Welcome to Profiles Creative

The UK’s leading creative recruitment specialist

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Why work with us?

Why work with us?

Profiles Creative has been at the cutting edge of creative recruitment since 2002. It’s a space we know, and a space we own.

We offer clients instant, impactful access to creative talent across Freelance, Permanent, Executive and Interim placements, providing unrivalled talent network access and an unbeatable, bespoke service to suit clients of any size and at any stage of a creative project.

From single hires and agile short-term placements to full team hiring and long-term support, Profiles Creative has spent 20 years at the forefront of creative recruitment and continues to support a wide array of exciting clients and talent across the UK and Europe.


So why work with us? 

For agency or in-house creative clients, we act like an extension of your brand, reaching into talent pools to pick out the very best in class for your company and your future, rapidly.

For creators, simply put: we are one of you! We know how much your work means to you. We also like to think we’re pretty deft at handling the more personal, tricky elements of changing jobs, such as discreetly negotiating on your behalf for certain employer concessions, supporting career development and perfecting your portfolio.

Candidates

  • Alexa K

    Designer - Integrated

    Alexa is an award-winning Lead Designer with truly impressive experience. She is a conceptual Designer with multi-platform experience and hands-on concept (scamps and very strong illustration). She is...

  • Martin F

    Motion Graphics Designer

    Martin is a very talented and experienced VFX artist and a creative Motion Graphics Designer with over 12 years of experience and has worked at some of the world’s top broadcasters and commercial...

  • Christian B

    Motion Graphics Designer

    Christian is a high level Senior Motion Graphics professional with the ability to create, budget and manage briefs to ensure truly great work. He boasts amazing experience which spans many years and...

  • 01
    OUR STORY

    From day one, Profiles Creative had a plan - to own our creative space, to connect amazing people with amazing companies and to help individuals realise their dreams.

    This is the story of how we came to look like we do today…

    2002

  • 02
    FOUNDED WITH PURPOSE

    In the back of a small cottage in Twickenham, Profiles Creative was born and had one mission in mind - creative recruitment dominance.

    2003

  • 03
    PROFILES CREATIVE GROWS

    Initially conceived as a pure creative recruitment specialist, we soon expanded to incorporate marketing talent acquisition as part of our staple offer.

    In fact, we were the first recruiter in the country to offer these two complementary services, and in 2004 we went one step further adding PR & Comms to our repertoire. By then we were covering all brand communication requirements.

    2005

  • 04
    THE BIG MOVE

    With a staff headcount of 25, we were quickly outgrowing our Old Street office, so we made a much-needed move to Farringdon, which is now home to more than 35 of us. The combination of a larger, more “Profiles” space, coupled with the creative melting pot that is Farringdon took the brand into a new and exciting phase of growth

    2006

  • 05
    OUR FASHION & RETAIL DIVISION WAS BORN

    A £50 thank you voucher from a fashion client was all the encouragement we needed to open an entire Fashion & Retail division. Today, we're pleased to have most of the big high street brands as clients, and not just in fashion but across the whole retail spectrum.

    2008

  • 06
    SAY HELLO TO OUR FREELANCE DIVISION

    Our freelance division was breaking so many records we set up a specialist team dedicated to recruiting for temporary roles, to ensure our clients received a bespoke, faster service. We must have done something right as today it accounts for 50% of our business.

    2011

  • 07
    A NEW DAWN

    With the dark days of the recession behind us, we launched our specialist Ecommerce team hiring the best and brightest in this rapidly innovating industry. And we’ve been thriving in this sector ever since!

    2014

  • 08
    GLOBAL EXPANSION THROUGH INTERNAL ADVOCACY

    Profiles Creative is nothing without our people. With steady growth assured through incredible hard work, 2014 was the year we started training academies to develop our in-house team. We also built our very own dedicated marketing team…plus we brought our most important team member on board - our first office dog, Harvey!

    2017

  • 09
    NEW YEAR, NEW LOOK

    Profiles Creative went through the most drastic spring clean in years, remodelling our office, refreshing our brand and logo, and relaunching our website - the sort of brand and asset facelift that takes a company to the next stage.

    2018

  • 10
    AWARD WINNERS

    The clearest indicator Profiles Creative was on the right path was the year we won ‘Best Freelance Team’ at the Marketing & Digital Recruitment Awards. This enormous accolade not only filled the team with a desire to continue the amazing work they’ve been doing, but it also capped a steady decade of growth.

    2019

  • 11
    THE INDUSTRY RECOGNITION KEEPS ON COMING

    The awards kept rolling in - we not only won ‘Best Recruitment Agency To Work For’ at the Creativepool Awards but our MD Jen Kinnear was a judge at the Women in Marketing Awards (WiM) 2019. We saw those wins as recognition of both our elite service level and our leadership standing.

    2020

  • 12
    IR35 EXPERTS

    The introduction of the much-criticised off-payroll working regulations threw our industry into a spiral, but we pivoted rapidly into a market leadership role. We hosted an ‘IR35 - Explained’ event, and rigorously trained our consultants on IR35 rulings. We are now leaned on as guiding figures to both freelancers and clients on the specifics of IR35 legislation.

    Like every company in every creative industry, COVID was the great unknown. Through sheer determination and resilience, not to mention the immense work of our departments and people, Profiles Creative emerged from the pandemic stronger than ever.

    2021

  • 13
    WELCOME TO OUR INTERNS

    2021 was the year we joined the fantastic programme 10,000 Black Interns, a scheme to help transform the horizons and prospects of young black people in the UK, offering paid work experience as well as full training and development.

    At Profiles Creative we understood the underrepresentation of black talent in a large number of creative sectors, so we wanted to help drive change and attract a more diverse range of talent for our clients and our industry.

    2022

  • 14
    BUILDING ON OUR SUCCESS AND LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

    2022 has already proved to be a hugely successful and busy year for Profiles Creative. We’ve had several new additions to the team, and we welcomed our first interns from the 10,000 Black Interns initiative. Our company grows, our service improves, and the future looks bright!

Work For Us

Work For Us

Would you like to join the Profiles Creative team?

If you’re a passionate people-person with your finger firmly on the creative workforce pulse, we want to hear from you. We offer unparalleled, industry-beating positions for recruiters who love the business, who love people and who love to see brands flourish.

Would you like to speak to one of our industry experts?

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