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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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Mid-weight Digital Designer (12804)

Permanent

£28,000 - £30,000

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Award winning major advertising agency are looking for a talented digital designer to join their award winning established design team. You will have the opportunity to work on some major brands and learn from the best in the business.

Skills, Personal Attributes and Attitude:

· Strong experience in Adobe Creative Suite, including Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign

· Sketch, After Effects and XD knowledge a bonus

· Must be proactive, perceptive and approachable

· Strong typographic skills and understanding of hierarchy and layout structure

· Familiarity with working in a high tempo environment

· Good communication skills

· Impeccable attention to detail

· Must be quick and confident

· Pre-print knowledge would be an advantage

· Understanding of brand and corporate guidelines

· Experience in creating animated digital assets (such as web banners/email header images)

· Able to think laterally/creatively to solve problems

· Experience using Microsoft Powerpoint/Word applications

· Keen learner, self-starter, where the opportunity to learn new skills, programmes etc

Posted by: Amalie Byass

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Digital Designer with motion (12388)

London

Permanent

£30,000 - £35,000

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Digital Designer – Amazing work space – West London – Love of plants this is for you! 6 month FTC

 

About the role:

Our in-house design studio is responsible for maintaining visual identity, championing high-quality design and providing creative advice and artwork on a huge variety of design projects.

The Digital Designer will help us deliver innovative, world-class design across the our website, social media, email and digital advertising channels. This role is pivotal in helping us engage a global audience and provides a unique opportunity to work across a huge range of projects bringing together our digital and non-digital look-and-feel to ensure one overall unique visual identity.

 

We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a broad range of Learning and Development opportunities, with access to the Civil Service training curriculum, generous annual leave entitlement for new starters, family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible benefits scheme.

Posted by: Amalie Byass

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Digital Design Director (12074)

London

Permanent

£0 - £80,000

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Job Purpose:

 

You will be joining our growing digital team, based in London and you will be reporting into our Digital Creative Director. As a Digital Design Director, you will proactively provide day to day creative leadership. You will assist with the recruiting and retaining of design team members with the support of the Senior Leadership Team. You will have the creative management of projects by leading design teams and manage and report on project status as required. The DD is responsible for allocating general management tasks/projects within the creative studio. You will be responsible for designing and developing innovative digital touchpoints for retail markets with specific contribution across 2D brand communications and digital design within a seamless customer journey.

 

Professional & Technical Experience:

 

8 year+ experience and leading integrated design teams (Brand, Digital)
Ability to communicate ideas, i.e. sketches, written, verbal
Demonstrable experience of liaising and developing client relationships
An expert knowledge of UX/UI design principles and techniques

Strong working knowledge in Experiential / Interactive design

Knowledge of Motion/Prototyping/Programming Arts/JS
Independent / Decision maker
Strong leadership, verbal & written communication skills in English and other languages a bonus
Strong understanding how mobile, web and screen-based content works
Knowledge in 3D, VR/AR is a plus.
Good knowledge of HTML5/XHTML, CSS3 and JavaScript
Strong team management skills
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Strong understanding of schedules and deadlines
Highly proficient graphics and digital software including Sketch, Invision, Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Illustrator

 

 

Key Responsibilities: The majority of time within the role is dedicated to:

 

Promoting and developing creative thinking
Oversee the development and delivery of effective user interfaces across a range of touchpoints
Ensure complex information is delivered and displayed in the most compelling way
Manage and maintain a library of design components
Manage a team of Senior / Mid & Junior UI designers, providing training and support as and where necessary
Proactively developing graphics, digital and website design with other team members
Work with the UX Design team to ensure all client sites and apps deliver the best experience possible
Creative lead on all pitch development
Mentoring and nurturing creatives, regularly reviewing creative work
Staying current on market trends and research as it relates to digital and retail design, communicating and feeding back to other team
Liaising with Studio Director on resource/project issues

Posted by: Amalie Byass

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Interaction UI Designer (11856)

London

Permanent

£0 - £45,000

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About the role:

You will be joining our growing digital team, based in London and you will be reporting into our Senior Digital Designer. You will be responsible for designing and developing innovative branded solutions such as website, apps and other digital touchpoints for retail markets with specific contribution across 2D brand communications and digital design within a seamless customer journey. As a Digital Designer, you will be expected to work with Digital Designers, Developers, UX Designers to develop creative concepts across all aspects of digital interaction working with a wider multidisciplinary creative team.

PROFESSIONAL & TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE:

3 year+ digital design experience (Brand, Digital)
A strong knowledge of UI design principles and techniques
Good working knowledge of UX and Interaction Design
Knowledge of Motion / Prototyping
Strong verbal & written communication skills in English and other languages a bonus
Understanding how mobile, web and screen-based content works
Highly proficient graphics and digital software including Sketch, Invision, Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Illustrator,

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The majority of time within the role is dedicated to:

Contribute into the development and delivery of effective user interfaces across a range of client websites and mobile apps
Ensure complex information is delivered and displayed in the most compelling way
Proactively developing graphics, digital and website design with other team members
Work with the UX Design team to ensure all client sites and apps deliver the best experience possible
Contributing to brainstorming sessions for creative concepting
Staying current on market trends and research as it relates to digital and retail design, communicating and feeding back to other team.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEBODY WHO:

Have a passion for design
Cares about user experience
Have great attention to details
Delivers
Enjoys working in fast-paced projects
Can work alone and with a team
Curious and innovative

Posted by: Amalie Byass

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Digital UI Designer (11828)

Richmond

Permanent

£0 - £45,000

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My client are an ambitious and fast-growing marketing agency, led by award-winning creatives and based in Richmond.

They’re always exploring new ways to tell great stories, through incredible content.

The spec:

We’re looking for a Senior Designer to join a super-talented design team, currently comprised of: 1 Head of Design, 1 Design Director, 1 Senior, 1 Motion Lead, 4 Mid-weights and 3 Creative Artworkers.

We produce a wide variety of work, from branding and identities, websites and interactive to content marketing (videos, ebooks, long-ass web pages… stuff like that); with an emphasis on digital and exciting design innovation.

You’ll be…

Designing content across multiple channels from concept to final deliverables. So, someone hands-on with excellent technical skills who can also provide art direction would be perfect.
Working with our fantastic writing, accounts and web teams to turn briefs
into breakthrough work.
Helping sell in agency ideas and work to clients.

You’ll have…

A book full of amazing thought-provoking ideas, beautifully executed, predominantly in digital formats.
A solid foundation in the principles of design, type and creative direction.
Proven experience of creating and delivering design that works across responsive web packages.
Experience in prototyping and testing design ideas.
Decent branding experience, knowing the value of a powerful identity.
Plenty of passion, not only about how things look, but how they work and feel.
An impressive cultural awareness, strong at producing content for social media.
At least 3 years experience working in a digital creative agency.

And these technical skills…

Highly proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

Familiarity with industry standard UX and UI design and prototyping tools; Sketch, Figma, Adobe XD and InVision, Zeplin

Posted by: Amalie Byass

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Mid-weight Motion Designer (11775)

London

Permanent

£25,000 - £33,000

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Design Agency based in Soho are looking for a mid-weight Motion Designer that can work across the following:

After Effects
Cinema 4D (nice to have)
Premiere (editing, colour grading)
Storyboarding

Filming (we have kit, so using a basic setup – we use 3rd parties for larger shoots)

The spec:

First and foremost our motion designers are creative thinkers and problem solvers. Their role is to be a key member of the team, continuously learning from and contributing to projects. They will be taking a greater lead on projects and begin owning some of the small to medium projects. They should be good listeners, not be afraid to air their views, be great team players, have very good mac skills, be enthusiastic and have strong sense of personal responsibility for the work they produce.

A Motion Designer should have a relevant design degree, 3 or 4 years experience (may vary) and an excellent portfolio and/or showreel which demonstrates their ability to think intellectually about design problems and demonstrates their ability to flex their idea, in motion, across the different channels of a brand.

The role:

To help the team produce inspiring digital presentations, social media content, video and motion work for clients

Help develop/challenge/understand briefs, conduct audits, gather information, understand client’s business

Production of original, appropriate and highly creative motion concepts. Ability to present these to the team, explaining your ideas using whatever media best represents your thinking.

To develop and craft yours and others work working closely with the team

Have a strong knowledge of what is possible with existing and emerging digital platforms and devices, motion tools and devices

Be involved in award winning projects

Be inquisitive, ask questions, learn how things work

Be enthusiastic about as much as you can

Make even the seemingly mundane task a challenge and an opportunity to learn

Develop an awareness of 3rd party expertise such as digital designers, animators, 3d specialists, coders and proactively share new ‘finds’ across the consultancy

Keep abreast of what is happening in the motion, social and design industry and share those findings with the wider team

Your ‘team’ includes non designers such as project managers and account handlers, it is important to understand their goals and work closely with them

Begin to take responsibility for smaller projects in the studio

 

Posted by: Amalie Byass

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Junior 3D designer (12136)

London

Permanent

£24,000 - £28,000

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Permanent

£24k-£28k (DOE)

 

Job responsibilities

We are looking for a talented junior / graduate designer to join our creative team in London. A talented and versatile individual wanting to join a global design agency stacked with awards working for major brands, you will have raw talent and a great portfolio to demonstrate your potential.

This role works closely with the global team to support the development of innovative concept designs across brand experiences spanning corporate identity, social media, retail, live events and digital. Projects vary in size from small, intimate events to large-scale.

Applicants will be involved in all stages of the design process from assisting the Head of Creative in generating concept drawings to producing presentation visuals and production drawings to assisting on site.

You will have a broad knowledge of the creative industries and associated technologies, and have many sources of inspiration. You will stay abreast of technical, cultural and business trends that could positively influence and focus the work we deliver, and a hunger to learn.

 

Job requirements

  • Hand sketching for design concepts.
  • Cinema 4D for class leading visuals and movies.
  • Vectorworks for production drawings to a high level of detail & accuracy.
  • Adobe Creative Suite would be an advantage.
  • Multimedia skills and a knowledge of technology would be an advantage.
  • Originality, clarity, attention to detail and the ability to work in a team.

If you don’t have C4D AND Vectorworks, we are willing to teach 1 of the software, so as long as you are skilled in either one of the software, we’re happy to develop skills in the other.

 

Location

Twickenham, London UK

If this is the opportunity you’ve been looking for, we would like to hear from you.

Posted by: Nikki Dennis

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Front-End Developer (12795)

London

Permanent

£35,000 - £45,000

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I am looking for a Mid-weight creative front-end developer for a client of mine, able to handle a variety of tasks from mailers, holding pages, through to building large websites and web apps.

Working in conjunction with a creative lead but also able to take on projects independently.

This is a key role with a long-term objective of growing with their business – an excellent opportunity for an ambitious developer who would like to step into a more senior role down the line.

Skills

HTML/CSS
Strong javascript skills
Knowledge of React and WordPress is a bonus but must be willing to learn on the job
Version control using Git
Basic proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Sketch

Day to day

Developing larger projects (1-2+ months) using either React or vanilla JS
Building a variety of websites for marketing campaigns
Providing support to existing internal/external web apps and websites – amends, bug fixes, etc
Setting up marketing mailers and assisting with other smaller development jobs
Improving and maintaining the development environment

It would be an advantage to have links to any accounts on GitHub, BitBucket, etc and be able to talk through your code using a computer during the interview.

All candidates must be able to live and work in the UK. No sponsorship for this role.

Posted by: Neil Clements

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Creative Tech Lead – Contract (12708)

London

Temporary

£2,000 - £2,250

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I am looking for a Creative Tech Lead for an experiential agency in West London.

You will report to the Technology Director. In this role you will focus on advising, guiding the digital production which sometime may also have some physical aspects, to ensure successful delivery of projects.
You will have experience of digital projects and deep knowledge of producing digital projects that may also have some physical elements, with a track record of developing touch, zero UI (gesture, voice), physical interaction applications and other types of innovative bridging the physical and digital worlds.

You will have a working knowledge of developing creative code, RESTfull APIs, embedded hardware like Arduino and RaspberryPi.
You will also provide guidance and business growth opportunities for the team and be an advocate for the Technology Department. A critical part of your role will be to integrate deeply with the wider creative and technical teams and work very closely with them to ensure a high degree of synergy between user experience design, technologies, and solution architectures.
In this role, you will enjoy wide exposure to cross-disciplinary teams such as production, creative and experience design, creative coding, fabrication and data science. Likewise, you will be expected to interact with clients on a regular basis.

Your Primary Responsibilities

In your day to day role, you will be developing robust and clearly articulated technology solutions alongside other technologists. You will be able to clearly document proposed solutions for discussion with clients including product backlogs, functional and non-functional requirements and design the concepting, logical and physical solution.
You will provide guidance and oversight on implementation projects, acting as an escalation point for implementation questions.
You’ll be expected to work hand in hand with the creative team to validate proposed creative experiences and contribute to the creative process.
You will act as a trusted and experienced technologist who can support the creative teams when presenting concepts to clients and demonstrate to clients how they can deliver an end-to-end creative and technology solution.
You will identify and mitigate risks within technology execution projects and
ensure that potential dependencies are managed effectively between client teams.
You will be a champion in delivering complex digital solutions and will be expected to put in place an automated deployment mechanism for digital solutions in order to bring delivery standards to the offering.
You will be bringing relevant talents in for the diversity of projects the business requires. You will need to have a good understanding of all the latest technologies and have solid coding experience in more than one language.

Core Technology Skills

You will have a proven history of technology management experience working on large digital and physical deliveries.
You have experience with various projects types, including back-end development, front-end, API integration, hardware, embedded hardware, 3D development
You must have hands-on knowledge of key programming languages, such as C#, C++, Python, javascript.
You will have some understanding of digital infrastructure architecture experience, including Cloud services, CDN, asynchronous message queue systems, clustered server environments and you should be intimately familiar with the latest approaches such as serverless architectures and static site hosting
You can demonstrate consistently excellent leadership and communication skills.
You will possess a deep understanding of technical project management, scoping, prototyping, risk management, and estimation.

Posted by: Neil Clements

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iOS Developer (12790)

London

Permanent

£50,000 - £70,000

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iOS Developer 

 

Fine Art SaaS Platform; Technology Company

 

Location: Oval, London

£50,000 to £70,000 + Benefits + Flexibility 

 

We’re hiring an iOS 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 iOS Developer, your role will be to build innovative applications and features within a multi-disciplined team of engineers.

 

Skill requirements:

  • Significant iOS Development experience from a commercial environment
  • Objective-C
  • Swift

 

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 serves 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.

 

(iOS, Objective-C, Swift, Swift4, Swift3, Developer, Software Engineer, Programmer)

 

Posted by: Danny Stewart

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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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