Nikky Lyle Creative

Representing candidates for specialist creative roles, with conscience

A 1-2-1 service
Tailored recruitment

Are you a creative looking for a new career home?

We don’t use a ‘spray and pray’ approach when it comes to recruiting, and we never crowbar people into jobs. 

Because of this, we’re only able to take on a few candidates and vacancies at a time. This gives us the time to work hard to achieve genuine career matches, finding creatives like you a fulfilling career home. 

We apply over a decade’s worth of recruitment experience, guiding you through the whole career searching experience. 

No long-term commitments, just hard work from our end and friendly, practical advice.

Support every step of the way

We're your career sidekick, looking out for you

Together, we got this.

And with the right guidance, the opportunities can be endless. 

Portfolio, CV & interview prep

We'll make sure you're pitched, positioned and prepped to put your best foot forward, ready to secure your new design role.

Sourcing & approaching studios

We'll talk through your career goals and aspirations, and aim to find the very best home where you can succeed and grow in your career.

Negotiating & onboarding

We'll negotiate the best salary and benefits package for you, and help take the stress out of the whole recruitment process with support every step of the way.

Why use Nikky Lyle Creative?

When creative talent shines we hold it up

The industry can be a challenge to navigate. Especially for under-represented talent. 

So we make sure we apply conscience to every client and candidate that we take on.

We match lovely and talented people, to lovely and ambitious companies. 

In the press

We're waiting to hear from you

Register to get on our books

If you have the right profile and experience that matches the vacancies we work on, we’ll book a screening call with you. It’s the first stage to finding out if we’re a good fit, and getting you registered on our books. 


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...

Some of the very kind things our clients and candidates have said about us. 

How our recruitment process works

Ready to get things moving?

Take a moment to see how we could work together with these simple steps.

Check out our jobs

First things first. Take a look at what roles we work on and see if they match your experience.

Get in touch

Send us your CV, portfolio and info about yourself, and let us know what role you're looking for.

Screening interview

We'll give you a call and have an honest chat about your career experience to see if we can help.


Once you're on our books we'll start sharing live jobs with you. We will only share your details with companies after you give us consent to do so.

It's interview time!

We'll co-ordinate all interviews with you, and make sure you're fully prepped and ready.

Land the job

You did it! Once we've got you a job offer, we'll then negotiate the best deal for you.

Apply directly for your next creative role

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.

Would you like to get on our books? Send us an email


Want to know more? This should help.

I’m an ex creative and my entire network is full of creatives.

I have over a decades worth of recruitment experience, especially within graphic design and creative roles.

I’ve always had a passion for graphic design but when choosing a degree I ended up doing for photography.

I studied at Falmouth University where I found myself launching loads of side hustles.

After Uni I fell into the wonderful world of creative recruitment, and I’ve never looked back!

Collaborative- we work together to find you the best talent to suit your requirements.