Dezeen Jobs is 10! We asked our earliest advertisers to tell us how our recruitment site has helped build their companies. Read on for their responses and a hand-drawn birthday card from Marcel Wanders. Plus to celebrate, all job ads in September cost just £100!
"Thank you for helping us find some of the best talents of the world!" wrote Wanders, who has been advertising with us for 10 years. Clemency Christopherson of architecture firm Wilkinson Eyre said "Dezeen Jobs has reinvented recruitment for our industry", while Paul McAneary, of Paul McAneary Architects said "Dezeen Jobs remains the highest-quality platform we use for recruitment."
"Dezeen really made the difference in our international recruitment effort" said Rossana Hu and Lyndon Neri of architect Neri&Hu, while Tony Cunningham of design retailer Twentytwentyone described the site as "our go-to resource to find colleagues who share our passion for good design."
Some of our best people came from Dezeen Jobs," said Judy Dobias of Camron PR while Luke Pearson of industrial design firm PearsonLloyd said: "We have used Dezeen Jobs often and it's always amazed us how the portal generates opportunities for both designer and studio alike."
If you want to place a recruitment ad on Dezeen Jobs in September, we're offering a special birthday rate of just £100 per ad, which is the price we charged when we started out in 2008. Advertise for just £100 during September ›
Read on more for more birthday wishes:
"Thank you for helping us find some of the best talents of the world!" – Marcel Wanders
Congratulations Dezeen Jobs for the 10th anniversary! Thank you for helping us find some of the best talents of the world!
"Thanks for the constant support Dezeen" – Dang Qun, MAD
When Dezeen Jobs was launched, we were keen on reaching out to their network to recruit young, innovative architects and designers from outside of China to be a part our firm. Since then, we have employed a number of talented individuals through Dezeen Jobs. It is a platform that has given us the opportunity to collaborate with many fresh and creative people from round the world over the years. Each one that we have recruited has contributed to our growth, and has helped shape us into the international firm that we are today.
Thanks for the constant support Dezeen. You've provided us with an invaluable platform in which to share our work, and open up our career opportunities, with the world.
We wish Dezeen Jobs a very happy birthday, and look forward to the next 10 years.
"It's our go-to resource" – Tony Cunningham, Twentytwentyone
We placed our first ad with Dezeen jobs in 2008 and have found great people as a result. It's our go-to resource to find colleagues who share our passion for good design.
Happy birthday Dezeen Jobs!
"It has been a great pleasure working with the team at Dezeen Jobs over the years" – Anne Legrand, BDP
It has been a great pleasure working with the team at Dezeen Jobs over the years. Your contribution in helping us find the right staff for BDP is greatly appreciated. We wish you much more success in the years ahead, happy birthday!
"Dezeen Jobs remains the highest-quality platform we use for recruitment" – Paul McAneary, Paul McAneary Architects
Congratulations Marcus and all at Dezeen! As an established publication, Dezeen have been influential in promoting architecture and design online. Offering the highest quality and selection of content, the platform continues to attract an equally dynamic readership that has helped to shape the online design community.
With thanks to the launch of Dezeen Jobs 10 years ago and through their growing network, we have had the opportunity to meet and connect with some of the best candidates – made up of talented architects, designers and creative individuals.
Paul McAneary Architects was one of the first companies to place an advert on the site and without saying, Dezeen Jobs remains the highest quality-platform we use for recruitment today. We wish you a happy birthday and many thanks for all your help in contributing to the growth of our practice and studio.
"Dezeen really made the difference in our international recruitment effort" – Rossana Hu and Lyndon Neri, Neri&Hu
Dezeen Jobs helped us spread the word on Neri&Hu's recruiting at the time when we were just establishing our London office, and the response was overwhelming from a global pool of applicants! We feel that Dezeen really made the difference in our international recruitment effort. It is critical in creating a platform for architects globally to access what we do as a practice here in China.
"We have relied on it. Some of our best people came from Dezeen Jobs" – Judy Dobias, Camron PR
When Marcus first told me about the site, he asked if I could be a pilot advertiser so Camron was one of the first companies to place a job on Dezeen Jobs. It is so hard to get candidates who really know the design world. Over the 10 years we have relied on it. Some of our best people came from Dezeen Jobs.
I have also encouraged clients to use the site and really like the fact that it is global. We will continue to use the site in the future and like the expanded reach in particular in the US, where we now have two offices.
"Dezeen Jobs has reinvented recruitment for our industry" – Clemency Christopherson, Wilkinson Eyre
Dezeen Jobs is the quickest, most direct way to connect with talented, enthusiastic and forward-thinking candidates. It has reinvented recruitment for our industry and has made it possible to reach and place good people fast. Congratulations Dezeen Jobs, onwards and upwards.
"Dezeen Jobs has developed into a key platform and resource for the design community" – Hannah Liddle, David Collins Studio
Many congratulations on your 10th anniversary Dezeen Jobs! In the 10 years since launch, Dezeen Jobs has developed into a key platform and resource for the international design community.
Over the years we have posted a variety of roles from junior to senior designers and Dezeen Jobs has connected the studio to many talented people, who in turn have contributed to the dynamism of the studio, and shaped its direction and success.
"It's always amazed us how the portal generates opportunities" – Luke Pearson, PearsonLloyd
It's clear Dezeen has established a global reach in all aspects of design. I remember talking to Marcus at Design Indaba in South Africa many years ago when he shared his original vision. Since then Dezeen has established an incredible quality and reach. It's this reach which makes Dezeen Jobs so interesting in a time of work flexibility.
As a result, it's probably easier than ever before to change job, life and location. The life blood of our studio is based on getting the right people and ensuring we have an international and culturally diverse team. Dezeen Jobs offers a unique platform for us to access exactly these potential designers.
We have used Dezeen Jobs often and it's always amazed us how the portal generates opportunities for both designer and studio alike.
"We like you so much that we've never advertised on any other recruitment sites in the last 10 years" – Charlie Perry, Skandium
We've recruited some great staff over the years through Dezeen. You always deliver candidates with a real passion for design and that's exactly what we're looking for. We like you so much that we've never advertised on any other recruitment sites in the last 10 years.
"The staff are super friendly, efficient and the price is very competitive" – Jan Knikker, MVRDV
10 years, wow, coincides with my personal jubilee at MVRDV.
I came to MVRDV in the summer of 2008 and we started up PR work based on digital media because we wanted to have a global reach. Dezeen was one of the first publications that had this ambition and when Dezeen Jobs started up we also saw the potential to reach this global group of architects.
Besides this, the staff are super friendly, efficient and the price is very competitive. We now often find excellent international staff via Dezeen Jobs that want to return to Europe, as well as people that work in America or Asia and cannot be reached through other media. The kind of architects that we find via Dezeen Jobs are often changing country; they work internationally and migrate between international offices. Dezeen Jobs is the ideal way to reach this audience.
"Dezeen Jobs has been instrumental in...helping us attract the best talent" - Heatherwick Studio
Over the last few years, Heatherwick Studio has relied on Dezeen Jobs as an invaluable tool for recruitment. Our team has grown quickly over the last 10 years to around 240 people today. As we have grown, Dezeen Jobs has been instrumental in spreading the word about our opportunities to the right audience, helping us attract the best talent.
Over six years ago, our head of making found his role through an ad on Dezeen Jobs. We also managed to recruit our newest member of the making team through the platform, proving once again its value in our hiring process. We wish Dezeen a happy birthday on its 10th anniversary and continue to value its efforts, bringing together all the best talents in the design world.