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Industry

How Fedrigoni led 19 artists against Covid-19 - #BehindTheIdea

Creativity can change the world. Every creative professional knows that, and you will hear that notion more and more this year, especially after a year as tumultuous as 2020. Knowing that, Fedrigoni set off to actually try and change the world for...

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Inspiration

Slices of Creativity - #MemberSpotlight

Whoever has been in the industry for a long time knows that there is no fixed way to perform tasks or achieve effective results. The story and creative process of Motion Graphics Designer Jonathan Chen demonstrate that quite well. No matter the kind...

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Features

Are Immersive Technologies the Future?

If we go back to the heyday of Architecture, the only tool an individual was armed with to create what a building could look like was a pencil and a lot of paper. Now we fast forward in time and these tools have evolved into more convenient computers...

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Inspiration

The Cobra Effect: What could possibly go wrong?

I’ve always been fascinated by the Cobra Effect. As a marketeer who works with clients to change perceptions around brands or products, understanding human behaviour is essential. But people are unpredictable and often things that should...

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Features

Working with or working for?

Do designers need other designers? I live in a relatively small town - there’s a lot of history here, and there’s also a large-ish college, which means that there’s a good mix of people and a growing creative community. I think...

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Workshop

How much should I charge as a freelance 3D Artist?

A guide to 3D modelling and illustration rates, with tips and advice from experienced professionals in the industry 3D artists shape reality to build the products, characters and worlds for all of us to dive into. Be it a commercial artist, a...

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Features

Have you seen the latest anti-gay petition?

What have we learned from this LGBT+ History Month? It just so happens that Cadbury decides to release a brilliant ad, called Golden Goobilee, where the brand showcases several ways of enjoying their gooey and delicious Creme Eggs. It just so...

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Inspiration

The unmistakable identity of NOW - #CompanySpotlight

Online, you can find Chief Creative Officer Ben da Costa referring to himself as someone with a "big nose" and "big ideas." Now we know which one of the two is true. You must be secretly a genius to name your advertising agency NOW. There's no way...

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Workshop

A simple guide for creating high-converting Facebook Ads

Despite some may say Facebook is declining, it is still the biggest social network worldwide with billions of active monthly users in the second half of 2020. With such huge potential, advertisers all around the world should be experts in crafting...

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Leaders

Creating the unexpected with the Media Director of Golley Slater

Reading a lot, setting up career goals, chasing the unexpected - this and more does Amelia Stevens to keep herself motivated on a daily basis. By her own admittance, Amelia believes she never really had a calling for what she wanted to do. All she...

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Features

Global creative calendar: March 2021

Warning: Featured happenings in this edition of the Global Creative Calendar are closer than they appear. Over the past few years, these updates have presented you with thousands of opportunities to advance your knowledge, sharpen your skills,...

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Inspiration

Balancing distinction with familiarity - #MemberSpotlight

Have you ever heard of a no-waste designer? Creative Director of Misfit Creative Pete Brady might be a first. Pete believes that everything in design must have a purpose. There is no room for wasted space, no way that any part of a design may be...

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Industry

Inside Out Awards creating a new home for in-house creative teams

The Inside Out Awards are on a mission to inform, inspire and celebrate the next generation of trailblazing in-house creative team leaders across the UK. 2021 sees more opportunities for those working within an in-house creative team to hear from...

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Leaders

The value of individualisation in the new world of retail

When you think of retail and Covid-19, you can't help but feel a sense of discomfort pretty much off the bat. Retail has been heavily hit in the middle of this pandemic, with high street stores and firms closing up, tourism going down and an overall...

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Features

Why Spotify's Work-From-Anywhere policy is the future of work

Amidst all the heavily unexpected things that happened when 2020 hit, a sudden push for smart and remote working was certainly one of the most prominent. Overnight, hordes of workers were forced to move from the office to the comfort of their own...

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Inspiration

The worst LGBTQ+ campaigns, ads and initiatives

The most uninspired and offensive campaigns ever created for the LGBTQ+ community. It is always great to see a brand showing support towards the LGBTQ+ community. Representation in the creative industry is certainly on the rise, though there are...

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Workshop

How much should I charge as a freelance musician/composer?

A guide to freelance music composition rates, with tips and advice from experienced professionals in the industry Musicians and composers set the mood of the stories we love and cherish the most in our hearts. Without musicians, horror films would...

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Inspiration

Exploring the Art of 3D Realism - #MemberSpotlight

There surely are some stunningly talented artists out there. 3D and VFX Artist Daniel Magyar is without a doubt one of them. A fan of 3D realism and clearly a skilled creative professional, Daniel has been playing around with 3D software since his...

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Workshop

7 Story Archetypes: using plot to build brands

At Southpaw we’re kind of obsessed with storytelling in the brand building process. Within storytelling’s golden trio of character, incident and plot, it’s plot that provides the vital framework to hang everything from. Enter the...

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Leaders

Screens aren’t going anywhere - Hero or Villain?

The explosion of screens into our daily lives, as companions, assistants, and entertainment hubs has been phenomenal. Most estimates even suggest that screens now outnumber humans on planet Earth. The growing societal concern of the dangers of...

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Features

Why are creatives more vulnerable to mental health issues?

Years after finishing my studies, I find myself still thinking about all the amazing figures and inspiring creatives I studied for Italian Literature. From Petrarca to Dante, Foscolo and Leopardi, most of my childhood and teenage years were spent...

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Industry

Journalists from Mexico are Still Speaking Up - #BehindTheIdea

It is safe to say that some journalists can be seen as guardians of the truth. These heroes of the Information Age will go at great lengths to ensure that the truth is spoken, heard and spread across the public - even at the cost of their own...