…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 a pretty cool one.

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. 

I can't promise to help find a role for everyone I speak to but I can promise to offer some constructive advice where and when I can.

I can wax lyrically (drone on) about stroke weight, kerning, widows and orphans, inks and foils but I won't do that here. I probably will if you want to look me up one of the social networks below though.



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? Recruiters rarely get asked to fill entry level roles -  I'm no different - but if you've got a good looking site I might feature it here.

The first group will be up shortly but in the meantime, 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.