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

A growing Challenger Business Bank is looking for a Product Designer to help them elevate their services to the next level. If the idea of designing a new product offering…

Greater London

Permanent

£80000.00 - £100000.00 per annum

We've been retained by a rapidly-growing payment service that's targeting its expansion on the developing, high growth and high population markets in North Africa, the middle East, Indian Subcontinent and…

Greater London

Permanent

£50000.00 - £80000.00 per annum

We are working with a luxury hospitality group who are looking for a talented Senior Graphic Designer to join their growing team. The role will have full creative control with…

Greater London

Permanent

£40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum

Welcome to the world of UX Research. If you work in this a fancy joining an awesome digital agency as a UX Researcher on a Fix Term contract, then keep…

Greater London

Permanent

£50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum

Are you a Junior Digital Designer? Looking for the chance to join a retailer group to help push their digital outreach? This group are looking for an enthusiastic Junior Digital…

Greater London

Permanent

£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum

Web Experience Manager | Remote working | ASAP Start | London, Newcastle or Manchester based This role involves working with a market leading team, creating beautiful digital experiences to bring…

Greater London

Contract

Another week! Another role! And in again is a freelance UX Researcher role with a very interesting manufacturer who have just launched three new starter kits that are designed to…

Greater London

Contract

£400. - £500.00 per day

All you budding freelance senior branding designers! Are you free by any chance on Monday 1st November for 4 weeks? As I am working with one of London's most iconic…

Greater London

Contract

Are you fascinated by human behavior and how it influences shopping habits?Are you an experienced researcher in the digital world with a proven track record supporting User Centred Design?Are you…

Greater London

Permanent

£60000 - £90000 per annum + benefits

We are incredibly proud to exclusively partner with one of the true success stories of British Industry on this game-changing hire. Recently having achieved Unicorn status ($1Bn valuation) they are…

Greater London

Permanent

£50000 - £90000 per annum + Shares + Bonus

All you lovely freelance Project Managers. Are you free by any chance? As I am working with one of the world's biggest digital marketing agencies who help the world's leading…

Greater London

Contract

Up to £400.00 per day

My client are a World-Changing Company; they're passionate about building software that solves problems and partner with some of the most important institutions in the world to transform how they…

Greater London

Permanent

£40000 - £60000 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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