talent testimonials

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Working in recruitment for over 25 years, Artisan Creative has had the pleasure of witnessing rising new stars become leaders in their fields, heading creative departments and companies of their own. Knowing that we helped shape the careers of so many creative talent is what drives us each day toward success. We are passionate about presenting our talent with exciting, new job opportunities to help them grow into the next phase of their career.

The wonderful people at Artisan Creative were such a joy to work with and found me the perfect placement for my career goals. You’re more than just your resume, and Artisan took the time to listen to my needs, find the best fit for my skills, and offer opportunities that align with my values. Communication and follow-up were outstanding at every step of the process. Highly recommended!
Email Marketing

I’m so very grateful for all you’ve done for me. The work you did changed my life for the better in so many ways.

I would not be here today had you not spent the time to recruit me.

SEO/SEM Marketing
One is accustomed to feeling like livestock when working with a talent recruiter, so I was pleasantly surprised by the Artisan experience. Although my initial interviews didn’t result in a hire, I was treated like a full human being all the way, receiving an uncommon amount of communication, support, and feedback ahead of each meeting. Regardless of the outcome, the warmth and kindness of Artisan will make working with them worth your while.
Art Director
In the middle of 2022, I was approached by Margaret Jung, from Artisan Creative, about a new opportunity. I'd barely heard of the company she was recruiting for but was eager to learn more when Margaret started explaining the role. She set up all the meetings with the hiring team and made the process as smooth as possible. It's great to know you have someone in your corner for competitive job searching these days. I'm very thankful for Margaret!
Creative Director
"I worked with Artisan Creative after being approached with a job opportunity with one of their clients. After meeting with their client, they worked with me to get a salaried employment position. Working with their team was pleasant and very easy going."
Product Designer
"I'm a designer that has worked with Artisan recruiters for a few years now. I love working with the team and have been able to work on many fun projects. The Artisan team is incredibly accommodating and I'd totally recommend them in a heartbeat!"
UI/UX Designer
I love working with Artisan Creative. I have worked with them for over 10 years in both capacities as both a contractor and for hiring freelance talent. I have always found them to be true professionals, quick to respond to a request, thorough in detail and able to troubleshoot and come up with solutions. I highly recommend the team for your creative talent needs in both digital and print.
Creative Director
“I would REALLY like to thank Artisan for all their hard work and turning my life around in such an amazing way. Not only is my new position better than I imagined it would be, but the company I am now employed with has so many more career and life enhancing benefits imaginable.”
SEM & Web Analyst
“Margaret, I just wanted to take the time out to really thank you for all that you did for me. I sincerely appreciate all the time and effort you took to talk and meet with me beforehand to prep me, all the follow up communication you did in scheduling the interview and the follow up afterwards with me. You are a terrific communicator! I have worked with several recruiters in the past and I can say that you are above and beyond thorough and I felt that you gave me such personal attention in helping me feel prepared and comfortable throughout the entire process. “
Brand Marketing
“I am currently working as a Project Lead and having a great time. I’m learning new things and applying my project management skills as well. I work with a lot of good and pleasant people. Really a good place to work for! Good vibes and energy. This experience wouldn’t be happening if not for Margaret Jung and Catherine Flournoy! Thank you to both of you.”
Project Lead
“It was REALLY awesome working with you all at Artisan. The position you placed me at worked out really well and provided a great growth opportunity and has led to a lot of really exciting things.”
UX/UI Designer
“Artisan Creative has afforded me the opportunity to work with some of the biggest players in the creative industry. Their network is among the most prestigious in the nation. I’ve been blown away by the care and professionalism of the agents, who manage administration and high-level client relationships with impeccable poise. Their support allows me to focus on the most important aspect of the project: making great art that fulfills a human need. The end results are meaningful to me, the clients are very happy, the agency’s relationships strengthen, and the work itself becomes highly visible, bringing millions of people joy and awe. Everyone wins.”
“I just wanted to shoot you a quick note to thank you for all you have done for me. Moving here was a big step for me but you made the transition easier than I could have asked for. You were always my #1 cheerleader and I am ever grateful that you landed me in a dream job.”
Digital Designer
“Thanks so much again for your help through this process. I’ve been in touch with several different recruiters and agencies in the past, and my experience with Artisan has been by far the most professional and personable. My interactions with you and the rest of you team has been such a great experience!”
Interactive Art Director
“I’ve been represented as a copywriter and editor by Artisan for the last decade and they’ve been wonderful. My Senior Account Manager, Margaret Jung, has taken the time to know my strengths as a writer, my interests and the fields that I specialize in. She’s placed me in terrific short and long-term positions in many of the leading organizations in Los Angeles. She’s responsive and always ahead of the curve when it comes to presenting new opportunities. Even better, Artisan offers benefits – a welcome perk for a freelancer! I’ve worked with a lot of agencies, and Artisan stands out.”
“I just wanted to shoot you a quick note to thank you for all you have done for me. Moving here was a big step for me but you made the transition easier than I could have asked for. You were always my #1 cheerleader and I am ever grateful that you landed me in a dream job.”
Digital Designer
“I just wanted to thank you for all of your support, the work, the encouragement…everything that you have done - in your trademark gracious spirit - to encourage and participate in my path within the design world. My work history would not have been the same without Artisan.”
Design Manager
“[Artisan] are first class recruiters! [They] are exceptionally easy to work with and go the extra mile to seal a win-win situation for you. (You really feel like [they] are on your side…a gem in today’s world.) [My recruiter] has a wonderful personality which makes the recruiting experience less stressful. I would highly recommend [Artisan] to anyone.”
Senior Technical Producer
“My experience with Artisan Creative has been great from the start. They negotiated a great salary for me and even covered part of the parking cost. I also really appreciated that the company provided benefits - medical, dental, vision, sick time and holiday pay - all things that I have not received from previous agencies. In talking with others that had experience with an agency, it was clear that Artisan Creative stood out as the company was very thoughtful and also very responsive. Another contractor went through a separate agency and she would call and email her recruiter with simple questions and it would take days to get a response. I, on the other hand, was always able to get a hold of Margaret or someone from the company easily and quickly. Lastly, I really appreciated all of the generosity. Margaret took the time to meet with me in person to give me extra tips to prepare me for my interview. Even after I received the contract, she met with me to deliver gifts and take me out to lunch. Actions like that really show how much she went over and above. Artisan Creative really does take care of their contractors and I really appreciate everything they’ve done for me.”
Events Producer
“Jamie is the most professional recruiter I have worked with. She is reliable, results driven and determined to find top quality professionals. She understood both the company and talent’s needs. I really appreciate working with her and the opportunity she brought to me.”
Director of Production
“[My recruiter] is a dedicated business professional who cares about her clients. She is very accessible which enhances her relationships. I thoroughly enjoy working with her and recommend [Artisan] highly.”
Interactive Media Director
“Guess what happened yesterday!? [They] offered me the staff Designer position!…I’m growing into the next phase of my skills, my confidence, my third eye vision…Thanks! You really did a great thing for me!”
“I sent in my resume to Artisan Creative right before the holiday. Jen and Margaret reviewed my resume and Jen contacted me the day after my submission. She told me about a project manager opportunity and provided extensive background about the client. In addition, even though Margaret was on vacation, she not only sent my resume to her client and immediately set up a phone interview before the holiday, but she met me on her time off to prep me for the in person interviews. Margaret has gone above and beyond to ensure I had the information needed which resulted in multiple interviews. Please know how much I appreciate Jen and Margaret.”
Project Manager
“Margaret contacts me personally when something potentially might be of a career growth for me, and only contact me when I’m a potential match to her client. Simply put, in this day and age of mass emails, Margaret and Artisan have taken care of me and my career in a personal way, which speaks volume of their dedication, hard work, and ingenuity. As a creative, I’m glad I have Artisan by my side looking out for my interests instead of just their bottom line, what a nice breath of fresh air.”
Hiro Sr.
“Everything is going great! I have lots of work and it’s a great environment. Feels awesome helping people in some way by working with the company. Thank you again for making this happen for me!”
Email Designer
“Artisan Creative is an exemplary recruiting agency. Artisan Creative is the human element I have found missing in the hiring process. The dignified, candid and professional demeanor of both Recruiter Kimberley Nielsen and President Katty Douraghy are consistent. They are thorough, hands-on in the process and highly knowledgeable. My experience with them has set the bar high. Thank you so much!”
“I’m really excited about this new opportunity to lead an incredibly talented team…it should prove to be a fulfilling next step in my career. I have to admit, you made my career path much easier by taking a chance on me over a decade ago and helping to shape a solid resume with wonderful companies and experiences.”
Creative Director
“I can’t recommend Artisan enough. Everyone is tenacious in their efforts to keep talent working and finding the right candidates for their clients…Unlike many recruiters from competing agencies in LA, they never treat you like a number.”
Designer / Animator
“[My Account Manager is] an amazing listener, incredible conversationalist and a passionate recruiter. Artisan is lucky to have [her] on their team. I look forward to staying connected and making good stuff happen together.”
Account Director
“Artisan Creative helped to build the position that I am in now and I am grateful for the opportunities that our collaboration has led to! For that, I am so thankful”
Motion Designer