Creative

Creative brilliance can be hard to identify and even harder to harness: at Salt we can spot the creative spark that will fire up your business. Traditionally, the best creative talent has always gravitated towards agency businesses, but today some excellent creative minds can also be found within large brands. Salt allows you to reach both, with extensive knowledge of the creative digital market and unparalleled networks across the industry’s top brands and agencies.

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Jobs: Creative

Job Industry: Creative

The Opportunity In this role, the Studio Manager drives the entire creative production process, from consulting on briefs to resourcing and outsourcing, production, asset delivery, and archiving. Most importantly, Studio…

Berlin

Contract

Negotiable

Customer Insights and User Researcher (Mid-Senior) for an Asset Manager - No Finance Experience Necessary We're working with a City Asset Manager to help them build their Research and Insights…

London

Permanent

£50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum

Freelance UX Architect Working in the world of UX Architecture? Fancy with working with one of the world's biggest digital marketing agencies? They are one of the leading global professional…

London

Contract

Up to £350 per day

Freelance Senior Service Designers Nothing to do? Well, if you free Monday 10th October until Tuesday 25th October with a strong chance of extension, then how does this role with…

London

Contract

£600. - £650.00 per day

An exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative & collaborative team and working with some of the most well known retail brands in the UK. Our client is on…

London

Permanent

£40000.00 - £70000.00 per annum

We're looking for smart, inquisitive User Experience designers looking to bring their skills to an insurgent brand in a sector that's in need of insurgency! Stand out, be different, champion…

London

Permanent

£80000.00 - £100000.00 per annum

We're looking for creative, consumer-focused UI designers looking to bring their flair to an insurgent brand in a sector that's in need of insurgency! Stand out, be different, start brand…

London

Permanent

£80000.00 - £100000.00 per annum

We've got a great relationship with this large banking client, and having helped build teams for some of their retail and challenger brands, we're now looking to expand their Commercial…

London

Permanent

£60000.00 - £90000.00 per annum

Principal Product Design opportunity within the Innovation Lab of a major Tech/Entertainment firm We're working with one of the largest digital and technology companies in the country as we help…

London

Permanent

£60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum

Our client's conversational AI platform makes it possible for enterprises to create human-like virtual agents, and they have one main ambition: delivering the best voice experiences in the world. They…

London

Permanent

£70000.00 - £85000.00 per annum

Opportunities to further your career within the Creative industry

Good news: more than 20 per cent of creative specialists, who were recently interviewed, say that their teams want to employ more people, which increases the job opportunities in the creative field.

The most popular industries for creative specialists are marketing, public relations, sales and administration. The majority of jobs needed in these industries are permanent positions and only a small amount is on contract base. The job level which is most requested by these sectors is “experienced” but not manager level.

Recent Changes for Creative Jobs

The creative working landscape is constantly influenced by innovations and new ways of thinking. One result of this influence is that self-employment is on the forefront in the creative market. More precisely, there are not many other industries in which the self-employment rate is as high as in the creative industry. Those who prefer working on different projects and want exposure to different skillsets, could suit self-employed/freelance careers.

Future Prospects

After 2020 and the Covid pandemic, companies are going digital and they need to make sure the websites and apps have great customer journeys, beautiful designs to stand out etc. The creative and design markets are extremely competitive but will play a key role in recovery for many businesses.

  • Salt’s advice for getting a job in the Creative industry

    Employers’ Requirements

    Since the creative industries become more and more digitalised, it goes without saying that employers expect creative experts to be natives in everything that is digital. This might range from online distribution, website development and the streaming of live events to the creation of online banners. One other requirement from the employer side is that creatives need to become all-rounders, meaning that they should not only be specialists in the field that they work in but also have a basic understanding of other creative sectors, including UX, UI, copywriting and creative technology.

    CV Requirements

    There is one particular keyword which is a must-have on every creative professional’s CV: mobile. Having mobile design experience is a huge benefit for every creative as responsive design for iOS, Android and co. is considered as a key prerequisite by all mobile users but it is sometimes not that easy to implement as mobile platforms are constantly updated and change. Two other crucial skills are website design and development. Nowadays websites are more often visited than actual store, which is why the experience of the online shopping experience must be perfect. Unless you are a mobile or website developer or designer, you are not expected to master these skills but to have a basic understanding of them.

    Creative Job Interview Preparation

    1. During an interview for a creative role, interviewers tend to have a close look at the applicants’ portfolio and ask relevant questions about their work. Besides portfolio questions, they might also ask you the following in order to get to know you better:
    2. What was your favourite project and why?
    3. What technology tools do you use regularly?
    4. Could you please describe your design style.
    5. What is your opinion about our creative materials?

    Educational Requirements

    A bachelor’s degree in a creative-related field, such as graphic design, television production, advertising and publishing, might be seen as advantageous by some employers. However, what really matters in the creative industry is the professionals’ portfolio. An excellent portfolio is usually worth more than every degree which is why creatives start working on their portfolio as soon as possible and rarely do a postgraduate degree.

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