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

16 Aug 2019

Senior Digital Designer

Digital native designer - web/app and campaigns - great opportunity to be part of a socially conscious business.

6 Aug 2019

Senior Project Manager - corporate reporting

Great opportunity to take your agency PM reporting experience client side and join a large international business.

13 Aug 2019

Mid-weight integrated designer

Integrated agency is looking for an ideas-led designer to join the team and work on existing clients and on pitches.

13 Aug 2019

Creative Artworker

SW London agency, commute from Waterloo or Clapham Junction, near Kingston, needs artworker with good creative eye.

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

17 Jul 2019

Product Designer (Digital)

Great opportunity to bring your passion for human-led user experience to the design of a new app and website.

11 Jul 2019

Senior Designer

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

10 Jul 2019

Digital Art Director

Talented digital native needed to join the creative department at integrated/digitally-focused agency.

28 Jun 2019

Senior Copywriter- Kent

Senior Copywriter needed for global agency at their office in Southern Kent.

6 Jun 2019


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

31 Jul 2019

Digital Designer

Great opportunity for digital designer with good knowledge of UX and top skills in Adobe CC and Sketch. SW London 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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