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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 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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Mid-weight Digital Designer (11761)

London

Permanent

£35,000 - £45,000

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We’re looking for a&nb?
sp;Digital Designer to join a growing London creat?
ive team.

You’ll be some?
one with true passion for design and social media. You und?
erstand what makes a great social piece, from the typographi?
c choices all the way down to the technical considerations %?26ndash; your experience will have honed your skills and des?
ire to thrive in a fast-paced agency environment.

Posted by: Amalie Byass

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Python Developer (11735)

London

Permanent

£65,000 - £70,000

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My client is a rapidly growing Fintech company – the size of their team has almost doubled to over 25 people over the past 12 months. They are now looking for a back end developer to join the team which consists of 6 developers, designers and project managers who are passionate about building a game changing FinTech platform and they are hoping to increase the size of this team within the next 6 months. You will be a part of a friendly, highly collaborative and expert team who work closely with the business team to deliver the right product for their customers. Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where they learn from each other is core to their values.

Their Tech Stack
Their platform backend is currently developed using the python frameworks Flask and Django Rest Framework, with a Vue JS front-end. They share and deploy environments using Docker and they use a variety of applications/software to compose their system, such as nginx, uwsgi, postgres, mongodb. As the platform grows they will be expanding its architecture to cope with the increase in scope and demand so they will inevitably need to research new tools and methods as they go.

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
They are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Backend Developer to join their team. You must be a team player who is able to bring valuable experience and knowledge to help them continue to develop and build this next generation platform. The team is looking for a proactive, inquisitive problem solver who is self-motivated and always eager to adapt to the latest technology and use it to enhance the product.

You will have the following key responsibilities:

Working with all other development team roles to iteratively develop:
The Product Increment
Models required for the properly controlled development of the solution
Models and documents as required for the purpose of supporting the Deployed Solution in live use

Turning requirements into tasks and providing estimates against those tasks
Taking part in the design of the system from an architectural perspective
Writing code to a high standard, with supporting tests and documentation
Demonstrating your code/work to other developers in code reviews and also reviewing the work of other developers
Proactively helping your team-mates when you are working on co-dependent features
Collaborating with the QA team-members to ensure the delivered products are fit for purpose

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND REQUIREMENTS
You must be able to demonstrate the following skills / competencies:

Experience:

At least 4 years of relevant web development experience
A degree in computer science or a similar field, or additional relevant work experience
Excellent knowledge of Python, Flask framework and Django Rest Framework
Experience of using a relational database like postgres/mysql
Experience of using Git with a branching workflow (e.g. like git-flow)

Comfortable using a flavour of Linux and also the command line terminal

 

Commercial & Technical skills:

Able to mentor junior members and give technical advice and direction
A track record of solving problems in a commercial environment
Excellent communication, both verbal and written
Ability to work cross-functionally in a highly collaborative environment

Posted by: Neil Clements

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UX Director – Contract (11759)

London

Temporary

£0

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I am looking for a UX director to join this creative digital agency in Shoreditch, initial 3 month contract with a view to role.

The UX director will be responsible for:

UX programme oversight
Review, manage, plan and scope projects
Define the UX principles and approach
Client and stakeholder engagement and management with support from the client lead
Business awareness and ability to identify new opportunities
Manage a team of UX managers
Oversee the offshore UX team

Posted by: Neil Clements

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Artwroker (11737)

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £50,000

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An industry leading design agency specialising  in the sports hospitality, sponsorship and events sector is seeking a talented, experienced and confident all-round Creative Artworker.

You will join an outstanding creative team based in West London delivering highly
creative and effective graphic design solutions for high profile sports events, stadium projects, sponsorship activations and print campaigns all over the world.

The scope of design work is diverse and involves creating campaigns for many prestigious sporting events and live entertainment clients which will include outdoor and large format print, printed marketing materials and presentations. The focus of the role is in delivering faultless artwork for all collateral.

You will have a proven track record in developing and delivering a range of highly accurate, print ready artwork to tight deadlines as part of an integrated design team. Impeccable layout design skills are a must with strong attention to detail and proven ability in seeing a campaign through from creative large assets to finished print ready media.

Fluency in Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator are essential and you should be organised, focused and have extensive knowledge of print production processes.

Posted by: Karan Kaur

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Senior Interactive Developer (11708)

London

Permanent

£60,000 - £65,000

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I am looking for a passionate Front-End Developer to join my clients Technology team.

You will work on global web platforms and interactive web apps for some of the world’s biggest and most innovative brands.
You‘ll liaise with the Creative, UX and Design teams to support in shaping the end-product.
You’ll work alongside our Project Managers, Tech Leads and in-house and off-shore development and testing teams to deliver best-in-class, award-winning and cutting-edge solutions.

A typical day
As a Front-End Developer in the Technology team, you will have numerous responsibilities including, but not limited to:

Creative, UX and Design reviews and input
Development planning and task estimation
Project setup and implementing the right frameworks, libraries, templating engines and build tools for the job
Front-end development across a variety of projects.
Maintenance, optimisation and enhancement of existing web platforms
Status updates to Tech Leads and Project Managers
Mentoring junior developers and defining front-end development standards

They would like

Minimum of 5 years experience of HTML, CSS and JavaScript
HTML & JavaScript frameworks (Bootstrap) and templating engines (e.g. HandleBars, GSAP, etc)
Setup and configuration of build tools such as Webpack, Gulp & Bower
Sass and modern styling techniques such as BEM
Some knowledge of React JS and comfortable maintaining existing basic React web apps
Experience integrating with RESTful APIs
Good understanding of the DOM
Experience with GIT & JIRA
Passion for emerging web technologies

Nice-to-haves

Experience working in a digital agency environment
ES6+, VanillaJS, and a good understanding of functional programming and design patterns
Node.js
Exposure to animation and/or game tools (e.g. Canvas, WebGL, Unity, Phaser, Lottie)
Exposure to PHP and/or .NET frameworks and CMS a bonus

 

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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Mid-weight Creative

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £45,000

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I am looking for an entrepreneurial Mid-weight Creative with a passion for Social to work alongside and inspiring Creative Director at a growing digital content agency.  The agency works with brands from beauty through to food, is based in the heart of Farringdon and promotes a healthy work life balance environment with the opportunity to work from home 1 to 2 days a week.  The environment is relaxed, friendly and creative.

Specifics:

·         Generate creative campaigns, bringing ideas to life through print, digital and film

·         Creating concepts and presenting new ideas to teams and clients – this is all about ideas – the agency have a crack pot production/design department

·         Format innovations to position the agency and looking at what’s new and next when it comes to social

·         The role fulfils social media ideas the agency creates and be pivotal in new business pitches and wins.

·         This mid-weight creative needs to be an evangelist for creativity. Live and breathe it. Constantly doing, looking and sharing with others.

To apply please include your folio.

Posted by: Amalie

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Editor (11637)

London

Permanent

£25,000 - £30,000

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Working with a full-service creative agency located in the heart of Soho to find a Junior/Mid-weight Video Editor. You will be proficient with Adobe Premiere and After Effects. A self-shooter would be a bonus.

The agency is a very busy creative studio with high-end brands in their folio. Automative is an area they specialise in. Please get in touch for further details.

Posted by: Raman Mohial

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Producer (11677)

London

Permanent

£45,000 - £50,000

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Senior Producer

Our client is a leader in word of mouth social media marketing.  They help brands to be more social, to talk to people, and to be talked about by people.

They are now looking to hire a passionate Senior Producer; someone who’s been in the game for a while and has been on the ground at shoots for some time.  You’ll have worked with influencers and will be familiar with what works on Social.  There’s also an opportunity to assist in building the overall production set up, and develop their capabilities and efficiencies.

Day to day tasks involve:

Proactive management of shoot schedules, timelines and budgeting
Liaising with stakeholders & negotiating contracts
Knowledge with platforms, trends and social video formats
Experience of post production workflow
An extensive black book of industry contacts

The role will suit a team player; who is interested in innovation and trends within the industry.  The salary is paying to £50K.  Do drop me a line for more information.

Posted by: Alex Collins

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Senior Designer – Fashion (11676)

City of London

Permanent

£38,000 - £40,000

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A very funky and visually striking fashion brand is looking for a talented and versatile designer to create conceptual direction for all brand graphics who has a passion for the fashion industry. You will be working closely with the Creative Directors and CEO to help bring ideas to life.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Designing lookbooks, invitations, newsletters and marketing assets across print and digital channels
Generating concepts for online communications, including homepages, online feature pages, email campaigns, banners and promotions
Support the delivery of seasonal content, attending castings and photo/video/product shoots, overseeing the production process, including retouching/post production of ecommerce assets
Editing image content that is within the brand style and with an understanding of crops required for social media, ecommerce and emails
Assist in building creative presentations
Maintain an understanding of the latest trends in fashion, design, typography, photography, art and culture

 

You

Preferably a Graphic Design degree with a minimum of three year’s experience
An excellent designer with proven experience in both digital and print fields
Ability to articulate ideas and create clear narrative within design
An understanding of the concept of branding and identity
Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat,…) Premier Pro, After Effects, Sketch and Keynote
Comfortable and competent in the usage of all social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Experience working on photo and video shoots is a plus. Photography skills a plus

Posted by: Karan Kaur

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News

YSL open a ‘gas station’ beauty pop up in the desert during Coachella

Steve Buss 11th April 2019

YSL Beauty announces a one-of-a-kind pop-up experience appearing on Route 111 this week for Coachella. Located in the heart of Palm Springs, the YSL Beauty Station mimics a gas station, offering much more than fuel and your typical road snacks.

Prior to walking into the space, you won’t be able to miss the towering lipstick sign, vintage convertibles, a tours bus and bright pink gas pumps located outside the station. Furthermore, decorative heart-shaped balloons reference YLS Beauty’s Volupte Plump-In-Colour.

The brands first-ever beauty station, pop-up shop and content creation set will be open to the public. Stop by on your Palm Springs journey for the ultimate YSL Beauty experience: discover the latest YSL Beauty Looks, receive make-up services, customise your very own YSL lipstick and be the first to see their next launches.

The pop-up store sits behind the YSL Beauty Station, as it coincides with the launch of the label’s newest makeup essentials. The space houses four areas: one dedicated to the Touche Eclat Radiant Touch pen and the Touche Eclat High Cover Radiant Concealer, one to the Rogue Volupte Shine moisturizing lipstick and Volupte Plump-In-Colour lipstick, one to Tom Pecheux’s Palm Springs makeup looks, and finally one to the Make It Yours station where you can customise your favorite YSL lipstick.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to play with an exclusive makeup vending machine and a virtual mirror that allows you to try on over 50 shades.

So if you’re heading to Coachella this year and need a refresh on your beauty look on your way out to the desert. Then pull off the road at this YSL installation pop-up, stocked with favourite beauty items from the luxury line!

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