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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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LAMP Developer – Contract

West London, London

Contract

£300 - £400

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LAMP developer wanted for a guaranteed 3-4 months’ work, perhaps leading to a permanent position to the right person.

About the company

They are a design and build software solutions company for websites, mobile and desktop applications. Based in London our team has over 15 years’ experience working for major brands: Christian Dior, Legal and General, Barclays, TopShop, the World Gold Council and State Street Global Advisors

They pride ourselves on a friendly, straight-talking approach; they are independent – not tied into any reseller schemes – and enjoy long-term relationships with clients who value our honest, unbiased advice, our flexibility, technical expertise and creative thinking.

About the vacancy

They have a Freelance/contract opportunity for a senior backend developer to work on a large financial data project.

You will be a genius from the command line, and happy connecting disparate APIs and applications together.

Everything they do always has a bespoke element to it, as such it’s difficult to describe the skill set you will need beyond the LAMP acronym. They create and manage large financial databases, with a global blue chip companies, so accuracy is a must.

What you will work on:

  • Configuring physical devices, VMs and cloud instances with Redhat and/or Ubuntu flavours
  • Building advanced Laravel applications, other PHP frameworks as required
  • Creating useful, intuitive APIs for the frontend and mobile developers to use
  • Implementing fluid and easy to manage deployment solutions for our client’s projects
  • Configuring and integrating SAAS solutions into client projects
  • Documentation

Key skills / experience required for the role

  • CLI fluency
  • Git
  • MySQL (not quite a DBA, but almost)
  • PHP (advanced)
  • Lucene / ElasticSearch is a bonus.
  • Writing documentation and descriptive, commented code.

No remote developers.

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Social Designer (Motion and Digital Content)

London

Permanent

£24,000 - £26,000

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I’m working with an award-winning, social-first communications agency to source a permanent Social Designer. The Social Designer is a hybrid designer who is equally at home creating eye catching statics as motion graphics and fun visual designs and posts for use across social channels.

You’ll have great knowledge of the Adobe suite and other key creative tools, techniques and
approaches, and feel comfortable talking through new ideas and options with other teams. With at least 1-2 years agency experience, you will be looking to join a collaborative, independent and young team. For the full brief get in touch straight away.

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Head of Digital (m/f)

Hamburg

Permanent

£85,000 - £90,000

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RedSofa is finding talents exciting opportunities by delivering a ground-breaking recruitment service to the creative, start-up and tech industry. For our clients and candidates we follow a simple approach: be helpful and always give honest open advice that is built on trust.

We are currently hiring for a

Head of Digital, Creative Agency (f/m)

Salary: 90K
Location: Hamburg

Company Overview: Renowned, leading German Creative Agency Group delivering branding, communications and marketing campaign services and products for top brands and enterprise corporates.

Role Overview: We’re hiring for a permanent Head of Digital, Creative Agency (f/m) to to be the go to person for any digital transformation topic inside as well as on client projects. You will be responsible for oversee the digitisation of products and prozesses.
You are driven by ideas and innovation and strive for progressive solutions. You will oversee all external partnerships for data, technology and content. There will be a focus on new business in digital realms and you will negotiate terms, contracts with senior management of clients. You plan and organise Digital Audits and workshops. Reporting directly to the managing board you will play an integral part in the leadership team of the Hamburg office and coordinate with the digital heads of the other group offices.

You:

  • Education in Marketing, Advertising, Digital Media or Communications
  • +8 years relevant digital leadership experience in Agencies, Inhouse Marketing Teams
  • Passionate about digital transformation and strategies
  • Experience in scoping, planning, costing and timing of digital projects
  • International experience a big plus
  • Data led, tech savvy, ideas and innovation driven
  • Being highly driven, well organised and inspiringly communicative
  • Positive and welcoming attitude
  • Team player and able to inspire interplay between people, systems and processes
  • Sharp attention to detail and a strong drive for quality and perfection
  • Excellent German and / or English

Terms: Full time permanent, asap

If you are interested, please get in touch with Jörn at RedSofa Berlin:

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Midweight Motion Designer

London

Permanent

£30,000 - £36,000

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Motion Designer to work across a wide breath of clients and internal work.

A designer who is experienced and familiar with most digital advertising formats, from standard banners, case study and mood films, to social media and animated GIFs.

Key Areas of Accountability:

  • A sharp design eye, for craft, typography and graphic flare
  • Create case study and short mood films
  • Create highly polished 2D/3D animations in After Effects (Cinema 4D is a bonus)
  • Solid video and sound editing skills using Premiere Pro
  • Experience optimising and creating GIF based animations
  • Work to tight deadlines, potentially across a number of briefs at one time,
    flexible in adopting to new styles, people and projects throughout the day
  • Good all round design skills within Adobe Creative Suite
  • HTML5 is a bonus

Skills, Personal Attributes and Attitude:

  • Must be proactive, perceptive and a team player
  • Exceptional understanding of design hierarchy, layout and structure
  • Familiarity with working in a high tempo environment
  • Strong experience in Adobe Creative Suite, including Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign etc.
  • Good communication skills
  • Understanding of brand and corporate guidelines
  • Collaborative skills to work closely with account managers, Art Directors and producers
  • A good knowledge of optimisation and the limitations/exceptions around digital design

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Architect

London

Contract

£40,000 - £45,000

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Fantastic opportunity with a small flourishing Architectural practice who are currently on the look out for a junior- mid level Architectural Technician to join their team on an initial 3 month contract.

Due to an increased work load and new projects this West London practice are looking for an additional member of staff to join their team to work on Commercial based projects, the ideal candidate must have strong AutoCAD skills any Revit would be an advantage. You must have experience in producing technical detailed drawings packages. Any experience in the Commercial sector would be ideal. This position is great for someone who is available immediately and looking for a long term contract.

This is initially a 3 month contract offering an hourly rate of up to £28ph LTD/Umbrella.

Do not miss out on the opportunity and apply by sending your CV and portfolio to

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Creative Artworker

London

Permanent

£30,000 - £32,000

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We’re a retail-obsessed creative agency and a real family with 70+ people from across Europe and beyond, who work together in a fast, close-knit, caring, intense environment. Our work and international clients range from fully integrated campaigns for retailer clients through to brand activation for FMCG clients and other brands in retail. We work as part of an integrated Partnership Team to offer our clients unrivalled excellence across the customer experience.

Job Role

Our artwork department requires a creative artwork to undertake work for all of our clients but mainly for a high end fashion/retail account. We create a wide range of work for this client including press, POS and OOH work to guidelines created by us. We are the creative lead and brand guardians of this client. You will be required to work on multiple pieces at a fast and accurate pace in keeping with a retail environment. You will work in a small team that works closely together to get the best results possible.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Creating print ready artwork in a range of sizes to the spec required.
  • Work accurately and quickly with great attention to detail.
  • Ensuring process and sign off is kept to ensure smooth running projects.
  • Work as a team and integrate into the agency atmosphere.

The Ideal Candidate

As retail specialists, our output covers TTL campaigns covering the entire retail omni-channel brand world. You will need to have worked on fast paced accounts that turn over fast, efficient and accurate work.

You will have worked on a fast paced account before this could be retail or other such clients that replicate this atmosphere. The work of the candidate should show a range from press to OOH and POS. Working to standard spec page sizes to more complicated cutter guide work.

You will have a calm and approachable demeanour and can get on with people easily, who

Does not panic at last minute briefs that can affect the work itself and the atmosphere.

No problem is too small or big for you to take on and produce solutions for, that can range from retouching images to fit bespoke artworks to creating mock-ups for presentations or pitches.

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Laravel Developer

Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire

Permanent

£38,000 - £42,000

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My client based in Hertfordshire is looking for a Laravel developer. You’ll be working on diverse digital platforms for local, national and global brands such as Pernod Ricard, Plymouth Gin and Eureka! The National Children’s Museum.
You’ll also be helping them to develop their own digital products as they gradually build up this side of the business.

Day to day tasks:

  • Develop bespoke websites and often complex systems from scratch
  • Build additional functions to existing systems
  • Development & integration with WordPress
  • Troubleshoot, maintenance and support for existing client websites
  • Cross browser and user centred testing
  • Collaborate and be an active member of the team
  • Help solve challenging problems
  • Good knowledge of:
  • PHP
  • Laravel
  • WordPress
  • HTML(5) & CSS(3)
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery

You’ll have:

  • Excellent Objected Orientated PHP skills
  • Experienced using PHP MVC frameworks, essentially Laravel
  • Routinely use Git version control
  • Excellent knowledge of MySQL and good database design
  • Experience building bespoke web applications
  • Familiar with Linux shell
  • Ability to work independently and manage your workload and deadlines
  • Acute attention to detail, perfection is your middle name
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills
  • A strong team mentality but can also work well independently
  • An endless drive for efficiency, performance and speed throughout your work
  • A desire to learn new technologies, and keep up to date with the industry

Advantage if experienced with:

  • Experience with WordPress
  • Experience developing and managing cloud infrastructure with AWS
  • Experience working with front-end JavaScript frameworks
  • Responsive development
  • Project management experience
  • Knowledge of SEO
  • WooCommerce
  • CakePHP (or equivalent PHP MVC framework)
  • Sass (SCSS)

More details available.

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Motion Designer (Remote role)

London

Permanent

£20,000 - £21,000

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We’re currently looking for a Motion Designer to join a team of remote creative professionals working with brands, agencies, studios & production houses. The body of work includes animations for TVC’s, broadcast channel branding projects and social assets, and clients are well-known brands and companies. You will be very strong in AfterEffects with examples of 2d animation and solid brand names in your folio.

The agency are looking to fill this role immediatley, get in touch for more details.

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Motion Designer (Remote role)

London

Permanent

£20,000 - £24,000

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We’re currently looking for a Motion Designer to join a team of remote creative professionals working with brands, agencies, studios & production houses. The body of work includes animations for TVC’s, broadcast channel branding projects and social assets, and clients are well-known brands and companies. You will be very strong in AfterEffects with examples of 2d animation and solid brand names in your folio.

The agency are looking to fill this role immediatley, get in touch for more details.

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Copywriter

London

Permanent

£45,000 - £52,000

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We are working with an innovative creative agency to source a Copywriter to team up with an Art Director within the business. You will be responsible for translating creative direction and copy from creative briefs into engaging and effective copy concepts, primarily for an automative account. You will need to be able to think conceptually and creatively; being competent and comfortable in producing long-copy communications across a wide range of digital, social and offline media, including video, eDMs, websites, blogs, online adverts and brochures. The Creative Team interacts closely with Account Management to understand business objectives and audience demographics and demonstrate the creative approach within the project team and will report to the UK Creative Directors.

The ideal candidate will already be at or have come from a Digital/ATL background, with proven experience and live work in related platforms. For more information and the full brief please get in touch.

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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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