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Hi, I’m Carl. I have a somewhat arty background and love anything conceptual or design orientated. I studied architecture back in the day and then made a move over to fine art. I’ve not been in the recruitment scene long but I have had some experience in the digital arena before joining Become. My key passion in recruitment is to find the best creative talent out there!
Likes: Dexter Dalwood, David Hockney, Damien Hirst, John Michel Basquiat, Salvador Dali and so on.
Dislikes: Kiwis (the fruit not the country)
Mid-weight Creative Team
Retail-savvy creative agency in London is looking for a Mid-weight Creative Team with bundles of passion and energy. The agency is looking for a team who can demonstrate big thinking, answering the brief with simple, unexpected ideas, as well as adding value at every opportunity to surprise and delight their impressive roster of clients. The team opportunity is to work across the full agency portfolio and includes fully integrated campaigns for retailers through to brand activation for FMCG clients. The ideal team will have true integrated experience having worked across many channels with the ability to generate channel-agnostic ideas, from big brand activation ideas, content and experiential, to ideas that work in the smallest retail space, and everything in between. The agency has a focus on retail brands, brands in retail, and lifestyle brands; so experience in these sectors, including some shopper comms is helpful, but not essential. If you are a pair of creative chameleons and would like to know more about this opportunity, please get in touch with your CV and folio!
A fantastic opportunity for a Senior Conceptual Copywriter to join an established creative agency in London. Please note that this role will be a 12-month contract and 3 days per week. The salary is pro rata’d to £43,000 per annum. The agency is looking for a talented copywriter with experience within the fashion and lifestyle sector to oversee and uphold the tone of voice of one of their main fashion retail accounts. You will be responsible for guiding more junior members of the copywriting team and will need to work closely with the design and creative team to produce brilliant creative work, reporting to a Head of Creative. Briefs vary from short and long form copy including but not limited to through-the-line seasonal campaigns, radio scripts, trend advertorials, POS, bespoke brand storytelling for large OOH, digital and social. Key Skills: Genuine passion/background for fashion and lifestyle Up-to-date knowledge of design, retail and cultural trends Impeccable attention to detail when it comes to spelling and grammar Strategic thinker, able to explain the thinking behind the copy and how to apply it Excellent communicator and confident presenting to clients Collaborative and adaptable, comfortable working with designers and art directors to develop strong concepts Strong long and short form copywriting experience To apply, please get in touch with your CV and book!
A design agency is looking for a Mid-weight Designer to join their tight-knit, busy East London based team. The agency helps large organisations communicate clearly about their technology-based products and services. They create research-led design solutions that focus on clarity to improve interactions and drive results. This is a pivotal role reporting to the Creative Director to assist in the creation and execution of print and pixel-perfect digital design. This is a small studio so you will also be assisting in general design work such as branding, marketing and other ad-hoc projects, plus UI and UX project work. The team structure so far is a Creative Director, a Design Director, 3 Designers, 2 Strategists, 2 Project Managers and 2 Artworkers. Requirements: A strong understanding of the principles of print and digital design Ability to collaborate with clients and the wider teams Strong creative / conceptual and design skills. A keen eye for colour, composition, and typography Strong skills in Sketch (or Adobe XD), InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator Degree in graphic design or similar is desirable Strong attention to detail from brief to delivery and highly organised A competent understanding of different digital formats across screen sizes and devices Experience with user research techniques such as person creation, interviewing and user testing is advantageous Knowledge of code a strong advantage If you want to be part of a growing and buzzing agency and really want to make your mark then please share your CV and portfolio today!
Creative studio, part of a larger network agency and specialising in healthcare communications, is looking for a full-time Senior Artworker to join their growing team. Working closely with the Creative Director and design team, this person is responsible for converting conceptually creative work in to press-ready artwork, ensuring that all projects are of a consistently high quality and meets all client and brand guidelines. The output of campaign work is varied and involves press advertising, DM/eDM, marketing communications, packaging, exhibitions and digital media. This person has the opportunity to genuinely contribute to the process of delivering exciting, original and intelligent creative solutions for integrated and one-off tactical campaigns. The ideal candidate: Strong artworking skills in Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Previous experience working closely with designers and senior creatives to achieve the best possible out come. Experience quality checking work. Multi-tasking and good organisations skills will are essential. Please do get in touch today with your CV and folio (pdf or web link) if you would like to find out more.
Fast growing and highly ambitious PR & Content Agency in Central London is looking for a Creative Director. This role would suit a Senior Art Director or Creative Lead ready to take a step up. The Creative Team includes a Senior Creative Director (who this role reports into) as well as an Art Director, Copywriter, Social Content Designer and 2 Graphic Designers. This is a new role as they are making an additional investment in creativity. They’re an 80+ person team so far with an aspiration and budget to grow! This is an instrumental role and as such, you’ll have the opportunity to shape the future of the agency’s creative output. You’ll be joining a fiercely driven team across an array of clients. Your primary focus will be to produce great consumer ideas in all of their forms, working with the team to generate innovative, compelling and ultimately award winning campaigns. The agency produces headline grabbing creative including editorial/PR, social, digital and experiential. This person will need to be an excellent opportunity spotter with a keen eye for how the news and social agenda can be used and applied to client campaigns. The role is channel-agnostic but digitally-led creatives are preferable. You will need to be pragmatic, committed to the quality of the agency’s work, capable of distilling complex problems and ideas into simple, easy-to-sell concepts, able to work with a range of people (at all levels) and able to sell your ideas internally and to clients. In return, you will have the freedom to help define the future of the agency’s creative offering, with lots of support and resources, working alongside some of London’s finest talent. To apply, please get in touch with a copy of your CV and portfolio (link or pdf).
Junior Integrated Designer
Junior Integrated Designer required to join a busy brand & communications teams in Central London. We are looking for a Junior Integrated Designer to join a busy and collaborative in-house branding & communications team. This is a highly varied role so digital with basic after effects skills & print design experience within your portfolio is necessary. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills and exceptional management when balancing a diverse selection of projects. You will be responsible for creating clean, beautiful & unique brand collateral across both print & digital assets. This is a fantastic opportunity to mould a role for yourself & add value to the business with the content created. Junior Integrated Designer, London based (£22-26K salary dependant on experience) Job Description: Reporting to the Design Manager and working closely with the other members of the brand & business development teams, you’ll create and co-ordinate a variety of design campaigns by following a strong brand visual identity. The successful candidate will be working within an experienced creative team of designers who will guide and help develop their expertise as well as teach them new skills. What you will do: Creating digital & printed marketing materials for campaigns. These things may include designing banners, social media ads/assets, short animated videos, proposed documents, presentations & bespoke IM’s. Working alongside multi-disciplinary teams to ensure tasks are completed with the companies marketing & design objectives met. Collaborating with others & balancing multiple projects with varied complexities, meeting deadlines and supporting your design team. Confidently presenting and proposing new ideas to the creative & marketing teams. Identifying & developing best practices for consistent effective visual communication eye-catching imagery, charts & infographics. What we are looking for: Motivated, goal oriented & clear communicator Exceptional eye for detail Ability to maintain agile when balancing multiple projects in order to meet deadlines Time keeping & Organisation skills Collaborative, enthusiastic & creative team player Being brave, curious & not afraid to take risks when keeping upto date with design trends – Being ahead of competition, not alongside What experience you need: Minimum 1-2 years’ industry experience Excellent understanding of effective visual communication Previous experience in working with existing brand guidelines & visual identities Stand out portfolio showing a range of design skills & awareness of industry trends Good understanding of all online major sharing platforms and print distributors Adobe Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator & After effects skills are absolutely necessary Effective time keeping & multitasking skills. Able to meet all deadlines Interpersonal & communication skills To apply, please share a copy of your latest CV and portfolio.
London-based design agency are looking for a smart and inquisitive Junior Strategist. The agency create research-led design solutions that focus on clarity to improve customer interactions for an impressive roster of blue-chip organisation ranging from big tech brands to publishers. From competitor analysis and workshops to user testing and interviews - research underpins all of the work they create. Reporting to a Senior Strategist you will be responsible for delivering high quality copywriting, research and analysis to support a range of client requirements. The team structure so far is a Creative Director, 3 Designers, a Senior Strategist, a UI/UX Designer, 2 Project Managers and 2 Artworkers. As for clients, they’re a fairly small (but growing!) team so the junior strategist will be exposed to all of their clients. The ideal candidate is: A strong copywriter – able to demonstrate evidence of authoring compelling copy with excellent grammar. Past experience crafting copy for technically complex topics, products or services would be an real advantage Highly analytical – with the ability to review complex information and report clearly on themes and findings A fast learner – able to quickly develop a deep understanding in order to clearly communicate complex technical challenges, business goals, products and services Design-conscious – interested in research-led design and the challenges faced by modern businesses An excellent collaborator – assured in working as part of a team to deliver high quality outputs to tight deadlines, able to manage research projects confidently, and proactive in briefing the company on new techniques and best practices Requirements: - Preferably 6+ months’ experience in an agency environment where there has been a focus on strategy and planning - University Degree in Marketing, Psychology, Communications or similar If you would like to find out more then please get in touch with your CV.
Mid-weight Digital Designer
Leading high street fashion retailer are looking for a Mid-weight Digital Designer. Reporting into the Senior Digital Designer, this is an exciting opportunity to develop digital experiences across the main retail brand and one other sub-brand. The role will require working closely with the content, digital, brand marketing and creative teams to capture design requirements and confidently present pixel-perfect solutions. The role also requires a level of project management and general support of a Junior Digital Designer. They are looking someone who lives and breathes digital, who can challenge ideas and briefs, with a strong interest in fashion and a portfolio that showcases designs and projects with a polished aesthetic. Role & Responsibilities: Supporting a Senior Designer whilst working on the day to day design of landing pages, feature pages and weekly emails & other ad-hoc requests across the businesses Creating bespoke content for social channels Work closely with the wider ecommerce teams to ensure customer focussed user journeys and digital experiences across all online touch points. Responsible for the implementation and evolution of the brand guidelines Share ideas in creative meetings to help deliver campaign ambitions and goals Research new trends and implement these into design work Requirements: 3+ years’ experience in digital design, ideally from a fashion/retail/ecommerce background Graphic Design or related degree Proficient knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite Strong communications and organisational skills Portfolio that demonstrates ability to work across multiple digital touch points that demonstrate both talent and passion User-focussed design experience with a good understanding of typography, colour, layout and strong attention to detail Basic understanding of HTML/CSS To apply, please attach a copy of your CV and portfolio (link or pdf)
Independent comms and strategy agency require a talented Mid-weight Artworker to be based in their offices in West London. The agency specialises in helping breakthrough science brands including those for rare and ultra-rare disease. They are communication problem solvers, helping clients within the healthcare sector to tell their stories better. They are looking for an individual who is a team player and who understands the importance of supporting their colleagues and helping to maintain creative excellence. The role would involve working across multiple projects and channels, under the guidance of the Senior Artworker and Creative Director, supporting them with their project deliverables. The majority of the artwork will be for print and will incorporate everything you can think of but is likely to be less involved in packaging. The digital side will range from marketing to web and app design. There’s no ‘typical’ project and the work varies massively, from a simple one-off communication piece aimed at a specific audience through to complete new strategic and conceptual campaign aimed at multiple audiences globally. The team is 30 in total. 12 of which were hired in the last 12 months so this is an excited period of growth for them and this is a new position in response to the same business growth. The Creative Team is made up of a Creative Director, 2 Senior Art Directors, a Senior Artworker and a Digital Designer. The rest of the agency is made up of client services, sales, directors and office support. In the first 6 months you can expect to become a respected and integral member of a creative team at the heart of a successful business that promotes a positive working environment. You will also contribute to a range of engaging communication projects that make a real difference to the lives of people around the world. You will also learn and grow with experienced and talented professionals who are respected within the healthcare communications industry. Requirements: • Pharma experience not necessary although it would be an advantage • Min 3/4 years’ experience • Faultless artworking skills in Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. • Excellent pre-print knowledge • Knowledge of digital processes and asset creation • Experience managing external print suppliers • Someone versatile and hardworking that wants to make a real impact Benefits: • A fantastic working environment in a young progressive company that is growing quickly • Opportunity to make a real impression and grow with the team • 25 days holiday PLUS Christmas. • Private healthcare • Pension • A spot bonus scheme To apply, please attach a relevant CV and portfolio (pdf or web link).
This award-winning agency use analysis, insight and creativity to deliver compelling brand experiences and they are looking for a like-minded, talented Mid-weight Designer. They are looking for someone with experience in corporate reporting, branding and digital who is well presented and has effective communication skills. You will be working within a creative team to deliver award-winning output from concept and delivery, presenting your recommendations both internally, and to clients. You must be passionate about generating ideas and pushing the boundaries of creativity but be comfortable with strategy conversations, not just graphic design. Requirements: Recent agency experience – probably 3-5 years in the business. Design degree or equivalent creative arts degree. A thinker and an ‘ideas person’ / conceptual. Integrated experience – print, digital, ideally multimedia. Passion for new techniques etc. Great craft skills: an excellent portfolio of visually accomplished and well-considered design. Collaborative and friendly, outgoing. Client-facing experience – able to pitch and present their work confidently and coherently, tell its story. Excellent spoken English. Experience of corporate reporting. If you would like to become part of a fast-growing, international agency producing some brilliant work please do get in touch today.
Our client, a top Advertising Agency based in London, are seeking a Mid-Senior Creative Artworker to join their team to work on a variety of exciting content for their arts, entertainment, and culture clients! You will have the opportunity to work across all formats, as well as fit into projects overseen by other creatives. Working with an extremely talented team of art directors and designers, you will be helping to create artwork across a diverse range of print projects for national campaigns including press, outdoor advertising, OOH, production, marketing literature and much more! This agency creates some of the most recognisable and visible campaign work around and so you will have the satisfaction of seeing work that you’ve been involved with out and about on a daily basis. The ideal candidate: Faultless artworking skills in Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Confident working on full scale advertising campaigns with multiple touch points. Someone who wants to get a bit more involved in visualisation and working closely with creatives to bring conceptual ideas to life. A flexible and adaptable approach. Ability to artwork static web banners. Ideally you’ll have some experience working on entertainment accounts with key art and brand guidelines. If you would like the opportunity to work for a top Advertising Agency, alongside some of the most experienced creatives in the business, then send your CV and Portfolio in now for immediate consideration!
Independent marketing communications agency are looking for a Motion Designer with 2 years’ experience to join their growing team. They’re a boutique agency (20 people) with a collaborative approach to how they do business. Their sweet spot is creative content delivered in all forms across paid and unpaid social and advertising platforms. The agency offers skillsets across insights, social, video, search, advertising, website and live. Reporting into a Lead Motion Designer and Creative Director, you’ll create video and static pieces of content from concept to execution for a varied base of clients spanning entertainment through to small confectionary brands. The candidate will need a solid portfolio of digitally focussed video work predominately in the social space. Key requirements: After Effects, Photoshop 3D skills (desirable although there is the option of training to develop this as a skill set) Mood boarding Typographical skills Creative concepting A good understanding of social platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat Salary and benefits package: The role offers a competitive salary dependent on experience and skills. An attractive package includes 20 days holiday, pension, healthcare and other soft agency benefits. They offer a range of internal and external training in line with individual needs and agency role. To apply, please attach your CV and link to a showreel.
London based design agency are looking for a Mid-weight Artworker with excellent layout skills who is passionate about accuracy. This is a Mid-weight position in an ambitious agency with an excellent roster of clients. The team structure so far is a Creative Director, a Design Director, 3 Designers, 2 Strategists, 2 Project Managers and 2 Artworkers. Technical skills: Highly skilled in InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator A good understanding of PowerPoint, Word and Google Slides Excellent pre-print knowledge Experience managing external print suppliers Knowledge of digital processes and asset creation Minimum 4 years’ experience Font and image management After Effects would be a bonus but not essential Good eye for detail and QA You will be: An excellent team player Self-motivated Passionate about maintaining brand consistency Able to demonstrate how you have optimised studio processes To apply, please attach a relevant CV and folio.
Junior Creative Artworker
A brilliant opportunity is available for a Junior Creative Artworker in an international marketing communications company. This is a new role within the studio team due to growth and expansion. It is located in Croydon and is dedicated to one well known client. The ideal candidate: Will be able to interpret briefs easily. Have artworking experience to a professional technical standard. A multi-tasker, happy in a fast paced. environment and capable of working with high volumes of work. Supporting the wider production team. Will have worked with POS or packaging Attention to detail. It is important this person will be comfortable working directly with the client as this is a client facing role and working on site as a representative of the agency. Please send your CV and portfolio if you meet this criteria.
Lead Integrated Artworker
A fantastic opportunity has arisen at a creative integrated marketing agency, carrying out award-winning campaigns for large, global technology companies. You are an enthusiastic, creative and skilled artworker, working on digital banners, social media campaigns, as well as on some print based work including brochures, reports and presentations for a range of clients. Responsibilities: Assist the designers in the artworking of digital banners, social media campaign, as well as on some print based work including brochures, reports and presentations for a range of clients. Assist with catalogue versioning, email and web artwork and proofing Occasionally assist with retouching and visualising Work with the account management team to assist with the artworking for key pitch presentations Offering input into creative meetings and sharing ideas Key skills and experience: Strong working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite At least 1-2 years of experience within the creative industry, preferably in an artworker role Previous creative agency experience is desirable Strong attention to detail Excellent organisational and communication skills Although not essential, a degree in a related discipline would be highly preferable This agency actively encourage a healthy work-life balance and offer a great working environment.
An exciting, evolving brand with a strong history and solid foundations are looking for a Design Manager to join their in-house team in London. This person will be a motivated designer who is comfortable working with print, environmental and digital design. As part of the PR and Communication team, you will manage one other designer as well as external agencies to deliver sector leading employee engagement and B2B communications that develop and strengthen their brand. Responsibilities: Create and deliver high quality, commercially-focused branded materials in response to a brief (print, digital and live events) Sourcing, commissioning, briefing and management of freelancers, agencies and consultants as required including specialist design, illustrations, photography, videography, animation, exhibitions and merchandising. Responsibility for print and production; liaising with printing suppliers on costings, materials and specifications Manage, develop and mentor one other designer Ensure consistency across all communication channels in terms of reflecting their brand values Help develop and push the brand Act as the expert and guardian on brand design matters across the business Work closely with the rest of the communications team to identify and create design elements to support campaigns, provide insight and knowledge and ensure that all visual output effectively communicates message and brand standards Present concepts confidently, clearly and logically to colleagues whose expertise lie in areas other than design Manage yours and the other designers work to ensure all projects are produced on time, to an agreed brief, budget and high standard Visual asset management including the ability to take photography and shoot video when required Keep abreast of creative and industry developments, competitors and trends and share those within the communications team Requirements: Graphic design qualification at degree level A strong, creative portfolio demonstrating commercially focussed work across a broad spectrum Excellent presenting skills and ability to articulate concepts to non-designers effectively. Experience in B2B design including employee communications essential; and in consumer (leisure and retail in particular) Ability to extract briefs, positively challenge assumptions and bring forward creative, innovative ideas Excellent spoken and written English, including good proof reading skills A creative thinker with a passion for design who keeps up to date with design trends Outstanding attention to detail Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (especially InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop) Experience in web design Self-motivated, able to work alone but also as part of a team Excellent time/project management skills including a realistic appraisal of delivery times and respect for tight deadlines Experience of dealing with print and production To apply, please attach your CV and portfolio (pdf or web link)