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

25 Mar 2019

UX/UI Designer

5 years + in UX/UI Designer role with evidence of website projects and how you have helped enhance the user experience?

13 Mar 2019

Digital Designer

Open to relocate? Excellent folio of beautifully-crafted digital design? Fluent in English?

15 Mar 2019

Motion Graphic Designer

Open to relocate? Excellent folio of beautiful motion graphics? Fluent in English? Great opportunity for top designer

15 Mar 2019

Digital Art Director - Switzerland

Amazing opportunity for top Digital Art Director to join progressive and ambitious brand and craft the digital products.

13 Mar 2019

Senior Designer - Branding

Long term, rolling freelance opp for talented senior designer with big brand identity experience

15 Mar 2019

Senior Designer - packaging/retail environments

Long term, rolling freelance opp for talented brand designer with packaging and retail design experience.

22 Feb 2019

Packaging and Brand-led Designers

Are you a talented packaging designer with beautifully crafted folio showing strong ideas and great execution?

19 Mar 2019

Digital Designer

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

19 Mar 2019

Head of Creative - Part Time, 9 months

South Norfolk or North Suffolk based? This award-winning brand is looking for a Head of Creative, part time.

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