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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 joined Become in 2015 and had experience in the digital arena in my previous role. 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)
Fast growing and ambitious brand experience agency in central London is looking for a Mid-weight Designer to join their award-winning team. The position is to provisionally to cover a maternity leave but with the potential for a permanent role thereafter. This is a key appointment for the agency and this person will be instrumental in visualising key ideas for top global brands. Working directly with the senior creative team, you will create memorable, immersive and award-winning brand experiences from concept to creation. Their work spans across spatial and immersive environments, interactive displays, exhibits, screen based and digital and all print collateral. This person should have a natural flair for generating bold design but also be able to amplify their creative thinking to confidently stretch the agency’s response. The ideal candidate: A brilliant creative thinker with the ability to push design beyond the expected. An understanding of integrated marketing and experiential. A natural communicator who can support client services teams in presenting ideas to clients and influencing the best creative solution. An eagerness for keeping informed on emerging trends and innovative technologies. This role could suit an established Mid-weight or an ambitious Junior who is keen to step up a level. To apply, please attach a copy of your CV and send us a link or pdf of your work.
A fantastic opportunity for a Lead Designer to join an established creative agency in London. They’re looking for someone with unparalleled design skills, the confidence and gravitas behind them to take design jobs autonomously from start to approved visual for one of the agency’s core fashion retail accounts. A heavy focus and passion for design within the fashion and lifestyle sector is key. The work is extremely varied - from design for retail environments to editorial design and larger ATL campaign development - the agency produces work across all the retail touchpoints. Alongside working on your own projects, you will be expected to lead a team of Designers and work closely with Copywriters to ensure consistency across all work and, therefore, are required to have experience managing a small team. Responsibilities: Ability to work with minimal supervision, reporting into a Head of Creative Work closely and collaboratively with Head of Creative, the design and copy team, traffic, producers, strategists and account handlers Manage, direct and mentor junior members of the team Take the design lead on campaigns and projects, being able to delegate where necessary and confidently presenting to other creatives, account handlers, Head of Creative and sometimes to clients Manage the pressure of tight deadlines and busy schedules working on multiple projects simultaneously as required Requirements: Genuine passion/background in design for fashion and lifestyle Up-to-date knowledge of design, retail and cultural trends Have management/mentoring experience 7+ years' experience in similar agency or in-house environment To apply, please get in touch with your CV and portfolio!
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 a Senior Artworker and the production and design teams, this person will be 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. Day-to-day responsibilities: Ensure all artwork produced meets client and brand guidelines Develop creative ideas from visuals and scamps into professionally artworked press-ready documents Be adept with layout and production, have a thorough understanding of what makes a brand stand out from the crowd Quality Check artworks before final delivery to ensure they are technically suitable for the output medium, are free of errors, there are no copyright issues relating to images and fonts and they comply with legal and medical regulations Assist creative and production team members and work with account managers and writers to produce press-ready or screen-ready artwork for print/digital publishing Effectively estimate time to schedule tasks and manage deadlines Proficient in artworking for all mediums including, but not limited to, press advertising, direct mail, digital marketing, packaging, exhibition graphics, brochures and literature along with web, interactive, social, tablet and mobile device. Key skills: Experience of working to tight deadlines, gained in a busy Studio or Agency environment A minimum of 3+ years experience working with the latest creative software packages Excellent written and verbal communication skills and good MS Office skills, particularly Excel Strong understanding of when RGB, CMYK, spot and Hex code colours are appropriate, and the correct resolution of images for the size of output Excellent attention to detail The ability to multi-task and effectively manage multiple jobs Creatively aware in terms of graphical and typographic layout To apply, please send a copy of your CV and your portfolio (web link or pdf).
Creative Agency in Central London is looking for a Design Director to spearhead a team for a market leader in the beauty industry. You’ll be tasked with owning and leading the creative output on this account, developing their brand, producing campaigns, overseeing retainer content and developing their team with your impressive luxury / beauty design knowledge. You will also sit over a number of beauty and lifestyle brands and work with the teams to deliver best in class work. The Design Director is involved from start of a brief right through to final output. You are someone who will naturally go further, helping to guide the client on the future of the brand identity, drive forward creative ideations, oversee project development and lead creation of content across a variety of channels and mediums. Ownership and passion are key so you’ll need an insatiable drive to create award winning, innovative work. You will need to be hands on when driving forward concepts and brand campaigns. Responsibilities: • Inspire and mentor the team to develop impactful creative ideas and executions that deliver new levels of craft and innovation • Cultivate an engaging atmosphere leading to the development and execution of remarkable creative • Conceptualise, scope in and implement complex integrated campaigns • Creative ideation and design thinking, on your own or as a team • Deliver campaign and brand development, overseeing project workflow • Be an ambassador for the agency and lead the agency in industry knowledge and design trends for the beauty and lifestyle sector Background: • Demonstrated 10+ years design background • Wealth of luxury brand knowledge (Beauty clients preferred) • Agency experience preferable To apply, please attach a copy of your latest CV and folio (web link or pdf).
Creative Agency in Central London is looking for a Studio Manager to nurture and support their 15 strong creative family across a vast range of projects and brands in tech, beauty, alcohol and FMCG. In a nutshell you’ll be responsible for ensuring that the design and production teams are supported and running smoothly, briefs are written on time, internal and external resource is booked, processes are being refined and all the commercial numbers are clocked and ideally, moving in a positive direction. You’ll need to be super-organised, be borderline obsessed with fine-tuning processes, but most importantly, be passionate about working with an industry leader in social and trend-related marketing. Responsibilities: Ensuring there is resource to cope with unforeseen incoming work Identifying and appointing the correct resource internally/externally and briefing when required Projects scheduling and planning workflows from a creative perspective Being the go to person for design and production briefs Able to negotiate rational delivery timelines in conjunction with the client services and community teams Scoping out projects and determining the feasibility of producing final creative across a variety of outputs Keeping the Design and Production Director updated on the creative capacity and output of the studio Constant development and improvement of processes to make the department more efficient The growth and maintenance of the agency’s network of creative contacts Characteristics: A calm, friendly and hardworking disposition On occasions, be able to show some teeth and push back where necessary Excellent organisational and time management skills A hunger for problem-solving Someone who is passionate about creativity who can support the wider teams with ideas Experience: Previous experience as a Studio Manager within an agency environment Demonstrable production background is a must Good grounding in social and digital innovation for multiple sectors To apply, please send a copy of your CV.
Full-service Creative Agency in London who specialise in global media and entertainment are looking for a Versioning Producer. The Versioning Producer has the primary responsibility for the smooth-running relationship between creative and marketing teams of key studio client’s in terms of the provision of re-versioning and localisation services. This is a key account role that requires constant client engagement and strong project management skills. The localisation team provides a full range of adaptation and localisation services that include subtitling, dubbing, editing, colour grading and visual effects of promotional materials to support worldwide releases for major film studios. The role: To provide a full and professional client service, ensuring that all creative and post production jobs flow efficiently and are delivered on time and to the highest possible standards To ensure that a high level of client service and client engagement is maintained at all times. To take creative and finishing briefing meetings with the client To be pro-active in overseeing, coordinating and delivering all aspects of the client’s relationship. Liaising with customer service coordinators, clearance and trafficking teams, scheduling, creative and operational and technical personnel to ensure that delivery timescales are met, and production briefs are met To work within a team of Versioning Producers to manage the localisation process across editing, motion graphics, subtitling, audio mixing and technical delivery To ensure that all work is delivered to an appropriate technical and creative quality Where possible to offer support to the Account Managers during busy periods Skills required: Previous demonstrable experience of working within a post production operation, you will have a track record of providing a high level service to major clients through top-quality account management Good interpersonal and communications skills with the proven ability to develop positive working relationships with both internal and external contacts at all levels Understanding of post production workflows and digital file delivery Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail Experience of working in a fast moving and highly creative environment Excellent written and verbal communication in English is required To apply, please share your CV and covering letter about your background and how you’d fit the role.