• "“Helen was the first recruiter I met after having set up Space 66. While others were not sure about us, being a young agency with no folio to show potential candidates, Helen listened to my thoughts and ideal scenario's and came up with a designer who stayed with us for 4 years. We are still in touch via Mavis, they always promise not to blanket mail us, sending candidates who are on point to brief.”"
      — Jon Wiltshire (Owner, Space 66/Addictive Pixel)
    • "I grew up with Helen and Melissa. No, really, I actually did, we were at the same school and everything. They were like sisters to me. Alright maybe not sisters, but, you know, I really liked them. And continue to do so. They're both an absolute joy and pleasure to work with. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them...obviously."
      — Stu Outhwaite (Creative Partner at Creature)
    • "Helen gave me great advice when I decided to go freelance. She has brilliant connections and interesting contracts in the creative industry. She makes the effort to understand what your strengths are to ensure finding the right role for each individual. Over the years Helen has become a firm friend and has encyclopedic knowledge of restaurants."
      — Jocelyn Amner (Freelance Senior Visual Designer)
    • "Hello Mavis are thoughtful, considered and responsive. They listen carefully to the brief and field high quality, relevant candidates. A joy to work with."
      — Kate Roskill (Independents United)
    • "It's been a pleasure to work with a recruitment business that not only understands our 'requirement' but understands us as people too, as well as the personality of our brand before introducing us to exceptional talent when the time is right."
      — Guy Jenkins (VP, Platform User Experience)
    • "Recruitment is a people business. Many agents appear to have forgotten this. Not so Hello Mavis – Helen digs deep into your business needs and then into the candidates' psyches as much as their portfolios. I have only ever seen quality CVs from Hello Mavis and that keeps me coming back."
      — Adam Powers (CXO)

  • mavis looks after talented people in the digital and creative industries, finding them great roles across a range of agencies, companies and startups


Working together

We are an independent digital recruitment agency that loves to find the best talent for clients and the right opportunities for candidates.

With a large talent network and a lot of industry know-how, we respond to client briefs and candidate requirements intelligently, creatively, efficiently and without fuss.

mavis works with the best digital design, advertising and interaction agencies in the UK and Europe.

We find great roles for freelance and full time:

  • Creative Directors
  • Art directors
  • Copywriters
  • Creative Teams
  • Design Directors
  • UX & UI Designers
  • Designers
  • Strategists
  • Account Managers
  • Project Managers




    "Inspired by my gran, Mavis, I wanted to bring a personal touch to the world of recruitment. She was a warm, creative and successful lady, very generous with advice and hot beverages, and always there when you needed her"

    – Helen Fleming, Creator of mavis

    Helen Fleming

    Helen Fleming

    I began my career as a designer and gained valuable experience in a number of London-based design agencies before spending several years at leading creative recruitment consultancies, where I specialised in the digital sector. The combination of direct industry and recruitment experience gave me the confidence and know-how to create Mavis.

    Here I can concentrate on what I do best: looking after digital talent and finding the right candidate for the right role.

    I enjoy working with clever creative thinkers and designers at all levels. I have previously advised young talent at advertising and design universities, and led many graduate portfolio days with key industry figures.

    My design background gives me an instinctive understanding of candidates, and the ability to evaluate portfolios and give career advice, building long-lasting relationships along the way. My inability to turn down an invite ensures that I regularly attend industry events, talks and award ceremonies.

    You can see my full CV on Linkedin.

    I still love making, drawing and photographing, and you can see what I’ve been doing on Instagram

    If you’d like to brief me on a new role please email [email protected]

    Melissa Phillips

    Melissa Phillips

    After graduating with a degree in Fashion and Marketing I began my career at Marks & Spencer where I gained valuable business and commercial management experience. I then moved to Sydney and freelanced with various advertising and branding agencies where I worked as part of a team of talented creatives and managers.

    I am a team player with strong communication skills, and the confidence and ability to work with candidates and clients across all levels of business. I’m excited to be working in the digital creative industry. I love to review creative portfolios and help candidates achieve their career goals.

    I smile a lot too.

    You can see my full CV here.

    If you’d like to brief me on a new role please email [email protected]


    We like to build long-lasting relationships with talented, creative people. Please get in touch and say hello, we'd love to hear from you.

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