The Backscratchers

  1. What I've loved about The Backscratchers is it’s been fast, cost-effective and great quality.

    Jeremy Basset, Global Marketing Strategy Director, Unilever

We connect companies with recommended freelancers or teams for projects


  • Have a specific project you need to get done?

    We specialise in selecting the right person or team to carry out your brief.

  • Need to add a freelance member to your team?

    We supply flexible and talented in-house or off-site support.

  • Looking for a larger solution or an agency?

    We run pitch processses if you’re looking to appoint an agency or find a partner.

How we work

  1. Brief

    We help you turn a project need into a clear brief.

  2. Select

    We select the perfect recommended talent and establish availability and price.

  3. Connect

    You review the options, choose one and then we make the introductions.

  4. Finish

    We’re on call to support during the project, and once it’s finished we’ll handle all the invoicing.


From designers and copywriters, to glass harpists and entire event production teams, we’ve done it all.

A few highlights:

  • Designed and built the world’s largest handcrafted Christmas tree

    Fever PR approached us to help them design and build the world’s largest handcrafted Christmas Tree in honour of LittleBigPlanet3.

  • Project manager to oversee Microsoft & AOL commercial partnership

    AOL/Huffington Post needed an in-house digital project manager to help oversee their commercial partnership with Microsoft.

  • 8-bit animation finished in two weeks for Virgin

    Virgin wanted to make an instructional video more interesting so they asked us for an animator who could deliver a fun, instructional 8-bit style video within 10 days.

  • Placed design agency on retainer for Cawston Press

    Cawston Press was growing and decided it was time to change from a handful of freelancers to a retained design agency. We ran the pitch process and helped them select the right company.

  • Copywriting
  • Web + App Design and Development
  • Illustration
  • Social Media Strategy and Content Creation
  • Industry Experts and Consultants
  • Creative Technologists
  • Graphic Design
  • Product Design
  • Marketing and SEO
  • Installation Art
  • Retail Design
  • Spatial and Exhibition Design
  • Interior Design
  • Set Design + Dressing
  • Prop Making
  • Project Management and Producers
  • Immersive Production
  • Game Development
  • Data Analysis
  • Video Editing

Our Talent

  • UX + UI Design
  • Animation and Motion Graphics
  • Filmmaking
  • Research
  • Location Scouting
  • Music Licensing
  • Creative / Idea Generation
  • Information Design
  • Event Production
  • Sponsorship Coordination
  • Community Management
  • Visualisation and Storyboarding
  • Photography
  • Casting
  • Stage Management
  • Live Drawing
  • DJ and VJ
  • Murals and Street Art
  • 3D Modelling + Printing
  • Experimental Food

We provide trusted, industry-approved talent in over ninety creative and technical disciplines.

  • We believe that the right talent = better results.
  • Our network is carefully curated and features a clear referral system.
  • There are no upfront fees. You only pay for results.


We understand our clients because we come from the creative industry. We are not recruiters.
We are the fixers that can save you time, money and the stress of finding the right solution.

A few of our clients: