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 Jun 2019

Senior Ui/UX designer

Senior specialist designer with excellent UX experience and a real passion for UI is needed for a 6 month+ project.

25 Jun 2019

Freelance UX writer

UX writer with creative agency experience, writing copy for responsive sites and apps, is needed for 6 month+ contract

19 Jun 2019

Freelance web/email developer

Great tech client, based in Marlow, needs a developer with proven experience in HTML and AEM (Adobe Experience Manager)

18 Jun 2019

Design Director (Brand and Digital)

Calling out for a Design Director with a cool, pared-back, design aesthetic and brand-led book with digital output.

12 Jun 2019


Educational organisation, based in Guildford needs a new copywriter! Story Hunter NEEDED!

5 Jun 2019

Digital Designer

Great opportunity to join a passionate team at a SW London agency who are delighted to create disruptive and innovative work.

6 Jun 2019


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

25 Apr 2019

Digital Designer

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

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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