Founded in 2005, Portfolio Creative is an award-winning recruiting and staffing firm. We partner with corporations, retailers, and large creative agencies to help solve creative workforce challenges.

We connect our clients to marketing, design, advertising, retail, and digital roles in the markets we serve. With locations in Columbus and Pittsburgh, and a group of clients we support in New York, we’re always looking for great creative talent. 

We aren’t your typical recruiting and staffing firm; our passion is focused solely on the ever-evolving creative industry. We are committed to understanding the unique needs and culture of your company to find you the perfect match. We place exceptional talent in all fields that help you achieve creative genius.

Portfolio Creative has always been my go-to source for when we need creative talent. They know exactly what we need, they are easy to work with and send us talented, well-screened candidates - often times within hours. In fact, many of the great people I work with today started as freelance from Portfolio Creative. Great company to partner with for workforce solutions.
— J. Jenkins Vice President, Creative Services Director Fahlgren Mortine

We seek out the best creative talent for corporate marketing and advertising departments, ad agencies, design firms, interactive agencies, PR firms, and major retailers.

 

The candidates we recruit are the people we’d trust to work on our most critical creative projects, so we trust them to deliver for you. 

Portfolio Creative will save you and your team both time and added expenses, while minimizing the loss of production workflow. Depending on the position, we can place talent within days, and sometimes even hours. We fill creative roles ranging from just one day, to months to years.

Executive Search and Direct Hiring

Our years of executive and direct hire recruiting gives us the ability to spot a great fit when we see it. Listening to your unique needs gives us a true understanding of who you’re looking for, and why. It guides every step in our search for the leader who meets your needs—not just on paper, but in personality, talent, and timing. (So when you’re ready to make an offer, they’re ready to say yes.) 

Short and Long-Term Staffing

Need to temporarily cover a role for maternity leave or vacation? Do you have a special project? Seasonal work? Do you want to try out a candidate before you permanently fill their position?

We are creatives. We understand what you need to get the job done. And, as a leader in creative staffing services, we’ll put our years of creative expertise and connections to work for you.

 

Payrolling

Need to minimize the risk of hiring additional staff? 

We take care of all of the paperwork and can provide benefits to the people that qualify. The placed talent would be our W2 employee. Therefore, we will withhold, pay all applicable taxes, workers compensation, and unemployment insurances. Call us or send an email and we'll share all of the details. It’s easy! 

In-House Agency

Portfolio Creative can be your trusted partner in helping to build an entire in-house agency. This allows for a more cohesive and integrated platform for your company. Our partnership with other businesses have validated that this strategy will provide overall cost savings.

We handle all payroll, taxes, and benefits, as well as providing strategic and HR advice to help the agency grow and utilize the team efficiently.

The most difficult searches are about finding just the right individuals. We look at the challenge through two lenses: yours and the creative person doing the work. The result? We bring you the best fit for your role.

 
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Call or send us an email and let us know what position you’re looking to fill. {not sure if your role qualifies? just call and ask!}

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We’ll send you our agreement and get the ball rolling. 

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Our team will search our network to find the best candidates. Fortunately, we know our talent personally, so we can quickly compile a list of possibilities for your position.

We’ll contact you with a list of qualified matches. You choose the individual(s) you want, or you let us know if you’d like to interview a few people.

Our talent will be at your business on the days and times you need.

We’ll check in to make sure you’re completely 100% happy.


Need to recruit for a direct hire position?

IT’S BASICALLY THE SAME PROCESS

The secret behind our matchmaking success is simple: it’s listening. Beyond our years of experience and our uncanny ability to spot a great fit when we see it, listening gives us a true understanding of who you’re looking for, and why. And it guides every step in our search for the leader who meets your needs—not just on paper, but in personality, talent, and timing. (So when you’re ready to make an offer, they’re ready to say yes.)

We bring you pre-screened, qualified candidates based on your requirements. We arrange interviews and other meetings as needed. We’ll be a partner every step of the way, from negotiations to acceptance of an offer. We check in to make sure you’re completely 100% happy.