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

21 Oct 2019

Consumer Innovation Specialist

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

16 Oct 2019

Creative Head - Copywriter

I am looking for a talented writer with a good creative eye and experience managing a small team.

14 Oct 2019

Senior brand designer/design director

Creative agency with great brands and progressive creative work need two senior, brand-led designers to freelance.

8 Oct 2019

Copywriter - direct response and conversion

Direct response writer needed for lead generation and conversion specailist agency

20 Sep 2019

Designer - windows, POS, packaging and digital

Are you a Graphic Designer with experience conceiving campaigns for fashion retail across instore, DM, social? Read on!

20 Sep 2019

Designer - windows, POS, packaging and digital

Interest in fashion and retail? Talented designer needed for a 9 month contract to design in store campaign materials

18 Sep 2019

Copywriter - branding agency

You’ll help to bring the unique voices of a variety of brands to life: define and create - across all media channels.

18 Sep 2019

Producer - motion and film

North London based global design agency with great portfolio of clients and top talent need a producer with 4 years + agency experience.

3 Sep 2019

Lead Digital Designer

Putney/Fulham-based agency need a Lead Digital Designer to work alongside the Head of Digital.

19 Jul 2019

Mid weight Designer - Brand and Packaging

Boutique design studio with heritage in packaging needs a talented designer with a beautiful folio of well-crafted design

11 Jul 2019

Senior Designer

Unique opportunity to join a global design agency and work with incredible brands

6 Jun 2019


A wordsmith with creative agency and digital content writing experience? Looking for a great new agency?

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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