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What Gabriele can do for you

Our clients are some of the best design & branding agencies in London and across the UK, from the hottest start-ups and boutique agencies to the industry’s big hitters and strategic hothouses. 

We stand for honesty, integrity and genuinely care about our candidates and clients.

What sets us apart from our competitors are the long-term relationships we foster with clients and candidates alike and the fact that we work closely with both sides offering a personal and consultative service.

Our belief is that clients and candidates are equally important and we are seen as both authorities on recruitment within the creative industry as well as excellent consultants. We don’t fire CVs off left, right and centre – we spend time getting to know our candidates and clients so we can provide them with the best service possible and ensure that we find the right “fit” for both. We want to make the recruitment experience a good (and successful) one for everyone involved.

So, whether you need an extra pair of hands for a short-term project, or an exceptional mind to elevate your agency. We are deeply connected to great talent and can unearth that gem you’ve been searching for.

We specialise in sourcing talent, both freelance and permanent, for creatives, project managers, client services, account management, and creative services, resource or traffic management, production, to brand strategy, planning, business development & marketing plus much more.

Whatever sector you love, we do too, be that consumer or corporate branding, retail, luxury, property, fintech, tech, environments, healthcare & wellness, sustainability or reporting. We’re on it!


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We don’t like to brag but…

Nadina was a fantastic recruiter to work with. She took the time to understand exactly what I was looking for in my new position and was incredibly responsive and helpful whenever I had any questions. Nadina was instrumental in my job search and I would highly recommend her and the Gabriele team!

Francesca - Candidate

I was fortunate to have met my recruiter, Nadina Grad on LinkedIn and after being out of work over a month she shared a a wonderful opportunity for a PM role – it was a successful interview process and got the role! Forever grateful for this new chapter that Nadina helped me with. If you want a recruiter that’s helpful, attentive, encouraging and just an all round lovely person, I suggest Nadina and the team at Gabriele!

Nikki - Candidate

“I have known Karina as a recruitment specialist for over 12 years and she has helped me personally in the capacity of finding several excellent job placements that have fulfilled my career challenges at the highest level as well as helping me to find great people within those roles. She is diligent, extremely passionate about ensuring the right match, a truly likeable person and a great pleasure to do business with. Quite simply she will always be my first port of call for any of my recruitment challenges I may have.”

Andrea - Client

“Karina gives recruiters a good name. She is honest, connected, insightful and supportive. Clients and individuals seek her out to help them navigate the tricky London market, ensuring they grow their reputations and are positioned to take advantage of green shoots and when it comes, the upturn. Karina is a pleasure to work with and I cannot recommend her highly enough.”

Rachel - Candidate

“Straightforward, straight speaking, genuine – yes, the truth hurts, but progress and change are only made when a person can move forward and embrace new space – and understands where the bull stops and the reality starts.”

David - Client

“Karina has been a great help to us while we were looking for our New Business Manager – through patience and determination Karina has proved that she not only delivers and works on feedback but also been very helpful by being an integral part of the recruitment process within our business – and she’s a pleasure to work along side. Keep up the great work.”

Hitesh - Client

“I have worked with Karina for a number of years now and the longevity of the relationship is testament to the quality of the work that she and her team deliver at Gabriele Skelton (now Gabriele). Karina works differently to most recruiters I have worked with in the past, in that she strives to really understand the value, motivations and career expectations of those she works with. This means results, long standing relationships and a genuine understanding of who she is representing. Karina is the first person I call when recruiting and the first person I call when I am looking for a new challenge.”

Laura - Client

“Karina stands for recruitment excellence. She’s fantastic and I thoroughly recommend her to those that would appreciate and respect her many talents. I’ve always found Karina a delight to work with. Her extensive knowledge, good judgement, creative thinking, quality of candidates, and collaborative style helps ease the recruitment process. She focuses on filtering quality rather than sending quantity, which ensures you benefit from her expertise and provides good value. If you work with Karina you know you are in good hands.”

Rochelle - Client

“Karina was recommended to me by a former colleague and I immediately saw why. Karina is simply brilliant. Her energy, enthusiasm , and expertise about the market was beyond my expectations. She has the ability to think laterally, putting forward potential roles that you wouldn’t normal hear about or have considered. I would definitely seek her opinion on my next career move or simply to get a sense of the market.”

Ed - Candidate

“It was a pleasure ‘dealing’ with Karina and Gabriele Skelton. I value the list of creative clients they work with and list of important roles they have on offer. I particularly appreciated being in contact with Karina. She is very professional, transparent and friendly, as well as as reachable. It’s the second time I work with her, and it’s always been a successful pleasure. It’s great to speak to someone as honest and opened as Karina when dealing with ‘touchy’ topics such as strengths & weaknesses or negotiating an offer. She knows when to listen and when to impose respectfully. I don’t know a lot of people who have these qualities in the industry. I definitely recommend GS and Karina, and now that I’m in the new job she found for me, I will most likely ask for her support again to hire my new team.”

Jerome - Client

“We’ve worked with Karina for many years in helping to recruit for candidates to join us. She brings the perfect balance of professionalism with a friendly, personable approach and has been a great support in helping us to fill even the most difficult of roles. Having worked with her again recently, what’s absolutely clear is her real understanding of what our needs are as a company, only putting forward candidates who are appropriate and the ‘right fit’ for our team. She’s obviously passionate about what she does and has been a great support, not only in letting us know if we’re searching for the impossible, but also in advising us on next steps and in defining roles. She’s a great example of what a recruitment specialist should be – professional, friendly, on the ball and only sending candidates who are right for the role…and seeing the process right through to the end. It’s been a pleasure to work with her.”

Sarah - Client

“Thanks again for your good advice  today, it really helps and makes your agency shine out from the rest, it’s one the main reasons I came straight back to you ;)”


“Thanks for your help – I know I can rely on you even when I’m not working with you – you’re a star xx”


“Thank you so much, I am already loving it – so thank you so much to Team Gabriele for everything and for all the support in getting here ?”


“Thanks for your kind email Karina, You are the best recruiter I’ve ever come across!”


“Hi Karina, Brilliant, this all looks great! Many thanks, you’re really being so helpful and I’m very grateful for your energy and time.”


“I worked with Nadina earlier this year on sourcing a Global New Business’ Director, not only was Nadina, brilliant in her choice of candidate, patient in her negotiations and assiduous in her follow up, but she operated with both charm and skill. A wonderful asset to Gabriele, Nadina has the perfect balance of keeping the business imperatives in mind whilst servicing the clients both sides of the recruitment process. A recruitment star in the making.”

David - Client

“Nadina has been absolutely amazing, matching me with a great company and helping establish my relationship with my new employer. She has provided fantastic support from the start and continues to check in from time to time which is great. Certainly an absolute gem at Gabriele. Thankyou Nadina.”

Sam - Candidate

“I had the pleasure of having Nadina assist me in finding a position within the digital marketing sector as an Account Manager. Nadina was the most wonderful consultant I have ever dealt with, truly. She was there during every step and prepped me for every interview. I had a job in under two weeks! And it is an amazing job working with a well known and respected design company. I can not recommend Nadina and her team enough. Thank you thank you thank you!”

Danielle - Candidate

“Gabriele have been fantastic. They stuck with me to find the perfect role after a lot of looking and not only found me a role, but found a role with the perfect company which ticked all the boxes I was after, when many agency’s couldn’t and had given up. I would recommend Gabriele to anyone looking for a job (and have done so), as they look hard at what you are looking for and will find the right thing for you. Thank you Gabriele!”

Hugh - Candidate

“Thanks to you all there for your efforts.  You are the only agency of any salt in my opinion.  Certainly the only agency that has been proactive in my search.  So thank you all.”

Maria - Candidate

“Karina, I’m extremely grateful for the way you and Elisabeth have helped me, I’ve worked with a few recruiters in my time and I can genuinely say you guys are the best! I really appreciate the time you both took to prep me for interviews (it obviously worked ?) I’ll definitely be in touch next week. Thanks a bunch.”

Ashleigh - Candidate

“Thanks for everything! I’m over the moon ? I’ll be sure to keep in touch, I’ll miss our chats. I’ve been singing your praises to everyone I know, you’ve been the best recruiter by miles.”

Sophie - Candidate

“It’s been a total pleasure working with you both too. I’ve always felt like you totally ‘get it’ and you’ve become an extension of us so in many ways. Thank you for all your time, consultation, lovely and kind manner, and not to mention thoughtful proposals of candidates. I know we’ll stay in touch…”

Hannah - Client

“Karina, our new hire is a complete WINNER so happy she’s joined our team. Personally I think this is the strongest CS team we’ve ever had. Great mix of personalities and energy! Can’t wait to see the impact of this next year. Thanks for your part in making this happen for us.”

Vicki - Client