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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
Digital Account Director
£40,000 - £50,000
Our client is a creatively led digital/content agency of 25 people in lovely offices in Farringdon.
They have a portfolio of beautifully crafted work which is of an exceptional standard – they are the Digital & Content Agency for leading household names as well as high end fashion brands. The Agency are hiring an Account Director to join the team, concentrating on digital content and leading one of the main pieces of global digital business in the Agency.
The official title of this position is Content Director, the right candidate will have solid experience within the digital space and will posses excellent strategic insight, client-facing skills, creative judgement, acute attention to detail and rigour. Everything from timelines, budgets and process is presented beautifully by the agency to their clients. They are working on major projects with big brands this year, therefore a top-level candidate is required for this role.
The agency will offer a competitive salary and an excellent working culture.
If you would like to hear more about this fantastic role, get in touch straight away!
Digital Account Manager
£28,000 - £35,000
My Client is an independent, award winning, creative digital content Agency who work with some of the worlds most famous brands, creating distinctive content and conversations.
They’re looking for an experienced digital Account Manager to join the team and create beautifully crafted content.
You’ll be the first point of contact for Clients on this leading FMCG brand. Leading and running the production of shoots, roadmaps, cost estimates, timelines and tight briefs to the internal creative team to ensure a smooth transition of brief from client to agency.
Project manage new product launch communications and campaign activation across .com sites, social channels and eCommerce sites, from briefs to global cascade to local markets.
Ensure all content produced is adhering to brand TOV, website capability, and is fully search optimised, suggesting areas for improvement where necessary.
Mid-weight Sitecore Developer
£40,000 - £44,000
I have an exciting new job opportunity for a Mid-weight Developer to lead on my clients Digital Transformation.
About the role
You’ll be an outstanding experienced mid-weight Developer, a talented and technical design-led developer. An expert at leading design prototypes into high quality production code you will deliver world class experiences online. Strong Sitecore .Net and MVC experience is desirable.
My client core online site is a vital service serving over one million customers a month with distinct customer needs from outpatients to carers, health professionals to fundraisers, shoppers and many more. They are driving a major design, technology and information architecture upgrade to deliver a much enhanced user driven experience for all their customers across digital services and products.
You’ll support front-end development on digital products and systems which together process £40 million transactions a year.
You’ll join our existing agile development team delivering start-to-finish UX/UI prototypes into design and development as well as evolving legacy Sitecore into MVC Sitecore Experience Platform architecture.
You’ll be a strong team player with excellent communication skills able to develop close working relationships effectively. The role will collaborate closely with UX, back-end developers, business analysts and testers as well as remote developers and agencies in scoping, designing and delivering effective new features and functionalities and triaging priority bugs.
Able to turn complex business ideas into simple to understand and easy to use customer interfaces, you will champion the importance of responsive design to ensure an optimal experience across all platforms especially mobile.
Posted by: Neil Clements
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Junior Creative Team – Digital / Social
£24,000 - £28,000
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.
Mid-weight Creative Team
£35,000 - £45,000
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.
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.
Comprehensive private health and dental care
Group income protection
Eye care vouchers
Personalised career development plan
Personal access to our Independent Financial Advisor
Sabbatical after 5 years
Bike to Work Scheme
Local corporate discounts
Assocate Creative Director (Art Direction)
£70,000 - £75,000
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.
Senior Motion Designer
£45,000 - £55,000
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.
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
Senior Account Manager
£35,000 - £40,000
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.
£40,000 - £50,000
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.
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
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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£25,000 - £35,000
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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70 Redchurch Street
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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.