We find you work.
Give you flexibility.
Offer you benefits.


By connecting our clients with the finest creative talent (that's you!), we give you the opportunity to work with great companies, while maintaining flexibility in your life. Working with us gives you a new way to grow and guide your career... and it never costs you a dime.

Every day we fill the needs of a variety of clients nationwide - mainly agencies, design firms and corporate creative departments. 

  • Recruiting for fulltime positions at all levels
  • Staffing for short-term projects or long-term contract positions
  • Payrolling to reduce legal liabilities and provide benefits

With so many clients and opportunities, you'll be able to find exactly what you're looking for here. Whether you're interested in new job opportunities, career growth, competitive pay, or a schedule that fits your lifestyle, we'll work with you to match you with clients that meet your needs. 

Talent in our network have a variety of experiences and situations, including:

  • Experienced professionals looking for a new creative position either immediately or when the right opportunity comes along
  • Creatives new to the area looking for work opportunities and connections with local companies
  • Freelance creatives looking to supplement their own client base or who have time between regular clients and projects
  • Recent graduates looking to build professional experience

We help our clients fill all types of creative jobs.


The Portfolio Creative network includes the finest talent in virtually every marketing, advertising and creative discipline. We are always looking for candidates to fill full-time, short-term and long-term contract creative positions, with a variety of clients, rates, requirements, and levels of flexibility.

We recruit and staff talent for every department and level of a creative organization, from Junior to Director levels, and everything in between.

Print and 3D Creative
creative directors • art directors • graphic designers • photo retouchers • packaging & product designers • illustrators (traditional and digital) • industrial designer • product designer • production artist • storyboard artist

Writing and Communications
copywriters • web content writers • SEO specialists • technical writers • retail writers • proofreaders & editors

Web and Interactive
web & UI designers • content writers •ActionScript developer • e-commerce developer • Flash designers • Flash animator • information architect • interactive account director • interactive art director • interactive marketing analyst • media buyer/planner • mobile app developer • usability specialist • social media strategist • web production • front and back-end developers • multimedia specialists

Marketing and Account Services
directors • managers • coordinators • data analyst • specialists • researchers • strategists • brand planners • writers

Creative Project Management
managers & coordinators • artists • traffic managers • print & prepress specialists

    photographers • stylists • visual assistants • merchandisers • buyers • fashion designers

    media buyer • media planner

    3D designer/animator • animator • editor • motion graphics designer • producer

    If you don't see your speciality here, give us a call. We're always looking for creative people!

    What do I do now?

    We’re creative people, too. We know how much effort it takes to actually find creative projects or positions. Portfolio is dedicated to making the very best matches between our clients and top-notch creative talent. By joining our network, you’ll be considered for all of the great opportunities we bring our talent.

    Here’s how our process works:


    Tell us about yourself. Please have a copy of your current resume in Word or PDF format ready to attach. Portfolio samples should be PDF's, 3-5 MB max.


    After your information is personally reviewed by one of our talent specialists, we'll be in touch to find out more details or ask any questions that we may have.


    Assuming there's a good fit with our focus and clients, you’ll be added into our network and considered for anything we are working on.


    As we're working on projects and positions, we’ll contact you right away if we need additional information, or to schedule an in-person meeting or phone call.


      Stay in touch. We encourage you to update us regularly so we have thorough and accurate information about your background, skills, expertise, and availability. Even if we don’t have the perfect fit for you right now, by remaining an active associate you will be considered for any future opportunities.

      We are committed to providing strong benefits and plans in an effort to make your experience with us as fulfilling as possible. Your time with us is valuable. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with you!

      Paid Time Off can be accrued as part of our benefits package for full-time staffing employees. To qualify, employees must meet the required average of hours per week for four consecutive weeks. 

      Health and Dental Insurance
      Qualified employees can receive health insurance through two major medical plans. Both plans also include a free gym membership. Dental benefits are available as well.

      Voluntary Benefits
      After four consecutive weeks, qualified staffing employees are eligible for the following voluntary benefits: Long and Short Term Disability, Life Insurance, LegalShield, Vision, Hospital, Cancer and Accident.

      Holiday Pay
      Full-time qualified staffing employees will receive holiday pay. Paid Holidays include: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

      Discounts and Incentives
      We offer a number of retail, banking and travel discounts to qualified employees.

      Tuition Reimbursement
      Students may be eligible to receive partial tuition reimbursement.

      *For eligibility questions pertaining to your specific state, please contact hr@portfoliocreative.com

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Does it cost me anything to be placed in creative jobs? 

      No. There are no fees for talent to join our network or to accept work through us.

      How does Portfolio Creative find me creative jobs? 

      We are constantly talking to clients, promoting our network of talent, and have contacts through our many years in the creative community.

      How does direct hire differ from staffing? 

      Direct hire is a term that refers to a job with a company that is typically full-time, salaried with benefits. Our search firm is working on behalf of that company to find someone who will go to work with them directly and not be employed by our company. 

      A Staffing opportunity may be a full-time (30 hours or more per week) or part-time role with a company who has agreed to place you onto our payroll making you our employee. In staffing terms, this is a co-employment engagement. We offer benefits along with overtime pay should you work more than 40 hours in a week. 

      Why should I work with Portfolio Creative to find projects and not just freelance on my own ? 

      Portfolio spends all day, everyday, working with clients and finding opportunities for our talent. We provide you with access to a wide variety of projects with many different companies. To make your life easier, we handle all of the billing and follow-ups; pay on a set schedule; withhold all necessary employee taxes; and pay all necessary employer taxes. And, we provide a great benefits package when you work with us on a longer-term project.

      Do you offer benefits?

      You’re a star! We want to treat you that way. We work to get you the best pay possible and have a great benefits package. Benefits vary depending on whether you work full-time or part-time but can include: healthcare/dental/vision insurance, holiday pay, earned PTO time and tuition reimbursements. We also partner with area vendors to offer healthclub, wireless carrier, bank, and office supply discounts. In addition, we have an expert that can assist you with voluntary benefits including life, prepaid legal services and disability insurance options.

      Do I have to accept every creative job that Portfolio Creative offers me? 

      Once you’re in our network and we find a project we think would suit you, we’ll be in touch. If you aren’t interested, just let us know right away so we can consider other candidates.


      As a part-time or full-time W2 employee, on the days you work with us, you will be an employee of Portfolio. We will perform all employer duties including payroll and withholding the appropriate taxes.

      Can I work with Portfolio Creative as an independent contractor on freelance jobs? 

      It depends. We know that when you have your own firm, sometimes you are between projects. We would love to work with you. We strictly follow IRS and employment laws, however we will work with IC's within the legal guidelines.

      How quickly will I be paid for my work with Portfolio? 

      We pay all talent weekly by direct deposit.

      How much experience do I need for Portfolio to place me in a creative job?

      We don’t believe that talent has anything to do with age. We’re interested in people at all stages of their career, in all creative professions. Even if you are a recent graduate, or almost there, give us a call.

      Do you offer internships?

      We don’t typically coordinate internships directly. A good resource is the Columbus Chamber of Commerce: www.columbusinternships.com. Also, check with your school’s career resource center. 

      I want Portfolio to help me find my next creative job. How do I get started?

      Check out our job board to review our opportunities or apply for general consideration.