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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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Creative Artworker

London

Permanent

£26,000 - £28,000

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The ideal Creative Artworker must be able to interoperate a client brief and quickly use assets available to create high quality digital and print output, while ensuring the work is on-brand and according to the clients guidelines.

The role requires an individual with the ability to produce quality artwork working from an existing design or from the Creatives work. Experience of artworking in a fast paced Studio or creative department will be an advantage.

Key Skills/Experience

  • Proven experience of developing first class digital visuals for Blue chip clients
  • Confident in their own ideas and a strong team player, prepared to work both proactively and
    in a reactive and flexible way
  • Excellent digital and print Artworking skills
  • Ability to design and build GIFs
  • Well organised, with the ability to see the bigger picture of agency delivery
  • Display meticulous attention to detail and can execute pixel perfect assets
  • Roll out simple designs to seasonal campaigns and multiple html pages using an established look and feel
  • Expert knowledge across Adobe Creative Suite especially Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • Some retouching Experience
  • Must have good communication skills and be able to clearly communicate with clients and internal departments
  • Keep up to speed with industry innovations and trends
  • Have a keen eye for detail and be able to maintain quality control of own and teams work
  • Experience in design for digital, in particular social media platforms
  • Align with the Senior Production Artworker to effectively deliver project requirements

Day-to-day

  • Follow all agency processes ensuring you back up all your working files on the server
  • Work within the team guidelines of filing structure and set up
  • Use Trello boards and Jira to manage and track the flow of work and attend daily stand ups
  • Maintain communication with client and project management internal teams

The agency are keen to get this role filled asap so please send your CV and relevant portfolio to us asap.

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Senior Creative Artworker

London

Permanent

£35,000 - £40,000

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The ideal Artworker must be a self-motivated individual, with the ability to produce high quality print ready artwork from an existing design and also demonstrate digital/online artworking abilities including emails and creating static banners, as well as excellent retouching skills. An understanding of basic gif animation, and social formats would be useful.

As with any Studio role, attention to detail is paramount, and as a senior artworker the right candidate will act as brand guardian to a number of key brands. We are looking for someone with a positive, proactive attitude to working.

The Studio is split into two types of deliverables. A traditional Studio that supports the Design department, the other working largely as ‘direct to maker’, allowing clients to brief the Content Studio directly. The client is looking for a dynamic Artworker able to support both parts of the Studio offering.

Key Skills/Experience

  • Proven experience of developing first class digital and print Artwork and visuals for Blue chip clients
  • You must be confident in your own ideas and be a strong team player, prepared to work both proactively and in a reactive and flexible way.
  • Process driven, well organised, with the ability to see the bigger picture of agency delivery.
  • Display meticulous attention to detail and able to execute pixel perfect designs
  • Roll out simple designs to multiple html pages using an established look and feel
  • Expert knowledge across Adobe Creative Suite especially Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • Retouching Experience
  • Must have excellent communication skills and be able to clearly communicate with, clients and internal departments.
  • Keep up to speed with industry innovations and trends
  • Have a keen eye for detail and able to maintain quality control of own and teams work.
  • Experience in design for digital, in particular social media platforms.
  • Mock ups S/S or mini to ensure artwork is 100% correct before releasing
  • Align with the Content Studio Manager to effectively deliver project requirements.
  • Support progression of the junior Content Studio team members, identifying areas of development.

Detail

  • Team player
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Following of client guidelines
  • Content management
  • Ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks
  • Excellent visualising skills on the mac
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS and how this impacts final creative output an advantage

Please forward your relevant CV and samples including examples of retouching to us asap please.

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DevOps – Contract

London

Contract

£340 - £450

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I am looking for a Backend Dev Ops developer to help my client with PBC In Motion project starting ASAP.

The skills required are as follows:

  • Experience in setting up environments in AWS using EC2 and NGINX.
  • In depth technical knowledge of one or more of Linux, Networking, Storage or Databases
  • Experience of continuous integration tooling, using Jenkins
  • Experience in setting up Drupal sites with Jenkins on AWS.
  • Experience in designing, building and maintaining high performance, highly available, production hosting environments
  • Understanding of security engineering and security best practices
  • Advanced knowledge of at least one high-level scripting language, such as Python, PHP, terminal etc
  • Advanced knowledge of configuration management tools, such as puppet, ansible, salt, etc.
  • Advanced knowledge of best practices and tooling for Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment
  • Containerisation (Docker) on Linux, IaCs on AWS
  • Ability to architect and administer scalable, cloud-native and on-premise application

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Content Strategist – Contract

London

Contract

£0 - £0

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I am looking for a content strategist for a well known creative agency in central London. Starting July until December 2018. Day rate c£200-£225.

You need to have:

  • Support needed to create documentation for CMS and application development teams across an app and web build.
  • This will include annotating and specifying CMS elements at a data field level.
  • The idea hire will coordinate between UX, copy and tech to create clear documentation that will act as the bible for the project.
  • We’re looking for an analytical mindset with experience in big eCommerce / CMS builds.
  • We anticipate that this person will be in their first or second job and may have previously done a data entry role, so has strong logic and attention to detail
  • Development teams are based in our offices, plus the US and India, so clear aural communication also required
  • Good opportunity to get involved with a big launch for a high profile client, and see how larger digital projects operate.

Get in touch for more details. No remote workers.

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Account Manager

London

Permanent

£30,000 - £32,000

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My Client is one of London’s most progressive, innovative and successful agencies. They are a creative company on a mission to make a different shape of work, partnering with the world’s most ambitious brands to play a meaningful role in culture.
They work with some of the largest, most influential and most ambitious companies in the world.

The Agency has an amazing culture, it’s about doing things in the way that works best for each client. No hierarchy, ego, or that old-school advertising ball and chain, sign off.
The role is for an entrepreneurial and energised Account Manager to join their team. The successful AMs will join an environment where they will work on exciting global clients.

The Profile:
Smart, efficient, entrepreneurial, you’ll have experience of having worked in a creative/digital agency environment, understand internal Agency teams and be able to manage multiple projects. You own the day to day machine that ensures that great work happens; always organised, always proactive, always hungry to add value strategically and creatively and always with a resilient, can-do attitude.

CREATIVE: Make every creative briefing inspiring. Lead the prep for the meeting, contribute in creative reviews – build on ideas, speak constructively and insightfully and be able to provide product facts and competitor context. Demonstrate strong presentation skills and be able to hold a room’s attention. Be trusted to manage small scale production processes and to support large scale productions; from pre-production through to final approval.

STRATEGIC: Ability to understand brand strategies and help build on the core strategic decisions, contributing towards strategic direction with the ability to explain the strategic approach clearly. Ability to write briefs in conjunction with Planners and Account Directors and can present competitive and creative reviews with a clear point of view and business/brand insight.

INTEGRATION: Understand and be able to promote the roles of the Agencie’s partner agencies and partner with them on your client’s business, pushing strategic and creative opportunities to ensure the best integrated output. Able to demonstrate an understanding of total communications planning and add value to the integration planning process. Deliver LONG ideas.

PARTNERSHIP: Work in a collaborative way that promotes partnership and team-ship. Create a dynamic team that people want to be part of and be skilful at managing up, down and across the agency. Actively develop the skills of those who work for you; identify the training required, ensure they have a development programme, provide on-going feedback and act as a role model. Own the relationship with clients which is built on mutual respect and your ability to add value and energy to the process.

COMMERCIAL ACUMEN: Ensure the team is always up to date with timely status reports and contact reports and work alongside Project Managers to drive status meetings. Ability to build solid trusted working relationships with the whole agency from project management, production, studio, creatives to finance – anyone associated with getting the best work done. Demonstrate true leadership skills, specifically in how to delegate and manage Account Executives/Interns. Skilled in creating great relationships with clients and colleagues that are built on mutual respect and your ability to add value and energy.
The Agency has a friendly culture and a buzzing creative atmosphere and fantastic benefits.

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Account Manager

London

Permanent

£30,000 - £35,000

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My Client creates content, experiences and cultural ideas for the social generation. Ideas that help to make brands famous in popular culture.

Their output is anything from online TV series to unconventional ad campaigns to content to engage communities in the social space. Small brief or large, their team work together from strategy to creative to production and deliver all these ideas and campaigns as one ‘self contained team’. Some of their campaigns are months in development, some just a few hours.
They’re regularly recognised for the quality of their thinking and work.

Account Manager
As part of the account team, the Account Manager role is central to leading the day to day client business as a key client contact. The role requires management of multiple internal teams to ensure we deliver on time and on budget.

Account Managers are expected to understand their client businesses and provide specialist in-depth understanding of content, social & search whilst knowing how they support other communication disciplines either within the Agency or external agency teams.

You will want want to learn, build strong internal & external relationships, inspire everyone and push ourselves to create brilliant creative solutions.

Every account person should help create and foster a working environment that inspires the varied agency skill sets, combines the right talent together and leads by example. We do not just manage the process.

Your experience
You have proven to work in a fast paced environment and enjoy juggling multiple projects with autonomy.

You’re interested in the world, inquisitive about culture, key trends & entertainment. You understand new platform developments & industry trends is key to help guide clients to deliver brilliant creative solutions

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Coaching & Training (Business Development) Manager

London

Permanent

£20,000 - £22,000

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My Client are looking for a Business Development Manager (Coaching & Training position) for 4 days per week Thursday to Sunday to join their dynamic team!

You be must an enthusiastic and proactive and have experience working in Coaching and Training, Business Development.

Here are some of the duties listed below;

  • Managing & developing a team of Advisors throughout the London & Surrounds
  • Encourage and inspire teams to achieve targets and enhance performance which drives results
  • Identify performance issues and training needs within your team in order to create monthly journey plans and personalise visits in line with requirements
  • Work alongside to keep retention rates high / support area succession plans
  • Deliver brand training to all new recruits by providing an interactive and immersive classroom experience
  • Work closely with your Team and Business Development Managers
  • Responsible for delivering KPI’s and presenting results / action plans monthly

If you match the above please submit your CV

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Creative Director

London

Permanent

£80,000 - £90,000

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INTEGRATED CREATIVE DIRECTOR:

We are looking for an Integrated Creative Director who can both shape and lead the integrated ideation output across our wide-ranging client base. Reporting into the ECD this is an exciting opportunity to step into a leadership role where you can shape and influence both the agency and its output as we continue to grow. In exchange we are seeking someone who understands brands, has a truly integrated background and a proven track record in delivering exciting, progressive and effective creative ideas and has most likely won an award or two along the way to prove it.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

IDEATION AND THINKING

  • You have experience leading and encouraging others in the ideation creative process
  • You demonstrate a keen awareness of both online and offline trends
  • You are a strong conceptual thinker that knows how to get to the heart of a creative challenge and build compelling brand stories
  • You are experienced in creating integrated creative concepts across a variety of brands and across all channels including digital, experiential and print and the occasional film.

COMMUNICATION AND PRESENTATION

  • You are a confident communicator with good presentation and negotiation skills that ensure your team’s ideas get buy-in from both internal and client audiences
  • You get under the skin of your clients’ brands becoming a trusted partner to them and drive their creative strategy

LEADERSHIP AND ORGANISATIONAL

  • You are comfortable leading a small team of creatives across multiple projects from conception to completion in accordance with deadlines
  • You are a strong mentor who can use your experience to develop and grow those in your team

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING

  • Managing and growing a small team of Art Directors/Copywriters in creating exciting creative ideas which answer the brief.
  • Supporting and mentoring team members to ensure on-going development
  • Developing and implementing a structure to deliver strategic creative projects and using this structure to oversee projects from brief to final delivery
  • Working closely with the ECD, Head of Strategy and Creative Services Manager in planning the day-to-day output of the creative team

ABOUT YOU:

  • You will have proven experience at recognised agencies doing great work
  • You are looking for an opportunity to build on or extend your passion for leading the creative process and to build a team into an effective creative force
  • You will be truly passionate about creating great work
  • You will have experience of developing, implementing and driving effective and award-winning campaigns that excite, innovate and deliver results

If you have the rights skills and experience, and would like to be part of a team that takes pride in their work, values a work/life balance and loves pushing creative boundaries, then we’d love to see your CV & portfolio.

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Digital/Web Designer

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £45,000

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We have an exceptional opportunity for an ambitious and talented Web Designer who possesses a high-level design experience to join our team at our office in Central London!

This is not your run-of-the-mill job. Average candidates must not apply.

CV’s without portfolio and live website examples will not be reviewed.

You’ll get to tackle challenging problems for a diverse range of clients (health, beauty & travel industry) and get to own the project from research and conception through to detailed design and delivery.

As the Web Designer, you will be responsible for the look, layout and features of websites and occasionally some print material. Furthermore you will be working with the development team or managers to help with additions to the websites, keep sites up to date and prioritizing design needs.

Your duties will cover all aspects of creating a website, including but not limited to the following:

  •  Create beautiful and user-friendly website designs

  •  Meeting with clients to identify their needs and liaising regularly with them

  •  Designing sample page layouts, including font size & colours

  •  Designing websites’ visual imagery & ensuring they are in line with company branding policy or client

    requirements

  •  Working on various web design projects including UI

  •  Quality assurance testing of all web projects

  •  Work closely with the development team for implementation & project management

  •  Continual professional development to keep up to date with new design developments.

  •  Handle some client communications in regards to design matters

  •  Provide accurate time estimates for design projects

    To be considered you must qualify for the following:

  •  3+ years’ experience of designing websites

  •  Have a strong creative side

  •  Adobe Photoshop (Advanced)

  •  Adobe illustrator & InDesign (Intermediate)

  •  Good understanding of UX

  •  A strong portfolio (with at least 3 website examples designed by you)

  •  Specialism in one or more of the following: illustration, web icons, logo, videos, animation)

  •  Takes ownership of own tasks

  •  Source for innovative ideas

  •  Great attention to detail

  •  Excellent written and oral communication skills

  •  Understanding of Responsive Design

  •  Understanding of WP design

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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 a lovely boutique agency in Farringdon. 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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News

2018 Cannes Lions Predictions

Steve Buss 19th June 2018

Leo Burnett has been predicting who will be taking home Cannes Lions for the past 31 years with last year’s predictions being 100% accurate .

Only 3 per cent of the tens of thousands of marketing campaigns submitted will be taking home a gong.

See below for the work Leo Burnett is predicting will receive a trophy this week:

P&G Tide “It’s a Tide Ad” // P&G (USA)

Nike “Breaking2” // Wieden + Kennedy (Portland USA)

Orange Telecom “Now or Never” // FP7/CAI (Cairo, Egypt)

KFC “FCK” // Mother (London, UK)

Palau Legacy Project “Palau Pledge” // Host/Havas (Sydney, Australia)

National Safety Council “Prescribed to Death” // Energy BBDO (Chicago, USA)

EDEKA “The Most German Supermarket” // Jung von Matt (Hamburg, Germany)

Downtown Records “Live Looper” // BBDO (New York, USA)

Audi “Clowns” // Audi (UK)

The Times “JFK – Unsilenced” // Rothco – Accenture Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

Mars Wrigley Confectionary – Skittles “Exclusive the Rainbow” // DDB (Chicago, USA)

Cadbury “Mum’s Birthday” // VCCP (London, UK)

IKEA “The Human Catalogue” // IKEA (Singapore, Singapore)

Snaptivity “Snaptivity App” // R/GA (London, UK)

Apple HomePod “Welcome Home” // TBWA/Media Arts Lab (Los Angeles, USA)

Burger King “Scary Clown Night” // LOLA MullenLowe (Madrid, Spain)

LADBible & Plastic Oceans “Trash Isles” // AMV BBDO (London, UK)

Mars NZ – Pedigree “Pedigree SelfieSTIX” // Colenso BBDO (Auckland, New Zealand)

P&G “The Talk” // BBDO (New York, USA)

Nike “Nothing Beats a Londoner” // Wieden + Kennedy (London, UK)

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