Hi I'm Nicky,

I am a specialist creative recruiter and work with candidates looking for creative and design roles: from brand and packaging to advertising and integrated marketing. I recruit for both permanent and freelance roles for agencies and clientside/in house studios.

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I’ve always been a lover of good design: whether it be a beautiful bit of blind embossing on a brochure, an architecture magazine or a classic piece of Ercol..

I studied Graphic Design and worked as a designer/Art Director for the first 5 years of my career then travelled to NZ. Whilst there I made an unexpected,/sideways move to join a design agency as an account manager. I kept the creative flame alive, working with creative and studio people,  sharing my opinion whilst trying not to step on too many toes! I joined Stopgap in Richmond in 2004, to recruit for design and digital account handlers and in 2008 I was lucky to have the opportunity to go to Stopgap Sydney. After 4 wonderful years with Stopgap in Australia I left the business to work in creative recruitment.  I have recently re-joined the Stopgap London team to work on the creative desk. All that time in the Antipodes has clearly made me pick up boomerang tendencies.

A little more about me...

I am a talented window shopper and can be relied upon if you are stuck with where to find anything,  Once an avid reader (novels and magazines),  I now find myself far too easily distracted by Netflix and Amazon box sets and movies. I love the fresh air and regularly walk in Bushy and Richmond Parks. The water has always been a draw card and whilst I don’t sail (terrible sea sickness) I am never happier than walking along a coastline somewhere. Bondi to Bronte was special but the Sussex coast will do just fine.

Did I mention my love of coffee? Strong flat white please.


"I once skydived with the Cuban national skydiving team."

It was a great view down over the beach/water but pretty nerve-wracking going up in in an old Russian propeller plane and a most uncomfortable experience.

View my current roles

23 Jan 2020


Great opportunity for designer with beautiful folio of work living near Portsmouth or Southampton.

23 Jan 2020


Growing financial business, based in Oxford, needs a talented integrated designer - print, digital, social & video.

21 Jan 2020

Freelance copywriter

Start up transport service need a writer to help create a variety of communication in the lead up to launch.

16 Jan 2020

UX/UI Designer

Talented UX designer with visual design skills for great clientside design role working with a scale up business.

12 Nov 2019

Motion Designer - video/2D/3D

Bring your motion graphic talent to join an ambitious and growing in house creative team in the fintech space.

21 Oct 2019

Consumer Innovation Specialist

Unique opportunity for an innovation specialist to join global FMCG company at their GLOS office

31 Oct 2019

Designer - windows, POS, packaging and digital

Talented graphic designer needed with fashion retail experience for a 9 month contract.

16 May 2019

Digital Designer

Great opportunity for a digital/motion designer to join a growing digital team in an in-house studio - Leatherhead location

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