020 7490 5169

49-50 Eagle Wharf Road
London N1 7ED


The ideal candidate

Posted by Algy


Recruitment agency, Represent asked us to describe the ideal candidate for a position at our studio.

Describe the Ideal Candidate in three words

How important is your CV, compared to your portfolio?

A good CV may help you get attention in the first instance, especially if you have worked at, or had placements with good agencies. But the typographic attention to detail in the CV can often let people down, and a lot of candidates now feel the need to ‘jazz’ up the CV and over-design it.

But as we all know good design can be as much about what you decide to leave out as well as put in. Personally I prefer a very clear, concise CV, and the same goes for the portfolio. I think the work should be what stands out.

But to be honest, the portfolio PDFs that we are sent are generally where I look first (assuming I’ve been sent both), then if the work excites me I’ll look at the CV to check their experience; as long as it’s not in Word!

We’re actually recruiting for a middle weight and senior designer at the moment and, ironically, even though there is probably a greater wealth of info on the CV at that stage in one’s career, it’s still the portfolio I’m more interested in

Read the full interview on Represent

Time for a change in direction

A little update from us at Fivefootsix. 

The fast pace of running Fivefootsix hasn’t given us much time to stop and properly think about the future. However, celebrating our tenth anniversary this year presented an opportunity to both reflect and to look forward. And, after a hugely exciting journey, we’ve taken the decision to bring our current agency operations to a close, allowing us to end things on a high, and turn our attentions to new challenges ahead.

Although we’re sad to say goodbye to Fivefootsix, we are also incredibly proud of what we’ve been able to achieve in that time, and the calibre of clients we’ve worked with. Brands like BBC Children in Need, Ben & Jerry’s, Birley, UEFA and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), as well as our own projects, like The Art of Ping Pong, which will continue to develop.

Most importantly, the last ten years would not have been possible without the support of the hugely talented Fivefootsix team, both past and present.

Thanks to everyone who’s joined us on the journey and been part of that success. Hopefully we’ll have the chance to work with many of you again in the future.

If you can, please join us for some drinks at The Art of Ping Pong 2015 launch event, on November 5th at 7pm at the KK Outlet in Hoxton.

Algy & Mark

Access the website