RECRUITMENT FOR DESIGN
LONDON / NEW YORK

Recruitment for Architecture & Design

UNIQUE RECRUITMENT FOR UNIQUE INDIVIDUALS

We are well-connected recruitment specialists for the Architecture, Design and Creative industries. We do things differently to make recruitment the way it should be, combining industry expertise with a proactive and responsive approach. We listen carefully and communicate every step of the way to help you find that dream job or perfect employee.

 

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Us
Amy Welch Director
BIO
I’ve been working in the architecture and design industry for more than a decade, recruiting people at all levels for a range of organisations. Originally from New Zealand, I’ve been lucky enough to live and work in six different countries, which has given me great insight into a variety of global job markets and a strong cultural awareness. I’ve had the privilege of recruiting for a number of top architecture and design practices worldwide including Make, Heatherwick Studio, Tom Dixon and Grimshaw Architects. I genuinely love working with creatives and am passionate about the industry: there’s nothing better than finding someone a role which is truly right for them. Whatever the context, I do my best to connect and build strong bonds with people, and feel this has helped me form a holistic approach to recruitment which enables me to support others in finding their own path in life.

As well as travelling, I’m interested in personal development and like to attend different training programmes, workshops and retreats during my free time. I have completed a foundation course in Authentic Relating, which teaches skills like curiosity and empathy to create meaningful human connections, and am currently doing a 10-month immersive NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Masters Practitioner course to study the psychology of behaviour and the mind. I regularly attend 5Rhythms movement classes, have a strong yoga and meditation practice and love cycling and motorbikes having spent time dirt biking through the Cambodian jungle!
Louise Constantine Director
BIO
Back in early 2011 I took a leap into the creative recruitment industry having spent my career to date in the new build and construction environment. Coupled with being a lover of people and the buzz and excitement of recruitment, it didn’t take long before I realised how much I loved being part of the creative world - my career in the architecture and design recruitment industry was born!

After previously serving as Global Director of one of the leading architecture and design recruitment companies, I am well positioned to help lead The Crowd to its successes. My days are spent keeping the ‘wheels well-oiled’ whether leading a strategy meeting, crunching numbers or making cups of tea for the team, you will find me doing my best to ensure the office is a fun but productive place to be.

On a personal level, I’m a bit of a ladette to lady; on a weekend you’ll either find me at a football game singing in the stands, cheering on my team Sheffield United, or out dancing with my friends in my lipstick and heels. I’m a lover of exploration, people, laughing, positivity, seeing others smile and I like to travel a lot to explore the weird and wonderful parts of the world. Although I live in London I’m a born and bred northerner and I try hard to keep my roots - visiting Yorkshire often and baking my Nanna’s northern recipes for anyone and everyone. Finally, and probably most importantly I am totally obsessed with my Yorkshire Terrier; Fifi – we even have matching coats!
Victoria Mininni Creative Support Lead (New York)
BIO
I began my career as a hospitality interior designer and spent five years at acclaimed interior architecture studios across Toronto and New York. Though I found meaning in this work, I craved face-to-face interaction that would utilize my presentation skills and outgoing personality. I made the switch into client-facing roles in 2019 and haven’t looked back.

In New York with The Crowd, I source talent for our city’s dense and ever-growing architecture & design industry with a focus on creative support roles. I’m thrilled to fill this space in a market I am so intimately familiar with. The Crowd’s thoughtful and comprehensive approach to recruitment aligns with my honest nature. I am rewarded by facilitating meaningful connections between our clients and candidates.

Hailing originally from Montreal, I love to now call NY my home and currently reside in Brooklyn. I get excited about second-hand furniture finds on Craigslist, consider my Bianchi road bike to be an extension of myself and maintain a monthly bread-making habit.
Corrine Munro Principal Creative Support Specialist (London)
BIO
Hi, I’m Corrine, the positively-loud American who loves good conversation and thought-provoking design. I’ve tried to live my life by one simple rule: if you are passionate about it, pursue it. So, at 24, I decided to finally leave my comfort zone, pack my bags, and take a chance on big bad London. I’m now a dog-obsessed East Londoner with a fire in my belly to push the envelope.

I pride myself on taking a people-focused approach into recruitment, a quality I find seriously lacking in the recruitment game. My client management background merged with my appreciation for the creative world have fuelled me to successfully place roles at all levels across architecture, interiors, product, furniture, lighting, and textiles. Rather than trying to fit a square peg in a round hole, I want to genuinely understand you, your needs and what you’re looking for.

When I’m not recruiting the latest and greatest, I can be found wandering the continent, grabbing a drink in a garden, and looking for more dogs to pet.
Tess Ryan Creative Support Specialist (London)
BIO
I graduated from the University of York in 2014 with a degree in History of Art. I’m from a creative family and have grown up around the arts so my passion for art, design and architecture was activated in my early years. I worked for over 5 years in a variety of sales and account management roles with leading furniture and interior design companies. This experience gave me an insight into the key skills and temperament that is required within the design industry and I’m excited to share this with you.

Outside of work I have a love for the outdoors, illustration and I am fascinated by people. During lockdown, I completed an arts psychotherapy course, which has developed my curiosity into what makes people tick and how people express themselves.

I also love travelling, music festivals and swimming and am looking forward to a sunny London summer!
Ellie Venturini Office Assistant
BIO
Originally from Italy, I have always been fond of creative expression, which guided me into the Figurative Arts. I originally began my career in London in the hospitality industry working within a managerial role. I acquired financial and administrative skills in this position that brought me here today. Leading by example, supporting and coaching people has always been the part of the role that I love, and I enjoy working with different people from different walks of life.

Working with The Crowd in the world of luxury design and architecture, has given me the privilege to connect with people from different backgrounds whom I am learning from every day. Rediscovering my creativity has challenged me to pursue my dream by starting a BA in Creative Writing and English Literature at the University of Westminster.

As well as discovering new restaurant gems in the city, I love to cook new veggie recipes which I believe I am pretty good at! Travelling is a must for me, I enjoy hiking amongst nature and immersing myself in a novel.
Liberty Styles Creative Support Specialist (New York)
BIO
In 2012, I came to New York City as a performing artist and jumped headfirst into a vibrant creative environment. As my artistic endeavors have grown over time, so has my passion for connecting talented creatives and fostering communities of collaboration within the city. For nearly ten years, I have been organizing and implementing blueprints for interdisciplinary events, bringing diverse artists and small businesses together to create cohesive experiences. With my artistic background, I bring a keen understanding of the challenges and rewards that come with being a creative in NYC. I seek to deepen my understanding of the creative industry by approaching each new conversation with an open mind.

My experience as a labor organizer has also shaped my approach to creative talent acquisition. I have seen the powerful growth that can come from finding common ground and building relationships over time. Above all, I believe that authentic and honest connection creates valuable and long-lasting results, in business and otherwise. I have a knack for juggling all the moving parts that it takes to get big things done. I am committed to fostering connections in the creative industry that mutually benefit and empower both clients and candidates. I see this ethos reflected in The Crowd, and I am absolutely thrilled to be part of the New York team!

In addition to sourcing talent for The Crowd, I remain a part of NYC’s vibrant music scene. You may find me tap dancing and singing my way into people’s hearts across the city! I also make a mean potato salad, and happily reside in Harlem with my big orange cat named Bartleby.
Kamen Reilly Architecture Specialist (London)
BIO
Hi, my name is Kamen, I was born and raised in a small seaside village in North-West Ireland, and always had a passion to move to a big city. I have lived and worked in both the US and Australia, backpacked through the islands of Thailand, and flown around Europe which led me to touch down in London to pursue my career.
With over 10 years’ experience in customer service, I wanted to change direction and move into the recruitment industry. My ability and thrive to help people is what directed me on this course of my career. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Creative Journalism and wanted to tie my innovative skills and passion for helping people into my work; and what a better way to do so by delving into the architecture and design field! Since I began working in recruitment, my passion lies with helping guide candidates into finding their niche and work closely with them through a smooth transition to their dream position. Alongside this, I pride myself on working closely with clients in understanding what gaps need filled to bring their teams to completion, and fit the right candidate into their company environment.
Aside from my professional experience and work, I enjoy a sociable and vibrant lifestyle. I am an avid dog lover and love the music scene whatever it may be. When I’m not out and about on an adventure or ticking off the next location on my world map, you can find me in the kitchen making some of my best dishes for friends and family or trying our new cuisines from all cultures.

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Testimonials
“ Our experience with The Crowd has been invaluable during these last several months of increased recruitment and evolving business needs. Their approach to recruitment brings a personalized touch and understanding of our specific office needs. When we began our partnership with them, Victoria came on site to our office to get a sense of the space, our culture and working environment, and meet with some of our key team members face to face. Their approach has never felt like checking a box or simply filling a role but rather thoroughly vetting candidates for the perfect addition to our teams and our office. Similarly, they seem to truly partner with the candidates to find the roles and future career paths that meet their individual needs. They even followed up with two of our recent hires to bring treats on site and check in with how they were acclimating.

Their support in our efforts has alleviated our HR workload and Victoria is in nearly daily contact to catch up on our latest needs, following up on interviewed candidates, and consistently pushing our recruitment efforts forward to fill the required roles as quickly but effectively as possible. We are a fast-paced office whose needs and demands change almost by the hour, and Victoria has rolled with every single punch and changing direction to work to find a solution every single time. I would highly recommend The Crowd for any recruitment need or any business looking for a more individualized approach to recruitment. They have become our go to resource for both our London and New York offices. ”
Jessica Wells, Bjarke Ingels Group New York
“ The team at The Crowd are a joy to work with and have helped us find the right candidates across various support roles on a number of occasions. The professional and friendly approach is a huge plus, and their extensive knowledge of the design and architecture industry makes the recruitment process seamless. However, what really sets them apart is the time they put into getting to know the specific needs of a given role within the context of our organization and then tailoring the search for the right candidate around those exact parameters – a personal touch which ensures top talent is identified in an efficient and timely manner!” Ioannis Gkasialis, Bjarke Ingels Group
“ I have worked with The Crowd since they started up and Corrine has been my go to in helping me develop my incredible elite team. Corine asks all the right questions and is incredibly engaging when interviewing candidates (so I have heard!) she is not just looking to fill a position, her top priority is to find the right person with the right skill set but most importantly the right mind set. Corrine will always be my go to when I need new team members as she just understands what I need and takes real pride in her work.
I honestly can’t recommend her enough, she is fantastic and if she didn’t do what she did I would zap her up in an instant. She's 10 out of 10 brilliant. ”
Alexandra Davidson, Davidson London
“ I have been liaising with both Meghan and Corrine from The Crowd on recruitment within different departments of our company.
They have been an absolute pleasure to deal with. Removing the hassle that can come with sourcing, filtering and whittling down to the key candidates of the correct calibre and persona. The process was very simple and I was kept in the loop on progress.
They were informative and knowledgeable and really understood the requirements of each role.
Each recruit has fitted in perfectly and are invaluable members of the company.”
Poppy Peace, Milc Interiors / David Phillips Group
“ Corrine has been brilliant. She has been very helpful and offered lots of good advice, from my CV to the interview. There has been less than two weeks between first talking to her and starting a new job - Corrine was very efficient and great to deal with at every stage.
I would definitely recommend working with Corrine.”
Henry Naylor, Day2 Interiors
“ Thanks to Corrine’s support, I was able to secure my new job a few months ago! She is always a pleasure to work with. Highly efficient, great listener, communicator and always a positive force on the end of the line. Made the whole process feel easy. Thanks, Corrine!” Pippa Murphy, Flanagan Lawrence
“ Amy is a rare consultant who doesn't treat clients and candidates as a fee. As a candidate, she would always take the greatest pains to ensure that the organisation and role was a good fit. As a client, her grasp of organisational need and role requirements are second to none. I have appreciated Amy's honesty, diplomacy, support and insight into the architectural market for over ten years; she is the first - and often only - person I contact with regard to recruitment and cannot recommend her highly enough.” Eva Datta, Patel Taylor
“ I first worked with Amy when I was looking for a new role within the architecture industry. She went out of her way to understand me as a person and from that, came up with some suitable job options. The process was seamless. Amy provided outstanding support and guidance along the way and as a result I ended up in my dream job. I am now working with Amy from the client side and trust Amy's wealth of experience, knowledge and professionalism in finding the right people for the practice.” Cecilia Portal, Practice / HR Manager
“ I connected with Amy from LinkedIn to seek to advance my career. It was a great experience as Amy has a great resources to link me to good firms, she was very professional and helped me to find an ideal job within very short period of time, she was really friendly and I will strongly recommend her to all my friends in the industry.” Yuan Thompson, Benoy Beijing
“ Amy is a truly is talented professional in her field, she takes the time to understand job seekers needs and career aspirations. I first met Amy in 2014 when I had returned from travelling and was not sure which industry would suit me best, she saw the potential I had and gave me the confidence to succeed and secure a position in an architect practice.
Amy is still an important part of my network, and I look forward to working with her in the future!”
Charlotte Yandell, Gensler
“ I have worked with Amy for a number of years both as a client and candidate. As a client Amy has been a real asset, always available, quick to respond and attentive to what is specifically required from a role. She takes the time to listen and digest the brief and then uses her wide experience to compile a shortlist of only relevant, high quality candidates. Equally as a candidate Amy listened carefully to what I was looking for in my next role and again only sent me details of the best fit, and went above and beyond to talk about each role, the companies and followed up after each interaction. I thoroughly recommend Amy and she is top of my list when I have recruitment requirements.” Judith Topley, Practice Manager

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OUR CHARITY PLEDGE
For every placement we make, we’ll donate to our charity partner of choice. This is done on an annual basis – each year we work with a new charity to support as many amazing causes as possible.