CP Christmas Message
The Creativepool sleigh grinds to a halt on Christmas Eve. We'll pop back from 29th to 31st December, head off again for New Year and will return, refreshed and raring to go on 5th January 2009.
Of course, our site will still be there for you throughout the holidays, but if you have any issues over the festive period, email Michael.
Finally, we'd like to say a big thanks to everyone that's used Creativepool throughout 2008 and we'll see you refreshed in 2009 - Merry Christmas!
Is your Ad the Best of British?
Calling all advertising creatives!
The British Television Advertising Awards take place on 11th March and is now open for entries. Celebrating the best in cutting-edge advertising design, the awards will recognise adverts broadcast either in traditional television format (normal commercial ad breaks) or other formats, such as viral and web-based film.
The closing date for entries is 15th January 2009. To enter your work, find out more information or download an application pack below.
Click here to read about how to enter
CP Spotlight: Vince Fraser
At Creativepool we like to celebrate the best work from talented Creatives across the board - from graphic designers to copywriters, artists, product designers and multi-discipline creatives.
This month, we shine the big, sparkly Creativepool Spotlight on Artist and Illustrator, Vince Fraser.
Preparing to share his considerable wisdom at a seminar in Taiwan, Vince grabs a tea break with Creativepool to talk pending pitches, dream projects and decidedly dodgy dancing.
Read the interview with Vince here
CP Career - A Head Start for 2009
How happy are you with your career?
Where would you like to be next year?
At Creativepool, we are always looking for ways to help you get ahead in your career. That's why we've teamed up with Workstation to bring you the latest advice and information in our CP Career feature.
We'll give you all the help you need as 2009 approaches - especially with the job market looking decidedly uncertain.
Here's a few tips to deal with a tough market
Half Price Eye Candy for Christmas!
We've come over all generous with this month's special offer!
Aesthetica is the only British arts magazine to bring the best visual arts, digital arts, film, photography, music, literature and theatre together in one place and is a perfect gift for the creative in your life (which could be you, of course!) Aesthetica are offering a year's subscription for just £16.50 - that's a whopping 50% off the price!
Click here and enter promotional code CHWX9 or call +44 (0)1904 527560 quoting CHWK9. Order before 18th December for Christmas delivery.
B.Creative and Celebrate 2009!
Blue Skies Creative Recruitment invites you to attend Celebrate 2009! - featuring free, junior one-hour masterclasses, on 27th January at The Hospital Club, London.
Paul Banham, ECD, AIS - A Day in the Life of a Creative Agency;
Matt Powell, ECD, Profero - Brand You: Selling Yourself in a Crowded Market;
Graham Fink, ECD, M&C Saatchi - Getting Your First Creative Job;
Patrick Collister, formally ECD, Ogilvy & Mather and EHS Brann - The 7 Ideas of Advertising.
Find out about how to attend here
BIMA Awards 2008
Our very own Ken Mills presented the B2B award for best use of interactivity in a B2B environment at last month's BIMA Awards.
Celebrating the best in interactive media, we're proud to have been a sponsor of this year's event which showcased work from digital creative teams across the UK. Click here to find out who won what.
To view all the winners click here
It Does Exactly What It Says On The Tin
If design is your thang, you'll love December's Blog of the Month!
Just Creative Design is the brainchild of young Graphic Designer Jacob Cass, who explains: "My life is design, I love it and I surround myself in it every day."
The Blog offers a veritable banquet of design tips, articles and free resources on all aspects of design, including typography, advertising, print and web design, together with much more.
Feast your eyes on Jacobs excellent blog here
This month's poll asked the question "Does the advent of computers make us more or less creative?"
These were the results:
42% said 'maybe - but nothing makes up for a great idea'
24% said 'yes - you can achieve so much more'
21% said 'maybe - the tools expand what you can achieve'
11% said 'no - people rely on them to make up for their lack of ability'
3% said 'don't know'
Next month's Poll question is 'Do you consider graffiti to be art or vandalism?'. To vote click here...
5 festive sites to check out
The Dog House
Don't get caught in the dog house this Christmas!
Have fun taking out these little fellas
Take Santa on a killing spree!
Isn't Father Christmas a little fat for snowboarding?
Elf Yourself 2008
An old classic but even better than last year's version!
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