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Nicola Shepherd

Freelance Director

With over a decade of experience under her belt, Nicola has worked for both instantly recognisable global recruitment brands and smaller boutique businesses who offer tailored services to their clients. Nicola joined Profiles Creative at the beginning of 2013 as a Senior Consultant, progressing into her current Associate Director role in 2015. Fast forward to the present day and Nicola is now responsible for the ongoing success and happiness of the Profiles Creative freelance recruitment team, along with the management of some of Profiles Creative's key accounts.

Nicola believes in a quality not quantity approach to recruitment. She is known within the business for always going out of her way (often to the deepest, darkest depths of the English countryside) in an effort to understand what makes her clients tick. This means that she and her team are true experts at matching the best people with the best brands and agencies.

When she is not at work Nicola spends time travelling (personal favourites to date are the Taj Mahal, Galapagos Islands and Cape Town) and competing with her horse Cupcake in dressage and showing.


I know that when I phone Nicola at 5pm on a Friday night, I will have one of my preferred freelancers on my doorstep by 9am Monday morning. Nicola goes above and beyond to help, making the process seamless.

Jon, BWP
Nicola Shepherd, Freelance Director, Profiles Creative
My jobs
  • Salary £96 - £112
  • Contract Freelance
  • Location Liverpool, Merseyside
  • Industry Fashion
  • Description My client is a market leading fashion brand who is looking for a Freelance Digital Designer to work across their social media channels. Based at the company's head office just outside of the centre of Liverpool the...
  • Salary £40000 - £45000
  • Contract Permanent
  • Location Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Industry Retail, Fashion
  • Description We are delighted to be representing an internationally recognised luxury brand who is looking for a Graphic Designer to join their marketing team. The Graphic Designer will be responsible for the design and artwork of...
  • Salary £80 - £96
  • Contract Freelance
  • Location Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Industry Fashion
  • Description We are working with an instantly recognised fashion brand who is looking for a Freelance Junior Photographer. The Freelance Junior Photographer will work within the photography studio supporting the wider team throughout...
  • Salary £150 - £200
  • Contract Freelance
  • Location Bedford, Bedfordshire
  • Industry Fashion
  • Description My client owns and operates one of the UK's most state of the art photographic studios. They are in need of a Freelance Stylist who has experience working within fashion to support them during their upcoming peak periods...
  • Salary £150 - £200
  • Contract Permanent
  • Location Bedford, Bedfordshire
  • Industry Fashion
  • Description Working at a state of the art photography studio, the Freelance Photographer/Retoucher will be working with instantly recognisable Fashion brands shooting for their ecommerce sites. The Freelance Photographer/Retoucher...
  • Salary £150 - £200
  • Contract Freelance
  • Location Bedford, Bedfordshire
  • Industry Fashion
  • Description Working onsite at a state of the art photographic studio my client is looking for a Freelance Retoucher to help cover peak periods and holiday throughout the rest of the year. Working with fashion brands my client is...
My blogs
How To Choose A Freelance Agency
06 Jun 2017
How To Choose A Freelance Agency
It’s a big decision choosing an agency to work with as a freelancer, and it pays to do your research before you co...