The two new recruits, Jairaj Lalli and Erin McDougle

Newcastle-based Vida Creative has appointed two new team members to support bespoke website development, branding and design for the business’s growing number of clients.

Despite the current situation, the agency is continuing to attract new clients, so has moved forward with its pre-lockdown plans to hire new talent into the team.

Erin McDougle, a former Northumbria University Graphic Design student, joins the Newcastle-based digital agency as a Graphic Designer.

Jairaj Lalli joins as a Front End Web Developer, having also graduated from Northumbria University in 2017 with a Web Design and Development degree.


Erin brings her brand, animation and website design experience to the team. She will be designing unique websites, eye-catching brands and other digital and print assets for Vida Creative’s growing list of clients.

Jairaj is a front end developer with a keen eye for design. He brings his experience working in a larger Newcastle design agency. He will be supporting Vida Creative director and full stack developer, Henry Coggin, on the creation of high-quality bespoke websites for a range of clients in the creative, events and tech sectors.

The two new recruits take the team to a total of six.

Henry Coggin, director and co-founder at Vida Creative said: “We’re very excited to have Erin and Jairaj join our team. Our aim has always been to produce high-quality work and having Erin and Jairaj’s skills in the team is really going to help us add even more value to our clients.”

Some of the agency’s recent project wins include the visual campaign identity for Soccer Aid for Unicef 2020, a bespoke website build for Newcastle’s This is Tomorrow Festival, and marketing and website development support for innovative video software company, VEO, to further amplify the brand and grow its global customer base.

Vida Creative is based on the Quayside in the NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator Hub.