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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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New Business Manager

London

Permanent

£45,000 - £46,000

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This is a special opportunity for the right person to join an award-winning and growing creative agency.
Working closely with the CEO and CSO who head up the agency’s New Business function, you will be an integral player in driving the new business process from lead generation, pitch, conversion and beyond.
The key focus will be ensuring the Agency have a healthy and enviable pipeline of new business. As such, you’ll get involved in project managing pitches, as well as broader agency marketing and PR initiatives.
You will also be account managing their key client in London, a leading high street fashion retailer. You will be the key point of contact for the client and manage award-winning integrated communication development seasonally across the year.
Specifically

  • Identify and convert new business targets globally
  • Manage and keep updated the new business database
  • Get creds meetings & manage materials for new business meetings
  • Cultivate and stay connected to new business leads to ensure conversion
  • Identify and help manage opportunities to raise Studio Blvd’s profile i.e. industry media exposure, awards entries and Le Book Connections
  • Build effective Client Relationships and be the key point of contact
  • Ensure the successful project management of integrated client campaigns
  • Ensure profitable financial management of client business
  • Work effectively with agency team to ensure that all projects are on brief, on time and on budget
  • Co-ordinate the agency team including diarising meetings, creating and executing critical paths and booking travel
  • Maintain and organize computer-based systems, storing paperwork, documents and information in an orderly way
  • Maintain CiMS information: Budget Creation, Management, Client Invoicing and Reconciliation on system
  • Manage Job confirmations and ensuring Client sign-off on all budgets and chase payment
  • Help keep the website and social media channels updated

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Mid-weight UI Designer

London

Permanent

£35,000 - £40,000

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We are looking for a bright, ambitious, Middleweight-Senior Digital Designer to join our team. You will have the opportunity to work in an incredibly versatile, hardworking and dedicated creative team.

Working on large, well-known brands, as well as smaller, highly creative ones, the successful candidate will work across and help lead digital creative and web design, from IA and UX design to presentation and implementation, through to other projects such as full brand guidelines and print design. You will have an expert understanding and passion for design in the web and digital space, including full proficiency of Adobe suite.

For more information get in touch, we are looking to fill this position immediately.

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Mid-weight UI Designer

London

Permanent

£30,000 - £40,000

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Digital Designer who has a passion for all things digital and relishes the opportunity to work across multiple platforms. The role provides the perfect opportunity to focus on carefully crafting user centred designs sprinkled with elements of customer delight throughout.
The Digital Designer will join a talented team of individuals and have the opportunity to work across the user experience by designing best-in-class experiences that reflect the brand vision and strategy. We work in a fast paced agile environment and passionately believe the best ideas are born of collaboration so a genuine willingness to work with multiple stakeholders, ranging from CX, strategy, project management and tech, is essential.

Duties & responsibilities:

Designing beautifully crafted digital experiences across multiple platforms

Collaborate closely with CX to create user centred designs and bring ideas to life

Communicate your ideas in a variety of ways from hand drawn sketches & scamps, storyboards, pixel perfect visuals or prototypes

Articulate your thinking both to internal stakeholders and clients of different levels

Take ownership of projects from initial briefing to delivery with ability to work independently or as part of a team, taking direction, where necessary

Knowledge & Skills Requirements:

Ideally 2+ years multi platform digital design experience in an agency or similar environment

A diverse portfolio displaying a range of sophisticated & elegant work

Solid understanding of the CX/UX process

Ability to create pixel perfect designs with proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator etc.) and Sketch.

Experience with prototyping tools (such as InVision) is desirable but not essential

Experience with motion graphics (such as after effects) is desirable but not essential

Experience working in an agile environment

Excellent time management skills with proven ability to work in a fast paced environment and deliver to deadlines

Self motivated, willingness to learn and ability to take initiative while working closely as part of a diverse team

Genuine interest in all things digital with a passion for staying on track with emerging trends & culture, attending events and engaging with the wider digital creative community

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Junior Motion Designer

City of London, London

Permanent

£25,000 - £30,000

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My client, located in Shoreditch, London, are looking for a mid-level animator/ motion graphic artist to join a fast paced, creative team. They are mid sized studio producing a wide range of live action and animated content; from TV idents and commercials, to music videos and feature film titles as well as online advertising and corporate comms and are looking for a multi-talented, full time motion graphic designer to join their expanding team.

The ideal candidate would have a strong art and design background, at least 3 years experience working with Adobe After Effects and must be comfortable both working alongside a roster of creative directors as well as producing content individually.

Must have:
▪ Stand out portfolio and reel
▪ Strong understanding of design, typography, colour and composition
▪ Excellent knowledge of Adobe After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator
▪ Working knowledge of Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro
▪ Ability to manage multiple projects and tight deadlines
▪ Super organised, detail driven, proactive team member
▪ Bachelors degree in Animation, Motion Graphics, Illustration or similar
▪ Preferably 3 years experience in Motion Graphic design
▪ Experience working with high end camera footage (Red Epic, Arri Alexa etc) is a plus
▪ Knowledge of Cinema4d is a strong plus, other 3d software knowledge may also be useful.
Please note – We are not looking for 3d Character Animators at this time so please only send your most exciting, creative and unique Motion Design reels.

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Creative Lead (m/f)

Berlin

Permanent

£70,000 - £90,000

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RedSofa is finding talents exciting opportunities by delivering a ground-breaking recruitment service to the creative, start-up and tech industry. For our clients and candidates we follow a simple approach: be helpful and always give honest open advice that is built on trust.

Creative Lead (f/m)

Salary: tbc
Location: Berlin

Company Overview: International game studio and maker of one the most played games in the world.

Role Overview: We’re hiring for a permanent Creative Director to lead the publishing section on the eSports team of the game studio to apply strategic objectives to creative campaigns and events and to direct a team of internal and external creatives.

You:

  • Degree in design and communications related fields
  • Passionate and serious game player (this is a very hard requirement here)
  • Worked in gaming, entertainment or sports as a lead before
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to assess, filter and execute ideas
  • Excellent creative with a proven track record in creation of compelling design, branding and content across a variety of mediums
  • Hands on, but also enjoying to direct, develop and mentor a team
  • Highly driven, well organised and inspiringly communicative
  • Sharp attention to detail and a strong drive for quality and perfection
  • Team player and able to inspire interplay between people, systems and processes

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Team spirited, community focussed environment
  • A lot of play, really a lot of

Terms: Full time permanent, asap

If you are interested, please get in touch with Jörn at RedSofa Berlin:

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Senior Creative Team (Content focussed)

London

Permanent

£50,000 - £65,000

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My client has had their most successful 3 years, growing existing business and winning new business across advertising, direct response, social, digital and CRM. They are already attracting the best strategic and creative brains to take them to the next level so there has never been a better time to join an agency with a client list that includes some huge well respected brands.

With a strong background in real campaigns and an understanding of content, social and digital they are looking for a talented senior creative team with at least 8 years experience to join the fastest growing team in the agency.

With a proven track record on big brands you should be comfortable managing jobs from brief to output, presenting to clients and mentoring younger teams.

The ideal candidates should be able to turn their hand to any challenge and be able to produce great work, of a very high standard within a fast-paced, creative environment.

And while creative talent is obviously a key priority, attitude is equally important. My client are looking for people who are passionate about what they do but are also down to earth. People who can lead by example, inspire and create brilliant work but who want to have a laugh too.

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Technical Lead – Contract

London

Temporary

£400 - £450

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I am looking for 6 x Technical leads for a client of mine.

X 2 – Starting ASAP until Sept
Exposure to a live generative project an advantage, this project deals with generative music output and installations
Experience with 3rd party APIs — project will be integrating with client and developer APIs and software.
Other campaign deliverables include mobile or web app development.
Third party development management.
Inhouse development team management expected as well (not just suppliers).
Will be required to work onsite internationally for several weeks in late Aug- early Sept.
Live events experience a must for this brief.

X 4 – Starting ASAP until Oct/Nov
Rollout of existing software suite
Requirement to learn/train in agencies deployment toolkit
Oversee preparation of applications for site — localisation / functional updates / QA / deployment for QA.
Once onsite, support and install and deploy several existing apps for Content team to prime with custom CMS
Will be required to work onsite
International travel required
“Code experience :
— Vue.js 2x experience / nodejs
— Comfortable with working with ffmpeg and video assets
— Comfortable writing ES6 Javascript”
Experience developing and working with APIs.
Experience working with VR an advantage.

Overview
You will bridge the gap between creative, user experience, developers, hardware team and the physical build production team, as such, the eligible candidate should have a deep technical knowledge with excellent communication skills. You will be key in scoping, designing/architecting and documenting software on the projects you are assigned. You will lead a team of developers and testers from project inception to delivery and go on site to install and manage the support of the software.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure coding and documentation standards are met and the deployment pipeline is used continuously through development and always on deployment.
  • Ensure release management processes are adhered to.
  • Work with and improve processes which help to ensure technical delivery, stability and maintainability within each project.
  • Work with project management staff to ensure they are informed of development progress.
  • Liaise with QA, feed testing status/results back into dev production.
  • Ensure all software is tested before release.
  • Provide on-site technical leadership, coordinating the installation of software with the hardware team and debugging problems to resolve.
  • Be able to delve into any coding language to fix issues and recompile software under pressure should the need ever arise.

Key Skills:

  • At least 5 years in a senior position and 5 successful development cycles from start to finish.
  • Cloud development and App Services.
  • Experienced in setting up and managing projects from initial concept through to delivery.
  • Experienced in managing software engineers of all levels.
  • Experienced in managing and working with an outsourced company.
  • Passionate about good, clean software architecture.

Key attributes

  • Experience of effectively mentoring and managing a multi-discipline development team and working with them to ensure work is completed to spec and to the correct quality.
  • Cool, pragmatic head under pressure with the ability to see the way forward when others are lost.
  • Ability to keep an eye on the detail even when 5 projects are jostling for your attention.
  • Strategic and solutions-focused attitude.

Useful Supporting Skills

  • Experiential and events experience.
  • Previously delivered/released Apps and AR products.

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Mid-weight Motion Designer

City of London, London

Permanent

£25,000 - £36,000

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My client, located in Shoreditch, London, are looking for a mid-level animator/ motion graphic artist to join a fast paced, creative team. They are mid sized studio producing a wide range of live action and animated content; from TV idents and commercials, to music videos and feature film titles as well as online advertising and corporate comms and are looking for a multi-talented, full time motion graphic designer to join their expanding team.

The ideal candidate would have a strong art and design background, at least 3 years experience working with Adobe After Effects and must be comfortable both working alongside a roster of creative directors as well as producing content individually.

Must have:
▪ Stand out portfolio and reel
▪ Strong understanding of design, typography, colour and composition
▪ Excellent knowledge of Adobe After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator
▪ Working knowledge of Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro
▪ Ability to manage multiple projects and tight deadlines
▪ Super organised, detail driven, proactive team member
▪ Bachelors degree in Animation, Motion Graphics, Illustration or similar
▪ Preferably 3 years experience in Motion Graphic design
▪ Experience working with high end camera footage (Red Epic, Arri Alexa etc) is a plus
▪ Knowledge of Cinema4d is a strong plus, other 3d software knowledge may also be useful.
Please note – We are not looking for 3d Character Animators at this time so please only send your most exciting, creative and unique Motion Design reels.

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Technical Lead/Producer – Contract

London

Contract

£400 - £450

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I need a Tech Lead, UX and Producer to take this on, initially bossing a Discovery phase, coming back with a solution for client review, then managing the production of the solution
Web and installation experience will be a must here. In terms of split it’s 50-50 delivery.

Overview
Working with a team of designers, developers, hardware specialist, project and account management staff, you should have a deep technical knowledge with excellent communication skills.

Detailed responsibilities

  • Responsible for designing and deploying technical infrastructure under the supervision of Senior Developers
  • Responsible for making your code as robust and readable as possible and making sure it fits within the Immersive Tech teams coding standards.
  • Coordinating with the Creative Team to build technology and releasable products
  • Work with project management staff to ensure they are informed of status of development
  • Confident in learning and working with internal bespoke systems

Experience and skills required:

  • Strong development skills in delivering a range of software systems, specifically AWS Development with Python.
  • Experience building distributed applications underpinned by Celery.
  • Integrate applications and data by using AWS serverless services.
  • Integrating with WebGL frameworks.
  • Comfortable working with both Linux and Windows based servers.
  • Experienced in the Software Development Lifecycle in an agency environment
  • Multi-tasker, with effective time management skills
  • Solutions-focused; creative / lateral thinker
  • Understanding of good design principles and ability to adhere to complex design specifications
  • Experience working with Docker
  • Experience with Git
  • Comfortable contributing and reviewing functional and technical documentation

Useful Supporting Skills

  • MTL Framework
  • Google Maps API
  • CesiumJS 3D mapping platform
  • Automated testing
  • Front End Development

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Senior Motion Designer

East London, London

Permanent

£40,000 - £55,000

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I’m working with a lovely, collaborative boutique agency based in Hoxton to source a permanent Senior Motion Designer. Working within a team of eight people, you will have a body of work in your folio that showcases your personality and engages the viewer. Within your skill-set will be full proficiency with the Adobe Suite, C4D and Redshift rendering, and operating on both Mac and PC machines. This is an opportunity to express yourself fully in a creative capacity, working within a supportive and friendly team (and therefore culture fit is a must). For more details please get in touch.

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News

Rodger That!

Steve Buss 17th April 2018

 

We can all learn something from Roger Federer.

There are a number of people that I look up to and aspire to be more like, too many to mention on this forum. Oprah Winfrey, Colonel Sanders and Hilda Ogden have all touched my life for one reason or another but Roger Federer stands out for me and I’m more than happy to serve up some thoughts on the Fed.

 

The guy’s a class act from start to finish: Gracious, humble, considerate and the best EVER at what he does. Applauding those around him, never talking negatively about his competitors, never making excuses, the first to congratulate his competition on their success, constantly striving to be better and still on top of his game in the twilight of his playing career.

We can all learn something from Roger Federer.

 

Being an avid tennis fan, I’ve followed Federer since his colossal victory dethroning the previous King, Pete Sampras at Wimbledon in 2001, and his meteoric rise to World No.1, winning almost every competition he played in. Confidence was high for so long and with that, everything seemed easy.

 

When he finally hit hard times with a resurgent Nadal, Djokovic and Murray, Federer dropped down the pecking order and everyone thought that was the last of Roger. He’d had a young family, achieved monumental success in the Grand Slam era and we all thought he’d just fade into the background.

 

Federer was having none of it. Back to the practice courts and with excellent

 

conditioning, selective tournament matches and Grand Slam preparation he proved what a 20 Grand Slam Champion can do to come back and win the Australian Open / Wimbledon in 2017 and Australian Open in 2018 and there’s still three slams to go. He’s achieved this up against some of the very best professional tennis players that ever graced planet Earth.

 

So where am I going with this? I think the point I’m trying to make is that if you’re going through a bad patch in your career and it seems like you’re fading into the background then make yourself relevant again, train, learn a new skill, develop on your existing skills and get out there and prove you’ve still got what it takes.

 

It’s all gone a bit cheesy now. I can only apologise.

But that’s ok. I know I can turn this round and so can you the next time you’re looking for inspiration. Just look in the mirror and repeat after me:

We can all learn something from Roger Federer!

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