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

Freelance Creative Producer | ASAP Start | 6 month + extensions | London or Amsterdam based This is an exciting opportunity to join a household name the entertainment industry, on…

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Freelance UX Designer | Remote | 3 Months + extensions | A well known brand going through a huge period of digital transformation is looking for some top notch freelance…

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We are working with a well-known employer branding agency who have an opportunity for a midweight visual designer to join their growing digital team. You will work alongside a long-standing…

Greater London

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Freelance UI Designer | ASAP Start | Remote working | 3-5 Months A leading name in the tech industry is looking to expand their design team on a freelance basis,…

Greater London

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An award-winning PR agency are looking for a midweight Social Content Designer to join their team of creatives. This is a chance for either a Junior or Midweight Social Content…

Greater London

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We have a lovely opportunity for a Creative Director to join a close-knit team for an employer branding agency working with some of the world's best-known brands or busy creating…

Greater London

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We are working with a fast-growing cryptocurrency platform that are on the look out for a crafted Motion Designer to join a team of the UK's best Creatives. They need…

Greater London

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This is a rare occasion for a talented Midweight Artworker to join a branding and packaging studio who produce outstanding projects. Working within a team of 3, you will liaise…

Greater London

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£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum

Salt has partnered with one of the UK's biggest online marketplaces as they look for a Head of Product. Founded in 2019 this company hit unicorn status in June 2020…

Greater London

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£115000.00 - £125000.00 per annum

Salt have a brand new role for a Product Manager to join a well backed start-up in the heart of Berlin!Their aim is simply to build an all-in-one platform for…

Europe

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€50000.00 - €65000.00 per annum

Freelance Experience Strategist | ASAP Start | 4-6 weeks | Outside IR35 We're looking for an Experience Strategist to join our remote project team to help envision and guide the…

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Contract Conference Producer | ASAP Start | 6 month contract | Outside IR35 We are looking for an experience Conference Producer to join a well known name, on a contract…

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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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