Nikky Lyle Creative

Creative recruitment with conscience

Career mentoring for creatives & designers

1-2-1 career coaching, offering you tailored career advice specific to you and your background.

Representing candidates for creative roles

The place to get on our books, and get represented for permanent roles and freelance gigs. 

Recuitment consulting for creative studios

For hiring managers who are looking for recruitment advice, without paying those hefty recruitment fees.

Speaking & facilitation for changing the industry

Want to book me for a talk at your company? Here’s the place to find out how.

A creative recruiter with conscience (and over a decade of recruitment experience)

Nikky Lyle is...

Co-Director of Community & Culture at Outvertising, Vice President of Hope for Post Quarantine, TEDx Speaker, The Dots list of 100+ rising stars, and ex D&AD President Judge. 

Nikky Lyle Creative was created with a clear vision in mind. To work in a better, more diverse, and equal creative industry.

Nikky is dedicated to helping clients and under-represented groups navigate an industry that can sometimes be tough, making sure the best talent finds a home where they can thrive.

Our manifesto

The creative industry can be a challenge to navigate

Can the creative industry be challenging? Sure! But it doesn’t have to be that way.

With the right guidance,
opportunities can be endless.

We hear a lot of talk about sacrifice and drive, but we believe in helping people.

In real life. Face to face.

So when creative talent shines, we will hold it up.

And when businesses do right by their people, we’ll bring them the best of the bunch.

We are Nikky Lyle Creative.
Creative Recruitment with conscience.

In the press

Listen to the podcast

The Industry Leaders with Nikky Lyle podcast features interviews with – you guessed it – Industry Leaders! 

Creative Directors, Founders, Agents and Artists  anyone who is paving the way in their field.

Kate and Emily, Co-Founders of Sonder & Tell
Lou Bones of Jelly London
Danny & Charlotte, Co-Founders of
Stuart Gough, Associate Partner at Pentagram
Joanna Henly, Artist & Creative Director at Missled Studio
Pip Jamieson, Founder of The Dots
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Creative recruitment & career expertise

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Nikky is, without doubt, the most Human and Creative recruiter I had the pleasure to meet this year. Her fantastic ideas, understanding of the economical situation and HARD WORK, combined with her incredible agency expertise makes her undoubtedly an absolute asset for anyone willing to go further and beyond! I had the opportunity to join her on one of her brilliant side hustle called The Good Gang, which completely represents her : A group showcasing the best ideas, projects and agencies created to promote the Greater Good.
Sophie Riano
I honestly cannot recommend Nikky enough. Working with Nikky has been the most positive experience I have throughout my creative job hunt. Nikky is incredibly personable and easy to talk to, I felt reassured, positive and motivated after every one of our conversations. I will 100% recommend Nikky to anyone I know who is looking for a new role within the creative industry. My only regret is that I didn't find her sooner on my job hunt! Thank you so much again for everything.
Warren Curry
Nikky was a lifesaver at a time where the world felt uncertain. She made time to get to know me as a person and was able to place me in a position where I not only love the work but get along with the team as well. She's kept in touch to make sure I'm still okay which is something that's always appreciated in a recruiter!
Kendra Biller
I know Nikky as a recruiter but also Nikky as an enthusiastic business owner. In fact, I had the pleasure of being in a small Nikky Lyle team and she also got me job that allowed me to use my skillset and have great colleagues. As a recruiter, she was fast, honest and, most importantly, really supporting during the whole process. As a business owner, she was - and is! - full of ideas and new ways of helping her audience. I was supporting her with designing social media content within a small team and I loved the Industry Leaders series. It was novel and fresh, especially during the turbulent and hard time that was 2020.
Isabella Bubola
Nikky runs a brilliant operation, and is an absolutely fantastic recruiter. Each and every candidate she's picked out for my design hires have been incredible. Would highly recommend to any business owner.
Jack Howell
I've just started working with Nikky in recent months on a few hard-to-fill vacancies. Nikky and her team have been super efficient in quickly presenting candidates that match our requirements and taking on board our feedback to refine their search! They have been an absolute pleasure and provide 5 star service, which sadly is few and far between in recent years. Thank you Nikky and team for being so fantastic, I look forward to continuing working with you!
Adriano Capocci

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