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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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Art Director – Fashion/Beauty (14310)

London

Permanent

£0 - £45,000

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My client is a 360 agency creating communications for fashion, beauty, lifestyle and luxury brands.. They connect culture, creativity and ideas to transform brands and drive aspiration for consumers globally.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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The agency are looking for an Art Director with strong/strategic conceptual ideas who has a background of Beauty luxury and Fashion advertising. Has a strong design and knowledge of digital/social content. The Art Director is responsible for the concept, design and visual execution of creative projects from kick-off to delivery.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Concept ideas and execute to a high standard, Digital/ Film and Print

· Develop suites of assets to the client’s needs, budget and timeframe.

· Lead photographic and film shoots

· Good understanding of concepting and producing social content

· Partner with Creative Director on concepting and delivering exceptional creative work

· Execute multiple projects from concept through completion

· Have finger on the pulse of current and evolving trends, with ability to translate into meaningful creative

· Collaborate with internal teams to generate ideas for pitching and proposals.

· Present and communicate effectively with clients and internal teams

· Understanding of strategy and experience executing strategic direction

About

As part of a global multi service group, my client includes the integrated creative agency, end-to-end production, state-of-the-art studios and is home to prestigious events. Founded in London in the late ’90s, the agency started strictly as studio space for still and motion shoots. As the studios hosted more and more leading photographers, publications and brands, the company expanded, building audiences within fashion, beauty and luxury and creating global prestige campaigns, engaging content, and high-end cultural events The agency has offices in New York, Milan and London.

Posted by: Amalie Byass

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Creative Director Social/Digital (14309)

London

Permanent

£0 - £90,000

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ROLE MISSION

Working with our client, Creative Director  will  be responsible for conceptual and craft direction across all social channels – as well as content creation and broader integrated campaign moments.

THIS ROLE IS RIGHT FOR YOU IF…

The ideal candidate will have a preoccupation and passion for creativity in any form – supported by a solid career in digital advertising.

ABOUT THE TEAM YOU WILL BE JOINING

You’ll be based largely on-site in London and will have responsibility for c20 creatives across half a dozen sites in four European countries. Your team will comprise a mix of community managers, lead creatives, writers, and designers – so, some years under your belt with creative management, team shaping, and career mentorship is essential.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING IN YOUR ROLE

Work in true collaboration with brand teamsand be responsible for Brand Guardianship on their projects to ensure that the client experience is as positive as possible.?
Oversee the initial and final stages of projects to ensure a collaborative working across teams on ideation, creation and implementation.
A great knowledge of contemporary culture, music, fashion, media, and creative technology.
Creative responsibility to ensure solutions are realised and delivered to the highest quality of creative standards.
Working closely with clients during kick-off to create strong concepts from the initial briefing.
Develop a deep understanding of target audiences and the clients marketing strategy to deliver high quality results that have an instant, positive impact on the consumer, promoting the product or brand.
Keeping up to date with current social, cultural and design trends.
To pitch creative solutions in response to marketing strategies.
To challenge and develop the client brand guidelines to ensure the creative work is delivered to the highest standard.
Provide leadership and direction to the wider creative team for the best creative output.
Accountable for creative growth targets for the account.

 

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Many companies talk about having a unique and thriving business model, but my client truly does. This means that they have been named in the top 500 of the Financial Times fastest-growing companies in Europe 2018!This business model creates a truly entrepreneurial, fast paced, challenging and rewarding environment to work in

Posted by: Amalie Byass

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Art Director (14280)

London

Contract

£45,000 - £50,000

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A renowned London AD agency is looking for an Art Director for a 12 month contract to specifically work on a very exciting automotive brand.
You will come from an agency background and have worked on big global campaigns across all touch points – print, digital, social etc.
I’m looking to see dynamic portfolios which showcase’s excellent creative skills. In return you’ll have the opportunity to create some amazing campaigns for a well known automotive brand and really push creative boundaries.

Posted by: Karan Kaur

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Junior – Mid Designer/Art Director (14281)

London

Permanent

£30,000 - £35,000

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We have a fantastic opportunity for a budding Junior/Midweight Art Director/Designer to join a fast growing AD agency. They work with one of the most recognisable automotive brands.

You will be a highly conceptual Art Director who is able to be hands on and when needed to use your design skills. You will be working on 360 campaigns so ideally you will have a portfolio that showcases your work across print, digital and social campaigns. Ideally you will have experience of working on automotive brands.
You will get the opportunity to be part of a fun, vibrant agency who really know how to grow and nature talent.

Posted by: Karan Kaur

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Graphic Designer (14097)

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £45,000

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A hospitality brand is looking for a graphic designer to join their creative team and work across all aspects of design associated with the elite/luxury  brands they work with.
You will create printed collateral to print-ready standards; invitations, tags, packaging, brochures and books. Your daily workload will also include image and style research, pulling together mood boards, creating presentation and pitch decks and creating content for web and social media campaigns

You must be / have:
• At least 5 years’ experience in the industry, preferably from a mix of in-house and agency background.
• Excellent working knowledge of Adobe CC (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop).
• Good artworking skills
• Excellent knowledge of the print process & production.
• A keen eye and passion for hierarchy, layout design, typography and print techniques.
• Cross media experience and ability to deliver to digital specs.

Posted by: Karan Kaur

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Presentations Designer (14269)

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £45,000

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Presentations Designer £40 – 45k

This international gaming business urgently requires a highly skilled PowerPoint Designer with strong creative skills and an up-to-date knowledge of PowerPoint’s features.

This is a new role for this business and as such you will have the opportunity to take their creative presentations to a new level and use your creative flair to wow both internal stakeholders and external businesses with your innovative designs.

You must be adept at working with to brand guidelines in order to deliver beautifully designed, impactful and engaging presentation decks that will best support the presenter and represent the business.

Excellent communication skills are essential as you will be dealing directly with senior stakeholders.

Excepted duties include:
Designing highly engaging presentations, pitches and reports
Create PPT  templates for use across the business
Able to work to deadlines and work on many projects simultaneously
Consistently uphold brand and style guidelines,
Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills

Essential skills include:
Extensive experience and knowledge of MS PowerPoint
Ability to create graphics, charts, infographics, animations, hyperlinking, transitions, videos etc
Adobe Illustrator / Photoshop / InDesign

Desirable:
Previous experience working with creative & marketing agencies
An interest in sports and/or gaming (Poker, Bingo, Casino)

In return you will have the opportunity to join this this market leading gaming conglomerate and be their presentations expert. Good Salary + benefits. Remote working for 2021, flexible thereafter.

Posted by: Martin King

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Scenic Construction Manager (13148)

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £45,000

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Are you a Scenic Construction expert with CAD skills?
I am looking to speak to a Carpenter or Construction Manager with Scenic Construction experience.
A fantastic varied role ideal for someone with a Festival, Theatre, Events or Exhibitions background.
A permanent role, £40-45k.
This role is for an event production business with an amazing client base.
The Role

We have an opening for a Construction Manager to join our full time team.

Ideally you will have experience in temporary event builds (indoor and outdoor) and commercial permanent fit-outs.

A Festivals, Exhibitions, Theatre, Film or TV construction background may be ideal.

 

You will work alongside the rest of the Production Department and will lead the construction side of several projects, underneath the lead Project Manager and your Line Managers.

 

You will be responsible for ensuring each project is delivered on programme, in budget and following the standard H&S and construction procedures.

 

You might have to manage more than one project at the same time and are expected to travel for work whenever the project isn’t in London, working with a team of carpenters, welders, scenics and other specialist makers hired to each specific project.

 

 

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Assist with project designs from a construction, materials and costing perspective.
  • Produce the pre-production and onsite construction programme.
  • Assist with costing materials and works.
  • Produce all project construction technical drawings.
  • Purchase construction and materials and finishes
  • Manage the day to day running of project construction in our workshop.
  • Manage the day to day running of project construction on site.
  • Book and manage the freelance project construction team.
  • Create H&S paperwork from scratch and bespoke for each project (Method Statements, Risk Assessments)
  • Ensure that H&S on site is to the highest standard and up to date with the legal requirements.

 

 

Skills

 

  • Sketch Up
  • Auto CAD or any other technical drawing program

 

 

Also

 

  • Proficiency in the use of workshop and on-site tools and machinery
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Good relationship and able to manage subcontractors
  • Good knowledge of the Building Regulations
  • Good knowledge of H&S regulations
  • Good knowledge of construction techniques & materials

 

 

 

Posted by: Richard Maddox

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Immersive Event Producer (6 months) (13384)

London

Contract

£250 - £300

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Fantastic Event Production role available for up to 6 months:

Immersive theatre production launching in the UK

6 month contract to start immediately

Think Punchdrunk, Secret Cinema and Shunt Vaults as well as the recent or planned immersive productions of War of the Worlds, The Great Gatsby, Dr Who and Human Traffic.

Must have strong live events, experiential and complex theatrical/festival production skills to include budgets > £100k.

Big complex builds working closely with construction, design and a theatrical director.

To manage a famous series of shows in a number of different indoor locations.

Must be extremely client-facing with excellent budgeting and scheduling skills.  All in all a really strong
production person capable to hit the ground running.

 

 

Posted by: Richard Maddox

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Midweight Graphic Designer (14202)

London

Contract

£25,000 - £35,000

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This international corporate urgently requires a solid Midweight Graphic Designer to work closely with their Senior to create, infographics, corporate brochures, data visualisation and presentation decks.

 

This is a fast paced creative department that requires a designer with strong attention to detail, good Adobe skills (particularly Illustrator and InDesign) and the Google Suite. Experience working with mapping software is also desirable. Creatively you will ideally have experience of; working with data, creating data visualisations, charts (in Illustrator) and infographics, coupled with a good eye for layout design and an understanding of best design practices.

 

Working with the Senior, you will enjoy a good amount of creative freedom while producing business essential collateral. A positive can-do attitude with experience of working on multiple projects, under time pressure is expected.

 

This is a great opportunity to hone your layout and data-vis skills during a 6 month contract that will keep you busy until at least the end of the year. This role can be entirely remote (UK based essential) for the duration of the contract.

 

Posted by: Martin King

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Midweight Creative Copywriter (14203)

London

Permanent

£35,000 - £38,000

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An award winning independent creative agency is looking for a midweight creative copywriter. You will have experience across all forms of copy from creating one line witty taglines to longer form and have worked across digital and social. This is a 360 role and will give you the opportunity of working with some of the biggest global brands.
You will have previous agency experience and a portfolio that highlights your excellent copy skills.

Posted by: Karan Kaur

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News

GET TO KNOW: ALI

Steve Buss 29th July 2021

GET TO KNOW: ALI

Meet our team member, Ali! Ali sources both freelance and permanent candidates across the fields of Digital Design, UI / UX, Digital Copy, Social Media, 2D / 3D Animation and Visualisation, Video Editing and Digital Artwork etc.
He has been a recruiter for the last seven years servicing clients across the entire creative spectrum.

 

 

Ali has been at Red Sofa for 18 months working on the digital studio team. He comes from a copywriting background and has an inherent understanding of the industry and couldn’t imagine working in any other sector.

Ali has worked with clients such as Superunion, Brooklyn Brothers, Engine, McLaren Racing, ASOS, Net-A-Porter, Virgin Media

 

 

TESTIMONIALS

 

Ali has helped me in finding design resource for years. He has always been my go to guy. He understands my needs and has always provided a stellar service. Working with Ali is always a pleasure. He’s super helpful, great at what he does and an all-round nice guy.

Steve Flood | Head of Creative Studio @ FitFlop

 

 

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Ali for over 4 years. He is professional, communicates well, and genuinely cares about the success of both the clients and freelancers he works with. Ali has always gone above and beyond to proactively ensure a smooth recruitment process. He is highly knowledgeable about the spectrum of skills that exist within the industry he staffs in. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an exceptional and principled recruiter working in the creative industry in London

Keith Sample | Freelance Visual Designer and Art Director

 

 

A fun fact about Ali….

“Absolute movie nerd, anything from the 1970s and 80s that’s filled with gore and overloaded with cheese is right up my street.
Avid sandwich enthusiast. “

Get In Touch!


akirkby@redsofalondon.com

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