How I help you, the talent
My core purpose, as a specialist digital recruiter, is to find your next role.
An interesting and rewarding one, with an organisation or team that’s ahead of the curve. The tech, the innovation, or the work environment – something needs to stand out. I’ll identify your skills and preferences so I only introduce you to the very best of opportunities in the digital sector. Full-time roles. Freelance and contract positions.
Career & Market Advice
Ask me what skills and/or tech you should be sharpening. Where the interesting projects are. Who the movers and shakers are.
While you are doing your day job I’m out and about at industry gatherings, on the phone to business leaders and your peers. I see and hear the truth,
As a small agency, we aim to cultivate relationships with interesting organisations. Not filling seats at ACME PLC, unless course, it’s an interesting project or environment.
Why the digital Hubbub?
Talk to Ian. Someone who speaks your language and listens.
25 years in recruitment and experience on the other side of the fence: IT consultancy, co-partner at a Creative Agency and a distant psychology degree.
Not the usual recruiter DNA.
What’s your elevator pitch? What are your ambitions and desires? I need it in my head for when I talk to prospective suitors.
Book a meeting, video or phone call so I can really get to know you. Then I can proactively and selectively introduce you to my connections. And talk about you in-depth to secure that all important first meeting.
We're planning on hanging around
It helps that my candidates become clients and vice versa. I love forging long-term business relationships.
There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing careers blossom. And to be a reliable go-to recruiter for contractors.
You're in control
Register with the Hubbub and you’ll be in control of your data. Where you want to work, when and your specialisms. No daft calls or emails about inappropriate roles.
Open yourself up to some gentle inquisition. You can then expect a more targeted service.
Proactive & Interested
Tell me your strengths and weaknesses. Projects you’re proud of. Trumpet your wins! What’s been your big creative idea? What tech do you love?
These insights make a difference and help me go and find a really juicy role for you.
Not to be too blunt but you want the opportunity, don’t you? Not just the first role that comes along?
I know the hidden gems you’ll want to meet and work with.
Don’t take my word for it
“When I decided to change career directions I wanted someone who recognised my skills as a full-stack developer to find the right firm with the right needs to keep me engaged. As I was coming out of the freelance arena, I also needed someone who knew tech AND business and could advise me with improving my CV to get the right interviews.
I cannot thank Ian enough for helping me through these measures as well as advising me on locations that would be better suited to my skill set, knowing companies directly to initiate interviews and finding me the perfect role with a brilliant mentor on a project that ticks all the boxes.
If you’re looking for talent for genuinely understanding business and the people within, you’ve found it with Ian”.
“Ian is a man of many talents. I’ve been lucky enough to benefit from three of them:
1. He’s found me a job as a Creative Director.
2. He’s found me talented creatives for my team.
3. He’s worked with me as my Business Director.
Ian is a great guy and takes the time to get to know everyone in his enviable network personally. From a recruitment perspective this means he’ll only ever match people with jobs that are right for them (which is perfect whether you’re looking for a job or looking to hire). And from a business perspective, it means he is great at finding new business and then retaining that business.
If you’re looking for a new challenge, you need to employ someone, or you need someone to take care of your marketing or advertising, I recommend that you make Ian your first port of call.”
“Despite being relatively fresh out of Uni, Ian took the time to meet me and properly understand my desired professional path. The resulting industry insight and opportunity he provided were spot on. Ian really does invest in getting to know you and what you want, ensuring the best possible match.”
“Having found myself in the world of freelance, it’s been great having Ian’s help finding work along with his networking skills. As a business development director, he quickly understands clients’ businesses and design and marketing issues whilst able to offer creative solutions. A valued sounding board for the creative team, a good (albeit colour blind eye) for design and also a great recruiter to boot. I’d highly recommend Ian to anyone in need of Business Development or Recruitment!”
“When I was in the process of looking for a new job Ian listened to what I wanted to do, where I saw myself and ensured me he could help. He was really positive and personable, making me feel at ease every time we talked. The first role he put me forward for I got! I will be forever grateful that he helped me as 2 years on I am still loving my job.”
“I have worked with Ian on a number of occasions. You always feel that Ian puts your career objectives first, listening to what you are looking for, and only recommending really appropriate opportunities. A great approach as both a candidate or a client.”
“I am a Freelance Designer, Ian is an invaluable contact to have, I cannot recommend him highly enough. If you are looking for the right talent for your agency or a talented UX / UI consultant / designer looking for your next adventure, he will find the perfect fit. As well as being a 1st rate recruiter Ian is a truly talented business development director. What’s more, he’s also an extremely nice guy.”
“I have known Ian for over 10 years. He has helped me greatly in my own professional design career and I have gained access to a very large variety of work through my contact with him and his company Identity. He’s an extremely trust-worthy, dedicated and professional individual with great knowledge of his field. Ian is a great character and a genuine people person. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.”
“Ian has been professional, welcoming and committed in every instance I’ve worked along side him. Always willing to go above and beyond for a client.”