​Design ​& Creative

​“Successful recruitment involves strategy, innovation, creativity and a solid brand awareness programme. Searchability clearly highlighted all of this, defining a plan not only to engage, hire and retain top digital talent but, through JobHoller, increase the brand awareness of its customers too”


We specialise in recruiting for the creative sector and have a
proven track record working with growing and established
agencies and in-house design teams across various industries.

  • ​Marketing agencies
  • Design agencies
  • PR agencies
  • Digital agencies
  • ​Media agencies
  • Advertising agencies
  • Full service agencies
  • In-house departments

We have successfully placed candidates, both permanent and
contract, in vacancies at all experience levels, from Account
Directors to Social Media Executives, for example;

  • ​Designers
  • Account Directors
  • New Business Managers
  • PR Directors and Executives
  • SEO Managers
  • Digital Marketing Managers
  • Content Writers
  • ​Social Media Managers
  • PPC Executives
  • PHP Developers
  • Web Developers
  • UX & UI Designers
  • E-commerce Managers
  • Video Animation Designers

Creative sector insights


Of Digital Designers surveyed are learning HTML & CSS in their spare time.


of Design Candidates spoken to would prefer to work in an Agency on a variety of projects than InHouse.


of Candidates surveyed have been with their current employer for longer than 4 years.

Trusted by our creative clients

IDS Martin Pownall, Head of UX
mba Dan McNeil, Head of Software Development
VideoSmart André Barradas, Designer

Martin is extremely passionate about what he does and he does it well. This has transcended across the Searchability model which is a fresh and exciting approach to recruitment and the challenges that companies face in terms of attracting top tech talent.

I first started working with Martin in 2004 when I was Head of Interactive at An Agency called England. Martin has always been a pleasure to work with, transparent and honest with his candidates and assessment of the market and salary levels.

I used him exclusively to build my PHP & Design teams and have continued to use him throughout my career as both a candidate and a client.

It has been refreshing to see Searchability grow and prosper as it targets the social media market as opposed to traditional job boards to capture and engage new recruits, the service they offer retains the core values that Martin has demonstrated to me throughout our association, whilst consistently seeking new and emerging ways to solve the tech skills shortage many of us face.

Searchability embraced digital long before their competitors and are reaping the rewards in terms of their candidate & client reach, which makes them my first and only choice when either looking for a new role or candidate. I would certainly recommend both Martin & Searchability who will restore your faith in recruitment and will show you that there can be a different, more pleasurable and rewarding way to recruit.

I worked with Steve whilst at MBA. I found him very approachable and pragmatic; he always took the time to understand the role we were hiring into and provide CVs which match what we need rather than bombarding me with as many CVs as possible. He was always responsive to questions and feedback, and never pushy.

Whilst at MBA I worked with Steve on filling a role for web designer; a role which had never existed in the company before and so was new for us all. Steve worked with us on the kind of people we may expect to get, and salary expectations, and found us great candidates quickly.

I have now moved on from MBA, and I would welcome the opportunity to work with Steve in future to help fill recruitment needs.

I have worked with various recruiters during my career and I can honestly say that Searchability’s dedication and commitment set them apart from others . They were a great support throughout the recruitment process, always available to provide information and answer to any question I might have had. Definitely I recommend Searchability to anyone who wants to find a new job!

Rated Excellent by
placed candidates​

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