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.

Jobs: Creative

Job Industry: Creative

Head of User Experience | New Fintech Platform | Central London An opportunity has become available with a leading digital service for a Head of User Experience in Central London.…

Greater London

Permanent

Up to £100000 per annum

Web Designer | Central London | Up to £35k This is an excellent opportunity: to join a global technology company who work with some of the biggest brands in the…

Greater London

Permanent

£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits

Are you a Product Designer with skills leaning more towards the UI side of the spectrum? Are you looking for a new creative challenge and are within easy commuting distance…

Greater London

Permanent

Great opportunity to join a growing online service marketplace. These guys are simplifying the process for customers to find professionals for a variety of day to day jobs. Carrying out…

Greater London

Permanent

£70000 - £90000 per annum

My client are one of the UK's top retail/eCommere brands. Working within their innovation division you will not be doing the standard day to day. This role will see you…

Greater London

Permanent

£45000 - £70000 per annum

Freelance Digital Designer | Automotive client | 3-6 month contract | Hemel Hempstead | up to £250 per day An opportunity has become available for a Freelance Digital Designer to…

Hertfordshire

Contract

Up to £250 per day

This is a rare opportunity to join a growing Fintech company. These guys are awesome!! Their revolutionising the space they're in and having a ball doing so. Bottom line… they're…

Greater London

Permanent

£45000.00 - £75000.00 per annum

Creative Manager | Central London | up to £220 per day An award-winning global advertising agency is looking for a Creative Manager to join their design team on a contract…

Greater London

Contract

Up to £220 per day

Freelance Studio Manager | ASAP Start | 6 Month Contract | up to £250 per day My client is a leading digital advertising agency with a fantastic company culture and…

Greater London

Contract

Up to £250 per day

Freelance Motion Designer | London | weekly rolling | up to £220 per day One of London's leading Creative Production agencies is looking to bring in a freelance Motion Designer…

City of London

Contract

Up to £220 per day

I'm working with an established UX consultancy on the lookout for a talented UX designer with experience in strategic thinking and an innovative approach to design. As an experienced Senior…

Greater London

Permanent

About the Role I'm currently working with a leading healthcare service provider that connects professional GP's to hospitals across the country. On a mission to cut overall NHS costs, they…

Greater London

Permanent

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. Recruiters, on the other hand, report that despite the growing job opportunities, there is a huge skill shortage in the United Kingdom, which is why the unemployment role for certain creative roles is extremely high.

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. Particularly, a lot of young people prefer being portfolio workers and self-employed. Another trend, which especially affects the UK, is that creative professionals are most often needed for tourist events. Since they are usually one-off events, creatives need to be available at short notice and have relevant experience.

Future Prospects

Currently, it is prime time for creative professionals with the right experience and skills as creative agencies have been growing and companies have been investing more and more money in their creative departments. Industry experts expect this trend to continue and predict that the demand for art directors, creative directors, copywriters, user experience and user interface experts will particularly increase over the next couple of years.

  • 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 in the UK, creatives start working on their portfolio as soon as possible and rarely do a postgraduate degree.

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Introducing Stew Salazar, Managing Consultant, London

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Introducing Ho Swee Jim, Practice Lead, Technology & Sales, Kuala Lumpur

6 November 19


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