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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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Backend Developer

City of London, London

Permanent

£50,000 - £65,000

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Currently working with a crypto currency client who have an amazing opportunity for a backend developer to join them on a permanent basis, they are a great company to work for having offices based in the heart of London. If you have an interest in Blockchain / crypto currency this would be an advantage.

Must haves:

  • 2 years+ experience in backend development
  • Significant commercial experience with JavaScript development using Node.js
  • Deep knowledge of SQL and NoSQL databases.
  • Ability to write Javascript unit tests in Jest.
  • Basic knowledge of frontend frameworks.
  • Understanding of websockets and asynchronous communications between frontend and backend
  • Strong motivational skills, creative technical thinking and clear communication skills

Main accountabilities

  • The planning, build and implementation of mobile friendly, responsive websites and mobile web-apps
  • Suggest ideas to evolve and improve current projects, responding to needs and relevant trends
  • Share knowledge with colleagues to improve skills

Posted by: Rae Macenzie

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Junior Creative Team – Digital / Social

London

Permanent

£24,000 - £28,000

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Exciting role for either a newly teamed up team of a creative team with 1 – 2 years expereince that want to see their work go live.

  • Reporting into the Group Head, the Juinor Creative Team will be an integral part of a growing creative agency. They will have a natural propensity to generate bold, mobile-first, digitally-led ideas.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate an enthusiasm and aptitude for understanding the visual language of the agency’s key client brands.
  • They will be prepared to learn fast and demonstrate actionable learnings through their creative output.
  • They will be able to create ideas across platforms and channels that are well-crafted, well thought through and deliver on-brand but are never clichéd and always right before they leave the creative department.
  • They will be an eternally curious, creative art director who loves what they do and is prepared to put in the hard yards to understand the customer’s world, the human insight and the business challenge.
  • They will be adept in creating ideas across a range of devices and channels, predominantly email and mobile.
  • They will have the desire to push the boundaries, always looking to go further and demonstrate how the idea can be exploded beyond the medium.
  • They will be part of a team, working with their Copywriter partner, pushing their partner and making sure that both deliver best-in-class creative.
  • Accuracy and detail will be paramount in their work, ensuring that all communications are on brand, that they track through rationally and emotionally and that there is consistency across everything they do.

Posted by: Amalie Byass

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Mid-weight Creative Team

London

Permanent

£35,000 - £45,000

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We’re looking for a creative team with around 3/4 years experience. The role at first will focus on 3 main clients with the opportunity to get involved in pitches, leading to other opportunities on the various award-winning accounts we have.

The team will need to deliver consistently excellent creative thinking across 360 campaigns, digital campaigns (including content and social). They’ll need to be as comfortable coming up with ideas for a campaign as they are rolling their thinking across websites, banners, POS and a wide range of social media and technology solutions. Briefs will range from very quick turnaround projects to million pound global campaigns.

As the role will have an equal split between concept and delivery, the art director should be comfortable taking work onto Mac mock-ups and the writer should be able to tackle everything from headlines to social copy (FB, Twitter websites).

What we’re looking for:

The team should be hard working, focused, quick and unpretentious. They’ll be surrounded by a very strong, ambitious team who are dedicated to creating standout award-winning work. The accounts are fast-paced and challenging so it’s important they can do all the above while keeping smiles on faces, egos in check and being generally smart, positive, inspiring and fun people to have around.

Benefits

We tend to look after our citizens. After all we don’t want you to leave, so we work hard to ensure you feel happy, loved and supported. To help us achieve this we have a rather grand set of initiatives, incentives and ideas. Here is a little taster to wet your appetite.

Competitive Salary
Comprehensive private health and dental care
BUPA Wellness
Group income protection
Eye care vouchers
Childcare vouchers
Personalised career development plan
Personal access to our Independent Financial Advisor
Sabbatical after 5 years
Bike to Work Scheme
Personal trainer
Local corporate discounts

Posted by: Amalie Byass

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Assocate Creative Director (Art Direction)

London

Permanent

£70,000 - £75,000

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Associate Creative Directors are interactive designers and conceptual leads. They have a talent for transforming great ideas into engaging work that captures imaginations around the world and moves brands forward.

As a senior member of the Creative & Design department, you will influence changes in consumer behaviour through ideas, creativity, and the use of interactive media. You will make a difference in digital communications, marketing, and advertising, and inspire the best global brands.

You will bring exceptional creative thought and craft output, delivering projects, from brief to consumer, all in partnership with the client, technology, and wider creative teams.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the strategic development of a well-defined creative brief and any additional briefing documents, speaking with clients directly where necessary.
  • Challenge the team continually to produce work that far exceeds client and audience expectations.
  • Provide creative direction with the ability to align team ambitions with client strategic objectives and overall success.
  • Lead by example: consistently inspire creative colleagues to produce world-class pioneering work.
  • Generate useful, usable ideas across all existing and emerging digital platforms.
  • Develop practices and processes to inspire and innovate, and harness new ways of thinking.
  • Set creative direction and offer hands-on guidance throughout client team projects.
  • Display a cohesive understanding and execute principles that generate innovative, effective digital communications, interface design and interaction design.
  • Consistently deliver outstanding creativity that is effective and innovative.
  • Learn new skills and stay abreast of technical and digital design developments; successfully apply these to work practices to improve processes and procedures.
  • Select the most appropriate supplier for a required task. Manage multiple suppliers, partners, and clients to ensure outsourced projects are delivered on time, within budget and to the highest standards.
  • Lead new business pitches; be responsible for creative work and present competently during pitches.
  • Consistently deliver successful solutions and high-quality work to clients on time.
  • Ensure a high level of internal/external client and team satisfaction.
  • Ensure a high level of accuracy and attention to detail for individual and team work.

Posted by: Amalie Byass

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Senior Motion Designer

London

Permanent

£45,000 - £55,000

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As a Senior Motion Designer you will play an essential role in the creation of original and exciting moving image content. You bring exceptional creative thought and craft output, developing and delivering projects from brief to end user.

Based in central London, you will have access to world-renowned thought leadership from influential authors, athletes, artists and entrepreneurs. You will work in a progressive environment that fosters a meritocratic culture, surrounded by some of the brightest minds in their fields.

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

Assisting the moving image and creative teams with production, pitches, social content and various animation projects

Create and manage original, persuasive, conceptually compelling work for original video content

Collaborate with clients and various teams

Contribute to thought leadership activities and stimulate professional development and inspiration within the team

Advise on film-related tasks and support senior moving image team members when required

QUALITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS

Strong sense of motion and visual design as well as typography

Compelling portfolio of work that demonstrates high quality motion design and animation within a variety of campaigns and projects

Extensive experience creating motion graphics and should be a master at After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, and Illustrator

Knowledge of prototyping tools InVision, Framer, Proto.io is a plus

Drive to break boundaries and craft the best ideas in the world

Degree in animation or graphic design is desirable but not essential

Posted by: Amalie Byass

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Senior Account Manager

London

Permanent

£35,000 - £40,000

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This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced integrated Senior Account Manager to join a leading Agency network with a hugely inspiring management team.

Working across two huge pieces of global tech business you’ll be working on all ATL communications to include origination as well as adaptation. Someone who loves tech and enjoys conversations around tech innovations as much as strategic and creative conversations will thoroughly enjoy this role.

Posted by: Sarah Houghton

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Senior Designer

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £50,000

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Brilliant opportunity for a Senior Designer to work within a small design team based in central London
– As Senior Designer, you will be confident, client-facing, and have a strategic approach to the design process
– The work is a nice mixture of branding, identity work, corporate communications, reports, etc, with clients across healthcare, finance, corporate and brands
The agency is built around a simple proposition: by employing the right people to do smart thinking, we deliver tangible results and business benefits.

WHAT IS THE ROLE?

The agency pride themselves in bringing something different to the communication arena and possess an award-winning design team who are key in supporting the wider agency as a whole.

Our aim is to provide better service and a more rounded, impactful creative solutions to all of our clients. This new design opportunity will help support our vision. The calibre of the client and the quality of the work rivals any top-rated London design agency.

The position will provide an excellent opportunity to develop your design skills further, express your creative thinking and generate ideas that will make a real difference. It will also provide you with an important insight into the workings of communication business models.

JOB PURPOSE

We are looking for a Designer to be a part of this new and exciting opportunity. They will need to be highly creative and motivated with proven experience of working in a professional design agency. The role will be to support the Head of Design and together will be in contact with all teams on a daily basis.

They will possess strong creative skills, the ability to fully engage in projects alongside colleagues. They will be able to express, develop and visualise their thinking to a high standard and to the appropriate audience. The candidate should have expert skills primarily in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator) and an understanding of Microsoft Office, in particular PowerPoint and Word. A background knowledge of designing on the web would also be very advantageous.

WHAT ARE THE MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES?

  • Working within the design team manage day to day delivery of client work

  • Provide creative solutions to client’s business requirements and implement

    them

  • Assist with managing and inspiring more Junior employees

  • Assist with new business in looking for new opportunities

  • Take on board the MHP values and proactively look at inventive ways to drive

    the business forward

WHAT WE OFFER

You can expect a great working environment and superb benefits to match, including: Free breakfast at the in-house cafe, gym discounts, childcare vouchers, pension, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme and much more!

Posted by: Rebecca Grant

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Midweight Designer

London

Permanent

£25,000 - £35,000

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This is an amazing opportunity for a junior-middleweight designer who wants to grow and develop within a dynamic, creative and fast-paced company. The environment is young, fun and collaborative, so you will be a team player, as well as being able to work independently, self-motivate and manage your priorities effectively.

What you’ll be doing:
– consistently coming up with original, creative ideas for ATL campaigns (from scamp to delivery)
– designing, developing and executing both large and small creative briefs to a high standard
– producing artwork for print
– ATL campaigns (outdoor, print and press ads and BTL activation)
– customer marketing (flyers, posters, trade press ads)
– internal communications.

What you need to have:
– a passion for creativity and its application in the commercial world
– strong communication skills and the ability to build great relationships with everyone you work with
– an in-depth knowledge of Creative Suite CC
– keynote/ powerpoint knowledge

Posted by: Rebecca Grant

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Graphic Designer

London

Permanent

£28,000 - £35,000

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Amazing opportunity for a Junior to Midweight Graphic Designer to work for one of the world’s largest advertising agencies.

This is a dream role for any graphic designer with an interest in politics and current affairs.

You will have a well presented portfolio, showcasing a range of projects including annual reports, branding, marketing material and more.

REQUIREMENT:
We currently have 3 in house designers and we need a new team member to assist with our rapidly growing workload. Our environment is hard working and ambitious but very friendly and supportive. Our requirement is for a junior- to mid-level designer who has the ability to work independently but who is also keen to learn and happy to take creative guidance. Jobs will include a lot of report style work (eg. annual reports), plus branding (logos, identitites) and marketing/advertising work.

We need a good allrounder with a positive attitude who will be happy to jump on very simple, quick design work as well as seeing much more challenging and engaging projects through from concept to delivery.

LANGUAGES:
Arabic (and/or knowledge/experience of Middle Eastern/African countries) would be a huge bonus (but not essential), any other languages a bonus.

TEAM:
This is a dream role for a Graphic Designer with an interest in politics/current affairs as the team focusses specifically on support to the diplomacy, development and security sectors. Developing and delivering culturally relevant campaigns, working through dedicated teams in local/regional offices, locally-embedded personnel or a local partner. We have an exceptional reputation for pioneering innovative approaches, including conflict analysis tools and methodologies, which inform the design of communications solutions. Communications solutions also embrace gender- and conflict-sensitive models which promote sustained consultation and inclusion, whilst maximising a project’s ability to deliver institutional and cultural change.

Posted by: Rebecca Grant

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Account Director – Integrated

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £50,000

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My Client is a leading independent creative Agency full of like minded creative entrepreneurs. They’re looking to hire an integrated Account Director with exceptional production and project management experience. The Agency are agile and take a collaborative approach to producing beautifully crafted work. Successful candidates will need exceptional strategic nous and impeccable client management and delivery experience.

Posted by: Sarah Houghton

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News

FANCY A CHANGE OF CAREER?

Steve Buss 15th January 2019

THESE PEOPLE DID, AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED.

 

Jonny Trunk was a talented copywriter at a top West End agency. This was fantastic for him, not the job itself… but the offices proximity to a myriad of record shops. An obsession was born and after a few months copywriting was out and the Trunk record label was born. The label proved to be an instant hit with serious music fans, releasing everything from early electronics and exotics to pure retro nostalgics.

A certain account director didn’t take his enforced change of direction sitting down. He became a professional dog sitter. You can just see them all curled up on the sofa watching Scooby Doo!

While on the subject of dogs one young lady graphic designer recently threw in the towel after having a run in with a client. She literally did go to the dogs. She full-filled her dream and went to work for Battersea Dogs Home.

 

A few years ago three young Cambridge graduates were starting out in the advertising business. Richard Reed, Adam Balon and Jon Wright had shared an ambition to produce a healthy drink that would appeal to both adults and children. Over the next six months they spent most evenings and weekends working on ‘smoothie’ recipes and £500 on fruit. Finally they decided to let people try their new drink from a stall at a music festival. People were asked to put their empty bottles in a “yes” or “no” bin depending on whether they thought the three should quit their jobs to make smoothies. At the end of the festival the “yes” bin was full with only three bottles in the “no” bin. They quit their jobs the next day, Innocent drinks were born, and the rest is history.

Of course career changes don’t have to be permanent. A certain Jonathan Durdan was working for a leading advertising agency when a twelve-week change of direction propelled him to fame and fortune, well certainly fame. He appeared as a housemate on Big Brother!

From Big Brother to a career that is far more down to earth, literally. Landscape Gardening. This was the new career a rather ‘mature’ account director chose after he felt he had outgrown the hustle and bustle of the advertising business.

It’s good to see that when people leave a creative industry their choice of a new career rarely lacks creativity. I’m always amazed at what weird and wonderful jobs these people move to. Body painting, Feng Shui consulting, Veterinary Acupuncture, Funeral Service Management, Robotics Engineering, Video Game Testing, Online reviewing, Personal Style Consulting…and of course Landscape Gardening. In other words just the jobs you’d expect creative people to move too.

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