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Features

Recruitment webshites

Last week, Michael (MD of Creativepool and my boss at least some of the time, as far as blogging is concerned) sent out an email entitled "We are not a recruitment agency!" Bold words, you might think, given that the one-liner under the email...

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Meet Theo Delaney

Theo Delaney is a multi award-winning director of advertising commercials. His work is predominantly comedy based and his love of football is a major influence on his work. He is a lifelong supporter of Tottenham Hotspur and regularly appears on The...

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Inspiration

48k of RamJam a love of the ZX Spectrum

Who would have thought that the little black beauty with its greasy rubber keys and a power cable more sensitive than Prescott's gag reflex would still have so many fans? On Thursday, RamJam released this animated video to Richy Pitchs new single...

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Meet John Simmons

This creativepool blog is a great way to find out more about the people who work in the creative industries and hear how they do what they do. My plan is, every two weeks, to chat with lots of different creative people from around the world. Today...

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Inspiration

From the people that brought us Kinetic Cats

Upon deciding that Brooklyn creative agency Labour were to be the first topic of my first Creativepool blog, you cannot begin to imagine how long I toyed with the idea of a political pun for the blog title. So long, in fact, that I was beginning to...

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Inspiration

iCame, iSaw, iBought. Now I'm iHooked.

There may be "an app for just about anything", but have we gone a bit nuts over the iPhone? Boys with toys. A bit of a generalisation, as rhyming adages go, but one which I think is more true today than ever before. No matter how old I get (and...

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Not so simples

As with so many wonderful things, the Meerkat was first introduced to us by Sir David Attenborough. In the 1980s documentary Meerkats United' we discovered they are not cats, they reach sexual maturity aged one and they speak' to each other. It...

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Skinput

I have big hands. Lumberjack hands. Hands so large they drag along the ground behind me. There are advantages to this. For example, big hands are good if you want to be a goalkeeper or play the piano. They're great for banging the table and waving...

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News

A plug wins the Brit Insurance Design Awards 2010.

Back in 2008 Brit Insurance and the Design Museum teamed up to bring us the Brit Insurance Design Award an international, annual award ceremony and supporting exhibition for up and coming designers in the categories of architecture, fashion,...

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Predictions for 2009 from Workstation

Making predictions in the current market is verging on the impossible. Commentators across the board have varying views on how it is going to pan out and how long the recovery is going to take. One thing that everyone agrees on is that 2009 is going...

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News

Plumen light bulb Wins Brit Insurance Design of the Year 2011

Last night it was announced that the British Designer Samuel Wilkinson and the supporting product design company Hulger have scooped the Brit Insurance Design of the Year award with their innovative redesign of the low-energy light bulb. The award...

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