The Digital, Tech and Creative Team at Stopgap

At Stopgap, we're not like other recruiters. We like to do things differently.

We're experts at helping you find the best digital, tech and creative talent. No hard sell or irrelevant candidates; our unique, friendly and informed approach along with our unrivalled database of candidates, is all we need!

We have a dedicated and experienced team who have significant experience of the Digital sector working within UX, UI & Product, CRM, Development & Technology and Brand & Creative Services.





Kraig Smith - Head of Digital, Tech and Creative

Kraig has over 20 years experience as a Tech recruiter with the last 7 servicing the Digital world (Software Engineering, Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud). He has helped staff some of the UK's biggest Digital Transformation programmes as well as introduce talent to both start-up and scale-up organisations at the disruptor end of the market.

Kraig works primarily at the senior end of the market on roles that cover clientside and agency, freelance and permanent.

Nicky Pearson - Senior Consultant

As an ex designer/creative, and with 13 years' recruitment experience in creative and marketing, Nicky manages print and integrated design and creative roles for in house studios and agency clients.

Emily Smith - Junior Consultant

Having previously studied Creative Arts, specialising in Fashion Promotion and Imaging; Emily has a wealth of experience in the fashion and creative sector. Speak to her about creative roles, from videography to design in both in-house and agency studios.

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