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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 Account Manager (14216)

London

Permanent

£42,000 - £45,000

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Senior Account Manger, c£42k.

Our client is  an independent, multi-disciplined, award-winning, creative agency whose sole purpose is to make tired brands famous again.

They work with high profile, global brands within Lifestyle, Fashion, drinks and FMCG sectors, amongst others.
They’re young, ambitious and amazing at what they do.
They now need a new Senior Account Manager who wants to be part of, and help drive, their growth.
You will need to have integrated experience, including shopper.

 

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Account Director (15148)

London

Permanent

£60,000 - £68,000

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Talented Account Director required for this lovely integrated agency (which has just won Integrated Agency of the Year): Working for an enviable portfolio of consumer clients, they make really innovative and brave creative work – winning loads of awards as well as new business at a rate of knots!
This role is to work on a very cool utilities brand as well as a cutting edge online fresh food brand.   You will be an experienced Account Director with an Integrated/TTL/ATL agency background, strong strategic and management skills as well as a warm and engaging demeanour. .

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Designer for Social (15159)

London

Permanent

£28,000 - £30,000

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Our client is a digital partner to the world’s leading brands, supporting and driving digital transformation across the globe. At the heart of the organisation is the award-winning Creative & Experience network, a group of like-minded Creatives, Producers, Designers and Content creators.

They are looking for a multidisciplinary designer to join the social team for one of the biggest brands in the world. This is an amazing opportunity to work alongside a team with next level creative prowess. Through their content they really have a huge platform to help shape trends and culture and would love to find more talented designers to help grow their team.

Requirements

Knowledge across the whole Adobe Suite with a particular flair for Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and Premiere Pro.
Fluency in Spanish and German (ideal but not essential)
Amazing static design with some strong branding and layout skills.
Motion and editing experience would be a plus but also something we could look to help upskill on.
Content creation for social media platforms, especially instagram and TikTok
Previous background of working in an agency or brand environment would be advantageous, especially social focused agencies.
Strong personal social media presence.
A passion for design, art and culture.
A fan of Instagram, even if it is a love/hate relationship. You don’t have to have a huge following but should know your giphy stickers from your polls.
An overall team player who understands the busy nature of social media and working collaboratively
Social first and understand the importance of social for brands and entertainment.
Brand savvy, knows when to add their style but can design within the right boundaries
Bonus: A secret or not so secret lover of TikTok.

Benefits

Private Healthcare Plan
Pension Plans
Life Assurance
Leave Package
Work From Home
Training & Development
Employee Assistance Programme – Counseling

Posted by: Ali Kirkby

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Account Director (15146)

London

Permanent

£65,000 - £68,000

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Talented Account Director required for this lovely integrated agency (which has just won Integrated Agency of the Year): Working for an enviable portfolio of consumer clients, they make really innovative and brave creative work – winning loads of awards as well as new business at a rate of knots!
This role is to work on a very cool drinks brand as well as a cutting edge online fresh food brand.   You will be an experienced Account Director with ab Integrated/TTL/ATL agency background, strong strategic and management skills as well as a warm and engaging demeanour .

Posted by: Kate Kentish

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Art Director (15155)

London

Permanent

£55,000 - £60,000

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Our client is an up and coming Immersive Experience agency working with some of the biggest clients in the tech, VR, AR and Meta space in the world. They are seeking an Art Director with experience creating campaigns and experiences within the digital space.

Responsibilities:

Must be efficient, detail-oriented, organized, and able to work under tight deadlines
Is a team player that’ll fit into our design-driven, collaborative team
Playing an active role in the creative process from concept to completion
Creating pitch decks
Developing beautiful and thoughtful visual ideas and strategies
Leading small to mid-sized teams

Qualifications:

5+ years of experience
Proficiency with the Adobe Creative Cloud suite (primarily Photoshop & Illustrator)
Keen understanding of various design and animation pipelines
Expert eye for design and visual storytelling
Leadership experience
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively

This is a hybrid role, the office is based in Central London, you will be expected to be in the office 1-2 days per week.

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Junior Copywriter (15144)

-, London

Permanent

£23,000 - £28,000

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New creative content studio that is linked to one of the world’s biggest entertainment media companies is urgently looking for a Junior Copywriter to join their growing team.

 

This is a rare opportunity to write innovative and exciting creative for a wide spectrum of creative content and marketing materials which could include: campaign-based media and comms such as paid social media, organic social media, emails, website copy, or accompanying long-form course material. Will suit a junior writer that has excellent attention to detail and wants to write engaging and entertaining content across multiple channels.

 

The ideal writer will be a conceptual writer who is collaborative, happy to work with the senior copywriter and designer and always strives to produce high quality work. You will have the opportunity to continually work on new content which will keep the creative and design requirements fresh and interesting and will cover an endless range of inspiring topics.

 

You will be playing a hands-on role in helping create engaging, advertising content across multiple channels as well as staying up to date with current trends and culture and writing marketing copy, particularly for social media.

 

If you are a junior copywriter who is looking to deliver effective and engaging entertainment & advertising work and wants to join a growing creative team working on high profile work then look no further. Hybrid working 1-2 days, central London.

 

For more information please contact jhiggins@redsofalondon.com

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Junior – Midweight Designer (15145)

-, London

Permanent

£25,000 - £35,000

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New creative content studio that is linked to one of the world’s biggest entertainment media companies is urgently looking for a Junior-Mid Designer to join their growing team.

 

This is a rare opportunity to work on innovative and exciting creative for a wide spectrum of creative content and marketing materials which could include: campaign-based media and comms, paid and organic social media, emails, and on-site promotions. This will suit an enthusiastic junior -mid designer that combines excellent attention to detail and wants to create engaging and entertaining work across multiple channels.

 

The ideal junior-mid designer will be a conceptual creative who is collaborative, happy to work with the senior designer and marketing team and strives to produce high quality work. You will have the opportunity to continually work on new content which will keep the creative and design requirements fresh and interesting and will cover an endless range of inspiring topics.

 

You will be playing a hands-on role in helping design engaging advertising content across multiple channels as well as staying up to date with current trends and culture.

 

If you are a junior-mid level creative who is looking to deliver effective and engaging entertainment & advertising work and wants to join a growing creative team working on high profile work then look no further. Hybrid working 1-2 days, central London.

 

For more information please contact jhiggins@redsofalondon.com

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Junior Copywriter (15139)

London

Temporary

£23,000 - £28,000

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Our client is a growing, ethical and sustainable skincare brand, based in West London looking to expand their growing creative team.

Overview of role:

This role will report to the Content Editor and be responsible for writing engaging and customer-friendly copy across multiple media to represent the company and its values, while being true to our brand personality and tone of voice.

Key Responsibilities:

? Creation of brand copy across all channels including, but not limited to, product copy, social media content, video scripts, blog posts, site banners, emails and press releases.

? Interpreting briefs to develop and produce fresh, creative copy in line with brand tone of voice, ensuring consistency across channels

? Working closely with designers to ensure copy and messaging aligns

? Brainstorming visual and copy ideas with the content team

? Uploading blog posts across all markets
Must-have skills/experience:

? Previous copywriting experience essential

? Commercially-minded with a passion for creating engaging and accurate copy

? Demonstrable understanding of copywriting best practices

? Attention to detail and excellent grammar and punctuation

? Understanding of SEO best practices and basic keyword tools

? Ability to work independently and with a team to meet deadlines

? Articulate, personable, collaborative and respectful

? Confident to work with people across all levels of the business

? Highly organised, self-motivated with an entrepreneurial approach

Preferred skills/experience:

? Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications, or related discipline

? Experience of skincare and/or beauty copywriting ideal

? Knowledge of Asana and Shopify or other content management systems a plus

? Written French language skills a plus

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Senior Brand Designer (15141)

London

Temporary

£45,000 - £50,000

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We are Brand Experience Engineers

As Brand Experience Engineers, we create innovative and award-winning brand-driven digital experiences. From high-level brand definition and strategy, to helping our clients with the day-to-day challenges of delivering their distinctive brand experience to customers in the real and digital world.

We’re not just designers. We tell stories, solve problems and inspire our clients and their customers to do something new. This takes focus, hard work and dedication.

That’s where you come in. You’ll play an important role in driving the business to deliver against our vision. Here you’ll find a clear definition of what will be expected from you in your role – and the creative excellence we’re looking to you to deliver as part of our creative team.

You and your role

As a passionate and motivated Senior Designer, you’ll have the opportunity to support your Creative Directors, Design Directors and the wider team across a broad range of clients and projects. It’s likely you’ll work on several projects at once, so you’ll naturally relish variety, be a great multi-tasker and a guardian for the quality and high standard of our work.

At times, you’ll be leading and managing your own projects, and following the creative vision and direction set by your Creative and Design Directors. So you’ll be an expert at working independently and meeting deadlines, both in time and on budget.

You’ll need to demonstrate exceptional creativity and craft with a hunger to learn and the drive to grow. As someone with a self-starter attitude, you’ll be a naturally curious and hands-on creative – bringing new ideas, techniques and trends to the table – continuing to set the bar higher for all we do.

As a senior member of the creative team, we’ll look to you to be a confident and pro-active leader as well as a collaborative team player. Adapting to an agile environment, working in integrated teams across disciplines as well as collaborating with clients in blended teams.

You should be someone who motivates, inspires and guides the vision of the design team, mentoring and training less-experienced members. As an exceptional communicator, you’ll be confident in not only directing your team but also listening to the opinions of others and drawing strength from different perspectives. And of course, you’ll be a passionate presenter – especially to clients – selling the vision, championing innovation and building trust with every piece of work and interaction.

 

Your primary responsibilities

Leadership and management

Follow and successfully interpret direction and feedback from your Creative Director (CD), Design Director (DD), project team and clients
Give creative direction and advice, offering constructive feedback where necessary, especially to less experienced members of the project and wider team
Be a present and positive addition to the collaborative culture within the agency initiating collaboration with other departments and disciplines
Immerse yourself in the running of events and initiatives that inspire our teams and peers (e.g. show and tells, sharing knowledge, external events and design conferences)
Be an exemplar of great communication anticipating challenges, exploring better ways of working and broadening your knowledge and understanding of different processes
Lead, run and manage small to medium size projects
Mentor and guide junior members of the team, sharing your knowledge and expertise to help develop the skills of the whole creative team

Creative direction and vision

Be a master of design demonstrating exceptional creativity and quality craft with an unwavering eye for detail
Show an impressive conceptual outlook, thinking both literally and laterally to produce original and transformative ideas, push creative boundaries and challenge the status-quo
Be a hands-on and motivated creative, executing every project to the highest standard
Demonstrate a strong understanding and ability to create, develop and deliver brands that live and breathe through different applications, channels and customer touchpoints (digital, social, print, campaign, radio and voice etc.)
Stay ahead of the curve, keeping an eye on trends, innovations and emergent technologies to help us deliver industry-leading, brand-driven digital experiences
Contribute to and be the design lead on new business pitches and client projects
Interpret, develop and evolve conceptual ideas and or territories in line with the creative brief, clients’ objectives and the creative vision set by the CD and DD throughout a project
Be a key team player through all project phases, from concept through to the final handover of files and guidelines (brand and or digital)
Champion collaboration across disciplines (Production, UX, Strategy, Copy, Tech and Client Services) as part of an integrated team to create and deliver outstanding creative solutions for our clients’ customers
Confidently deliver a clear, compelling narrative for the thinking behind your creative ideas and solutions, demonstrating considered and objective opinions about your own work and that of others
Show excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrate confidence, personality and flair when presenting to colleagues and clients supported by your DD, CD or Executive Creative Director (ECD)
Work should always be reviewed, approved and signed-off by the senior creatives (CD and DD) before sharing it with the client

Operational and commercial

Demonstrate excellent organisational and time management skills
Contribute accurately into timing estimates and proposals where appropriate
Communicate clearly and regularly with the Delivery and Client Services teams throughout a project providing clear progress and status updates to mitigate risks or delays for the design team
Recognise and implement the practice of delivering ideas and concepts efficiently and effectively drawing on the strength of tried-and-tested techniques and approaches when appropriate
Understand and work to our ‘ways of working’ framework, approach and delivery processes
Ensure utilisation targets are met and timesheets are accurate and completed on time

Your skills and experience

As a Senior Designer, you may have specialised, or have more experience, in either brand or digital design. Each requires its own specific skills, expertise and software knowledge. Some of these skills will be more relevant to your role than others, and the mix will change based on your personal and professional development at Rufus.

 

More of a Brand Designer?

Display a strong understanding of current branding trends, both offline and online
Create comprehensive audit and analysis of competitor brands, and clearly document and present the findings and opportunities to the team
Collaborate with senior members of the creative team to help deliver creative territories and design concepts that align to the brand strategy
Demonstrate experience in creating and developing brand assets, guiding principles, best practice communications and templates all stress-tested across the relevant channels
Be responsible for the creation, direction and delivery of rigorous brand guidelines, brand toolkits, online design systems and pattern libraries
Support the DD and or CD in brand training and immersions, as well as optimising the brand going forward through appropriate brand management tools and techniques
Be experienced in briefing, overseeing and directing on-brand illustration, photography, animation and film
Collaborate with the DD and or CD in recommending and meeting third party suppliers and partners on a regular basis and adding them to our Black Book, e.g. technology and innovation partners, editors and animators, photographers, illustrators and typographer.

Applications and software

Essential:

Be a master of Adobe Creative programmes (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
Display a strong working knowledge and practice of Sketch and or Adobe XD
Show a strong understanding of prototyping tools such as InVision, Marvel and Principle
Understand best practice user experience and accessibility standards
Showcase strong working knowledge of word-processing (Microsoft Office) and presentation software including Keynote and Microsoft PowerPoint

Nice to have:

Experience in video production and motion design, particularly After Effects
An understanding of HTML and CSS

Posted by: Ali Kirkby

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Senior Digital Designer (15140)

London

Permanent

£55,000 - £70,000

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You and your role

As a passionate and motivated Senior Designer, you’ll have the opportunity to support your Creative Directors, Design Directors and the wider team across a broad range of clients and projects. It’s likely you’ll work on several projects at once, so you’ll naturally relish variety, be a great multi-tasker and a guardian for the quality and high standard of our work.

At times, you’ll be leading and managing your own projects, and following the creative vision and direction set by your Creative and Design Directors. So you’ll be an expert at working independently and meeting deadlines, both in time and on budget.

You’ll need to demonstrate exceptional creativity and craft with a hunger to learn and the drive to grow. As someone with a self-starter attitude, you’ll be a naturally curious and hands-on creative – bringing new ideas, techniques and trends to the table – continuing to set the bar higher for all we do.

As a senior member of the creative team, we’ll look to you to be a confident and pro-active leader as well as a collaborative team player. Adapting to an agile environment, working in integrated teams across disciplines as well as collaborating with clients in blended teams.

You should be someone who motivates, inspires and guides the vision of the design team, mentoring and training less-experienced members. As an exceptional communicator, you’ll be confident in not only directing your team but also listening to the opinions of others and drawing strength from different perspectives. And of course, you’ll be a passionate presenter – especially to clients – selling the vision, championing innovation and building trust with every piece of work and interaction.

 

Your primary responsibilities

Leadership and management

Follow and successfully interpret direction and feedback from your Creative Director (CD), Design Director (DD), project team and clients
Give creative direction and advice, offering constructive feedback where necessary, especially to less experienced members of the project and wider team
Be a present and positive addition to the collaborative culture within the agency initiating collaboration with other departments and disciplines
Immerse yourself in the running of events and initiatives that inspire our teams and peers (e.g. show and tells, sharing knowledge, external events and design conferences)
Be an exemplar of great communication anticipating challenges, exploring better ways of working and broadening your knowledge and understanding of different processes
Lead, run and manage small to medium size projects
Mentor and guide junior members of the team, sharing your knowledge and expertise to help develop the skills of the whole creative team

Creative direction and vision

Be a master of design demonstrating exceptional creativity and quality craft with an unwavering eye for detail
Show an impressive conceptual outlook, thinking both literally and laterally to produce original and transformative ideas, push creative boundaries and challenge the status-quo
Be a hands-on and motivated creative, executing every project to the highest standard
Demonstrate a strong understanding and ability to create, develop and deliver brands that live and breathe through different applications, channels and customer touchpoints (digital, social, print, campaign, radio and voice etc.)
Stay ahead of the curve, keeping an eye on trends, innovations and emergent technologies to help us deliver industry-leading, brand-driven digital experiences
Contribute to and be the design lead on new business pitches and client projects
Interpret, develop and evolve conceptual ideas and or territories in line with the creative brief, clients’ objectives and the creative vision set by the CD and DD throughout a project
Be a key team player through all project phases, from concept through to the final handover of files and guidelines (brand and or digital)
Champion collaboration across disciplines (Production, UX, Strategy, Copy, Tech and Client Services) as part of an integrated team to create and deliver outstanding creative solutions for our clients’ customers
Confidently deliver a clear, compelling narrative for the thinking behind your creative ideas and solutions, demonstrating considered and objective opinions about your own work and that of others
Show excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrate confidence, personality and flair when presenting to colleagues and clients supported by your DD, CD or Executive Creative Director (ECD)
Work should always be reviewed, approved and signed-off by the senior creatives (CD and DD) before sharing it with the client

Operational and commercial

Demonstrate excellent organisational and time management skills
Contribute accurately into timing estimates and proposals where appropriate
Communicate clearly and regularly with the Delivery and Client Services teams throughout a project providing clear progress and status updates to mitigate risks or delays for the design team
Recognise and implement the practice of delivering ideas and concepts efficiently and effectively drawing on the strength of tried-and-tested techniques and approaches when appropriate
Understand and work to our ‘ways of working’ framework, approach and delivery processes
Ensure utilisation targets are met and timesheets are accurate and completed on time

 

Your skills and experience

As a Senior Designer, you may have specialised, or have more experience, in either brand or digital design. Each requires its own specific skills, expertise and software knowledge. Some of these skills will be more relevant to your role than others, and the mix will change based on your personal and professional development at Rufus.

More of a Digital Designer?

Be a master of innovative and best practice digital, user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design, playing a key role in delivering exceptional digital solutions for our clients
Show strong working knowledge of Information Architecture (IA), User-Centred Design (UCD) and Customer Experience Design (CX) including the role each play in industry-leading digital experiences
Translate our clients’ brands (existing and new) into digital experiences with a full understanding of designing across a variety of viewports, technologies and touchpoints
Understand the role of user journey and wireframes and confidently design against them working closely with the UX team to scamp, ideate and create the end experience
Work closely with our Strategy and UX teams to create and design roadmaps, user journeys and personas, bringing to life the vision and reality of a client’s brand in digital channels
Possess a strong understanding and experience of various practices to deliver digital solutions, adapting their approaches to our client’s needs (e.g. Design Systems, Atomic Design) and the Rufus technology offer

Applications and software

Essential:

Be a master of Adobe Creative programmes (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
Display a strong working knowledge and practice of Figma and or Adobe XD
Show a strong understanding of prototyping tools such as InVision, Marvel and Principle
Understand best practice user experience and accessibility standards
Showcase strong working knowledge of word-processing (Microsoft Office) and presentation software including Keynote and Microsoft PowerPoint

Nice to have:

Experience in video production and motion design, particularly After Effects
An understanding of HTML and CSS

Posted by: Ali Kirkby

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FROM PAGE TO SCREEN – HOW SOCIAL MEDIA HAS CHANGED HOW WE ADVERTISE.

Steve Buss 20th June 2022

 

Advertising has evolved massively over the last two decades; from traditional print and posting an ad in a newspaper to posting digitally through social media, email marketing, SEO and many more. Social media started off as platforms to connect, engage, to reach out to friends, family and people who share the same interests, but as it’s evolved, it’s been a game-changer for brands and businesses. Social media is used as a tool to shape people’s perceptions of products, services and identify popular trends.

 

Businesses now have the capability to target more specific audiences and on a bigger scale than ever before. Traditional print ads and word of mouth have developed in a way that utilises digital technology – This means we can reach mass audiences, spread messages faster and be more selective with who sees them. Digital word of mouth has meant people have the ability to share their views and recommendations of products on a larger scale. Something that has always existed (influencing and following social trends) has been amplified through social media, particularly through individuals who have a large following sharing their opinions on a product; this is how the current influencer market was created. This newly created influencer market means that businesses are now able to advertise their product/service through these people who have devoted and trusting audiences.

 

There has been a strong push to change people’s consumption of advertisements by using influencers and the rise of influencer marketing has not only created a new career for people but shaped the future of advertising. Advertising to create awareness and drive sales has evolved with the development of technology. It has meant that your local newspaper ads are no longer as effective as the digital ads we see on websites, social media and online. Technology and advertising have changed together; Technology has shaped how we both create and consume media and advertisements – we wonder where technology will take the advertising world next…

 

– Olivia Levy

 

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