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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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FullStack Developer (Python, HTML5, CSS3) (12520)

London

Permanent

£30,000 - £45,000

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Full Stack Developer

 

Fine Art SaaS Platform; Technology Company

 

Location: Oval, London

Max budget: £45,000

 

We’re hiring a Full Stack Developer to join a technology company whose business is building a scalable CRM SaaS platform specifically designed for Art Galleries, Artists and Art Collectors.

 

As the Full Stack Developer, your role will be to build innovative web applications and features within a multi-disciplined team of engineers.

 

Tech Stack*:

Python, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript & MySQL

 

*If you have a good grasp of Ruby, C++, PHP, C# or Java and are happy to learn Python, we would be delighted to provide Python training on the job.

 

The company has a track record of hiring programmers with good core skills and providing an opportunity to learn new skills, build cool products and work with a team of people who enjoy being part of a fun culture.

 

Additional info: The office is as you’d expect from a tech company that service the art industry; big open spaces with lots of natural light. They have lots of activities to take part in outside of working hours including; rock climbing, yoga, running, social drinks, takeaway pizza nights and more.

 

For more information or to apply to the role please contact Danny Stewart at Redsofa London.

 

(Python, Full Stack, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Developer, Software Engineer)

Posted by: Danny Stewart

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HTML5 Banner Developer (12519)

London

Permanent

£36,000 - £38,000

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My client is a well-known creative agency in central London, they are are looking for a HTML5 banner developer to work within their friendly, digital team.

Their clients include Amazon, Lloyds Banking Group, O2, Sony, Three Mobile, Intel, British Gas and Bacardi to name but a few.

You will work on display advertising for desktop, mobile and occasionally on website animations. You will work closely with the development lead, digital designers, project managers and producers.

Ideally you will have the following experience/abilities:

Experience working with rich media vendors such as DoubleClick Studio, DCM, Sizmek and Flashtalking

Ability to animate using JavaScript libraries such as GreenSock (GSAP)

Fluent in CSS3

Solid understanding of cross-browser compatibility and responsive design

Ability to use automation tools such as Gulp

Thorough understanding of source code repositories such as Git

Well versed with Adobe Photoshop and Sketch

Experience with the following is considered a plus, but not crucial:

Creating Dynamic Banners in DoubleClick Studio

Ability to animate SVGA

Must have:

Strong understanding of layout and design
2+ years of experience animating in HTML5/JavaScript

 

You will need to provide URLs for an online portfolio, client work and any side projects they may believe are relevant to the job scope, as well as any other site or application work that shows your digital creative spark.

You must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom to be considered for this role.

 

Posted by: Neil Clements

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Mid-weight Copywriter (12510)

London

Permanent

£30,000

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We seek a versatile, senior writer with a fierce imagination and creative heart to join a Brand and Content Department.

You’ll join a vibrant team staffed by young designers, writers and creative thinkers.

My client produce ideas, craft concepts and make the work that tells and sells the story of the whole company.

They build inbox-busting emails; show-stopping direct mail pieces; go-to digital experiences; arresting print ads; vibrant, colourful video; and rewarding podcasts to name a few of our varied outputs.

Key Responsibilities

Here’s what else we want from you:

·       Five + years’ industry experience

·       Experience in producing creative and conceptual work, from campaign-level thinking one-off, tactical pieces

·       Experience writing copy across diverse formats: digital, email, article copy, social media, DM, display, A/V

·       Experience of producing work to tight deadlines, across multiple clients / campaigns

·       Experience writing long and short copy, and in report writing and editing

·       Experience working with a CMS is HTML preferable but not essential

 

·       Experience managing other team members is preferable

For more info on the role please make contact.

Posted by: Amalie Byass

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Motion Designer / Editor (12511)

London

Permanent

£35,000 - £38,000

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My client are a Creative Advertising Agency, based in west London. They are looking to expand their Design team and the ideal candidate will have at least 4 years’ experience working in motion design and editing.

 

You will be working across a number of Beauty, Electronic & FMCG clients plus supporting the wider team on sporting sponsorship projects. You will work on your own as well as part of the larger team, inspiring and educating your colleagues and clients.

My client are a lively and friendly team, who love working collaboratively when needed. They encourage training and personal development and love to see staff grow and progress within their roles.

 

What we are looking for:

 

Have a working understanding and proven knowledge of Adobe Premium Pro, After Effects and Adobe CC. Experience with Cinema 4D is a plus.
A balanced and diverse portfolio of work that demonstrates different techniques of motion design, animation and editing. Show an understanding of different rendering techniques and be technically proficient across different skills within motion design. Including a good understanding of video codecs and output processes.

Show an artistic and innovate eye, you must understand design principles as well as motion design. Show visual skills beyond key-frames and technical knowledge. Strong attention to detail.

Work well under pressure, with others and show interest in improving your skill set beyond what you already know. Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and effectively.

Report to the creative directors and senior members of the team to execute briefs collaboratively, successfully and on schedule.

You must work well with others, be curious, take direction and aim to improve and build on your skills constantly.

Good working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud apps, preparing PS and AI files to work within After Effects

Posted by: Amalie Byass

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Junior Digital Designer (12512)

Chiswick

Permanent

£24,000 - £26,000

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My client are looking for a  talented Junior Digital Campaign Designer to join their talented upbeat design team.

 

Work on a range of data-driven projects including overarching 360 paid media campaigns, web content, UI, UX, display advertising and email.

 

Work within a multidisciplinary team across a wide variety of in-house events from sport, music, culinary, gaming, global exhibitions as well as internal creds

 

Able to design rough scamps, storyboards, mood boards, comps, to help convey a narrative and articulate, creative decision making internally and to sponsors.

 

Translate sketches, wireframes and visual mock-ups into beautiful and award-winning visual designs. Apply an iterative approach and be open and constructive to feedback.

 

Assist the Creative Director in initiating and facilitating creative workshops and brainstorms.

 

Work with an existing strategic, creative and production process using teams’ project management tools and templates; while following and establishing digital best practices.

 

Provide involvement and ideas throughout the entire project lifecycle from the original concept development and design, prototyping, pitching, through to production and delivery.

 

Use initiative to innovate with different ad formats using technology, tools and methods that enable and expand engagement and interaction of all audiences.

Posted by: Amalie Byass

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Senior Back-End Developer (Umbraco) (12422)

London

Permanent

£60,000 - £65,000

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My client is looking for a back-end development, Umbraco builds (their CMS of choice), Server/ Database management, and maintenance of legacy projects – you will have a wealth of experience in delivering efficient web-based solutions and bring with you an in-depth knowledge of development best practices and current technologies.

A positive and enthusiastic attitude is a must alongside a willingness to actively participate in implementing process, project lifecycle and technology improvements also. You will be working in a small, tight-knit and passionate senior team within their Digital Department, however, they’re an agency of 40+ staff company-wide with a vast range of skills from branding to strategy, interactive applications to experiential, and a lot more.

They maintain a continuous goal of further integration with every project to ensure they utilise their talent to the best – this role suits someone who’s willing to get involved in all types of projects, chip-in on ideas at all project stages, and serve as a trusted technical advice line to the wider company.

Essential skills required include, but are not limited to:

Back-End Technologies

C#, ASP.NET, MVC, Umbraco v4–v8, Razor/WebForms, RESTful API, WebAPI, WCF

Front-end Technologies

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, XML/XLST, AJAX

Server Technologies

MS SQL Server 2016/2014/2008/2005/2000, SQL Reporting Services 2008/2005, Windows 2003/2008/2012 Server, IIS 6.0/IIS 7.0

Source Control, Bug Tracking & CI / CD

JIRA, BitBucket, GitHub, SourceTree, TeamCity, Octupus Deploy

Tools

MS Office Suite, Trello, TeamGantt, Slack

Desirable

Certified Umbraco Master, Microsoft Certified Developer, PHP/WordPress, Salesforce CRM integration, Facebook API, Twitter API

All candidates must be able to live and work in the UK

Posted by: Neil Clements

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Fullstack Developer (12465)

London

Permanent

£45,000 - £55,000

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I am seeking a full-time Full Stack Developer to join my clienhts digital team. This role will involve collaborating on software projects for high-profile UK and international clients in the museum and exhibition space.
They are a a busy creative and production studio based in London. They have a talented team crafting extraordinary and unique work across many disciplines including interactive experiences, VR, AR and large scale multimedia.

Duties

Customise and maintain a tech stack for museums and exhibition clients, including a content management system, media server, monitoring system, and analytics. Develop the stack further to support future media exhibits and large collections.
Write clean, reliable code that scales and performs well. Integrate with 3rd party APIs when applicable.
Implement a CI/CD platform for development, QA, and deployment.
Stay up to date on technologies/industry trends that improve product development and user experience.
Collaborate with designers, producers, content developers, and other developers to deliver successful projects.

Skills and Competencies

Knowledge and experience of web technologies and platforms, particularly Javascript frameworks and libraries. Our current stack uses Node.js and Sequelize for the CMS back end, React and Redux for the CMS front end, MySQL/MSSQL for databases, web sockets, and a GraphQL API with Apollo. They also have an API in PHP for packaging and delivering media.
Ability to take ownership and make key project decisions
Computer Science or related degree and/or 3+ years of commercial experience.
Interest or experience in technologies such as VR, AR, image recognition, and machine learning is helpful but not required.

Relationships
You will be a part of the Digital team and report directly to the Digital Supervisor.

Posted by: Neil Clements

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Traffic Manager (12453)

London

Permanent

£40 - £45

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Traffic Manager – Creative Services – Integrated Agency

My Client is a leading Integrated Agency looking for a super switched on Traffic Manager to join their amazing team.  This is an incredible opportunity for someone with experience as a Traffic Manager, to come on board, work with some amazing people and be part of an award winning agency!

The Traffic department are the link between the client services and the creative department and they manage all resource requirements for the Creatives (Art Directors, Copywriters and Designers) placed on the business, and are therefore responsible for managing the expectations of both Client and Project management in terms of best practice and efficiency.

The role will be to manage the day-to-day workflow of roughly 20 creatives and around 5 different accounts. The role will require you to work closely and seamlessly with the other traffic managers in the team with an understanding and holistic view of the full creative department and the all briefs and deadlines. You will therefore need to have past experience with trafficking a fast paced and large team as well as someone who works and communicates well in a team.

This person will also need to be confident, strong and personable, you will be required to conduct daily stand ups, communicate with Creative Directors on decisions, run resource meetings and be firm to enforce process to ensure most efficient ways of working.

You will needs to have commercial awareness in assuring the Client and Project Management teams are quoting correctly for the resource required as well as being able to monitor the efficiencies of and burn rates on each job. This will require daily follow-ups on timesheet completion of your team.

The Traffic Team uphold agency process; ensuring departments across the agency are adhering to the best and efficient ways of working. A Traffic Manager must be able to use their judgement and skill to ensure the teams deliver work on time. The Traffic team aid Client and Project Management by being solutions driven and guiding efficiencies in the delivery of projects through Creative.

Requirements

Organisation of resources through your teams:

• Use your knowledge to put the right people on the right jobs according to their skillset/abilities and ensuring consistency of resource

• Keep the departmental freelance tracker up to date with accurate information around commercials and start and end dates. Working with IT and HR to ensure freelancers have the necessary equipment and work space to work.

• Running weekly commercial reports on utilisations across the departments, highlighting issues and trends. Reporting on team’s commercial health and flagging and following up on jobs with financial over runs.

• Working with Creatives on timesheet completion and commercial awareness

• Keeping your Creative Directors involved in decision-making around resource and overseeing projects

• Timely response to client and project management ad hoc requests and keeping the teams updated on project progression.

• Managing creative diaries, putting in briefings, wip’s and 1st thought meetings.

• Ensuring concept and design turnaround times are adhered to.

• Leading stand-ups confidently and resolving issues/changes highlighted.

• Check in with creatives and tech to ensure work is progressing and removing blockers.

• Weekly resource requests and Freelance requirements to be scheduled weekly, highlighting any resourcing or people issues.

• Work with Client and Project Management on timing plans and schedule for the life of projects

• Negotiating with agencies and freelancers on rates.

• Becoming part of the team you work within, knowing the brands and the people who work on them. Skills

• Proactive individual

• Great communicator

• Commercially focussed and proficient

• Able to follow process and best practice

• Competent presenter

• Strong time management

• Personable and approachable

• Team player

• 2-3 years’ experience in either traffic or project management

 

Posted by: Sarah Houghton

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Sr Designer (12450)

London

Permanent

£0 - £60,000

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We’re looking for a talented Sr Brand & Packaging Designer to join a forward thinking creative agency with brand and packaging at their core.

We believe great ideas change the world… we believe in the power of design to influence human behaviour, affect change and pierce conventions.

We believe people make the difference… that true collaborative spirit creates a compelling, infectious energy that delivers outstanding commercial results.

 

Job Description: Your main duties and responsibilities include:

• Designing independently or as part of a team, depending on each project • Supplying the lions share of creative concepts for each presentation

• Creatively lead and present mid-sized projects

• Inputting strongly to each design critique and ensuring your voice is heard

• Questioning and challenging briefing documents

• Working in collaboration with client service peers

• Taking an active interest in design strategy

• Presenting your designs with conviction and on occasion to clients with senior team support

• Seeing jobs through from concept to print

• Challenging senior creative team members with innovative and inspiring thinking

• Acting as a creative catalyst on each project, inspiring your creative team

• Attempting to have your design chosen every time and helping to implement the winning design thereafter

• Briefing illustrators, lettering artists and general suppliers

• Art directing photo-shoots

Team Imperatives:

• First and foremost deliver show stopping and awe-inspiring design solutions against each brief you are given

• Support all thinking with reference, research and a thorough visible thought process

• Inspire, nurture and support design talent of your level and below

• Inspire, support and impress design talent of your level and above

• Live a truly creative life, bringing ideas and perspectives to the agency in general

• Roll up your sleeves and go the extra mile in order to set us apart from our peers and competitors

If this sounds like the job for you, please send us your CV & portfolio. We’re looking to see a portfolio full of well executed, original and inspiring packaging and brand design, along with a strong agency track record at some of the top branding and packaging agencies in town.

Posted by: Nikki Dennis

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MW Designer (12452)

London

Permanent

£0 - £40,000

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We’re looking for a talented Sr Brand & Packaging Designer to join a forward thinking creative agency with brand and packaging at their core.

We believe great ideas change the world… we believe in the power of design to influence human behaviour, affect change and pierce conventions.

We believe people make the difference… that true collaborative spirit creates a compelling, infectious energy that delivers outstanding commercial results.

Job Description: Your main duties and responsibilities include:

• Designing independently or as part of a team, depending on each project

Inputting strongly to each design critique and ensuring your voice is heard

• Presenting your designs with conviction, sometimes to clients with senior team support

• Seeing jobs through from concept to print • Challenging and ‘biting the heels’ of the senior designers

• Acting as a creative catalyst on each project, inspiring juniors and impressing seniors

• Attempting to have your design chosen every time and helping to implement the winning design thereafter

• Helping to create mood-boards, audits and presentation stimulus when required

• Possible involvement in art direction of photo-shoots In addition to the duties stated above you may be required to undertake further tasks as necessary to meet the demands of the Employer’s business.

Team Imperatives:

• First and foremost deliver show stopping and awe-inspiring design solutions against each brief you are given

• Support all thinking with reference, research and a thorough visible thought process

• Inspire, nurture and support design talent of your level and below

• Inspire, support and impress design talent of your level and above

• Live a truly creative life, bringing ideas and perspectives to the agency in general

• Roll up your sleeves and go the extra mile in order to set us apart from our peers and competitors

If this sounds like the job for you, please send us your CV & portfolio. We’re looking to see a portfolio full of well executed, original and inspiring packaging and brand design, along with a strong agency track record at some of the top branding and packaging agencies in town.

Posted by: Nikki Dennis

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News

365 day payment terms will wreak havoc on marketing companies

Steve Buss 12th June 2019

It started in the states, it could soon spread here.

30 days become 60 days become 120 days, and now, shock horror, some major clients in the US are demanding 365 day payment terms. Imagine invoicing out on July 1st 2019 and finally getting paid July 1st 2020! Outrageous.

Why should the creative, media and recruitment industries be picked on? Can you see HMRC waiting a year for payment, or your local council or your local builder, of course not.

If these payment terms spread over here and become the norm many brilliant well run businesses will go down, and guess what the cost of marketing and creative services will go up.

How ironic, how stupid.

Steve Buss

Supreme Leader RedSofa

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