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

Start ASAPSalary £65k - £90kCareer Progression Opportunities My client is an established start-up utilising AI to solve day to day issues for consumers across a wide range of industries. They're…

Greater London

Permanent

£70000.00 - £90000.00 per annum

Whilst on-site you will be given the opportunity to work across multiple hair-care/beauty/skincare brands. Do you have commercial design experience with an eye for Visual Design? A beautiful portfolio demonstrating…

Surrey

Permanent

£35000 - £40000 per annum

The role involves developing multi-channel campaign concepts that take customers on a journey through digital platforms, social media, OOH and much more. You'll also get hands-on with executing your innovative…

City of London

Permanent

£70000 - £80000 per annum

My client are well known ecommerce firm who are currently working on a brand new web and mobile app build. This role will see you in an extremely creative role…

Greater London

Permanent

£30000 - £70000 per annum + shares

Who They Are: My client are pushing the boundaries of what functional, fun and exciting dashboard UI and web applications look like for the FinTech sector! - They have an…

City of London

Permanent

£45000 - £65000 per annum

To accelerate its digital transformation, my client are looking for a UX Designer / Strategistto help unlock the value in the vast amounts of data they have across the business.…

Greater London

Permanent

£40000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + bonus

My client are Dynamic branding agency looking for a Senior Designer, this is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving agency and work on a variety of projects for their…

Greater London

Permanent

£50000 - £60000 per annum

My client is one of the worlds most recognised travel specialist. This role forms part of the company's strategic vision and represents a key channel in their global marketing and…

Greater London

Permanent

£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum

Lead UI/UX Designer My client is one of the worlds most recognised travel specialist. This role forms part of the company's strategic vision and represents a key channel in their…

Greater London

Permanent

£50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum

The Company My client's mission is to be the ecosystem of real-time creativity. They provide brands the infrastructure to streamline and optimise their creative process, across regions and advertising channels.…

Greater London

Permanent

£60000.00 - £100000 per annum

This is a fantastic opportunity to create stunning B2B campaigns for the likes of global clients such as Google, Unilever and many more… 👀 You'll be part of a truly…

Greater London

Permanent

£50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits

We are on a search for a digital service design specialist who has strong technical delivery capabilities. Our client is looking for someone to come in as a lead and…

Greater London

Permanent

£65000.00 - £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. 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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