Nikky Lyle Creative

About Nikky Lyle

A brief history

Nikky originally studied to become a graphic designer and went to KIAD in Canterbury for her Foundation year.

She then planned to continue her graphic design studies at Falmouth Uni, but choose photography instead. Although it was a tough decision!

After uni she naturally fell into recruitment and really enjoyed matching creatives with creative opportunities.

After working for some of the top recruitment agencies in London for 8 years, she moved to Folkestone and set up Nikky Lyle Creative.  

Our manifesto

We welcome pitches from leaders who align with our values and purpose. 

This is our manifesto.

The creative industry can be a challenge to navigate

The way we do things

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.

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

Don't take our word for it...

Read some of the kind things our clients have said about us.

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

What makes us special?

Nikky doesn’t just recruit. She’s also heavily involved in the creative industry, actively trying to replace doors with windows, creating equal opportunities for all. 

Recently, she joined Outvertising as Co-Director of Community & Culture. 

She is also an ex-D&AD Judge and regular contributor to their creative courses.

She has also been involved in panel discussions for Typocircle, I LIKE NETWORKING, D&AD, Ladies Wine & Design, Rye Here Rye Now, and many more. 

Nikky had also delivered a TEDx talk, created a Domestika course, and regularly runs workshops and educational webinars for creatives. 

GDJ UK: A project by Nikky Lyle Creative

Nikky Lyle Creative is behind Graphic Design Jobs UK, the latest platform for design roles. Designed by creatives, for creatives. It removes the faff, and makes it easier than ever to find a job with your new favourite team.

The Podcast

Industry Leaders with Nikky Lyle

Kate and Emily, Co-Founders of Sonder & Tell
Lou Bones of Jelly London
Danny & Charlotte, Co-Founders of
Stuart Gough, Associate Partner at Pentagram
In the Press

TedX speaker, facilitator, mentor

Read all the kind things our friends in the press have said about us.

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