You have your craft. We have ours. And that's bringing creative people together in ways that build long-term value and fulfil exciting potential. We're here to match talent with talent and keep the UK's creative industry brilliant. Let us connect you.
Are you hiring?
No matchmaking happens until we firmly understand your business culture and specific needs and goals. Armed with this bigger picture, we facilitate creative matches that go way beyond a good-looking CV.
Are you job hunting?
We want to understand what you're about. Your skills and strengths. What makes you tick. Why you want what you want. Insights like these help us make uncannily accurate matches that are good for you and your future.
Meet the Craft team
Dan - Founder
Dan Crowder knows what's what, who's who and how to find what you're looking for across the north of England's creative sphere. His love of the industry and philosophical approach (he even has a degree in Philosophy) gives him the edge when it comes to connecting the right people with the right people. Helping move the creative industry forward – this is Dan's chief motivation.
Tom - Creative
A movie buff to the bone, Tom’s passion for design and tech spans brand, digital, gaming and film (don’t get him started on Anime!). He knows a thing or two about recruiting tip-top designers too. Taking pride in placing people in jobs they love, he gets a kick out of learning more about the thinking behind their work. As a former Apple Genius, he’s a super-helpful guy to know, whether you’re looking for a new role or not!
Gen - PR & Social Media
Gen joined Craft in 2020, with over four years PR and digital marketing recruitment smarts, and a diverse music taste (we fully embrace her love of Dolly Parton). Gen heads up our PR and Social Media offering and is intent on finding people jobs they love. We love Gen’s immense over-organisation and super positive attitude!
Aidan - Client Services and Project Management
With a degree in textile design, Aidan has always had a passion for craft and creativity. This has given her a solid foundation in the world of design and inspired her to become an active member of the creative community in Leeds. When she’s not busy being the most organised person at Craft, she’s renovating her house, hiking around Yorkshire, or reading a good book.
Hannah - Talent Acquisition
Hailing from God’s own county, Hannah has a degree in Fine Art and has always had an eye for design. Since graduating, she's worked in an editorial role at Emmerdale, but never actually watched the show: knowing the script kind of ruins it! Beyond her passion for the creative industry, Hannah lives for weekends of TV binges and lazy Sundays… something we can all relate to.
Join the team
We're always on the lookout for talented, team players to join the Craft ranks.
Perks include flexible working, a relaxed and supportive environment, generous commission and great clients.
- Kelly Weston, Delivery Partner, Jaywing
I use Craft to find the best talent and save me time, they deliver every time, whilst being a bunch of great people and easy to deal with. I couldn’t ask for more.
- Simon Forster, Founder & ECD, Robot Food
Dan and the Craft team have taken the time to really understand our business and culture and they make every effort to suggest only the right candidates. Dan’s a rare breed in the world of recruitment as he’s playing the long game to build a successful company. I enjoy our regular catch ups and his service offers real value.
- Chris Marshall, Director, Onstate
Craft have an uncanny knack of unearthing the best candidates on the market. They've also taken the time to understand our business. With most recruiters the truly quality candidates are few and far between, but with Craft I think we've ended up interviewing every one that they've put forward.
- Michael Freemantle, Design Director, 10 Associates
The time that the Craft team invest into an agency is what sets them apart. By understanding the nuances of an agency, they are able to recommend people that will not only fit with the workload but also someone that will have a great chance of feeling like part of the team, even if they may only be here for a short period of time as a freelancer.