Top of the Blogs
If you're aiming to keep ahead of the pack in terms of design and want news and info hot off the press, then we've got a treat for you...
We have assembled a Top 15 UK blogs to give you design and creative inspiration. Take a look at the Creativepool blog where we have assembled a selection of the UK's top design and creative blog sites.
So make sure you click the link below to see a whole range of blogs from logo design to graphic design to web design. There's bound to be something for everybody.
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Stammering - The King's Speech, the techniques and the technology
When resident Creativepool blogger Ashley wrote a blog about The King's Speech and his own experiences as a lifelong stammerer, he didn't quite expect to be invited on to Radio 4 to talk about it.
Neither did he expect to have to set aside most of the weekend to deal with messages of enquiry, interest and congratulation. But so it was.
Ashley discusses how technology has (or hasn't) helped stammerers in everyday life, how Lionel Logue's unorthodox methods have carried over into modern therapy, and how he's 'just wired wrong'.
Click here to read Ashley's blog
Or click here to hear Ashley on Radio 4
Daily Doodle is a project by Stina Jones where she aims to raise money for charity by creating and illustration a day for a whole year.
We caught up with Stina for a chat to see what motivated her to start such a project, what charity she is helping, where her inspiration for the illustrations come from and her personal highlights along the way.
With 325 drawings already created and posted up on her website, the end is nearly in sight. So be sure to click below to catch the interview with Stina, check out her website and maybe purchase a doodle - all in the name of charity.
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We don't need no education - why the smart kids skip college
Students have never been known for having much money. It's a given that you head off to University with the expectation that you'll be living off 13p noodles and Lambrini for the next few years. What they don't tell you is that on the other side of it, you aren't much better off.
With the recession still in full swing and the marketplace for jobs in the creative fields being tougher and more competitive than ever, it can seem almost impossible to secure an interesting career with a salary generous enough to start paying off your loan with.
The Governments rise in tuition fees has sparked outrage and even violence amongst young people and it's totally understandable, as the 'lost generation' would we be better off bypassing expensive and useless degrees for worldly experience?
Read on for the full rant.
When a great CV turns out to be a bad interview and visa versa - trust your recruiters CV insight
We're all aware by now that in order to give yourself the best chance of employment you need to have a top notch CV and similar interview skills. But what happens when the two aren't quite on par with eachother?
It's proven that a great interview will overshadow a shabby CV - so if your interview knocks the recruiter for six, but your CV is a little suspect, this is where your recruiter's insight can help you.
Click the button below to find out how a quick chat with a recruiter can help you raise the profile of your CV, give you feedback on how you can sell yourself and ultimately improve your chances of getting hired.
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Meet Rob Self-Pierson. Freelance copywriter and board director of 26
Is a bit of naivety a good thing? Well, Rob Self-Pierson believes it is. When he was just 24 years old and still learning his trade as a copywriter, he chucked his job in and went freelance.
He didn't know any better but say's he hasn't looked back since. Fine, but what sort of person goes for walks around the UK during the middle of the night? And getting messages from White Witches and career advice from tarot.com. Who in their right mind does that kind of stuff?
Well Rob Self-Pierson does. And the strange thing is, it turns out he's quite a sensible chap.
Read John's interview here
5 Minutes with...Edward Lloyd-Williams - cScape
Starting off as an interactive designer, Edward Lloyd-Williams is now Executive Creative Director at cScape - we caught up with him to discus his rise in the industry and the lessons learnt along the way.
Edward tells us, amongst other things, his favourite work online, the ups and downs of working in the industry and the best pieces of advice he could give.
So join us as we discuss Chinese Empire court artists, designing in-flight entertainment for British Airways and owning a cheese and wine bar.
Read the interview here
Worth the weight. Is advertising making us fatter or thinner?
The media has, for many years, bombarded us with images of physical perfection. Many of us would like to think we have overcome this tyranny and our immune to the pressure.
But are we? And what does the juxtaposition of pictures of rake-thin women and men with promotions for fast, fatty food do to our heads?
Magnus Shaw explores food, fashion and the human form in 21st century advertising.
Click here to read Magnus' blog
Blog of the Month - Notin.eu
Not In is a space for creatives who haven't appeared in the big design publications like Creative Review yet and who deserve more exposure than they're currently getting.
As a non-profit website, they don't make a penny from doing what they do. They just do it to provide a showcase for creatives and their work that you might not see elsewhere. Brilliant!
So for your chance to stand out in Not In - click the button below and check out the site!
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Fantastically desgined site to add a painted effect to your pictures.
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Something for the UX guys
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Lots of tools for web designers!