Nikky Lyle Creative

Career mentoring for graphic designers, with conscience

Creative career advice
Looking for a new challenge?

Expert help to move your career forward

Are you at a crossroads with your career and looking to talk to someone who understands the creative industry?

Would you like to know how to position yourself? Want to see how you can progress at your current company? Polish your CV and portfolio for new roles?

Maybe you want advice on how to ace an interview? Or need someone to talk you through the salary packages and benefits you can ask for based on your skillset?

It sounds like 1-2-1 mentoring can help you achieve that and much more. 

Helping with your career

So, what are the benefits of 1-2-1 mentoring?

Want to know what you can expect to get out of our mentoring service? Read on.

Industry insights

We'll have an honest discussion about different creative roles, expectations, salaries and opportunities.

Portfolio & CV development

Get practical feedback and actions to help develop a CV and portfolio for your target positions.

Feedback & results

You can have regular check-ins with an expert, answering all your queries and helping tackle those tough questions.

Why Nikky?

Learn from an experienced recruiter with over a decade of creative recruitment experience

Over the years Nikky has helped many creatives secure their dream job and achieve salary increases. 

Find out how industry insights, tailored to your experience, can help get you ahead of the competition. 

Nikky is an experienced mentor with experience at Kerning the Gap and Outvertising, along with many independent clients.

In the press

Affordable mentoring

How much does 1-2-1 mentoring cost?

A 30-minute mentoring consultation is £30 incl. VAT

A 60-minute mentoring consultation is £60 incl. VAT

We’ve made sure these are as affordable as possible.

You can receive career changing advice, for less than the price of a massage. 

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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What's the mentoring process?

It’s as easy as 1 2 3.
Well, 1 to 6, but still super easy!

Get in touch

Whizz through an email to say you're looking for a mentoring session.

Fill-in your details

We'll get back in touch ASAP with a simple form to fill-in.

Get it booked!

Pick a time that's good for you on Calendly. Payment made at the time will secure your place.

We'll talk

The 1-2-1 happens, and we'll go through specific career adviced tailored for you.

Need a follow up?

We are always on hand to book in more mentoring sessions.

Final session

By the end, you'll be clear on your career direction and able to put your best foot forward!

Let's talk, book a consultation with Nikky


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.