Get noticed with the Freelance Directory
Following the launch of our Freelance Directory we have had you lot sign up for freelance accounts by the bucket load. So now the question you need to ask yourself is how can you make your profile stand out from everyone elses?
The answer is simple. Sign up for a premium account! With a premium account on the Freelance Directory you can upload as many pieces of work to your portfolio and showreel as you want, customize your profile with a wide range of colours, and you also customize your personal web page!
Not only will your account look like the bee's knees but you will also be given crucial advantages, such as details of employers who have been looking at your profile and will sit at the top of any relevant employer freelancer search!
Why wait another minute? Get you premium account here!
Meet James Watt
Not all creative people work in the creative industries. At 25, James Watt is the owner of BrewDog, the largest independent brewery in Scotland.
James studied law and economics and worked in a law office. But after only two weeks it was clear law wasn't for him and spent two years working in the family fishing business and training as ship's captain. Itching to run a business of his own, James started BrewDog in 2006. Today they produce about 120,000 bottles of beer a month and export their specialist brews around the world.
James is a self-confessed risk taker who likes to be different. He veers away from the more traditional and conventional approaches to business and is keen to be innovative in everything he does. Including the packaging of his product. Be warned. This is not for the feint hearted.
Read the interview here
CP Spotlight - Tom Hughes
Tom responded to our open invitation to submit work for the spotlight and we were quite taken back by his work.
We got in touch with Tom to see what inspired his artwork, what advice he would give his peers, and the ups and downs of being an illustrator.
So join us as we talk about financial stability, skiing in the Alps and being half man, half metal.
Read the interview here
Ben Eine - Painting the town red (and blue and yellow and green and orange and..)
Ben Eine shot to fame recently as the street artist from East London whose work is now hanging on the wall of the White House.
Ashley spent a fascinating half hour on the phone with him to find out more about his friendship with Banksy, his crossover from "criminal" to "legit" artist, what it feels like to watch commuters' reactions to the train you've just spent all night decorating, and whether emerging artists and designers should have to give away freebies...
Read the article here
Adobe Creative Suite 5 : What's New and Good Seminar
Watch Adobe's and Academy Class's creative experts work their magic using the latest CS5 tools.
Register now to secure your spot at the one of the Free events. The event is free but spaces are limited. See what's new in Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver and the new Flash Catalyst
The events will take place in London on 2nd September, Glasgow on 8th September and Manchester on 9th September.
Click here for more information
Everyone's a critic. Aren't they?
We're all rightly proud of our creative endeavours, but often other parties are not quite so impressed. It's inevitable, but is it fair? Who actually has the right to tell you your finely honed design or copy isn't really quite so brilliant, really needs changing or should be totally different?
The lines aren't always clearly defined and sometimes it seems everyone from the I.T. guy to the window cleaner is permitted their penny's worth of opinion on your efforts. So where are the boundaries? Who's right and who's wrong? Magnus Shaw thinks he just might know ...
Read Magnus' blog here
Sleep rough and save lives with Byte Night 2010
Byte Night is the IT industry's annual sleep out in support of Action for Children, it started 12 years ago when 30 individuals from the IT industry slept rough for a night and raised £35,000 for charity.
Since then the event has grown to over 700 sleepers up and down the country, raising almost £550,000 in 2009 alone. Participants include Xerox, TalkTalk and O2 aswell as a host of celebrities.
This year you can join them and help change the course of young lives. You'll be supporting a worthwhile cause and spend an enjoyable evening networking with colleagues and clients past and present.
Click here for more info on Byte Night 2010
The Anti Design Festival - are you a design anarchist?
Ever grown tired and cynical of the elitism of the London Design Festival? Well the Anti Design Festival is here to act as a refreshing tonic of artistic anarchy.
Taking place in various venues across Shoreditch in September, Jessica Hazel gets the lowdown on the concept behind the festival from renowned graphic designer and founder of the event, Neville Brody. There is also a sneak peek at some of the events which the Anti Design team will be cooking up and a glimpse at some of the creatives who will be exhibiting there.
Read on for more information about how you can get involved if you feel that your work has been wrongly rejected by the corporate snobs and still deserves a public airing.
Read Jessica's blog here
5 minutes with... Will Pyne - Holler
Will Pyne is the Executive Creative Director of Holler, we managed to grab some time with Will to give us some insight into the ups and downs of the job.
In the interview, Will tells us all about how he started out in the industry, what his job at Holler involves and his top tips for success.
So catch up with us as we discuss losing surefire pitches, the plethora of great creative work out there and setting yourself apart from the norm.
Read the interview here
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