Scale talent the right way to get bigger faster — and also better.

We believe in the power of a flexible workforce—temporary Talent, contingent labour, the extended workforce, contractors, and freelancers—to help companies be more agile and responsive to changing business priorities and market conditions.

Our highly experienced Talent Agents source the freelance or contract digital marketing, creative and development Talent you need — whether you’re building out a new web experience, optimising your digital marketing campaigns, or creating your service design methodology.

Access valuable talent who have put their specialised digital marketing, creative and development skill sets to work for the world’s biggest brands with the most exacting needs.

Advantages

  • Consultative approach

    For all freelance and contract requirements, we assign a dedicated, experienced Talent Agent to provide you with a focused, highly personalised, ongoing service — during, and beyond the assignment.

  • Targeted strategy

    We ensure that we understand your marketing and strategic objectives, the impact the role will have on your business, and collaborate with you on a plan for long term success.

  • Talent on demand

    Our deep Talent pool, of pre-screened, pre-assessed and ready to work Talent gives you immediate access to the top Talent with the skills you require to deliver projects on time and on budget, every time.

  • Bespoke screening

    Tailored to your needs, our behavioural, competency and technical-based screening processes mean we supply the Talent who meet your exact requirements.

  • Flexible working arrangements

    Our extensive Talent pool means we can supply Talent who are able to work to your specific requirements —from part-time, short term and remote; to full-time, long term and onsite — we have the Talent who can help.

  • Compliance & onboarding

    We ensure talent compliance with background screenings and any specific onboarding requirements you may need.

  • Check-in & align

    Our regular and systematic quality checks with hiring managers and Talent, guarantees client and Talent alignment and successful outcomes.

  • Aquent's time choice

    When freelance and contract talent require non-hourly rates, Aquent’s Time Choice option enables you to pay them daily or weekly.

  • Secure your creative

    If you need Aquent to supply equipment for Talent on freelance or contract assignments, we ensure your creative deliverables are always protected with Aquent Secure Creative, our SOC 2® Type 2 environment.

Our areas of expertise

From Front End Development to Content Production, and UX Design to Digital Business Analysis and marketing, we’ve got the Talent to match the expertise you need, right when you need them.

CX, UX & Service Design

Our Talent help you create cutting-edge products, services and customer experiences through a human-centred design approach. Our user experience designers define the end-to end experience users engage in when using an application or a website to create and improve the way users can interact seamlessly with digital products and services. Our service and customer experience designers create end-to-end service experiences across all channels and touch points, from a customer and organisational perspective.

Job Functions:

  • Service Design
  • Customer Experience Design
  • Customer Journey Mapping
  • User Experience Design
  • UX Strategy
  • User Research
  • Product Design
  • Wireframing
  • Information Design
  • Prototyping
  • Usability Testing
  • Information Architecture
  • UX Writing
  • Conversational Design
  • Design Systems Development
  • Design Leadership

Creative & Design

Blending an artistic eye with technological know-how, our creative and design Talent know how to create beautiful solutions and experiences for web and print. They are adept at creating mockups, email templates, landing pages, microsites and banner ads, as well as creating impactful content across video, copywriting and VR/AR environments.

Job Functions:

  • Web Design
  • UI Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Graphic Design
  • App Design
  • Motion Graphics
  • AR/VR Design
  • Videography
  • Copywriting
  • Creative Direction
  • Art Direction
  • Design Direction
  • Finished Art
  • Illustration

Development & Production

Whether working from scratch or customising a CMS such as WordPress or Adobe Experience Manager (AEM), our developers and digital production Talent know how to create engaging online experiences for web and mobile campaigns. Our developers offer expertise in developing, debugging, maintaining, and enhancing code written in HTML, HTML5, XML, CSS, Flash, Flex, JavaScript frameworks (React, Angular, Node, Vue and Ember), jQuery, PHP, and Python. With Talent experienced in working within, and running an agile and/or waterfall environment, they also bring expertise in mobile application development with object-oriented JavaScript frameworks, as well as prototyping and developing working specifications for responsive sites.

Job Functions:

  • Front End Development
  • Full Stack Development
  • Back End Development
  • UI Development
  • DevOps
  • Native App Development
  • AR/VR Development
  • Agile, Scrum & Coaching
  • Product Management
  • Digital Production
  • Digital Project Management
  • Studio/Traffic Management

Marketing & Communications

From building out the customer experience to producing engaging and action-driven content, and implementing marketing technologies to automating marketing functions, we provide marketing and communications Talent with the know-how to deliver results. From strategy to execution — both agency and client-side — we'll match you with the Talent you need.

Job Functions:

  • Marketing Strategy
  • Marketing Automation
  • Marketing Technology
  • Digital Marketing
  • eCommerce
  • Content Production
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Content Marketing
  • Loyalty & CRM
  • Brand Management
  • SEO / SEM
  • Corporate Communications
  • PR Agency Account Management
  • Change Management
  • Agency Account Management
  • Media Planning

Data & Analytics

Our data and analytics Talent are fast becoming the key to an organisation's success. From customer segmentation projects to deep dive business analytics, they have the skills to manage and model the huge volume of data available. Our Talent can then help you draw deep insights to optimise marketing campaigns or define and build business cases for investment in digital products and technologies.

Job Functions:

  • Marketing Optimisation
  • Customer Insights
  • Conversion Rate Optimisation
  • Digital Business Analytics
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Science
  • Data Modelling
  • Data Architecture
  • Data Engineering
  • Data Visualisation
  • Database Administration
  • Business Intelligence
  • Machine Learning Engineering

Cyber Security

As Cyber Security threats become more intense, and regulatory and compliance issues become more complex, the need to access a broad range of knowledge and expertise becomes increasingly important. Our Talent are highly skilled professionals with the know-how to ensure organisations' commercial safety and integrity. From CIO through to Administrators, our Talent ensure your customer's data is secure.

Job Functions:

  • Security Analytics
  • Security Software Development
  • Security Architecture
  • Security Administration
  • Security Engineering
  • Security Operations(SOC)
  • Cryptanalysis
  • Cryptography
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Penetration Testing
  • Cloud Security
  • Back Up
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Network Administration

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Our work is bigger than us.

Case Study


We helped oilfield services giant Schlumberger find a precious resource, their talent.

Client Success

With a mandate to include UX from day zero on all tech projects, Schlumberger turned to Aquent to hire UX researchers, UX designers, design thinkers, and tech writers to help create more effective project scoping, development, and tracking.

Case Study


New York Life gives its clients confidence in a crisis. We do the same for New York Life.

Client Success

New York Life has earned its clients’ trust by being there for them when they need it most. As the COVID-19 crisis grew exponentially, our experienced talent quickly created digital communications that informed and assured New York Life’s clients.

Case Study


We helped shift General Motors’ digital experiences into high gear.

Client Success

To help dealers create consistent digital experiences, General Motors asked Aquent to run a pilot, scale quickly, and become a “vendor on premises.” We displaced expensive agencies and now manage an on-site team of 130 digital dealer managers.

Case Study


It’s easy to find SiriusXM in cars now. But without us, good luck finding UX and CX.

Client Success

Aquent helped build SiriusXM’s auto experience team, redefining streaming UX with mobile-first CX. That kind of talent is very hard to find — but not for us. Aquent offers even contract talent high-end benefits, so we attract the best. SiriusXM eventually hired half our freelance team full-time.

Case Study


The Hartford relies on our talent to navigate in new global markets.

Client Success

When The Hartford made an acquisition extending their global reach into maritime, construction, energy and environmental markets, they turned to Aquent talent (PM’s, art directors, copywriters) to rapidly develop more seamless customer experiences.