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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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Senior Digital Project Manager

London

Permanent

£50,000 - £55,000

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Senior Digital Project Manager – £55K – London

Our client is an award-winning agency specialising in technology savvy digital marketing communications for clients across Europe and America. They have a need for a senior project manager to work on a major accounts account and take charge of and deliver websites, software and product focused and e-commerce projects. This will involve playing a key role in the team, working closely with analytic, creative and strategic team to deliver the best on brand digital solutions. We need someone with fantastic communication skills, with the diplomacy to build relationships and manage external and internal stakeholders whilst keeping projects on track. The role reports into the Operations Director and will have responsibility for the direction and management of complex, high risk, high visibility updates funded with substantial budgets.

I’d like to hear from a senior project manager who is dynamic, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable on the application of PM process including Agile, Waterfall and industry best practice. You’ll consider yourself to be a safe pair of hands capable of managing clients expectations and briefs whilst maintaining the overall health of the relationship. Finally this company will suit a senior UX project manager who is comfortable working with people at all levels and importantly holds a positive, anything’s possible attitude.

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Traffic Manager

London

Permanent

£28,000 - £32,000

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Traffic Manager wanted for Creative Markting Agency in London

Outstanding customer engagement agency is on the look out for a mid-weight Traffic Manager to join the creative services department to provide resourcing support. The Traffic Manager provides the link between client services and the creative department, which includes Art Directors, Copywriters and Designers. On a day-to-day basis, you’ll manage workflow for roughly 20 designers and other creative disciplines across five different accounts.

Its really fast paced therefore; the Traffic Manager needs bags of energy and solid knowledge of creative resourcing for an integrated agency. Importantly the role will be suited to someone who is full of energy and vibe, with at least two years gained in a similar agency environment, therefore can hit the ground running and has a working knowledge of creative workflows and briefs.

Full benefits on offer along with a salary up to £32K

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Web Developer

London

Permanent

£30,000 - £35,000

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Junior Front end Developer – London – Permanent

On the hunt for a client of mine based in the heart of London who are looking to bring on a Frontend Developer who has a minimum of 2 years’ experience working with CakePHP and Laravel.

Must Have Skills

  • Strong grasp and passion for front-end development.
  • Knowledge of Content Management Systems such as WordPress.
  • Experience with CakePHP, Laravel and testing experience is a necessity in this role.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a professional development environment.
  • Have planned and implemented entire projects from design to launch.
  • Worked on collaborative projects with designers, developers and clients.

Desired

Their chosen tool for content-driven projects is WordPress, you will be supported by the backend developers throughout these projects but an understanding of this CMS and PHP would be beneficial.

The Role

  • The projects you will be working on are split between feature-driven products, and content-driven websites.
  • Implementing designs and interactions, working closely with the design team you’ll help turn deliverables into functioning responsive templates using HTML, SCSS and JavaScript.
  • They have been developing their best practices over time and look for you to join them in progressing and following them in all of your work.

Creativity
Somewhere between design and front-end is where you add your magic. There are always opportunities for you to introduce finishing touches to an interface – be it animations, clever interactions or SVG wizardry.

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.

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Head of Frontend Development – Blockchain

Berlin (10785), Berlin

Permanent

£100,000 - £150,000

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Head of Frontend Development (Blockchain)

Where Blockchain meets Javascript… Are you are a strong believer in Blockchain and it’s potential, coupled with experience in modern JavaScript technologies (React/ReactNative)?

This could be very exciting opportunity for you as a Head of Frontend Development to lead a growing team for a unique Blockchain startup based in Berlin.

This company is offering something unique in the Blockchain dAPP development space and have grown vastly in size over the last year.

Salary is at a high level and flexible dependent on experience. Great bonus & benefits too (including an incredibly generous relocation package and help if applicable)

Perfect time to get involved, the products are really gaining traction and there is a real buzz within the engineering teams.

Fast, smooth interview process and if you like autonomy, innovation, and strongly believe in the power of blockchain, then apply ASAP and we can talk further.

As the Head of Frontend Development you:

  • Will be managing the frontend and UI department so an eye for top design is key
  • Will be involved strategically for UI across both web and mobile.
  • Experience in successfully leading frontend teams
  • Modern JavaScript technology stacks and tools – ReactJS and React Native
  • Very strong spoken and written English – the team is very international and this is the main language used
  • Be a strong believer in Blockchain and enjoy building top, diverse engineering cultures

We know the business very well and have already helped build a great team of frontend and backend engineers here. I look forward to talking to you in depth about this opening.

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Junior Web Developer

London

Permanent

£25,000 - £30,000

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I am looking for a junior Web and Mobile Developer to join my clients talented multi-skilled team.

Their work connects and inspires, from creating award-winning magazines, intranets, campaigns and emailers, to designing and building microsites, websites and apps to reach global audiences.

Job purpose

  • To deliver diverse, high-quality websites and apps
  • Front-to-back developer with emphasis on the back-end but able to build great looking layouts from designs provided
  • Be part of a quick moving, innovative team where ideas are always welcome
  • To work on a variety of different projects, and be able to jump from one to another when needed

Core skills

  • HTML HTML5, CSS, JS, MySQL and PHP
  • W3C Web standards for cross-browser compatibility
  • A working knowledge of different platforms and their implementation, ideally WordPress and custom builds
  • Development management processes, ideally: Git, Sass and Gulp
  • Ability to pick up new platforms and learn on the job
  • Any knowledge of cloud and social media platforms would be great, especially office 365

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Technical Delivery Manager

London

Permanent

£70,000 - £75,000

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I am looking for a Technical Delivery Manager for a global creative digital agency, based here in London.

You will love working in a team of highly skilled people, all with strong opinions about various technologies, frameworks and approaches to delivery. You will be able to articulate your ideas to your colleagues effectively and will take on board the ideas of others. You will thrive when faced with new challenges and will constantly look to improve clients’ deliverables.

As a Technical Delivery Manager you will manage a team of Web Developers and Software Engineers of various levels to deliver high quality technical solutions and products. You will be responsible for the design, development, deployment and maintenance of innovative solutions using the latest tools and technologies. You will work closely with Project Management and Client Service teams and have the overall responsibility for the technical deliverables of projects.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Previous experience working as Senior Software Engineer or Senior Web Developer in an Agency environment;
  • Experience managing the development and delivery of commercial websites with high financial value;
  • Experience managing or leading a team of 2 people or more;
  • A degree, ideally in Computer Science, is required; and
  • Experience working in an agency and/or creative and/or technical consultancy environment.

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2D Motion Designer

London

Permanent

£30,000 - £40,000

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This role is to boost an existing motion team with a 2D motion graphic designer / creative who can help tell stories through, illustration and 2D motion graphics. The role will see you working alongside the rest of the creative team but primarily on a global innovative leader in the tech market.

Solid creative thinking, problem solving and a love for social media are also heavily valued within this role. My client are a passionate, proactive and close design team, brimming with talent, enthusiasm and banter. They’re looking for someone who loves what they do and will bring their own brand of spark, vim and vigor to the agency.

Day-to-day activities typically include:

  • Create visual material for online and offline consumption
  • 2D motion graphics
  • Creative thinking to a brief, on your own or as a team
  • Organisation of project workflow
  • Creative ideation
  • Delivering storyboards and visuals
  • Liaising with fellow team members, client service and community teams

Responsibilities

  • Conceptualise a brief from issue through to artwork and implementation
  • Ensure you understand the requirements of the brief and explain how the visual meets the client strategy
  • Meticulous visuals and finished assets delivered on time, consistently on brand and in a cost-effective manner
  • Liaise with other heads to deliver projects as a team
  • Stay up-to-date with social platforms and industry trends
  • Ad hoc duties as required by the company

Key Skills

  • Intrapreneurial, with a team-player approach and a can-do attitude to go with it
  • Passionate
  • A solid knowledge of a range of social platforms
  • An in-depth knowledge of After Effects, and other Creative Cloud platforms, 3D knowledge a bonus
  • Ability to quickly convey ideas through drawings and storyboards
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Proactive problem solving
  • A proven experience of creative in an agency environment is useful but not essential

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Senior Web & Mobile Developer

London

Permanent

£35,000 - £42,000

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My client is looking for a Web and Mobile Developer with a proven
background to join their talented multi-skilled team.
Their work connects and inspires, from creating award-winning magazines, intranets, campaigns and emailers, to designing and building microsites, websites and apps to reach global audiences.

Job purpose

  • To deliver diverse, high-quality websites and apps
  • Front-to-back developer with emphasis on the back-end but able to build great looking layouts from designs provided
  • Be part of a quick moving, innovative team where ideas are always welcome
  • To work on a variety of different projects, and be able to jump from one to another when needed

Main accountabilities

  • The planning build and implementation of high quality mobile friendly, responsive websites and mobile web-apps
  • Involvement in project and client briefings to deliver to time and budget.
  • Involvement will be required from the beginning of a project
  • Suggest ideas to evolve and improve current projects, responding to client needs and relevant trends
  • Share knowledge and learning with colleagues to improve skills

Core skills

  • HTML HTML5, CSS, JS, MySQL and PHP
  • W3C Web standards for cross-browser compatibility
  • A working knowledge of different platforms and their implementation, ideally WordPress and custom builds
  • Development management processes, ideally: Git, Sass and Gulp
  • Ability to pick up new platforms and learn on the job
  • Any knowledge of cloud and social media platforms would be great, especially office 365

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.

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Senior 3D Designer

City of London, London

Permanent

£45,000 - £50,000

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Ideas are the basis at every design this agency creates, which has helped them attract some of the biggest global brands over the last decade. Working across 2D, 3D, Motion, and Digital, they deliver retail design, retail graphics and brand identity projects to a variety of clients.

As a senior you will be involved in every stage of the brief and use your experience to provide support and input from the initial concept to presenting solutions to the client; you will be part of an amazing, collaborative team who will be with you every step of the way.

You will be technically minded and able to provide stunning 3D designs using Vectorworks and Cinema 4D, which must be evident in your folio!!!

Is this the role for you? please apply now with your CV and folio.

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Freelance E-Commerce Retoucher

London

Temporary

£100 - £150

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Quintessential British brand needs a freelance Retoucher to join their busy retouching studio for a minimum of 4 weeks with a chance to extend. Its essential you have the following:

  • Quality check raw images
  • Prep retouching mark-ups to brief external agency
  • Colour match garments to brief to external agency
  • Distribute files to external agency

You will come from a high fashion/ecommerce retouching background with a folio full of quality images you have retouched to a very high standard

If this is you then please apply now for this great opportunity.

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News

Madonna’s “big birthday”

Steve Buss 1st August 2018

Madonna Louise Ciccone turns 60 this year, a “big birthday” by anybody’s reckoning. I remember her at the time of her breakthrough 1983 single Holiday – a mischievous mess of bangles and swinging crucifixes, boasting that she was so hot that you could fry an egg on her belly button. From that point on, Madonna was omnipresent – confrontational, audacious, occasionally annoying and weirdly vulnerable (brought up in a strict Italian-American Catholic family, Madonna’s mother died when she was a child).

She pounded through personas (boy toy, material girl, Hollywood royalty, dancefloor vixen, gangsta momma,), like an all-singing all-dancing one-woman variety show. It was never just about the music Madonna embodied the devilish voice in your ear, saying: “Why not?” A pop queen with a big dirty rock mouth, she was one of the first great influencers, daring at least a couple of generations of girls and young women (not to mention all her loyal gay fans) to be bolder, stronger and, crucially, a lot less humble and apologetic.

No surprise, then, that witch-burners have long been out in force against Madonna. She’s been called everything: ball-breaker, whore, user, crone, narcissist, talent-vampire. Vulgar taste-free zone. While taking criticism is part of the fame gig, it was as though Madonna served as a cautionary tale for women who get too uppity.
In recent years, Madonna, also mother to Lourdes (by Carlos Leon) and Rocco (by Guy Ritchie) has been criticised for adopting (perfectly legally) four orphans, having “work done” (such a shock in celeb circles) and having much younger partners (you mean, like 99% of famous older men?). Every time she tours, there’s gnashing of teeth about her “inappropriate” stage outfits – euphemisms for “too young for her”, as if someone of Madonna’s vintage should crawl on stage in a candlewick dressing gown, begging for forgiveness for not being 25 any more. Burn the witch, not that it’s all been gravy. It’s probably best to politely ignore all the Kaballah nonsense. Her acting has been patchy at best and as for snogging Britney and Christina Aguilera on stage, let’s not go there…
Most of the things people criticise Madonna for, I tend to find funny, including that gigantic, nuclear-strength ego. At some point, we have to ask ourselves: what do we want from our stars – humility and jogging bottoms or magic and dynamite? I know which way I’d usually go.

At this stage, perhaps Madonna’s greatest achievement is that she’s a survivor. Of her era of superstars (Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Prince), she’s the last one left standing, living proof that maturing in music doesn’t just mean the Rolling Stones – it can be a wild, untamed feminine energy too.
Nor has she done it via endless comebacks and the nostalgia trail. Sure, she’d be idiotic (and ungenerous) not to perform songs from her extensive back catalogue, but Madonna has been genuinely active and creative all the way through, always with a new project on the horizon.

So, happy birthday to Madonna. She’s sung, danced, acted, yapped, provoked, riled, worked her butt off, kept a sense of humour and taken all the sexist slurs with her head held high. Here’s to an artist who can’t come back because she never went away.

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