…I’m Darren Scotland and I’m a recruitment consultant…

…there, I said it.


Since 2006, I've been working as an independent recruiter across the digital and creative industries. 

Admitting you're a recruitment consultant can be a little awkward *insert desired insult here* but I've (just about) learnt to live with it. Over the years I've been lucky enough to help some awesome creatives make real progress in their careers and in turn, I've helped some cracking businesses find the talent they’ve needed to get to the next level. So really, my job's pretty ace.

I'm based in Leeds (UK) and I work with people all over the world. Designers, developers, art directors, copywriters, project managers and info architects from board level directors to entry level juniors. And whilst I can't promise to help find a role for everyone I speak to, I do promise to offer constructive advice when and where I can.

Outside of the day job I'm still a jobbing designer working directly with a handful of my own clients and on small personal side projects. I'm lucky enough to have an amazing wife and daughter to keep me busy at home and if there's any downtime remaining I'm most likely filling it with football, motorbikes, (fairly major) DIY or the occasional beer ...or six.

Want to know even more? Find me on any or all of the social networks below.



All the roles I'm working on right now can be found over at www.the-know.co.uk – just type “Character Creative” into the search bar.

Don't be put off if nothing floats your boat there though, quite often it's still worth us having a chat, so drop me a line, or give me a call using one (or all) of the contact methods at the bottom of the page. 


Hot Grads

Just finished Uni and/or looking for your first break? I don't handle entry level roles often but if you've got a good looking site, I might feature it here.

If you'd like to be featured, drop me a line at: darren@charactercreative.co.uk



I'm always happy to help - whether you're searching for something new yourself or hoping to add to the team - give me call  on +44 (0)7967 129802 and we'll take it from there.

Or, alternatively, fill out the form below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

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Rather meet face the face? Drop me a line or give me a call and come see me at No1 Aire Street, slap bang in the centre of Leeds.