during the interview.
All candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK to be considered for this role.
No sponsorship for this role.

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3D Designer

City of London, London

Permanent

£40,000 - £50,000

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We are currently looking for a 3D designer to join with a creative agency who are based in funky South London. Their work has won them various awards and they are well on their way to becoming one of the best 3D agencies. They are currently in need of a 3D designer who has extensive knowledge of C4D and vector works within events, restaurants and brand experiences.

You will be a Senior looking to assist shaping the future of a design agency to becoming a market leader. This agency is working with iconic brands creating some of the most interactive customer experiences with the use of 3D and digital.

Its essential that you are a genius in C4D and Vectorworks and have a folio that shows 3D spaces you have created.

Does this sound like the perfect role for you? Get in touch now!

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Head Receptionist

London

Permanent

£26,000 - £27,000

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My Client a brand part of the Superbrand that is WPP are looking for a Head Receptionist to join their fast paced team to Head up the team of 3 other Receptionists.

Duties include, organising weekly rota to cover the 3 separate Reception desks. Meet/Greet, answer the phones. Organising couriers/taxi’s, booking meeting rooms. Being first point of contact for the 3 other Receptionists. Must be at the top of your game. This position is all about Customer Service. Customer Service is paramount to this amazing role.

If you are interested please submit your CV – thank you

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Senior Java Developer

Berlin

Permanent

£60,000 - £70,000

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Senior Java Developer (High performance, large scale SAAS)

Senior Java Developer / Engineer working on a high performance, large scale SAAS you will be building and ​creating ​products ​that ​will help make ​people’s ​lives ​easier ​by ​changing the ​way ​businesses interact ​with ​their ​customers.

Berlin based tech business that really looks after their developers and engineers.

Incredible work life balance (2 days a week home working encouraged) and the chance to own and lead on some exciting product builds.
This is a great chance to join a business that are building a top engineering team in Berlin who understand what makes developers, engineers and tech people flourish & enjoy their work.

Senior ​Java ​Engineer:

  • Leading on and developing ​new features and innovative services
  • 4+ ​years ​of ​experience ​in ​Java ​programming
  • Developing and maintaining ​and ​new ​integrations (JSON, ​REST, ​XML)
  • Large ​scale ​web ​application experience
  • Experience ​writing ​clean & ​testable ​code (TDD experience ideal
  • Investigate ​technologies ​and ​methods ​to help ​improve ​products ​
  • Coach / Mentor ​other ​developers ​via pair programming and ​code ​reviews
  • Experience ​with ​Google ​AppEngine ​a bonus
  • Fluent ​English ​speaker

Benefits:

  • 2 days home office allowed each week & 24 days holiday
  • German lesson (weekly)
  • Learning from an established & talented tech team
  • A business who LOVES technology and really looks after their developers
  • Attractive salary and package, fun, social and international environment
  • Super flexible working environment
  • Annual team trips abroad

With the Berlin tech unit now growing at a solid pace, we’re looking for some new backend talent to join their multi-national Engineering team.

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RedSofa Radio #1

Steve Buss 1st January 2018

Nightwork Music by Tosh Ohta
Tosh is marketing agency Amplify’s Head of of Client Development. He is responsible for on-boarding new clients and developing existing ones. Amplify is a marketing agency that joins the dots between people, brands and culture. They work with Google, PlayStation, Airbnb, Nike, Netflix and more across strategy, brand activation, influence and amplification. Previous to Amplify he racked up over 20 years working in the technology sector managing marketing campaigns for Cisco, Samsung, Microsoft and EE.

As well as being a b2b marketing and sales strategy expert, Tosh is a DJ, regularly playing festivals, clubs and brand events across the UK and Europe. This summer he has already played at Cannes Film Festival, Gottwood, Love International and next up is a set on the floating Pagoda at the final Secret Garden Party.

Tracklist
Young Wolf – Kabuki (Spiritual version)
Roy of the Ravers – Emotinium
Lusine – Cirrus
Scott Grooves – Detroit 808 (Panther Dub Delay version)
Lobe – Placebo
Lord of the Isles – Ultraviolet
Kinder Atom – Eagle Sprouts (Nuwavedisko mix)
Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve – Diagram Girl (Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve re-imagination)

Go on then, give us your elevator pitch….
Medium sized anglo-japanese person. Husband and cat owner. Clapton resident, currently learning to drive. Head of Client Development at marketing agency Amplify by day, shonky DJ by night.

So what is it about your job that turns you on?
I am particularly proud of Amplify’s creative output. Also our client roster.

What’s the best thing about working at Amplify?
Definitely the people. (I was going to answer that for the previous question but it might be taken the wrong way). As well as having the utmost professional respect for my colleagues they’re good friends.

Any particular thing you’re most proud of?
Work – Helped my previous agency Astute grow from 5 people to nearly 300 over 15 years.
Music – I played all three rooms of Fabric in one night.

If you weren’t in Client Development, what would you be?
I had just dropped out of college when I was 16, I walked through the high street looking for a job. WH Smith said no, McDonalds said no, then a telesales company said yes, that was my first “client development” job. So, I could have ended up at a stationers or a fast food chain in Walton on Thames if my hair cut wasn’t so daft (it was very stupid).

Tell us a little bit about the tracks you have chosen for your ‘music to work to’ mixtape.
You can have it on in the background without it being too intrusive, at the same time if you needed to take your mind off what you’re doing and focus on something else for a minute to clear your head it’s really nice to listen to. Two of the tracks are produced by friends, I’m very lucky to know some extremely talented people.

Why do you love RedSofa so much?
Dan Poole obviously.

Do you have a background in music?
Not particularly, I’m just a massive enthusiast.

Tell us about your early rave days?
I had a very stupid haircut.

Top 5 albums of all time?
This will probably be different next time you ask me..
Pixies – Surfer Rosa
Violent Femmes – Violent Femmes
Bauhaus – Crackle
Nitzer Ebb – This Total Age
Metro Area – Metro Area

Best show on Netflix?
Black Mirror, my music and TV tastes are similar – a bit dark and sounds like it’s from the near future

What was the naughtiest thing you did in school?
I don’t know where to start with this one

In 40 years, what music will people be nostalgic for?
There will be a massive dubstep re-edit scene and Skrillex will probably make a terrible come back (reference disco re-edits and Moroder’s come back)

…….Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Hopefully with a driving license

If you like what you hear then get yourself over here for some more Tosh

You can find more RedSofa Radio Mixtapes here

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