Creating teams. Shaping futures.

Rupert Douglas

- Recruiter
Creative, Design & UX
Phone: 0117 926 9530

Rupert brings together talented designers, copywriters, UX and UI professionals with multi-national agency groups, big brands, boutique agencies and ambitious SMEs across the South West and South Coast on a contract and permanent basis.


Rupert shares what it’s like to work at ADLIB.

The best thing that happened to me this week:
Earlier this week I was lucky enough to attend the Collaborate Conference as we were sponsoring the day’s proceedings. I’ve been to a handful of UX and design conferences now and this one stood out as one of the best. There was some serious inspiration to be taken from the day and it was great to finally put some faces to names! 
If I could change one thing that happened in my day today… 
On my cycle in I hit some glass and got and instant puncture. Luckily, as we’re in the centre of Bristol and I had made it most of the way, the final walk wasn’t too bad, if a little chilly! However, it meant I did need to spend my lunch time up to my elbows in grease wrestling with an inner tube in the carpark downstairs. 
For me, this is “what working at ADLIB” is all about: 
Working at ADLIB is all about spending your day surrounded by intelligent people who are excellent at what they do. In an industry that’s renowned for mediocrity, it’s great to work with people who are genuinely interested in the sector they work in and strive to further this knowledge by attending networking events, conferences and industry meet-ups. 
My biggest feel good moment since I’ve been at ADLIB: 
At the beginning of 2016, Sam and I launched our Digital Portfolio Guide. We made it in the hope of offering designers, artworkers and creatives a few hints and tips on how to improve the all-important document. We received some great feedback so I hope it’s been valuable and enabled one or two people to take the next steps in their career. Just a few weeks ago we launched a Creative Contractor Guide (SW). This one is to lend a helping hand to those looking to hire freelancers, including day rate benchmarks and a few tips to consider when hiring and keeping the best in freelance talent.
How I explain what I do at a party: 
I’ll say that I spend much of my day looking at some cracking portfolios as I help designers, copywriters, artworkers and creatives take the next steps in their career down here across the South West and South Coast. When not on duty, the rest of my day is split between improving my mediocre FIFA skills and bettering my high toss serve for the table tennis table.