Interactiveinc Recruitment

Did killing Flash put an end to Digital Design?

My recent observation is that the moment flash was turned off UX Design exploded and pure visual digital design and digital creative took a back seat. When I started out in digital recruitment back in 2007 flash design was all the rage and designers portfolios were seriously cool and entertaining to troll through all day. …

Success Awaits You In The Social Media Training Ground

For professional creatives and the companies who employ them, social media is a low-risk low-return kind of place. It has become the perfect environment for up and coming creatives to test, learn, and grow. This is the new training ground, and once you crack it, you’ve made it.   The increasing shift away from traditional …

Freelance Digital Project Manager

This month we feature freelancer Andrea Hetherington, a Digital Project Manager who we placed in a contract role. Here’s what she had to say when we caught up with her to check how things are going. It’s been a couple of weeks since Interactiveinc placed me in my current role as a Digital Project Manager. …

What’s the difference between UX and CX?

Over the past few years we’ve seen a boom in the number of designers pursuing rewarding careers in user experience (UX). We’re also seeing an increased interest in customer experience (CX) specialists. But what’s the difference between UX and CX? The two professions can seem almost identical – users and customers are (usually) one and …

What’s your Personal Brand?

It’s just the nature of the beast. When you work in the digital creative industry your job title will change. Sometimes through career progression or from industry changes. Or simply just because of personal re-branding. Last year Interactiveinc’s founder, Nick Barry, wrote about the trend he’s seen of UX’ers going back to pure digital design. …

To Freelance or Not to Freelance: Pros & Cons

What does it mean to be a creative freelancer? How does one become a freelancer? Quite easily: keep doing what you’re good at, and then ask people if they might see reason to give you some money for the thing that you’re good at. That’s a stupidly simple formula, and it can be stupidly difficult …

How I Went From Designer to Recruiter

I moved to Sydney from NYC three years ago. The first two were spent by exploring every pocket of land I could hitch a ride to and picking up freelance design gigs to support my new coffee and tim tam addictions; I was surviving. Approaching the two year mark I was granted PR. It was then when …

Internal vs External Recruitment

As the owner of Interactiveinc digital recruitment agency in Sydney, I could be perceived as biased but given my decade of experience I feel I’m permitted to make some observations. Late last year, I saw an inspiring interview with Atlassian’s founder. The success of this Australian software company is exciting and great for our local …